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Multifamily Rents Keep Rising in AprilMultifamily Rents Keep Rising in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join TeamRENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The producers of the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour announced additional details regarding the creative team and tour route. (more...)

Breathtaking Imagination Receives New Arts BursaryBreathtaking 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...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Kathy Deitch Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA, 5/2Kathy Deitch Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Lisa Ramey, Brie Cassil and Olivia Lucy Phillip. (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Headline Diversity Honors, to Benefit Harvey Milk Foundation & Pride CenterTony Winner Levi Kreis to Headline Diversity Honors, to Benefit Harvey Milk Foundation & Pride Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony award-winning actor/singer Levi Kreis will make a special appearance at Diversity Honors, the highly touted fundraiser for the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/16- RENTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/16- RENT
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

Today in 1996, Rent opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 5123 performances. Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run. (more...)

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. Announces Full Year 2015 Financial ResultsChina Customer Relations Centers, Inc. Announces Full Year 2015 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and MorePhoto Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back! The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical celebrated its opening night at New York's Theatre Row last night, April 28th. The show, featuring such classic fifties and sixties hits as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' and 'It's My Party,' stars Christina Bianco as Missy, Kathy Brier as Suzy, Jenna Leigh Green as Cindy Lou, and Sally Schwab as Betty Jean. Laura Woyasz also stars as the 'Wonderstudy'. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

RENT's Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal to Perform at John W. Engeman TheaterRENT's Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal to Perform at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On October 17, 2016 the John W. Engeman Theater will host stars of Broadway's Rent, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp as they perform their new concert "Adam & Anthony LIVE." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz posted a video today in tribute to Rent's 20th anniversary, featuring the cast of the blockbuster musical singing 'Seasons of Love' backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! TonightTony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper & More to Judge 2016 Joci AwardsKrysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper & More to Judge 2016 Joci Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrity judges for the 2016 Joci Awards include director/producer and actors from stage television and film. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Lingua Franca to Celebrate SA Poetry in 'The Naked Word Festival'Lingua Franca to Celebrate SA Poetry in 'The Naked Word Festival'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

THe Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement, one of Cape Town's premier poetry collectives, will present the Western Cape's first and only festival dedicated purely to spoken word. The Naked Word Festival will serve as an affirmation, a declaration and an exploration of the future of a distinctly South African poetry. (more...)

South Shore Trio to Bring FROM RICHES TO RAGS to The Colonial TheatreSouth Shore Trio to Bring FROM RICHES TO RAGS to The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents an afternoon of chamber music and chocolate with The South Shore Trio, on Sunday, June 5 at 3pm, as part of the On the Stage Series. This event is sponsored by Chocolate Springs. (more...)

Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Named Best Markets for First-Time Home BuyersIndianapolis and Pittsburgh Named Best Markets for First-Time Home Buyers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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BWW Preview:  DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16BWW Preview: DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 27, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West to benefit Arts for All. (more...)

Comedian Wayne Brady Set to Host 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDSComedian Wayne Brady Set to Host 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Multi-talented recording artist, actor, comedian and Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 17(th) Annual Golden Trailer Awards (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Audition AnxietyBWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Audition Anxiety
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 27, 2016

I think it is safe to say that all actors hate auditions. No matter how big or how small, there is nothing relaxing about standing in front of a table of people whose jobs are to sit there and judge you. Although auditions are not fun, it is something that we all have to endure in order to make it into shows (unless you're Idina Menzel and can just get roles thrown at you all the time. But sadly there is only one Idina).  (more...)

Comedian Wayne Brady Set To Host 17th Annual Golden Trailer AwardsComedian Wayne Brady Set To Host 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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Is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway?  Minneapolis Production Extended Amid SpeculationIs DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway? Minneapolis Production Extended Amid Speculation
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

With Broadway producer Kevin McCollum on hand the musical based on Jeff Kinney's graphic novel series may make its way to New York. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Announces First Quarter 2016 ResultsMack-Cali Realty Corporation Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Omotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals TonightOmotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent competition at The Elektra Theater tonight on Tuesday, April 26th. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWho's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

RENT, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Washington Pavilion's 2016-17 Performance SeriesRENT, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Washington Pavilion's 2016-17 Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?The Washington Pavilion is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Pavilion Performance Series. This is going to be a phenomenal performance season opening with DIRTY DANCING in September of 2016 and ending with THE BOOK OF MORMON in May of 2017. Rent, STOMP, INTO THE WOODS, and RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA round out the remainder of the season. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: TUCK EVERLASTING officially opens on Broadway, and Blue Man Group holds open auditions in Atlanta! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West in MayLena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, On The Town, Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin), will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, www.42WestNY.com). (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON EncoreLilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

After a sold-out show this month at the Highline Ballroom, the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will repeat its performance of Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This JuneMOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a one-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) from June 21-26, 2016. (more...)

APPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's ExpressAPPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Actor's Express announces its 29th Season including two Tony Award winners and three Atlanta premieres. (more...)

BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is IrresistibleBWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is Irresistible
by Jill Schafer - Apr 26, 2016

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL - I've got an animal heart for you. Even though I have no familiarity with the successful book series or movies, I felt obliged to see Children's Theater Company's world premiere musical adaptation because of the talk about a possibly Broadway run, and producer Kevin McCollum also produced my favorite musical Rent. But all sense of obligation quickly went out the window as the show won me over with it's clever and musically diverse score, universally relatable story of a kid trying to find himself in middle school, and most of all this incredible cast of mostly Twin Cities youth. Whether you're a kid stuck in the middle (school), or a jaded grown-up, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is simply irresistible, and I think it's going to go far. (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 ShowsTony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances on Friday, April 29through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Boyd Gaming Reports First-Quarter 2016 ResultsBoyd Gaming Reports First-Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNAPerseverance Theatre to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Perseverance Theatre presents Annapurna, an exciting new play by one of America's fresh new voices, Sharr White. (more...)

Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Fox Theatre on Sale 5/22Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Fox Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the National Tour of IF/THEN, which was named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will go on sale Sunday, May 22. IF/THEN will perform a limited one week engagement from August 9-14 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre to close the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

RENT Pals Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowRENT Pals Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp will celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award-winning musical Rent in a special one-week engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, running October 18 - 22, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin BrillBWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music, slapstick comedy and dazzling story. Lead Actor Justin Brill took a little time to discuss life, theater and channeling this hilarious role during an exclusive Broadway World Q&A. (more...)

Alton Brown Travels Back in Time in Food Network's CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TIME WARP TOURNAMENT, 6/1Alton Brown Travels Back in Time in Food Network's CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TIME WARP TOURNAMENT, 6/1
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Food Network takes a nostalgic trip through decades of food trends this summer in the five-episode primetime competition CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TIME WARP TOURNAMENT, with host Alton Brown leading sixteen talented, sabotage-hungry chefs through the culinary mayhem and a chance to win up to $50,000. (more...)

Broadway's Nick Scandalios Returning to Boston College for 18th Annual Arts Festival, 4/29-30Broadway's Nick Scandalios Returning to Boston College for 18th Annual Arts Festival, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Boston College's 18th annual Arts Festival, on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30, 2016, showcases and celebrates campus arts, and highlights the achievements of accomplished alumni arts professionals, students, faculty and other BC community members. (more...)

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