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ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup Photo ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, will premiere three original specials this fall. 

The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts C Photo The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, premieres three original specials this fall.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 25- Jose Llana, Ruthie Ann Miles, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 25- Jose Llana, Ruthie Ann Miles, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 25, 2021

Today (May 25) in live streaming: a Here Lies Love reunion on Stars in the House, Next Year, Some Year, Caesar: A Sound Experiment, and more!

Bard SummerScape Announces BLACK ROOTS SUMMER Photo Bard SummerScape Announces BLACK ROOTS SUMMER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

Bard SummerScape will celebrate the uplifting spirit of Black music with Black Roots Summer, presented in association with Electric Root and organized and led by the rousing vocalist, bandleader, cultural commentator, and anti-racism educator Michael Mwenso and his longtime collaborator Jono Gasparro, former curator of Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem.

BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's H Photo BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's Hudson Valley
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2021

Bard SummerScape returns to live performance with a wide-ranging and adventurous lineup this summer. Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World,‚ÄĚ which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history.

Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Photo Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Pam Tanowitz World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the¬†31st Bard Music Festival, ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World,‚ÄĚ which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history; the¬†first fully staged American production of¬†King Arthur¬†(Le roi Arthus), and more.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Debuts NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH EXTENDED PLAY Photo Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Debuts NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH EXTENDED PLAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has announced that this year, New York Music Month will become New York Music Month Extended Play, a six-month mega-edition of this beloved program, launching January 11, 2021 and wrapping June 30, 2021.  

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere Announces 2021 Digital Series Photo Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere Announces 2021 Digital Series
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 7, 2021

The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere digital series is excited to announce a continuation of weekly digital performances in 2021 on SummerStageAnwhere.org.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 4- with Jeremy Pope, Lea Salonga, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 4- with Jeremy Pope, Lea Salonga, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 4, 2020

Today (September 4) in live streaming: Jeremy Pope visits backstage Live, Stars in the House hosts a Flower Drum Song reunion, and so much more!

Watch National Sawdust's Digital Discovery Festival Volume One, Complete and Online N Photo Watch National Sawdust's Digital Discovery Festival Volume One, Complete and Online Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2020

With more than 65 total events, featuring over 100 artists premiering in a four month span, the success of the newly-completed National Sawdust Digital Discovery Festival: Volume One has been a rare bright spot in NYC's post-COVID live music world.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 21- with Rachel Bay Jones, Elizabeth Stanley an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 21- with Rachel Bay Jones, Elizabeth Stanley and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 21, 2020

Today (August 21) in live streaming: Rachel Bay Jones visits Backstage Live, Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl are guests on Virtual Halston, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 19- with André De Shields, Jose Llana and M Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 19- with André De Shields, Jose Llana and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 19, 2020

Today (August 19) in live streaming: Gen Z unites on Stars in the House, Andre De Shields stops by Backstage Live, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 7- with Tonya Pinkins, Jessica Vosk, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 7- with Tonya Pinkins, Jessica Vosk, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 7, 2020

Today (August 7) in live streaming: Tonya Pinkins visits Backstage Live, Brenda Braxton celebrates her birthday on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Lawrence Brownlee, Tesla Quartet, Michael Mwenso And Vuyo Sotashe Join National Sawdu Photo Lawrence Brownlee, Tesla Quartet, Michael Mwenso And Vuyo Sotashe Join National Sawdust's DIGITAL DISCOVERY Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2020

In times of trouble, we seek out songs we know which bring us comfort. Great artists harness that impulse of nostalgia and desire for the familiar, then use that energy to subvert expectations with new possibilities. For our Week 13 series, National Sawdust's Digital Discovery Festival embraces Renewal as a creative force to reshape music in ways we never considered and bring light to our darkest hours.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, July 24- with Megan Hilty, Ramin Karimloo, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, July 24- with Megan Hilty, Ramin Karimloo, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2020

Today (July 24) in live streaming: Megan Hilty visits Backstage Live, Sierra Boggess returns to Stars in the House, and so much more!

Joe's Pub Features Michael Mwenso Live From Home and More This Week Photo Joe's Pub Features Michael Mwenso Live From Home and More This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020

 Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.

Joe's Pub Features Priya Darshini Live From Home, and The Jewbadours and Mrs. Smith F Photo Joe's Pub Features Priya Darshini Live From Home, and The Jewbadours and Mrs. Smith From the Archives This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020

Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.

National Sawdust's Digital Discovery Festival Presents Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson,  Photo National Sawdust's Digital Discovery Festival Presents Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Tyondai Braxton and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

With over sixty total events featuring more than 100 artists over a four month span, National Sawdust's ongoing Digital Discovery Festival is the rarest sort of story in NYC's post-COVID live music world: an unalloyed success.

LaChanze, Anastacia Mccleskey and More to Take Part in JUNETEENTH JUBILEE Photo LaChanze, Anastacia Mccleskey and More to Take Part in JUNETEENTH JUBILEE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2020

The Blacksmiths, a new national coalition of artists, curators, producers, and organizers that forges culture for Black liberation, are kicking off a summer series of events and activities in New York City this Juneteenth Weekend, June 19 & 20, 2020.

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