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One Her Shoulders Hosts Reading of ONE IS A CROWD This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2024


On Her Shoulders willpresent a staged reading of One is a Crowd by Beah Richards on Tuesday, June 18th.

VIDEO: Peacock Shares Trailer For THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS Documentary
by Michael Major - Oct 5, 2022


The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, takes a deeper dive into Rosa Parks’ often overlooked breadth of accomplishments and the impact of her fight to overcome racial injustice. Watch the new video trailer ow!

Photo Coverage: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Makes History at Madison Square Garden Performance
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 27, 2020


Just yesterday, a capacity crowd of 18,000 New York City public school students made history, along side the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, became the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden. With the extraordinary support of James L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, this unprecedented, single-performance event was entirely free to students of New York City Department of Education public middle and high schools from all five boroughs.

Photo Flash: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Welcomes Ed Harris, Taylor Trensch, Kyle Scatliffe And More!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2019


The record-breaking production Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird welcomes a slew of new cast members in its second year on Broadway!

Theatre for a New Audience Adds Performance of HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2018


Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) has added a performance (February 8 at 9pm) to its critically lauded world premiere production of Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, directed by Evan Yionoulis. The run will conclude, as a scheduled, on February 11.

TFANA Announces Cast And Creative Team For Adrienne Kennedy's HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2017


Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces the cast and creative team for He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, the first new work in a decade from Adrienne Kennedy, whom The New York Times called one of the finest living American playwrights. Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is a heartbreaking, nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love.

Heidi Blickenstaff Took the Stage at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2016


The talented Heidi Blickenstaff took the stage at the renowned Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts.

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD Premieres Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015


Producers Al Corley ('Dynasty') and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from tonight, December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015


Producers Al Corley ("Dynasty") and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE LIQUID PLAIN
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2015


Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs now through March 29, 2015 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

Long Island Music Students Receive Opportunity To Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 13, 2014


Five Long Island musicians have received the opportunity to both study and perform at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, as part a program that was developed by the Usdan Center.

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James and More in VOICES OF BROADWAY at Usdan Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014


Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James, currently in the new Les Miserables, joined three other Broadway performers - Benjamin Howes of Scandalous and Mary Poppins, Brian Gonzales of Aladdin and Natalie Joy Johnson of Kinky Boots, accompanied by musical director Nate Buccieri - in a special musical revue, titled 'Putting It Together,' featuring Stephen Sondheim songs, at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Scroll down for photos!

Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood Will Star in The Old Globe's OTHELLO this Summer
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 9, 2014


The Old Globe today announced that two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Blair Underwood-who most recently made his acclaimed Broadway debut in the iconic role of Stanley in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and garnered rave reviews opposite Cicely Tyson in Lifetime's The Trip to Bountiful-will make his Globe debut in the title role of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Underwood's films include Something New, Deep Impact, Gattaca, and Rules of Engagement, and his television credits include 'Ironside,' 'In Treatment,' 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' and 'Sex and the City.' Joining him and also making their Globe debuts are the previously announced Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' 'The Waltons') as Iago and Kristen Connolly ('House of Cards,' The Cabin in the Woods) as Desdemona.

Usdan Center Summer Camp and More Among Bethpage 'Micro' Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014


Bethpage Federal Credit Union announces the recipients of its first 'micro' grant program to assist music students from the North Babylon school district who will be attending Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned summer arts day camp. The Bethpage 'micro' grants will pay for the students' many additional expenses normally associated with year-round music study that can become a stumbling block for underserved families. As part of the grant program, Bethpage will also provide full 2014 summer program scholarships for Usdan Center's 47th season, which begins June 30. More than 70 North Babylon High School students are beneficiaries of the grant.

Usdan Center to Host Dance Chair Maurice Brandon Curry's STORIES FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE, 3/16-17
by Diana Heisroth - Mar 12, 2014


The World Premiere of Stories From the Night Before, a new evening of dance theater created by Maurice Brandon Curry, Chair of the Dance Department of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, will be presented on Sunday and Monday March 16 and 17 at 7 PM at New York University's Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (just off Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village), New York, NY 10012.

Usdan Dance Chair's 'STORIES' to Premiere at NYU's Skirball Center, 3/16-17
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 24, 2014


The World Premiere of Stories From the Night Before, a new evening of dance theater created by Maurice Brandon Curry, Chair of the Dance Department of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, will be presented on Sunday and Monday March 16 and 17 at 7 PM at New York University's Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (just off Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village), New York, NY 10012. (Tickets: www.nyuskirball.org, or call 212.352.3101 (Theatermania) or 866.811.4111?(Ovation Tix).

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Scholars Announced
by Robert Diamond - Jul 14, 2013


For the third year, five talented Long Island music students will receive a unique opportunity to study and perform this summer at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The program was developed by Usdan Center in 2011 and supported with a charitable grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union. The Usdan Center/Bethpage Scholars in the Arts program gives accomplished students who otherwise couldn't attend Usdan, the opportunity to study at the country's largest not-for-profit summer arts day camp. The students were chosen for their fine musicianship and for their achievements as outstanding representatives of their communities.

Robert Nederlander Jr. & Richard Eisenberg Join Usdan Center's Board of Trustees
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2013


Robert Nederlander, Jr., a third generation member of the Nederlander theater dynasty, and Richard Eisenberg, a prominent Long Island attorney and arts philanthropist, have joined the Board of Trustees of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island not-for-profit summer arts day camp. Usdan Center (www.usdan.com), now in its 46th season, has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 children ages 6 to 18, and counts among its alumni Natalie Portman, Jane Monheit, Mariah Carey, Olivia Thirlby, Seth Rudetsky, Jackie Hoffman, Lisa Gay Hamiltonand members of major music and dance ensembles.

Jane Monheit, VOICES OF BROADWAY, Dar Williams and More Set for Usdan Center's 2013 Festival Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013


Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned not-for-profit day camp, whose alumni include such artists as Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit and members of major music and dance ensembles, announces its 2013 Festival Concerts. These are private educational performances staged in Usdan's on-site, 1,000-seat McKinley Ampitheater, giving students unique exposure to the arts.

Robert Wilson's ZINNIAS - THE LIFE OF CLEMENTINE HUNTER Gets World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013


The World Premiere of Robert Wilson's New Opera, ZINNIAS - THE LIFE OF CLEMENTINE HUNTER, will perform tonight, January 26 - February 3, 2013. It is only when the curtain goes up that the truth is told.

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