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Donald Byrd has been the artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater, a dance company and school based in Seattle, since 2002.

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[Broadway, 2005]

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Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Choreography

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Pittsburgh CLO Announces Casting for THE COLOR PURPLE Beginning This Month At The Benedum Center

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the full cast and creative team for THE COLOR PURPLE, running June 25 - 30, 2024, at the Benedum Center.
Legendary Musician And Composer Herbie Hancock Comes To NJPAC This September

The incomparable Herbie Hancock will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, September 29th, at 7 PM.
MTI Launches New Licensing Division, MTI Concert Dance

MTI Concert Dance will license choreographed works from well-known choreographers across many genres of dance. For its launch, MTI has partnered with The Robbins Rights Trust to exclusively license the entire ballet repertory of the legendary Jerome Robbins.
Auditorium Theatre Unveils April Lineup Featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & More

Auditorium Theatre has revealed its April 2024 schedule. See the full lineup.
South Chicago Dance Theatre Comes to the Auditorium Theatre in April

The Auditorium Theatre will present South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT)—a Chicago based, internationally toured, multi-cultural dance company—in a one-night-only performance Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the theatre’s Made In Chicago Dance Series.
Don Was Sets New Band 'Don Was And The Pan-Detroit Ensemble'

Renowned musician Don Was forms a new band, Don Was and The Pan-Detroit Ensemble. Get the latest updates on their music and upcoming performances. Made up of stellar jazz musicians from his hometown, the band features longtime collaborators including Blue Note Records artist Dave McMurray on sax and Eminem's collaborator keyboardist Luis Resto.
Anne Bogart to be Honored by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

Director and theatre visionary Anne Bogart will receive Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's 2023 Gordon Davidson Award. Learn more about Board and about the award!
Meet the Cast of THE OUTSIDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The Broadway premiere of The Outsiders, the new musical based on the novel by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola’s film, begins previews tonight, Saturday, March 16. Meet the cast of The Outsiders here!
Riverside Opera Company Will Perform ROC BLACK VOICES This Weekend

Celebrating Black History Month, the Riverside Opera Company's live performance of ROC Black Voices will feature Black musicians and vocalists who have performed around the globe. 
Dance St. Louis and PNC Arts Alive Bring AILEY II to the Touhill Performing Arts Center in March

​​​​​​​Dance St. Louis continues its 58th season by presenting the universally renowned powerhouse dance company Ailey II for two nights- March 1 and 2 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center-in celebration of Ailey II's 50th Anniversary.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announce Annual Membership Meeting Election Results And President's Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announced the results of its 2023 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night, November 13.
SMOKE Jazz Club Unveils December Schedule Including Coltrane Festival And New Year's Eve Celebrations

World-Renowned Smoke Jazz Club ends the year with the 11th Annual Coltrane Festival 'Countdown 2024', New Year's Eve Celebration with Carla Cook, and more.
Classic Holiday Tradition A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To ACT For 48th Season

ACT Contemporary Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for their 48th production of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Originally adapted for the stage in 1976 by ACT founder Gregory Falls, this season's production will see Seattle actor Darragh Kennan in the infamous role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Honors NEA Jazz Master/Bassist Reggie Workman With The 2023 SATCHMO Award

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation honors NEA Jazz Master/Bassist Reggie Workman with the prestigious Satchmo™ Award for his contributions to jazz. Join the celebration at Flushing Town Hall on October 21, 2023. Free admission.
HADESTOWN Tour Will Welcome New Cast Members Next Month

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming third year of the North American Tour of Hadestown. Dates are now confirmed through May 2024. Find out who is starring in the cast, and where to catch the show at a city near you!
Free Bronx Music Hall Plaza Concert Celebrates Jazz Legend Elmo Hope

On Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 PM, on the Bronx Music Hall Plaza, jazz pianist Bertha Hope—and her band the Bertha Hope Quintet—will perform a free concert featuring the music of her late husband, legendary jazz pianist Elmo Hope. The event marks what would have been Elmo Hope's 100th year.
South Chicago Dance Theatre Reveals Lineup For 2023-24 Season

On the heels of its critically acclaimed World Premiere presentation, Memoirs of Jazz in the Alley at the Auditorium Theatre, South Chicago Dance Theatre continues gaining momentum with the announcement of its 7th season in 2023-24.
Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!
Riverside Opera Company Presents BLACK VOICES Free Concert at Conference House Park

Riverside Opera Company's free performance of ROC Black Voices, honoring African-American Music with performances of Broadway, Jazz and spiritual tunes, is Saturday, July 15, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10307.  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Third Man Records and Blue Note Records Announce 313 Series Partnership

The 313 Series Partnership will include such classic Blue Note titles as Thad Jones’ Detroit-New York Junction (1956), Donald Byrd’s Electric Byrd (1970), and Elvin Jones’ Genesis (1971), …as well as a first-ever vinyl reissue of Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz Quintet’s Multidirection (1969).


What awards has Donald Byrd been nominated for?

Donald Byrd has been nominated for Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "The Color Purple."

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