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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016
As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016
The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son have announced the 2016-2017 class of DG Fellows James Christy, Khiyon Hursey, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Michael R. Jackson, C.A. Johnson, David Mallamud, Zoey Martinson, Madeline Myers, Nicole Pandolfo, and Len Schiff.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, selected four early-career playwrights for its 2015-16 Writing Fellows program: Liza Birkenmeier, Clarence Coo, Donja Love, and Ione Lloyd.
by Matt Hanson - Sep 15, 2015
Folk people are the People's People. Folk signify kith, kin, family, ancestry, and flesh and blood.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014
El musico guitarrista, compositor y conductor de TV Diego Mizrahi presentara su nuevo material SIMPLEMENTE CANCIONES en formato de banda e invitados de lujo a lo largo de dos horas de concierto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014
El musico guitarrista, compositor y conductor de TV Diego Mizrahi presentara su nuevo material SIMPLEMENTE CANCIONES en formato de banda e invitados de lujo a lo largo de dos horas de concierto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014
Junkets is committed to publishing two volumes of AFRICAN FOLKTALES ONSTAGE!: PLAYS FOR PRE-TEENS. Having received a grant of R10 000 from the Distell Foundation, the company - which has developed a reputation as the leading independent publisher of new South African plays - is looking for help to produce the two high-quality, low-cost books, and print enough books to distribute free copies to under-resourced schools. To this end, Junkets has launched a Thundafund crowd-funding campaign that will last until 15 November.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015
Pedro Pietri's often playfully absurd poems chronicle the joys and struggles of Nuyoricans—urban Puerto Ricans whose lives straddle the islands of Puerto Rico and Manhattan—and define the Latino experience in urban America. By turns angry, heartbreaking, and hopeful, his writings are imbued with a sense of pride and nationalism and were embraced by the generation of Latino poets that followed him. Pedro Pietri: Selected Poetry gathers the most enduring and treasured work among his published books, Puerto Rican Obituary, Traffic Violations, and Out of Order, along with a generous selection of his previously unpublished works.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016
As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016
La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017
REX, the award-winning firm based in New York City, has been selected by the Corporation of Brown University as the architect for Brown's new performing arts center (PAC) to be located in the heart of the College Hill campus.
by José Germán Martínez Paneque - May 23, 2017
El Teatro de la Zarzuela ha anunciado su programacion para la temporada 2017/2018, aumentando en ella sus esfuerzos para acercar su trabajo a un publico mas amplio al mismo tiempo que ofrece programacion a gusto del sus seguidores mas fieles.
by Leah Lane - May 18, 2017
Monday night, a kickoff dinner was held honoring the 2017 Directors Project fellows. The dinner took place at the home of Broadway producers and BroadwayHD co-founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. The guest of honor of the evening was Moritz von Stuelpnagel (director of Present Laughter, Hand To God), who is a Directors Project alumnus himself.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016
In this third year, PUBLIC STUDIO will present PRETTY HUNGER by Public Theater Emerging Writers Group alumna Patricia Ione Lloyd, directed by Martha Banta, running March 10 through March 19. The second show, TEENAGE DICK by Mike Lew, will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and run March 24 through April 2.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
Sundance Institute today announced the eight new projects selected for its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, held in Morocco, May 2016. The Lab is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists, which include a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), broadening the work of its East African Theatre Exchange over the past 15 years. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017
Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York. 
by Clemente Sanchez - Mar 30, 2017
Mensaje en español por el DIA MUNDIAL DEL TEATRO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017
The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016
In this third year, PUBLIC STUDIO will present PRETTY HUNGER by Public Theater Emerging Writers Group alumna Patricia Ione Lloyd, directed by Martha Banta, running March 10 through March 19. The second show, TEENAGE DICK by Mike Lew, will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and run March 24 through April 2.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017
The inaugural cohort of The Field Leadership Fund announces Moon Shine, a wine reception with pop-up expressions, to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the National Black Theatre (NBT) in its current 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, kicks off its 43rd season on June 28 at the Newark Museum with 13th, Ava DuVernay's exploration of the history of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on the nation's prisons that are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.
by Roberto Rodríguez - Jun 28, 2014
Dirigida por Enrique R. del Portal (Los Miserables, La Bella y la Bestia), la divertida zarzuela creada por Fernández Caballero y Miguel Echegaray se representará desde el 3 de julio hasta el 2 de agosto, con dirección musical de José Antonio Irastorza.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014
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by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries. Four episodes introduce the fresh perspective of a new detective and focus on a single story per hour. HDSI, the reformatted eleventh season of HISTORY DETECTIVES, debuts Tuesday, July 1-22, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Also debuting on July 1 isTIME SCANNERS at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries. Four episodes introduce the fresh perspective of a new detective and focus on a single story per hour. HDSI, the reformatted eleventh season of HISTORY DETECTIVES, debuts Tuesday, July 1-22, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Also debuting on July 1 is TIME SCANNERS at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2016-17 season, announced today, comprises two ambitious new works-both characterized by inventive theatrical forms, holistic collaborations, and striking original music-along with an opportunity to get the first 'work-in-process' look at a new commission by a celebrated playwright.
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014
The sensational musical DREAMGIRLS runs from August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA).
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries. Four episodes introduce the fresh perspective of a new detective and focus on a single story per hour. HDSI, the reformatted eleventh season of HISTORY DETECTIVES, debuts Today, July 1-22, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Also debuting on July 1 isTIME SCANNERS at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014
HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015
Activism and spirituality, theatre arts and history will all come together in the Lancaster premiere of "Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual," a new work by poet, playwright, performer and educator Amanda Kemp, to be performed at the Ware Center of Millersville University on Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. 'Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual,' is a musical and spoken word program that presents spirituals for audiences aged 8 and up. A multi-media experience, 'Inspira' encourages audiences to sing along as they learn about the power of the spiritual in the past and experience its power today. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016
In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Milk Like Sugar, available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale for A VOTE: A VOICE at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater on February 22, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box Office at 455 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announced today that during the run of its production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney, each performance will be followed by a second act of moderated discussions, featuring a roster of activists, students, medical professionals, artists, and scholars.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017
The 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University, was held on Sunday, January 15, at Westport Country Playhouse. Her topic was 'WWMD - 'What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?' Free-of-charge and open to the public, the celebration was presented in partnership with TEAM Westport, Westport Country Playhouse, and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016
In this third year, PUBLIC STUDIO will present PRETTY HUNGER by Public Theater Emerging Writers Group alumna Patricia Ione Lloyd, directed by Martha Banta, running March 10 through March 19. The second show, TEENAGE DICK by Mike Lew, will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and run March 24 through April 2.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016
The FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series continues in 12 days with "Walking with 'Trane," a new live music/dance event created by the electrifying, Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women dance troupe in tribute to the life of legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his seminal jazz suite, "A Love Supreme." "Walking with 'Trane" has its New England premiere on Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m. at The Vets in downtown Providence. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for JumpStart festivities in the venue lobby, featuring performances by The Leland Baker 4tet, Edgar Viloria's Thr3e Live Dance Company and Central Falls High School Africana Arts students. Tickets, which start at $38, are on sale now at 401-421-ARTS (2787) and at first-works.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015
Activism and spirituality, theatre arts and history will all come together in the Lancaster premiere of 'Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual,' a new work by poet, playwright, performer and educator Amanda Kemp, to be performed at the Ware Center of Millersville University tonight, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. 'Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual,' is a musical and spoken word program that presents spirituals for audiences aged 8 and up.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016
La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from tonight, December 1, through December 16, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016
La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014
The sensational musical DREAMGIRLS runs from today, August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA).
by Movies News Desk - Apr 5, 2015
The 2015 CCBC Africana Studies Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, for independent films focused on the Black experience. This two-day screening will be held in the Administration Building Lecture Hall (ADMN 120) at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex (CCBC Essex), 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017
The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015
Phoenix Theater Ensemble presents the New York premiere of American Moor, beginning tonight, April 21-25 & May 5-10 in performance at the Wild Project - 195 E. 3rd Street, NY, NY.
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015
The 2015 CCBC Africana Studies Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet this weekend, April 17-18, 2015, for independent films focused on the Black experience. This two-day screening will be held in the Administration Building Lecture Hall (ADMN 120) at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex (CCBC Essex), 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016
Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation.