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Purchase College Commencement To Celebrate Distinguished Alumni Jay O. Sanders And Latrice Walker Purchase College Commencement To Celebrate Distinguished Alumni Jay O. Sanders And Latrice Walker
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Central New York

Purchase College, SUNY will hold its 46th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY.  (more...)
BWW Review: STOMP Sizzles at the Landmark Theatre BWW Review: STOMP Sizzles at the Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley on April 18, 2018 in Central New York

The latest tour to entertain Syracuse audiences is none other than STOMP, the international sensation that features the use of some of the most unlikely instruments. On a blustery and cold April day (welcome to Spring in Syracuse) STOMP sizzles inside the historical Landmark Theatre. The multiple award-winning percussion sensation, created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, brought the house down with its intense rhythms, explosive sound, and top-notch performers. (more...)
Skidmore Theater Announces MAYBE TOMORROW, MAYBE NEXT YEAR Skidmore Theater Announces MAYBE TOMORROW, MAYBE NEXT YEAR
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Central New York

Skidmore Theater is pleased to announce its Spring Director's Lab, Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Next Year, conceived and directed by new Skidmore Theater faculty member John Michael DiResta. DiResta comes to Skidmore as a 2014 Drama League Fellow, and has previously directed at Yale University, Steppenwolf Theater Garage, and the Hangar Theatre. Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Next Year is a new collaborative work inspired by Bob Dylan's seminal 1974 album Blood on the Tracks. (more...)
The Elements Of Jazz… Putting It All Together – A Master Class With The Chris Parker Band to Be Held at SUNY Orange The Elements Of Jazz… Putting It All Together – A Master Class With The Chris Parker Band to Be Held at SUNY Orange
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Central New York

Master classes are great learning experiences. At SUNY Orange these programs are offered in several disciplines: visual art, music, poetry, theatre, communication, dance, and biology/botany. From 11am to 1pm on Friday, April 20, 2018, The Chris Parker Band will present a music master class - The Elements of Jazz… Putting It All Together. This is an opportunity to meet five jazz musicians who live music and have figured out ways of making a living at it. (more...)
Civic Ensemble's ReEntry Theatre Program Presents STREETS LIKE THIS Civic Ensemble's ReEntry Theatre Program Presents STREETS LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Central New York

Civic Ensemble's ReEntry Theatre Program presents their third production with Streets Like This, a full-length play written collaboratively by Thom Dunn and AC Sidle with members of ReEntry Theatre Program. Material comes from the real lives and imaginations of participants of the program. The play was created in weekly sessions over the past year and in rehearsals this spring. Sarah K. Chalmers, who facilitates the entire program and leads the sessions, directs this production, supported by assistant director Gabriella Carr, who is also producing this show. (more...)
Chris Wheel and Dustin Dean Announce VICE VERSA An Evening of Mystery and Magic Chris Wheel and Dustin Dean Announce VICE VERSA An Evening of Mystery and Magic
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Central New York

Magician Chris Wheel and Mindreader Dustin Dean have announced their show, " Vice Versa, " a night of magic, mystery and the unexpected. The event will take place in The Oncenter Bevard Studio ( 590 S. State Street ) on Friday, June 1st at 7 : 00 p.m. The first show of its kind in the area, the exclusive show features Wheel's exquisite sleight of hand magic and illusions along with Dean's amazing ability to read thoughts from the audience. (more...)
Jimmy Webb & Judy Collins Come to Bethel Woods Jimmy Webb & Judy Collins Come to Bethel Woods
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Central New York

The intimate, indoor Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will host An Evening with Jimmy Webb on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Judy Collins: Holiday & Hits on Friday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org. (more...)
Argus Quartet To Perform In Cooperstown Argus Quartet To Perform In Cooperstown
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Central New York

The Argus Quartet, a versatile and dynamic up-and-coming ensemble, will perform at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 6 at 4pm as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival's 20th anniversary season. (more...)
BWW Review: CHESS Has All the Right Moves at Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: CHESS Has All the Right Moves at Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley on April 15, 2018 in Central New York

The Central New York Playhouse has one again stepped up, taken a risk, and created something magical with its current musical, Chess. Under Robert G. Searle's clever direction, the entire talented cast Chess cast works together beautifully to deliver a very intriguing and powerful performance of the musical that has a little bit of rock 'n roll, romance, sex appeal, betrayal, and history. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Central New York

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Kitchen Theatre Partners With Daughters Of Troy To Produce Reading Of Lauren Gunderson's NATURAL SHOCKS Kitchen Theatre Partners With Daughters Of Troy To Produce Reading Of Lauren Gunderson's NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Central New York

Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company is partnering with NYC's Daughters of Troy to produce a reading of Natural Shocks, a new play by Lauren Gunderson on April 21st at 4 pm. The show, based on Hamlet's 'To be or not to be,' follows a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement, and grappling with the reality of gun violence. The reading at the Kitchen, directed by Aubrey Saverino and featuring Brooke M. Haney, is one of over 50 that are happening all over the country that weekend, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine attack. Tickets are a suggested donation and all proceeds will be donated to The Advocacy Center in Tompkins County. (more...)
Geva's 17-18 Wilson Stage Season Concludes With STEEL MAGNOLIAS Geva's 17-18 Wilson Stage Season Concludes With STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Central New York

Geva Theatre Center's Wilson Stage Season 2017-2018 concludes with Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 8 through June 3. (more...)
SWIPE A NEW MUSICAL to Make World Premiere SWIPE A NEW MUSICAL to Make World Premiere
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Central New York

The Department of Speech, Communication & Theatre Arts, The Office of Academic Affairs, & The Tribeca Performing Arts Center with aid from the BMCC Foundation present Swipe, A New Musical by Maggie Diaz Bofill, directed by Lori Kee will premiere April 18th-22nd at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Theatre II). Swipe is the story of young New Yorkers making their way up, in a city that can seem like it's trying to keep you down. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Central New York

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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
Bridge Street Seeks Performers for Theatre's Performathon Bridge Street Seeks Performers for Theatre's Performathon
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Central New York

???????Now's your chance to grab the spotlight! Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre is currently on a search for performers of all types: professional musicians and recorder players; opera singers and shower soloists; Shakespearean soliloquists, class clowns, and anyone who enjoys commanding attention at family gatherings with their thinly-veiled stand-up routines. (more...)
LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Launches Lumberyard Studios LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Launches Lumberyard Studios
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts today announced that LUMBERYARD STUDIOS - a newly designed, purpose-built production facility that is part of the organization's forthcoming Catskill, NY, campus - is taking bookings (the facility will open in early fall 2018). The first facility in New York's Greene County to be designated by Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development as a New York Qualified Production Facility (QPF), LUMBERYARD STUDIOS will be joining the mid-Hudson Valley's growing film community. The studio will be a destination for filmmakers, production companies, and the motion picture industry looking to take advantage of New York's highly-competitive Film Tax Credit Program, which currently offers as much as 40% break on labor (45% on post) for production taking place Upstate. (more...)
Jazz Great Gary Smulyan to Coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School Jazz Students Jazz Great Gary Smulyan to Coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School Jazz Students
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

The 2017-2018 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series concludes with jazz great Gary Smulyan. Mr. Smulyan will coach HBMS jazz students on Sunday, May 6, 2018, beginning at 12 noon at the Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown. The public is invited to observe the Master Class free of charge. (more...)
Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series Announces Yoobin Son, Flute Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series Announces Yoobin Son, Flute
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

The 2017-2018 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with New York Philharmonic flutist Yoobin Son. Ms. Son will coach HBMS flute students on Friday, May 4, 2018, beginning at 7:30 pm at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. The public is invited to observe the Master Class free of charge. (more...)
Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series Presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series Presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

The 2017-2018 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with one of the leading interpreters of great classical masterworks, violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Ms. Barton Pine will coach HBMS violin students on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 12:30 pm, at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. The public is invited to observe the Master Class free of charge. Later that evening, Ms. Pine will perform at the School's Spring Benefit as guest soloist where she will be joined by students from the School's Honors Program in a dynamic performance of "Summer" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." (more...)
Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

???????Syracuse Stage concludes the 17/18 season with "The Magic Play," starring magician and actor Brett Schneider and written by Andrew Hinderaker. Performances start April 25 and run through May 13 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama complex at 820 E. Genesee Street. Opening night is Friday, April 27. (more...)
Lyra Presents The Cast Of SALTY Lyra Presents The Cast Of SALTY
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Central New York

Salty follows a pen of cheeky penguins and a flock of zookeepers on a bittersweet journey to what might be the end of the world. Johnson's new play picks up years from now at one of the world's few remaining conservation zoos. (more...)
Comedian Nick Di Paolo Brings His NICK IS RIGHT Tour To CRT Downtown Comedian Nick Di Paolo Brings His NICK IS RIGHT Tour To CRT Downtown
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in Central New York

???????Nationally popular comedian Nick Di Paolo's 'Nick is Right' tour comes to Cortland Repertory Theater Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland for one night only: Friday April 20th at 7:30 PM.  CRT cautions that this hilarious performance is for mature audiences only, and contains adult language. (more...)
Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents SIGHT UNSEEN By Donald Margulies Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents SIGHT UNSEEN By Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in Central New York

The Jewish Repertory Theatre completes its 2017/2018 season with SIGHT UNSEEN, the third production in a season called A Sentimental Journey. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Sherman Playhouse Opens New Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Photo Flash: The Sherman Playhouse Opens New Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in Central New York

The Sherman Playhouse opens their 2018 season with William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew on April 20 and closes May 12.   (more...)
Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in Central New York

SISTER ACT, based on the Touchstone Motion Picture, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found - a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. (more...)