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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited fans of classical music to 19 presentations during the first two months of 2020, including the annual New Music Festival.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
BMI® (Broadcast Music, Inc.®) is proud to announce its programming for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Highlights include the 22nd edition of the Composer/Director Roundtable “Music & Film: The Creative Process” on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Kimball Arts Center, followed by the 18th annual BMI Snowball on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at The Shop. Throughout the years, both events have always brought in a full house of attendees that includes a mixture of emerging composers, directors, songwriters, industry tastemakers and music fans.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Theater of War Productions and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in partnership with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, will present a reading of scenes from Peter Weiss' play The Investigation, a searing piece of documentary theater adapted from the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963-65 when 22 mid- and lower-level Nazi officials were tried for crimes against humanity in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has announced this year's recipients of grants through the CreateNYC Language Access Fund. 36 NYC-based nonprofits will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 in support of programming that increases access to arts and culture for those whose primary language is not English. The awarded programs represent 12 languages a?" including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and American Sign Language a?" and will serve audiences in all five boroughs.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Steering Committee of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, announced today that Lucy Sexton, who has served as Executive Director of The Bessies since 2009, is stepping down to expand her work in cultural advocacy with New Yorkers for Culture & Arts and to pursue new creative projects. She will continue in an advisory role until the end of January 2020. Michele Thompson joins the organization as Interim Executive Director.
by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Kimball Entertainment is a full-service Entertainment Co. based in Beverly Hills, California. Founder Keri Ann Kimball has found a unique way to bring her relationships and assets to this multidimensional company by integrating a strategic coaching team in house at Kimball Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The University of West Georgia Theatre Company begins the second part of its Rise Above season with a gripping story of prejudice and fighting against racism with Blood at the Root, written by Dominique Morisseau.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced the appointment of Craig Sumberg as its new executive director. An extensive national search targeted the former Executive Director of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation as a highly qualified candidate, and Sumberg quickly stood out while going through the interview process. His record of achievement is impressive and under his leadership, 'the Fox' grew from a $600,000 budget to one close to $5 million, along with greatly expanded presented events and an exponential rise in audience numbers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Las Fridas returns for a limited New York engagement in January 2020 after its November 2019 run sold out 5 performances. The 60-minute duet is inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. This season, the audience has the opportunity to experience the surreal 60-minute work in an intimate setting with limited seating: Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Prior to relocating to Sarasota, he previously held leadership positions at Dallas Summer Musicals, Omaha Performing Arts, The Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Shenandoah Conservatory Performances. His areas of passion include individual and major gift fundraising, legacy giving, audience development, donor relations, patron loyalty, musical theatre, the history of musical theatre, special events, project management and marketing for the arts and nonprofit board governance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Nancy Carol Lewis Jones died peacefully on December 20, 2019 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City after a short illness.  She was born on the February 20, 1943 in Detroit to Mack and Carol Edith (nee Schulz) Lewis. She attended Cooke Elementary, Redford High, and Michigan State University, where she majored in TV and Radio Production. At MSU she was Campus Correspondent for Billboard and first became seriously interested in the British Music scene when she went to review a concert of The Dave Clark Five in Lansing.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 16th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 8. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Australia, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Taiwan, and the U.K. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL continues to expand to venues throughout New York City, in addition to The Public Theater's home at Astor Place.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 4, 2020
'The Happy Poor Guys gathers people from the old neighborhoods to share their stories; it's also our warm gathering this time in Hong Kong.' - Wong Chun Tat Ata, The Happy Poor Guys creative director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
Broadway's Deon'te Goodman (currently performing in Hamilton) will be flying from NYC to LA just for this special performance of FREEDOM RIDERS: In Concert on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He will be playing civil rights activist John Lewis. The concert, presented by MostlyNEWmusicals will be at Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City, California on January 20th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
In the afterglow of the Bicentennial Celebration of Memphis and Shelby County, Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Robert B. Briggs and the Briggs Foundation, tamburrino, inc., Monogram Foods, Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff are excited to offer one of the most popular shows ever produced on a Playhouse on the Square stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Friends of Facing History and Ourselves, Karen McCarthy, and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is thrilled to present a new, pivotal work by Paula Vogel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/2/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Kwanzaa Film Festival presents a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, themed 'A Kwanzaa Response to a Hanukkah Tragedy' with a program that focuses on African American-Jewish Relations. The feature presentation is this year's 'Best Film' winner Soul Doctor - the Broadway movie-musical about the life of the 'rock star' rabbi Shlomo Carlbach and his history shaping relationship with music icon Nina Simone. The film will be shown on Monday, January 20th at 4pm at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem (2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd.) as part of their Gala Awards evening.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the second production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: Born in East Berlin, written by Rogelio Martinez. Margarett Perry will direct the world premiere production, presented at The Creativity Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
LA's newest monthly musical series, Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals, returns Monday, January 20th, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), with FREEDOM RIDERS: The Civil Rights Musical by Richard Allen and Taran Gray.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/16/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 7:00 PM, the University of West Georgia Theatre Company and the School of the Arts are excited to bring back to Carrollton Daniel Banks, Co-Founder and Co-Director of DNAWORKS, as the Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist. Dr. Banks will direct a staged reading of Dreaming Emmett, a play written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Nobel Laureate, the late Toni Morrison. This event will take place in the Townsend Center Dangle Theatre on the campus of the University of West Georgia.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Critically-acclaimed actors André Holland and Phylicia Rashad visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 pm to pay tribute to author Toni Morrisona?"with a dramatic reading of Morrison's last book, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. The actors will read selections from the book, curated by Morrison scholar and Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, and commissioned by 92Y.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
HBO has confirmed their slate of captivating documentaries for the first half of 2020, including ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS (working title), a documentary series reexamining the missing and murdered children of Atlanta in the late-'70s and early-'80s in collaboration with Show of Force, Roc Nation and Get Lifted Film Co.; WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, directed by David France, chronicling a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya; NATALIE WOOD: WHAT REMAINS BEHIND, intimately exploring Natalie Wood's life, career and tragic death through the unique perspective of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner and others who knew her best; and McMILLION$, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg and directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a six-part documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of the mysterious McDonald's Monopoly game promotion scam and the mastermind who developed the complex scheme, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Miami New Drama Artistic Director Michel Hausmann has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. The production will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Prior to a special sneak peak of a groundbreaking new musical, Americano! the Phoenix political activist upon whose life this story is based will share his journey and his fears with local students and members of the media.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Great American Songbook Foundation has hired an experienced development professional to build local and national philanthropic support for its music preservation and arts education initiatives.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Listen in as we speak with Mason Reeves, the exceptionally talented young man who has stepped away from his senior year at the University of Michigan to originate the role of Kristoff in Disney's Frozen National Tour. Currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theater til Feb. 2nd.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Welcome to part 2 of our series on Disney's Frozen 1st National Tour. Today we are connecting with Evan Strand one of the actors who plays the impressive and loveable Sven the Reindeer.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) and its Board of Directors announced today an executive leadership transition already underway that will be finalized by June 2020. Current Artistic Director Samie Spring Detzer, who was the first sole Artistic Director of the company, and Managing Director Jeffrey Azevedo will transition away from their company leadership roles but continue to curate The GUSH Series, WET's program for visiting contemporary performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
'Ybor City,' an original musical with book by Anita Gonzalez and music and lyrics by Dan Furman, is a story of romance and labor organizing in 1918 Tampa, where the Afro-Cuban workforce joined with Italian and Spanish immigrants to unionize the new American cigar industry. The tuner will be presented as a work-in-progress February 5 to 26 by Brooklyn Tavern Theater, which is is pioneering a new theatrical genre: no-frills, immersive musicals presented as Equity showcases in hospitable taprooms. Performances will be Feb. 5, 12, 18, 19 and 26 at Rustik Tavern, 471 Dekalb Ave., Bed-Stuy and February 10 and 25 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan. Vernice Miller directs a cast of eleven. Co-producer is Art Boundaries Unlimited, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
An international cast is set to star in a new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries next month. The original production premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston in 2009, then off-Broadway in 2011. The play will be put up during the both romantic and equally commercialized Valentine's day season.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Amazon Studios today announced the first group of series regulars set to star in the new Amazon Original series based on stories from the iconic 'The Lord of the Rings' novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly revealed cast members including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman. Production will begin in February.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Wayne Reid and Judge Charles D. Gill today announced, “Death by Cop: A Call for Unity!” that will seek to connect a community of readers with a message of positivity and togetherness. Reid, a self-published author, intends to open a positive dialogue around police and community relations by trying to remove the color of skin as basis for this topical conversation. This book will attempt to transform the conversation around law enforcement relations and bring the world closer through reading and discovery.
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 20, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
City Farm Presents released show and lineup updates for the 3rd Brooklyn Podcast Festival which takes place January 22 - 26, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Featuring more than 15 podcasts over 5 days, the Festival will be hosted at The Bell House, Union Hall, and BRIC House. Tickets are currently on sale for all announced shows. 
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 12, 2020
Lil & Louis Armstrong Come to Life in Sarasota
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Hollywood Reporter states CNN will pay $76 million, which will benefit more than 300 people, in a settlement with National Labor Relations Board.
by Carol Kassie - Dec 31, 2019
Ladies! Gather your girlfriends and your fun-loving men! The Secret Comedy of Women will open the Mizner Park Cultural Center on January 15th and run through February 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - has announced its 2020 Season of World Premieres which include: RED INK by Steven Leigh Morris, A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER by Inda Craig-Galván, and FABULOUS MONSTERS by Diana Burbano.
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 6, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced $51.3 million in grants to support public cultural programming at 985 organizations across New York City as part of its fiscal year 2020 annual funding cycle. The funds support groups working in a vast range of disciplines, serving audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Together, the hundreds of cultural organizations receiving this support form the backbone of New York City's vibrant cultural life. The total includes funding set aside for underserved communities and major new investments in nonprofits that directly support individual artists working throughout the city. The agency continues to prioritize funding equity for culture in every corner of NYC and support for goals outlined in the CreateNYC cultural plan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Author, public speaker, fundraising consultant and disability advocate, Linda Smith announces the audiobook launch of her book, 'Unwanted: How a Mother Learned to Turn Shame, Grief, and Fear into Purpose, Passion, and Empowerment.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
BRIC has announced its Spring 2020 programming showcasing live concerts and performances, family events, community discussions, contemporary art exhibitions, documentaries, series, podcasts, and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
This coming January, world famous saxophone player, bandleader and producer Igor Butman will travel to the United States for a five-city tour of some of the country's most celebrated jazz institutions. The tour will mark the twentieth anniversary of Butman's acclaimed Moscow Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece powerhouse ensemble described by DownBeat Magazine as 'an outfit of virtuosos.' Butman, a firm proponent of cross-border and cross genre-collaboration, has performed with a long roster of jazz greats including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Grover Washington Jr and Wynton Marsalis, among others. The jazz luminary continues his ambassadorship of modern Russian culture with his upcoming Winter tour of the United States. Butman, along with the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, will perform at the Blue Note, in New York City January 30th through February 2nd, at the Keystone Corner in Baltimore on February 5th, at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center on February 7th in Cutler Bay, Florida, at The Promontory in Hyde Park, Chicago, on February 9th, at Center Makor in Boston on February 12th, and at the Blue Llama in Ann Arbor, Michigan on February 13th.
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Jori Arancio, former Senior Vice President, Communications, ABC & ABC Studios, has been named Executive Vice President, Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV, it was announced today by Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, to whom she will report. In this role, Arancio will be the communications point for the entertainment units under Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer HBO Max & President TNT, TBS & truTV, working closely with his teams.  Her first day in the new job will be Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Broadway power couple, publicist Adrian Bryan-Brown and photographer Joan Marcus, are featured in this episode of 'THEATER: All the Moving Parts', hosted by Patrick Pacheco. Adrian is a publicist who, with his business partner, Chris Boneau, runs a press office which has been responsible for over 400 award-winning productions. Joan has photographed hundreds of plays and musicals, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the world. And they share the distinction of being the first couple to be awarded individual Tony Honors for their contributions. Hear them tell delightful stories about how they respectively do their best work as they try to maintain a sane home life. The show dazzles with Joan's photographs of top plays and musicals, among them 'The Ferryman', 'The Rose Tattoo', and a?oeHamilton.a?? i??