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BWW Interview:  Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of Premiere Stages and FANNIE LOU H Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of Premiere Stages and FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT! From 10/15 to 10/18
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 8, 2020

Premiere Stages in Union, under the artistic direction of John J. Wooten, will present an outdoor production of the one-woman show, Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! The show will be performed from 10/15 to 10/18 at The Tent at The Liberty Hall Museum.

Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor David Barber, Susan Todd and Andrew Young at Annual  Photo Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor David Barber, Susan Todd and Andrew Young at Annual Gala on Tuesday, September 24
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 12, 2019

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, announced today that its 18th annual gala, Celebrating Trailblazers, will honor three talented pioneers on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with dinner designed and catered by Blue Hill.

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by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle and the monthly residency of her solo theater piece a?oeFrances Ruffelle LIVEs in New Yorka?? this weekend.

BWW Review: The Guys Are Alright: SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN at Contemporary American Thea Photo BWW Review: The Guys Are Alright: SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2019

Support Group for Men will send you away happy. There is nothing profound or challenging in this show: just a well-crafted and very funny comedy of manners, specifically the manners of the male of Species Homo Americanus, youthful to mid-life, as observed in a middle-class Chicago habitat.

MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT! at Contemporary American Theater Festival: Clashing Views on R Photo MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT! at Contemporary American Theater Festival: Clashing Views on Resisting Racism
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 9, 2019

The drama works because of the intriguing way the characters' ideas about how to act in response to Marian Anderson's two provocative exclusions (first from Nassau Inn and then from Constitution Hall) shift repeatedly in response to new information, so that consensus is almost impossible to achieve, at least until the play's very end. Anderson seeks progress through song, unimpeachable behavior and an avoidance of politics; Albert Einstein wants an end to both racism and antisemitism, and by the end is very worried about the Bomb; Mary Church Terrell embraces confrontation because all else seems to fail; and Abraham Flexner tries hard to protect the Institute as a means of keeping the Holocaust from consuming absolutely all Jews, even though he can save only a few.

BWW Review: L.A. Dance Festival Delivers Delicious Diversity In Dance at The Luckman  Photo BWW Review: L.A. Dance Festival Delivers Delicious Diversity In Dance at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Apr 28, 2019

Deborah Brockus of The Brockus Project, producer of the 7th Annual Los Angeles Dance Festival has assembled an amazing array of dance performances, featuring a wide variety (50, total) of dance companies and groups that are based in Los Angeles over the span of the month of April at different venues in the L. A. area. The first evening of the opening weekend, April 12th, was held at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, a part of the Cal State LA campus. You have this evening to catch the last two dance events of the Festival, at 5:00 or 7:00 pm, held at the Diavolo Space by getting tickets here: https://ladancefest.org

Arctic Symphony Earns 2nd Juno Nomination For Best Classical Composition In 2 Years F Photo Arctic Symphony Earns 2nd Juno Nomination For Best Classical Composition In 2 Years For Vincent Ho!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2019

JUNO Award nomination for Best Classical Composition for composer Vincent Ho, his second in two years. The nomination for Arctic Symphony, Ho's mesmerizing atmospheric musical portrait of the north, co-commissioned by climate change scientist Dr. David Barber of the University of Manitoba, follows last year's nomination in the same category for The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra, which featured a tour-de-force role for percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. With these subsequent honours, both works on the  Centrediscs release Orchestral Music by Vincent Ho (October 2017), with Alexander Mickelthwaite conducting the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), have now been nominated for Best Classical Composition.

Charles Dickens' Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ANW Photo Charles Dickens' Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ANW
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year, onstage for the seventh holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only, Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, December 23, 2018. After the show, audience members are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and take photos with the cast.

STEPHANIE'S CHILD - New York's Premier Pop-Vocal Drag Trio Returns To Green Room 42 Photo STEPHANIE'S CHILD - New York's Premier Pop-Vocal Drag Trio Returns To Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - welcomes back Stephanie's Child, New York's premier pop-vocal drag trio, for their one-year anniversary concert on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 PM. Hailed as one of the "Best LGBT Events in New York" from Time Out New York, the Stephanie's Child residency features tight harmonies, pop hits, hilarious original parodies and surprise special guests.

BWW Review: Delicious Fun in THE CAKE at Contemporary American Theater Festival Photo BWW Review: Delicious Fun in THE CAKE at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2018

It is plain that Della's resolution of the issue whether to bake a cake for Jen's same-sex wedding will call for a gingerly reassessment of her faith and her life. Realistically, it will not be solved wholesale by Della's discarding of her allegiance to what Macy dismisses as 'a book that's thousands of years old.' If Della is to find a way, it will require more subtlety and compromise.

Frances Ruffelle Sings The Final Show Of The Season At The Green Room 42 Photo Frances Ruffelle Sings The Final Show Of The Season At The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle and the monthly residency of her solo theater piece "Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York" on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. This will be the final show of the season and will return to the club in September. A sold-out hit since its debut in the fall of 2017, the show encompasses Broadway, Piaf, French 60s pop, and American chart hits. It features an updated version of "On My Own," Ruffelle's signature number from the original Les Miserables, in addition to a song cut from the original French production. The evening also includes selections from Michael LaChiusa's The Wild Party, in which she starred as Queenie in the show's recent acclaimed U.K. Premiere.

Frances Ruffelle Continues Monthly Show At The Green Room 42 Photo Frances Ruffelle Continues Monthly Show At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle and the monthly residency of her solo theater piece "Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York" on Sunday, May 20 at 7:00 PM.

Frances Ruffelle Returns to The Green Room 42 Photo Frances Ruffelle Returns to The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Apr 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle and the monthly residency of her solo theater piece "Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York" on Monday, April 30. An acclaimed sold-out hit since its debut in the fall of 2017, the show encompasses Broadway, Piaf, French 60s pop, and American chart hits. It features an updated version of "On My Own," Ruffelle's signature number from the original Les Miserables, a song cut from the original French production of the show.

Tony Award-Winner Frances Ruffelle Returns To The Green Room This Month Photo Tony Award-Winner Frances Ruffelle Returns To The Green Room This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle and the monthly residency of her solo theater piece "Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York" on Saturday, March 24. An acclaimed sold-out hit since its debut in the fall of 2017, the show encompasses Broadway, Piaf, French 60s pop, and American chart hits. It features an updated version of "On My Own," Ruffelle's signature number from the original Les Miserables, a song cut from the original French production of the show. The evening also includes selections from Michael LaChiusa's The Wild Party, in which she starred as Qeenie in the show's recent acclaimed U.K. Premiere.

The Green Room 42 Presents Mykal Kilgore Photo The Green Room 42 Presents Mykal Kilgore
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue ‚Äď has announced the solo debut of Mykal Kilgore,¬†the celebrated vocalist from The Wiz Live! on NBC TV, Postmodern Jukebox, Motown on Broadway and more, for a two night concert engagement¬†Friday, March 9 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, March 10¬†at¬†7:00 PM.¬†These shows will feature original music from Mykal's upcoming album and covers of some of music's most heralded pop favorites with a Kilgore twist. After performances for ‚ÄúThe View,‚ÄĚ the Mayor of New York, and Brooklyn Nets, these live intimate shows powerfully return Kilgore to the concert stage.

Composer Vincent Ho Receives Two JUNO Nominations Photo Composer Vincent Ho Receives Two JUNO Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2018

Canadian composer Vincent Ho's The Shaman|Arctic Symphony, featuring striking live recordings of two monumental orchestral works commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and released last fall on Centrediscs, has just been nominated for two JUNO Awards.

Frances Ruffelle Welcomes Craig Bierko as Special Guest at The Green Room 42 Photo Frances Ruffelle Welcomes Craig Bierko as Special Guest at The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced that Tony Award nominee Craig Bierko will be special musical guest for the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle on Thursday, February 1. This show marks the continuation of the monthly residency of the solo theater piece "Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York." An acclaimed sold-out hit since its first appearance in the fall of 2017, the show is co-created by Frances Ruffelle and Gwyneth Herbert, with Musical arrangements by Gwyneth Herbert with additional arrangements by Jude Obermuller and David Barber.

The Green Room 42 Announces the Return of Frances Ruffelle Photo The Green Room 42 Announces the Return of Frances Ruffelle
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 Broadway's newest intimate concert venue has announced the return of Tony Award winner Frances Ruffellewith the continuation of the monthly residency of her solo theater piece Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York on Thursday, February 1. An acclaimed sold-out hit since its first appearance in the fall of 2017, the show is co-created by Frances Ruffelle and Gwyneth Herbert, with Musical arrangements by Gwyneth Herbert with additional arrangements by Jude Obermuller and David Barber.

Photo Coverage: Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York at The Green Room 42 Photo Photo Coverage: Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 13, 2017

Last night Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle performed her cabaret show titled Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York at The Green Room 42 and there was no doubt the audience was ecstatic this Englishwoman, Broadway and West End star lives in New York. The produces of the show promised a widely entertaining ride straight through the core of the most tender hear, fiery passion and loose comic confidence of a seasoned performer at the height of her game and they were spot on with that prediction. Francis created the iconic role of Eponine in Les Miserables and turned On My Own into one of Broadway's most beloved standards. She has made 5 solo albums and has performed countless West End Shows including her most recent critically acclaimed performance as Queenie in the U.K. Premiere of Michael LaChusa's infamous Wild Party .

Tony Winner Frances Ruffelle Will Play the Green Room This Sunday Photo Tony Winner Frances Ruffelle Will Play the Green Room This Sunday
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle is back in town with her stunning solo performance: 'Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York!' an intimate evening of song that whispers seductive secrets, lays bare the naked truth and explodes with the one of a kind bottle rocket charisma that's kept 'Frankie's' ardent fans coming back for more since she created the iconic role of 'Eponine' in 'Les Miserables' and turned 'On My Own' into one of Broadway's most beloved standards.

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