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The New Museum's IdeasCity Arles Announces Speakers for Spring Event
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The New Museum has announced the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Arles, held in partnership with LUMA Arles and the LUMA Foundation, extending a collaboration that began at IdeasCity Detroit and continued at IdeasCity Athens. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Bellydance Evolution to Present FANTASM - ODYSSEY OF DREAMS at the Ford
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As part of the 2017 Summer Season at the fully refurbished Ford Theatres, Bellydance Evolution presents the Los Angeles debut of Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams at the outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm. (more...)

FJK Dance to Return to NYC This June with 'MESSAGE OF PEACE'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition Final Award Ceremony was Held in Bahrain in Partnership with Community Jameel, Zain Group and Tamkeen
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany Announces 18th Consecutive Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Among the Outstanding Guest Artists this Season are KADYA and CARAVAN, Two Musical Ensembles Comprised of Both Jews and Arabs, Part of an Exchange Program Between Arab and Jewish Teens From Israel, and Teens From Diverse Nationalities Within Germany, as well as Fourteen Workshops in Yiddish Language, Lecture Series, and Concerts (more...)

TACT Announces 7th Annual newTACTics Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Giant Steps Music's First Compilation Music Action Ensemble 'Foundation' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A love of jazz, learning and a determined passion to make a difference in other people's lives can manifest itself in many different ways. For Drew Foxman, the choice was clear: he knew he wanted to create awareness via the world's greatest method of connecting human beings—music. (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

AND HERE I AM Announces UK Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Following the earliest footsteps of life through a warzone, And Here I Am is a coming-of-age story that witnesses the comedic absurdities of growing up in one of the world's most troubled conflict zones. (more...)

Brad Kane to Host Sing-Along at Tribeca Film Fest's Anniversary Screening of Disney's ALADDIN
by Movies News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

To honor the 25th anniversary of Disney's 1992 ALADDIN, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Brad Kane, the singing voice behind the title character, will host a sing-along prior to the screening of the animated musical classic. (more...)

Wanna Go to Agrabah? Casting Underway for Live-Action ALADDIN Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Guy Ritchie will be helming a live-action re-imagining of Disney's Aladdin. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in theaters March 17th, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, out Christmas Day, 2018, MULAN and THE LION KING. (more...)

RotoMetrics and Electro Optic Merge to Create World's Leading...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Electric Artist EMEL Announces Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May. Watch her performing 'Lost' at this year's Wasla festival in Dubai to get a sense of her powerful live show: (more...)

Publishing Experts ppi Media and KnowledgeView Enter a Strategic Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16. (more...)

Top Mumbai Journalist Amit Varma Joins Free to Choose Media's New Think Again! Online Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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Qatar to Host an Exclusive Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, Blending Western and Arabic Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Today the Pavarotti Foundation together with Rosso Italiano, and in partnership with H.E. Guido De Sanctis, Ambassador of Italy to Qatar, announced the launch of a tribute concert to Luciano Pavarotti (more...)

Amazon to Acquire SOUQ.com
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide. (more...)

Sharjah Announced Special Guest of Honour at Paris Book Fair 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Sharjah - was recently declared a special Guest of Honour at Salon Livre Paris' (Paris Book Fair's) 2018 edition. The announcement aligns with France's longstanding appreciation of Sharjah's commitment to artistic and cultural excellence. The emirate will be seen taking centre stage at the book fair next year, with a rich Arabic cultural and literary showcase. (more...)

Smartphones, LED Bulbs Are Top Sellers For Affordable Electronic e-Retailer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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Paul Mason's Debut Play DIVINE CHAOS OF STARRY THINGS Comes to the White Bear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Paris, 1871. A revolt seizes control of a global city. In its final days, working class women - from seamstresses to teachers to sex workers- take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have fought for and won. And then it is over, in a sea of blood. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (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...)

BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Triangle Productions: Read Your History Before You Go
by Krista Garver - Mar 21, 2017

GOLDA'S BALCONY provides a fascinating look at a turbulent point in world history. (more...)

Innovative Fintech for Increasing Access to Finance in Middle East, North Africa can Win USD 15,000 in Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Artistic Director Robert Hastie Appoints New Associates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the appointment of three new Associates for the company - Javaad Alipoor, Artistic Director of Bradford based Northern Lines; award-winning director Caroline Steinbeis, and leading casting director Wendy Spon, also renewing her association with the company for whom she was previously Head of Casting. (more...)

Markaz Selects Yardi Voyager
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

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BWW Interview: Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center
by Heather Hill - Mar 19, 2017

Sulayman Al Bassam is returning to the Kennedy Center next week for the first time since 2009. The international playwright and director has had his work performed around the world, but this is the first time he will be using an all-American cast instead of his usual Pan-Arab troupe. (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...)

Jamalon Publishes with OmniScriptum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

This booming start-up will now have an additional 200k titles to offer their Middle Eastern customers, and over 150k authors. OmniScriptum publishes more than 2700 new titles in over 10 languages, including Arabic. (more...)

LABAlive presents LABAlive Two: OTHERS 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

LABAlive presents LABAlive Two: Others on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Theater at the 14th Street Y for an evening of literature, dance, theatre, and subversive teachings exploring the theme of OTHER. The evening will feature teachings by LABA Scholar Ruby Namdar and works-in-progress by LABA fellows Hadar Ahuvia, Abigail Katz, and Gordon Haber. Experience the power of ancient text through a modern lens as the fellows question, challenge, and make meaning through new, provocative art. This unique evening blends artistic disciplines with wine, nosh, and learning for a truly special event. (more...)

The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THREE'S A CROWD's Fatima Dike
by David Fick - Apr 7, 2017

Theatre legend Fatima Dike styles herself as a playwright, director, teacher and mentor. Her latest directorial work, the staging of Pfarelo Nekamonde's THREE'S A CROWD at the Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, is currently on the boards. Dike found time during rehearsals to answer some questions about the production and the vibrant cultural scene in Langa. (more...)

The Segal Center to Highlight Arab Classic Plays & Classic Plays by Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will highlight works from the classical canon of Arab plays on Wednesday, April 19, and present readings of rarely seen plays by Black playwrights on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. (more...)

FLASH Entertainment Concludes Event Management and Production of Successful Mother of the Nation Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Wild Swan Theater presents MARKETPLACE STORIES - Folktales from the Arab World Opens 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Wild Swan Theater concludes its 37th season of high quality professional theater for Michigan's families with Marketplace Stories-Folktales from The Arab World. This wonderful collection of tales is set in a 19th century village marketplace that seems to spring to life straight out of the folk art paintings of renowned Lebanese American artist Helen Zughaib. Abu Ali, a wandering storyteller, arrives in the marketplace with his special story box, his sanduk, on his back. As the company of performers gather around him and his brightly painted box of stories, the tales seem to spin out of the box, onto the stage and even out into the audience. (more...)

Daniel Morgan Graduate School Professor Sharnoff Releases New Book on Aftermath of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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NOORSAT' Adopts Telairity Encoders for All HD H.264/AVC Transmissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS Make a Break for it
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. This production makes its debut on May 18that 7pm and runs till May 21st. This inaugural play for the company stars a talented and diverse cast with strong female characters prominently featured. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents DOUBLE TAKE, March 30 - Sept. 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Photographs taken in a studio above a cinema in Lebanon and showing people of the same sex kissing or tenderly embracing have gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Thursday 30 March 2017. (more...)

Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action ALADDIN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Will Smith is currently in discussions to take on the iconic role of Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action ALADDIN. The role was made famous by late comedian Robin Williams in the studio's 1992 animated film. (more...)

MITEF Arab Startup Competition Celebrates 10 Years of Arab Entrepreneurship in Bahrain in Line With the Kingdom's 2030 Vision
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Picked By Radiohead To Open The US Leg Of Their Tour, Dudu Tassa And The Kuwaitis Finish Up The Run With Debut At Coachella And Two Sold Out Radiohead Shows At San Franci
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Q-Tickets Wins Best Digital SME of the Year in Qatar IT Business Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

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24th New York African Film Festival Kicks Off at Film Society of Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

???????The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. have joined forces once again, to present the 24th New York African Film Festival, May 3-9. (more...)

Giant Steps Music Announces Their First Compliation Music Action Ensemble 'Foundation'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

A love of jazz, learning and a determined passion to make a difference in other people's lives can manifest itself in many different ways. For Drew Foxman, the choice was clear: he knew he wanted to create awareness via the world's greatest method of connecting human beings—music. (more...)

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