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Date of Birth: January 05, 1931 (86)
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Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates 46th Anniversary, Launches 2017-2018 SeasonMarblehead School of Ballet Celebrates 46th Anniversary, Launches 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 46th anniversary this fall with a new season of classes for 2017-2018, beginning on Monday, August 28.  Classes are taught at the school's studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street, in picturesque Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

The Yard Announces Schonberg (Boston) Fellowship ResidencyThe Yard Announces Schonberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The SCHONBERG (BOSTON) FELLOWS is a pilot mentored residency initiative that connects The Yard to the professional dance community of Boston, created in partnership (and appreciation) with the Arts and Culture Program of The Boston Foundation, the city's community trust. The Yard´s Chloe Jones and David R. White have curated the 2017 group of artists, looking both at early choreographic achievement and future creative potential. Peter DiMuro, McKersin Previlus, and the duo of Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed are the first wave of dedicated artists to take the plunge. Old friend and acclaimed David Parker, the Boston-bred choreographer/singer/percussive dancer who leads The Bang Group (TapTheYard; Nut/Cracked), is the mentoring ghost in the machine. (more...)

Garrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th SeasonGarrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 34th arts season. Fall performances will feature author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, Emmy winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound as well as many others. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOECourt Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

LET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next MonthLET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Is swing your thing?  Do the hallowed days of disco bring back memories?  Have you always wanted to learn how to Mambo? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let's Dance Boston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dakin and Her Recent Dance ProjectsBWW Interview: Christine Dakin and Her Recent Dance Projects
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 11, 2017

Broadwayworld.com caught up with Christine Dakin to learn about some of her recent performances, collaborations, and works in progress. Christine's true passion for her art and her desire to bring exciting projects to the world of dance is truly inspirational. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Savion Glover, Alvin Ailey and More Set for NJPAC@20: FRIENDS IN CONCERT!Michael Feinstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Savion Glover, Alvin Ailey and More Set for NJPAC@20: FRIENDS IN CONCERT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance, American Song and all that jazz, performed by an array of artists beloved by audiences around the world, will be experienced for one night only in "NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert!" on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). This special occasion at 7 p.m. in Prudential Hall celebrates the Arts Center's 20th anniversary season (2017-18). (more...)

Twist and Shout with THE FAB FOUR Ultimate Beatles TributeTwist and Shout with THE FAB FOUR Ultimate Beatles Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready to "Twist and Shout" when the Emmy Award winning Fab Four brings "The Ultimate Tribute" to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts members and go on sale to the public Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

A highlight of New England's holiday performance calendar, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn once again returns to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to theatre members and go on sale to the public Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Ballet Hispanico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces that registration is now available for classes during the 2017-18 school year. Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 SeasonKimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces over 20 newly booked events to accompany the already-announced 2017-18 season. Highlights include internationally-acclaimed stars of rock, comedy, dance, and even politics as well as Tony Award-nominated Broadway titles. Tickets for these shows are on sale now to Kimmel Center members and will be available to the general public on September 9. Membership starts at $75 and guarantees access to the best seats.  The below shows are in addition to the previously announced lineup including over 40 shows. (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER HonoreesGloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown's passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown's choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob's Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown's more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove (2000) and L'Amour au théâtre (2009). As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown's work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker). (more...)

Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium TheatreJonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Gustavo Ramirez World Premiere, New Works by Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's 2017 New York City Center SeasonGustavo Ramirez World Premiere, New Works by Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's 2017 New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from November 29th - December 31st, 2017. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Opening of Perles Family Studio, 8/18Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Opening of Perles Family Studio, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance will celebrate the opening of the Perles Family Studio at an official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 18, 2017. The Pillow's 85th Anniversary Festival Finale, on August 26, will be the first event in the brand new space, which marks the first major on-site construction project at the Pillow since 1992. The $5.5 million building was designed by award-winning Flansburgh Architects of Boston, MA and constructed by Allegrone Companies of Pittsfield, MA. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow's five-year strategic plan, Vision '22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development with initiatives made possible through a deep commitment to The School at Jacob's Pillow, artist residencies, community engagement, and educational programs. (more...)

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Bring 'BLACK GIRL' to Jacob's PillowCamille A. Brown & Dancers to Bring 'BLACK GIRL' to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winner, Camille A. Brown, will bring her evening-length work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to the Ted Shawn Theatre this summer, August 9-13. (more...)

The Orpheum Welcomes Jennifer McGrath as New VP of EducationThe Orpheum Welcomes Jennifer McGrath as New VP of Education
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced the hiring of a new Vice President of Education, Jennifer McGrath. McGrath comes to the Orpheum from American Ballet Theatre, where she serves as stage manager. She will begin her new role with the Orpheum Theatre Group in the fall of 2017. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre FestivalUNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of DanceAuditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On November 12, 2017, the Auditorium Theatre, The Theatre for the People, commemorates the 50th anniversary of its grand re-opening with a one-night-only mixed repertory program featuring dancers from the world's premier dance companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. (more...)

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