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Ma-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ma-Yi Theater Company and Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director, Jorge Z. Ortoll have announced the 28th Anniversary Gala honoring legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, and creators and patrons of the arts, Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Sets 'Week of Revolution' Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has announced its Week of Revolution, honoring the Hudson Valley's significant local history and in celebration of HVSF's production of THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, a play written by Richard Nelson and presented in association with Boscobel House and Gardens. (more...)

National Aviary, Pittsburgh International Airport partner to welcome Birdly: Virtual reality machine allows participants to fly like a bird
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017


The Columbus Symphony's 2017-18 Masterworks Season to Engage Themes of Nature and Creative Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Columbus Symphony today announced its 2017-18 Masterworks lineup, the third full season under the baton of Maestro Rossen Milanov. (more...)

LEIDY CHURCHMAN at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On 4 May 2017, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location Kindly Bent to Ease Us by LEIDY CHURCHMAN. The exhibition of new  work is shown in collaboration with Janice Guy and is curated by Piper Marshall. (more...)

The Roberto Ocasio Foundation Announces Latin Jazz Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Applications for The Roberto Ocasio Foundation (TROF) are being accepted until May 15 for the Camp, June 25-30, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The Camp has been in existence for 13 years under the leadership of Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence, Bobby Sanabria--seven-time Grammy nominee and world-renowned jazz and Latin jazz drummer/percussionist, composer, music educator, bandleader, and producer.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Co Season Includes Gender-Swapped MACBETH, All New CYMBELINE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens its Spring Repertory Season to the public on Friday, April 28th at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake with a new production of Macbeth, the famous tragedy of the Scottish King.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

YoungArts Celebrates Second Annual New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), along with honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, and gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds, welcomed more than 270 of New York's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala. (more...)

Beit Lessin Theatre Presents POLISHUK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruby Polishuk (Sasson Gabai), minister of FACT (Foreign Affairs, Culture and Tourism), is unexpectedly appointed to fill in for the Prime Minister who is hospitalized for a secret surgery. (more...)

House Party Theatre Returns with JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

House Party Theatre returns this Spring with their brutal, efficient mainstage production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, cut and directed by HPT leader Sarah Lacy Hamilton.  Julius Caesar begins with a press opening on Thursday, April 20 at 8pm and continues its run on April 21, 22, 24, 27 and 28. (more...)

The Health Museum Now Accepting Registrations for its Summer Discovery Camps and Global Teen Medical Summit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This summer, The Health Museum will be the place for children and teens of all ages to explore medical sciences and the human body through hands-on interactive camps and workshops including the Summer Discovery Camps and its annual Global Teen Medical Summit. (more...)

Julia Murney, Cole Escola, Molly Pope and More to Honor Patti LuPone at THE MEETING* This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, April 23 with a celebration of Broadway legend Patti LuPone at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Rachel York, Adrienne Warren, Jason Gotay and More to Perform at MMC's 2017 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college on Manhattan's Upper East Side, will honor Scott and Debby Rechler, dedicated philanthropists and proud MMC parents at the 2017 Annual Scholarship Benefit, and welcome an evening of star performances. (more...)

Immersive Theater Comes to Houston in RED HOUSE and THE MAN FROM BEYOND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Houston audiences will experience theatre in a completely new way in productions by two different arts companies that are rethinking the relationship between artist and audience. (more...)

Gillette Castle State Park Supervisor Philip Yuris Receives IMTY Award for Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Gillette Castle State Park Supervisor, Philip Yuris, is the honored recipient of the 2017 International Museum Theater Alliance IMTY award. (more...)

Paquito D'Rivera And Students From Celia Cruz High School Of Music Present LOS SUENOS DEL CARIBE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Grammy-winning Cuban-American jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera and students from the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music will premiere a new work of poetry and music celebrating the natural and cultural diversity of the Caribbean. (more...)

The Harmaleighs Release 'Lady Brain'; Announce Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Harmaleighs craft honest passionate and poetic songs cut from a pastiche of indie-folk, pop and Americana and will release the Hiraeth EP on May 5. (more...)

Entries Now Open For The 2017 New Cosmos of Photography 2017 Photo Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce today that its parent company, Canon Inc., has opened the worldwide submission entry period for its 2017 New Cosmos of Photography (40th edition) photo competition. This year's contest seeks entries depicting new creative photographic expressions that provide a glimpse of the next frontier. Starting in 2015, the contest began to accept digital submissions (both stills and video), to encourage more original forms of photographic expression. (more...)

Mercer Dance Ensemble to Present 'ROOTS TO WINGS' at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Creative exploration and joyful energy have been the hallmarks of the Dance Program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) this year. With new artistic direction and three new instructors, MCCC's current students, Dance alumni and faculty are eager to bring their work to the stage. The Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE) presents 'Roots to Wings: MDE in Concert' on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Sundial Brands Honors Tina Knowles Lawson With The Inaugural Community Commerce Impact Award, Presented By SheaMoisture
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017


ESPN to Present 2017 NFL Draft Live from Philadelphia
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

ESPN will present the 2017 NFL Draft – the company's 38th consecutive draft telecast – live from the NFL Draft Theatre at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Round 1 begins Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. ET (more...)

MAD Considers Fashion Beyond Clothing In New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents fashion after Fashion, an exhibition that seeks to redefine the term “Fashion” by presenting the work of six designer teams who are thinking—and making us think—about fashion anew. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Sheryl Crow's New Album 'Be Myself' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Be Myself, the new album from singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sheryl Crow, is out today on Warner Bros. Records and available on Crow's newly re-designed official website. (more...)

ZOMBIE ISLAND Comes to the Orlando Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A tropical island. A weekend getaway. Everyone coming together to celebrate your friends' wedding in paradise. The only thing that could ruin it is... your ex. It's all right though, you'll just avoid each other. It's a big island. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project ( I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Hale Theatre Presents AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The glittering musical tale of Nubian princess Aida comes to the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert May 18th through July 1st. This Broadway-style production by Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice is a modern retelling of Giuseppe Verdi's opera of the same name. It begins when a contemporary couple meet in the Egyptology wing of large big-city Museum. They are suddenly and magically transported into a memory of their past lives the land of the Pharaohs when their love story began. (more...)

Second City LA Invites We Are Thomasse To Perform Monthly Throughout Spring and Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces that The Second City Hollywood has invited them to perform on a monthly basis this spring and summer. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents the US Premiere of Zhou Tian's BROKEN INK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Music Director Rossen Milanov returns to the podium to conduct the US premiere of Zhou Tian's Broken Ink and Claude Debussy's La Mer, followed by Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber at the Metamorphosis concert at Richardson Auditorium. (more...)

Miller Theatre and Opera Omaha Join Forces to Present PROVING UP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Launching Miller Theatre's new Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative  Miller Theatre at Columbia University and Nebraska's Opera Omaha announced today their plans for the New York premiere of Proving Up, a new opera from the Brooklyn-based creative team of composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, two of the most important new talents in American music. (more...)

BTG Announces 'The Berkshire Club Kid' Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

IS183, Art School of the Berkshires; Only In My Dreams Events; Berkshire Theatre Group; Norman Rockwell Museum; and Stonover Farm are proud to announce a unique collaboration and celebration of creativity this summer. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Receives Grants from Tourism Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Williamston Theatre has been awarded a grant from the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Grant Fund in support of its marketing initiatives to out-of-county residents. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing administers the award funding. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A baroque 'Band of Brothers' will be celebrated at the closing concert of Early Music New York's 42nd season. (more...)

'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives' Documentary Composer Paul Henning Releases Debut Album 'Breaking Through'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Composer and film musician Paul Henning announces the release of his debut album BREAKING THROUGH, featuring piano solos performed by the Paul and recorded live with a 48-piece studio orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interview: David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 20, 2017

Last year's premiere of JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek at the Fort Worth Opera caused some big-time foot-stomping in the Lone Star State. New Yorkers will have a taste of the work--which will have its next full-scale production at the Opera de Montreal next January--on April 23 at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 13, 20. & 21, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of As One, an inspiring story about identity, authenticity and compassion by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.  (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Presents Wangechi Mutu Exhibition, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce the gallery's first exhibition with Wangechi Mutu in Hong Kong. The Kenya-born artist, based in New York and Nairobi, will debut a new body of work comprised of sculptures and paintings representing the artist's use of materials from familiar surroundings that have informed her continued engagement with the natural world. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist at the Pedder Building on Thursday, May 18, from 6-8 PM. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 22nd, 2017 Stephen Colbert will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Union Station officials today announced that nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will make its Kansas City debut in the Bank of America Gallery at Union Station on June 20, 2017. (more...)

National Museum of African American Music to Host Luncheon Honoring Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will kick off Black Music Month in June with its fourth annual My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN. (more...)

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Presents IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an evening length performance in the round at Danspace Project, June 1-3 at 8pm. Admission: Advance tickets: $22 General / $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (cash or check only), pending availability. Box Office: (866) 811-4111, (more...)

Brooklyn Museum and Bard Announce American Decorative Arts Curatorial Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Brooklyn Museum and Bard Graduate Center announced today a collaborative, multiphase project aimed at rethinking the presentation and study of American decorative arts. Starting in fall 2017, Bard Graduate Center faculty and students and Brooklyn Museum curators will come together as a think tank to examine the organization, display, and interpretation of the Brooklyn Museum's extensive collection of American decorative arts. This will launch a series of courses on American decorative arts at the Brooklyn Museum, led by Kevin Stayton, Curator Emeritus, along with Barry Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, among others. The course, open to all students enrolled in Bard Graduate Center's M.A. and Ph.D. programs in decorative arts, design history, or material culture, will serially study parts of the Museum's collection. As its outcome the course will lead to the redesign of the gallery display of the decorative arts collection.  (more...)

Q&A with David Byrne Among Public Programs for Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre is set to celebrate the opening of the most anticipated show of the season this week, Here Lies Love, the work of culture and music icons David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim. (more...)

Class Act Books Announces Debut Author Paul McDermott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Class Act Books' April releases include a novel by a debut author and the sixth entry in a current SciFiction series. This month's new author is Paul McDermott, writing from across the Pond, where his part of the United Kingdom was well immersed in intrigue during World War 2. Paul's novel, 'The Spear of Destiny,' is set during the last days of WWII. Delving into Hitler's obsession with the supernatural, the scene is presented through the eyes of Überlojtnant Herbert Nollau, commander of U-boat U-453. With the war lost and surrender imminent, Nollau must decide whether to follow his orders - and deliver a mysterious package to an equally mysterious and unknown recipient - or listen to his conscience, and abandon the plan and follow the supernatural urgings of the secret artifact. Paul lives in Liverpool where a great deal of history happened during the war. He was inspired to write The Spear of Destiny after the U-435 was refloated from the waters off Denmark where it had been sunk during the war, and has now been placed as a permanent exhibit in Liverpool's Maritime Museum. Interviews with people who were members of the Danish Resistance ('Mødstandsbevægelsen') and research in non-fiction accounts of major action in the North Atlantic give his novel an authentic tone. Sinbad's War is Book 6 of the popular scifi/space opera authored by veteran author Toni V. Sweeney. It was previously published and is now being re-released in an edited and expanded version by Class Act Books. The Federation is again at war, having survived a surprise attack by the Severani, a barely-noticed planet sudden blooming with militaristic might. When his own planet is invaded and those he love perish in the following bombardment, Sinbad and his sons enlist in the fight, bringing with it startling acts of heroism and surprising discoveries affecting their lives when they return home. Toni V. Sweeney currently has 53 novels in publication. As well as being a writer, she is a professional reader certified by, and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. Her current series, The Adventures of Sinbad, was previously awarded one of the Top Five Science Fiction series of 2014 by the Paranormal Romance Guild's Critics' Choice. Class Act Books came under new ownership in 2013. Since that time, it strives to provide the best in literary entertainment in all genres to its readers. Its novels are available from amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, as well as the publisher's website, in all genres and paperback. It recently added Drafts2Digitgal to its list of distributors of its novels. (more...)

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