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BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY! A CCM CELEBRATION Is Worth Celebrating at Feinstein's/5 Photo BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY! A CCM CELEBRATION Is Worth Celebrating at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2021

A prestigious learning institution and a crackerjack impresario make for a great night of cabaret.

Megan Hilty, Linda Eder, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below in N Photo Megan Hilty, Linda Eder, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Palm Beach Symphony To Honor Late Board President In Upcoming Season Photo Palm Beach Symphony To Honor Late Board President In Upcoming Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2021

Palm Beach Symphony's late board president Dale Archer McNulty was integral in transforming the non-profit into one of the area's top cultural institutions and positioning it to become one of the nation's leading orchestras. The Symphony will recall and celebrate his contributions this season with its family series of concerts, the opening concert of the season and the major social event of its season.

BSB-BROWN SUGAR BOURBON for National Bourbon Day 6/14 Photo BSB-BROWN SUGAR BOURBON for National Bourbon Day 6/14
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 13, 2021

National Bourbon Day is on June 14 and we have a top recommendation. Academy Award®-winning actor, musician and entrepreneur Jamie Foxx has the perfect bottle to celebrate. Foxx is the proud new owner of BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon, the ultra-smooth flavored spirit featuring notes of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Thomas Sadoski, Fred Armisen, Maura Tierney & More to Celebrate ERS at THE TONIGHT ZO Photo Thomas Sadoski, Fred Armisen, Maura Tierney & More to Celebrate ERS at THE TONIGHT ZOOM WITH JORDAN KLEPPER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

On June 23, Off-Broadway theater company Elevator Repair Service will present The Tonight Zoom with Jordan Klepper A Celebration of Live Theatre (remotely) (and partially pre-taped), a virtual gala hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, The Daily Show).

Elevator Repair Service Bring s BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE Photo Elevator Repair Service Bring s BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2021

From April 23 to 25, 2021, REDCAT presents New York's provocative and award-winning theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service with their new work-in-progress, Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge.

SEGAL TALKS Week 24 Presents Bryn Herdrich, Jeesun Choi and More Photo SEGAL TALKS Week 24 Presents Bryn Herdrich, Jeesun Choi and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020

Segal Talks has announced details for week 24 featuring BRYN HERDICH & JEESUN CHOI (Penny Thoughts), Elevator Repair Service’s JOHN COLLINS, GREIG SARGEANT & BEN WILLIAMS (Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge) on Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12 noon EDT.

PRELUDE 2020 Week 2 Schedule Announced Photo PRELUDE 2020 Week 2 Schedule Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2020

The second week of the 2020 Prelude Festival: Sites of Revolution, which runs until October 30. All events are free and take place completely online. Take a look at www.preludenyc2020.com for more information.

PRELUDE 2020 Festival Begins This Week Photo PRELUDE 2020 Festival Begins This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2020

This week marks the first week of the 2020 Prelude Festival: Sites of Revolution, which runs until October 30.

The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association and Stage Directors and Chor Photo The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announce DIRECTORS ON DESIGN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2020

Today, TSDCA and SDC have announced their partnership in presenting Directors On Design, a panel of some of theatre’s top directors as they discuss how sound design and original music influences and integrates into their creative process.

PRELUDE FESTIVAL 2020 Announces Full Schedule Photo PRELUDE FESTIVAL 2020 Announces Full Schedule
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2020

The 2020 Prelude Festival, titled Sites of Revolution, will bring together artists, critics, activists, and producers from New York City and beyond to explore the many ways in which revolutions are taking place today. 

CONCERT OF COLORS Announced This Year on Detroit Public TV Photo CONCERT OF COLORS Announced This Year on Detroit Public TV
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2020

Beloved world music and diversity festival goes virtual, featuring a four-day broadcast special, featuring the Don Was All-Star Revue and legendary global performers Watch Wednesday through Saturday evenings on Detroit Public TV (56.1), at DPTV.org and on the DPTV Facebook page The Concert of Colors Forum to be livestreamed Tuesday at DPTV.org and on the DPTV Facebook page, honoring Ismael Ahmed who founded the festival  

BWW Review: GATZ at Berkeley Rep Transforms the Great American Novel into a Singular  Photo BWW Review: GATZ at Berkeley Rep Transforms the Great American Novel into a Singular Theatrical Experience
by Jim Munson - Feb 15, 2020

'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.' Thus famously begins both F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Great Gatsby' and its stage incarnation 'Gatz' in the Elevator Repair Service (ERS) production currently running at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Wait, you mean Fitzgerald was addressing the notion of privilege way back in 1925? Yes, indeedy! In fact, so much of his novel resonates so deeply with our current state that it's a perfect time to revisit this classic. Which is exactly and literally what ERS is doing here. The text of 'Gatz' consists of every word in the novel and nothing more. So, yes, that means you're in for roughly six hours (plus 2 intermissions and a welcome dinner break) of Fitzgeraldian theatrical experience. If those last two sentences intrigue you at all, I highly recommend you take the ride.

Berkeley Rep Extends GATZ Photo Berkeley Rep Extends GATZ
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that due to demand, Gatz, which enacts the beloved classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is directed by John Collins, will have an extension. The show will now run for an extra three performances through Sunday, March 1. Gatz begins on Thursday, February 13, 2020. For ticket information visit berkeleyrep.org or call the box office at 510 647-2949.

Express Male Will Appear With The Morris Choral Society In Two Performances Of 'Baroq Photo Express Male Will Appear With The Morris Choral Society In Two Performances Of 'Baroque Jewels And Songs Of The Season'
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2019

The popular New Jersey vocal ensemble Express Male will perform with the Morris Choral Society in two performances of a?oeBaroque Jewels and Songs of the Season' this Saturday December 14 at 8PM and Sunday December 15 at 3PM at the United Methodist Church on the Green in Morristown. Noted conductor and MCS Music Director Jason Tramm opens the concert with the rarely performed a?oeMesse de Minuit pour Noëla?? or 'Midnight Massa?? by Marc-Antoine Charpentier followed by selections from George Frideric Handel's a?oeMessiah.a??

LUMBERYARD and Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts Address Gaps in New York City's Perfo Photo LUMBERYARD and Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts Address Gaps in New York City's Performing Arts Presenting Ecosystem
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts partnered with Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts to host an event at the Park Avenue Armory addressing a growing structural challenge facing the city's performing arts presenting field: the need for technical-rehearsal residencies for NYC-based artists to develop new work. The event included a panel conversation moderated by Joe Melillo, Executive Producer Emeritus of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and featuring five acclaimed New York City-based performing artists:

All New York's A Stage: Spotlight on Local Theater Coming Up in Manhattan Photo All New York's A Stage: Spotlight on Local Theater Coming Up in Manhattan
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 22, 2019

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.

Berkeley Rep Presents GATZ Photo Berkeley Rep Presents GATZ
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated special event of this season, Gatz, which enacts the beloved classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is directed by John Collins, to create a once in a lifetime experience and is sure to be the most talked about event of 2019-20 arts season.

Lumberyard Center Announces Columbia Memorial Health As “Audience Engagement” Spo Photo Lumberyard Center Announces Columbia Memorial Health As “Audience Engagement” Sponsor For Summer 2019
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019

LUMBERYARD's Newly Opened Hudson Valley Facility's Technical Residency Program Fills an Urgent Void in the NYC Cultural Landscape, Establishing a Place Where Leading Performing Artists Can Re-Create the Production Design of Their NYC Premiere Location, and Alleviating the Burden of Presenters to Provide Technical Development Time and Space

Lumberyard Announces Summer Season Photo Lumberyard Announces Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2019

LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts's summer 2019 season will bring some of New York City's most exciting artists to the organization's state-of-the-art Hudson Valley facility, built just 101 miles from Manhattan to provide a crucial lifeline for the performing arts ecosystem. New American work and the institutions built to present it in NYC are more technologically advanced than ever before; however, there is a critical gap in the system, as artists can no longer transition from studio to theater with only a few days of technical rehearsal, and NYC presenters can't afford to close their doors for extended technical rehearsals.

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