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East West Players Presents POLITICS IN PLAY, a Bold New Pre-Election Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is proud to present Politics in Play, a series of staged play readings tackling the nation's current state of affairs, as part of a new initiative to showcase diverse, political voices in the theater. Politics in Play will commence with After Orlando: an international theatre action, in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting, on October 17, 2016; Mike Daisey's The Trump Card (Diana Wyenn, Director) on October 23, 2016; and Christopher Chen's Mutt: Let's All Talk About Race! (Rodney To, Director) on November 1, 2016. (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

East West Players Receives $180,000 Grant to Advocate for Diversity in the American Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, has received a $180,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund for National Projects, which provides support to national performing arts organizations and projects to foster continued dynamism and vitality in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, and theater. The grant is one of seven given to new projects in 2016 for a total of $1,052,006. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

Nielsen and EthniFacts Introduce Intercultural Affinity Segmentation to Drive Deeper Understanding of Total U.S. Cultural Landscape for Brand Marketers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

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Annual PlayLabs Festival Runs October 17–23 at the Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Playwrights' Center's 45th anniversary season kicks off October 17 with PlayLabs, a week-long new play festival featuring Core Writers Christina Ham ('West of Central'), Susan Soon He Stanton ('we, the invisibles') and Ken Urban ('The Remains'). Tickets are free and can be reserved at pwcenter.org/playlabs. (more...)

BWW Review: Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Raps Its Refugee Love Story
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2016

Playwright Qui Nguyen is a tricky fellow. First he has an actor appear on stage, claiming to be him, welcoming the audience with the usual pre-show ritual about turning off cell phones and warning against any form of recording. (more...)

Be Thankful in November at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

We're thankful for this amazing November lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Series RESTORATION WILD, 11/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The American Landscape is dotted with natural relics of all shapes and sizes begging for rediscovery - from fallen trees and decrepit barns to abandoned railroad cars. (more...)

East West Players Announces New Hires in a Period of Exciting Growth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, announces the hiring of three new staff members for the positions of Arts Education Director, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, and General Manager. The new hires arrive at a significant time for the organization as EWP's fourth Artistic Director Snehal Desai, who assumed his role on July 1, 2016 following an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, paves the way for EWP's future growth. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Series RESTORATION WILD, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The American Landscape is dotted with natural relics of all shapes and sizes begging for rediscovery - from fallen trees and decrepit barns to abandoned railroad cars. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

With the core of its mission at heart, perhaps more than ever before, Spectrum Dance Theater announces its 2017 Season of contemporary dance entitledAMERICAN - Identity, Race, or Culture?. Conceived and choreographed by the award-winning artistic director Donald Byrd and performed by the Spectrum Company, the 2017 Season features three World Premiere productions and the return of the popular Rambunctious series. All three evening-length productions deeply explore socially relevant themes stripped from the headlines to be questioned and carefully considered live on stage. Season tickets are on sale now and single tickets will become available on December 1, 2016. Ticket information can be found online atSpectrumDance.org. (Please note all ticketing is managed through the Seattle Rep box office and the Spectrum website will redirect to SeattleRep.org/Spectrum.) (more...)

The Orion Ensemble to Welcome Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras' Quartet Bolero
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is pleased to welcome the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras' Quartet Bolero for the final performance of 'Harp Fantasy,' its second concert program of the 2015-16 season. The high school-age performers join Orion as its Janet's Stage Artist Partners Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

UBS celebrates Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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UBS celebrates Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Jerome Kitzke Opens Tribeca New Music Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Marking the commencement of the 2015-16 Tribeca New Music festival, AN AMERICAN MAVERICK | JEROME KITZKE AT 60 celebrates composer-storyteller JEROME KITZKE in a two-night concert series this weekend, November 13-14, 2015, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice and the human condition in this special program comprised of a dozen of his works composed between 1987 and 2015, including the world premiere of For Pte Tokahewin Ska. From the premier string quartet ETHEL and pianist Anthony de Mare to Hammond B-3 rising star Wil Smith and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, 26 of today's top contemporary artists will come together to perform and honor the inimitable musical language of Jerome Kitzke. (more...)

Jerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

New York City, NY --- Marking the commencement of the 2015-16 Tribeca New Music festival, AN AMERICAN MAVERICK | JEROME KITZKE AT 60 celebrates composer-storyteller JEROME KITZKE in a two-night concert series November 13-14, 2015, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice and the human condition in this special program comprised of a dozen of his works composed between 1987 and 2015, including the world premiere of For Pte Tokahewin Ska. From the premier string quartet ETHEL and pianist Anthony de Mare to Hammond B-3 rising star Wil Smith and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, 26 of today's top contemporary artists will come together to perform and honor the inimitable musical language of Jerome Kitzke. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces it is the recipient of several recent grants to support the creation of new operas in partnership with various producing organizations. (more...)

The Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, TEN COMMANDMENTS and More Set for Ridgfield Playhouse's March 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced its March 2016 and continuing spring 2016 lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photographer Clyde Butcher Presents Exhibit at Big Cypress Gallery Open House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Renowned American Landscape photographer Clyde Butcher, known for his large-format film photography of the Everglades and natural sites throughout the world, and his wife, Niki, present their newest collection, 'The Natural World Along Tamiami Trail,' during an open house at the Ochopee, Fla. gallery. (more...)

Trilogy' by Shea Homes' Named 'Builder of the Year' by Home Builders Association
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

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Long Wharf Theatre to Premiere LEWISTON, 4/6-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre will present the world premiere of Lewiston, by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Eric Ting from April 6 through May 1 on Stage II. Tickets are $26 to $85. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Workshop to Present Community Dance Workshop Concert at Forum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Workshop will present the annual Community Dance Workshop Concert on Sunday, June 19 at 2pm at the Forum Theatre at 314 Main St, Metuchen, NJ 08840.  This recital is open to the public for a suggested donation of $15.  The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Workshop, established in 2012 in response to popular demand from the community, is part of the critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, led by world-renowned choreographer Nai-Ni, whose work fuses the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art.  Ms. Chen herself develops the curriculum for the Dance Workshop, which is taught by experienced Chinese traditional dance instructors trained at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy.  Students range from ages seven to seventeen and take weekly classes on Saturdays between 2:30pm and 7:30pm in beginning, intermediate, and advanced traditional Chinese Dance and Modern Dance techniques.   (more...)

The Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, TEN COMMANDMENTS and More Set for Ridgfield Playhouse's March 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced its March 2016 and continuing spring 2016 lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre Launches Ninth Season at New Home, The Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) will be opening their ninth season in their new home at The Met, located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave, one block east of Western Ave. on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Oxford Ave. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre to Launch Ninth Season at New Home, The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) will be opening their ninth season in their new home at The Met, located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave, one block east of Western Ave. on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Oxford Ave. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (more...)

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY to Perform at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. Year of the Rooster features the exciting sights of dancing lions and dragons, the lilting sound of Chinese pipa and erhu, and vibrant gold and red costumes and props. (more...)

Timothy B. Schmit Announces Spring East Coast & Midwest Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT-in the midst of a January West Coast run of shows-has announced a spring East Coast and Midwest leg in support of LEAP OF FAITH, his new 12-track solo album. (more...)

The Allure of the American Rural Road Trip Comes to Life Along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

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Photographer Catherine Opie Debuts Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the gallery's debut solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based photographer Catherine Opie. For the occasion, two concurrent exhibitions will be on view at the gallery's Chelsea and Lower East Side locations, featuring new work by Opie that underscores her on-going dialogue with the history of photography and constructs of identity, both integral aspects of her practice. The artist will be present for opening receptions at both galleries tonight, January 14 from 6-8PM. (more...)

OperaUpClose to Present Bizet's CARMEN at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?Following the success of La Boheme, La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to the Belgrade Theatre stage with their new English version of Bizet's wildly popular opera on Tues 19 Jan. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Presents Critique Of Racial Profiling, SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In a time when black people fear for their lives when in proximity to those who are empowered to protect them, Spectrum Dance Theater announces their world premiere contemporary dance production, SHOT. The evening-length devised dance and theater performance is the first of their three-part season, AMERICAN - Identity, Race, Or Culture?, where socially relevant themes are stripped from the headlines to be questioned and carefully considered live on stage. (more...)

Blue Mountain Gallery Presents Solo Exhibition by Margaret Grimes, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Blue Mountain Gallery announces a solo exhibition of work by Margaret Grimes from January 31 to February 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 2 from 5 – 8 PM. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Announces Exhibition of New Works By Teresita Fernandez
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Fire (America), an exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández. The exhibition will debut a 16-foot glazed ceramic wall panel depicting a nocturnal landscape engulfed in flames, as well as a new series of abstract landscapes made from burned paper. (more...)

NYTW Launches 2050 Fellowship for Aspiring Theatre Administrators
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the launch of the new 2050 Administrative Fellowship Program for aspiring theatre administrators. (more...)

Photographer Clyde Butcher Presents Exhibit at Big Cypress Gallery Open House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Renowned American Landscape photographer Clyde Butcher, known for his large-format film photography of the Everglades and natural sites throughout the world, and his wife, Niki, present their newest collection, 'The Natural World Along Tamiami Trail,' during an open house at the Ochopee, Fla. gallery. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Theater to Continue Rambunctious Series with THE IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Spectrum Dance Theater announces the eagerly anticipated return of the Rambunctious Series, now in its third iteration titled 'The Immigrants' - this time focusing on works by Immigrant-American classical composers. (more...)

Photographer Catherine Opie to Debut Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the gallery's debut solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based photographer Catherine Opie. For the occasion, two concurrent exhibitions will be on view at the gallery's Chelsea and Lower East Side locations, featuring new work by Opie that underscores her on-going dialogue with the history of photography and constructs of identity, both integral aspects of her practice. The artist will be present for opening receptions at both galleries on Thursday, January 14 from 6-8PM. (more...)

Opera Paralléle Co-Commisions World Premiere of Georgia O'Keefe Opera TODAY IT RAINS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2015 – San Francisco's Opera Parallèle (OP) has announced its first main stage opera commission, the creation of a new opera by American composer Laura Kaminsky inspired by the life of Georgia O'Keeffe at the time she left New York to embark on her iconic and influential experiences in New Mexico. The company has been awarded a prestigious Repertoire Development Grant from Opera America in the amount of $35,000 to support the work's initial stages of creation and workshopping, and is set for an April 2019 premiere. The opera will feature a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. The production team will be led by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, will be conducted by OP Artistic Director and founder Nicole Paiement and will feature a cast of ten, details will be announced. The production is being undertaken by Opera Parallèle in consortium with American Opera Projects and Cornish College of the Arts, and all three co-commissioners will present performances and other activities to be announced. For more information about Opera Parallèle, visit www.operaparallele.org  (more...)

Tickets On Sale For Spectrum Dance Theater's Premiere Of SHOT, 1/19-2/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Through visceral and urgent contemporary dance theater, you are invited to contemplate the alarming and continuous murder of black people by American law enforcement. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & National Park Service to Host The Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noonat The Great Hallat Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Presents Spring Season Premiere Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Atlantic City Ballet celebrates the beginning of spring with 3 ballets that are making their premier in AC. American Songbook is a salute to three American composers, each with its unique perspective and interpretation on American life. The three ballets on the program represent the most well-known music of these composers and represent a slice of American life. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet to Present Spring Season Premiere Concert, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Atlantic City Ballet celebrates the beginning of spring with 3 ballets that are making their premier in AC. American Songbook is a salute to three American composers, each with its unique perspective and interpretation on American life. The three ballets on the program represent the most well-known music of these composers and represent a slice of American life. (more...)

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