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TNC to Host 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival This Memorial Day WeekendTNC to Host 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival This Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

One of the first and most time-honored FREE Summer Festivals in NYC each year - the LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL -- will take place this year, the FEST's 21st annual event  -- Memorial Day Weekend May 27 to 29 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.), it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City.  (more...)
2016 Ice Factory Festival to Present Seven New Works at New Ohio Theatre2016 Ice Factory Festival to Present Seven New Works at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 23rd annual OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2016 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2016 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running from June 29 - August 13, 2016. (more...)
ABT's Misty Copeland to Appear on CUNY TV's BLACK AMERICA This WeekABT's Misty Copeland to Appear on CUNY TV's BLACK AMERICA This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The newest edition of the weekly BLACK AMERICA television series with Emmy-winning host Carol Jenkins features an on- location interview with Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first female African-American Principal Dancer, who movingly shares her ambition and discipline to succeed as a role model for 'little brown girls,' particularly in classical dance roles that were considered off-limits to women African Americans. (more...)
BWW Blog: Micah Young - I See MeBWW Blog: Micah Young - I See Me
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - May 9, 2016

The question we might ask ourselves is: "how do you see yourself?" Actors ask this and get asked this a lot; what role do you see for yourself? As a vocal coach and music director I will ask a performer what roles they'd like to perform, as a way to understand their aspirations but also how they see themselves. (more...)
BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century ChoreographersBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)
BWW Opera Review: Few Sparks from Opera Orchestra in Donizetti's Formulaic PARISINA D'ESTEBWW Opera Review: Few Sparks from Opera Orchestra in Donizetti's Formulaic PARISINA D'ESTE
by Richard Sasanow - May 9, 2016

Those of us with long enough memories can recall some exciting nights at Opera Orchestra of New York's concerts at Carnegie Hall, with Eve Queler at the helm. It's reputed that Donizetti's PARISINA D'ESTE made quite a stir with Montserrat Caballe in the spotlight in 1974--but anyone expecting history to repeat itself when Queler mounted the opera for Angela Meade at the Rose Theatre last week was wildly disappointed. (more...)
Celebrity Doctors Speak at U.S. Veg Corp's 6th NYC Veg Fest This WeekendCelebrity Doctors Speak at U.S. Veg Corp's 6th NYC Veg Fest This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

A roster of eight highly credentialed physicians will grace the stages at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. (more...)
'MIGHTY REAL' Returns to NYC for One Night Only Tonight'MIGHTY REAL' Returns to NYC for One Night Only Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City tonight following an acclaimed, sold-out engagement in San Francisco at The BRAVA! Theater.  (more...)
Hoff-Barthelson Music School JazzJam Workshop Set for Scarsdale Public LibraryHoff-Barthelson Music School JazzJam Workshop Set for Scarsdale Public Library
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Scarsdale, New York - The annual Hoff-Barthelson Music School JazzJam Workshop will be held today, May 7, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale. This workshop is open to all middle and high school students from the community who wish to participate in this educational and lively event. The workshop is free of charge. (more...)
BWW Fitness News: Pro Athletes Speak at NYC Vegetarian Food Festival This WeekendBWW Fitness News: Pro Athletes Speak at NYC Vegetarian Food Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Elite pro athletes who fuel their feats exclusively on plant-based diets will be among the presenters at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival today and tomorrow, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. (more...)
Parthenia Viol Consort Performs SEMPER DOWLAND at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtParthenia Viol Consort Performs SEMPER DOWLAND at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will perform Semper Dowland, a concert today, May 7 at 3:00 and 7:00 PM at the Velez Blanco Patio of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan as part of MetLiveArts, the performance series at The Met. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Teen Academy's URINETOWN at Amas Musical TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Teen Academy's URINETOWN at Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, it is a side-splitting satire of greed, love and revolution...and musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Six-Hour Guitar Marathon to Take Over The Met Cloisters' Stunning SpacesSix-Hour Guitar Marathon to Take Over The Met Cloisters' Stunning Spaces
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Met teams up with the New York Guitar Festival for an unprecedented six-hour guitar marathon exploring the stunning sonic possibilities of The Met Cloisters' interior spaces and outdoor gardens. (more...)
Lincoln Center Launches Revamped Website, Two Mobile AppsLincoln Center Launches Revamped Website, Two Mobile Apps
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts-the world's leading performing arts center and home to some of the world's most celebrated music, dance, film and theater organizations-launched today a suite of new digital platforms. (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway Present CABARETPhoto Flash: Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway Present CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Last week, CABARET returned to NYC for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. CABARET was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2016 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)
Maximillian Singh Gill's DEBRIEFING to Premiere at FringeNYCMaximillian Singh Gill's DEBRIEFING to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

White Rabbit Productions and Ego Actus Theatre Company present the premiere of DEBRIEFING, a play by Maximillian Singh Gill, directed by Joan Kane, as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)
Photo Flash: Estelle Parsons and More at League of Professional Theatre Women's Big MinglePhoto Flash: Estelle Parsons and More at League of Professional Theatre Women's Big Mingle
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Host Estelle Parsons, honorees, presenters, and the League of Professional Theatre Women had a blast at this year's LPTW Awards & Big Mingle at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
INSECURITIES: TRACING DISPLACEMENT AND SHELTER to Open This Fall at MoMAINSECURITIES: TRACING DISPLACEMENT AND SHELTER to Open This Fall at MoMA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The ways in which architecture and design have addressed contemporary notions of shelter, as seen through migration and global refugee emergencies, will be explored in the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, on view at The Museum of Modern Art from October 1, 2016, to January 22, 2017. (more...)
Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony SpaceLara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)
MARGARET BEALS: FILMS AND STORIES Set for May Weekend at The Cloud House StudioMARGARET BEALS: FILMS AND STORIES Set for May Weekend at The Cloud House Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Margaret Beals, dancer, choreographer, pioneer in the art of dance improvisation, and unique theatrical performer, announces a special May Weekend of two new programs on the series MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES, May 20-22, 7 PM, at The Cloud House Studio, 104 West 17th Street. (more...)
Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS BenefitPhoto Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE -- the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Alaska 5000, who discusses her time on the hit Logo TV reality show, her debut album and the current 'Battle of the Seasons' tour. (more...)
Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)
Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter SeasonBill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2016-2017 fall/winter season, which promises to be particularly spectacular, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company all returning to The Joyce for two-week engagements. (more...)
BWW Dance Review: Ballez's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at La MaMa Moves!BWW Dance Review: Ballez's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at La MaMa Moves!
by Barnett Serchuk - May 4, 2016

By my count, I've seen at least 250 productions in my lifetime, the last one in Australia. This, however, did not prepare me for Ballez's 'Sleeping Beauty & The Beast,' presented on Sunday, May 1st 2016, as part of the La Mama Moves! Festival. While this was meant to put a new spin on an old tale by gender bending mythical roles in the ballet canon, I have to admit that by the end I was neither surprised nor shocked into that feeling of astonishment when you witness something completely out of the ordinary. (more...)

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