PANCHAKSHARA:  VIKKU VINAYAKRAM & 3 GENERATIONS is Coming to Brooklyn PANCHAKSHARA: VIKKU VINAYAKRAM & 3 GENERATIONS is Coming to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Three generations of virtuosic musicians come together to provide rhythmic fireworks in this celebration of South Indian percussion. The group is led by the legendary Vikku Vinayakram, who has popularized the ghatam (clay pot) over his long career, was a founding member of the acclaimed Shakti ensemble with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain, and received India's most prestigious awards and titles. He is joined by his two sons, V. Selvaganesh (hybrid drum kit), a leading musician in the world of rhythm who was a member of Remember Shakti, and Umashankar (ghatam), who is known for his meteoric rise in the classical Carnatic music field; his grandson, the dynamic Swaminathan Selvaganesh (kanjira - small frame drum, konakkol - vocal percussion), who has been lauded as one of the top kanjira players of his generation; and A. Ganesan (morsing - jaw harp), who has performed in ensembles with Zakir Hussain and toured with Vikku throughout the world. (more...)

QUEEN OF KATWE Actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa Has Died at 15 QUEEN OF KATWE Actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa Has Died at 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020

According to Variety, actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa has died at age 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nilaja Sun in PIKE ST at Hartford Stage Photo Flash: First Look at Nilaja Sun in PIKE ST at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Obie Award-winning playwright and actor Nilaja Sun will perform her acclaimed solo show, Pike St., at Hartford Stage Thursday, January 9, to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Pike St. will be directed by Ron Russell, who also serves as Sound Designer. (more...)


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Nilaja Sun Performs Her Acclaimed Solo Show PIKE ST. At Hartford Stage In January Nilaja Sun Performs Her Acclaimed Solo Show PIKE ST. At Hartford Stage In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Obie Award-winning playwright and actor Nilaja Sun will perform her acclaimed solo show, Pike St., at Hartford Stage Thursday, January 9, to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Pike St. will be directed by Ron Russell, who also serves as Sound Designer. (more...)

Sue Cremin, Michael Manuel and More Complete Casting of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina at Pasadena Playhouse Sue Cremin, Michael Manuel and More Complete Casting of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, has completed casting for The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, that comes to the Playhouse February 5 to March 1, 2020. (more...)

Musical Adaptation Of The Film MONSOON WEDDING Will Premiere in Summer 2020 Musical Adaptation Of The Film MONSOON WEDDING Will Premiere in Summer 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Nearly 20 years after the multi award-winning Monsoon Wedding broke all moulds by becoming one of the most successful international films of all time and introducing a worldwide audience to Indian culture through the joy of the rom-com, the beautiful story of finding love against the odds returns as a brand-new musical. (more...)

IN THE WORKS to be Presented at the Duplex IN THE WORKS to be Presented at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

In The Works is be presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Seth Christenfeld, Sophie Danis Oberfield & Fernanda Douglas, and Kyle Segar & David Kornfeld. Special Guest: Amy Engelhardt. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck. (more...)

Brooklyn Academy Of Music Announces 2019 BAMkids Fall Movies And Concerts Brooklyn Academy Of Music Announces 2019 BAMkids Fall Movies And Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announces the 2019BAMkids fall programming as part of its year-round arts events for kids and families. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Company for Adam Gwon Musical SCOTLAND, PA Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Ryan McCartan, More Roundabout Announces Company for Adam Gwon Musical SCOTLAND, PA Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Ryan McCartan, More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)

42nd Asian American International Film Festival Announces Film Lineup 42nd Asian American International Film Festival Announces Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Presented by Asian CineVision, the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42), and taking place July 25 – August 3 in New York City, has announced its full film lineup. The first and longest running Asian interest film festival in the country, AAIFF42 will be presenting 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films, from 19 countries. (more...)

NYFA Inducts Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, And Min Jin Lee Into Hall Of Fame NYFA Inducts Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, And Min Jin Lee Into Hall Of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted three arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 11 at Capitale. (more...)

McCarter Closes 2018-2019 Theater Series With David Hare's SKYLIGHT, Directed By Emily Mann McCarter Closes 2018-2019 Theater Series With David Hare's SKYLIGHT, Directed By Emily Mann
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. (more...)

NFDC's The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountains Won FIPRESCI Award At The Prestigious 43rd HKIFF NFDC's The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountains Won FIPRESCI Award At The Prestigious 43rd HKIFF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

Ridham Janve's debut feature, presented by National Film Development Corporation, The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain won FIPRESCI award at the prestigious Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) held from March 18- April 3, 2019 (more...)

Rima Das Becomes Ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival's 'Share Her Journey' Rima Das Becomes Ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival's 'Share Her Journey'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Rima Das joins Toronto International Film Festival's Share Her Journey as their official ambassador. TIFF launched the 5-year campaign in 2017 with a view to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.  (more...)

Rima Das Becomes Ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival's 'Share Her Journey' Rima Das Becomes Ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival's 'Share Her Journey'
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 28, 2019

Rima Das joins Toronto International Film Festival's Share Her Journey as their official ambassador. TIFF launched the 5-year campaign in 2017 with a view to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.  (more...)

New York Women in Film & Television Announces Reveal Feature Film Grant Recipients New York Women in Film & Television Announces Reveal Feature Film Grant Recipients
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the presentation of two grants funded by the Alan M. & Mildred S. Ravenal Foundation. The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant supports the production of a dramatic feature film from a female second-time feature film director over 40 years of age. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production, or post-production. (more...)

IN THE WORKS Returns to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre IN THE WORKS Returns to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Sundance Film Festival Announces Juries, Awards Night Host Sundance Film Festival Announces Juries, Awards Night Host
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Sundance Institute will gather 20 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with 12 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 2 that will be livestreamed at sundance.org and on YouTube. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 29 and will also be livestreamed. The Festival takes place January 24 through February 3 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

David Lynch Announced as Latest Instructor for MasterClass in 2019 David Lynch Announced as Latest Instructor for MasterClass in 2019
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

David Lynch is announced as the latest instructor for MasterClass in 2019. The Twin Peaks Director joins fellow Instructors Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster, Timbaland, and Neil Gaiman slated to launch classes in early 2019. (more...)

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