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ArabiaWeather Partners with UK Met Office to Offer Weather-Related Training in Middle East and Africa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

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20th Anniversary Year of Seattle Center Festál Celebrates Seattle Region's Rich and Varied Cultures
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In 2017, Seattle Center Festal celebrates 20 years of global music, dance, art, crafts, history, food and insight presented through a unique partnership among community organizations on weekends throughout the year. This illuminating series of 24 ethnic cultural festivals seeks to connect people in ways that build understanding, dispel stereotypes and generate pride among the generations who participate in these shared experiences.  (more...)

THE SECRET TRIO Performs Concert, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Secret Trio is composed of three extraordinary musicians rooted in Turkish, Balkan Roma (Gypsy) and Armenian music who came together to create a new type of chamber music. Not bound by a single tradition, they perform original pieces and traditional melodies that incorporate the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, and classical music. The trio features Ismail Lumanovski, a master clarinetist and member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars, who was lauded in the New York Times as a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” and has launched a major career as a soloist and a chamber musician in both the classical and cross-over repertoires; Tamer Pinarbasi, a leading kanun (zither) player and a member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars; and Ara Dinkjian, one of the world's top oud (fretless lute) players, who is best known as the founder of the highly influential and groundbreaking instrumental group Night Ark. (more...)

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and H.E. Noura Al Kaabi Attend Digital Media Showcase in Abu Dhabi
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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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...)

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...)

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...)

2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Kicks Off With 180 Authors from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Dubai welcomes authors from 33 nations to Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 today. The Festival takes place over nine days from 3-11 March and is held during the UAE's 2017 Month of Reading. Featuring more than 180 authors, including 70 authors from the UAE and The Arab World and 120 authors attending for the first time, not to be missed events include sessions with master storyteller Jeffrey Archer, celebrated Emirati writer Dr Hamad Al Hammady, Queen of Crime Writers Kathy Reichs, veteran Emirati author AbdullAziz AlMusallam and multi award-winning journalist Christina Lamb. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

LABA to Present LABALIVE TWO: OTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

LABAlive presents LABAlive Two: Others on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7pm in the Theater at the 14th Street Y for an evening of literature, dance, theatre, and subversive teachings exploring the theme of OTHER. (more...)

Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Starts with a Bang This Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12. (more...)

Basil Hazem Al-Efranji Releases 'Where It Never Ends'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Basil Hazem Al Efranji wanted to make people understand the changes in this world, how it can help by understanding the real meaning of life and how it can support the new generation. These objectives prompted him in writing 'Where It Never Ends' (published by Partridge Singapore). (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

Billy Porter, Theresa Rebeck and More Tapped for Sundance Institute Retreat
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Six theatre artists will be the focus of the 18th annual Sundance Institute Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, taking place January 23 - February 10. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Announces Toyota Grant Award of $2,500
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor's award winning professional theater for families, has received a grant from Toyota for its Igniting Creativity Toyota Scholarship program. Funds will be used to provide expanded opportunities for a broad spectrum of students to experience the nourishing and transforming power of the performing arts.  Wild Swan Theater is renowned for igniting an early passion for the arts, as we are often a child's first introduction to the performing arts.  During the grant period, Wild Swan Theater will present the following productions at its home stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.   (more...)

ICP Announces 2017 Infinity Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 33rd annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 24. (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women Announces 2017 International Theatre Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee announce the finalists of the 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. (more...)

Palestinian Playwrights to Take the Spotlight at Kennedy Center in Sundance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will embark on a new collaboration with Sundance Institute to present a series of theater pieces in the Terrace Gallery from Institute alumni artists representing Palestine. (more...)

Producer of Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot Talks Authentic Casting and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in New Interview
by TV News Desk - Feb 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...)

Asia Society Seeks Applications for 2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - Asia Society is currently seeking applications for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually to a reporter or team of reporters who has produced the best example of journalism about Asia during the calendar year. Evaluation criteria include impact of the work, its originality, creativity, depth of research and educational value in informing the public about Asia. Asia Society encourages submissions from individual reporters, and from outlets based in Asia. (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Emel Mathlouthi to Perform Album Release Show at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

A strident songstress whose intensity is cloaked in mellifluous vocals, Emel Mathlouthi is also known for her role as a leading artist in The Arab Spring. Born in Tunis, she was shunned from her country's official airwaves but rose to prominence through social media. (more...)

THE OUTER SPACE, Mary McBride and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, February 22 - March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

C. Nicole Mason to Speak at Brooklyn Community Services' Youth Action Summit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn's low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn, a panel discussion and youth action resource hub. (more...)

Kyle Riabko, Alan Alda, Maysoon Zayid and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running February 15-26, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater to Put MHC Grant Toward Arab Folktales Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor's award winning professional theater for families, has received a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC), an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. MHC made awards to 24 organizations during the Fall 2016 grant cycle totaling $274,575. (more...)

The Kennedy Center and CBS Announce New Broadcast Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2025. The new deal further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history.The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978. (more...)

McCarter to Present 'Lab Spotlight' Production of Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic A Doll's House. (more...)

National Geographic to Commemorate President Obama's Legacy with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As the country prepares for Donald Trump to be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, both critics and supporters believe they're saying farewell to one of the most memorable presidencies in the nation's history. (more...)

HBKU Issues Call for Papers for 7th Media for All International Conference on Audiovisual Translation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

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5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

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