Ballet Hispanico Receives $500,000 Award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Leadership Grants Program for Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Ballet Hispanico is one of 18 dance companies recognized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the first-ever Leadership Grants Program for Dance. This all-new initiative supports the self-defined, long-term goals of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in and sustained commitment to the field of dance. (more...)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Global Crisis in Religious Freedom Conference Sept. 18 at CUA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

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Joanna Rush's KICK to Open This Month at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Yonanda Productions & Piccolo Productions, in association with Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater, present KICK, a darkly comic solo play written and performed by Joanna Rush.  Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, KICK opens at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC on Sunday, October 25th at 7 PM for an open-ended engagement.  (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Reveals Four Festival 2016 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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MARGARET BEALS: FILMS AND STORIES Set for May Weekend at The Cloud House Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Margaret Beals, dancer, choreographer, pioneer in the art of dance improvisation, and unique theatrical performer, announces a special May Weekend of two new programs on the series MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES, May 20-22, 7 PM, at The Cloud House Studio, 104 West 17th Street. (more...)

Jacob'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...)

Impulses Dance Theatre Arts Presents MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Margaret Beals, dancer, choreographer, pioneer in the art of dance improvisation, and unique theatrical performer, announces a special May Weekend of two new programs on the series MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES, May 20-22, 7 PM, at The Cloud House Studio, 104 West 17th Street.   In her characteristically charming and spontaneous style, Beals will introduce and comment on all films, which include performances in studios, theaters and the famous Village nightclub The Bottom Line.   (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Morning Classes to Kick Off Monday at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival kicks off the summer season by opening its historic grounds and studios to the community through morning dance classes beginning Monday, June 8. (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/19/2016 - 6/26/2016
by BWW - Jun 26, 2016

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Chester Theatre Company Welcomes New Restaurant Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC), a professional theatre now in its 27th year, is pleased to welcome Chester Common Table to 30 Main Street in Chester, MA, in time for the theatre's 2016 summer season. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Welcome Seoul-Based Bereishit Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents a rare U.S. appearance of Seoul-based Bereishit Dance Company, June 29-July 3 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Canada's Ballet BC Opens Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, today, June 24, through June 28. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 8/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform two works at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre from August 3- 7, 2016. Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest-running dance festival, is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts at 358 George Carter Road in Becket. (more...)

Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Richard Dresser and CLOSURE at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright Richard Dresser about his career and 'CLOSURE' at New Jersey Repertory Company from June 25th through July 19th. (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In the Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 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 to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker and Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. Exhibiting masterful technique and powerful performances, the company brings stirring works by a roster of esteemed choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo's Silent Ghost, Fernando Melo's Re:play, and Cayetano Soto's Huma Rojo. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Extends IN & OF ITSELF Once Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, the Geffen Playhouse has extended IN & OF ITSELF, the latest production by master storyteller and award-winning magician Derek DelGaudio, for an additional two-week run, now through August 7, 2016 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. This marks the fourth extension for the unique theatrical experience, officially making it the most commercially successful production the Geffen Playhouse has had in the Audrey Skirball Kenis since the 2012 premier of Nothing To Hide, also by DelGaudio. (more...)

Gateway to Open Youth Theatre Production of AVENUE Q School Edition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will finish its 2014/2015 Season with AVENUE Q School Edition, performing at the Southhampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind Ave, July 31st - August 1st. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Havana-Based Malpaso Dance Company, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

A charismatic new force in contemporary dance, Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company comes to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's intimate Ted Shawn Theatre, August 5-9. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for an extended two-week run of The Wanderer, July 29-August 9 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

BRIDGET JONES & Theater Star Tom Beard Dies at 50
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

According to published reports, Tom Beard, perhaps best known for his role in the film BRIDGET JONES, has passed away at the age of 50. (more...)

Gateway to Open Youth Theatre Production of AVENUE Q School Edition, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will finish its 2014/2015 Season with AVENUE Q School Edition, performing at the Southhampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind Ave, July 31st - August 1st. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Extends IN & OF ITSELF for Fifth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Due to continued, extraordinary demand, the Geffen Playhouse has extended the world premiere of IN & OF ITSELF, the latest production by master storyteller and award-winning magician Derek DelGaudio, for a FINAL three-week run, now through August 28, 2016 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

MONUMENT at Jacob's Pillow this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed "reaccession" of pioneering modernist choreographer Ted Shawn at The Museum of Modern Art, and recent performances at Tate Modern Museum as part of "20 Dancers of the 20th Century", Adam H Weinert returns with MONUMENT, an imaginative and dynamic new dance piece exploring legacy and identity. While others seek to turn museums into theatrical spaces, Weinert transforms the proscenium stage into an archive with stunning scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III and lighting by JAX Messenger . The program includes historic choreography by Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon dating back to the early 20th century as well as creative re-imaginings of these events by Weinert and others - effectively transfiguring the site into a living archive, investigating ideas of mediation, memory and space. (more...)

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, £300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Rutgers Dance Student and San Juan-Native Brings Work to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Javier Padilla has come a long way since he first danced on stage at age 10 dressed as a squirrel in his native San Juan, Puerto Rico. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet tonight, July 15, through July 19. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Deborah Puette to Lead PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlights production at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet July 15-19. (more...)

Hubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Hubbard Street 2, the young second company of the world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, will present Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure for their Jacob's Pillow debut, in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 13-17. (more...)

Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Middlebury Actors Workshop Presents Staged Reading of AMERICAN RADICAL Starring Kate Redway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Middlebury Actors Workshop and Town Hall Theater present a staged reading of Kate Redway's new play,American Radical. American Radical is an intimate, astonishing and moving portrayal of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the founder of the woman's rights movement at Seneca Falls in 1848.  American Radical uses Elizabeth Cady Stanton's own writings to reveal her humor, inner life and public battles. (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND
by Gil Kaan - Feb 2, 2016

Director/producer/actor Charles Haid's latest theatrical directorial project ALTMAN'S LAST STAND opens February 6 at the Zephyr Theatre. In this one-man show, Michael Laskin portrays the Viennese-born Franz Altman who refused to sell his mid-town Manhattan second hand shop to corporate developers. (more...)

Kustera Projects Presents THE BLACK MONOCHROME, Thru 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

KUSTERA PROJECTS is pleased to present 'The Black Monochrome' featuring three artists - Charlotte Becket, Stephanie Campos and Olivia Drusin - who use an all black format as the basis of their work.  (more...)

2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016: (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, and an impressive number of live music engagements. This season signals an exciting new era in Pillow history, as the Board of Directors plans to name a new Jacob's Pillow Director in early 2016. Former Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff stepped down from her role in September of 2015, following a successful 17-year tenure. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Welcomes Havana-Based Malpaso Dance Company This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

A charismatic new force in contemporary dance, Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company comes to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's intimate Ted Shawn Theatre, this weekend, August 5-9. (more...)

Raleigh Durham Personal Chef, and Caterer, Terri "The Food Fairy" Ramps Up for Her 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Terri McClernon is "over the moon" after almost 20 years as The Food Fairy. She has gleefully spent decades flying around kitchens cooking, serving, creating love-filled food for local NC residents and now in the Catskills of New York as well. If you haven't yet met Terri, The Food Fairy or any of her offspring, (aka foodfairyettes), you still have time because she isn't done yet! (more...)

MADBOOTS DANCE to Close Jacob's Pillow 2015 with BEAU. and (SAD BOYS) This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The all-male company MADBOOTS DANCE closes Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 with two powerful and poignant world premieres in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 26-30. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company to Return to Jacob's Pillow Through Season Finale, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The legendary Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) will kick off its 90th Anniversary year in a seven-show engagement at Jacob's Pillow's historic Ted Shawn Theatre, August 26-30. Celebrating the company's pioneering past and trail-blazing reputation, MGDC's program features a diverse set of works including Graham's dramatic classic Embattled Garden, the world premiere of AXE by eminent choreographer Mats Ek, the powerful Depak Ine by Nacho Duato, and Echo by Greek choreographer Adonis Foniadakis. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Liz Gerring, the 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner and artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance Company, returns to Jacob's Pillow for her company's performances of glacier, August 19-23 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Gerring has garnered praise by dance enthusiasts and critics alike for her abstract choreographic style and keen use of musical and visual elements. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will soon kick-off a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, an impressive number of engagements set to live music, and more than 200 free performances, talks, and exhibits. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Andrew Chappelle to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal on 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON is currently running on Broadway and recently won a Grammy Award to Best Musical Theatre Album. (more...)

West End's GYPSY, CANDIDE with Chenoweth & LuPone and More Now Streaming on BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

BroadwayHD.com has announced its current and upcoming screenings for the month of April. (more...)

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