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Art House's JC Fridays is Back This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Summer is quickly approaching, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 55 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, June 2, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

HUBBLE CANTATA Receives D.C. Premiere at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

On May 25, following the "resounding success" (New York Observer) of its world premiere before an audience of thousands last summer, The Hubble Cantata comes to the Kennedy Center, where VisionIntoArt/National Sawdust (VIA/NS) and Beth Morrison Projects present its DC premiere. (more...)

Alondra Passed The Ballet Baton For Royal Assignment
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) Music Director, Alondra de la Parra will conduct select performances of The Winter's Tale by The Royal Ballet at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

River Street Theatre to Present Moscow Art Theatre's THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will be presenting the Moscow Art Theatre's production of Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD this Sunday, June 4 (1:30pm & 6:30pm) and Monday, June 5 (1:30pm). The high definition screening of the original production is presented in Russian with English subtitles. The presentation is part of the RST's Stage2Screen Series. (more...)

Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. (more...)

Brooklyn's Sharkmuffin Shows Off 'Leather Gloves' via The Le Sigh
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ahead of their sophomore album release, Sharkmuffin opens up and gets personal with “Leather Gloves”, now streaming exclusively via The Le Sigh. (more...)

Cynthia Hopkins' ARTICLES OF FAITH to Debut at LUMBERYARD in the City Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the world premiere of Articles of Faith, a new, autobiographical performance work by the acclaimed interdisciplinary theater artist Cynthia Hopkins, June 15-17 at The Kitchen, as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival. Hopkins created Articles of Faith in collaboration with designer Jeff Sugg after the destruction of her home, work studio, records and materials in a May 2015 fire. (more...)

Stanfield Real Estate Creates Stunning Hollywood Production-Quality Videos for Luxury Real Estate
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)

11th Hour Closes Season with Next Step Concert Series Performance of BROADCAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

11th Hour Theatre Company's 12th season comes to a close with its final Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a new musical by Nathan Christensen and Scott Murphy, Broadcast.   (more...)

Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios Announce D23 Expo Programming Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios are once again teaming up to bring a jam-packed weekend of announcements, presentations, displays, and giveaways to this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. (more...)


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BWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the City
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 30, 2017

Who needs an excuse to leave NYC in the blistering days of summer? It's especially true if you head north to some of the bucolic opera and vocal venues within driving distance. (more...)

Walt Disney Studios to Present Upcoming Film Slate from Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2017
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Walt Disney Studios presents an exclusive look at its unparalleled film slate at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, taking place July 14–16. (more...)

The Royal Ballet Arrival Gets Queensland on its Toes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Chief Executive John Kotzas officially welcomed The Royal Ballet to Brisbane at a company rehearsal for Woolf Works with the company's Director Kevin O'Hare and Choreographer of Woolf Works Wayne McGregor.   (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Competes at the Switchfoot BRO-AM Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

For the first time in the event's history, Team CAF adaptive surfers will be competing in the same team contest as able-bodied pro and amateur surfers at the Switchfoot BRO-AM, presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia at Moonlight Beach on Saturday, June 24, 2017. They will participate against 12 other teams in 25-minute heats with a 30-minute final heat if they qualify. Team CAF Surfers are: (more...)

X Factor Star Matt Cardle Makes Special Appearance at Two Rewind Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle will make a very special appearance at both Rewind Scotland and Rewind North this summer, joining The Trevor Horn Band during their set at Rewind Scotland at Scone Place in Perthshire on Saturday 22nd July, 2017 and Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall on Saturday 5th August, 2017. (more...)

Nat Geo WILD Announces All-New Jawsome 'SharkFest' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

With the help of scientists and shark experts, SharkFest will deliver the facts and raise awareness about these 'jawsome' animals in more than 131 countries and 38 languages. (more...)

Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July. (more...)

MCANA's Inaugural Best New Award Goes to BREAKING THE WAVES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural Award for Best New Opera has been given to composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek for Breaking The Waves, which received its premiere on September 22, 2016 by Opera Philadelphia in conjunction with Beth Morrison Projects. The award was created to honor musical and theatrical excellence in a fully-staged opera that received its world premiere in North America during the preceding calendar year. (more...)

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Floats Into Flat Rock Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisterhood… Make way for The Dixie Swim Club - a hilarious and touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever.The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season will continue with this charming Southern comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, which will run from July 7th through July 22nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

11th Hour Closes Season with Next Step Concert Series Performance of BROADCAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

11th Hour Theatre Company's 12th season comes to a close with its final Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a new musical by Nathan Christensen and Scott Murphy, Broadcast.  Broadcast comes to the Next Step Concert Series June 23-25. Steve Pacek, 11th Hour's Associate Artistic Director and Co-Founder, directs. Amanda Morton is the Music Director. The concert will be at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American St.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

BWW Review: Attention Must Be Paid - LiveArts Presents Stirring DEATH OF A SALESMAN in Charlottesville
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 2, 2017

Attention must be paid once again to Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN. One of Charlottesville's premier theatres is presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama with a strong cast of leading players and impeccably directed by William Rough. An all-volunteer organization, LiveArts has a strong reputation in Central Virginia and this production is proof enough that community theatre can move an audience and illuminate a famous play with pathos and fine acting. (more...)

Jeff Orlowski's CHASING CORAL Opens July 14th
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. (more...)

BWW Review: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 11, 2017

Asolo Repertory Offers Another Unique Production With Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (more...)

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisterhood… Make way for The Dixie Swim Club - a hilarious and touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever.The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season will continue with this charming Southern comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, which will run from July 7th through July 22nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor, July 8
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 7, 2017

Being an opera singer is a little like walking a tightrope without a net--no matter who you're singing with, you're out there on stage, alone, for the crowd to cheer but, also for everyone to hear each glitch or misstep in your singing. Soprano Angela Meade--who's starring as Imogene in Caramoor's concert performance of Bellini's IL PIRATA, a role debut, on July 8--not only did her first wire-walking with a major role but at a big house: the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

PolyU Develops Sprayable Sensing Network Technology for Real-time Structural Health Monitoring With Larger Responsive Bandwidth, Lower Cost and Greater Versatility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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Butterflies, Billy Goats, Penguins and More Set for Half Moon Theatre's Autumn 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Half Moon Theatre in East London has announced their autumn season of work for young people, which runs from Friday 22 September until Saturday 16 December 2017. The new 13-week season features a wide range of exciting and entertaining productions, featuring 12 imaginative companies who specialise in captivating young minds. Scroll down for the full programme! (more...)

World Premiere of EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION Comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Award-winning theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble has announced that Education, Education, Education will receive a World Premiere at Pleasance Queen Dome as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Lori Loughlin to Star in New Limited Series of GARAGE SALE MYSTERY Movies
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) discovers not only does she have a knack for finding garage sale treasures but that these found treasures also lead to foul play. Follow the clues with Jennifer (Loughlin) as Hallmark Movies & Mysteries uncovers four new original mysteries. The network's highly-rated GARAGE SALE MYSTERY series becomes a limited series every Sunday in August (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Lembit Beecher Debuts SOPHIA'S FOREST 9/8- 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Former Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Lembit Beecher debuts his latest work, Sophia's Forest, this September. This inventive chamber opera scored for five voices, custom-built sound sculptures, string quartet and percussion will premiere September 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the URBN Center Annex at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street. Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch wrote the libretto. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors. Tickets and more information are available at: lembitbeecher.com/treeofsound/. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell Performs 'Tell Me How Long' from Netflix's CHASING CORAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In the video below, Kristen Bell performs “Tell Me How Long” from the Netflix Original Documentary CHASING CORAL. CHASING CORAL is available now on Netflix. (more...)

CHASING CORAL Opens Today at IFC Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called "coral bleaching"-a sign of mass coral death-has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. (more...)

BWW Review: LIVING OUR MYTHOLOGIES: DIVINITY IN DANCE Presents Sacred Dances from a Myriad of Cultures
by Olga El - Jul 14, 2017

If any performance embodied “the spirit” and amplified it in the theater it was Otea Maka, Taura O Te Here and Otea Moena performed by Lei Pasifika and choreographed by Makalina and Carol Leogite, Mahealani Uchiyama and Moena Maiotui respectively. Filled with joyful shrieks and chirps, vigorous hip circles and accents and a rainbow of costumes, this triptych of dances was an unapologetic celebration of female energy and emotion. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking The Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program.  (more...)

Proscenium Live Free Festival of New Work Arrives from Portland Shakes & Proscenium Journal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal, in association with Artists Repertory Theatre, present the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work. All performances are free and begin at 7:30pm on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

The Dead Sailor Girls to Release New Album 'Rolling Sea' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blue Rose Music recording artists The Dead Sailor Girls share tales of shipwrecks, crystal balls and ill fated romances on their forthcoming album Rolling Sea, set to arrive on shores April 28, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Nik and Sarah's Cabaret: HOMEMADE FUSION at Club Vibe
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 24, 2017

This is musical theater at its most personal. Take a small venue, one pianist, and a handful of really talented local performers, toss them together for a fusion of fun. (more...)

Miller Theatre and Opera Omaha Join Forces to Present PROVING UP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Launching Miller Theatre's new Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative  Miller Theatre at Columbia University and Nebraska's Opera Omaha announced today their plans for the New York premiere of Proving Up, a new opera from the Brooklyn-based creative team of composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, two of the most important new talents in American music. (more...)

BWW Interview: David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 20, 2017

Last year's premiere of JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek at the Fort Worth Opera caused some big-time foot-stomping in the Lone Star State. New Yorkers will have a taste of the work--which will have its next full-scale production at the Opera de Montreal next January--on April 23 at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan. (more...)

The Dead Sailor Girls to Release New Album 'Rolling Sea' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Blue Rose Music recording artists The Dead Sailor Girls share tales of shipwrecks, crystal balls and ill fated romances on their forthcoming album Rolling Sea, set to arrive on shores April 28, 2017. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking The Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek at THREE WAY Opera, Opening at BAM's Fishman Space, 6/15-18
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. (more...)

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