York U Dance Innovations Premieres 36 Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Thirty-six new works will debut in Dance Innovations: Strong/Light, a choreographic showcase of York University's Department of Dance, running November 26 to 28. York's rising young dance artists step into the spotlight with three distinctive programs of original choreography, presented in the McLean Performance Studio, 244 Accolade East Building on York's Keele campus. (more...)

The Faction to Present REPTEMBER RELOADED at New Diorama Theatre, Jan 10-Feb 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Faction, pioneers of 21st Century repertory theatre and producers of critically acclaimed sell-out seasons as one of New Diorama's associate ensembles, will present a brand new edition of their Off West End award-nominated REPTEMBER RELOADED series of solo reinterpretations of classic and rarely-adapted plays in January 2016. (more...)

Wild, Untamed Flamenco Set for London's Peacock Theatre in ZIK'R
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

East meets West in ZIK'R, the sensational new flamenco fusion show created by, and starring, Karen Ruimy and Killing Joke bassist Youth, the show traces flamenco's journey from India to Spain. The show is coming to The Peacock, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT, with press night slated for Tuesday 14 June 2016. (more...)

Vivaldi Metal Project Announces Release Date for 'The Four Seasons' Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vivaldi Metal Project has announced the release date for 'The Four Seasons' album.  It is set for release on July 22 by Pride & Joy Music. (more...)

3rd Annual Night at the Museums in NYC Set for 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Downtown Culturals Group presents the third annual Night at the Museums, bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area's most diverse and culturally significant institutions. The event is presented as a part of River To River Festival 2016, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's annual summer arts festival. Night at the Museums takes place on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and many of the sites include special programming and tours. (more...)

The Melvins to Play the Fox Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Melvins will play Fox Theatre on August 6th, 2016. (more...)

Matthew Stefan Grzelak Releases THE LAST GERMAN SOLDIER
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Matthew Stefan Grzelak, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Last German Soldier': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected moments. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, June 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 3, 2016! (more...)

Agora Gallery Presents Thai Artist Banjerd Lekkongat in New York Exhibition, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BANGKOK, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Singha Park, a social enterprise project of Thailand's Singha Corp., is supportinganexhibition of metal sculptures by Thai artist Banjerd Lekkongat the prestigious Agora Gallery, as part of a project tohelp Thai artists gain recognition inNew York. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform Two Mozart Concerts, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/08/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announces two concerts performed on back to back weekends at the Pabst Theater highlighting the works of Mozart. Mozart + More features guest conductor Ben Gernon and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan on March 31, April 1, and 2. Mozart's “Jupiter” features guest conductor Courtney Lewis on April 8, 9 and 10. (more...)

BWW Review: RHINOCEROS: Collective Psychosis or The People's Choice?
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 5, 2016

The Suffolk University/Boston Playwrights' Theatre co-production of RHINOCEROS, newly adapted by Wesley Savick from Derek Prouse's translation, features a Boston setting, but maintains the themes of Eugene Ionesco's 1959 classic play from the Cold War era. Things being as they are, that sort of feels like the good old days, yet we are reminded that conformity, fascism, and totalitarianism have never gone out of style. (more...)

Rodney J. Walker Shares A NEW DAY ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

ATLANTA, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ We are all more than our past. No one knows this more than Entrepreneur and newly published Author, Rodney J. Walker. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Walker faced incredible hardships in the foster care system and coping with family drug problems and violence. His new book, A New Day One, details his story of sheer determination and journey to becoming an Entrepreneur and Yale University graduate. (more...)

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival to Launch 19th Season with ¡CUBA TODAY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival launches its 19th season with a program celebrating Cuban composers ¡Cuba Today! features works that span 70 years by three generations of composers: Tania Leon, Aurelio de la Vega, Keyla Orozco and Orlando Jacinto Garcia Monday, April 4 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

'OnEdge' Live Experimental Performance Series to Chicago in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the third annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 19 - March 4, 2016.  The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), the Storefront Theater (66 E. Randolph St.) and Links Hall (3111 N. Western Ave.).   (more...)

Sheryl Brown-Norman Releases RESTORED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Savannah Hartford knows what it's like to be alone. Never having had much success with love and life, she'd given up on anything good ever happening. So, when she receives a letter explaining that she has inherited an old mansion, she is stunned and suspicious. Savannah uses her design skills to turn the old mansion into a luxurious bed and breakfast. As she transforms the house, she learns that it is not just the house that is being restored. (more...)

Charlie Varon & Joan Jeanrenaud Debut SECOND TIME AROUND Set for The Marsh, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Marsh San Francisco is thrilled to present world-renowned cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, a 20-year member of the Kronos Quartet, and award-winning performer/writer Charlie Varon in a collaborative theatre piece entitled SECOND TIME AROUND, A Duet for Cello and Storyteller. (more...)

EMV to Present Tafelmusik's 'House of Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) hosts the anticipated return of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, as they present House of Dreams on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse. One of the world's most celebrated period ensembles, this programme takes audiences on a virtual visit to five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Marais are played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. The critically-acclaimed experience interweaves live performance with stage direction, narration, and stunning projected images. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage SAINT JOAN & DOCTOR FAUSTUS in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Quintessence concludes its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with the Devil and Saints Repertory: Shaw's SAINT JOAN presented in rotating repertory with Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS. An eleven actor repertory ensemble, comprised of Quintessence's best and lead by directors Rebecca Wright and Alexander Burns, will bring to life Shaw and Marlowe's masterworks and continue to establish Quintessence's brand of epic classic theatre for 21st century Philadelphians. SAINT JOAN begins previews on Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, March 19 at 8pm. DOCTOR FAUSTUS begins previews on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, April 2 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SECOND TIME AROUND at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Marsh San Francisco is thrilled to present world-renowned cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, a 20-year member of the Kronos Quartet, and award-winning performer/writer Charlie Varon in a collaborative theatre piece entitled SECOND TIME AROUND, A Duet for Cello and Storyteller. The iPhone generation meets the Greatest Generation in this story of the longing for human connection and continuity. SECOND TIME AROUND, developed with and directed by David Ford, plays March 5 - April 17, 2016 (press opening March 19, 2016). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars! (more...)

HBO to Premiere Animated Adult Series ANIMALS, 2/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

New York City, Earth's least habitable environment, is home to a host of downtrodden creatures. Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of these non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own. (more...)

DCASE's 'OnEdge' Live Performance Series Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the third annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 19 - March 4, 2016.  The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), the Storefront Theater (66 E. Randolph St.) and Links Hall (3111 N. Western Ave.).  (more...)

Aurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere - DON'T SMOKE IN BED, running at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 6 March 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 7 March 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Cid Pearlman to Debut Final Work in 'ECONOMIES' Trilogy at Felix Kulpa Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Cid Pearlman Performance and Felix Kulpa Gallery have announced the world premiere of ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3, the third and final work in a triptych of performance installations on the theme of 'economy.' ECONOMIES OF EFFORT: 3 opens at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, Thursday, March 17, and runs two weekends through March 27. It continues at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco, Friday to Saturday, April 8 - 9. (more...)

The Joyce to Present Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo & Bruce Levingston in Trio ConcertDance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present world-renowned dancers Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, accompanied by internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Bruce Levingston, in the U.S. premiere of TRIO ConcertDance.Tickets range in price from $10-$75 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Temple Theaters presents William Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by James J. Christy, running tonight, February 3, through February 14, 2016 in Temple University's Tomlinson Theater. (more...)

Scena Mundi to Transform The French Protestant Church for TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Shakespeare's much-loved comedy TWELFTH NIGHT is being given a fashion makeover at Scena Mundi this Spring. This three-week run will be a bold and finely crafted production that takes the Elizabethan style to a church catwalk. (more...)

Pennington Dance Group to Celebrate 15 Years with Pair of Concerts at State Playhouse, 3/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Internationally acclaimed Pennington Dance Group celebrates its 15th Anniversary with two concerts on March 26 and March 27 at the State Playhouse, located on the campus of Cal State LA (just east of downtown Los Angeles). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Dr. Mihyar M. Awad Releases New Book on Developing Industrial Area's Environment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Dr. Mihyar M. Awad believes that the environmental condition of industrial districts in developing countries is in perpetual change, which leads to the failure of the classical modernization method in achieving their goals. To provide a long term modernization method for developing countries, he has written 'Fractal Modernisation Model of Industrial Areas' Environment in Developing Countries' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

LABAlive to Present BEAUTY / LITERATURE at the Theater at the 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

LABAlive presents BEAUTY /LITERATURE, an evening of fiction, presentations, and subversive teachings exploring relationships with beauty on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the 14th Street Y. (more...)

Kushner, Pendleton & More to Celebrate Eric Bentley at Centennial Concert at The Town Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

This year,legendary playwright, singer, editor and translator and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Eric Bentley turned 99 years old. In celebration of this milestone and a century of his contributions to the international theatre world, a special one night-only birthday celebration has been announced: 'Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! A Centennial Tribute Concert' will take place on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, which we previously announced here.   (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Sets 2016 Winter & Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce the 2016 winter and spring schedule of events at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage and The Unicorn Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase now. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 24th season with the World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK. Written and directed by award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Letters, The Arsonists, Salomania), LITTLE ERIK features Marilee Talkington, Joe Estlack, Wilma Bonet, Greg Ayers, Mariah Castle, and Jack Wittmayer. LITTLE ERIK plays January 29 through February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

THE MORPHER Launches Marketing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

For 39 years, Sydatu Holder endured the severely painful sickle cell disease. When she was 11, she was inspired by God to write about her experiences living to die with SCD. She died in 2014 but her spiritual journey was preserved through the pages of 'THE MORPHER' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

Yogi Aaron Shares the AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A NAKED YOGI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Yogi Aaron's narrative is one of empowerment, imbued with a sense of adventure. Having built his name as the creator of Hot Nude Yoga, Aaron chronicles the life of a self-described 'timid mother's boy' into an assured, self-made yogi exemplifying Metamorphosis. In 'Autobiography of a Naked Yogi' (published by Balboa Press), Aaron shares how his practices of Tantric yoga and a life spent outdoors - spanning the wilds of northern Canada to the underwater wonderland of the Caribbean - molded him into the man he is today. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Sets January-April 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Kicking off January is The Mozart Salons: Concert One (8 January), an international project exploring the most prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Join Pater Sheppard Skaeverd on a journey of intricate sonatas through to his muchly celebrated concertante works for violin, viola and piano. Nashville-based polymath Michael Alec Rose will present the exclusive world premiere of a series of violin pieces inspired by intimate walks across Dartmoor, whilst exploring its rich history along the way. Pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar will join Peter as well as composer David Lancaster in Concert Two (14 February). (more...)

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Back MOMIX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is proud to bring back MOMIX. one of the world's most enthralling and innovative hybrids of Dance and visuals as we present MOMIX's newest production, ' Alchemia', which explores the ancient art of transformation- focusing on the four elements and the spirits and imagery for one glorious and surreal evening, Friday, January 22nd 2016 at 8PM in our historic main hall. (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago Presents Premiere of SONO'S JOURNEY 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

Dance Chicago Founder and Artistic Director Melissa Thodos revealed today details about the company's 2015-16 season. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil to Prop the 'KURIOS' Big Top in NYC Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Cirque du Soleil returns to New York in 2016 with its newest acclaimed touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities presented by Visa Signature, in association with United MileagePlus. (more...)

Rose Art Museum Sets Spring 2016 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has announced its Spring 2016 exhibitions: Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?; Sharon Lockhart/Noa Eshkol; and Rose Video 08 | Ben Hagari, on view February 12 - June 5. Joyce Pensato's site-specific Foster Mural, Felix at the Rose, and Mark Dion's permanent installation, The Undisciplined Collector, will remain on view. Rose Collection | #FordHall2015 will transform the Lee Gallery into a community gathering space dedicated to art and activism. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 11, 5-9 p.m. (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Breathes New Life Into the Hills
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 4, 2016

The National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, breathes new life into the venerable hills and introduces a star-in-the-making. Vivacious and talented Kerstin Anderson captivates us from the opening strains of the title song, and her passion and energy propel the show forward. More than five decades after its Broadway premiere, the powerful message of the story and the superb Rodgers and Hammerstein score still resonate. (more...)

Breathtaking Imagination Receives New Arts Bursary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Matt Hutchinson and Grace Emily Manning are the first young talents to receive the inaugural Sally Goldsworthy Bursary, in memory of the pioneering creative force and CEO of DISCOVER CHILDREN'S STORY CENTRE, who died last year. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Emanuel Ax, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Emanuel Ax, Wednesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Extends SAINT JOAN and DOCTOR FAUSTUS Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group has announced the extension of its celebrated Devil and Saints Repertory: SAINT JOAN and DOCTOR FAUSTUS, performed in rotating repertory now through May 1. (more...)

Roxane Gay to Give Arthur Miller Lecture at 2016 PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

In the lead-up to the PEN World Voices Festival, taking place in New York on April 25 - May 1, 2016, PEN America has announced that one of the country's leading voices, Roxane Gay, will deliver the Festival's signature Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Festival organizers have also added new programming to the lineup, including events featuring Fran Lebowitz and Salman Rushdie. (more...)

Cornell University & University Of Notre Dame Reveals 'Hope On Stage' Playwriting Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

THE HOPE AND OPTIMISM INITIATIVE is thrilled to announce the winners of its "Hope On Stage" playwriting competition. THE HOPE AND OPTIMISM INITIATIVE is a $4.8 million, three-year project at the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University. (more...)

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