Copland House Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

An appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito d'Rivera; a world premiere by Rome Prize-winner Derek Bermel; a concert haunted by Bach, Schubert, and musical ghosts of past centuries; song settings of the mystical, powerful poetry of celebrated Austro-German author Rainer Maria Rilke; and music inspired by the American West highlight the 8th season of Copland House concerts at Westchester County's majestic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY. (more...)

imagineNATIVE Announces 96 Features and Shorts by Indigenous Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the film and video works that will be presented as part of the 17th Annual Festival, October 19-23, 2016 in Toronto. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

Rebecca Ferguson to Play Opera Star in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Rebecca Ferguson is the latest to sign on for FOX's upcoming musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Nancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Next year Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison's almost 30-year-old Grand Duo for piano and violin. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the 2016-2017 season, Carnegie Hall has appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Sonoran Desert Chorale Presents O BRITANNIA A BRITISH INVASION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Sonoran Desert Chorale begins its 23rd Season with a tribute to all things British As it prepares for its sixth European tour, this time to Ireland and Scotland, the Chorale focuses on the United Kingdom and its rich choral traditions.  (more...)

Etsy Acquires Blackbird Technologies to Enhance Search Capabilities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Road Theatre Company Presents EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that they will be starring in the first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, reuniting the three for the first time since the critically acclaimed The Other Place.  EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBIRD is Dark, Deep and Compelling at Off Broadway, Sydney Fringe
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 16, 2016

The beauty of Fringe festival is an opportunity for emerging talent to be revealed amidst an energy of mystery and excitement about which fresh face might be a rising star in the diverse and strong community of local artists. Blackbird definitely fit the bill for such discovery, featuring at the tucked-away Off Broaday venue in Annandale. There in amongst the contemporary pop art outside, and the trashy cafeteria set inside, was woven a dark and devious tale of a reunion between a man seeking a new future, and the young woman who holds all the keys to redemption of them both. Fifteen years prior to her showing up at his workplace, Una was Ray's pre-teen lover whom he abandoned during a romantic getaway. For him, a swift prison stint followed by a new life and lifetime of secrecy, but for her, the scorn and scandal in her hometown that appears to have left her in bitter ruin. Together they will unravel their relationship and leave audiences next to breathless. (more...)

DPAC Presenting Series Concert to Honor Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Third Coast Percussion, a vibrant, virtuosic ensemble devoted to exploring and expanding the sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, marks the 80th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary American composer Steve Reich, a founding father of musical minimalism. (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)


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Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BUTCHERTOWN BURLESQUE to Return to TheatreLAB's The Basement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is thrilled to welcome popular burlesque performer Deanna Danger back to The Basement on September 23rd for "Butchertown Burlesque," to take place at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement. (more...)

Jenn Givhan & Lauren Camp Set for Poetry Reading, Book Signing at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Jenn Givhan and Lauren Camp are set for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing on Wednesday, October 12, 6pm at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

John Michie to Reunite with Blythe Duff for Traverse Theatre & Tron's GRAIN IN THE BLOOD Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Rehearsals began today, 12 September 2016, for Grain in the Blood, a brand new production from playwright Rob Drummond, commissioned by the Traverse and co-produced with the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. (more...)

Graham Nash To Release Exclusive CD/DVD Combo On September 16 In Connection With American Public Television Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

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Cedille Records Releases Eighth Blackbird's 'FILAMENT'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Cedille Records, Chicago's independent nonprofit classical music label, has released its first LP, a vinyl edition of new-music ensemble Eighth Blackbird's FILAMENT, which won a 2016 GRAMMY for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. (more...)

New Season Announced at Fells Point Corner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As our social and emotional differences corrode our relationships and divide us within our communities, Fells Point Corner Theatre dedicates its 2016­2017 season to reaffirming our belief in each other. This season we want to celebrate our capabilities, our vulnerabilities, and the challenges of being 'human,' together. #RescueMe is about what binds us together when we need each other, when we can't go it alone, when we must reach out. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

Stars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

Zendaya to Join Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH?
by Movies News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Variety reports that Zendaya is currently in talks to join Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman in the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Tapped for Lead Role in FARGO Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Tony nominee Carrie Coon will soon join Ewan McGregor in the third season of FX's hit anthology series FARGO, according to TVLine. (more...)

Oil and Gas CEOs Reveal 2017 Operational Strategies in Exclusive Videos at OilandGas360.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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The Pearl to Stage U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's Version of PUBLIC ENEMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will run from September 29-October 29. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

WAM Theatre Sets Cast for Fresh Takes Reading of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the last of their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck, directed by Sheila Siragusa. The reading will take place on Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Steve Reich Celebrates 80th Birthday with His Works in New York, London and Paris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steve Reich's 80th is celebrated with over 400 performances in more than 20 countries during the 2016-2017 season. With the birthday itself falling on October 3, this fall brings major series focuses in New York, London and Paris as well as first performances of his latest works. (more...)

Director Caatje van Leeuwen's Cinema Collaboratorium to Sponsor 12th Annual LA Femme Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Caatje van Leeuwen is a Dutch-born filmmaker who is dedicated to creating motion pictures that tell inspiring, slice of life stories that weave larger social issues with intimate glimpses into the relationships of everyday people. (more...)

The Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series to Preview BREAKING THE WAVES Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents discussion with the creators and excerpts of Opera Philadelphia's upcoming world premiere of Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek. (more...)

Design-Focused in 1: the podcast Welcomes HAMILTON, GREASE LIVE!'s David Korins
by in 1: the podcast - Aug 22, 2016

We interrupt your August to get you in the room with the guy who created the Room Where it Happens...it's 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins! David and Cory chat about the evolution of his Tony nominated set for the cultural phenomenon and the myriad of ideas, inspirations, and evolutions that led up to the set we see today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy Nominated Production Designer David Korins Talks GREASE LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 22, 2016

Today, production designer David Korins speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and triumphs of re-creating the 1950's for a live television audience. (more...)

Throwing Shade Theatre Company Presents BLACKBIRD at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray had a relationship. She was 12, and he was 40. Then he abandoned her, and they haven't set eyes on each other since. Now she's found him again...After three years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, twenty-seven, has thought of nothing else; upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, she has tracked him down and arrived, unannounced, at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago. Without moral judgements, the play never shies away from the brutal truth of this abandoned and unconventional love. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with Steve Reich Variations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Steve Reich turns 80 this fall, and Miller Theatre joins with concert halls around the world to celebrate this iconic American composer on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Curtain's up. Light the lights. Strike up the band. Roll out the red carpet - the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will offer a nonstop series of audience-dazzling performances by show biz legends and super-hot headliners throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season - an exciting and unforgettable array of international artists and stage shows, from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood to Nashville, from your TV screen and iPhone, and from some of the world's hippest nightclubs and most impressive concert halls. (more...)

Nic Rouleau, Jon Rua and Carrie St. Louis Round Out BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW Returns to the Cavern Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Back in Silverlake by popular demand, and after a Hollywood Fringe Festival run, Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview returns to the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita del Campo restaurant for only six performances, opening on September 16. This funny, touching, and thought-provoking play chronicles Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida in 1977. (more...)

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 2016-17 Season Will Feature 37 Performances by 26 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The season features more than 50 performances and community and student engagement events, ranging from popular, classical and contemporary music to dance, theater, children's musical theater and a unique cine-concert experience screening a beloved animated classic to a live performance of the Oscar nominated film score. (more...)

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