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John Legend & More Set for BBC MUSIC AWARDS on BBC America, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

BBC AMERICA announced today it will air the BBC MUSIC AWARDS on December 14th at 10/9c. (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

Inaugural Episode of 'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at the Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

REAL TALK / KIP TALK Series to Launch Next Month at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian Ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: One Down Nine to Go: KING HEDLEY II Kicks off Television Actress' Pledge to Stage All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays in LA.
by George Brietigam - Jan 30, 2017

A little bit of King Hedley's ambition might have rubbed off on television actress turned theatrical producer Sophina Brown. Better known as Nikki Betancourt from CBS's hit NUMB3RS, Brown has delved into the Los Angeles 99-seat theatre scene with the goal of producing all ten of August Wilson's plays in the Century Cycle. First up -- KING HEDLEY II, which opened last Thursday at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Bebop Pens MY PERSONAL STOP MESSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Author BeBop carries a desire to spread the word on his success of taking the challenge of recovery from addiction. BeBop's 'My Personal Stop Message' (published by Trafford Publishing), published in 2014, centers on the experiences taken through in the quitting process and the very beginning of the author's new life. (more...)


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Orto-Da Theatre Group Presents Sculpture Drama STONES Plus THE MANSERVANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The show 'Stones' is inspired by 'The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument' by Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987). It is performed, without talking, by six actors who sculpture the monument with their bodies and bring life to it in order to face humanity in its eye in its current time. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Narrate 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Is reading more books on that long list of 2017 New Years' resolutions?  Lin-Manuel Miranda announced today via Twitter (seen below) that he and Karen Olivo have narrated a new audiobook available now on iBooks and Audible, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.'  (more...)

Maria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Tmu-na Theatre Presents THE GOLEM LIVE A New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A contemporary version of the classic Jewish play by H. Leivick, which translates the Jewish legend about the golem from Prague to a stage laboratory that examines the tension between today's Israeli theatre and the classic Hebrew theatre, such as the Habima Theatre at its starting days. (more...)

Maxamoo Checks in for a January 2017 Theatre Festival Final Report
by Maxamoo - Jan 18, 2017

We spent two weeks seeing a ton of theater. This is our final report from the 2017 January NYC theater festivals. (more...)

Salon Sanctuary Concerts Presents FROM GHETTO TO CAPELLA, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts is honored to partner with Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima Festival, the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo in presenting the third annual New York performance of From Ghetto to Cappella, conceived to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venetian Ghetto. This will take place at The Chapel of Emanu-el, Thursday, February 16. (more...)

Nan Alexander Doyal Releases 'Dig Where You Are'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New book 'Dig Where You Are: How One Person's Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World' (Casper Press) by Nan Alexander Doyal gives voice to seven remarkable people making a difference in the world today, and invites readers to ponder how they can too. (more...)

Billy Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam Smith
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!' (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

THROUGH THE DARKNESS to Offer Powerful Holocaust Testimonials at The Workshop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

'Through the Darkness' by Alan C. Breindel recounts the unimaginable journeys and true stories of four courageous men and women who left everything behind, including their loved ones, so that they might stay one step ahead of the Holocaust.  (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Month-Long Festival of New Works by Joshua Sobol
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Boston Center for American Performance, Boston University, Israeli Stage, and Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater will present several of playwright Joshua Sobol's works during the month of March and April, as well as a conversation with Mr. Sobol interviewed by WBUR's ARTery Editor Ed Siegel on Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Joshua Sobol Brings Ideas of Social Change to Boston with Two-Week Residency at Israeli Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

In its fourth year, In Residence at Israeli Stage brings internationally renowned playwright Joshua Sobol, Olivier Award Nominee, to Boston for a two-week residency. (more...)

Uplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

From Executive Producers Maria Torres, John O'Connor, Michael and Sandra Lang, Maria Barreto and Linda Garcia comes GROWING UP GONZALES, a vibrant and uplifting Bronx tale. Previews begin on Friday, March 17th at Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: LOW LEVEL PANIC, Orange Tree Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 21, 2017

It is 30 years since Clare McIntyre's Low Level Panic premiered at the Royal Court. Focusing on a snap shot in the lives of three flatmates; Mary has found a pornographic magazine in the bin and wants to talk about it. Jo is in the bath, wondering how her life would be if she were that bit taller and slimmer, while Celia just wants to light a candle and get away from them both. (more...)

Eat Dust Returns to Piston Recordings with his infectious 'Come Together' EP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with a tasty three-tracker entitled 'Come Together EP'. (more...)

Roy Perkins Releases 'There Isn't Any Grass on This Side of the Fence'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Roy Perkins, a husband, father, and grandfather, has completed his new book 'There Isn't Any Grass on This Side of the Fence': a gripping and potent narrative that sheds light on the inconvenient truths of domestic wealth disparity. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Author Orazio Pens 'I Never Knew We Were Poor'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Orazio, a retired curriculum coordinator, teacher, and coach of twenty-seven years, has completed his new book 'I Never Knew We Were Poor': a journey of streaming consciousness backward and forward between the man he is today, and the path that lead him to writing his book. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

Music of Remembrance to Present New Multimedia Work at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents a newly commissioned multi-media work by American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian to be performed at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.,SF, on May 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents February Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in February with a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and a concert by the low string quartet Bonjour.  (more...)

The Met Presents Special Conversations Inspired By KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: MASTRY, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

In conjunction with the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, on view October 25, 2016-January 29, 2017 at The Met Breuer, and to illuminate Marshall's singular work and practice, The Met will present several events and discussions in December and January that will celebrate the major themes in the show as well as Marshall's artistry. (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers to Return to NYC with SPEEDMOUSE (RE-SQUEAKED)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Umbilical Brothers return to New York City with Speedmouse (re-squeaked), an updated version of their hit show, Speedmouse, for a four-week run starting February 21, 2017 at Theatre 80.  (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Play Live Oak Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

A refreshing new take on a timeless classic. Enjoy the mirth as Jack and Algernon avoid the petty obligations of late Victorian society whilst pursuing the hands of Gwendolen and Cecily. Young love must win out despite the objections of the imperious Lady Bracknell. (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.  Originally two shows were planned, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The 2:00 PM performance continues as scheduled but the 6:00 PM performance has been canceled. (more...)

Billy Porter to Host A.R.T./New York Theatres Ribbon Cutting Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter will host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 10:30am and located at 502 West 53rd Street. (more...)

Players Guild of Leonia to Present Staged Reading of OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE OF COMPASSION 1/19/2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

The Players Guild of Leonia will present a staged reading of 'Outside the Circle of Compassion' based on the memories of Susan Gold, an Englewood resident who was hidden as a child during the holocaust in Poland. Lois Corwin, a Teaneck resident, has brought these memories to life in her play. (more...)

PS122 and La MaMa to Present Nicola Gunn's PIECE FOR PERSON AND GHETTO BLASTER as Part of COIL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and La MaMa co-present the U.S. premiere of Nicola Gunn's Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster. (more...)

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