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BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera  and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, New York, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

White House Responds to Arts & Humanities Committee ResignationsWhite House Responds to Arts & Humanities Committee Resignations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today it was reported that members of the Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have resigned today in protest of the President's controversial remarks following a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVEViola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce 'EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,' a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. (more...)

Trump's Arts & Humanities Committee Resign In Protest of Charlottesville RemarksTrump's Arts & Humanities Committee Resign In Protest of Charlottesville Remarks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Members of the Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have resigned today in protest of the President's controversial remarks following a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Charles Dance to Perform Aaron Copland's LINCOLN PORTRAIT at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC PromsCharles Dance to Perform Aaron Copland's LINCOLN PORTRAIT at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The award-winning British actor, writer and director Charles Dance is to narrate Aaron Copland's orchestral work Lincoln Portrait with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Louis Langree at the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday 25 August.  (more...)

Brown Arts Initiative Announces Launch of Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture SeriesBrown Arts Initiative Announces Launch of Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University today announced the launch of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series, an annual series of presentations and student interactions led by prominent contemporary artists and art-world luminaries. Designed to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue about the impact of contemporary visual art on our world, the new series will include four presentations per year beginning in October 2017. Inaugural participants include artists Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu, and Shirin Neshat and The Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Golden. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared GrimesPodcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared Grimes
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Aug 16, 2017

Today's guest is Jared Grimes. Jared is a true triple threat. He has shared the stage with legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Mariah Carey, and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center. (more...)

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. Leaves Goose Island for City Warehouse-Style BuildingChicago Scenic Studios, Inc. Leaves Goose Island for City Warehouse-Style Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The curtain has risen on a fresh new fabrication venue for Chicago's premier theatre, entertainment, television, and event scene and set experts. (more...)

Fox's THE SIMPSONS Voiceover Star Nancy Cartwright to Receive Backstage Vanguard Award at Voice ArtsFox's THE SIMPSONS Voiceover Star Nancy Cartwright to Receive Backstage Vanguard Award at Voice Arts
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Annual Voice Arts Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be presenting the 2017 Backstage Vanguard Award to legendary voiceover artist and Emmy Award winner Nancy Cartwright. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Wilco Shares New Song in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceFIRST LISTEN: Wilco Shares New Song in Wake of Charlottesville Violence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In the wake of this past weekend's violence in Charlottesville, VA, Wilco shared a new song entitled “All Lives, You Say?” on their Bandcamp page last night. All proceeds from the song will go toward the Southern Poverty Law Center (more...)

Omega Ensemble to Perform Special Concert A BRAHMS AFFAIROmega Ensemble to Perform Special Concert A BRAHMS AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Friends Johannes Brahms and  Robert Schumann, were both enamored with Robert's wife Clara Schumann, a virtuoso pianist and a composer.  Clara, the muse, is evident in all of Schumann's music and his Fantasiestucke expresses the passion found in the free imagination of the composer. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's  2017-18 Season!Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

McGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille RecordsMcGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The McGill/McHale Trio, whose members are Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; his brother Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic; and Irish pianist Michael McHale, makes its recording debut with 'Portraits - Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano' on Cedille Records. (more...)

OFJCC Palo Alto presents Hollywood Actors, World Musicians, and More This FallOFJCC Palo Alto presents Hollywood Actors, World Musicians, and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto proudly presents the stellar line-up for its Fall 2017-2018 Arts & Dialogues series, featuring world-renowned musicians, artists, and a host of fascinating thinkers, doers, and innovators. Beginning in September and continuing through December, the OFJCC will host spectacular performances from globally acclaimed instrumentalists such as Israeli cellist Amit Peled and Yeshiva University's The Maccabeats a cappella phenomena. The Jazz Giants series will have audience members swaying along to the mesmerizing sounds of trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and the infectious rhythms of multi-award-winning jazz pianist Kenny Barron. Families will love the whimsical and interactive Amazing Bubble Man, and the much-anticipated return of Opera for Families provides an enriching introduction to the art form for youth of all ages. In December, acclaimed actor Bill Murray will charm audiences with his unique brand of wit in a rare live performance with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler, in a one-of-a-kind experience combining literature and classical music. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD's Stacie Bono Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram TodaySWEENEY TODD's Stacie Bono Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Stacie Bono will be taking us behind the scenes at Barrow Street Theatre's revolutionary production of SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Chicago Tribune Announces 2017 Literary PrizeChicago Tribune Announces 2017 Literary Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Chicago Tribune today announced Marilynne Robinson as the recipient of its prestigious 2017 Literary Prize. (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...)

Social Media Superstar Liza Koshy Signs First-Look Development Deal with MTVSocial Media Superstar Liza Koshy Signs First-Look Development Deal with MTV
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

MTV today announced a first-look production and executive producer overall deal with social media superstar, Liza Koshy. Best known for her weekly content on YouTube, her comedic sensibility and character has made her one of the industry's fastest rising stars. Under the deal, Koshy will develop and executive produce original content for MTV. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Appear in New Documentary on Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PeresBarbra Streisand to Appear in New Documentary on Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Barbra Streisand will join former U.S. President Barack Obama in a new documentary about former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. (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...)

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