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Tere O'Connor Dance Company Makes Chicago Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Bessie Award-winning choreographer Tere O'Connor's company, Tere O'Connor Dance. Performances areNovember 3-5, 2016 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Angela McCluskey's New Album THE ROXY SESSIONS Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Roxy Sessions, by chart topping vocalist Angela McCluskey, will be released on September 9th via Bernadette Records. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with Book by Nan Knighton and Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. Directed by Richard Stafford, with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs September 15 - November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 - January 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - The Beginning of an (Almost!) All-Female Production of Guys and Dolls
by Guest Blogger: Caroline Meredith - Sep 6, 2016

Hello Broadway World readers! I'm Caroline Meredith, a new student blogger here at BWW. I am a student at the Orange County School of the Arts, in Orange County, California (yep, as in Laguna Beach and The OC). The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is a public arts high school that offers conservatory programs in fields like Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music, Creative Writing, and many, many more! (more...)

Axwell & Shapov Unveil Winner For 'Belong' Music Video Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following the success of their newest release 'Belong' via Axtone/Ultra worldwide, Swedish icon Axwell and Axtone starlet Shapov are proud to be teaming up with media titan Revolt.TVto reveal the winner of their prestigious 'Belong' global music video competition. (more...)

WHITE WAVE Dance to Present 2016 DUMBO Dance Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

On Today, September 29, 2016, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 16th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. (more...)

The Royal Academy of Dance Presents the Genée International Ballet Competition; Finals on Dec. 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world's finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

Royal Academy of Dance's Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Returns to Australia in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world's finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Announces Anita Rani as Host and Karen Hardy as Judge
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  Tickets for the UK Tour will go on sale at 10am on 23 September 2016 (pre-sale from 21 September). (more...)

Local Breast Cancer Survivors Dance for Others in Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dancing With The Survivors®  - in its fourth year - celebrates breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients. Seven courageous women from southeast Michigan will perform ballroom style dances with their daughters, sons, husbands and dance professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bloomfield Hills. They'll share inspiring stories of their breast cancer journeys while raising money for The Pink Fund's mission: providing non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves! Saturday Night Fever is one of the most loved dance stories of all time. A stage version of the extraordinarily successful movie, It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article 'Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night' and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, it focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. His very ordinary life is transformed when he steps on To the Dance floor There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. Directed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford and the Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise. Our production stars: Jacob Tischler as Tony Manero, Alexandra Matteo as Stephanie Mangano, Gianna Yanelli as Annette, Chris Collins-Pisano as Bobby C., Pat McRoberts as Monty, Raynor Rubel as Gus, Joe Moeller as Double J., Chris Hlinka as Joey, Sandy Rosenberg as Flo Manero, Ray DeMattis as Frank Manero. Isabella D'Erasmo & Hannah Moore will alternate as Linda Manero, Featuring: Anthony Alvino, Josh Bates, Lauren Dalal, Michelle Dawson, Christopher DeAngelis, Walter Filmore IV, Brian Lego, Joe Moeller, Natalie Perez-Duel, Frankie Paparone, Kristyn Pope, Audrey Tesserot, Charity Van Tassel. Set & Costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Steve Loftus is the Technical Director. Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) Returning to WBT, having directed and choreographed Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard Of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Singin' In The Rain, A Wonderful Life, Beauty And The Beast, Gypsy, The Full Monty and Cats in past seasons. On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements). Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mexico City), choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires) and director/choreographer for Cats (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo,Rio). National Tours include Cats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer) and numerous Regional Theatre Productions. Reservations: Call (914)-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225. Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking. Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm. Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm. Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

GIRL X and More Set for Japan Society's 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Japan Society announces its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music and theater, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and events. (more...)

VIDF to Bring Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dairakudakan to the Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) announces two captivating highlight presentations as part of the 2017 line up: San Francisco's Alonzo King LINES Ballet (March 3 & 4, 2017) and Japan's Dairakudakan (March 10 & 11, 2017), at the Vancouver Playhouse. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with Book by Nan Knighton and Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. Directed by Richard Stafford, with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs September 15 - November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 - January 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Seeks Dance Editors in Washington, DC
by BWW Staff - Sep 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented enthusiasts to head up feature coverage in the area of Dance. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE OZASIA FESTIVAL 2016: VERTIGO DANCE COMPANY: VERTIGO 20 Embraces Two Decades Of Dance
by Barry Lenny - Oct 9, 2016

Vertigo 20 is a selection of contemporary dance sequences. (more...)

Choreographer Nora Chipaumire to Explore African Masculinity at Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago welcomes choreographer-performer nora chipaumire with her most recent artistic investigation of the black body, Africa and the self, portrait of myself as my father ('father' is crossed out in the title), co-commissioned by the Dance Center. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY Invites Audiences to a Night of Premieres
by Caryn Cooper - Oct 5, 2016

On September 29, 2016, Caleb Teicher & Company welcomed audiences to an intimate evening of new work at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. As a Bessie award winner for Outstanding Individual Performance, Teicher has been making a name for himself not only as a performer, but as a choreographer. This one-night-only engagement was made possible with support by Queens College as part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Dance Initiative and an artistic residency at the American Tap Dance Foundation. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Estampas Porteñas Tango Company's DESEOS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Straight from Argentina, Estampas Porteñas Tango Company brings their newest show Deseos...Stories of Longing and Desire told through Argentine Tango and Music to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Dance Enthusiast Announces Island to Island-Moving Caribbean 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

After four successful Enthusiastic Events!, The Dance Enthusiast is thrilled to announce the 5th Enthusiastic Events! event:  Dance: Island to Island-Moving Caribbean in New York City, Wednesday November 16, 6:15 PM to 9 (nibblies before and after; performance at 7 PM) at Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street).   Enthusiastic Events! is proud to partner with PANK Elephant Catering, who will be providing tasty delicacies from all over the Caribbean chain.   The event follows four successful previous Enthusiastic Events! in which The Dance Enthusiast celebrated the relationship of dance to other important fields: the world of design and fashion, the world of empowing thought and action, the world of visual art and, most recently, the landscape of dance on Broadway versus concert dance versus Reality TV.    (more...)

Dance Theater Company's TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Comes to Westminster Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade's thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented in a special holiday engagement of the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company's production of Tales from The Arabian Nights.  The program will be presented at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ  07003.  Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM (more...)

Choreographer Nora Chipaumire to Explore African Masculinity at Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago welcomes choreographer-performer nora chipaumire with her most recent artistic investigation of the black body, Africa and the self, portrait of myself as my father ('father' is crossed out in the title), co-commissioned by the Dance Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Night Fever at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves! Saturday Night Fever is one of the most loved dance stories of all time. A stage version of the extraordinarily successful movie, It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show. (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

HALLOWEEN HOTSPOTS in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 17, 2016

Check out some of the New York City hotspots for a great time on Halloween weekend. (more...)

Celebrity Trainer, Ilyse Baker, Launches Three New DANCINERATE DVDs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Celebrity trainer, Ilyse Baker, has released three new 'Dancinerate' DVDs (more...)

UniverSoul Circus Returns to Philadelphia for 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

UniverSoul Circus announces its return to Philadelphia for its 20th anniversary season in Fairmount Park (next to Mann Center) with 47 grand shows from tonight, November 3, through November 27, 2016. Philadelphia will serve as the ultimate finale and serve as UniverSoul's final stop for their 2016 tour. (more...)

Derek Hough & Ne-Yo Join Judge's Table on NBC's WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

World renown dancer and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek Hough, who is set to co-star in the Dec. 7 production of “Hairspray Live!,” and NE-YO have been added as judges on NBC's new dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. (more...)

Gibney Dance Names Ben Pryor Director of Performance & Residency Programs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Gibney Dance has named Ben Pryor Director of Performance and Residency Programs. (more...)

Karen Hardy and Anita Rani Talk STRICTLY Live Tour
by Richard Barber - Nov 16, 2016

It will be a decade since its first live tour but, when Strictly Come Dancing takes to the road on January 20, 2017 in Birmingham, audiences will experience for themselves the magic of the TV show at arenas throughout the UK. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, Mannheim Steamroller, 'SOULFUL SOUNDS' Hit the Palace for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Palace Theater has a calendar filled with a wide array of holiday themed shows beginning in November and running right through December. (more...)

Arc North 'Meant To Be feat. Krista Marina' Our Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Recently launched as a record label, FreeSongsToUse quickly established itself as one of the go-to destinations for music vloggers and gamers looking for a wide variety of copyright free music to use on their YouTube & Twitch content. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Announces Dates For Social Events Of The Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Miami City Ballet and Nutcracker Magic Chairs Tina Carlo and Ana Codina Barlick are pleased to host this magical holiday experience, which begins with a magnificent brunch at the Four Seasons Grand Ballroom. (more...)

Inky Cloak and the Albany Present WE RAISE OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The 1980's saw a major shift towards the emergence of a global gay club culture, but it was set against a backdrop of desperate levels of unemployment, riots, driven by racism, and AIDS casually reported as a gay plague. (more...)

Bass Physics Comes to Fox Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Bass Physics is a Denver-based producer named Arja Adair who has one objective in mind: to spread positive vibes through the power of music. His genre-bending sound is made up of soulful electronic beats fused with live guitar and keys. While some songs weave beautifully expressive sonic landscapes, others explode with power and energy. (more...)

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Co. Makes Chicago Debut at the Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Malpaso Dance Company, Havana's contemporary dance company that combines work by top international choreographers and new voices in Cuban choreography. Performances are March 9-11 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

US kickstart 2017 w=With 'Get Stupid'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Thanks to their striking, ever-growing catalogue of productions that have been churned out of their studios, London and Mexico based US have been at the centre of a sonic assault on the clubbing circuit. (more...)

TLC's SAY YES TO THE PROM Partners with Macy's to Make Dreams Come True
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

TLC's SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative is back, and is kicking off prom season alongside its first-ever premier retail partner Macy's to make prom dreams come true for nearly 1,000 underserved and academically high-achieving students across the country this year. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
by Alan Portner - Dec 7, 2016

Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 16, 2016

December 13, 2016 continued the favorite return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their joyous annual five-week holiday engagement at the New York City Center. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, the company continues to reach audiences of all ages, while using dance as a platform to unify and educate. This evening's program did just that! (more...)

Donny McCaslin Brings Bowie's Blackstar Jazz Band to Arden
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Perhaps the Best LP of 2016, David Bowie's Blackstar, will be a year old in January. And it will be a year since the legendary star passed away. (more...)

Inky Cloak and the Albany Present WE RAISE OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The 1980's saw a major shift towards the emergence of a global gay club culture, but it was set against a backdrop of desperate levels of unemployment, riots, driven by racism, and AIDS casually reported as a gay plague. (more...)

Dancing Through Distress: Male dancers from SYTYCD, NYCB and Broadway Reflect on Challenges and Struggles They Faced Growing Up in a Studio
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 12, 2016

A sense of fulfillment fills his body as he sees his reflection in the hazy mirror. The music begins, and he suddenly feels completely comfortable in a place he only arrived at a few weeks prior. Each beat of the song sends pulses through the somewhat scratched up flooring, up through his bare feet, taking over his entire body. His demeanor is peaceful, passionate and powerful as he commands his way across the floor with the other dancers, each movement a new discovery in his mind. As the combination comes to an end, finishing with a grand jeté into a graceful arabesque par terre, 18 year old Nick Nazzaro remains in disbelief that he is spending his days dancing in the city of his dreams. (more...)

Derek & Julianne Hough Returning for New Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Will America's favorite dancing siblings, Derek and Julianne Hough, return for the 23rd season of DANCING WITH THE STARS? (more...)

Angela McCluskey's New Album THE ROXY SESSIONS Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Roxy Sessions, by chart topping vocalist Angela McCluskey, will be released on September 9th via Bernadette Records. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Cameos, Kristin Chenoweth Sings in Stephen Karam's SPEECH & DEBATE Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

A big screen adaptation of Stephen Karam's first play, SPEECH AND DEBATE is heading to the big screen and will feature a host of theater veterans in its ensemble cast. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT OF MUSIC Marks Opening
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 19, 2016

History was made tonight as the Homewood Theatre had its first performance at the Dance Foundation. A NIGHT OF MUSIC was a cabaret type show featuring Homewood Theatre's founder Kyle Bass, along with Amy Johnson and Dana Porter. (more...)

SMC & SWC Welcomes Paul Caldwell for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This October marks Paul Caldwell's very first concert as the new artistic director for Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC). SWC kicks off the 2016-2017 season with Unveiled, a five performance run from October 21-29, inside Capitol Hill's historic Saint Mark's Cathedral. SMC continues the season with their highly anticipated holiday concert, Silver & Soul, at Benaroya Hall from December 4-22, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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