Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 Houston Ballet Announces First Soloists for 2014-15 Season, Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced today that Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014-15 season beginning in August 2014. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl, Karen Ziemba, Susan Stroman and More Nominated for 2014 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2 at NYU
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 New York City Ballet's Spring 2014 Gala Features Sufjan Stevens, CAROUSEL and Kristen Bell Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

New York City Ballet hosts its 2014 Spring Gala tonight, May 8 at 7pm, featuring a special one-time-only program designed by NYCB's Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York State Theater (now the David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center, as well as celebrate its future with a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Justin Peck and composer Sufjan Stevens. (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 Ballet San Jose Announces International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Ballet San Jose Artistic Director Jose Manuel Carreño has announced that the Company has been invited to tour with celebrated former Bolshoi Ballet starsNatalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in performances in Southern California, Moscow and London this summer. The tour repertoire will feature Osipova and Vasiliev's debuts in Roland Petit's Carmenwith Ballet San Jose with the balance of the program comprising pas de deux to be performed by the former Bolshoi artists. Performances will be given July 25-27 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA; July 31 and August 1-3 at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia; and August 6-9 at the London Coliseum in London. The tour is presented by Ardani Artists. For more information, visit or (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014Tommy Tune Looks Back & Looks Forward
by Pat Cerasaro - May 07, 2014

Multi-award-winning performer, chroeographer and director Tommy Tune discusses his time atop the theatrical heap as well as looks forward to future ventures as part of a new interview in promotion of his ongoing cabaret appearances. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 BWW Reviews: Film Legend Leslie Caron Graces the Laguna Playhouse Stage
by Don Grigware - May 05, 2014

Two character plays about love and friendship over time like Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade and Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry are A-list treasures. Their lack of pretension and real humanity make them linger quite joyously in the mind. In spite of some wonderful moments, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri is not quite at that level. As in a sitcom, many of the reactions are too quick and ready-made...and the outcome relies heavily on illness and sympathy to keep the two characters connected; but despite its flaws, the play is enormously entertaining and appealing in the right hands. What makes the current Laguna Playhouse production so memorable is the pairing of film legend Leslie Caron with 6-time Ovation Award winner David Engel, both known for their superior reliability with a dance step or two. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 VIDEO: 9 Circus Acrobats Injured Due to Snapping Cable
by Stage Tube - May 04, 2014

Eleven people were injured during a Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus performance in Rhode Island. Nine are acrobats who were performing the stunt and the other two are unknown. The acrobats were performing a stunt mid-air when a cable snapped, causing the apparatus to plummet to the ground. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Looks Forward to the Future
by Jessica Abejar - May 08, 2014

To jumpstart their 50th anniversary at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet began their Spring season not looking back but rather looking forward, presenting works from 21st century choreographers and showcasing the Company's ever-evolving mastery of their art. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 BWW Reviews: Baldwin Through Dance
by Elisa Kimble - May 07, 2014

Baldwin through Dance: Charles O. Anderson, Dianne McIntyre (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on from 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014 Photo Flash: Dance Against Cancer Raises Over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Dance Against Cancer raised more than $200,000 for the American Cancer Society on Monday, May 5, 2014. Proceeds from the evening will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. More than 500 guests attended the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer. VIP guests enjoyed cocktails, preferred seating, and a gift bag in addition to the performance and post-event reception. The performance featured new work by Brian Reeder created for American Ballet Theatre's Isabella Boylston with New York City Ballet's Chase Finlay and Amar Ramasar, Paul Taylor Dance Company in its first appearance at the benefit, Charles 'Lil Buck' Riley performed with students from National Dance Institute, and included the NYC premiere of Justin Peck's Sea Change. Scroll down for photos from the performances! (more...)

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