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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2015-2016 Season, Which Features EMERGENCE, ROMEO ET JULIETTEPacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2015-2016 Season, Which Features EMERGENCE, ROMEO ET JULIETTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced to subscribers the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2015-2016 season. Highlights include a program devoted to the work of American master choreographers George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp; the return of popular works by Balanchine (The Prodigal Son), Robbins (The Concert), Christopher Wheeldon (Tide Harmonic), and Crystal Pite (Emergence); two story ballets (Romeo et Juliette and Coppelia), PNB premieres by Justin Peck, Jessica Lang, and Alejandro Cerrudo; a newly reconstructed Le Corsaire: A Pirate's Tale for matinee fanily audiences; and the unveiling of Balanchine's The Nutcrackerwith brand-new sets and costumes by Ian Falconer. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Announces Upcoming NEWMOVEMENT PerformancesThe Washington Ballet Announces Upcoming NEWMOVEMENT Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Washington Ballet (TWB) is proud to announce the next performances in its recently launched series, theNEWmovement: rising stars of The Washington Ballet Studio Company. The shows feature TWB's Studio Company, an aspirant dancer group poised to become the dance stars of the future. Also featured, are members of the Washington School of Ballet's Trainee Program, Professional Track Program and the Washington Ballet @THEARC Performance Ensemble. Many current company artists of The Washington Ballet began their careers as members of Studio Company including Maki Onuki, Corey Landolt, Andile Ndlovu, Aurora Dickie among others. Many others have also moved on to dance in ballet companies throughout the world. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Firebird: Diaghilev Revisited at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Saturday, March 14, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Washington School of Ballet Pronounced Best School at World's Largest Student Dance CompetitionWashington School of Ballet Pronounced Best School at World's Largest Student Dance Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington School of Ballet teachers and students competed against hundreds of participants in the regionals of the world's largest international student dance competition held in Pittsburg, February 13-15. TWSB won 'Best School', an honor reflecting numerous individual competition winners. The distinction is one that TWSB has received in past years at regionals. The school's Director, Kee Juan Han, won 'Outstanding Teacher'- an honor awarded to an instructor whose students show excellent training and consistent quality in execution. The mission of The Washington Ballet includes growing the next generation of dancers through its school, The Washington School of Ballet. “We're proud of the accomplishments of our students and we are honored to have received this recognition at YAGP regionals,” says Managing Director, Arthur Espinoza, Jr. (more...)

Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 10th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre, Ravinia Festival Co-Commission New Twyla Tharp WorksAuditorium Theatre, Ravinia Festival Co-Commission New Twyla Tharp Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

In a momentous co-commission, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Ravinia Festival, will present two new works by world-renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp November 6 – 8, 2015. Celebrating 50 years of creating dance for both modern and ballet companies, television, Broadway and Hollywood, the program will be seen throughout North America during a 10-week anniversary tour to 15 cities, honoring Tharp's five decades of dance-making. The new works, each comprised of 12 dancers—many whom have worked with Tharp over the years—will have music by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein and John Zorn. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/10/2015 - APPLICATION PENDING, JOHN & JEN, BEAUTIFUL in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/10/2015 - APPLICATION PENDING, JOHN & JEN, BEAUTIFUL in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: APPLICATION PENDING, opening tonight, showcases Christina Bianco's versatility, JOHN & JEN and ROCKET TO THE MOON begin off-Broadway, BEAUTIFUL starts performances in the West End and more! (more...)

Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

According to the New York Times, dance legend Twyla Tharp, whose choreography has been seen on Broadway in such shows as Movin' Out and Come Fly Away, is going on the road. The choreographer will celebrate her 50th year in the business with a national tour that will eventually make its way to Lincoln Center on November 22, 2015. The 15-stop tour will feature twelve dancers and new works to the music of Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein and John Zorn. An official schedule has not yet been announced. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in MaySasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will also be teaching master classes. (more...)

FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

FirstWorks announces that Philip Glass, the iconic American composer, will come to Providence for a special performance and a series of intimate conversations with local audiences and students. Along with celebrated solo violinist Tim Fain, Glass will perform his own compositions in “An Evening of Chamber Music” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). (more...)

Photo Flash: 2015 'Heart & Soul' Gala Supports Career Transition For DancersPhoto Flash: 2015 'Heart & Soul' Gala Supports Career Transition For Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

On January 29th, over 200 guests filled the Circle Ball Room at The Breaker's in Palm Beach for a thrilling evening of dinner, dance and music hosted by actor and singer Gianni Russo of "The Godfather" fame thanks to the efforts of a group of powerhouse chairs and committee members. International Chair was Herme De Wyman. Gala Co-Chairs were Anka Palitz, Jennifer Myerberg and Ann Van Ness. Dinner chairs were George J. Palladino and Jerrold St. George. Vice Chairs were Michele Herbert, Marsha & Carl Hewitt and Carol Jaeger. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Miami City Ballet to Perform PASSION AND GRACE, 2/13Miami City Ballet to Perform PASSION AND GRACE, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Miami City Ballet proudly presents the North American premiere of Richard Alston's critically-acclaimed Carmen – a flamenco-fueled, modernist take on the classic tale of passion and betrayal. Plus, the company premiere of Twyla Tharp's ethereal Sweet Fields, and George Balanchine's dazzling Allegro Brillante. (more...)

Billy Joel Adds 24th Concert at Madison Square GardenBilly Joel Adds 24th Concert at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 24th show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on December 17, 2015 at 8:00PM. The December show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 70th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE Set for 9/28 at New York City CenterCareer Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE Set for 9/28 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

ROLEX will present Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by 'Super With The Stars' dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Gala Set for This FallCareer Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Gala Set for This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee: A Star-Studded Retrospect and Celrbating on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by “Super With The Stars” dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Billy Joel Adds November 2015 Show to Madison Square Garden ResidencyBilly Joel Adds November 2015 Show to Madison Square Garden Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 23rd show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00PM. The November show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 69th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary. (more...)

Billy Joel Sets 22nd Show at Madison Square Garden for Oct 21Billy Joel Sets 22nd Show at Madison Square Garden for Oct 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 22nd show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00PM. The October show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 68th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

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