Peter Sellars News

Meredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish PrizeMeredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the widely influential, utterly inimitable Meredith Monk has been selected to receive the 24th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in recognition of her ongoing achievements as a composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden WestWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Partners with Cultural Institutions for an Array of Events and ExhibitionsSan Francisco Opera Partners with Cultural Institutions for an Array of Events and Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

San Francisco Opera announces educational events in connection with John Adams' Girls of the Golden West, which receives its world premiere at the War Memorial Opera House on November 21. With a libretto drawn from historical sources by director Peter Sellars, this new work from the composer of Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic explores the true and often brutal stories of pioneers on California's Gold Rush frontier. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC TheaterCast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

REDCAT Performing Arts Season Begins with FAUSTIN LINYEKULAREDCAT Performing Arts Season Begins with FAUSTIN LINYEKULA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the riveting and elegant work of Congolese choreographer and writer Faustin Linyekula/Studio Kabako,Thursday, September 28 to Saturday, September 30, 2017. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTYWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalmandiscuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob's Pillow and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score composed, curated, and arranged by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen. (more...)

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman to Talk THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY at the GuggenheimJohn Heginbotham and Maira Kalman to Talk THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalmandiscuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. (more...)

Site-Inspired Pieces from the UK, NY, LA, Tijuana and More Set for WOW Festival at La Jolla PlayhouseSite-Inspired Pieces from the UK, NY, LA, Tijuana and More Set for WOW Festival at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces complete programming for its acclaimed biennial Without Walls (WOW) Festival taking place October 19 - 22. (more...)

North American Premiere of 3D Chamber Opera Comes to Park Avenue Armory's Drill HallNorth American Premiere of 3D Chamber Opera Comes to Park Avenue Armory's Drill Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Park Avenue Armory will stage Pierre Boulez's rarely performed magnum opus, Répons, honoring the visionary composer in the first major staging of his work in New York since his passing. Conductor Matthias Pintscher will lead the Ensemble intercontemporain and IRCAM—both founded by Boulez—in an unprecedented performance of the work as it was originally intended. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old GlobeShakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This season ushers in a host of premieres by Boosey & Hawkes composers, including John Adams's new opera Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco, Sebastian Currier's RE-FORMATION in Minneapolis, Christopher Rouse's Berceuse Infinie in Baltimore, and a new orchestral work by Sean Shepherd in Boston. (more...)

Industry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed AwayIndustry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017 (more...)

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman's THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY to Dance Into BAMJohn Heginbotham and Maira Kalman's THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY to Dance Into BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman will present their dance theater work The Principles of Uncertainty, Sep 27-30, at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl). (more...)

BAC Announces Pam Tanowitz as 2017-18 Cage Cunningham FellowBAC Announces Pam Tanowitz as 2017-18 Cage Cunningham Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Cage Cunningham Fellow, Pam Tanowitz. The choreographer is the second recipient of BAC's distinguished award established to support artists who embody John Cage and Merce Cunningham's commitment to artistic innovation. (more...)

The Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty Close Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary SeasonThe Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty Close Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator and author Maira Kalman join forces in the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty, closing the Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 23-27. Co-commissioned by the Pillow and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and developed during multiple Pillow Creative Development Residencies, The Principles of Uncertainty is an evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by Heginbotham, designed by Kalman and inspired by her written and visual art, and set to a score composed, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble's Colin Jacobsen. Members of The Knights, Jacobsen's innovative chamber orchestra, will perform live, and Maira Kalman herself is also featured in the performance. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 SeasonWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has just announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Carrie Coon and More Complete Cast for Amy Herzog's MARY JANE at New York Theatre WorkshopCarrie Coon and More Complete Cast for Amy Herzog's MARY JANE at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, MARY JANE, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life). (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Gets Preview as Part of Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim This Fall; Lineup Announced!Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Gets Preview as Part of Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim This Fall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 SeasonWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. (more...)

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