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VIDEO: Over 75 Performers and Creatives Release 'Still Standing' in Honor of One Year Photo VIDEO: Over 75 Performers and Creatives Release 'Still Standing' in Honor of One Year Since the Broadway Shutdown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021

'Still Standing' is a video  celebrating the amazing professional artists, on and off stage, who are anxiously awaiting the day when  the lights of Broadway will once again be lit and audiences around the world can come back to the theatre.  

Star Ballet Dancer Gives 150 Kids At-Home Dance Floors This Holiday Photo Star Ballet Dancer Gives 150 Kids At-Home Dance Floors This Holiday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020

 James Whiteside, ballet's boldest American principal dancer, presents Fancy Nut Mix, an online holiday benefit of Nutcracker excerpts featuring a cast of leading American dance stars, December 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Produced by Emmy-nominated producer and dancer Garen Scribner in partnership with Harlequin Floors, the evening will raise funds to provide dancers in need a platform to share their work, their why, and win a portable dance mat to Take the Floor and dance into the new year. 

BWW Blog: Choreography in a Time of COVID, Part 2 ‚Ä" Do Your Homework! Photo BWW Blog: Choreography in a Time of COVID, Part 2 ‚Ä" Do Your Homework!
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Nov 14, 2020

Special thanks to Northwestern University‚Äôs Jeff Hancock, whose incredible Music Theatre Choreography course inspired many of the ‚Äúhomework‚ÄĚ activities I discussed!

Jay Armstrong Johnson and More to Appear on Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour Photo Jay Armstrong Johnson and More to Appear on Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020

Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour has announced their Spooky Special. The podcast co-hosted by Caleb Dicke (Broadway Backwards, Goodspeed Opera House, Music Theatre Wichita) and Elliott Mattox (Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will be having a virtual Happy Hour with guests from I Put a Spell On You including: Jay Armstrong Johnson!

VIDEO: Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of TOP HAT With New Performance of 'No Strings  Photo VIDEO: Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of TOP HAT With New Performance of 'No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

Today Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Irving Berlin Music Company and in coordination with CLI Studios, released the second video in their series celebrating the 85th anniversary of Irving Berlin's 1935 musical film TOP HAT, starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

Concord Theatricals and CLI Studios Announce New Video Series Celebrating the 85th An Photo Concord Theatricals and CLI Studios Announce New Video Series Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of Irving Berlin's TOP HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Today Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Irving Berlin Music Company and in coordination with CLI Studios, announced a new video series to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Irving Berlin's 1935 musical film TOP HAT, starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

Becca Perron is Proof That Hard Work Always Pays Off - Next on Stage: Dance Edition Photo Becca Perron is Proof That Hard Work Always Pays Off - Next on Stage: Dance Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020

We're down to our top 5 in the Next on Stage competition! Contestant Becca Perron shares more about her charity, the first Broadway show she's seen and how it changed her life, and what theatre means to her!

Creative Arts Emmy Awards Announce Final Stint of Winners; Eddie Murphy, Cherry Jones Photo Creative Arts Emmy Awards Announce Final Stint of Winners; Eddie Murphy, Cherry Jones, Maya Rudolph, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020

Last night, the fifth night of the Creative Art Emmys wrapped up this year's virtual ceremony.

Alex Brightman, Caitlin Kinnunen, Jackie Hoffman and Teal Wicks to Join EQUITY ONE: B Photo Alex Brightman, Caitlin Kinnunen, Jackie Hoffman and Teal Wicks to Join EQUITY ONE: BROADWAY'S HAPPY HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020

Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced their Three Year Anniversary Celebration.

Emmy Nominated Choreographer Al Blackstone Releases ' La Vista' Photo Emmy Nominated Choreographer Al Blackstone Releases ' La Vista'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020

Emmy nominated choreographer, director and educator, Al Blackstone releases a new and compelling choreographic piece today titled ‚ÄúLa Vista,‚ÄĚ illustrating in dance the current moment in history. In ‚ÄúLa Vista,‚ÄĚ Blackstone's movements reflect on how the worldwide pandemic and civil unrest has deepened his relationship with New York City.

BROADWAY BARES: ZOOM IN Raises $596,504 For BC/EFA Photo BROADWAY BARES: ZOOM IN Raises $596,504 For BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020

The first-ever digital edition of Broadway Bares streamed on August 1, 2020, and raised $596,504 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Nathan Lane, Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Christopher Sieber, and More Join the Lineup  Photo Nathan Lane, Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Christopher Sieber, and More Join the Lineup For BROADWAY BARES: ZOOM IN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020

A lineup of guests have been announced for the first-ever stream of Broadway Bares this Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Fire Island Dance Festival Presents First Virtual Event Ever This Friday Photo Fire Island Dance Festival Presents First Virtual Event Ever This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

The Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival, this year's streamed edition of the beloved annual world-class dance event, is set to feature three world premiere pieces and three festival favorites. The festival streams at 7 pm Eastern on Friday, July 17, 2020, and is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Advance registration is required for the free stream. Please Sign up at dradance.org/fidanceregister.

Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival to Stream Friday, July 17 Photo Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival to Stream Friday, July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

The charitable event of the Fire Island summer goes digital when the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival streams an evening of celebrated dance at 7 pm Eastern on July 17, 2020. The first-ever stream in the event's 26-year history will feature world premieres of three new pieces and three beloved festival favorites. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

2020 Edition Of Fire Island Dance Festival Cancelled Photo 2020 Edition Of Fire Island Dance Festival Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

The 2020 edition of Fire Island Dance Festival, the charitable event of the Fire Island summer, is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laura Osnes, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and More to Take Part in San Diego State Universi Photo Laura Osnes, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and More to Take Part in San Diego State University Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

The MFA Musical Theatre Program at SDSU is introducing the SDSU Studio Series, available to university musical theatre faculty and students worldwide.

MOVES AT THE MONTALBAN Begins January 15 Photo MOVES AT THE MONTALBAN Begins January 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Produced by Break the Floor Productions and presented by Capezio in New York in partnership with The Montalb√°n in Hollywood, MOVES at The Montalb√°n offers audiences the chance to see the most exciting emerging talent in the world of choreography and dance. The festival's four days will highlight exciting live dance performances that audiences can't see anywhere else.

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Tara Rubin and Al Blackstone Kick Off Broadway Masterclass Series At Open Jar Studios Photo Tara Rubin and Al Blackstone Kick Off Broadway Masterclass Series At Open Jar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Broadway casting director Tara Rubin (Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin) and choreographer Al Blackstone (SYTYCD) kicked off the premiere workshops of Open Jar Institute's Broadway Masterclass Series, which will feature ongoing workshops with award-winning Broadway professionals including Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, Tony-Winner Joanna Gleason, five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, and more.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Dance Lab New York's Collaboration with The Joyce The Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Dance Lab New York's Collaboration with The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Dance Lab New York (DLNY) has completed its Lab Cycle in collaboration with The Joyce Theater Foundation supporting female choreographers of color in ballet. Take a look at photos below! In the final two weeks of the Joyce Lab Cycle, choreographers Courtney Cochran and Margarita Armas explored the classical and neoclassical ballet idioms prior to their presentation at Works & Process at The Guggenheim.

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