April De Angelis' PLAYHOUSE CREATURES To Make Austin PremiereApril De Angelis' PLAYHOUSE CREATURES To Make Austin Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Continuing the 2018 sizzlin' summer season, The City Theatre Company presents the celebrated stage play Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis. The inspiring story of the first actresses of England and their determination to transform all of the theatre world. The production makes its Austin premiere, directed by guest artist Lindsay McKenna, and running July 13 - August 5. (more...)

April De Angelis' PLAYHOUSE CREATURES To Make Austin PremiereApril De Angelis' PLAYHOUSE CREATURES To Make Austin Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Continuing the 2018 sizzlin' summer season, The City Theatre Company presents the celebrated stage play Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis. The inspiring story of the first actresses of England and their determination to transform all of the theatre world. The production makes its Austin premiere, directed by guest artist Lindsay McKenna, and running July 13 - August 5. (more...)

The Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, TodayThe Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Samuel Torres Super Band will bring the dynamic and infectious sound of Latin jazz to Aaron Davis Hall today, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. with the 'Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait' concert. Presented by City College Center for the Arts, the performance is the world premiere of new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria.   (more...)

Trumpeter Michael Rodriguez To Join Faculty Of San Francisco Conservatory Of MusicTrumpeter Michael Rodriguez To Join Faculty Of San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of trumpeter Michael Rodriguez to its faculty. Rodriguez, a Grammy-nominated musician renowned for his artistry as a composer and instrumentalist, joins the cadre of high-profile faculty members in the Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) program, which welcomed its first class, composed of some of the world's finest young jazz musicians, in the fall of 2017. (more...)

The Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, 5/18The Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Samuel Torres Super Band will bring the dynamic and infectious sound of Latin jazz to Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. with the 'Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait' concert. Presented by City College Center for the Arts, the performance is the world premiere of new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria.   (more...)

NYC Musician's Union Local 802 Announces Winner of Four-Year $40,000 Emerging Artists Project Grant: The Roxy Coss Quintet!NYC Musician's Union Local 802 Announces Winner of Four-Year $40,000 Emerging Artists Project Grant: The Roxy Coss Quintet!
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM today announced that the Roxy Coss Quintet is the winner of the union's groundbreaking Emerging Artists Project (EAP). The four-year grant program, launched in partnership with Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL), has been designed to provide support to help more firmly establish the band in New York City—and further efforts to ensure that all professional musicians can afford to live, work and raise a family in New York. (more...)

MusicTalks Presents: ELLA! A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST LADY OF SONGMusicTalks Presents: ELLA! A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST LADY OF SONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

MusicTalks celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's centennial in a special concert at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club on November 12th, at 6:00pm (Tickets $30-$40 plus a $10 drink minimum), featuring award-winning vocalist, Thana Alexa and some of New York City's most in-demand musicians, including world renowned trumpeter, Michael Rodriguez. (more...)

BWW Review: WRAITH RADIO is a Visceral, Intimate Sharing of Last Moments
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Nov 17, 2016

WRAITH RADIO is the latest offering from Bottle Alley Theatre Company. An original script by writer and Bottle Alley artistic director, Chris Fontanes, WRAITH RADIO was immediately intriguing due to its premise. Two wounded soldiers barricaded in a small, windowless room face certain demise or perhaps are already dead.  They broadcast their final moments hoping in vain to reach their fellow comrades. Time isn't linear in this reality and the women cannot be sure if what they're seeing is in fact happening. Is it their minds playing tricks on them or have the ghosts of their pasts come to haunt them in their final hours? Intricacies of the plot make further explanation impossible without giving away this play's secrets. (more...)

BWW Review: Mercurial Theatre Makes Impressive Debut with THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE
by Frank Benge - Jul 5, 2016

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines, he died in poverty at the age of 46, and is only now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE is a short story written in March 1927. In the tale, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the 'blasted heath' in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. The narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed there, poisoning every living being nearby. The vegetation grows large, but is inedible due to a metallic taste, animals go mad and are grotesquely deformed, and the people go insane and die one by one. Seeking to create a truly alien life form, he drew inspiration from numerous fiction and nonfiction sources. First appearing in the September 1927 edition of Amazing Stories, THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE became one of Lovecraft's most popular works, and remained his personal favorite short story. It was adapted into feature film versions in 1965, 1987, and 2010. Forbidden knowledge is a central theme in many of Lovecraft's works. His characters are often driven by curiosity or scientific endeavor, and in many of his stories the knowledge they uncover proves so Promethean in nature that it leaves the character regretting or destroyed from what they have learned or being destroyed psychically. In the case of THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE, all of these are true. (more...)

BWW Review: INGA BINGA Sneaking into the Mainstream
by Amy Bradley - Feb 15, 2016

Traveling back to 1942, with the world at war and every man and woman yearning to get into the fray, INGA BINGA highlights the J Edgar Hoover era of espionage. Frank Benge reliably directs this devious comedy in its regional debut, showcasing the original play by Julian Wiles. Taking place in an art-deco hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, we find Ensign Jack Kennedy (played by Justin West), planning a romantic and secretive weekend with the rumored Nazi supporter, Inga Arvad (played by Courtney Abud). In true Hoover fashion, the file on this affair is opened with Special Agent-in-Charge (played by Gene Storie) and Skip (played by Michael Rodriguez) an overzealous 'virgin agent' trying to make a name for himself at the Bureau. After bugging the entire room, and then hiding behind a swinging wall, complete with one-way mirror, the G Men set the historical stage for romance, intrigue, and full-frontal farce. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Carnegie Hall Presents it's calendar of events for December of 2013, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and The New York Pops. (more...)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Carnegie Hall Presents it's calendar of events for December of 2013, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and The New York Pops. (more...)

Saxophonist Miguel to Perform at Zankel Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

On Saturday, December 7 at 9:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, alto saxophonist, composer, and arranger Miguel Zenon examines the complexities and contradictions of the Puerto Rican experience with his latest work-a multimedia presentation honoring his homeland entitled Identities Are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora. The evening-length song cycle and video installation-created in collaboration with video artist and co-founder of the Marginal Utility gallery in Philadelphia, David Dempewolf-explores the experience of Puerto Ricans who have moved to the mainland, particularly New York City, and was inspired by a series of interviews that Zenon conducted with them. Audio and video excerpts of these interviews are woven throughout. (more...)

TRIUMPH OF PHILIPPINE ART On Display in Montclair, NJ, 9/21-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Montclair State University and the renowned Ayala Museum (Manila), in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General of New York, will host an exhibition of contemporary Philippine art, inspired by the South East Asian archipelago's long history of socio-economic/political struggles and its search for a national identity. Titled “Triumph of Philippine Art,” the unique retrospective is the first exhibit to ever specifically use artwork to tell the nation's political story: beginning with the oppression of the Martial Law period (1972-1986), leading up to the 1986 non-violent “revolution that surprised the world” and ultimately resulting in the vibrant and robust art of a free society at the turn of the 21st century. The exhibit will be displayed at Montclair State University's George Segal Gallery from September 21 through December 15, 2013. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances tonight, June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

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