New World Symphony Celebrates 30 Years In Annual New Work EventNew World Symphony Celebrates 30 Years In Annual New Work Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), presents its seventh annual New Work performance on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. New Work is dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, exploring intersections between music, theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms. This year's program opens with a world premiere, multidisciplinary performance of selections from Glimpse of the Big Picture, conceived, scored, and authored by NWS Artistic Director/Co-Founder Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT). Divided into three parts, the performance brings music together with the spoken word, featuring MTT as speaker. The 2018 New Work program also includes two NWS commissions: composer Ted Hearne and filmmaker Jonathan David Kane's 2017 crowdsourced, multimedia symphony, Miami in Movements, in a revised version; and the world premiere of The Inherent Sadness of Low-Lying Areas, a short play by playwright Christopher Wall featuring music by a variety of composers, from Bach to Saariaho. (more...)

'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a one-night-only multidisciplinary event conducted and hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, concluding his tenure as The Marie-Jos e Kravis Composer-in-Residence. The concert, Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., will feature Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, accompanied by the World Premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner; Dan el Bjarnason's Violin Concerto, with Pekka Kuusisto in his New York Philharmonic debut; and Obsidian Tear, a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor performed by members of the Boston Ballet (Philharmonic debut) and set to Mr. Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt. Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event. (more...)

Sarah Arison Appointed Chair Of YoungArts At Backyard BallSarah Arison Appointed Chair Of YoungArts At Backyard Ball
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) announced the appointment of Sarah Arison as Chair of the Board of Trustees during the organization's largest annual fundraiser, the Backyard Ball performance and gala. Ms. Arison will assume the position immediately. The celebratory evening honored Academy Award-winning playwright and YoungArts master teacher Tarell Alvin McCraney (1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater) with the 2018 Arison Alumni Award for his contributions and commitment to the arts. (more...)

Full Casting Has Been Announced for The New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO, Featuring Rosie O'Donnell and MoreFull Casting Has Been Announced for The New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO, Featuring Rosie O'Donnell and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with Kate Buddeke, Laura Esterman, Nancy Giles, Lily Gladstone, Charlotte Hope, Mark Linn-Baker, Kenny Mellman and Maulik Pancholy joining, as previously announced, F. Murray Abraham, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Thierry Fischer Conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra In Debut At The SorayaThierry Fischer Conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra In Debut At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Younes and Sarah Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009 and Principal Guest of the Seoul Philharmonic since January 2017 at the Great Hall on Friday, January 26 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERAFull Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. (more...)

Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard, and Paul Sparks to Star in AT HOME AT THE ZOOKatie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard, and Paul Sparks to Star in AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story. This new production, directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Lila Neugebauer (Signature Plays, Everybody), honors Legacy Playwright Edward Albee, who was in residence at Signature during the 1993-94 Season and returned to the company for four more productions. Albee passed away in 2016. (more...)

Robert Fairchild Led FRANKENSTEIN Begins Performances TomorrowRobert Fairchild Led FRANKENSTEIN Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Performances of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will begin Thursday December 21st at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for December 27th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will run through January 7th only. Donald T. Sanders will direct. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-BroadwayTerrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And Frank Gehry Named As Honorees For Colburn School's 2018 GalaMichael Tilson Thomas And Frank Gehry Named As Honorees For Colburn School's 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

At its annual gala event, Celebrate Colburn, the Colburn School will honor renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and acclaimed architect Frank Gehry with the Richard D. Colburn award, for their exemplary achievements and contributions to the worlds of classical music and the performing arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Celebrate Colburn takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance dinner at a location to be announced. (more...)

YoungArts Champions Emerging Artists at Miami Art Week 2018YoungArts Champions Emerging Artists at Miami Art Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

During Miami Art Week 2018, the National YoungArts Foundation brought emerging artists to the fore by announcing a major new granting program for early career visual artists and partnering with major fairs to exhibit the work of YoungArts alumni. (more...)

VAMPIRE DIARIES Star Paul Wesley Joins Robert Fairchild in FRANKENSTEIN Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!VAMPIRE DIARIES Star Paul Wesley Joins Robert Fairchild in FRANKENSTEIN Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that joining Tony nominee Robert Fairchild in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Krysty Swann (Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall; Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center), Mia Vallet (Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick), Peyton Lusk (Falsettos on Broadway), Rocco Sisto (OBIE Award for sustained excellence), Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley ('The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo). (more...)

Rose McGowan Speaks At HT Leadership Summit 2017 In IndiaRose McGowan Speaks At HT Leadership Summit 2017 In India
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Rose McGowan recently traveled to New Delhi, India on behalf of Liberatum, the global cultural diplomacy organization. This major leadership summit also featured President Obama, Prime Minister of India and many other world renowned figures. Liberatum is working with world leaders and cultural figures to promote change. (more...)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces Return of Toyota SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH SeriesThe Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces Return of Toyota SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concerts for the 2017/18 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Designed for children ages 5 to 11, the Saturday 11 AM concerts are designed to introduce kids to the joys of classical music through the experience of live orchestra performance combined with the fantasy of theater. Each concert is preceded by a choice of workshops at 10 AM that incorporate art, dance, storytelling, and an instrument petting zoo. Select TSFY concerts will be conducted by participants from the 2017/18 Dudamel Fellowship Program, created by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)

YoungArts Spotlights Emerging Artists During MIAMI ART WEEK 2017YoungArts Spotlights Emerging Artists During MIAMI ART WEEK 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

During Miami Art Week, the work of recent National YoungArts Foundation alumni, some of the country's most promising emerging artists, will be on view throughout Miami in two exhibitions presented by the organization, and a unique curated experience at Brickell City Centre. (more...)

YoungArts to Honor MOONLIGHT's Tarell Alvin McCraney with 2018 Alumni AwardYoungArts to Honor MOONLIGHT's Tarell Alvin McCraney with 2018 Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will honor Tarell Alvin McCraney - Academy Award-winning playwright, 1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater and YoungArts master teacher - with the 2018 Arison Alumni Award at the organization's annual Backyard Ball on the YoungArts Campus (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). (more...)

Carnegie Hall's NYO2 Program to Work With The New World SymphonyCarnegie Hall's NYO2 Program to Work With The New World Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will partner with the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), for the summer 2018 season of NYO2, an intensive orchestral program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14 17 that aims to bring greater diversity to the field of classical orchestral music, with a particular focus on attracting talented students from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the field. (more...)

Signature's JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Announces Student Rush PolicySignature's JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Student rush tickets will be offered for the extension performances of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Obie Award-winner Mark Brokaw, the company announced today. (more...)

LA PHIL Outlines Plans for New CenturyLA PHIL Outlines Plans for New Century
by Maria Nockin - Nov 12, 2017

LA PHIL Reveals Plans for Celebrating One-Hundred Years of Symphonic Music.LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, Board Chair Jay Rasulo, and CEO Gail Samuels spoke of major world wide artistic programs, educational and social impact initiatives, as well as public celebrations that begin September 2018 and extend through October 2019. (more...)

New York 20TH CENTURY BLUES Previews Begin Sunday, 11/12New York 20TH CENTURY BLUES Previews Begin Sunday, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST) begins previews Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 PM at at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (HAVING OUR SAY, ANNA IN THE TROPICS) will direct the company, which features Beth Dixon ( The Good Wife, Infinitely Polar Bear, MAJOR BARBARA), three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE), Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper ( thirtysomething, Obvious Child, CLOSER), two-time OBIE Award-winner Kathryn Grody (TOP GIRLS, THE MODEL APARTMENT), OBIE Award-winner Ellen Parker (THE HEIDI CHRONICLES), and Charles Socarides (SONS OF THE PROPHET, When We Rise ). The 10-week limited engagement will open on Sunday, November 26. (more...)

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