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Judith Clurman And Essential Voices Release May You Heal Photo Judith Clurman And Essential Voices Release May You Heal
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Judith Clurman announces the release of MAY YOU HEAL, a series of five choral works that have been recorded and commissioned by Essential Voices USA during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pieces offer music of comfort, peace, renewal and self-awareness.

Claybourne Elder, Zane Phillips, Bradley Gibson & More to Star in LEAVES: SONGS OF OU Photo Claybourne Elder, Zane Phillips, Bradley Gibson & More to Star in LEAVES: SONGS OF OURSELVES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present Leaves: Songs of Ourselves on June 27th, 2022 – a celebration of the iconic Walt Whitman, inspired by his Song of Myself: “I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

BWW Review: Stephen Petronio Company Makes a Sensorial Return to The Joyce Theater Photo BWW Review: Stephen Petronio Company Makes a Sensorial Return to The Joyce Theater
by Christina Pandolfi - May 18, 2022

It’s been a long 2 years. The world has been in a constant state of uncertainty, as we still find ourselves in the midst of social, political, and medical turmoil. Yet art, in all its forms, is both the mirror and the escape for these collective woes. It shows us who we are, helping us make sense of our reality. But it also allows us to succumb to pleasures of the senses, even if only temporarily, to bask in what could be. With such a tried-and-true legacy at The Joyce Theater, Stephen Petronio Company returned to the familiar on May 17, 2022 to remind us all of just that, exemplifying that “dance is a kind of social glue that keeps all us connected.”

The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY, National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater Prese Photo The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY, National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater Present AMERICAN ONE ACTS, A Preview Concert
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

the little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will present a spring preview concert of American One Acts, a double bill, directed by Philip Shneidman with music direction by Gregory Hopkins on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:30pm, in Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center.

Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Summer Season Performances Photo Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Summer Season Performances
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

The world-renowned Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced an exciting lineup of summer performances beginning Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. with a public singalong at Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in New York City and running through July with performances at two of the west's premier festivals: Sing A Mile High in Denver and Festival Napa Valley.

MAY YOU HEAL The New Album From Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Out Now Photo MAY YOU HEAL The New Album From Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Out Now
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Judith Clurman, the twice Emmy-nominated conductor and music director of Essential Voices USA and award-winning label Acis announce the release of MAY YOU HEAL, a series of five choral works commissioned by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA during the time of COVID-19.

Curtis Institute of Music Appoints Four Internationally-Acclaimed Composers to Facult Photo Curtis Institute of Music Appoints Four Internationally-Acclaimed Composers to Faculty
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022

“We are thrilled to welcome these four distinguished composers to our faculty,” says President and CEO Roberto Díaz.“They have such diverse experiences and career paths that will help and inspire each of our students to find their own voice.”

BWW Review: I AND YOU at Penguin Rep Theatre Climaxes in a Surreal Reveal Photo BWW Review: I AND YOU at Penguin Rep Theatre Climaxes in a Surreal Reveal
by Bruce Apar - May 11, 2022

Gunderson’s characters are two high school seniors who could not be more unlike each other. Yet, as we find out, they end up soulmates in the most surreal way imaginable.

LEAVES: SONGS OF OURSELVES Announced at Feinstein's/54Below Photo LEAVES: SONGS OF OURSELVES Announced at Feinstein's/54Below
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents Leaves: Songs of Ourselves on June 27th, 2022 – a celebration of the iconic Walt Whitman, inspired by his Song of Myself:

Walt Whitman Videos

VIDEO: Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle Read 'I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing' VideoVIDEO: Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle Read 'I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing'
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

Michael Cerveris and his band Loose Cattle, have performed a poetry reading of Walt Whitman's  'I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing'. 

William Burke and Co. #goforth at JACK
by Charles Quittner - Mar 23, 2016

William Burke's new play suspends actors in a net above the audience of JACK set to an awesome score.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
by Louisa Brady - Jul 18, 2014

Shakespeare's classic historical tragedy will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from today, July 18 through August 3 in scenic Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and pre-show entertainment begins at 6:25 p.m. Watch a trailer for this Shakespearean classic here!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer for WALT WHITMAN NEVER PAID FOR IT
by James T Harding - Apr 5, 2012

WALT WHITMAN NEVER PAID FOR IT is a black comedy about a semi-employed would-be poet, his criminal brother, and a Ukrainian prostitute in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Written by Angelo Berkowitz (based on his play), it stars Angelo Berkowitz, Joseph Cassese and Amanda Greer. It is directed by Anthony Marinelli. You can view the trailer for the 25-minute film below!