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BalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

BWW Recap: BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Flashbacks, Chain Gangs, and Cuba, Oh My!
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 8, 2014

Okay so here we are! Episode one of the final season of Boardwalk Empire entitled 'Golden Days for Boys and Girls'! It kicked off in an interesting and beautifully visual fashion as we are met with an opening shot of boys diving for coins underwater. The cinematography in that scene, and in the entire episode is notably gorgeous. Voicing over this stunning imagery is a poem read aloud by a female voice. “Be honest and true, boys! /Whatever you do, boys /Let this be your motto through life.” This poem bookends the episode as it's featured during the flashbacks (yes flashbacks!) of young Nucky Thompson throughout the episode. (more...)

Nachito Herrera & Creole Choir of Cuba to Play Ordway in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 World Music and Dance Series in October with two special one-night-only performances. The season will open with A Night in Havana with Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra on Oct. 5, followed by the Creole Choir of Cuba on Oct. 22. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office (more...)

Three Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. 'These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,' Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. 'With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.' (more...)

MGH-Set Medical Thriller ETHER DOME to Begin Oct 17 at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company continues its 2014-2015 Season with Ether Dome, "an essential story" (Hartford Courant) by Elizabeth Egloff about the advent of ether as an anesthetic and the resulting revolutionary impact on the medical profession. T (more...)

Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Set for 'BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY' Celebration at Barnes & Noble, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Celebrate the publication of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Oxford University Press) at Barnes and Noble, 86th Street & Lexington Avenue, New York City, on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7PM. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Present GUYS & DOLLS Concert & Screening, 10/12
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

Tony Award-winning composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to present a unique concert event leading up to a special screening of classic movie musical GUYS & DOLLS according to a new announcement. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Eduardo Cabra Leads Nominees for 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Latin Recording Academy today announced nominations for the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards digitally via LatinGRAMMY.com and Twitter. (more...)

Digium Announces Keynote Speakers for AstriCon 2014, the Annual Asterisk Users Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Digium, Inc., the Asterisk Company,announced today the keynote presenters for the AstriCon Open Source User Conference and Exhibition to be held October 22-24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Keynote speakers include Craig Walker, CEO and founder of UberConference, and Russell Bryant, principal software engineer, Red Hat. (more...)

Dreams Come True As Couples Say 'I Do' With Dazzling Wedding Celebrations In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Couples searching for the perfect location for their destination wedding will find true happiness in Las Vegas, the "Wedding Capital of the World." With more than 300 sunny days a year, the destination provides the perfect backdrop for couples ready to tie the knot. Las Vegas offers everything from elaborate, over-the-top venues to intimate settings that will bring the most romantic dreams to life. That's why it's no surprise that 100,000 marriage licenses are issued each year, for couples looking to make it official. (more...)

Continental National Bank Kicks Off Fundraising Partnership to Raise $40K for Amigos For Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

In recognition of 40 years of servicing the Miami community, Continental National Bank, the first Cuban-American national bank in the United States, announced today a joint fundraising partnership with Amigos For Kids to benefit local children in need. The first of its kind, this partnership joins two established, community-based organizations in a two-month fundraising effort to raise $40K for 40 years, commemorating the anniversary of the Bank. From now until November 22, Miami residents can make donations, with Continental National Bank matching in funds and in-kind contributions. (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Stage HUNTER GATHERERS, Oct 30-Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Staircase Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's wickedly funny play, Hunter Gatherers. Directed by Vancouver theatre veteran Ryan Gladstone, Hunter Gatherers is a darkly comic evening where the line between the civilized and the primal is blurred and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert. Hunter Gatherers stars Jessie Award winning actors Jay Clift & Peter Carlone, as well as Jessie Award nominee Pippa Mackie and Maryanne Renzetti. The show is Fight Directed by Mike Kovac and designed by Sarah Melo and Jessie-Award winner Carolyn Rapanos. It runs October 30-November 15 at the Havana Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the TIFF Presentation for MAPS TO THE STARS
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the presentation for MAPS TO THE STARS. (more...)

BWW Recap: BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Different Dogs, Same Bone
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 15, 2014

Here we are again, back for the second episode of BOARDWALK EMPIRE's final season. The episode, entitled “The Good Listener”, hit the ground running this week as we caught back up with that major ensemble of brilliant characters we've been missing. The episode opened with a montage of Eddie Cantor singing, fish frying and other oddities, as abstract openings appear to be a theme this season. We pull out into the episode through the ear canal of Eli Thompson, who we find worse for wear, waking up from what appears to be a drunken stupor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for MAPS TO THE STARS
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival jst concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals for MAPS TO THE STARS. (more...)

Leticia Rodriguez Garza to Perform New EP on Seattle's KEXP, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's in-studio performance with Seattle's KEXP will air September 16th at 6:30pm PST. The performance will stream via kexp.org, and local listeners can tune in to 90.3FM. (more...)

Andrea Rosen Gallery Presents TEN POSSIBLE LINKS by Matthew Ritchie, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present Ten Possible Links, Matthew Ritchie's fifth solo-exhibition with the gallery. Weaving together four distinct projects, the exhibition embodies a comprehensive visual examination of diagrammatic thinking. Encompassing a wide range of mediums, Ritchie's immersive installation - including painting, wall drawing, sculpture, sound and moving image - demonstrates the complexity and transient nature of information. (more...)

EXILES Begins 9/30 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Artists Rep will present the NW premiere of Exiles by famed film, theatre and television actor Carlos Lacamara. Artists Rep's Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez, who is Cuban-American, will direct the first major production of Exiles since its critically acclaimed premiere in Los Angeles. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

Iconic Spirit Brand, Malibu, Selects Havas Media and Millennial Media for the 'Best Summer Ever' Mobile Video Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The campaign is being deployed by Havas Media using Millennial Media ad units Video TICKER, a global media first, and Video TOGGLE, a UK media first. (more...)

NYC Artist Alexandre Arrechea to Appear in Pittsburgh 8/25-26 to Discuss His Public Art in NO LIMITS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Cuban-born artist and sculptor Alexandre Arrechea will be in Pittsburgh August 25 & 26, 2014, discussing his public artwork on view throughout downtown Pittsburgh through September 5, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/26 - National Tour of WICKED Says Farewell to Glinda, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 26th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, the National Tours of WICKED and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIECE OF MY HEART Should Let The Jukebox Do The Talking
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2014

Bert Berns bio-musical has a swell cast, fun songs and a book that drags mercilessly. (more...)

Blake Mills' 'Heigh Ho' To Be Released 9/16 On Verve Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills will release his highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, on September 16th via Verve Records / Record Collection. (more...)

BWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Matilda has now been seen by almost 1.5million people since it transferred to the West End in October 2011. The production was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC's The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Tickets are now on sale until Sunday 24 May 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Much Applause in Melbourne
by Brett Considine - Jul 21, 2014

The Production Company aims to showcase great shows performed by exceptional Australian talent. Their current offering of Guys and Dolls - the musical fable of Broadway - fulfils this aim. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jodie Mack, SXSW's MATEO and 10,000KM and More Set for Rooftop Films This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Tomorrow, Rooftop Films is on the roof of The JCC in Manhattan for multi-talented experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack's 'Dusty Stacks of Mom' with Documentary Shorts. Jodie will be in the house, performing the film's score live during the screening. On Wednesday we head to Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC, Queens for the FREE International Premiere of The Deadly Ponies Gang, a wild doc about two homies ridin' tricked out ponies, looking for trouble on the rural outskirts of New Zealand. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOLEM OF HAVANA, 7/16-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of The Golem of Havana, a new musical with book and direction by Michel Hausmann, lyrics by Len Schiff and music by Salomon Lerner. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre's production of GUYS AND DOLLS is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company. This staging has a solid foundation in the well-known tunes and colorful characters of Frank Loesser's Tony-Award-winning musical, and OSTC builds from there with a talented cast, sharp choreography, and smartly-designed scenery. (more...)

Ashkenaz Festival's 10th Biennial Celebration Set for 8/26-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ashkenaz Festival, North America's premier festival of international Jewish music and culture, returns to Toronto's Harbourfront Centre with its 10th biennial event this summer. Celebrating a wide range of Jewish creativity and artistry, from traditional styles to cross-cultural fusion, the week-long festival runs Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Featuring artists from across the globe, the Festival's programming includes music, film, theatre, cabaret, dance, literature, panel discussions, crafts and visual arts - with the majority of events offered free to the public. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' (more...)

Andrea Rosen Gallery to Display Matthew Ritchie Exhibit, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present Ten Possible Links, Matthew Ritchie's fifth solo-exhibition with the gallery. Weaving together four distinct projects, the exhibition embodies a comprehensive visual examination of diagrammatic thinking. Encompassing a wide range of mediums, Ritchie's immersive installation - including painting, wall drawing, sculpture, sound and moving image - demonstrates the complexity and transient nature of information. (more...)

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's 'Sagüita Al Bate' Breaks Into World Music Charts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's new song Sagüita Al Bate (released on August 16, 2014) jumped in the CMJ World Music Charts at #9 this week. The new release has received radio support from key tastemaker stations including KEXP, KUTX, WBEZ, WRUV, and more launching it into the top 10 most played world music releases nationally over at college and non-commercial radio stations. (more...)

Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki And Maureen O'Hara To Receive Academy's Governors Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. (more...)

Ashkenaz Festival's 10th Biennial Celebration Set for Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Ashkenaz Festival, North America's premier festival of international Jewish music and culture, returns to Toronto's Harbourfront Centre with its 10th biennial event this summer. Celebrating a wide range of Jewish creativity and artistry, from traditional styles to cross-cultural fusion, the week-long festival runs today, Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Featuring artists from across the globe, the Festival's programming includes music, film, theatre, cabaret, dance, literature, panel discussions, crafts and visual arts - with the majority of events offered free to the public. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Adds 14 New Dancers, Announces Luis R. Torres as Studio Company and Trainee Ballet Master
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) welcomes two new dancers from Cuba and names three dancers from the Studio Company to the performing Company. The Studio Company will also see nine new dancers from the U.S. and abroad. TWB veteran Company dancer Luis R. Torres joins the administrative staff of the organization as the Studio Company and Trainee Ballet Master. (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS, Chichester Festival Theatre, August 21st 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 21, 2014

UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn enjoys a production of one of her favourite musicals, revived at the Chichester Festival Theatre. (more...)

Mia Doi Todd's 10th Album 'Floresta' Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Mia Doi Todd's latest offering, Floresta - her 10th album -- grew from a seed. It was Brazilian music! So many forests grew, and flowers bloomed, and humankind lived and loved and despaired. (more...)

Barry Manilow's COPACABANA Announces New UK Tour, Kicks Off 10/2
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

The full-fledged, full-scale stage musical adaptation of Barry Manilow's classic COPACABANA is set for a new UK tour kicking off later this Fall according to a new announcement. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to release single tickets to the renowned contemporary company's 2014–15 season performances in Chicago, on August 25, 2014 at 10am. All remaining seats to the company's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater will be available online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone to the Hubbard Street Ticket Office at 312-850-9744. (Season 37 subscriptions, which include tickets to all four 2014–15 season engagements, went on sale May 1, 2014 and remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.) Season 37 single tickets start at just $25; the performance schedule is as follows: (more...)

Cuban Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa to Launch 14-City North American Fall Trio Tour, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa announces a rare 14-city North American Fall trio tour from September 20 through October 14, 2014. (more...)

Janet Dacal to Perform at Havana 1957, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

After much success in Los Angeles, Janet Dacal brings her intimate evening of American Songbook classics infused with Cuban rhythms to Miami's Havana 1957 Restaurant's Brickell location on Saturday, August 23rd at 11pm. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 NY Film Festival Main Slate Selections
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 30 films that will comprise the Main Slate official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12) (more...)

Ballet Star Carlos Acosta to Open Cuba Ballet Company?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta, one of the world's top ballet dancers, said he wants to open a dance company in Cuba after he retires from The Royal Ballet of London. (more...)

Edvin Ortega to DJ at Summer Stage 2014 in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Actor/DJ host Edvin Ortega will be performing for the City Parks Foundation, Summer Stage Kids at Alfred E. Smith Park in Manhattan. This is a free hour show starting Thursday, August 7 at 10:30am. (more...)

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