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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 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
The New London Barn Playhouse Board of Directors has announced the election of four new Board members and a new President. David Bashaw of Newbury, Maggie Ford of New London, Kim Packard of New London and Tom Stark of Elkins have been voted as members of the Board of Directors, and Pam Perkins of New London has been elected as President of the Board.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, today announced a partnership with Hong Kong based marketing agency EX-R Consulting to launch Live Nation Connects, a new creative and brand marketing agency set to connect the world's leading brands to music fans across Asia. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
Presented by the Paulus Hook Music Foundation in the United States, multi-percussionist Shiqi Zhong performs a solo percussion recital celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-US diplomatic relations. The program features works by Alexej Gerassimez, Mongo Santamaría, John Psathas, Jorge Cardoso and Per Nørgård. Two world premieres by Chinese composers Heng Liu and Lu Wang(dk)combine electronic music with live percussion and visual arts designs by Yiyao Nie.
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 6, 2019
RAGTIME is a musical that is as relevant now as it was in 1998 when it premiered and the production currently on at PlayMakers Repertory Company makes that abundantly clear. While the show might be set in the state of New York in 1906, it makes statements about immigration, race relations, corrupt justice, and women's rights that continue to ring true today. Director Zi Alikhan stages the show as you've never seen before, cutting away the period clothing and elaborate setting to focus on its brilliant music and lyrics and the poignant themes it explores. The new 360 degree theatre layout puts the audience firmly into the action, letting them get even closer to the characters than in a normal show. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Today, Heart Bones have returned with the release of 'Open Relations' off of their upcoming LP, Hot Dish, out February 21st on Love OnLine Records. The luminous pop duo of Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit) bring back groovy sentimental sounds with an ode to the trials of a one-sided open relationship. Fun, clever, and dynamic, 'Open Relations' gives us a lot to anticipate from the eclectic duo in the new year. Filled with genre-blending nostalgic soundscapes, Hot Dish is sure to captivate and endear with glistening ear-wormy duets. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
City Farm Presents announced the 3rd Brooklyn Podcast Festival taking 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 with additional shows to be announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
The Public Theater recently announced the full line-up today for the 16th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 8-19, 2020. 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. Tickets can be accessed now for Public Theater Supporters and Partners.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
In the midst of its 32nd year and the 2019-2020 season, the Chicago Sinfonietta team is expanding with the recent appointment of Mikala Stubley as Director of Sales and Marketing. With a diverse background in sales and marketing, Stubley will assist in achieving overall revenue goals and building awareness of the orchestra and its programs and mission aimed at diversity, inclusion and equity in the classical music industry.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23a?"February 2, 2020. The Sundance Film Festival is Sundance Institute's flagship public program, widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press, and powered by more than 2,000 volunteers last year.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced that the 15th season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS continues next month with another fascinating conversation at The Colony Hotel Coral Ballroom, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
 'Surely, you can't be serious!' In 2020, 14 of movie history's greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.
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 BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
After a sold out run in 2017, the blast-from-the-past comedy, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT, is back for a highly anticipated remount. Written and directed by Cat McGee, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will play January 31st, 2020 - February 8th, 2020 at The Newport Theatre, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are currently available at Todaytix.com or by using the Today Tix app. The press opening is Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7pm.
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Today, Heart Bones have announced their 2020 U.S. Tour for their upcoming LP, Hot Dish, out February 21st via Love OnLine Records. Heart Bones have announced 28 dates across the U.S. with more to come. The tour kicks off on Valentine's Day in St. Paul, tickets available here.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Liz Kathman Grubow, president of Cincinnati Opera's board of trustees, today announced that Christopher Milligan has been named the next Harry Fath General Director & CEO of the company. Milligan's tenure begins March 2, 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??
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
The year is 1993. Abhigyan Theatre, established for more than two decades and situated in Connaught Place in the heart of New Delhi, has been presenting a successful production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet for the last 25 years. Hamlet has always been performed by Abhigyan's founder, Sarveshwar Sharma, who is as immersed in the character of Hamlet as he is in alcohol and his arrogant belief in his acting prowess.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
The Broadway-aimed musical Americano!, inspired by the life of DREAMer and political strategist Tony Valdovinos, will premiere at Phoenix, Arizona's The Phoenix Theatre Company, January 29 - February 23. Opening night is January 31. Americano! is presented by The Phoenix Theatre Company and Quixote Productions (Jason Rose, producer), Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, Godspell, Kinky Boots and Once on This Island) is the executive producer.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
What does a hard-charging career woman from a family of elite lawyers, a delightfully quirky bombshell full of self-doubt, a beauty who can be a real beast, a gorgeous girl next door who is a hoopster at heart and a sophisticated city girl who speaks her mind all have in common? They're all on the hunt for love with Peter Weber when the 24th edition of “The Bachelor” premieres with a blockbuster three-hour special, MONDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Alex G. Romain, Laura Smolowe and Andrea Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Passim has awarded $41,000 to 23 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. The Iguana Music Fund awards gifts annually to musicians for career building projects and for projects that provide community service through music. Established in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to support local artists' career growth, the fund provides grants from $500 to $2,000 for musicians with a strong New England connection.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
 Emojiland The Musical has just released its first rehearsal photos, which include shots of Broadway stars Lesli Margherita as Princess Josh Lamon as Prince and Ann Harada as Pile of Poo. The complete cast features Lucas Steele (Great Comet) as Skull, Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster, The Fantasticks) as Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka “Sunny”), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing, George Abud (The Band's Visit) as Nerd Face, Emojiland Co-Writer Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes (aka “Smize”), Emmy Winner & Grammy Nominee Felicia Boswell (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Shuffle Along, Motown) as Police Officer, and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube's “Breaking Down the Riffs”) as Construction Worker. The rehearsal was held on Monday, December 9 at New 42nd Street Studios.
by West of Broadway - Dec 11, 2019
It's a special day in studio at West of Broadway! We are joined by the amazing Becky Lythgoe to discuss the 10th anniversary of Lythgoe Family Panto! Listen in as we discuss the upcoming presentation of A Snow White Christmas.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Karima Francis is a critically acclaimed musician and songwriter hailing from the illuminated seaside resort of Blackpool. Known for her ability to blend haunting melodies with honest lyrics and an alluring ambiance, Francis creates entirely captivating music, oozing with emotion and rooted in sentiment.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences are tickled pink to bring Pinkalicious the Musical to Highland Park!  Performances are February 22, 23, 29, and March 1 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on all dates. Performances are at Sherwood Elementary School, 1900 Stratford Rd in Highland Park, IL. This special one-hour presentation is performed by adults and teens especially for kids (and parents) of all ages.  All performances are followed by an autograph session/meet and greet with the cast. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
BATS Improv, the Bay Area's premier improvisational performing and improv training company has announced Hannah Henderson as the company's new Managing Director. Ms. Henderson, a highly regarded art professional with international experience, will be responsible for overall business operations to enable future growth and innovation and to help BATS realize its vision for the future.