Brooklyn on Tour


THE CHAMPAGNE RIOT Returns to Guadalupe Inn August 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

The Champagne Riot, NYC's favorite vintage fantasy party, is returning to intimate Brooklyn venue Guadalupe Inn on Friday, August 18th with our patented fizzy-buzzy celebration of jazz, burlesque and vaudeville! We'll be popping our cork with TWO shows, with each show featuring different acts from our star-studded cast. (more...)

New Play by Daniel Robert Sullivan and NYC Teens Debuts at Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: Brooklyn as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, which runs in conjunction with the Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Closes Out 40th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Bee Gees celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Now what sets The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's reasoning to do the show apart from everyone else, is that this just so happens to be the last show of their 40th Season. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Captured Tracks' Lina Tullgren Shares 'Asktell' via Fader
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Lina Tullgren's highly anticipated debut album Won is set for release September 22 on Captured Tracks. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Billie Eilish Releases "idontwannabeyouanymore" in Count Down to EP Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today, 15-year-old artist Billie Eilish continues the count down to her highly anticipated debut EP release with a brand new track – out worldwide today – called “idontwannabeyouanymore.” (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Added Performances This Sunday -
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Young Dancemakers Company is a unique summer ensemble of ethnically diverse New York City teens, creating and performing their original choreography in free concerts at prominent theaters city-wide, July 26 through August 5th.  YDC will present its 22nd season of topical, bold, and witty dances, created under the experienced eyes of founder and Bessie-award winner Alice Teirstein and music director William Catanzaro.  All performances end with the lively 'Dance With Us,' in which audience members with dancing feet are invited onto the stage to improvise with the dancers, accompanied by percussionist Catanzaro. (more...)

Rebel Kat Productions presents CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2017 Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

Willie Nile to Play Dylan Tribute CD Release Show at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nilehas established a reputation as a world-class rock 'n' roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock's rich history. So it's not surprising that he'd choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile's work since the beginning. (more...)

Saro Debuts 2nd Single from Forthcoming Sophomore EP 'Eyelids'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today, Los Angeles artist Saro has released the 2nd single from his forthcoming sophomore EP. The track is titled 'Eyelids' and it premiered with NYLON (more...)

Kali Uchis Debuts Spanish Language Version of 'Tyrant'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rising vocalist, songwriter and producer Kali Uchis debuts a new, Spanish version of her single “Tyrant” today—listen to “Tirano,” featuring Colombian merengue star Fuego (more...)

Sharkmuffin Premieres Spooky New Music Video 'Factory' via TIDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sharkmuffin has teamed up with TIDAL to exclusively premiere their latest music video for the single, “Factory.” The video is styled in a fun silent movie setting that takes you onto a Victorian horror themed journey through the bands transgression in time as coming of age vampires who end up acquiring a factory and aim to protect it from a Donald Trump takeover (more...)

Nicole Atkins Releases New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Nicole Atkins has released her new album Goodnight Rhonda Lee today via Single Lock Records. The album was recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). (more...)

BWW Blog: MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz Talks QFEST 21
by Marian Luntz - Jul 21, 2017

QFest 21 will screen about 21 films over 5 days, so clear your calendar, get your friends together, and make a night (or several) of it says MFAH film curator Marian Luntz. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sean Patton
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Sean Patton about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Number One. (more...)

Emily Haines Shares Music Video for Latest Track 'Planets'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

In anticipation of Choir of the Mind—the first solo album from Metric frontwoman Emily Haines in 10 years—the video for the album track “Planets” is out now; view/share it HERE. (more...)

50 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Permanently Placed in New York City Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. The placement of Sing for Hope Pianos in schools is in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and benefits an estimated 15,000 school children. The delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

New Museum to Publish TRAP DOOR: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

This fall, the New Museum will publish Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton. Trap Door, to be released November 2017, is the third installment in the New Museum's Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, following the publication of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (2015), edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (2016), edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon. (more...)

Live Nation Productions and Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Hits #1 on iTunes Around the World!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

The critically-acclaimed documentary, which explores the passion and personalities behind Bad Boy Entertainment, takes an exclusive look behind the scenes at the history of Bad Boy and the label's mastermind, Sean 'Diddy' Combs as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family during a frantic three-week rehearsal period. (more...)

Pantless Hummingbird Productions Presents London Premiere of Francesca Van Horne's TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

After successful runs of TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE - a new play by Francesca Van Horne - at the prestigious 7th Annual United Solo Festival in New York City and The Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, following a private press premiere at The Vault at The Ned in the City of London on Sunday July 23, this solo show will receive its London premiere run at The Courtyard and The Bridewell theatres. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

FSLC Seeks Applicants for Sixth Annual NYFF Critics Academy
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a call for entries for the 2017 New York Film Festival Critics Academy, the sixth annual workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the festival (September 28 – October 15). The Academy is a co-presentation of Film Comment magazine, a publication of Film Society of Lincoln Center, and IndieWire. (more...)

Supernatural Southern Gothic Play FALSE STARS Premieres at Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of False Stars by Nora Sorena Casey, directed by Jenny Reed and with movement direction by Samantha Sheppard. Running August 18-27, False Stars is a Southern Gothic tale merging the real and the supernatural in its exploration of death and scientific legacy. Performed by Felipe Bonilla, Marissa Carpio, Jules Forsberg-Lary, Jonathan Iglesias, and Ashton Muñiz, False Stars continues the inaugural season of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support. (more...)

BWW Review: Oscar Isaac Stars in Sam Gold's Jaunty Rendering of HAMLET
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2017

Though your ticket says you're seated at The Public's Anspacher Theater, don't be surprised if once director Sam Gold's jaunty mounting of Shakespeare's Hamlet shifts into gear, you find yourself wondering if you may have stumbled into some indie production playing in the back room of a hipster bar on the Brooklyn side of the L train. (more...)

Birdland presents the Birdland Big Band and More Week of 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 31-August 6, including The Birdland Big Band, Tom Tallitsch, Natalie Douglas, and more! Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Mike Birbiglia at Berkeley Rep Extended by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to sold out shows in the first week, Mike Birbiglia: The New One will extend by one week. Originally scheduled to close on August 13, the show will now run for an additional 8 performances through Sunday, August 20. (more...)

Elizabeth & The Catapult to release 'Keepsake' on Oct 20
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

For Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and The Catapult, Keepsake is her most personal and cohesive record yet. It's about nostalgia and transformation, a distillation of her experience with memories over time shaping her perspective on reality. This is none more evident than in album opener 'We Can Pretend', a track based on her childhood diary entries and a hyperbolic portrayal of her experiences growing up in the West Village with her friends in the 90s. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Gary Morgenstein Premieres A Second Play This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Playwright Gary Morgenstein serves up a parable of friendship and love coupled with greed and death in SAVING STAN, featuring Carlo Fiorletta, Olivia Baseman, and Jordan Auslander, directed by Simcha Borenstein as part of the Broadway Bound Festival, performing August 3 at 12:30 pm; August 4 at 7:30 pm, and Monday, August 7 at 7 pm. All performances will be held at the 14th Street Y, NYC (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Park Slope Tragedy: Free MACBETH Comes to Brooklyn for Five Nights,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Now celebrating its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2017 production: Five FREE performances of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Park Slope, with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/29), plus four performances staged outside The Old Stone House (8/2, 3, 4 & 5). (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Over 50 productions of local and international artists will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2017-2018 season. La MaMa's 56th season highlights artists of different generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, who question social mores and confront stereotypes, corruption, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia in their work. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out This September; First Single 'Showboat' Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gathering, the ninth full-length album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released September 22 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order (more...)

SPAMILTON Actor to Visit Students at State Theatre's Acting Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Actor Tristan J. Shuler, currently performing in the hit Off-Broadway parody Spamilton, will workshop with and speak to State Theatre Acting Camp students on Monday, July 24th in the State Theatre's main hall. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Redefines Taste in the MasterCraft Series-An Original Web Series from PURE LEAF TEA HOUSE COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has partnered with Pure Leaf Tea House Collection to create a new, original web series launching on PureLeaf.com. 'MasterCraft Series' is inspired by the expertise, craftsmanship and elevated taste experience of Pure Leaf Tea House Collection. (more...)

Naked Shakespeare to Return to Brooklyn with All-Male HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The company that received international media attention last year for their nude, all-female production of The Tempest is returning with a nude, all-male, outdoor production of Hamlet. (more...)

Mozilla and Rooftop Films Announce Film Screening About Society's Relationship With The Internet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

July 18 - Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, is excited to support Rooftop Films in bringing a memorable evening of film and discussion to The Courtyard of Industry City, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 29 starting at 8 PM ET. As a part of Rooftop Films Annual Summer Series, hitRECord will premiere a film produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt about staying safe online. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company extends its footprint during its sixth season of performances and educational programming, appearing in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Vermont, as well as in its home state of New Jersey.  Artistic Director Randy James noted, "We are pleased to have had such a positive and wide-reaching response from our presenting partners across the county to our vision of exploring the artistry of the male dancer. With more than 23 works in our repertory including 14 commissioned works, we bring a wealth of ways to investigate and illuminate the male role in dance today and to display the tremendous versatility of our company members while inviting interesting conversations about gender roles."  (more...)

XLIVE 2017 Returns to Las Vegas, Announcing Tickets on Sale + Phase I Speaker Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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United Photo Industries Brings THE FENCE Back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, will bring back one of its signature initiatives, THE FENCE, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy to Celebrate Fifth Year This August; Teachers Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its fifth year as an international event when it returns to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music located at 1726 Locust St in Philadelphia from August 8 through August 15, 2017. (more...)

Girl Be Heard's A Tribe Called Mess Presents RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Girl Be Heard (girlbeheard.org), a nonprofit theatre company that develops and amplifies the stories of young women (ages 12-21), is pleased to celebrate budding young talents from their first-ever Girl Be Heard program in the Tremont section of the Bronx.  The ensemble of fifteen young women call themselves A Tribe Called Mess and will present an exhibition of spoken word, song, and storytelling that explores the experiences of teen girls in Rage Against the Machine at Pregones Theatre (575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451) Friday, July 21, 2017 - open dress - and Saturday July 22, 2017 - performance. Tickets are $10 donation at the door. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Put on your 'Boogie Shoes' for Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time is opening up at the Ivoryton Playhouse on August 9th! The year is 1979 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life - to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, they decide to train together for a dance competition and their lives begin to change forever. Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, the electrifying score is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics: 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Night Fever,' 'Jive Talking,' 'You Should Be Dancing' and 'How Deep is Your Love?' (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC 2017-2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2017-2018 Season, including Robin Spielberg, performing on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm,  Andrew Nemr, performing on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm, Go, Dog. Go! (for families) on Saturday, February 17 at 1:30pm,  Comedian John Fugelsang, performing Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm, The Motortown All-Stars performing Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm, and more! (more...)

Kinesis Project Dance Theatre presents Excerpts from TIMEPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Kinesis Project dance theatre presents excerpts of TimePiece: Another imperfect measurement of us in a free performance on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7pm in Brooklyn Bridge Park, as a part of Gibney Dance's dance-mobile Summer 2017. (more...)

BRIC Announces Lineup and Dates for Third Annual BRIC JazzFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce programming and other details of the 2017 BRIC JazzFest, the third annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, conceived and curated by Jack Walsh, Lia Crockett and Brice Rosenbloom. As it expands even more in its third year, the Festival continues to deliver on the promise Nate Chinen suggested in The New York Times when he wrote, "Given what's still a limited infrastructure for jazz in Brooklyn, BRIC JazzFest could be an important force for good." The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 14-21), featuring film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, and culminates with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

2018 Sundance Film Festival Announces New Programming, Award, Graphics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

With exactly six months until Day One of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute today detailed a standalone Episodic section, the return of 'The New Climate' strand of environmental work and a new award. Feature film, short film, episodic and Virtual Reality submissions are now being accepted via Withoutabox, with early deadlines beginning August 7; more information about submissions and deadlines is at sundance.org/submit. (more...)

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