The Illusion

Kalita Humphreys Theatre (Dallas, TX) Dallas, TX
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A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer's son has been living since his father expelled him from home. THE ILLUSION, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, is Kushner's most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, May 5, 2014 - NY Critics' Awards, Off-Broadway Galas, SEA MARKS, August Wilson, Joe Iconis and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 5, 2014

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: It's a busy Monday! The NY Drama Critics' circle announces its 2014 winners today, Playwrights Horizons and Second Stage are both hosting their annual galas tonight, SEA MARKS opens off-Broadway, the National August Wilson Monologue Competition is today, and Joe Iconis stops by MURDER FOR TWO tonight! (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Celebrate 20 Years at The Joyce Theater, 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will present two unique programs during the June 17-22, 2014 New York Season at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. The schedule runs:Tuesday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm & 7:30pm. Tickets start at $10 and are available at JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800, in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office, or online at (more...)

Jewish Museum Set Summer Lineup for 'SIGHTS AND SOUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Following the November 2013 launch of Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, the Jewish Museum continues the exhibition series with month-long presentations of recent film and video works from around the world. The summer 2014 lineup focuses on Angola (June 2014), China (July 2014), and Israel (August 2014). Over the course of two years, Sights and Sounds is exploring new works selected by twenty-five curators from different countries, introducing New York audiences to the latest developments in filmmaking within the art context worldwide. Each curator has chosen new film and video works from their respective regions - including Argentina, Vietnam, Nigeria, New Zealand, Egypt, and others. Their selections are screened for one month each in the Museum's newly refurbished media center, which has been transformed into a miniature cinema. The works in Sights and Sounds touch on themes significant to both Jewish culture and universal human experience, including spirituality, exile, language, conflict, family, humor, and history. The Sights and Sounds exhibition series will culminate in a 2016 conference and a publication with curatorial statements, essays, film stills and descriptions. A full list of participating curators follows below. (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre to Present PYGMALION, 6/20-7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The Pear Avenue Theatre's closing production of its 13th season celebrates the 100th anniversary of a classic play from one of our most revered and beloved playwrights, George Bernard Shaw. Written in 1912, Pygmalion premiered on the London stage in April, 2014, and became an instant hit for Shaw and his leading lady, Stella Campbell, in the role of Eliza. Audiences for the last century have enjoyed this timeless tale of an East End flower girl and her West End phonetics tutor. Pear veteran actor and director Michael Champlin helms the production, which runs June 20 through July 13, 2014 (no performance on July 4th). (more...)

Illusion Theater to Present MY ANTONIA at Lowry Building, 6/13-28
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Following a special performance of My Ántonia for the Willa Cather Spring Conference at the Red Cloud Opera House in Nebraska, Illusion Theater will bring playwright Allison Moore's critically-acclaimed show to The Lab at the Lowry Building, 350 Saint Peter St. in Saint Paul, for a 10-performance run June 13-28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Star Stuff and Star Turns at Heinz Hall in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Greg Kerestan - May 22, 2014

Brilliant direction and unforgettable performances compensate for uneven script in Disney's more grown-up play with music. (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

SPOKESONG Begins 25 May at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Renowned Ulster playwright Stewart Parker's Spokesong - which won him the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances from Sunday, 25 May 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 26 May 2014) (more...)

HERE's THE PIGEONING to Return 7/9-8/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

HERE has announced the return of its recent hit The Pigeoning, by Robin Frohardt, in an encore engagement July 9 - August 16. The Pigeoning lands in New York in Summer 2014 following a wildly successful run December 3-22, 2013, as part of HERE's 2013-2014 producing season. Be there as The Pigeoning, an imaginative puppet theater work aimed at adult audiences, touches down in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), where the show celebrates an Official Opening on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

The Frist Announces Expanded Programming for WATCH ME MOVE: THE ANIMATION SHOW, 6/6-9/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

This summer the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a dynamic schedule of public programming including workshops, a film series, a beer tasting, lectures and camps in conjunction with Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. Organized by the Barbican Centre, London, Watch Me Move is the most extensive exhibition ever mounted to present a wide range of animated imagery produced in the last 120 years. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Opens THE DRUNKEN CITY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Dark & Stormy Productions presents the regional premiere of the Outer Critics Award-nominated play The Drunken City by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock. (more...)

Knight Foundation Awards $780,000 to 19 Philadelphia Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Continuing its commitment to promoting growth and innovation in Philadelphia's cultural community, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation tonight awarded $780,000 to 19 Philadelphia artists and arts groups. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stark Naked Theatre Company's THE WINTER'S TALE Makes You Laugh, Swoon, and Cry
by David Clarke - May 11, 2014

William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE has experienced intermittent popularity. With a complex structure, the play is a tragedy, comedy, and romance. Shakespeare draws large inspiration from Robert Greene's Pandosto, and some scholars claim the play is a parallel to the fall of Anne Boleyn. As we bid farewell to the longest winter in recent memory, Houston's Stark Naked Theatre Company is producing a whimsical and surprisingly touching take on THE WINTER'S TALE. (more...)

Cornish College Honors Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

Noor Theatre Opens THE MYTH PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale announce the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will run from tonight, May 1 - Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Snipp Interactive Inc. Reports Eighth Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth and 70% Annual Revenue Growth for FY 2013; Reports Positive Net Income for FY 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

BETHESDA, MARYLAND(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) - Snipp Interactive Inc. ('Snipp'), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:SPN), is pleased to announce its financial results for the 2013 fiscal year, ended December 31, 2013. A copy of the complete annual audited financial statements, management's discussion and analysis are available on SEDAR ( (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Celebrate 20 Years with Performances at The Joyce Theater, 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will present two unique programs during the June 17-22, 2014 New York Season at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yellow Tree Theatre's Zany British Comedy THE 39 STEPS is Good Old-Fashioned Theatrical Entertainment
by Jill Schafer - Jun 6, 2014

Yellow Tree Theatre concludes their excellent sixth season with the zany British spy thriller comedy THE 39 STEPS, in which just four actors play dozens of characters and employ many delightful theater tricks to tell a story and entertain. (more...)

Illusion Theater to Kick Off 2014 'Fresh Ink' Series 6/29 with WALKING ACROSS POLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

This summer's Fresh Ink series gets a headstart June 29-30 with a special preview of a new musical theater production by Illusion's Producing Director Michael Robins and Composer Roberta Carlson. Then in July, the annual showcase brings together a performance celebrating Walt Whitman by Patrick Scully, the third play in a trilogy by James Still and a reading of some still-wet-on-the-page scripts by local playwrights. (more...)

BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Wigging Out
by Guest Blogger: James Beaman - Jun 26, 2014

My visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society was so fascinating that I had to devote two vlog posts to it! Librarian Peter Drummey and his colleague Sara Georgini know as much about the show 1776 as they do about the true history and the real John Adams. And they have great affection for the musical, pointing out some of the departures from the true story the writers took in creating a dramatically pleasing piece of theatre. (more...)

BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! Raises Over $1.3 Million for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York's sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on Sunday, June 22 by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox with guest artist Lia D. Mortensen, runs June 13, 2014 - July 20, 2014. (more...)

Sunil Kumar Releases '1 Master 99 Slaves'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Gurgaon, India (more...)

Ariana Grande's Brother & Broadway Star to Compete on New Season of BIG BROTHER
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Ariana Grande's half-brother Frankie will be one of the contestants on the new season of BIG BROTHER, premiering June 25th on CBS. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

BIG BROTHER to Debut Most 'Twisted' Season Ever
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

It was announced today by Host Julie Chen on “The Talk” that BIG BROTHER will debut its most “twisted” season ever during its special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As previously announced, this season of BIG BROTHER will air in HD for the first time. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Peek Behind the Curtain at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 18, 2014

On June 13, 2014, Maine State Music Theatre inaugurated the first of a new series of talkbacks, called 'A Peek Behind the Curtain,' designed to share with its audiences the ingredients which go into putting together a successful theatre season. Broadway World local editor, Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, was invited to interview a panel comprised of actors, creative and administrative team members from their current show, The Buddy Holly Story, after which the floor was opened to the audience for questions. The event, held at the Curtis Memorial Library, drew a large and enthusiastic crowd, and the exchange was informative, entertaining, and in many ways, an inspiring tribute to the work the company does and to the theatrical profession these artists hold dear. The panelists were Stephanie Dupal. MSMT Managing Director, Kyle Melton, Props Master, Matthew J. Riordan, who plays Niki Sullivan and Tommy Allsup; Lore Eure who portrays Vi Petty, and Chari Burdick, Secretary of the MSMT Angels, a volunteer support group for the theatre. (more...)

Carter Burden Gallery Opens Exhibitions by Flo Fox, Len Speier, Bill Richards, and Marilyn Sontag
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The nonprofit Carter Burden Gallery opens new exhibitions by older professional artists: Flo Fox & Len Speier, Disco Ball; Bill Richards, Streamed Space Paintings; Marilyn Sontag, On the Wall. Located in Chelsea, the Carter Burden Gallery is a program of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging, designed to give a voice to New York City's re-emerging older artists through the exhibition and cultivation of their work. (more...)

Salon Series Introduces Pop-Up Off Broadway Theater Production and THE I HATE CHILDREN CHILDREN'S SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This summer, the "Salon Series," an eclectic and diverse mix of entertainment for locals and visitors at Hotel Rex (562 Sutter Street between Mason & Powell in San Francisco) introduces two new novel and creative experiences: Expressions Productions' "Pop-Up" Theater performance of Tape, a taut 3-character drama based on a film by Richard Linklater, and the fresh and funny "for all ages" The I Hate Children Children's Show, both running now through the end of July. (more...)

Gift Theatre's OTHELLO Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Gift Theatre's contemporary production of Othello, starring Kareem Bandealy as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton as villainous Iago, begins previews this Thursday, July 10. Directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty), this marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. Othello runs July 17-August 24 at The Gift, (more...)

THE PIGEONING Returns to HERE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

HERE has announced the return of its recent hit The Pigeoning, by Robin Frohardt, in an encore engagement July 9 - August 16. The Pigeoning lands in New York in Summer 2014 following a wildly successful run December 3-22, 2013, as part of HERE's 2013-2014 producing season. Be there as The Pigeoning, an imaginative puppet theater work aimed at adult audiences, touches down in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), where the show celebrates an Official Opening on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Mitsui Fudosan America Presents Tom Judd Exhibition, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA), the U.S. affiliate of Japan's largest real estate company, announced today that 527 Madison Avenue will hold its second exhibition of contemporary art as part of its emerging artists series. Paintings by Tom Judd will be on display from July 9 - November 7, 2014. One monumental-sized work and 6 additional paintings by Judd will be on view in the lobby of the building, located at 54th Street and Madison Avenue, which is accessible to the public from 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew C. Logan's Production of EQUUS is Intense and Beautifully Poignant
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 27, 2014

Director Matthew C. Logan and his stellar cast delve into English playwright Peter Shaffer's pyschodramatic play about a disturbed youth's fanatical obsession with horses. Written in 1973 and inspired by true events, EQUUS is certainly challenging material concerning the heavy themes of religion, sexuality, passion and normalism in society. The ensemble faces the material with unflinching conviction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF 2014 : UNCANNY VALLEY Uses Artificial Intelligence Technology to Display Genuine Emotion
by Johnna Leary - Jul 27, 2014

For a show heavily focusing on artificial intelligence and technology, Thomas Gibbon's Uncanny Valley displays a genuine feature of human emotion. Directed by Thomas Dugdale and set in the "not-distant future", Uncanny Valley portrays the relationship between retiring neuro-scientist Claire (Barbara Kingsley) and an artificial intelligence being named Julian (Alex Podulke). Claire teaches Julian how to speak, think and act like a human to blend into society, but when Julian unlocks some emotional and ethical questions, the creation ends up teaching his creator about life. (more...)

G. P Kemp Releases 'Philly, the Heroine Pup Who Loved Doughboys'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Medina, Ohio (more...)

LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Workhaus Playwrights Collective announces its 8th season featuring world premiere productions of LAKE UNTERSEE, by Joe Waechter (September, 2014), SKIN DEEP SEA, by Stanton Wood (February, 2015), and THE REAGAN YEARS, by Dominic Orlando (April, 2015). (more...)

Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first week of release: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. According to Billboard, the album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Is There an I in Robot? - UNCANNY VALLEY at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 15, 2014

Alex Podulke progresses by tiny gradations over the course of an hour and a half from impersonating a machine in speech and movement to a near-human in those regards, and one finds oneself saying, Of course that's how a machine trying to imitate a human would look, even though one has never seen it before. (more...)

ASICS Reveals New Fashion-Forward Women's Training Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014


BWW Reviews: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Brings Fun, Frivolity to SBCC
by Maggie Yates - Jul 14, 2014

The SBCC Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College kicks off its season this summer with a bit of light entertainment in the form of Joseph Kesselring's humorous classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

Delano Las Vegas Offers First Look At Elevated Hotel Experience
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fusing the chic style of the iconic South Beach brand with the vibrant energy of theLas VegasStrip, Delano Las Vegas will come to life at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino later this year and is now accepting room reservations for stays beginning Sept. 1 via or 877-632-5400. (more...)

Noor Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from tonight, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson Star in 5th Avenue Theatre's A ROOM WITH A VIEW, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Love is blossoming in Seattle this spring when The 5th Avenue Theatre debuts the lush new musical, A Room with a View. Based on the E.M. Forster novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film, this enchanting adaptation features a wonderfully rich score by Jeffrey Stock and a witty and moving book and additional lyrics by Marc Acito. This beguiling and intimate romantic comedy features a cast of Seattle's best-loved musical theater stars including Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson as Lucy and George. Directed by The 5th Avenue's David Armstrong, A Room with a View also features Patti Cohenour, Jadd Davis, Allen Fitzpatrick, Richard Gray, Suzy Hunt, Matt Owen, Will Reynolds, and Jenny Shotwell. (more...)

Monuments Release LP 'BRIGADUNE' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Monuments, one of Greenpoint, Brooklyn's best-loved bands, is celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Brigadune, due for release today, April 29, 2014 with an album release show May 9, 2014 at Cameo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)

Hart House Theatre Announces its 2014/2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2014/2015 season. This season's line-up is a diverse mix of classical and contemporary work as Hart House Theatre continues its tradition of producing affordable, accessible, high-quality productions for downtown Toronto audiences. The 2014/2015 season features a classic farce by a beloved and notorious playwright, one of Shakespeare's most enduring plays, the best rock opera ever created and a Canadian classic that calls for social change as it ignites our passions. (more...)

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