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Date of Birth: December 07, 1931 (88)

Birth Place: Alexandria, LA, USA
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Launches The Bridge: Virtual Dance Classes August 3-7 Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Launches The Bridge: Virtual Dance Classes August 3-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is keeping its dancers in shape by conducting regular Company Classes and rehearsals online from Nai-Ni and Company dancer's living rooms using Zoom while inviting intermediate/advanced level dancers around the world to join the class at no cost.

Randy Reinholz, Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, Stepping D Photo Randy Reinholz, Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, Stepping Down After 26 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020

Randy Reinholz (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, is stepping down after more than two decades leading America's only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights.

Richard Jay-Alexander Chats With Theatre Legend Albert Poland About His Book STAGES,  Photo Richard Jay-Alexander Chats With Theatre Legend Albert Poland About His Book STAGES, Judy Garland, The Biz and More
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 26, 2020

Getting on the phone with Albert Poland totally swept me away and into the world we love for a glorious 45 minutes...

Repertorio Español Announces Finalists of the 2020 MIRANDA FAMILY VOCES LATINX  PLAY Photo Repertorio Español Announces Finalists of the 2020 MIRANDA FAMILY VOCES LATINX PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Repertorio Español has announced the finalists of The 2020 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition, an initiative to develop and promote Latinx plays that resonate with and accurately depict the Latinx experience by playwrights of all racial and national backgrounds.

2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien Photo 2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the traditional in-person event is replaced by an enduring online tribute.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Offers Free Online Class with Asian American Master Artists Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Offers Free Online Class with Asian American Master Artists and Company Dancers
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is keeping its dancers in shape by conducting regular Company Classes online from Nai-Ni and Company dancer's living rooms using Zoom. After a few weeks, Company members and Nai-Ni invited former dancers of the Company and friends to join through Zoom.

Obie Award-Winning Set Designer Jun Maeda Has Passed Away at 79 Photo Obie Award-Winning Set Designer Jun Maeda Has Passed Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

Jun Maeda, the Obie Award-winning designer and resident set designer at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) since 1970, died on Monday, April 6 - three days after his 79th birthday - at Mt. Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan.

The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance A Photo The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

The Nominating Committee of the Off Broadway Alliance has announced important dates for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards.

Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U. Photo Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U.S. World Theatre Day Message
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

The Global Theater Initiative invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artist is invited by the International Theatre Institute Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion.

BWW Interview: Legendary Japanese Theatre Artist Hideki Noda on ONE GREEN BOTTLE at L Photo BWW Interview: Legendary Japanese Theatre Artist Hideki Noda on ONE GREEN BOTTLE at La MaMa ETC
by Cindy Sibilsky - Mar 9, 2020

Hideki Noda's powerfully dynamic, physically demanding, utterly engaging and thoroughly entertaining works have been seen across the world's stage and now he returns to one of the most significant homes of the underground theatre movement in NYC -- The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa -- in One Green Bottle, playing from February 29-March 8th. The three-person gender-swapping show puts an absurdist spin on the current self-driven, self-obsessed 'selfie' society. One Green Bottle is unmissable, uproariously hysterical and absolutely delightful with depth that lingers long after the last 'one green bottle should accidentally fall...' as the song goes.

La MaMa Will Present the US Premiere of THE WAITRESS & THE ROBBER Photo La MaMa Will Present the US Premiere of THE WAITRESS & THE ROBBER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

La MaMa in association with Concrete Temple Theatre and Playfactory Mabangzen will present the U.S. premiere of THE WAITRESS & THE ROBBER, written by Renee Philippi and directed by Ms. Philippi and Eric Nightengale, with an original score by Lewis Flinn. THE WAITRESS & THE ROBBER begins performances on Thursday, April 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 26. Press Opening is Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 pm. Performances are at the Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor). The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:00 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Students/Seniors). To purchase tickets, visit http://lamama.org/waitress-robber/

Pakistani Playwright Shahid Nadeem Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2 Photo Pakistani Playwright Shahid Nadeem Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This year the message has been written by Pakistani playwright Shahid Nadeem. The message has been translated into multiple languages. Read all the World Theatre Day Messages here.

Photo Flash: First Look at La MaMa and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre's U.S. Premiere of  Photo Photo Flash: First Look at La MaMa and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre's U.S. Premiere of ONE GREEN BOTTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

La MaMa, in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and NODA・MAP, will present the U.S. Premiere of One Green Bottle from February 29 through March 8, 2020 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E. 4th Street, NYC. Performances: Mon and Wed-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 5pm. Tickets are $35 ($30 for students and seniors) plus a $1 facility fee, and are available online at www.lamama.org, by phone at 212-352-3101.

La MaMa Presents The NYC Return Of Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Photo La MaMa Presents The NYC Return Of Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Noche Flamenca, the renowned company founded and led by Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and dancer Soledad Barrio, performs its celebrated dance-theater work Antígona, March 19 a?" April 5 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre.

VIDEO: La MaMa Presents The New York Premiere Of PANANADEM (REMEMBERING) And A Filipi Photo VIDEO: La MaMa Presents The New York Premiere Of PANANADEM (REMEMBERING) And A Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage's Pananadem (Remembering) from March 12-14, 2020 at 7pm, and March 15, 2020 at 3pm at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th Street (2nd Floor), NYC. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/42/1583038800000, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the La MaMa Box Office one hour prior to showtime, 66 East 4th Street, NYC.

La MaMa Will Present GENERATOR: PESTILENCE PART 1 Photo La MaMa Will Present GENERATOR: PESTILENCE PART 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

La MaMa in association with Allied Productions Inc. presents GENERATOR: Pestilence Part 1, the first of a three-part cycle and the most ambitious live art creation in the 35-year partnership of Jack Waters and Peter Cramer. Known for their challenging and innovative interventions in art and politics, GENERATOR is a homecoming, a return to Waters' and Cramer's theatrical roots at La MaMa where two of their earliest performance works premiered in 1987.

Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later Photo Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.

La MaMa Will Present the New York Premiere of PANANDEM (REMEMBERING) and a Filipino I Photo La MaMa Will Present the New York Premiere of PANANDEM (REMEMBERING) and a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

La MaMa will present the New York Premiere of Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage's Panandem (Remembering) from March 12-14, 2020 at 7pm, and March 15, 2020 at 3pm at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th Street (2nd Floor), NYC. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/42/1583038800000, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the La MaMa Box Office one hour prior to showtime, 66 East 4th Street, NYC.

La MaMa Has Announced Winter/Spring 2020 Season Photo La MaMa Has Announced Winter/Spring 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

La MaMa's 58th Season continues to celebrate the centennial of La MaMa's celebrated founder, the late Ellen Stewart with the announcement of its Winter/Spring lineup in its 58th season. The season features dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, and award-winning theater companies and composers, including Elizabeth Swados, Anne Bogart, Noche Flamencia, Culture Hub, Hideki Noda/Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Nick Payne, En Garde Arts, Split Britches, and more.

Rosalind Brown, Michael Michele Lynch and More Announced in Casting of LEAVING THE BL Photo Rosalind Brown, Michael Michele Lynch and More Announced in Casting of LEAVING THE BLUES at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019

Casting has been announced for the upcoming New York City premiere of Leaving the Blues, a new play by Jewelle Gomez, directed by Mark Finley. Rosalind Brown (original Broadway productions of Footloose and One Mo' Time) will play the lead role of Alberta Hunter, the great American jazz singer and songwriter. The cast also features Michael Michele Lynch, Joy Suddath, Cooper Sutton, Benjamin Mapp, Ameerah Briggs, Tsebiyah Mishael Derry and Erik Ransom.

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