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based on the play The Immigrant: A Hamilton Family Album by Mark Harelik

The true story of Haskell Harelik, a young Russian Jew who instead of passing through Ellis Island, enters through Galveston and struggles to assimilate into a rural community in Texas. Commonly referred to as the 'Galveston Movement,' Harelik's story begins like so many others in 1909, peddling a pushcart full of bananas and wares - but his fate is changed forever when he asks Milton, a small-town banker, and his Southern Baptist wife for a drink of water from their well. Harelik's compelling story of opportunity, success and the challenges of educating a new community is the essence of the American experience.

BWW Review: Disappointed Expectations Drive Marital Disaster in THE TALENTED ONES at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - May 8, 2017

THE TALENTED ONES explores the struggles immigrants face in their quest for some version of the American Dream. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Opens 40th Season with TRAYF
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Despite Talented Cast, Lost and Found's OLD NEW YEAR Fails To Find Its Way
by Victoria Ordin - May 5, 2017

OLD NEW YEAR, the latest production of the experimental theater collective Lost and Found (which operates under the National Yiddish Theater Folksbeine umbrella) has both lofty and worthwhile intentions. In fact, reading an interview with producer and curator Anya Zicer after seeing the play on its opening night at Art 345, I was impressed by the innovativeness of the company's 'verbatim' technique, as well as by the attempt to deploy that technique in this particular work. (more...)

Loisaida Festival Celebrates 30 Years of New York's Puerto Rican and Latino Roots
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Loisaida, Inc. is proud to announce the 30th Annual Loisaida Festival, Sunday, May 28th, from 11am to 5pm along Loisaida Avenue (Avenue C) from 6th to 12th Street. This year the Festival celebrates three decades as the largest public open-air event in Lower Manhattan dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican and Latinx culture, deeply rooted in Loisaida - Spanglish for the Lower East Side. (more...)

Off-Broadway's BUILDING THE WALL to Donate to, Host Talk-Backs with Immigrant Rights Organizations
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The producers of BUILDING THE WALL have announced a financial and programmatic partnership with a small group of immigrant rights organizations including the AFSC'S Immigrant Rights Program, Define American, The Immigrant Defense Project, and the New York Immigration Coalition. (more...)

Motus Theater: Colorado Law Enforcement Perform DREAMer Stories on Stage, Challenging Trump Administration Immigration Policies
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017


Complete Casting Announced for GOOD TO GO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Bhanmatee Sita Gobin, author of the captivating historical memoir 'Bombay Kay Dulahin,' returns to the world of literature with the release of 'The Bride from Bombay' (published by Xlibris). In her latest novel, she seamlessly blends fact with fiction to recreate the struggles and triumphs of a woman, Sumintra, caught in the staggering rush of the Indian Diaspora. (more...)

Callaway, Korbich, Mauzey, & More Join Amas Gala to Perform THE FLIP SIDE: UNKNOWN MUSICAL GEMS BY AHRENS AND FLAHERTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, has announced a starry line-up of talent that will be on hand to celebrate the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). As previously announced, Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera and noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia returns as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The View UpStairs: A New Musical Shines A Well-Intentioned Light On Gay Life in 1970s New Orleans
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 6, 2017

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is a production of the Culture Project, which bills itself as 'New York's home for socially conscious theater.' Seen in that context, the play is not without value. Just don't expect nuance. And at one hour forty-five minutes and no intermission, it's a tough slog. Out of sixteen musical numbers, only a handful are musically compelling. And given the current political climate, it's worth reminding a younger generation what it was like just 40 years ago. Few in this crowd believed Trump would become '45,' or that basic human rights-from freedom of the press to gay marriage-would be in jeopardy. Moreover, before the Pulse Orlando shooting, the fire at the UpStairs Lounge was the deadliest hate crime against gays and lesbians in American history, yet remains unknown outside New Orleans except to activists or students of queer history. Though uneven and often heavy-handed, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS has some nice moments. Given the important subject matter, one just wishes it worked better as a piece of art. (more...)

Portland Story Theater's Urban Tellers Brings the Stories of Immigrants and Refugees to Life
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????Portland Story Theater is thrilled to be creating a very special edition of Urban Tellers, featuring the real, true stories of immigrants and refugees now living in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Bring CROSSCURRENT IV to Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York are pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present an unprecedented lineup in CrossCurrent IV. (more...)

Curacao Honors the Immigrant Community with the 'My Voice Matters' (Mi Voz Cuenta) Wall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017


SWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The searing new play Sweat begins previews on Broadway tomorrow Saturday, March 4 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will officially open on Broadway on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2017-18 Season, the third under Artistic Director Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW TV: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 29, 2017

Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's IN TO AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through The Immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. IN TO AMERICA plays now through April 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, March 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Richard Nordin Releases 'The Iron Fist'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Author Richard Nordin believes J.B. Leonis' colorful family history, the city story of Vernon as well as his entrepreneurial savvy are needed to be told. It prompted Nordin in writing 'The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

Mayor's Office Of Media And Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner Of Inaugural 'One Book, One New York' Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017


SUCCESSIONS, THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Centaur Theatre's Season 49 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

A new line-up of plays and much more were revealed at Centaur Theatre's 49th season launch this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

World Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews begin March 10. (more...)

Ann Harada and Sara Wordsworth Co-Host Prospect's Starry GOOD TO GO Showcase Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects explored in this concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

Mary Testa, Krysta Rodriguez, Arielle Jacobs and Jason Gotay Sign on for Prospect's GOOD TO GO Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, On the Town), Arielle Jacobs (Wicked, In the Heights), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, Smash) and Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man; Turn Off the Dark) have joined the cast of the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

Traveling Exhibition 'PULPED UNDER PRESSURE' Coming to The Monmouth Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Pulped Under Pressure, co-curated by Reni Gower and Melissa Potter, is a traveling exhibition that will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Monmouth Museum from March 19th – May 7th 2017. The opening reception, will be held March 19th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and is Free and Open to the Public.   (more...)

Young The Giant Include Albuquerque in Extended Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Fueled By Ramen recording group Young The Giant has announced the next leg of its hugely successful Home of the Strange Tour. The North American headline dates begin Wednesday, August 2nd at Louisville, KY's Palace Theater and then continue through late September. Support on all dates will come from Cold War Kids and Joywave. Tickets for the Home of the Strange Tour are on sale now. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Hostsa Public Discussion About LGBTQ Hate Crimes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming world premiere production (IM)PULSE, a response to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy and the ongoing aggression towards LBGTQ people, Spectrum Dance Theater, Crosscut, and the Seattle Public Library announce a free public panel discussion titled 'LGBTQ Hate Crimes,' hosted at Seattle Public Library on June 12.   (IM)PULSE is a two-part dance theater work that explores acts of violence perpetrated against the LGBTQ community in American society and how the minds of those attacked often respond in unexpected ways.This panel discussion aims to evoke conversation on the subject matter highlighting the voices of its panelists: (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Griffin Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 6, 2017

Just as Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens's 1999 musical RAGTIME traverses numerous locales on the East Coast and spans the years from 1906-1914, so too does director Scott Weinstein's dynamic staging make full use of The Den Theatre's Heath Mainstage. In Griffin Theatre Company's production, Weinstein's in-the-round staging often has actors dispersed among the audience (indeed, a handful of performers appeared right in front and me and even made eye contact during the performance). While this is an intimate production of a sweeping musical, this genius device lends RAGTIME the grand air it commands. The closeness of the action also lends pathos to this story of three American families-one white and privileged, one black, and one immigrant-as they navigate a changing country at the beginning of the twentieth century. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Photos and Video: Immigrant Arts Coalition Formed at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Arts Summit; Watch John Leguizamo's Keynote Speech!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

At a plenary session today, participants in the first Immigration Arts Summit, conceived and hosted by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday and Tuesday, agreed to formally organize as an Immigrant Arts Coalition, a network of arts organizations and individual artists that produce ethnic-based art from other cultures for New York audiences. Scroll down for photos and footage of the announcement and the summit, featuring keynote speaker John Leguizamo! (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating The Immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

BWW Review: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND at Folksbiene
by Amy Oestreicher - Jul 10, 2017

103 seasons and going strong - and not just because of nostalgia. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has reimagined 'Amerike - The Golden Land', the 1984 musical by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, appropriately running near Ellis Island. Weaving incredible stories with fantastic songs, multimedia and choreography, the show creates a dynamic portrayal of the Jewish people who immigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much like my own grandparents. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates Aherns and Flaherty at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, recently held the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (more...)

American Dream Teeters on the Edge in Dark Comedy THE TALENTED ONES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Jane Unger. Preview performances run April 25 through April 28, the play opens April 29 and runs through May 21 on the Morrison Stage. The Talented Ones is Artists Rep's first new play development commission for Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) as part of the Oregon Community Foundation's "Creative Heights Initiative." (more...)

Yuzima Stares Down Tyranny in New Music Video 'Resist'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NYC noise-pop propagator, YUZIMA has released his powerful new anti-Trump music video 'RESIST.' Blogs described 'Resist' as 'a melodic sort of clamor' (Impose), “a kick in the ballot box” (Swit) and “resistance is feudal” (Boy Culture). (more...)

Karen Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

To celebrate the 121st birthday of lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, Richard Skipper has assembled a brunch time cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist, to be staged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 8, with cabaret stars Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a special appearance by Anita Gilette. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre Presents A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

For its spring production, Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre is proud to present A Beautiful Country, a play written by the Singaporean American playwright Chay Yew, and adapted by Davis Chen. (more...)

BWW Review: Energetic and Passionate Spanish Adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS Makes Its U.S. Premiere At GALA Hispanic Theatre
by Vanessa Michaud - Apr 23, 2017

Directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, the U.S. premiere of the Spanish-adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS reminds audiences of the importance of family and to celebrate who they are. Universal themes of hope and pride are exemplified in the music and lyrics expertly crafted by Lin-Manuel Miranda and brought to life by the diverse cast at GALA Hispanic Theatre. (more...)

WORLD Channel Honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Eight New Documentary Films
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017


Review Roundup: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opens tonight, April 18, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents Second ELLIS ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival onSunday, May 7, 2017, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 7, 2017, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre 's WIZARDS OF OZ Extends Through 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

To share a very popular show with wider audiences, Harlem Repertory Theatre and the Yip Harburg Foundation will extend their co-production of 'The Wizard of Oz' through September 9, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

'Echoes of Tattered Tongues' Wins Gold in Prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017


NYC-Wide School Tour of 'LAND THAT I LOVE' Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The city-wide school tour of Irving Berlin's Land That I Love, featuring music & lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical), has extended its performance schedule for the second time due to popular demand and strong audience response, with support from NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile. (more...)

SIGNIFICANT OTHER on the Rebound as Part of Geffen Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the addition of the West Coast Premieres of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other and Martyna Majok's Ironbound to its 2017/2018 season. Both productions will run in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

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