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BWW Feature: Antonia Bennett Brings a Lifetime of Performing to Cafť Carlyle in Venue DebutBWW Feature: Antonia Bennett Brings a Lifetime of Performing to Cafť Carlyle in Venue Debut
by Karis Rogerson - May 18, 2017

Antonia Bennett, daughter of Tony Bennett and accomplished vocalist in her own right, is a lifelong performer. Since she "could walk and talk," according to her bio, Bennett has been performing with artists of legendary status: Rosemary Clooney, Regis Philbin, and, of course, her father. For the last 10 years, she has served as Tony's opening act in live shows and, in addition, has performed duets with him, including on his holiday album, A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS. On May 23, Bennett will make her Cafe Carlyle debut in New York with a set comprised of selections from the American Songbook, a perfect fit for her inherited charm and too-cool demeanor, paired with her uniquely coy voice. (more...)
T(ESTOSTERONE) Reading Set for The Civilians' R&D Finding SeriesT(ESTOSTERONE) Reading Set for The Civilians' R&D Finding Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

T(estosterone), a new play by Kit Yan and Simone Wolff, will be presented as part of The Civilians R&D Finding Series. Kareem Fahmy is directing, with Sharon Mok as composer. (more...)
Irish Musician Fionn Regan to Play the Bowery Ballroom This JuneIrish Musician Fionn Regan to Play the Bowery Ballroom This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan's new album The Meetings of the Waters is out now via his own label TSUNENI AI(translates to 'Always Love' in Japanese). Of the album, NPR Musicproclaims, 'Fionn Regan returns, his feathery acoustic sweetness intact,' while BrooklynVegan calls it, 'gentle, delicate.' Fans can buy the record now on iTunes and Amazon. In support of the release, Regan has confirmed a headlining show at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, June 8. (more...)
Casting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center FestivalCasting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden today announced casting for the unprecedented, international presentation of George Balanchine's Jewels . The Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet will share the stage where the masterpiece first premiered on April 13, 1967, for five historic performances celebrating one of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century and the global recognition the work has received. (more...)
InProximity Theatre Company's Project W Theatre Festival to Highlight Works by WomenInProximity Theatre Company's Project W Theatre Festival to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

InProximity Theatre Company, a New York City-based theater production company, is proud to present the first edition of Project W Theatre Festival, a multi-day play reading event featuring new plays written and directed by women. Taking place over five days (June 6 - 10, 2017), the Festival will include a distinctive group of plays, all written and directed by women. Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street, will serve as the exclusive venue for all readings. (more...)
Paley Center to Host 'WINNING PLAY$' Panel on Black Women & FeminismPaley Center to Host 'WINNING PLAY$' Panel on Black Women & Feminism
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment will be held Monday, June 26th 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. (more...)
DANCE AND PROCESS Series to Feature Julie Mayo and More at The KitchenDANCE AND PROCESS Series to Feature Julie Mayo and More at The Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Kitchen presents the next installment of the institution's longest ongoing series, Dance and Process. The program of new works features artists Liana Conyers, Julie Mayo, Michael Mahalchick and Suzan D. Polat. These performances are the culmination of a ten-week group process of sharing work and feedback. Dance and Process is facilitated by Moriah Evans and Yve Laris Cohen. (more...)
BWW Review: Chita Rivera, Complete With Frills and Feathers, Entertains In Cafť Carlyle RunBWW Review: Chita Rivera, Complete With Frills and Feathers, Entertains In Cafť Carlyle Run
by Ashley Steves - May 17, 2017

¬ďShouldn't I be somewhere at 8:00?¬Ē That is a fair reaction for the Chita Rivera to have to once seeing boards and bus ads for CHIGAGO, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and WEST SIDE STORY a few years back while they were all simultaneously running, a story she regaled the audience with in the intro to her WEST SIDE medley at the Caf√© Carlyle last week. When your name has become synonymous with iconic shows, maybe as iconic as the shows themselves, you have somewhere to be at 8:00¬Ö and people will be there to see. (more...)
Zach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, and Reg E. Cathey to Read Scenes from PHILOCTETES on the IntrepidZach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, and Reg E. Cathey to Read Scenes from PHILOCTETES on the Intrepid
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This Fleet Week, NYC's Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions bring together leading actors Zach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, and Reg E. Cathey in a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Philoctetes, an ancient Greek tragedy about a hero who is abandoned on a deserted island on account of a mysterious chronic illness. (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas CrawfordAmerican Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 50-piece period instrument American Classical Orchestra opens its 33rd season with Berwald's Symphony Singulaire, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ('Italian'), and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring as soloist 12-year-old piano prodigy Adrian Romoff. (more...)
Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERAArdea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)
New Musical Comedy A NIGHT AT THE PLAZA Gets Reading Tonight at Players ClubNew Musical Comedy A NIGHT AT THE PLAZA Gets Reading Tonight at Players Club
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

'A Night at the Plaza' a new musical comedy with book by Ward Morehouse III and music and lyrics by David Romeo, will receive a reading at New York's Players Club tonight, Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. It is a closed reading. (more...)
Photo Flash: PIPPIN Returns to New York with Broadway Workshop & Project BroadwayPhoto Flash: PIPPIN Returns to New York with Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This month, PIPPIN, returned to NYC for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. PIPPIN was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2017 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)
The New Collectives to Present THE OCCASION OF EXISTENCEThe New Collectives to Present THE OCCASION OF EXISTENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The New Collectives present The Occasion of Existence. Drawing inspiration from Alan Lightman's novel Einstein's Dreams, Giverny Petitmermet, Brad Landers & Molly McGrath have created a 60-minute piece that combines dance, theatre & live music to explore the nature of time & our human connection to it. (more...)
Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program CycleQueer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)
Leaked Character Breakdown for FREEDOM RIDERS Hints at Big Names for NYMF RunLeaked Character Breakdown for FREEDOM RIDERS Hints at Big Names for NYMF Run
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Last week, a fragment of the character breakdown for FREEDOM RIDERS: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSICAL was tweeted by the musical's co-writer, Richard Allen. (more...)
Downtown Jewish Life to Present INTO THE NIGHT at The 14th Street YDowntown Jewish Life to Present INTO THE NIGHT at The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City. (more...)
Dance/NYC Announces Dance Advancement Fund to Support Small Dance MakersDance/NYC Announces Dance Advancement Fund to Support Small Dance Makers
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Dance/NYC has announced the Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field by supporting dance makers with budgets less than $1 million. (more...)
League of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating InnovationLeague of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The League of American Orchestras has announced the award of grants to 21 U.S. orchestras. The grants, in the amount of $80,000-$150,000 each, focus on an array of programs incubating organizational innovation and experimentation. The two-year innovation grants, part of the recently launched American Orchestras' Future Fund, are made possible by the generous support of the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. (more...)
Carnegie Hall to Honor Adrienne Arsht with Medal of Excellence; Marin Mazzie to Perform!Carnegie Hall to Honor Adrienne Arsht with Medal of Excellence; Marin Mazzie to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carnegie Hall has announced that Adrienne Arsht will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. (more...)
PAAL to Host First Forum, MOTHERHOOD IN THEATRE: BREAKING THE SILENCEPAAL to Host First Forum, MOTHERHOOD IN THEATRE: BREAKING THE SILENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The newly formed national network Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) for the Performing Arts is hosting their first annual forum on parenting and working in US theatres. (more...)
BWW Review: Courtney Act Glitters in THE GIRL FROM OZ at the Laurie BeechmanBWW Review: Courtney Act Glitters in THE GIRL FROM OZ at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - May 15, 2017

A cyclone of camp with a true gift for one-liners and an even stronger voice, Courtney Act followed the yellow brick road past the crowd to hit the stage in THE GIRL FROM OZ. Despite several homages to THE WIZARD OF OZ, the May 4 show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre was centered on that other, no less magical Oz: Australia. In fact, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE alum's entire set list was comprised of songs famously written or sung by Aussies. (more...)
Pascale Armand, Taylor Mac and More Set for SPARE RIB Benefit ReadingPascale Armand, Taylor Mac and More Set for SPARE RIB Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A keynote of its 50th Anniversary celebration of the clergy consultative service, Judson Memorial Church presents a reading of the play Spare Rib by Winter Miller (In Darfur). (more...)
Leslie Becker and James Moye to Lead JOAN CRAWFORD... IN FLESH AND BLOOD ReadingsLeslie Becker and James Moye to Lead JOAN CRAWFORD... IN FLESH AND BLOOD Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

'Joan Crawford in....FLESH & BLOOD!' will receive industry readings on May 25th, starring Leslie Becker and James Moye. (more...)
BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's CreatorBWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

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