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Jen Shyu & Sara Serpa's Season Concludes With Six Virtual World Premieres By Womxn Ar Photo Jen Shyu & Sara Serpa's Season Concludes With Six Virtual World Premieres By Womxn Artists
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2020

Hosted by M³ Editor-in-Chief Jordannah Elizabeth, each premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, who will answer questions from the audience about their creative process. The performances are streamed via Zoom and may be accessed for free with RSVP. Reserve at JazzMuseumInHarlem.org.

Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa's M³ Initiative to Feature Six Virtual World Premieres By Wo Photo Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa's M³ Initiative to Feature Six Virtual World Premieres By Womxn Artists
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 1, 2020

After nearly six months working together as part of the Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) initiative, co-founded by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa to foster creative partnerships among womxn musicians worldwide, the project's inaugural group of artists reconvenes virtually for the world premieres of their new, collaborative M³ commissions on Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET via the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Jen Shyu And Sara Serpa Launch A Mutual Mentorship For Womxn Musicians Photo Jen Shyu And Sara Serpa Launch A Mutual Mentorship For Womxn Musicians
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2020

Co-founded in spring 2020 by vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu and vocalist-composer Sara Serpa, M³a?"Mutual Mentorship for Musiciansa?"was conceived as an initiative that empowers and elevates womxn musicians around the world (including BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ across generations) in a new model of mentorship comprising four sessions per year with each session culminating in a performance of new collaborative commissions.

Classical Music Streaming the Week Of May 18‚Ä"24 Photo Classical Music Streaming the Week Of May 18‚Ä"24
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2020

What's Streaming: Classical

Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland Photo Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 

February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Photo February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club¬†and¬†Birdland Theater¬†are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At¬†Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic¬†Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis,¬†current GRAMMY nominee¬†Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of¬†AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Ca√Īizares and Gustavo Ovalles,¬†and iconic vocalist¬†Jane Monheit.¬†Internationally recognized trumpeter¬†Rachel Therrien,¬†the¬†Seth Weaver Big Band,¬†and¬†The Voice¬†contestant¬†Melinda Rose Rodriguez¬†will also be performing upstairs.¬†

BWW Interview: Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage Photo BWW Interview: Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - Sep 18, 2019

'It's nice to tell a story about how much beauty there can be in the messiness of human existence'

BWW Review: NOISES OFF! Brings Laughs And Door Slamming to Centre Stage Photo BWW Review: NOISES OFF! Brings Laughs And Door Slamming to Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - May 14, 2019

The audience I saw it with often exploded with laughter.

First-Ever All-Female Jam Session FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody Photo First-Ever All-Female Jam Session FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody
by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019

Following their sold-out performances in January and February, the women of Femme Jam have announced a return engagement at C'mon Everybody in Brooklyn, slated for April 16th at 8pm

FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody Today Photo FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Following their sold-out January show, the women of Femme Jam have announced a return engagement at C'mon Everybody in Brooklyn, slated for February 19, 2019 at 8pm. A first-of-its-kind jam session featuring all-female artists, Femme Jam is disrupting New York's male-dominated music scene.

FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody February 19 Photo FEMME JAM Returns To Brooklyn's C'mon Everybody February 19
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2019

Following their sold-out January show, the women of Femme Jam have announced a return engagement at C'mon Everybody in Brooklyn, slated for February 19, 2019 at 8pm. A first-of-its-kind jam session featuring all-female artists, Femme Jam is disrupting New York's male-dominated music scene.

86 Artists Awarded Spring MacDowell Colony Fellowships Photo 86 Artists Awarded Spring MacDowell Colony Fellowships
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 22, 2019

The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 86 artists from 18 states and nine countries. Fellows will arrive from Texas, Maine, and Montana, and from as far as Chile, Australia, China, and Israel. They are working in seven disciplines, and 29 percent identify as culturally diverse. The fellowships are for upcoming late winter and spring residencies at one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations. 

BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES Captivatingly Shines Spotlight on Power and Greed at Dar Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES Captivatingly Shines Spotlight on Power and Greed at Darkhorse Theatre
by Cillea Houghton - May 16, 2018

There's something striking about the way that THE LITTLE FOXES manages to leave an impact on its viewers, not with flash and spectacle, but with its piercing dialogue and moral complexity.

Shute-Pettaway, Wilds Head Cast of ACT 1's Upcoming Production of THE LITTLE FOXES Photo Shute-Pettaway, Wilds Head Cast of ACT 1's Upcoming Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 3, 2018

Helen Olaketi Mariah Shute-Pettaway, a 2011 First Night Honoree and one of Nashville's most revered actresses, will take on the iconic role of Regina Giddens in the ACT 1 production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Directed by 2014 First Night Honoree Jeffrey Ellis, senior contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com, The Little Foxes runs at Darkhorse Theatre May 4-19.

Proud Mary Theatre Company Presents 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Photo Proud Mary Theatre Company Presents 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2018

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, South Carolina's first and only theatre company devoted exclusively to LGBTQ+ stories and voices, is proud to announce its second MainStage show, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood, on February 1-11 at Converse College in Spartanburg.

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play.

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday Rush
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2015

Turkeys are on-sale at your local supermarket, so there's no better way to know Thanksgiving is just around the corner - yep, less than two weeks away! - which means that local theater companies will be unleashing their holiday season productions with enough productions of A Christmas Story (both the musical and the play), It's A Wonderful Life and Ebenezer Scrooge-led shows that you could shake a stick at!

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Thus, we are happy to present the return of one our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com.

BWW Review: Davis Shines as THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2015

Caroline Davis' tour-de-force performance as American poet Emily Dickinson distinguishes the current production of William Luce's The Belle of Amherst - onstage through November 22 at The Filming Station Downtown, in a delightful revival helmed by veteran director Melissa Carrelli - and, clearly, is reason enough to make seeing the show an absolute must for theater devotees.

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