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Casting Announced for freeFall's I LOVE TO EAT Photo Casting Announced for freeFall's I LOVE TO EAT
by Stephi Wild - January 13, 2022

I Love to Eat invites you to meet the man described as “the face and belly of American gastronomy” in this play by James Still that imagines a late night in Beard’s Greenwich Village home. ...
VIDEO: PBS Shares THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT Documentary Trailer Photo VIDEO: PBS Shares THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT Documentary Trailer
by Michael Major - January 13, 2022

Through rare footage, oral histories, and interviews, The American Diplomat explores the lives and legacies of three African-American ambassadors — Edward R. Dudley, Terence Todman and Carl Rowan — who pushed past historical and institutional racial barriers to reach high-ranking appointments in the...
Independent Shakespeare Co. Announces Two Additions To Its Board Of Directors Photo Independent Shakespeare Co. Announces Two Additions To Its Board Of Directors
by Stephi Wild - January 11, 2022

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), announces that Ebony Murphy-Root and Gillian Wagner have unanimously been elected to its board of directors....
Jazz Programming Coming Up At Birdland, January 17 - January 30 Photo Jazz Programming Coming Up At Birdland, January 17 - January 30
by A.A. Cristi - January 14, 2022

Get full details for jazz programming coming up at at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater. January 17 - January 30. ...
Kennedy Center to Present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Photo Kennedy Center to Present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 12, 2022

The acclaimed Ailey American Dance Theater returns February 1-6 to the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, led by Robert Battle on his 10th anniversary as Artistic Director, with seven performances featuring a mix of new productions, a D.C. premiere, and enduring favorites....
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present In-Person Showcase Of Touring Works Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present In-Person Showcase Of Touring Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 14, 2022

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is welcoming the first 10 people who RSVP to a FREE open rehearsal showcasing their touring works. The showcase will occur at NY Ctiy Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4pm.. Audience will be socially distanced....
Now Hiring: Internships, Public Relations Manager, and More - BroadwayWorld Classifie Photo Now Hiring: Internships, Public Relations Manager, and More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds
by - January 13, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/13/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. ...
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present In-Person Showcase Of Touring Works Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present In-Person Showcase Of Touring Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 14, 2022

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is welcoming the first 10 people who RSVP to a FREE open rehearsal showcasing their touring works. The showcase will occur at NY Ctiy Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4pm.. Audience will be socially distanced....
The Hopkins Center Presents World Premiere Of HAINT BLU By Urban Bush Women Photo The Hopkins Center Presents World Premiere Of HAINT BLU By Urban Bush Women
by A.A. Cristi - January 13, 2022

The women-led company premieres a new dance-theater work reflecting on familial lines as part of an evening program celebrating 35+ years of bringing untold and under-told stories to light through dance....
Anchorage Symphony Presents American Voices This Month Photo Anchorage Symphony Presents American Voices This Month
by Stephi Wild - January 13, 2022

On January 22nd, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra begins the second half of its 76th Classic Concert season with American Voices, an evening of musical stories by American composers....
5th Annual Indie Entertainment Showcase Announced Photo 5th Annual Indie Entertainment Showcase Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 14, 2022

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fifth annual 'Indie Entertainment Showcase' a special event that will be held virtually during this year's Sundance Film Festival....
Atlanta Opera Presents (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, April 30 Photo Atlanta Opera Presents (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, April 30
by A.A. Cristi - January 13, 2022

In four performances in spring 2022, The Atlanta Opera presents the Southeast premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (April 30–May 8), the opera that won Mason Bates and Mark Campbell a 2019 Grammy Award, in a new production from General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. ...
Harlem Shakespeare Founder Debra Ann Byrd Joins Southwest Shakespeare Leadership Team Photo Harlem Shakespeare Founder Debra Ann Byrd Joins Southwest Shakespeare Leadership Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 13, 2022

As Southwest Shakespeare Company enters its 29th Season, the theatre company has named the Founder of Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Debra Ann Byrd, as the company’s new Artistic Director. A native of Spanish Harlem, New York, Byrd is an award-winning classically trained actress and producer and arts ...
Review Roundup: Cecily Strong Stars in THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN TH Photo Review Roundup: Cecily Strong Stars in THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at The Shed
by Review Roundups - January 11, 2022

The Shed presents a newly commissioned production of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, freshly revisited by playwright Jane Wagner. Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman (Lifespan of a Fact, Violet) stages the iconic play starring Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live, Schmiga...
HOUSE OF GUCCI Sets Digital & Blu-Ray Release Photo HOUSE OF GUCCI Sets Digital & Blu-Ray Release
by Michael Major - January 11, 2022

The releases will include bonus features, featuring Ridley Scott discussing how he approached directing the new film, Lady Gaga discussing her performance, and the film's costume designers discussing the fashion in the film. House of Gucci also stars Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Haye...
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces New Artistic Team In Response To The Passing Of N Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces New Artistic Team In Response To The Passing Of Nai-Ni Chen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 13, 2022

To ensure continuity of leadership, the Company has elevated Associate Artistic Director Greta Campo to the position of Interim Artistic Director. Greta has been working with Nai-Ni Chen since 2012 and has participated in most of the Company's performances....
Drag Star Alaska Thunderfuck Reschedules Tour Photo Drag Star Alaska Thunderfuck Reschedules Tour
by A.A. Cristi - January 12, 2022

Star of stage, screen, podcast airwaves and beyond, scalding hot drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck has released her 90's/2000's inspired video (directed by Brad Hammer & Nic Laughlin) for 'XOXOY2K' and the single backed with 'ask me.”  ...
Sarah Elizabeth Haines Sets 'Castaway' Release Date Photo Sarah Elizabeth Haines Sets 'Castaway' Release Date
by Michael Major - January 11, 2022

Sarah Elizabeth Haines is a violist and violinist, she plays both instruments in the touring production of Tony award-winning Hamilton. Previously, she’s toured with Les Misérables and Kansas City Choir Boy (featuring Courtney Love) and been a co-bandleader of Americana-folk band Bellehouse and a me...
Tony-Winning Producer Jennifer Isaacson Joins Broadway Licensing as New Director of A Photo Tony-Winning Producer Jennifer Isaacson Joins Broadway Licensing as New Director of Amateur Play Licensing
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2022

Two-time Tony Award-winning producer Jennifer Isaacson has joined Broadway Licensing as the new Director of Amateur Play Licensing. Jennifer Isaacson will oversee all amateur licensing for the Playscripts and DPS imprints under the parent company of Broadway Licensing....
Jazz Programming Coming Up At Birdland, January 17 - January 30 Photo Jazz Programming Coming Up At Birdland, January 17 - January 30
by A.A. Cristi - January 14, 2022

Get full details for jazz programming coming up at at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater. January 17 - January 30. ...
Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2022 Season Photo Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 13, 2022

Baryshnikov Arts Center has announced the Spring 2022 season of dance, music, and film presented in BAC’s performance spaces and on BAC’s streaming platform, February 7–May 21. BAC Digital Commissions are free and available to watch on demand....
Kevin R. Free Named New Artistic Director At Mile Square Theatre Photo Kevin R. Free Named New Artistic Director At Mile Square Theatre
by Stephi Wild - January 12, 2022

After a nationwide search, Mile Square Theatre has named Kevin R. Free its new Artistic Director, taking over for Founder and current Artistic Director Chris O'Connor....
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Announces Organizations To Receive Grants In New Ar Photo Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Announces Organizations To Receive Grants In New Arts & Mental Health Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2022

Philanthropist Laurie M. Tisch announced today that 14 New York City-based organizations will receive grants in the Illumination Fund's new Arts & Mental Health program, an expansion of its Arts in Health Initiative....
Atlanta Opera Presents (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, April 30 Photo Atlanta Opera Presents (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, April 30
by A.A. Cristi - January 13, 2022

In four performances in spring 2022, The Atlanta Opera presents the Southeast premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (April 30–May 8), the opera that won Mason Bates and Mark Campbell a 2019 Grammy Award, in a new production from General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. ...
St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Spring Season 2022 Programme Photo St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Spring Season 2022 Programme
by Stephi Wild - January 13, 2022

Hot on the heels of hugely successful Christmas pantomime Goldilocks And The Three Bears, St Helens Theatre Royal has unveiled its full Spring season of live shows. ...