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SDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual AwardsSDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announces its first annual 'SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography.' (more...)

Trisha Brown Dance Company Launches 2017-18 SeasonTrisha Brown Dance Company Launches 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) launches its 2017-2018 season with a busy calendar, showcasing masterpieces and other beloved works by one of the most influential choreographers from the postmodern era. Highlights include a week-long run at The Joyce Theater (December 12-17); live performances at New York City Center as part of the 2017 Fall for Dance Festival (October 2 & 3) and at Lincoln Center as part of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance's 2018 season (March 14, 16, 18 & 20); and touring in the U.S. and France. This fall also features a public Community Memorial honoring the life and work of Trisha Brown presented by Danspace Project. (October 28). (more...)

RAWdance Performs DOUBLE EXPOSURE at ODC, 10/26-28RAWdance Performs DOUBLE EXPOSURE at ODC, 10/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After their sold-out world premiere at ODC Theater last summer, RAWdance returns next month in an encore presentation of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, the company's critically acclaimed program of duets representing more than a dozen West Coast choreographers. Double Exposure runs October 26 - 28, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $35, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish PrizeMeredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the widely influential, utterly inimitable Meredith Monk has been selected to receive the 24th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in recognition of her ongoing achievements as a composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000. (more...)

Review Roundup: WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at The Wilma TheatreReview Roundup: WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at The Wilma Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED made its world premiere on September 16, and will play through September 24 at The Wilma Theatre as part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 Festival, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Cathy Weis Projects Slates SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Fall 2017 SeasonCathy Weis Projects Slates SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Cathy Weis Projects announces the fall 2017 season of Sundays on Broadway, an ongoing series of performances, film screenings, and discussions on Sunday evenings at WeisAcres. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton and Ben Fankhauser Tapped for THE MAD ONES Off-BroadwayKrystina Alabado, Emma Hunton and Ben Fankhauser Tapped for THE MAD ONES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

59E59 Theaters will launch the first show of Prospect Theater Company's three-year residency with the NYC premiere of THE MAD ONES, a new musical featuring book, music & lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Henry and Mudge) and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Seller). (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates Age on StageMOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates Age on Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, presents its 40th edition featuring 15 world-class artists, 2 duets, 3 solos and a community work. Special guest renowned ballerina Evelyn Hart in a new work by Matjash Mrozewski, dynamic duo Ric Brown and Darryl Tracy in a duet by Lesandra Dodson (New Brunswick), moving dance force Heidi Latsky (NYC), Older & Reckless favourites Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin (Montreal) plus the masterful Sashar Zarif, take to the stage Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph Returns to BAM with NY Premiere of /peh-LO-tah/Marc Bamuthi Joseph Returns to BAM with NY Premiere of /peh-LO-tah/
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The New York premiere of /peh-LO-tah/, a performance work by award-winning poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, explores the links between dance and sport, as well as the complexities of soccer-the world's most popular game-as a source of both joy and exploitation. (more...)

Kate Weare's MARKSMAN to Make West Coast Debut at ODC TheaterKate Weare's MARKSMAN to Make West Coast Debut at ODC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

ODC Theater will present the West Coast premiere of Kate Weare Company's MARKSMAN, October 5 - 7. (more...)

BWW Preview: All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia, at the O17 Opera FestivalBWW Preview: All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia, at the O17 Opera Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 21, 2017

There are opera festivals and then there are OPERA FESTIVALS, but none that promise to be the equivalent of Opera Philadelphia's O17, which opens on September 14 for a 12-day run. It's a dazzling array of the old and new, the well-known and emerging, being produced at prestigious venues around the city, from the Academy of Music to the Barnes Foundation. There's even a screening in Independence Park of a hit from the last opera season. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & MusicJACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

State of the Arts NYC's Lineup Hails Radical Breakthroughs, Movements, & PersonalitiesState of the Arts NYC's Lineup Hails Radical Breakthroughs, Movements, & Personalities
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

As our mild summer begins to end and we ease into fall, State of the Arts NYC has organized a lineup that captures the importance of pioneering change in American and beyond. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival  O17 9/14Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival O17 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

September 14 marks the launch of O17, the first edition of Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival. Featuring seven operatic happenings, six city venues, three world premieres, many already sold-out performances, and one superstar Festival Artist, this twelve- day immersion will transform the City of Brotherly Love into an urban stage for diverse audiences to gather and connect through the shared experience of opera (Sep 14-25). O17 shines a contemporary light on the genre, tackling daring subject matter, offering cutting-edge takes on the classics, and providing extraordinary artists with the chance to create their most imaginative and inspired work. (more...)

DREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 SeasonDREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Harlem Stage is back with another amazing season featuring a range of Music, Film, Spoken Word, Dance and the return of their successful Dinner/Discussion series, WaterWorks at 10: Visionary Artists and Transformative Art. Harlem Stage will launch the Fall 2017 season with their first ever Open House. (more...)

Inclined Dance Project Presents LLMoves In inQUAD at Dixon PlaceInclined Dance Project Presents LLMoves In inQUAD at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

LLMoves is a NYC-based company focused on integrating dance with fashion, film, photography, visual arts, technology, and music in unique collaborations. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTSPhoto Flash: THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center and Poor Box Theater, in association with D.C's award winning Taffety Punk Theatre Company, is pleased to present THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS, two one-act plays steeped in America's controversial relationship with healthcare. Written and performed by Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, these moving and unapologetic pieces will be presented as a single theatrical event, immersing the audience in the stories of patients and physicians, coming out of the waiting room and into the fray.  (more...)

2017 TED Global Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph Announces 2017 Events2017 TED Global Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph Announces 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Recognized as one of the most vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation, Marc BAMUTHI Joseph is hailed for producing and/or performing riveting works of political, economic, and social significance. Bamuthi is synonymous with influential community engager, urban talent, and a world-renowned career; and his 2017 TEDGlobal Fellowship continues to elevate his stature. Upcoming 2017 highlights include: the New York premiere of his latest work /peh-LO-tah/ at the BAM Next Wave Festival, the world premiere of We Shall Not Be Moved opera (his first libretto), Oakland's 10th Annual Life is Living Festival (which he founded), speaking engagements at the TEDGlobal 2017 Conference in Tanzania, Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Justice, Chicago Humanities Festival, YBCA's Transform Festival and 100 Summit, and more. (Please scroll below for Bamuthi's complete schedule.) (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere Chamber Opera ELIZABETH CREE at O17Opera Philadelphia to Premiere Chamber Opera ELIZABETH CREE at O17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

This September, highlighting O17 - the first edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival - Opera Philadelphia presents the world premiere of Elizabeth Cree in collaboration with London's Hackney Empire (Sep 14-23). (more...)

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