BWW Review: TWO COMPANIES DEDICATE A BALLET EVENING TO ARTHUR MITCHELL at Kennedy Center Opera HouseBWW Review: TWO COMPANIES DEDICATE A BALLET EVENING TO ARTHUR MITCHELL at Kennedy Center Opera House
by Mary Lincer - Jun 3, 2019

The Miami City Ballet began its Friday Ballet across America evening with George Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet (1980), 'definitely the world according to Balanchine,' wrote Suzanne Farrell in her autobiography. The Miami ensemble got off to a ragged start, literally not up to speed, but once Principal Katia Carranza took the stage, in the role originated by Farrell, the ladies got with the program. Carranza combined necessary speed and technique with glorious attention to musical detail; every beat has been choreographed, and Carranza never missed one even if all she had to move was just a portion of an arm. Her cavalier, Rainer Krenstetter, added to his substantial elevation significant skill in landing--not only softly, but often exceptionally still. And by the time the Gounod score reached its feverish finish, the Corps de Ballet were at last working with the precision required for the final wedge formation; Balanchine's final image requires absolute solidity from the Corps as backdrop so that the sensational to the shoulder lift of Carranza by Krenstetter contains the power it's meant to. (more...)

'Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout,' Featuring Top Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Stars, is Out Today'Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout,' Featuring Top Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Stars, is Out Today
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Legendary Country, Bluegrass and Gospel stars shine brightly on Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout, a collection of all new original songs written or co-written by award-winning songwriter Rick Lang [pictured]. The new CD from Billy Blue Records is set for release Friday, November 16.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Chelsea Sutton Muses on WOOD BOY, Garry Marshall & Going RogueBWW Interview: Chelsea Sutton Muses on WOOD BOY, Garry Marshall & Going Rogue
by Gil Kaan - May 8, 2018

Rogue Artists Ensemble's 2015 world premiere of WOOD BOY DOG FISH, their unique retelling of The Adventures of Pinocchio, will be receiving a spiffy remounting at the Garry Marshall Theatre beginning May 12, 2018. We had the most opportune opportunity to talk some serious talk with the co-writer of both WOOD BOY DOG FISH editions - Chelsea Sutton, as she shared her histories with the Falcon Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble and the late Garry Marshall. (more...)

BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad StageBWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Apr 23, 2018

There are certain Dance Companies that are in a class by themselves. Dance Theatre of Harlem is one of them. They not only encompass many forms of the Dance brilliantly, they are committed to diversity in their dancers and repertoire. (more...)

Review: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Blissfully Entertains Audiences at The Broad StageReview: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Blissfully Entertains Audiences at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2018

I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky ones to be in the Broad Stage audience recently when the extraordinary Dance Theatre of Harlem invited Los Angeles audiences, for the first time in way too many years, to join in with them in experiencing the wonders of neo-classical and contemporary ballet that is both of the moment and timeless. The evening's 105-minute program consisted of Brahms Variations, choreographed by Robert Garland (2016), Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, choreographed by Ulysses Dove (1993) and Vessels, choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie (2014), each more enchanting than the last! (more...)

JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Wins 2018 Kennedy Prize For Drama Inspired By American HistoryJUNK by Ayad Akhtar Wins 2018 Kennedy Prize For Drama Inspired By American History
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that Junk by Ayad Akhtar is the 2018 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American HistoryFinalists Announced for 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Columbia University Libraries, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2018 award (more...)

University of Utah Theatre Students to Stage All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARUniversity of Utah Theatre Students to Stage All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Open Door Productions and The University of Utah's Department of Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which explores the last week of Jesus Christ's life through the eyes of his closest friend and enemy, Judas Iscariot. (more...)

University of Utah Theatre Students to Stage All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARUniversity of Utah Theatre Students to Stage All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Open Door Productions and The University of Utah's Department of Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which explores the last week of Jesus Christ's life through the eyes of his closest friend and enemy, Judas Iscariot. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary and Announces $30K Fundraising Goal Met
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The San Diego Women's Chorus treated audiences this past weekend (May 6-7, 2017) to a set of three celebratory performances of their 30th Anniversary concert, 'Reflections: Looking Back On Our First 30 Years!' at the University Christian Church in Hillcrest. The concerts featured over 100 women of SDWC singing songs from the chorus' 30-year history, encapsulating the group's rich commitment to peace, social action, honoring the lives of women who came before them, and providing quality musical entertainment to the local community. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Brings Old and New to the Stage
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 6, 2017

At the inviting New York Live Arts Theater, New York Theatre Ballet presented their Uptown/Downtown/Dance series on March 3, 2017.  Now in their 38th Season, the company stands apart within the larger ballet community for its grasp on classical technique that mingles with undercurrents of modern dance vocabulary. But the program's pacing left something to be desired, as the excitement and delight peaked before intermission. (more...)

Taylor Mac's '24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC' Wins 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith have announced that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray is the 2017 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus to Serve Up SUGAR & SPICE Cabaret Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The talented women of the San Diego Women's Chorus are at it again! Join them Today, February 4th for SDWC's second annual love-themed cabaret fundraiser, Sugar & Spice, at The Irenic in North Park. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus to Serve Up SUGAR & SPICE Cabaret Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The talented women of the San Diego Women's Chorus are at it again! Join them Saturday, February 4th for SDWC's second annual love-themed cabaret fundraiser, Sugar & Spice, at The Irenic in North Park. (more...)

SWEAT, INDECENT and VIETGONE Among Finalists for 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Columbia University Libraries, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2017 award: (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays this December at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Hey, they're your holidays... you can be as happy as you want to be at Annex Theatre's December variety shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL at Carnegie Mellon University
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL received its educational premiere presentation at the Philip Chosky Theater in Carnegie Mellon University's Purnell Center for the Arts, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Conceived by composer and lyricist Douglas Lyons, 'Polkadots' was inspired by the 1957 events of the 'Little Rock Nine' in Arkansas and serves as a colorful musical history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Carnegie Mellon University to Stage Educational Premiere of POLKADOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

"Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical" will receive its educational premiere presentation at the Philip Chosky Theater in Carnegie Mellon University's Purnell Center for the Arts, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Conceived by composer and lyricist Douglas Lyons, "Polkadots" was inspired by the 1957 events of the 'Little Rock Nine' in Arkansas and serves as a colorful musical history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. (more...)

HAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2016 award: (more...)

Best Western Plus Truckee Tahoe Hotel Serves Sophistication and Warmth with Redesigned Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

TRUCKEE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Vista Investments, owner and operator of The Best Western Plus Truckee Tahoe Hotel, spared no expense when renovating their internal courtyard to provide guests with a more amenity rich space. Located at 11331 Brockway Rd, nestled in the tranquil town of Truckee, lays a new pool and spa area just in time for this year's snow season. (more...)

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