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Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAMBrooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Gavin Witt to Speak at 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research SymposiumKwame Kwei-Armah and Gavin Witt to Speak at 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre has announced the 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS), featuring a keynote address by renowned director Kwame Kwei-Armah and distinguished dramaturg Gavin Witt of Baltimore Center Stage, one of the leading regional theatres in the nation. (more...)

Christina Masciotti to Debut RAW BACON FROM POLAND at Abrons Arts CenterChristina Masciotti to Debut RAW BACON FROM POLAND at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti's newest work, Raw Bacon from Poland. (more...)

CASABLANCABOX Begins Tonight at HERECASABLANCABOX Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 23 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Lane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner CenterLane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lane Czaplinski will assume the position of director of performing arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts, effective June 1. Czaplinski will succeed Charles Helm, the Wex's current performing arts director, who will retire June 30 after 26 extraordinary years with the center. (more...)

Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. The new installation/performance, showing June 29-July 1 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan), takes Peterson's signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory. Tickets are available on “pay what you can” basis and can be obtained online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/failure-by-laura-peterson-choreography-tickets-32996413160 or at the door. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda WalshSt. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center (IAC) join forces to introduce New York audiences to two new works by the Tony Award-winning Irish playwright-director Enda Walsh. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, with Sally Field & Joe Mantello- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, with Sally Field & Joe Mantello- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 9, 2017

The revival of The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, March 9, at the Belasco Theatre, starring two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, joined by Finn Wittrock and Madison Ferris in the revival of Tennessee Williams' iconic play. Tony winner Sam Gold directs. (more...)

HERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOXHERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 21 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

UK Premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON to Open at Sadler's Wells this SummerUK Premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON to Open at Sadler's Wells this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Sisters Grimm, the creators of the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, are delighted to present the UK premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON, a passionate dance musical from the heart of Brazil, directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins and Julien Davis and world?renowned percussionists Olodum. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer's annual Bard SummerScape festival, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, 'Chopin and His World.' (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIRBWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2017

It would be nice to be able take in The Wooster Group's intriguing docu-theatre piece, THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR, as a look at the grotesquely blatant brand sexism of nearly 50 years ago that we have since outgrown. Sadly, this glimpse at a carnival-like event disguised as a serious debate on the subject of, as it was known at the time, women's lib, is likely to remind audience members of current headlines. (more...)

Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NYMusic-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This MonthA RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents A Ride on the Irish Cream, written and created by Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 28 and run through Saturday, March 4 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

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