Cirque du Soleil News

Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade AbsenceLas Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade Absence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

On August 24, 2017, The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage at The Richard Macdonald Art Gallery presented by Cirque Du Soleil, following a 13-year public absence. New owner, Shea Arender, will join the Orchestra for a performance entitled "The King Symphonic - The Music of Elvis Presley" with a portion of proceeds benefiting 'Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada.' (more...)

Genre- and Gender-Bending VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR Coming to Centaur TheatreGenre- and Gender-Bending VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR Coming to Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

How often do you get a chance to see a genre and gender bending horror/love story about two queer women in a rocky romance? Vic and Flo saw a bear, translated and adapted for the stage from Denis Cote's award-winning 2013 film, will be running for two weeks this fall at Montreal's Centaur Theatre. (more...)

The National Institute of Circus Arts Presents PRECIPICEThe National Institute of Circus Arts Presents PRECIPICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

This September, Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents PRECIPICE. Leaping into a world of chaos, PRECIPICE defies danger in an effort to celebrate life - through exhilarating tumbles, turns, shifts and falls. Interrogating the impermanence of time, physical and psychological senses. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public ArtCirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (more...)

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre To Present THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN at the Alex TheatrePacific Ballet Dance Theatre To Present THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN at the Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT), Natasha Middleton, Artistic Director, will present "THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN," an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAMMatthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Harris Center Welcomes The Martial Artists & Acrobats of TianjinHarris Center Welcomes The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin mix martial arts, magic, and dazzling style of Chinese acrobatics for a performance of virtuosic athleticism. The company, established in 1957, has toured from North America, throughout Europe and the Middle East; their artists have shared the stage with Ringling and Barnum & Bailey Bros. Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, Swiss Knie Bros., National Circus and UniverSoul Circus among others. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dirt [Contained] Explores the Pain of Freedom in Fernando Arrabal's GARDEN OF DELIGHTSBWW REVIEW: Dirt [Contained] Explores the Pain of Freedom in Fernando Arrabal's GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 12, 2017

Early in Dirt [Contained]'s production of GARDEN OF DELIGHTS, a caller on a radio show asks Lais (Tana Sirois), the successful but tormented actress at the center of Fernando Arrabal's 1960s play, if she was was really an orphan. When Lais responds in the affirmative, the caller expresses sympathy for her presumed suffering.Lais' response provides the audience what it needs to appreciate (if not exactly to enjoy) what follows, even if Andre Breton, Antonin Artaud, the Theatre of Cruelty, the Panic Movement, and surrealism in general are literary terra incognito (as they were to me, a former English doctoral candidate specializing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries). But a little knowledge helps one to appreciate just how ambitious and complex a project this is. (I'm told Ferdando Arrabal, now in his 80s, made a special trip to America to see Dirt [Contained] perform his play. Having seen this extraordinary cast, led by the at once luminous and ferocious Tana Sirois, I can see why.) It may be my bias as a former academic, but the more one brings to GARDEN OF DELIGHTS, the more one gets out of it. My reading of and about Arrabal since the show has retroactively increased my respect for and pleasure in the play. Nathan Gorelick's characterization of Arrabal's work in the journal Discourse is apt: '[His] theater is a wild, brutal, cacophonous and joyously provocative world. In his violence, Arrabal is related to Sade and Artaud. Yet he is doubtless the only writer to have pushed derision as far as he did. Deeply political and merrily playful, his work is the syndrome of our century of barbed wire and Gulags, a manner of finding reprieve.' (more...)

Electric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer ConcertElectric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer Concert
by Charles Shubow - Aug 11, 2017

Huge crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD appreciates film composer Hans Zimmer. (more...)

Acrobatic Conundrum Comes to Portland Next MonthAcrobatic Conundrum Comes to Portland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Acrobatic Conundrum kicks off their western states tour in Portland this September with their hit show Love and Gravity. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND in Cincinnati On Sale Friday, 8/11FINDING NEVERLAND in Cincinnati On Sale Friday, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

in Cincinnati is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 9:00AM. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Aronoff Center November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.   (more...)

WOW Water Spectacular to Make a Splash at Rio ShowroomWOW Water Spectacular to Make a Splash at Rio Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Prepare to be transported into a world of water, wonder and fantasy as "WOW," the internationally-acclaimed production, will make its North American debut with a splash at the Rio Showroom at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas September 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's MICHAEL JACKSON: ONE DAZZLES WITH THE MAGIC & MUSIC OF MJ at Mandalay BayBWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's MICHAEL JACKSON: ONE DAZZLES WITH THE MAGIC & MUSIC OF MJ at Mandalay Bay
by Katherine Damisch - Aug 9, 2017

Michael Jackson ONE is a resident Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The show follows four friends being chased by cyborg beings after stealing MJ's iconic bejewelled glove. Along the way, each of them encounters different items of the late performer's visual persona: the aforementioned glove, his shoes, his glasses, and his fedora. Each companion gets a scene focused on them where they encounter one of the shortcomings of their personality, but with the help of one of these items, is able to overcome it. (more...)

The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In ManchesterThe Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

French Duo Les Twins Crowned First-Ever Winners of NBC's WORLD OF DANCEFrench Duo Les Twins Crowned First-Ever Winners of NBC's WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Les Twins, the wildly talented twin brothers who made their way from performing on the streets of Paris to sharing a stage with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Missy Elliot, have been crowned the best dancers in the world and the first champions of NBC's WORLD OF DANCE, summer's #1 new entertainment series. (more...)

Les Twins Named Winners of WORLD OF DANCELes Twins Named Winners of WORLD OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Les Twins, the wildly talented twin brothers who made their way from performing on the streets of Paris to sharing a stage with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Missy Elliot, have been crowned the best dancers in the world and the first champions of NBC's 'World of Dance,' summer's #1 new entertainment series. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International AffairIndustry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International Affair
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Aug 7, 2017

For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice. (more...)

Marshall Ellis Dance School to Hold Auditions for New Elite Training ProgramMarshall Ellis Dance School to Hold Auditions for New Elite Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Marshall Ellis Dance School is holding auditions on Aug. 4 for its new Elite Training Program, a rigorous full-time opportunity for students ages 8-18 who aspire to a career in dance. (more...)

Marshall Ellis Dance School to Launch Junior Dance Company ME1stMarshall Ellis Dance School to Launch Junior Dance Company ME1st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Marshall Ellis Dance School will launch its junior dance company, ME1st, next month. The program is for dancers ages 8-13 in Central Florida and provides an opportunity for them to train and perform in a positive, professional atmosphere. To be considered for ME1st, interested dancers should attend an audition class at ME Dance School. Based on skill and potential, they can be invited to join ME1st. (more...)

Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. (more...)

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