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Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces 16th Annual DanceAfrica Photo Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces 16th Annual DanceAfrica
by Stephi Wild - September 21, 2021

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa with the 16th Annual DanceAfrica performances and a free festival. The performances feature guest artists Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble and the DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir....
GRAMMY-Winner Bakithi Kumalo to Perform Live in Concert at Grand Annex Photo GRAMMY-Winner Bakithi Kumalo to Perform Live in Concert at Grand Annex
by A.A. Cristi - September 07, 2021

Spend an evening with five-time Grammy Award-winning master musician and storyteller Bakithi Kumalo, named as one of the top 50 greatest bass players of all time, having played with the likes of Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Susan Tedeschi Band and so many others. ...
The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season Photo The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 31, 2021

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Roy...
Mixed-Media Artist Comments On Covid-19 and Social Justice In New Exhibit Photo Mixed-Media Artist Comments On Covid-19 and Social Justice In New Exhibit
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Ushering in a new and exciting season of exhibitions at The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center is artist Curtis Grayson, III. His solo exhibit, Transitional Energy: Form, Shape, Color, will be on view from September 23-November 21....
Photos & Video: See THE LION KING North American Tour's First Day Back After the Shut Photo Photos & Video: See THE LION KING North American Tour's First Day Back After the Shutdown
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 10, 2021

The Lion King North American touring company reunited in Cleveland on September 7, for the first time since the shutdown, to begin rehearsals for the tour’s relaunch. The tour is resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playi...
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces 16th Annual DanceAfrica Photo Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces 16th Annual DanceAfrica
by Stephi Wild - September 21, 2021

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa with the 16th Annual DanceAfrica performances and a free festival. The performances feature guest artists Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble and the DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir....
Center Theatre Group Announces 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants Photo Center Theatre Group Announces 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants
by A.A. Cristi - September 10, 2021

Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend a year in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers. ...
Brenda Edwards, Norman Pace and Alex Bourne Will Star in HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Royal B Photo Brenda Edwards, Norman Pace and Alex Bourne Will Star in HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Royal Brighton
by Stephi Wild - September 07, 2021

It has been announced that musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor, Loose Women and Songs of Praise) will star as Motormouth Maybelle in the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray.  Comedy legend Norman Pace (ITV's The Hale and Pace Show) will ...
Pianist Richard Johnson Releases New Album ‘First Glance’ Photo Pianist Richard Johnson Releases New Album ‘First Glance’
by A.A. Cristi - August 27, 2021

Pianist Richard D. Johnson presents his expressive new release, First Glance, due out August 27, 2021 via Afar Music...
Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith to Bring Christmas Tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre This Photo Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith to Bring Christmas Tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre This December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 21, 2021

After not being able to celebrate the holiday season last year on the road, they are excited to bring the merriment with Balsam Hill starting December 1st in Charleston, WV and continue for eight more dates that includes a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m...
New Live Event Opening Crossroads Theatre Company's 2021- 2022 Season Features Sweet Photo New Live Event Opening Crossroads Theatre Company's 2021- 2022 Season Features Sweet Honey in the Rock
by Stephi Wild - August 28, 2021

The powerful and inspirational voices of the Grammy®-winning internationally known a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock® provide the soundtrack for the world-premiere of Crossroads Theatre Company’s inaugural production of “When Day Comes,” written and directed by Crossroads Co-Founder and Artist...
THE LION KING to Resume Performances This October in Cleveland at Playhouse Square Photo THE LION KING to Resume Performances This October in Cleveland at Playhouse Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 13, 2021

The Lion King North American touring company reunited in Cleveland on September 7, for the first time since the shutdown, to begin rehearsals for the tour’s relaunch. The tour is resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playi...
Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes To Step Down, Transition To Artistic Advisor Photo Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes To Step Down, Transition To Artistic Advisor
by A.A. Cristi - September 22, 2021

Pioneering arts leader Paul Crewes, who has served since 2015 as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' first Artistic Director, steps down from his position at the end of this year and transitions to a new role as Artistic Advisor for the balance of The Wallis' 2021-2022 Season, it wa...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the New MetLiveArts Season of Performances  Photo The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the New MetLiveArts Season of Performances 
by A.A. Cristi - August 27, 2021

The Met today announced a new season of live performances with in-person audiences beginning fall 2021 and a new Artist in Residence, the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Bijayini Satpathy. Beginning in October, performances will once again take place in galleries throughout the Museum, as well as...
BWW Review: GODSPELL Speaks to Contemporary Audiences At Toby's In Columbia Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL Speaks to Contemporary Audiences At Toby's In Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - September 05, 2021

Are you in the mood for an ensemble romp, some familiar stories, an ethics-heavy main character, beautiful harmonies and a good meal? In GODSPELL at Toby’s, a cast of stalwart Toby’s regulars create beautiful moments individually and in groups. Directors Mark Minnik and David James update the storyt...
Student Blog: I Got Vaccinated! Photo Student Blog: I Got Vaccinated!
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - September 08, 2021

I got the vaccine in memory of those who did not make it to this day, people like Nick Cordero. I took the vaccine in honour of families who have lost their world, like Amanda Kloots and Elvis. I was happy to be jabbed in thanks of all of our health care workers, who have had a much longer eighteen ...
GRAMMY-Winner Bakithi Kumalo to Perform Live in Concert at Grand Annex Photo GRAMMY-Winner Bakithi Kumalo to Perform Live in Concert at Grand Annex
by A.A. Cristi - September 07, 2021

Spend an evening with five-time Grammy Award-winning master musician and storyteller Bakithi Kumalo, named as one of the top 50 greatest bass players of all time, having played with the likes of Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Susan Tedeschi Band and so many others. ...
BWW Review: MEPHISTO by LAMTA Proves Exceptional Acting Skills of Students Photo BWW Review: MEPHISTO by LAMTA Proves Exceptional Acting Skills of Students
by Lindsay Kruger - September 13, 2021

Flaunting their triple-theatre students’ acting talents in satirical, 20th century MEPHISTO, the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) presented their 2021 acting production at Theatre on the Bay this past month....
Harlem Stage Announces Return to Live Performances With 2021 Season Photo Harlem Stage Announces Return to Live Performances With 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 07, 2021

Harlem Stage today announced the return of its fall 2021 season. Featured artists in Harlem Stage’s 2021 fall season include choreographer/dancer Drew Dollaz (a Harlem Stage WaterWorks Emerging Artist); jazz prodigy and pianist/organist Matthew Whitaker; and more....
BWW Interview: Sidney Outlaw of MOZART AND SALIERI at Opera San José Finds Himself En Photo BWW Interview: Sidney Outlaw of MOZART AND SALIERI at Opera San José Finds Himself Entering the Prime of His Career
by Jim Munson - September 23, 2021

It would appear that acclaimed baritone Sidney Outlaw is having the busiest year of his career. In addition to starring as composer Antonio Salieri in Opera San José’s new virtual production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'Mozart and Salieri,' Outlaw will be performing 'Barber of Seville,' 'Porgy and Bess,' a...
BWW Review: SERVING ELIZABETH at the Stratford Festival Offers a Fresh Take on a Fami Photo BWW Review: SERVING ELIZABETH at the Stratford Festival Offers a Fresh Take on a Familiar Story and Proves an Important Point in the Process
by Lauren Gienow - September 09, 2021

Director Kimberley Rampersad and a fine company bring Marcia Johnson's delightful and important story to life at the Stratford Festival. Fans of the Royal Family, fans of 'The Crown' and fans of good theatre will all enjoy this re-telling of a historical event from a perspective that has long been m...
Heritage Month at Artscape Photo Heritage Month at Artscape
by Marianka Swain - September 06, 2021

Artscape’s Heritage Festival celebrates our diverse cultures and identities through indigenous, contemporary and international artistic works in dance, music and jazz. This year will be no exception as we present this festival, albeit a short one, via our virtual platforms....
Hyuna Park Trio, Ben Paterson Quartet and More Announced at Birdland Jazz in Septembe Photo Hyuna Park Trio, Ben Paterson Quartet and More Announced at Birdland Jazz in September
by A.A. Cristi - September 03, 2021

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced its upcoming jazz programming, running September 6 through September 19. ...
Hyuna Park Trio, Ben Paterson Quartet and More Announced at Birdland Jazz in Septembe Photo Hyuna Park Trio, Ben Paterson Quartet and More Announced at Birdland Jazz in September
by A.A. Cristi - September 03, 2021

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced its upcoming jazz programming, running September 6 through September 19. ...
SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA Will Begin Performances At Actors Temple Theatre Next Month Photo SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA Will Begin Performances At Actors Temple Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - September 22, 2021

A dazzling new version of Tchaikovsky's legendary music is once again preparing to make a splash upon the New York Stage - on Thursday, October 14. SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, a sexy extravaganza about money, love and titles, featuring book and lyrics by Mirit Shem-Ur, music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, w...