Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL at Box Office EventMeet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL at Box Office Event
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

On Friday June 8, the company of  Be More Chill hosts a special box office event. From 3:00 - 5:00PM, fans are invited to The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC) to buy their tickets and meet company members from this summer's hotly anticipated musical. Come and chill out with cast members including Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus, Will Roland, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams, as well as composer/lyricist Joe Iconis and director Stephen Brackett. There will be opportunities for selfies with the company, fun giveaways and other surprises. (more...)

Taylor Mac To Perform A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC In Its Entirety For Final Time At The Kimmel CenterTaylor Mac To Perform A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC In Its Entirety For Final Time At The Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in a co-presentation with Pomegranate Arts, is thrilled to announce the special guest artists who will perform in Taylor Mac's ambitious, internationally acclaimed work A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Local Philadelphia performance artists and musicians will join Mac in these final U.S. performances of the full, 24-hour-long pop odyssey, June 2 & 9 at the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, as part of the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music as two distinct 12-hour concerts, Saturday, June 2 (1776-1896) and Saturday, June 9 (1896-present day) - Mac's longest continuous performances since the work premiered at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2016. (more...)

MASTERCLASS Announces Ron Howard's Online Directing Class is Officially Available Starting TodayMASTERCLASS Announces Ron Howard's Online Directing Class is Officially Available Starting Today
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2018

MasterClass, the online education company that that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, today launched a class on Directing taught by Ron Howard, the Academy Award winning director of A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Parenthood, Splash, Cocoon, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Genius, and the highly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story.  (more...)

Cast Announced for TCHAIKOVSKY: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEARTCast Announced for TCHAIKOVSKY: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) is proud to announce that the cast Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart, the final production of the 2017-'18 season, at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues) beginning May 17th. Opening Night is set for May 31st.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through June 17th only. (more...)

Bard SummerScape Presents World Premiere of FOUR QUARTETSBard SummerScape Presents World Premiere of FOUR QUARTETS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

75 years ago T.S. Eliot published Four Quartets, a poetic meditation on time and memory that is widely regarded as his crowning achievement. Now, to celebrate this milestone anniversary, Bard SummerScape 2018 presents the world premiere of Four Quartets, the first authorized dance performance ever to be based on Eliot's modernist masterpiece. A SummerScape commission, the new work is an interdisciplinary collaboration that draws on the talents of three of today's most potent artistic voices. Since making her acclaimed festival debut at SummerScape 2015, Pam Tanowitz has been recognized as "one of the most formally brilliant choreographers around" (New York Times), with honors including a Bessie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the prestigious 2017 Cage Cunningham Fellowship. (more...)

Three National Organizations Join Forces to  Increase Diversity in American OrchestrasThree National Organizations Join Forces to Increase Diversity in American Orchestras
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Three national organizations - The Sphinx Organization, New World Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras - have partnered to create the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. Supported by a four-year, $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, along with additional financial and programmatic contributions from America's orchestras, the Alliance will offer a holistic and personalized array of support to Black and Latinx musicians to develop their audition skills, increase their participation in auditions, and ultimately, increase their representation in orchestras. (more...)

Rare New U.S. Staging Of Anton Rubinstein's DEMON Highlights Opera At Bard SummerScapeRare New U.S. Staging Of Anton Rubinstein's DEMON Highlights Opera At Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). Offering a rare new American production of Demon by Anton Rubinstein as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World” is no exception. (more...)

Bard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of Rimsky-KorsakovBard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of Rimsky-Korsakov
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

This summer, 20 years since its celebration of Tchaikovsky, the 29th annual Bard Music Festival once again trains its focus on one of Russian Romanticism's most seminal composers, with a two-week, in-depth exploration of “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World.” (more...)

Works by Lynn Nottage, World Premiere from Dave Malloy and More Announced for Signature's 2018-19 SeasonWorks by Lynn Nottage, World Premiere from Dave Malloy and More Announced for Signature's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The 2018-19 Signature Theatre Season will feature six works by five resident playwrights, including two productions by Signature's new Residency 1 playwright, Lynn Nottage, and a world premiere musical from Signature's first musical theatre writer-in-residence Dave Malloy, the company announced today. (more...)

The New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCESThe New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers and J. Smith-Cameron joining, as previously announced, Lois Smith in this world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Public Television's 12-Part POETRY IN AMERICA Series Debuts on PBS Stations Nationwide, Online, & VOD sitesPublic Television's 12-Part POETRY IN AMERICA Series Debuts on PBS Stations Nationwide, Online, & VOD sites
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

New episodes of Poetry in America will be on public television stations nationwide starting the first week of April and running throughout the Spring.(Check local listings as some stations will debut the series at other times during the spring.) (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Teen Musicians Selected For NYO2 2018Carnegie Hall Announces Teen Musicians Selected For NYO2 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2018

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 79 young musicians selected from across the country for NYO2, a three-week, intensive summer orchestral training program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14-17. The members of NYO2 2018-coming from 24 US states plus Puerto Rico-have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as exceptionally talented musicians who not only embody a very high level of artistry, but who also come from a wide range of backgrounds, representing a future for American orchestral music that includes communities which have often been underserved by and underrepresented in the field. Twenty-two musicians will be returning to NYO2 from previous seasons. In addition, 18 musicians who previously took part in NYO2 have been accepted to the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) in summer 2018. (more...)

Colburn School Announces April EventsColburn School Announces April Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

The Colburn School continues its 2017-2018 season with diverse performances that bring together today's most renowned artists with extraordinary Colburn School faculty and students in programs on campus and throughout the community. (more...)

Princeton University Concerts Announces Its 125th Season, With Gustavo Dudamel As Artist-in-ResidencePrinceton University Concerts Announces Its 125th Season, With Gustavo Dudamel As Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Princeton University Concerts ("PUC")'s 2018-19 season will celebrate the series' 125th anniversary with a set of performances that redefine the scope of what a chamber music series can encompass. Building on PUC's long history of offering the absolute pinnacle of talent, the concerts and initiatives will blur the lines of genre, build new relationships between audiences and performers, and expand the boundaries of the concert experience. (more...)

Princeton University Concerts Announce 125th Season with Gustavo Dudamel as Artist in ResidencePrinceton University Concerts Announce 125th Season with Gustavo Dudamel as Artist in Residence
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”)'s 2018-19 season will celebrate the series' 125th anniversary with a set of performances that redefine the scope of what a chamber music series can encompass. Building on PUC's long history of offering the absolute pinnacle of talent, the concerts and initiatives will blur the lines of genre, build new relationships between audiences and performers, and expand the boundaries of the concert experience. (more...)

Armin van Buuren's Masterclass on Dance Music Launches TodayArmin van Buuren's Masterclass on Dance Music Launches Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

After giving budding producers and aspiring artists the chance to pre-enroll for several weeks, Armin van Buuren has launched his highly-anticipated masterclass on dance music today. Enrollment for Armin van Buuren's class is available at the price of $90 for lifetime access, or $180 per year for the All-Access pass, which grants unlimited access to all new and existing masterclasses on masterclass.com. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Casting for PARADISE BLUESignature Theatre Announces Casting for PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

???????Tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) New York City premiere production of Paradise Blue, by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew, Pipeline) and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney). Paradise Blue is the first play of Morisseau's Signature Residency, which will include three productions over the course of five years. (more...)

2018 Millennium Park Summer Schedule Of Free Performances, Events And Festivals Announced2018 Millennium Park Summer Schedule Of Free Performances, Events And Festivals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

???????Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the dates for Millennium Park's 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Summer Music Series, Summer Film Series and SummerDance Celebration, in addition to dozens of free concerts, events, family activities, nature programs, work outs, public art and more. (more...)

The Colburn School Selects Frank Gehry To Design Campus ExpansionThe Colburn School Selects Frank Gehry To Design Campus Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Sel Kardan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Colburn School, today announced that this leading institution for music and dance has selected Frank Gehry to design a campus expansion adjacent to its existing facilities in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Andrew Millstein, Chairman of the Colburn School, and Carol Colburn Grigor, Life Chairman Emeritus, joined Kardan in announcing the project, which will heighten the School's presence in a cultural corridor that includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Broad, and will make this area of Downtown one of the largest concentrations in the world of performing and visual arts organizations. (more...)

The New Group Announces Final Extension of GOOD FOR OTTOThe New Group Announces Final Extension of GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The New Group has announced a second extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto, which will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 15.  Due to demand, the company previously announced a one week extension through April 8. (more...)

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