The Mercer Dance Ensemble to Present DANCER DIARIES at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE) will present 'Dancer Diaries' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET a Trio of Ballets
by Marsha Volgyi - May 3, 2016

At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater on April 29, 2016, the ballet crowd filled the house that Friday evening. For this program, City Ballet presented Estancia, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Everywhere We Go. Each piece demonstrated a variance in style, yet conclusively was still in the realm of the dancers' undeniable Balanchine training. (more...)

Ursula Yovich Joins OUT OF THE BOX at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Ursula Yovich will star in a brand new production showcasing the Australian natural environment, premiering at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Out of the Box festival for children eight years and under from 21 to 28 June 2016. (more...)

10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series Set for 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at 92Y's historic Buttenwieser Hall. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Kicks Off in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Three exciting nights of blues, rock 'n' roll, and rhythm and blues, including a special tribute to late music icon Allen Toussaint, will delight dancers at Midsummer Night Swing, New York's premier summer dance party, when it returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. Single tickets and multi-evening passes are now on sale. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Kindness Grapples with Cruelty in SpeakEasy's Powerful DOGFIGHT
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

The coming of age of America during the tumultuous 1960s is brought vividly to life in DOGFIGHT, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's exquisite little musical now being presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston. Set in San Francisco on the eve of President Kennedy's assassination, DOGFIGHT pits the innocence of youth against the harsh realities of war as three young Marines dubbed 'the three bees' (for Birdlace, Boland and Bernstein) celebrate their last night at home with their buddies before shipping out to Vietnam. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

At 78, Jelko Yuresha has come to resemble a lion in repose. I recognize him immediately as I enter the lobby -- I am early, he is even earlier -- and what strikes me more than his subtle smile is his eyes. They are the eyes of a man who retains a zest for life though it is evident that little amuses him. This comes as no surprise. After all, he has seen much and traveled far. As we begin the dance of exchanging pleasantries, it becomes apparent that behind the guise of a charming gentlemen I am speaking To the Dance version of James Bond -- as played by Sean Connery. (more...)

BTG and Only In My Dreams to Present Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret for GLBTQ Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Only In My Dreams Events LLC present the First Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret in celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, at The Colonial Theatre, June 3 at 8pm. (more...)

EDX Announces Summer Residency at Privilege Ibiza
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Swiss dance authority Maurizio Collela – best known as EDX – is set to return to the white isle this summer for what is sure to be one of his most electrifying seasons to date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More in TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL" opens tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff before a 12 week national tour. www.tomthemusical.co.uk.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Damian Callinan's SWING MAN Set for MICF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Festival favourite and three time Barry Award nominee, Damian Callinan, returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new solo show, about taking (mid)life by the horns. Damian's twelfth solo show 'Swing Man' debuts as part of Comedy Festival at The Coopers Malthouse from 24 March - 16 April, 2016. (more...)

Tom Jones Musical to Play The Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Hear the story of the Voice of the Valleys in TOM. A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 April. (more...)

NYFOS to Premiere COMPOSITORA: SONGS BY LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

New York Festival of Song rounds out its Mainstage season on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, a fascinating program that showcases the prodigious accomplishments of Latina composers. The concert takes place at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre's Annual Fundraising Gala Raises More Than $38,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company's 6th Annual Dance The Night Away fundraising event on Saturday March 5, 2016 was a great success, raising over $38,000.  (more...)

Five Great Broadway Songs That Many Don't Know Are Broadway Songs
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Broadway has given the world some of it's greatest songs, but the Broadway beginnings of some classics aren't known to all. (more...)

Monumental Musicals, Lapine Premiere with Debra Monk & More Slated for Signature Theatre's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Set FREAKY FRIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2016/17 season, including the previously announced production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY. (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions To the Dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

James Releases 14th Studio Album 'Girl At The End Of The World' Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Legendary Manchester band James – famed for their breakthrough hit “Laid” – have released their fourteenth studio full-length “Girl At The End Of The World.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Olga El
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 2, 2016

Olga El is a writer, director, and performance activist based in New York City. Her company, The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change, uses dance traditions from around the world to create socially relevant work and engage audiences and communities. This year is The Kandake's fifth anniversary, so I decided to ask Olga some questions about the company's unique foundations and where she thinks it may be headed in the future. (more...)

Esma 'Queen of Romani Song' to Headline Herdeljezi Music Fest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Kitka is pleased to announce Voice of Roma's 19th annual Herdeljezi Romani Music Festival, featuring the legendary 'Queen of Romani Song' Esma Redzepova & The Folk Masters Band from Macedonia in their final U.S. tour. This yearly event organized by Voice of Roma, a human rights advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of Romani (Gypsy) cultural arts and traditions, celebrates Balkan Romani music, dance and culture. An evening concert and dance party will culminate a series of workshops for singers, instrumentalists and dancers. The Festival takes place Saturday, April 30 inReidenbach Hall at First Congregational Church of Oakland. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing Week One Begins 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

 Midsummer Night Swing celebrates the dance bands and soloists who fill the dance floor. Happening in a specially designed, open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 21-July 9, Midsummer Night Swing kicks off with the Catherine Russell Septet. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist will pull from her vast repertoire of swing standards for the opening night concert. (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park's THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA to Run 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Smitten lovers, Crab the Dog and swing dancers collide in this year's Shakespeare in Clark Park (SCP) production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The classic romantic comedy is being brought to life by Kathryn MacMillan (Lantern Theater Company) and will once again showcase SCP's unique blend of classic storytelling and community engagement. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens under the stars in 'the Bowl' of Clark Park on July 27 and runs through July 31. All performances are at 7 p.m. (more...)

LA Zoo's Roaring Nights Summer Music Series to Kick Off with Flashback Friday to the 90s
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Los Angeles Zoo's Roaring Nights summer music series for ages 18 and up kicks off with an evening that promises to be as 'tight' as it is 'all that and a bag of chips' on Friday, June 24, 2016, 7 to 11 pm. For one night only, the L.A. Zoo brings back the 1990s with hits from the likes of the Back Street Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Smash Mouth, Weezer, Blink-182 and Alanis Morissette performed live by cover band Saved By The 90's, plus the best grunge, pop, and house tunes spun artfully by multi-genre-loving DJ Johnny Hawkes, and 'dopest' beats served up at the Hip Hop Lounge. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress in fashions of the era, with the best outfits being rewarded at a costume contest. To complete the flashback experience, guests can pose for photos in front of a 'Jurassic jeep' inspired by Jurassic Park, one of the biggest movies of the decade, before coming face-to-face with the life-size, lifelike prehistoric creatures of Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing Week Three Kicks Off 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Week Three of Midsummer Night Swing will have dance enthusiasts dancing cumbia, Lindy hop, tango, and the Charleston under the stars in Lincoln Center's open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues) from July 5 through July 9. Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance with music played by acclaimed bands from across the country and around the world. (more...)

Liam Summers Unveils New Summer Anthem 'When U Do Me Like That'
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Now, with his recent signing to Sony Music and his newest release 'When U Do Me Like That' feat. Mikaela Coco, Liam Summers is set to take the international dance music world by storm. (more...)

BWW Review: Everybody Cut FOOTLOOSE at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 17, 2016

Marc Robin and Samantha Hewes-Cramer bring the movie to life on the Fulton stage. Kevin Bacon may not be dancing through a warehouse, but there's still a lot going on, dancing and otherwise, in Bomont. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing Week Two Kicks Off 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

New York's greatest outdoor dance party - Midsummer Night Swing - adds magic to summer evenings in the city with dancing under the stars in the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues). From June 21 through July 9, Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more. (more...)

FSU's School of Dance Develops Cutting-Edge Dance Science Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Florida State University's School of Dance takes a cutting-edge approach to dancer wellness under the direction of Professor of Dance Tom Welsh, who had the foresight to develop the Dance Science program at FSU. (more...)

Jeff White Custom Jewelry Crafts Special Pendant for Nevada Ballet Theatre's 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

In celebration of Nevada Ballet Theatre's milestone 45th Season, Jeff White Custom Jewelry along with legendary prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, will debut a specially designed series of pendants that will capture the elegance, beauty and grace of ballet. (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Mark G. Meadows & Cleavant Derricks to Lead JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of 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). The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Charlotte National Dance Day Celebration to Draw Hundreds Uptown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Charlotte National Dance Day celebration will draw hundreds of people to Uptown on Saturday, July 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Plaza. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 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 August 2 - 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. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Jennifer Lopez to Present New NBC Competition Series WORLD OF DANCE; Now Casting!
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions are stepping on To the Dance floor with a 10-episode order for WORLD OF DANCE, an unparalleled dance competition series where the winner will receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. (more...)

James to Release 'Girl At The End Of The World' in North America, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

One of the UK's most creatively restless and loved artists, James, have announced today that they will be releasing their fourteenth studio album “Girl At The End Of The World” in North America on March 18th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 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 byJared 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. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

WHITE WAVE Dance to Present 2016 DUMBO Dance Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On Thursday, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Below, check out the cast of Jelly's Last Jam in the rehearsal room, plus watch Signature's talented, hardworking tech crew transform the MAX Theatre from a drag club on the French Riviera in La Cage aux Folles to the Jungle Inn, a 1920s jazz club, for Jelly's Last Jam! (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...)

Angela McCluskey Premieres New Single 'You and Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The new single from chanteuse Angela McCluskey, 'You & Me,' premiered today exclusively at Brightest Young Things. The complete album entitled The Roxy Sessions will be released on September 9th via Angela's own imprint, Bernadette Records. (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...)

GIRL X and More Set for Japan Society's 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 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...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Host GLBTQ Pride Event BERKSHIRE DANCE PARTY, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Only In My Dreams Events LLC present the first annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret in celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, at The Colonial Theatre, June 3 at 8pm. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

New York's premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. T (more...)

2016 NYC DANCE WEEK to be Held in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Now in its fifth year, NYC Dance Week is an annual festival that provides FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes throughout all five boroughs of New York. This year, NYC Dance Week will occur on June 16th through June 25th, and features a wide and diverse offering of classes for participants to enjoy. (more...)

SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble to Premiere New Interpretation of Stravinsky's THE FIREBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Meadows Dance Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a new interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird by noted choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlan, Mexico. The newly choreographed version of Stravinsky's 1910 classic The Firebird replaces the magical and mercurial glowing bird of Russian folklore with a more contemporary version of Stravinsky's masterwork, inspired by the visual aesthetics of Hieronymus Bosch. (more...)

BWW Review: MKE Ballet's 'Oh Wow' KALEIDOSCOPE EYES Turns Audiences on to World Premieres
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 1, 2016

With two world premiere ballets and ten Beatles songs front and center on the Uhlein Stage, Milwaukee Ballet presented their Kaleidoscope Eyes at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in an exquisite opening night performance. Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill, a dream team technician for the ballet's Artistic Director Michael Pink, collaborated with three acclaimed choreographers, Garrett Smith, Timothy O'Donnell, and Trey McIntyre, for a triple dose of 'Oh Wow' contemporary dance' performed with love, as the Beatles would say, 'From Me to You,' the ballet to the city's audiences. (more...)

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