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Twyla Tharp News

Date Of Birth:
July 01, 1941 (73)
Birth Place:
Portland, IN, USA
Gender:
Female
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Musical Theatre West to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 7/10-26Musical Theatre West to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

?Musical Theatre West (MTW) is Singin' in the Rain July 10-26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Featuring all of the beloved songs, splashy dance numbers, and comedic antics, this two-time Tony nominated musical delivers the best of the beloved film, live on stage.  Tickets are now on sale at the MTW Ticket Office, online at  www.musical.org, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Ticket prices start at $20.  And, by popular demand, a matinee preview performance on Saturday, July 11, 2pm is now on sale with great seats still available! (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 – (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

Registration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now OpenRegistration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 13-July 24, this summer program gives children entering grades three through eight instruction in acting, dance, and music. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  CHRISTINE DAKIN and Her Performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYCBWW Interviews: CHRISTINE DAKIN and Her Performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Christine Dakin about her recent performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Alejandro Chavez. They were accompanied by Louis Stewart on the piano. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical "Hamilton") addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable RepertoireBWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America's National Ballet Company'. That designation became official with an act of Congress on April 27th 2006, but the troupe founded by Richard Pleasant with Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith as Co-Directors in 1940 had embraced the ethos of this country right from the start. (more...)

Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's HistoryOpera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase and diversify its programming and repertory, build the national scope of its Young Artists program, and further extend the Company's reach through engagements in venues outside of the traditional opera house. Pelto will serve as Music Director designee beginning July 1, 2015 and take the helm as Music Director beginning July 1, 2016. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29th - June 7th with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. This spring, the festival will feature How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Gypsy, and American Sampler: 100 Years of Broadway Dance.  Performances will be held on select dates in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown.  (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary GalaChester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director Byam Stevens has been engaged by American Ballet Theatre to conceive, direct and produce, in partnership with ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, the company's 75th Anniversary Gala celebration. The Gala will take place at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday, May 18.  (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center FellowshipsChoreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang and Reggie Wilson have been awarded New York City Center's 2015 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center's long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro, eighth Blackbird, 'ANNE FRANK' and More Set for Texas Performing Arts' 2015-16 SeasonJake Shimabukuro, eighth Blackbird, 'ANNE FRANK' and More Set for Texas Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to the University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2015-2016 season. This season highlights talent from around the world in a diverse mix of music, theatre, and dance. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers' Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers' Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29th - June 7th with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a 'state treasure' by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. This spring, the festival will feature How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Gypsy, and American Sampler: 100 Years of Broadway Dance. Performances will be held on select dates in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. (more...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The 5th Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 27, 2015.  The event had over 500 guests attend and raised more than $243,000 for the American Cancer Society that will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Host 2nd Annual Fashion Show, 6/12Princeton Ballet School to Host 2nd Annual Fashion Show, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, NJ, Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will host its second annual fashion show: 'Turn Out for Fashion.' All proceeds of this event will support the Princeton Ballet School Scholarship Fund. Before the Fashion Show, on May 2, American Repertory Ballet will participate in Lord & Taylor's 'Charity Day: Shop Smart Do Good,' supporting Women's Health in our community. (more...)

Choreographers Revealed for Spring 2015 BC BeatChoreographers Revealed for Spring 2015 BC Beat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

BC Beat, the bi-annual choreography showcase established to support, explore and experience innovative theatrical dance, announces a line up for Monday May 18th featuring nine choreographers with work performed by a company of 40 artists from Broadway's biggest hits.  The evening kicks off at 7pm with music by DJ Justin Johnston (RENT) at Cielo (18 Little W. 12th Street).  (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance AwardShirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6  & 7  Aves) NYC followed by "Supper With The Stars" at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. The 2015 Rolex Dance Award reciepent is Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This FallSony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The iconic Twyla Tharp is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her 1965 choreographic debut of Tank Dive with an American tour that includes one special stop in Toronto at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.  It has been over two decades since Twyla Tharp Dance last performed in Toronto. (more...)

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