Twyla Tharp News

Date of Birth: July 01, 1941 (75)
Birth Place: Portland, IN, USA
Gender: Female
Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKERIlya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

USITT Names 2017 Distinguished Achievement WinnersUSITT Names 2017 Distinguished Achievement Winners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Professional rigger Rocky Paulson, lighting designer Fred Foster, costume designer Liz Covey, sound designer Rick Thomas, scenic designer Santo Loquasto, production stage manager Joseph Drummond, and educator John Conklin will be honored with USITT Distinguished Achievement Awards at USITT's 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in St. Louis March 8-11. (more...)

bergenPAC Welcomes Guest Choreographer Tyce DioriobergenPAC Welcomes Guest Choreographer Tyce Diorio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood NJ welcomes So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Tyce Diorio. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Offers Sneak Peek of 85th Anniversary SeasonJacob's Pillow Offers Sneak Peek of 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Following the record-breaking success of Festival 2016 and in the midst of a robust artist residency season, Jacob's Pillow Dance is planning its momentous 85th Anniversary Festival. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a new play with music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder.Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay ("Hershey Felder as Irving Berling"), and produced by long-time collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder's newest work takes on Russia's most celebrated, and perhaps most mysterious, composer. "Our Great Tchaikovsky," the fourth selection of the 2016/2017 season, begins on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and plays throughSunday, February 12, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens with a Holiday GlowFANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens with a Holiday Glow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

When families step into the Osher Studio in Berkeley for a performance of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT), delicate giant snowflakes and glowing lighting will set the holiday mood.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Seeking Summer 2017 Interns; Deadline February 10Jacob's Pillow Seeking Summer 2017 Interns; Deadline February 10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance, home to the longest-running international dance festival in the U.S., is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Internship Program. More than 30 interns from around the world are selected, following a competitive application review and interview process, to help produce the field's most comprehensive and engaging festival of dance. (more...)

BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Shows Sophistication and FlairBWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Shows Sophistication and Flair
by Erica Miner - Nov 9, 2016

The theme running through the sophisticated, contemporary triple bill now in repertoire for PNB is that of yearning (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIESWorks & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Working in Process/ New Bodies, the culmination and World Premiere of choreographer Jodi Melnick's Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith at the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Melnick's work weaves dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer Gyorgy Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston. (more...)

Inner City Cultural Center to Honor George Takei and Robert Kennard TonightInner City Cultural Center to Honor George Takei and Robert Kennard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala honors the legacy of ICCC's founder, C. Bernard Johnson (also known as Jack). ICCC provided a platform for many residents and those who came to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams and aspirations. (more...)

Alliance Will Be Renamed the Coca-Cola Stage Following RenovationAlliance Will Be Renamed the Coca-Cola Stage Following Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announced today that it will name its main stage the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre following its upcoming renovation. The name recognizes a major contribution from The Coca-Cola Company to the Woodruff Arts Center's Transformation Campaign designated for the complete remodel of the Alliance Theatre's facility, the first renovation in its 48 year history.  (more...)

HEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony SpaceHEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The 2016-17 'Just Kidding' weekly performance series at Symphony Space launches this month with music, puppetry, theater and dance. Two upcoming events offer families a comfortable place to enjoy age-appropriate (and adult friendly) theatrical experiences. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at RubiconJason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR at Alliance TheatreCast and Creative Team Set for Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Atlanta's Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls, Broke) with original music by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at RubiconJason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Pushing the Boundaries of Ballet with AMERICAN BALLET THEATREBWW Dance Review: Pushing the Boundaries of Ballet with AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
by Caryn Cooper - Oct 25, 2016

For a limited two week engagement at the David H. Koch Theater, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) kicked off its fall season with spectacular pieces that truly push the boundaries traditionally found in classical ballet. On the evening of October 21st, the program featured Twyla Tharp's audience favorite The Brahms-Haydn Variations, the world premiere of Her Notes by the acclaimed Jessica Lang, and the company premiere of Daphnis and Chloe with choreography by Benjamin Millepied. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Steps Forth with BRIEF FLINGPacific Northwest Ballet Steps Forth with BRIEF FLING
by Erica Miner - Oct 24, 2016

'I LOVE TWYLA THARP. She is humor, irreverence, craft, and boogie all rolled into one pint-sized woman.' - Peter Boal, PNB Artistic Director (more...)

HEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony SpaceHEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony Space
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 22, 2016

The 2016-17 'Just Kidding' weekly performance series at Symphony Space launches this month with music, puppetry, theater and dance. Two upcoming events offer families a comfortable place to enjoy age-appropriate (and adult friendly) theatrical experiences. (more...)

Iconic Choreographer Twyla Tharp Brings 50th Anniversary  Tour to FolsomIconic Choreographer Twyla Tharp Brings 50th Anniversary Tour to Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The word "legend" is almost too modest a word in describing Twyla Tharp. Over her storied career, Twyla Tharp has created over 160 dances across genres, choreographed for film (from Miloš Forman to James Brooks) and Broadway (with music ranging from Billy Joel to Bob Dylan). She's received a Tony Award, 19 honorary doctorates, a MacArthur Fellowship, among other honors (see below). (more...)

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