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David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. Net proceeds will benefit the 501 (c)(3) not for profit Gold Coast Arts Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Now Accepting Nomination for 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, is currently accepting nominations for the twelfth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which will be presented at the Orchestra's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Dvorsky and Haley Swindal in WBT's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SOUTH PACIFIC, with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Directed by Charles Repole and choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld, with musical direction by Leo Carusone, the musical runs now through November 30th and December 31st - January 25th, 2015, starring George Dvorsky and Haley Swindal. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 9/28/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/28/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes to Life in ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT At The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Sep 28, 2014

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott opened with a roar on Friday September 26 at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. "When you have your hand in the lion's mouth it is best to pat it on the head. . ." The lion is segregation and it is Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement that is patting it on the head. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, written by Sue Greenberg, opened the 2014-2015 season for the theater. (more...)

Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Need some motivation to get up on this early Fall, Saturday morning? Jennifer Holliday has it for you as she performs the Diana Ross classic 'I Ain't Been Licked' at her BB King Blues Club show this month. (more...)

San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In The Hood Brings Down the House at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Broadway In The Hood brought down the house during the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration at The Smith Center on Monday night, September 22 in Las Vegas. With performances by Jerry Lewis, Susan Anton, Human Nature, Cirque Du Soleil, Clint Holmes, the cast of Jersey Boys, and even 'Mr. Las Vegas' Wayne Newton himself, could not outshine their performance of 'Brand New Day' from the hit Broadway Musical 'The Wiz'. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company's THE DOWNPOUR Extends Through 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, Route 66 Theatre Company's hit world premiere The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss is adding one additional week of performances, extending through October 19, 2014. The Downpour is playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Tickets are at www.greenhousetheater.org, by calling 773.404.7336, or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center box office. Press comps are still available for reviews. (more...)

ZACH Theatre to Stage Texas Premiere of Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ZACH Theatre has announced the newest addition to its 2014-15 Season - The 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Play- ALL THE WAY. (more...)

CT Community Theatre Association Festival Set for This Saturday at the Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Join us for the first Connecticut Community Theatre Association Festival at the Warner Theatre this Saturday, September 27 beginning at 1 pm. Four community theatre groups will compete at this year's festival. (more...)

CT Community Theatre Association Festival to be Held 9/27 at Warner Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The first Connecticut Community Theatre Association Festival will be held at the Warner Theatre this Saturday, September 27 at 1 pm. Four community theatre groups will compete at this years festival, dinner will be provided and an awards presentation will follow. (more...)

WBT's SOUTH PACIFIC to Donate Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor Flight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre will be donating a portion of all ticket sales for the opening night of SOUTH PACIFIC to sponsor the upcoming October 18th flight from Westchester with the second flight following in April of 2015. (more...)

BWW Recap: MASTERS OF SEX Finally Gives Libby Her Due
by Aimee Curameng - Sep 22, 2014

Libby. This episode of MASTERS OF SEX was really all about Libby. I know other things happened but I really just want to get to Libby. All right, let met give you a quick rundown and then we're going to talk about Libby and the wonderful work of Caitlin Fitzgerald and Robert, played by Jocko Sims. (more...)

Bryan Cranston in Talks to Co-Star in Legendary's THE GREAT WALL
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Matt Damon is also in talks to co-star in the film, which Zhang Yimou will direct. Tony Gilroy recently completed the latest draft of the film's script. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Algiers will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Six performances are scheduled from November 15 through 30 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portrait Series Presents CHAYA CZERNOWIN, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with CHAYA CZERNOWIN featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, Kai Wessel, countertenor, Noa Frenkel, contralto, and Steven Schick, conductor. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets are $20-$30 and Students with valid ID: $12-$18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 19, 2014

Kenyon Phillips will be returning to Joes Pub on Friday, October 24 to reprise his sold-out performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

2014 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement Goes to Dance Theatre of Harlem Founder Arthur Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announces Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, as the recipient of the 2014 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance and Dr. Chuck Davis of DanceAfrica! for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. These awards will be presented at the 30th Annual Bessie Awards ceremony at the legendary Apollo Theater on Monday, October 20. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BRAHMS's REQUIEM, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms's Requiem on October 10-12, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by conductor Robert Spano and featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Nmon Ford, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the concerts include Brahms's German Requiem and Jennifer Higdon's “river sings a song to trees” from City Scape. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WITTENBERG Now On Stage at STNJ - Refreshingly Original
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2014

'Wittenberg' written by David Davalos and directed by Joseph Discher is now on stage at The Shakespeare Theatre on New Jersey. Metropolitan area audiences will delight at this totally original new play. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Open 2014-15 Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will begin their 2014-2015 season with Olivier Award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, playing October 4th through 19th, with $30 preview performances on October 2nd and 3rd. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Bryan Cranston Brings His Love of Baseball to the Stage in New Commercial for MLB!
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Bryan Cranston stars in a new MLB commercial for TBS, in which he 'previews' his one-man show version of the post season. Check out his hilarious tribute to baseball below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

September 22, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof - music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, produced by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. To celebrate the classic show, THEATER TALK welcomes critic and dramaturg Alisa Solomon of the Columbia University Journalism School to discuss her new book, Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Tim Hockenberry Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

After a successful run on 'America's Got Talent,' Tim Hockenberry is back home in San Francisco making his debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 25 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 26 (7 p.m.). Hockenberry will present an intimate concert of both original material and beautifully re-imagined covers. Tickets for Tim Hockenberry range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Aretha Franklin to Release Surprise Album Later this Month?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Beyone and U2, legendary singer Aretha Franklin is set to release her own surprise album this month, according to Showbiz411. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Pollyanna Theatre & LBJ Library to Present LIBERTY! EQUALITY! AND FIREWORKS!, 10/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Pollyanna Theatre, resident theatre company of the Long Center, is partnering with the LBJ Library on a special production for children, Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin opening October 11 - 19 at the Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin. (more...)

YUSUF/CAT STEVENS Returns With 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Legacy Recordings today announced that iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens has joined the label's storied musical family. To kick off this exciting new chapter in Yusuf's career, Legacy Recordings will release his first new studio album in five years, entitled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, on October 27. (more...)

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Storyteller to Weave Halloween Tales and Local Ghost Stories, 10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Hershey Area Playhouse is pleased to present Things that Go Bump in the Night, an evening of spooky storytelling featuring college professor, actor and local historian, Dr. Kevin Pry, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Southampton African American Museum will present 'Raise Your Voice', the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Roulette presents Interpretations featuring selections from John King's Free Palestine, with A Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violins; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello). Using materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam'at and iqa'at, each particular composition uses indeterminacy and improvisation to organize sound and time, thereby providing energetic and visceral motifs encompassing the full range of expression possible from a string quartet. (more...)

The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Coterie opens its 2014/2015 Season with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a drama that interweaves the compelling true story of Rosa Parks with dynamic and uplifting songs from the period. Directed by Brad Shaw, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will be performed live on stage September 23 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

TMP Worldwide to Spotlight Creative Talent Acquisition at 2014 Fall ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

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Xcerra Announces Webcast of Upcoming Craig-Hallum Capital Group 5th Annual Alpha Select Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

NORWOOD, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Xcerra Corporation (Nasdaq:XCRA), today announced that it will present at the Craig-Hallum Capital Group 5th Annual Alpha Select Conference in New York, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:10 p.m. EDT. This event will be available over the Internet via live webcast. (more...)

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2: A SECOND HELPING Comes to the BDT Stage, 9/12-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

A hilarious musical comedy series is sweeping the nation and heading to Boulder! Highlighting recipes, food, and change in the church, the regional premiere of Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping is a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who run it. Church Basement Ladies 2 is dishing up laughs at BDT Stage (formerly named Boulder's Dinner Theatre) September 12 through November 8, 2014. (more...)

Muta' Ali to Present LIFE'S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE at Southampton Arts Center, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

?Noted director and cinematographer Muta' Ali grandson of the legendary acting duo and social activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis will host the Hamptons' premiere of his loving tribute to his grandparents, 'Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee' as the closing film of the Raise Your Voice, the 9th Annual African American Film Festival presented by the Southampton African American Museum on Sunday, October 5 at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. (more...)

Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Grammy award-winning violinist, producer and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari will headline a special invite only concert opening the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at Cape Town City Hall on October 13th. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Ruth Wilson Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in MTC's CONSTELLATIONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and the Dodgers, just announced that two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated "Luther," Showtime's "The Affair") will star opposite previously announced Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

LATW's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Launch National Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

It's 1962. A white man has been murdered on a hot August night in a small town in the deep South, and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. L.A. (more...)

Sophia Loren Selects Corbis Entertainment as Commercial Agent
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ International film star Sophia Loren has selected Corbis Entertainment, a global talent, brand integration, and media licensing agency, to exclusively represent her name and likeness for commercial and merchandise licensing worldwide. (more...)

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