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JACK Presents BLACK STREET Featuring Martha Redbone & Ajamu KojoJACK Presents BLACK STREET Featuring Martha Redbone & Ajamu Kojo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Part of JACK's year-long series, Reparations365 through song, spontaneous art, projection, and essay, BLACK STREET explores the historical eradication and systematic destruction of an African American economy, education, and progressive labour force. (more...)

LISTEN: U2 Releases New Single, 'You're The Best Thing About Me'LISTEN: U2 Releases New Single, 'You're The Best Thing About Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

'You're The Best Thing About Me,' the first single from U2's highly anticipated 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, is released today. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the GOD BLESS YOU MR. ROSEWATER Cast RecordingVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the GOD BLESS YOU MR. ROSEWATER Cast Recording
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrates the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - with a special new "Making of the Cast Album" video featuring exclusive footage from the recording session and stage production, in addition to commentary from the cast and creative team. (more...)

Alan Menken & Howard Ashman's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Cast Recording Out TodayAlan Menken & Howard Ashman's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats today, Friday, July 28. (more...)

Pre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast RecordingPre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The album is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. (more...)

Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world's foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers, from Mozart to Dizzy Gillespie. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This MarchCarmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville BalletBWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 BelowDisney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

THE CEREMONIES Premiere 'In The Name of Fright' with CraveTHE CEREMONIES Premiere 'In The Name of Fright' with Crave
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Los Angeles-based band whose sound has been described as '80s New Wave meets alternative rock--have partnered with CRAVE ONLINE to premiere their new song, 'IN THE NAME OF FRIGHT,' as the band readies a new album to release in early 2017 (full details TBA). (more...)

First Installment in Glagoslav's Collection of Polish Literature is AnnouncedFirst Installment in Glagoslav's Collection of Polish Literature is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Summary: Forefathers' Eve [Dziady] is a four-part dramatic work begun circa 1820 and completed in 1832 - with Part I published only after the poet's death, in 1860. The drama's title refers to Dziady, an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast commemorating the dead. This is the grand work of Polish literature, and it is one that elevates Mickiewicz to a position among the 'great Europeans' such as Dante and Goethe. With its Christian background of the Communion of the Saints, revenant spirits, and the interpenetration of the worlds of time and eternity, Forefathers' Eve speaks to men and women of all times and places. While it is a truly Polish work - Polish actors covet the role of Gustaw/Konrad in the same way that Anglophone actors covet that of Hamlet - it is one of the most universal works of literature written during the nineteenth century. It has been compared to Goethe's Faust - and rightfully so. Forefathers' Eve initiated the great contribution of Poland to world theatre: Monumental Drama, which stretches from him through Stanis?aw Wyspia?ski to Tadeusz Kantor in our own day and age. About the Author: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855) is the national poet of Poland. He was successful in every genre at which he tried his hand, setting the benchmark for excellence in poetry, prose and drama for all the writers that came after him. His lyric poems, collected in Ballads and Romances [Ballady i romanse, 1822], ushered in the Romantic Movement in Polish literature. His Erotic and Crimean Sonnets [Sonety mi?osne and Sonety krymskie, 1826] form one of the most accomplished cycles in that demanding form since Petrarch. His narrative poems, Konrad Wallenrod (1828) and Gra?yna (1823), reveal his sustained mastery with longer poetic genres. Mickiewicz's epic in twelve cantos, Pan Tadeusz (1834), is universally recognized as Poland's national epic, as well as the last Vergilian epic written in Europe. Prose occupies a rather minor niche in Mickiewcz's corpus of writings. The quasi-Biblical Books of the Polish Nation and Polish Pilgrimage [Ksi?gi narodu i pielgrzymstwa polskiego, 1832] put the English reader in mind of a more practicable William Blake. With their socially and politically-applied Christianity, Mickiewicz had an appreciable influence on the thought of his friend, Lammenais. Finally, his Cours de litte?rature slave professe? au Colle?ge de France, delivered during his exile in Paris, and published posthumously in 1860, is one of the first balanced and comprehensive accounts of the Slavic traditions in literature and culture to meet Western eyes. It is impossible to assess the importance of Adam Mickiewicz to the Polish consciousness. During the period of the Partitions, which lasted from 1795 until 1918, Poles looked to Mickiewicz for the guidance that political figures could not supply them. He died in exile, trying to raise troops in Turkey for the Polish independence struggles. About the Translator: Charles S. Kraszewski (b. 1962) is a poet, translator and literary critic. He has published three volumes of original verse: Beast (Alexandria, 2013), Diet of Nails (Boston, 2013) and Chanameed (Atlanta, 2015). Among his critical works is Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czes?aw Mi?osz (Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2012); many of his verse translations are collected in the volume Rossetti's Armadillo (Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2014). Review copies are available upon request. Title: Forefathers' Eve Author: Adam Mickiewicz Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English ISBN: 9781911414001 Extent: 414 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

ART/WNY Presents HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEMART/WNY Presents HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

From the first moment one walks into American Repertory Theater of WNY's production of Halley Feiffer's "How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them", there is a sense that what will transpire on stage won't be your typical theater presentation.  (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Tally Koren Releases Video for New Single 'Just Want to Be Loved by You'Singer-Songwriter Tally Koren Releases Video for New Single 'Just Want to Be Loved by You'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

International Israeli born singing star Tally Koren was pleased to have joined the line up of the Peace Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe last week at the Gala concert in the Central Hall. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekThe Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in JuneCharles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Award winning JERUSALEM Misses the Mark at EnsembleBWW Review: Award winning JERUSALEM Misses the Mark at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 2, 2016

If you go to see JERUSALEM, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre, don't expect it to be about people living in the Israeli city of that name, or of the 2013 film of the same name concerning a group of messianic pilgrims abandoning their native Sweden to emigrate to Palestine. (more...)

STUPID F@#KING BIRD, CONSTELLATIONS and More Set for Omaha Community Playhouse's 2016-17 Alternative LineupSTUPID F@#KING BIRD, CONSTELLATIONS and More Set for Omaha Community Playhouse's 2016-17 Alternative Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse is announcing its Alternative Programming series for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Mostly Sondheim, The Duplex's long-running Friday night open mic honoring the music of the theater, concludes its record-breaking 12 year run this Friday, April 1st at 11:30pm.  (more...)

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