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The Nation's Leading Hispanic Advocacy Coalition Expands with the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures The Nation's Leading Hispanic Advocacy Coalition Expands with the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation's preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, announced six new members of its coalition, one of which includes the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. Other new members span the environmental, civic engagement, labor, and mental health sectors. This surge in NHLA's membership follows one of the most anti-Latino election cycles in over half a century. (more...)
Review Roundup: GALA Hispanic Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS Review Roundup: GALA Hispanic Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Molly Tracy on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

The U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda will conclude the 41rd main stage season of Teatro Gala. In The Heights is being directed and choreographed by original Broadway's Latin Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado who also directed a Spanish production of Speed-the-Plow back in August 2015 with a multicultural cast. (more...)
BWW Review:  Washington Ballet's BALANCHINE, RATMANSKY, THARP a Brilliant Evening of Dances Old and New BWW Review: Washington Ballet's BALANCHINE, RATMANSKY, THARP a Brilliant Evening of Dances Old and New
by Andrew White on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet's latest program, on view through this weekend, is especially rich with the work of three great choreographers on display; this talented ensemble has never looked more lively and inspired, and it is a joyful evening not to be missed. (more...)
BWW Review:  Maly Drama Theatre's Unforgettable, Explosive THREE SISTERS at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: Maly Drama Theatre's Unforgettable, Explosive THREE SISTERS at the Kennedy Center
by Andrew White on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

What makes the Maly production of Three Sisters so compelling is Lev Dudin's ability to show how Chekhov's small-town characters, mired in the mores and beliefs of 1890's provincial Russia, anticipate our own thwarted dreams. Surprises abound, as we discover the inner fire that burns in people we thought we knew as humble, down-home folk. And they become shockingly familiar and contemporary in the process. (more...)
The Capital City Showcase Comes to IOTA Club & Cafe on 5/19 The Capital City Showcase Comes to IOTA Club & Cafe on 5/19
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

 The Capital City Showcase is on Friday, May 19th at 8:30pm at IOTA Club & Cafe, located at 2832 Wilson Blvd in Arlington VA. (more...)
BWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK at Imagination Stage BWW Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK at Imagination Stage
by Elliot Lanes on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has seen no shortage of adaptations. In addition to its original print form, it's the source for two Disney movies, and a stage adaptation at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago a few years back. Would-be adaptors face as slight problem in that while there is lots of fun within Kipling's stories about a human child named Mowgli being raised by wolves, the story also has a dark side to it that might not work well for the youngest of theatregoers. Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is currently presenting a new adaptation by Greg Banks of Kipling's work, which will leave your little ones engaged from beginning to end without clawing you to go into the lobby. Older kids and adults are also likely to enjoy themselves, making it a theatergoing experience for the whole family. (more...)
Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Ally is thrilled to welcome Miz Washington playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Winner, James Ijames to the show on Sunday, April 30th. James will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast after the 3PM Matinee. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
GREAT COMET Creators Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Win Smithsonian's 2017 Ingenuity Award GREAT COMET Creators Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Win Smithsonian's 2017 Ingenuity Award
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Smithsonian magazine announced today the first winners of the 2017 American Ingenuity Awards. Dave Malloy, creator, and Rachel Chavkin, director of the renowned Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, are being honored with the American Ingenuity Award in History. They will receive the award at an awards gala at the National Portrait Gallery on November 29. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian
by Elliot Lanes on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Over the past week this column featured two remarkable ladies named Tina Ghandchilar and Julie Dixon. They are currently living their theatre lives as part of a production of Chess at The Theatre Lab School of the Performing Arts. The show opens this evening and runs through May 6th. Now it's time to feature one of the male leads. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Keegan presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 5/6 Keegan presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 5/6
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC

The Keegan Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, opening on May 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The production is directed by Keegan Producing Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and runs through May 28, 2017. (more...)
Taylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the Country Taylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the Country
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC

Taylor Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the singular artist's 24-hour performance art concert, in its entirety in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (more...)
See the World's Top Dancers Go Head-to-Head in Washington Open See the World's Top Dancers Go Head-to-Head in Washington Open
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC

Washington Open DanceSport Competition is a 2-day event featuring American and International Ballroom Styles. (more...)
Teaching Young Artists to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL Teaching Young Artists to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the area premiere of new Cry-Baby the Musical this June. (more...)
BWW Review: HENRY V at We Happy Few BWW Review: HENRY V at We Happy Few
by Pamela Roberts on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Shakespeare's HENRY V gains new perspective with a retelling by We Happy Few Productions that takes a closer look at the stories and stakes of the everyday foot soldiers. It is a fascinating, resonant, and important new take on a known work that's only around for another week, so make plans now to take it in. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julie Dixon BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th. (more...)
Taylor Mac's HIR Rounds Out Woolly Mammoth's 37th Season Taylor Mac's HIR Rounds Out Woolly Mammoth's 37th Season
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the final production of its 37th Season, Hir, by playwright Taylor Mac, directed by Shana Cooper. Hir will run May 22-June 18, 2017. (more...)
Learn the Art of Improv at Abingdon's Wolf Hills Brewery Learn the Art of Improv at Abingdon's Wolf Hills Brewery
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Learn the art of improv at the next Comedy Improv and Beer night at Abingdon's Wolf Hills Brewery on April 27. Made famous by such classic shows as "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," the art of improv is now just a drink away. (more...)
CU Acting Tour of MACBETH Hits Under-Served Audiences CU Acting Tour of MACBETH Hits Under-Served Audiences
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Macbeth was performed at Catholic University's Hartke Theater this past weekend. But, students who are cast in the production have been sharing it for more than a week with the Washington, D.C., area community through a new program called CUActing tour.   The tour began in area high schools and included a stop at the Blair House transitional shelter in northeast D.C., where residents watched a 45-minute highlight of the show. The tour continues at other high schools and the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in northwest D.C. It will conclude April 26 at D.C.'s Metropolitan Club.   To watch an interview with Director Eleanor Holdridge about the production, click here. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also introduce you other aspects of their theatre lives since that groundbreaking 1990s musical. (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Below, check out Nicholas Edwards performing an unplugged version of the classic song 'Gethsemane,' filmed at The Washington National Cathedral! (more...)
HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)