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"In its diamond anniversary year, West Australian Ballet presents a dazzling triple bill. Poéme de l’extase – Australian Premiere, Originally created by John Cranko for Margot Fonteyn, Poéme de l’extase tells the story of a famous actress recalling her past. Flattered at first by the attentions of a much younger man who falls in love with her, she then recalls her former loves and realising that this part of her life has already fulfilled, rejects the hapless young man. Scriabin’s music, with its accumulation torrents of emotion, coupled with opulent designs from Pablo Núñez, capture the essence of the Belle Époque in this stunning ballet. Jeu de carte, One of his most adored and enduring works, Jeu de carte, a poker game in three deals, revels in Cranko’s playful tenacity. The protagonist is the clown faced, red-wigged Joker, whose disruptive, chameleonic presence determines the outcome of the game. Set to Stravinsky’s witty score, this ballet has been a hit with audiences the world over. Prélude á l’aprés-midi d’un faune & Dying Swan

Brought back especially for the company’s 60th anniversary, Prélude á l’aprés-midi d’un faune was choreographed by Barry Moreland in 1985 for former West Australian Ballet star Ronnie Van den Bergh. The work brilliantly captures the languid imagery from Stephane Mallarme, on whose poem Debussy based his famous composition. The final diamond in this program of exquisite gems is Michel Fokine’s Dying Swan, created for luminary Anna Pavlova in 1905 and restaged in 2012 by Perth’s own world-star, Margaret Illmann."


BWW Blogs - Natasha, Pierre & Imelda
by José Morales Pastor - May 9, 2017

Nuestro invitado Jose Morales nos habla sobre el musical mas nominado de esta temporada, sobre Here Lies Love y sobre la innovacion en el entretenimiento de los espectaculos 'inmersivos' (more...)

Johnnyswim Confirm European & North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Acclaimed husband and wife band JOHNNYSWIM have confirmed new European and North American tour dates through November. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' Out This August
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lay It On Down, the ninth album from five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, is out August 4 on Concord Records. Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd's hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape. (more...)

David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Adele and More Featured on Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'London' Mix
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in London, and he's celebrating with another (bloody brilliant, if we say so ourselves) mixtape. The HAMILTON creator and MOANA composer and lyricist took to Twitter this morning to share hist playlist titled 'I'm In LONDONNNNNNN.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Hosts Unsung Lyricists at 92Y
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 7, 2017

The 92Y celebrated Songbook Classics By Unsung Lyricists last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

PBS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles' Sgt. Pepper with New Documentary
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

PBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beatles album with a new documentary, SGT. PEPPER'S MUSICAL REVOLUTION, a look back at the creation and ongoing influence of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released on June 1, 1967. (more...)

E! Expands Popular 'Wags' Franchise with New Series WAGS ATLANTA
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

E! Entertainment heads down to "The A" for some southern hospitality with the latest iteration of the popular "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) franchise as new series WAGS ATLANTA launches later this fall. (more...)

POP Montreal Announces Intial 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

POP Montreal is back September 13th to 17th, 2017 and it's gonna be sweet! For our 16th edition, we are continuing the tradition of unexpected unknowns, epic throwbacks and best new jams. Below is a taste of what's to come. (more...)


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Wirtz Center presents Northwestern Alumna Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Race, privilege and longstanding tensions collide in an unforgettable family weekend at Martha's Vineyard in the final mainstage production of the Wirtz Center's 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Casting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden today announced casting for the unprecedented, international presentation of George Balanchine's Jewels . The Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet will share the stage where the masterpiece first premiered on April 13, 1967, for five historic performances celebrating one of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century and the global recognition the work has received. (more...)

Irish Musician Fionn Regan to Play the Bowery Ballroom This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan's new album The Meetings of the Waters is out now via his own label TSUNENI AI(translates to 'Always Love' in Japanese). Of the album, NPR Musicproclaims, 'Fionn Regan returns, his feathery acoustic sweetness intact,' while BrooklynVegan calls it, 'gentle, delicate.' Fans can buy the record now on iTunes and Amazon. In support of the release, Regan has confirmed a headlining show at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, June 8. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Promotes 13 Dancers for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the promotion of 13 dancers for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Grammy- & Emmy-Nominated Pop Icon Katy Perry Set to Judge on ABC's AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

At today's upfront presentation at David Geffen Hall in New York City, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that Grammy- and Emmy-nominated music luminary Katy Perry is set to judge the next generation of artists on ABC's revival of the beloved music competition series “American Idol.”   (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2017

A New England cottage allegedly contains hidden stolen Diamonds and definitely contains mysteriously appearing and disappearing presumably dead bodies. Who will discover the Diamonds and make sense of this madness? Which characters may not be who they claim to be? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Co-Op presents LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fifth and final show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the killer musical from the writers of Ragtime and Once On This Island, LUCKY STIFF, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and directed by Stephen Van Dorn.   (more...)

Plays by Eleanor Burgess and More Slated for Keen Company's 'Keen Teens' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens.  (more...)

Colored Gemstone Inventory Debuts on Virtual Diamond Boutique
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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Sunyoung Kim and Ute Van Der plaats Win the Second Annual LOOT Acquisition Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Shannon R. Stratton, Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), and Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator, announced on Monday night that art jewelers Sunyoung Kim and Ute van der Plaats have been awarded the second annual LOOT Acquisition Prize, on the occasion of the seventeenth edition of LOOT: MAD About Jewelry. LOOT presents a cross section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to purchase pieces from and to meet some of the most skilled creators in the field. This year's prize will result in the acquisition of two jewelry works, Kim's Theme and Variation necklace and van der Plaats' In Between Days ring, for the Museum's collection. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley, Judy Kuhn and More to Celebrate Unsung Wordsmiths at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "The Nearness of You" and "As Time Goes By…" the songs are standards, but who wrote them? We celebrate the unsung wordsmiths behind some of the world's greatest songs - stellar artists like Leo Robin, Mack Gordon, Al Dubin and more - in the latest Rob Fisher (An American in Paris) and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) collaboration for L&L. (more...)

The Beatles Celebrate 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' With Special Anniversary Edition Releases
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

It was 50 years ago this June 1 st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (more...)

Sotheby's April 2017 Hong Kong Sales Achieve $406.1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Announces Portable Art Project, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

On 20 April 2017, Hauser & Wirth will debut its Portable Art Project with an exhibition of wearable objects commissioned from fifteen artists -- works that exist somewhere between sculpture and bodily adornment. Organized by Celia Forner, who collaborated closely with the artists, the Portable Art Project includes unique pieces as well as editioned series, crafted from an array of materials ranging from traditional gold and silver with precious and semi-precious gems, to enamel, aluminum, bronze, and iron. The initiative began with an invitation to Louise Bourgeois, who in 2008 conceived different rope-like precious metal cuffs. In the years since Bourgeois designed these first contributions, the Portable Art Project has evolved to include John Baldessari, Phyllida Barlow, Stefan Brüggemann, Subodh Gupta, Mary Heilmann, Andy Hope 1930, Cristina Iglesias, Matthew Day Jackson, Bharti Kher, Nate Lowman, Paul McCarthy, Caro Niederer, Michele Oka Doner, and Pipilotti Rist.   (more...)

IBM Names Three Blockchain Adoption Principles Essential for Every CEO to Consider
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

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Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter Hosts 13th Annual Hair of the Dog Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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BWW Review: THE GIFT HORSE: Obehi Janice Sparkles in Lydia Diamond's Early Play
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 28, 2017

New Repertory Theatre takes us for a ride in the wayback machine for the Boston-area premiere of one of Lydia Diamond's earliest plays. THE GIFT HORSE is a somewhat autobiographical, witty play that is heavy on character, rife with serious themes, and about fifteen to twenty minutes longer than what we are accustomed to two decades later. Obehi Janice, Alejandro Simoes, and Maurice Emmanuel Parent make the ride worthwhile. (more...)

John Lennon Original 'Sgt. Pepper' Sketch Highlights Julien's Music Icons Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced one of the most remarkable auctions ever to take place in New York City — Music Icons 2017. (more...)

Rare Carat Hits 1 Million Searches; Refinery29 Helps Explore Which States Spend the Most
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Sky and Space Global's Trailblazing Inter-satellite Connectivity-based Constellation System for the Communication Sector
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Take The Cinco de Mayo Pledge and Party Respectfully
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Looking for some great content this Cinco de Mayo that is funny, shareable, and not totally racist? Join the gang of knuckleheads at Dad's Garage in taking "The Cinco de Mayo Pledge." In this video by Dad's Garage TV, we promise to treat Cinco de Mayo, and Mexican culture, with respect. Stars from Dad's Garage (including Amber Nash and Andy Diamonds) teach audiences that not all Latinos are Mexican. And, also, you probably shouldn't put a tiny piñata on your crotch and tell people to beat it until candy comes out. (more...)

LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) to Play Underbelly Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

After wowing audiences at London Wonderground in 2016, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London this Summer in Liza's Back! (is broken), his five-star comic tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli, playing at the Underbelly Festival for 6 performances only from Tuesday 27 June to Sunday 2 July. (more...)

Local Public Relations Professionals Recognized with Image Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recognized the area's best work in public relations achievements at its "Image Awards Luncheon: Mining for Diamonds' on April 19. The local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in the area and to encourage and promote the development of the public relations profession. Winners are recognized for their excellence in sound public relations research and planning as well as production, execution and evaluation of results, including budget. (more...)

Pope's Visit To Fatima, Portugal Puts To Question Whether Motherhood Could Deliver Worldwide Brotherhood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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BWW Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Spends One Short Day at the Thrasher-Horne
by Heather Vollman - Apr 23, 2017

Brilliant costumes and catchy, well-written songs cannot salvage this provoking concept that ultimately misses the mark. This is not my story or your story, and no one in the room is encouraged to see themselves in Todrick's story (unless we are one of the ensemble dancers). Todrick knows that, acknowledges it in the pricey playbill, and his fans do not seem to mind one bit. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More! (more...)

Gilbert Neal's New Single 'Drop of You' from Latest Album Drops 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Gilbert Neal to release new single 'Drop of You' from his latest album 'The Mayor of Estes Park' Gadabout, raconteur, ne'er-do-well-er. Gregarious and fecund. (more...)

Emmy-Winner Eric Martsolf to Guest Host LEGENDS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Emmy-winner Eric Martsolf of "Days of Our Lives" has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to guest-host the new summer production at Flamingo Las Vegas June 27 through July 15. (more...)

Fugard Bioscope Announces Line-Up for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and  Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Present BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XIX
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) presents the 19th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the ninth year of The Warm-Up Laps. This year's Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, written by 53 New England playwrights, and produced by 50 New England theatres in ten hours. (more...)

Swarming Branch Premieres New Single; New 'Surreal Number' Album Drops 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The band's name is a reference to both the nature of its membership, which is intentionally and perpetually in flux, and its sound, which features densely worded slant rhyme over intertwining, capricious, often improvised melodies. (more...)

Marni Nixon's 'Loverly' Former NYC Apartment, Studio on the Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' to own a bit of New York history? Apartments 2A and 3A at 315 West End Avenue) - the former teaching studio and apartment of legendary Marni Nixon - are on the market! (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 17, 2017

Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, that Mr. Boos developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Actors Co-Op presents Ahrens and Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) presents the fifth and final show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the killer musical from the writers of Ragtime and Once On This Island, LUCKY STIFF, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and directed by Stephen Van Dorn.  LUCKY STIFF will preview on Wednesday, May 10 & Thursday, May 11 at 8pm and will open on Friday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 18 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Irish artist Fionn Regan's New Album 'The Meetings of the Waters' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan's new album The Meetings of the Waters is out now via his own label TSUNENI AI (translates to “Always Love” in Japanese). Of the album, NPR Music proclaims, “Fionn Regan returns, his feathery acoustic sweetness intact,” while BrooklynVegan calls it, “gentle, delicate.” (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents BOND & BEYOND, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

In celebration of the film franchise that has spanned more than half a century, the Houston Symphony will present the best of James Bond music with Bond & Beyond at 8 p.m. April 28-29 and7:30 p.m. April 30 at Jones Hall. (more...)

15th Annual Summer of Fun Kick Off Brings The Vogues, The Diamonds and More to Cannery 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

KOOL and KJUL will present the 15th Annual Summer of Fun Kick Off - a concert and festival event featuring craft vendors, food trucks, a classic car show and entertainment from The Vogues, The Diamonds, The Outsiders and Shades of Blue - at Cannery Casino Hotel on Saturday, May 27. (more...)

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