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Jewish Museum Presents Contemporary Art By Walter Benjamin's Magnum Opus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum on view through August 6, 2017. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin examines themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks in media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and painting, with annotations by the American poet Kenneth Goldsmith.   (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents US Debut of New Works By Roni Horn, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Beginning 27 April 2017, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present the US debut of four new bodies of work by acclaimed American artist Roni Horn. The exhibition features the photographic opus 'The Selected Gifts (1974 – 2015)', a collection of 67 photographs documenting the history of gifts the artist received over a period of 41 years. Also on view are two new bodies of works on paper, The Dog's Chorus (2016) – shown here for the first time – and Th Rose Prblm (2015), as well as the new glass sculptures 'Water Double, v. 1' and 'Water Double, v. 3' (both 2013 – 2015). Although materially divergent, these works all derive from longstanding questions and themes that have propelled Horn's practice and her ongoing poetic study of the protean nature of identity, meaning, and perception. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 23, 2017

Prepare to be astonished, delighted, and moved. (more...)

The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKS PASSION, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) under the direction of its Music Director David Hayes will give the New York Premiere of celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion. NYCHORAL will be joined by organist Jason Roberts as well as the remarkable Brooklyn Youth Chorus under Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker. James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion, written in 2013, is the second of four planned works, each based on one of the Gospels which aim to approach the differing passion accounts from contrasting stylistic per-spectives. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, April 8, 2017, 8 pm  at the landmark St. Bartholomew's Church, at 51st Street and Park Avenue. The program follows: (more...)

Apply for O'Neill Center's 2017 National Critics Institute with Chris Jones
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 National Critics Institute. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus Celebrates 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus (COCC) is celebrating 50 years of music- making in the 2016-17 season. All alumni of the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus are invited to participate in a special COCC Alumni Choir, assembled just for this occasion. This SATB ensemble will perform at the 50th Anniversary Celebration concert on April 29under the direction of Ann Usher, current director of the Children's Chorus.  (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 65th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 7, 2017.  (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Honor Local Art Heroes Suzanne & James Mellor at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 Laguna Playhouse will host its annual Gala at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach honoring longtime supporters of Laguna Playhouse and the arts, Suzanne and James Mellor. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project presents THE JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Junior Repertory Company will present The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's beloved tale of Mowgli, a young boy taken in by wolves in the jungle of India, and befriended by memorable characters Kaa the Rock Python, Baloo the Bear, and Bagheera the Panther.  Many generations of readers who have ranked Kipling's books among their favorite stories will appreciate playwright R. Rex Stephenson's adaptation with its fidelity to the original text.  (more...)

BWW Preview: SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL at Delhi
by Zofeen Maqsood - Mar 22, 2017

Serendipity Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary arts festival, that was held in Goa will come to Delhi this spring (more...)

Wildclaw Theatre presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK previews Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, press opening, Thursday, March 23rd with public opening Friday, March 24th. The classic bone-chilling play will be performed at The Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Chicago. Thursday-Sundays until April 23rd. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Local Artists Tackle the Challenge of Forgiveness in a World Divided with Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard tackles the subject of apartheid head on in his gripping drama, Playland. Playland begins on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm, and opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm. For ticket arrangements, contact playlandphilly@gmail.com. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces the complete line-up of its annual PEN World Voices International Play Festival, running May 1, 2 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York), and Sunday, May 7 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New, New York). (more...)

LE CYGNE Comes to Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Le Cygne is a dark, mythical tale of Federico Rey, a criminal drug lord in a fictional town called Santo Libertad, and his loving daughter, Swanhild who learns about the true nature of her father's criminal empire and then, ultimately, saves his soul. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Site Expansion
by Molly Tracy - Mar 21, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. (more...)

BWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is Kids
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 21, 2017

From musical numbers to American Sign Language, CATCO's 2017-18 season will bring alternative modes of storytelling to the stage. The Columbus-based theater company announced its complete 33rd season via press release on Monday. (more...)

True Story Comes to Life in TOMAS AND THE LIBRARY LADY at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Dallas Children's Theater brings to life the power of education through storytelling in TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY. Discover an inspiring, true story based on the life of Tomas Rivera, a young boy from Texas born into a family of migrant farm workers who ultimately became the first Mexican American to hold a position of chancellor in the University of California system. TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY opens March 24, 2017 at Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) / Rosewood Center for Family Arts. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)

'Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about Twins' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Nicholas de Jongh on Shakespeare's Sexuality and PRICKED OUT
by Guest Blog: Nicholas de Jongh - Mar 20, 2017

My play Pricked Out may be set in Dorset on Midsummer's Day 2016, where two young men meet and make a sensational discovery about themselves, but the focus is on time past - in the shape of William Shakespeare and the extraordinary revelation of his sonnets, published in 1609 to far more embarrassed silence than to general applause. It was the playwright's greatest act of self-exposure and a most uncharacteristic one at that from a man known for his canniness and personal diplomacy… (more...)

THE FLICK, THE TEMPEST, 1984 Among Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jobsite Theater has announces the 2017-18 season, our 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra To Feature Ballet Neo And Soprano Sara Pearson, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Sunday March 26th, the Adelphi Orchestra embarks upon an ambitious concert, “Mystical Songs and Dances of Scheherazade” celebrating the enigmatic heroine and narrator of the collected stories which comprise Arabian Nights.  (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for STAND-UP PRESENTS... Stand-Up Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Previously known as The Half Hour, Comedy Central STAND-UP PRESENTS... … is introducing the sharpest, most distinct voices in comedy with a brand new season of half hour stand-up specials. (more...)

Meislin Projects Presents IDO MICHAELI FROM SKETCH TO FABRIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Meislin Projects is pleased to announce From Sketch to Fabric, the first solo exhibition by Ido Michaeli with the gallery. From Sketch to Fabric presents a series of preparatory works from two of Michaeli's major projects, Black Panther Got Loose From the Bronx Zoo (2017) and Ethiopian Curtain of the Ark (2012), as well as the accompanying video for each piece. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

BWW Review: Humors and Egos Collide in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Civic Theatre
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 20, 2017

If you have a fondness for frivolity, a love of all things irreverent, a strong like or dislike for Shakespeare, and a ready and willing laugh, you belong at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre's production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

Da Camera Presents Rising International Star Pianist Llyr Williams At The Menil Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 4, 2017, Da Camera of Houston presents the Houston recital debut of renowned Welsh pianist, BCC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust Winner Llr Williams at the Menil Collection. Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. Right on the cusp of a major international career, he has received elated praise and acclaim from critics for his performances and recordings. (more...)

Main Street Theater presents the Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 2016 - 2017 MainStage season with the regional premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck.  The production opens April 1 and runs through April 30 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.  Performances are on Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Tickets are $36 - $45, depending on date and section, and are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com.  (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces ANNA by Brenna Geffers and the Anna Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On March 31, EgoPo presents Anna, a World Premiere adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Playwright and Director Brenna Geffers brings Literature's greatest heroine to new life with the help of a wandering theater troupe armed with a collection of rickety antiques and instruments. They perform the story, set in the shifting landscape of Imperial Russia, to seek refuge from their own unsettling world. You are invited on their journey, and Anna's, as they travel together toward the story's unavoidable end. Anna previews March 29-30 and opens Friday, March 31. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, April 16. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Judith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces that iconic stage and film actress Judith Light will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. An alumna of the O'Neill, Judith first performed at the O'Neill's 1977 National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Feature Ballet Neo and Sara Pearson in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Adelphi Orchestra to feature Ballet Neo and soprano Sara Pearson in “Mystical Songs and Dances of Scheherazade” March 26th (more...)

Official: Trump Administration Budget Plan Calls to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported in January, as a part of the Trump Administration's plans to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years, it was revealed that the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities would be eliminated entirely. (more...)

ROAD SHOW, ORLANDO, THE WIZ and More on Tap for 2017-18 at The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces 5 of 7 plays for its 2017-18 Season, Spiro Veloudos's 20th Season as Producing Artistic Director.    (more...)

Perthera's New Blog Focuses on Cancer Research & Science
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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USM Wind Ensemble to Perform FABLES AND STORYTELLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The USM Wind Ensemble will explore music from the last one hundred years showcasing the abilities of our top performers in the School of Music through chamber music repertoire. The concert focuses on music of 'Fables and Storytelling,' including Robert Kurka's Good Soldier Schweik Suite, based on Czech author Jaroslav Hasek's great novel. (more...)

Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 22nd Annual Festival of Books, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Los Angeles Times today announced the lineup for the 22nd annual Festival of Books, the nation's largest literary festival, April 22-23 at the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator's Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. (more...)

Mayor's Office Of Media And Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner Of Inaugural 'One Book, One New York' Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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Photo Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In 1837 Hans Christian Anderson wrote his most beloved tale "The Little Mermaid".  180 years later she is still swimming her way into the hearts of young and old.  On February 26th, Literally Alive Theatre opened their Off-Broadway musical adaptation of this classic tale with books and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd) in Manhattan.  Their adaptation is true to the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, unlike the Disney version, which has a different ending.  "We tell the story in its original form" says Artistic Director Brenda Bell, "We believe that the true ending shows children that every wish has a price and that love comes with many sacrifices." (more...)

FIAF presents SNOW WHITE the FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), are thrilled to present the US premiere of thecine-performance Snow White or the Fall of the Berlin Wall from French theater group La Cordonnerie on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue). (more...)

HAMILTON's Education Program to Kick Off Next Week in the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The innovative educational program that launched last year at Hamilton on Broadway will debut in San Francisco on March 22 when 2,200 students and teachers from 18 area Public Schools attend the matinee performance of the musical at SHN Orpheum Theater at 1192 Market Street at 8th Street. (more...)

Lewis Carroll's Timeless Classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND: LIVE ON STAGE! This April At Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to welcome Rapidfire International's production of 'Alice in Wonderland: Live on Stage!' on Saturday, April 8, with two performance times at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This family friendly production will feature a meet and greet with the cast following the performance. (more...)

TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)

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