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STAIRWAY TO STARDOM to Launch HERE's 25th Anniversary SeasonSTAIRWAY TO STARDOM to Launch HERE's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

HERE begins its 2017-2018 producing season with Stairway to Stardom, a world premiere Resident Artist production by Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface, commencing the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Stairway to Stardom, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), will have 10 performances from September 12 - 23 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street), launching this milestone season. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup AnnouncedHERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Monica Bill Barnes & Co's ONE NIGHT ONLY Sets Dates, Tickets Now On SaleMonica Bill Barnes & Co's ONE NIGHT ONLY Sets Dates, Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017) Tickets are now on sale for the first production of WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season, the world premiere of One Night Only (running as long as we can) by Monica Bill Barnes & Company (The Museum Workout; Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host with Ira Glass), produced in association with New Neighborhood. The show begins performances at WP Theater (2162 Broadway) on Saturday, September 9 with opening night set for Tuesday, September 19. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the PinesFire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the Pines
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A bright summer sun shimmered across the Great South Bay as renowned dance companies, acclaimed choreographers and three standing-room-only audiences came together at this year's Fire Island Dance Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The 23rd edition of the fundraising and cultural event of the Fire Island summer raised a record $585,045 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDWORKS DANCE THEATER delights again in Cain Park concertBWW Review: GROUNDWORKS DANCE THEATER delights again in Cain Park concert
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

As such television programs as 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'World of Dance' convince more and more people to appreciate dance as an art form, they also create a higher barrier for local companies to leap. With such superb choreographers as Tony winning Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh and Tyce Diorio creating visual marvels, and national and world-wide dancers modeling what is 'good' in dance, expectations for local companies rise. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets Unplugged NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series LineupRattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets Unplugged NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series, presented in association with New Neighborhood and Rosalind Productions, Inc. taking place Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 at 8:30pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and MoreRattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

Dance Now Announces 2017 DANCE NOW Festival, 9/6-9 at Joe's PubDance Now Announces 2017 DANCE NOW Festival, 9/6-9 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

DANCE NOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 DANCE NOW Festival. Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual DANCE NOW Festival presents an eclectic array of works by some of today's most exciting dance makers. The 22nd season of this exuberant showcase will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. The 2017 festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, September 6-9, at 7pm, at Joe's Pub at The Public. A special encore performance will be presented on Thursday, September 28, at 7pm.   (more...)

Three Prominent Female Dancemakers To Discuss the Creative Process as Part of Steps Artist Talk SeriesThree Prominent Female Dancemakers To Discuss the Creative Process as Part of Steps Artist Talk Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invites three celebrated female contemporary dance makers to discuss The Creative Process Unraveled, June 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Steps Studio Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (more...)

American Dance Festival Kicks Off 84th Season Next WeekAmerican Dance Festival Kicks Off 84th Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The American Dance Festival's (ADF) 84th season and 40th year in North Carolina kicks off Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) with an All North Carolina Program. (more...)

Works by Dael Orlandersmith, Samuel D. Hunter and More Slated for Rattlestick's NEW VOICES / NEW WORKS SeriesWorks by Dael Orlandersmith, Samuel D. Hunter and More Slated for Rattlestick's NEW VOICES / NEW WORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rosalind Productions Inc. have announced the New Voices/New Works summer reading series. The New Voices/New Works program was launched earlier this year and actively scouts and incubates new voices. (more...)

Cady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance FestivalCady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Two internationally acclaimed dance companies, a celebrated choreographer and a Tony Award-winning host have just been added to the already stellar lineup of Fire Island Dance Festival, which takes the stage July 14-16, 2017, in Fire Island, NY. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary SeasonONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces First Performers for Fire Island Dance FestivalDancers Responding to AIDS Announces First Performers for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

This summer's Fire Island Dance Festival will feature the premieres of three works and the return of several companies that have become festival favorites as the highly anticipated charitable and cultural event arrives July 14-16, to Fire Island Pines. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife PerformancesMetropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

Hudson Valley Dance Festival Announces Program to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSHudson Valley Dance Festival Announces Program to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Hudson Valley Dance Festival returns to the heart of the Hudson Valley for its fifth annual edition Saturday, October 7, 2017. The afternoon, featuring two enchanting performances, is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Hudson Valley Dance Festival Returns for Two Performances this Fall Benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDSHudson Valley Dance Festival Returns for Two Performances this Fall Benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Hudson Valley Dance Festival returns to the heart of the Hudson Valley for its fifth annual edition Saturday, October 7, 2017. The afternoon, featuring two enchanting performances, is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-BroadwayRussian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and MoreWP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

MetLiveArts Presents March PerformancesMetLiveArts Presents March Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

MetLiveArts presents the following programs for the month of March, including Modern Voices, Kannapolis, and more. (more...)

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