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Anna Coogan's 'The Lonely Cry of Space & Time' Streaming in Full Ahead of ReleaseAnna Coogan's 'The Lonely Cry of Space & Time' Streaming in Full Ahead of Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Employing a three-octave range and the ability to create electric guitar soundscapes and turn them into pointed social commedntary, guitarist Anna Coogan will release her operatic rock album, The Lonely Cry of Space & Time this Friday, April 28. (more...)

Time Square Arts Presents I LIVE HERE By Joshua FrankelTime Square Arts Presents I LIVE HERE By Joshua Frankel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Municipal Art Society of New York, Times Square Arts presents artist Joshua Frankel's I LIVE HERE, Animation from “A Marvelous Order” on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in May. This (more...)

Paul Shaffer of David Letterman to Play The Ridgefield PlayhousePaul Shaffer of David Letterman to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shaffer is best known for the 30 plus years he spent as David Letterman's musical director and bandleader, but on Saturday, May 6th at 8 p.m. this world renowned musician takes center stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse! (more...)

The New York Public Library Presents RADICAL BODIES, 5/24The New York Public Library Presents RADICAL BODIES, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on her dance deck on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring GalaThird Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school, has announced that this year's Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICESBAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

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...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don ScardinoExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 3, 2017

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, BUT its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals as ANGEL, KING OF HEARTS, and PARK! But, then he donned his directing cap to bring A FEW GOOD MEN, LENNON, and countless others to life!  (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles CenterPark City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Park City Institute presents actress-singer-songwriter-musician, Nellie McKay, performing 'A Girl Named Bill - the Life and Times of Billy Tipton,' on the Eccles Center Main Stage, Saturday April 15. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Times Square Arts Presents Sound of Ikebana (Spring)Times Square Arts Presents Sound of Ikebana (Spring)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

In partnership with the Japan Society Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist and 2016 Japan Cultural Envoy Naoko Tosa's Sound of Ikebana (Spring) on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight every night in April. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. (more...)

Maya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This MonthMaya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser will perform two shows at this year's Big Ears Festival. On Friday, March 24, at 10:30am she opens the day with Morning Trance, a solo show at The Mill & Mine, and on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30pm she takes the stage at the Bijou Theatre for Uncovered, classic rock reimagined with Glenn Kotche, drums and Gyan Riley, bass. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreDanny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Don't Miss Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/6Don't Miss Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity are going to rock your world with musical legend Paul Shaffer and the Most Dangerous Band on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.  Paul Shaffer may be best known as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for the past 33 years, but his illustrious career goes far beyond the Ed Sullivan Theater.  Paul began his career working with Stephen Schwartz in 1972 as musical director for the Toronto production of "Godspell." From there he went on to spend 5 years with the original cast of "SaturdayNight Live" where he was the band leader and performer - most notably for his parody of Don Kirschner.  Shaffer occasionally teamed up with the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players" off the show as well, including work on Gilda Radner's highly successful Broadway show and as the musical director for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd whenever they recorded or performed as The Blues Brothers. In 1984, Shaffer played keyboards for The Honeydrippers, a group formed in 1981 by former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, and performed on the hit single "Sea of Love" which reached #1.  (more...)

Paul Shaffer, Maurice Hines, and Justin Vivian Bond Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards GalaPaul Shaffer, Maurice Hines, and Justin Vivian Bond Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Veteran entertainer Maurice Hines, "trans-genre" artist Justin Vivian Bond, comedian Jim David, and musician Paul Shaffer have been set as presenters at the 32nd annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 13 at 6:30pmat Gotham Comedy Club. Hines, Bond, and David are, themselves, previous Bistro Award honorees. (more...)

Pianist Sarah Cahill to Perform Lou Harrison Centennial Concert at Le Poisson RougePianist Sarah Cahill to Perform Lou Harrison Centennial Concert at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, Le Poisson Rouge will present California-based pianist Sarah Cahill, 'a brilliant and charismatic advocate for modern and contemporary composers' (Time Out New York), in a concert celebrating the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his music spanning half a century: exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and lyrical works from the 1980s, as well as music by his close friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell, John Cage, Johanna Beyer, James Cleghorn, and Frank Wigglesworth. (more...)

Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial TourPianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In celebration of composer Lou Harrison's 2017 centennial, “sterling pianist and intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” (The New York Times) Sarah Cahill will perform concerts of his music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and substantial works from the 1980s – as well as music by his close friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell, John Cage, Johanna Beyer, Merton Brown, James Cleghorn, and Frank Wigglesworth in a nationwide tour to cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Maui, Chicago, and more. Her concerts will range from solo piano recitals featuring unpublished works by Harrison to performances of Harrison's Piano Concerto to chamber performances with well-known Harrison collaborators and scholars, including percussionist William Winant, who premiered the Varied Trio with Harrison. (more...)

Times Square Presents MATTEO ZAMAGNI'S NATURE ABSTRACTIONTimes Square Presents MATTEO ZAMAGNI'S NATURE ABSTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 In partnership with Moving Image Art Fair & Gazelli Art House, Times Square Arts presents artist Matteo Zamagni's virtual reality film Nature Abstraction on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in March. (more...)

The Knitts Premiere New Song; New Debut Album 'Retreat' Out 3/3The Knitts Premiere New Song; New Debut Album 'Retreat' Out 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In a gritty industrial area of Van Nuys, California, behind a powder-coating plant, lie a dozen neatly stacked repurposed shipping containers. One of these is 'home' to The Knitts, a band with a surprisingly long history and a short fuse, ready to explode onto the music scene with the release of their upcoming debut full-length album Retreat. (more...)

Guitarist Anna Coogan to Release Operatic Rock Album 'The Lonely Cry of Space & Time, 4/28Guitarist Anna Coogan to Release Operatic Rock Album 'The Lonely Cry of Space & Time, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Anna Coogan has been preparing for this moment her whole life, ever since she was a girl growing up in Boston, influenced by her classical opera training and her father's protest albums by Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. (more...)

Award Winning Comedy At Sheffield Theatres This SpringAward Winning Comedy At Sheffield Theatres This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????Contrasting laugh out loud comedy with sharp satire, Edinburgh Festival favourites Jamie Wood (Thursday 9 February), Letters to Windsor House (Friday 24 February) and Kieran Hurley's Heads Up (Thursday 16 March) visit the Studio this spring with a varied bag of delights to make you smile. (more...)

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