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by Kelle Long - Jan 31, 2020
The city lights of Washington may typically obscure the night sky, but a portal to the cosmos has opened in downtown DC. Playwright Lauren Gunderson has gifted us a corner of the galaxy through the telescopic lens of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt's life and scientific discoveries. Leavitt's work may have been rooted in facts and figures, but SILENT SKY is bursting with imagination.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2020
Five and a half years ago, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, became the focus of national attention following shooting of teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. The unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer, for allegedly robbing a convenience store on Canfield Drive, the same street on which Brown lived. Protests and media attention focused on the town for a year, while the community of Ferguson was left in turmoil.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
This week, stars of Birmingham Hippodrome's spectacular pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, took time out from their final week of performances to visit children and their families at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Philip Roger Roy and Playhouse Productions, Inc. have announced a limited engagement of Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein's The Secret Comedy of Women at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The visiting production is set to open on Wednesday, April 29, at 8pm and the engagement will continue through Sunday, June 21.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/30/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Heart Bones is a rare thing—a new band with a long history—which heightens both expectations and standards. See, I think that when a new thing, a creative thing, clicks into place just right and does so immediately on a level that you just know and feel is true all at once, often it's all the little ways it dares to be just a little bit off that actually makes it work. And striking this ideal ratio of The Familiar and The New is the specialist's true skill. This is exactly how Heart Bones excels.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, THE RIDE, the experiential sightseeing theatrical tour/phenomenon, will welcome its one millionth RIDER on its 28,545th performance.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Brass sensation THE SOUL REBELS, kick off their Poetry In Motion Tour in support of the new genre-bending album. In support of the tour launch, the eight-piece collective are turning heads with a new lyric video for the single “Greatness”, tapped by ESPN as the official soundtrack of the 2019-20 college basketball season. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Each spring HERE offers a window into the creative process of their nationally recognized HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). For 21 years, this exploration of new work in development, previously known as the Culturemart Festival, has blurred the boundaries between theatre, music, dance, new media, and visual art. The 2020 edition, which runs February 23-March 1, not only features seven daring workshop presentations but a new name that better captures the essence of the experience: HERE RAW / Resident Artist Works.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the appointment of nine new members to its Board of Trustees. Tom Eiselt, Jen Henry, Jaime Monday, Richard Nichols, Rasu B. Shrestha MD, MBA, Evan Turtz, Tariq Bokhari, Reneé Johnson and new Trustee apprentice Krystal Harrell were confirmed to the board January 28, during Blumenthal's Annual Meeting at Booth Playhouse.
by West of Broadway - Jan 29, 2020
On this special 50th episode of West of Broadway, we head east to the 5th annual Broadway Con in New York City to celebrate musical theater with thousands of super fans! This being our 50th episode, we wanted to do something special, so we caught up with Broadway veteran Laurie Wells to talk careers, our love for musical theater and her partnership with a brand-new mentoring app called Shadow Star!
by West of Broadway - Jan 29, 2020
On this special 50th episode of West of Broadway, we head east to the 5th annual Broadway Con in New York City to celebrate musical theater with thousands of super fans! This being our 50th episode, we wanted to do something special, so we caught up with Broadway veteran Laurie Wells to talk careers, our love for musical theater and her partnership with a brand-new mentoring app called Shadow Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
While the U.S. Supreme Court continues to debate the fate of DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) some 60 DREAMers will be in the audience attending Wednesday's Opening Night Premier of ¡Americano! at The Phoenix Theatre Company on January 29th.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The non-profit Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Luminate, the global philanthropic organization, today announced six new projects, joining two which had been previously announced, which are being supported by the Sundance Institute | Luminate Fund. The fund provides non-recoupable grants to independent artists working across documentary, narrative, episodic and emerging media whose work display a strong potential for social and cultural impact. 
by Alyssa Biederman - Jan 27, 2020
With its new production of A Woman of No Importance, Walnut Street Theatre hit its stride in producing classic works with a creative twist. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
“Together We Soar” is the theme of the 2020 HeartShare Spring Gala and, on March 19, more than 600 corporate sponsors, partners, Board Members, philanthropic supporters and members of the HeartShare community will gather at New York's iconic Ziegfeld Ballroom to celebrate the achievements of three inspiring honorees who are committed to lifting the vulnerable communities HeartShare serves, helping individuals of all abilities live independent lives:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The 35th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival a?" the third longest running festival of its kind in North America a?" will present 11 award-winning and critically acclaimed films from around the world including Israel, Hungary, Mexico, Argentina, Germany and the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Capitol Steps, known for putting the a?oeMocka?? in democracy and being an a?oeequal opportunity offender,a?? return to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) to perform a mix of material from their newest album, a?oeThe Lyin' Kings,a?? and traditional audience favorites at 4 and 8 p.m., Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/23/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Trustus Theatre puts a new twist on one of America's most iconic plays, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, when it opens on their Main Stage this February. The Main Stage has been converted into a round orientation, meaning that audiences will discover a more intimate, deeper connection with a play that they may already be familiar with.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Country Music Association presented industry honors at the Eighth Annual CMA Touring Awards Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, celebrating Country Music's most respected professionals from the 2019 touring season. Singer, songwriter, producer and 2017 CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi hosted the evening. He shared humorous, supportive anecdotes throughout the program, recognizing his own road crew as well as this year's nominees. The event awarded 16 industry professionals, including Tony Conway, CEO of Conway Entertainment Group, who was honored with the CMA Touring Lifetime Achievement Award. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Students at Camelback High School got a special sneak peak of a groundbreaking new musical, Americano! as the Phoenix political activist upon whose life this story is based will shared his journey and his fears with local students and members of the media.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Students at Camelback High School got a special sneak peak of a groundbreaking new musical, Americano! as the Phoenix political activist upon whose life this story is based will shared his journey and his fears with local students and members of the media.
by West of Broadway - Jan 22, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts' in Costa Mesa, California continues it's 2019 - 2020 Family Series with The Joshua Show: Episode 2. This family-friendly production plays February 1 and 2 in Samueli Theater. Will caught up with Joshua himself. Joshua holden is an Award-winning puppeteer and Ambassador joy. He shares how he uses singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets to thrill audiences of all ages in his whimsical production about friendship and the value of being yourself.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. digital rights of two titles for its AVOD travel and culture channel JOURNY. The first is Havana Curveball (1 x 60'), a beautiful documentary from directors Ken Schneider and Marcia Jarmel about baseball, United States-Cuban relations, and Holocaust history, rolled into a coming-of-age story about the complexities of doing good. The deal for Havana Curveball also includes linear rights to air on Ovation. The second title, for digital rights only, is The New Creative India (8 x 30'), a documentary series offering an insight to the world of contemporary Indian design, art, mixed-media, jewelry, fashion, and body-art. The announcement was made today by Elba Flamenco, VP of Platforms and Content, Ovation.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
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. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
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. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Lori Marchand (Syilx First Nation) and Hugh Neilson, respectively the NAC Indigenous Theatre and GCTC Managing Directors, will engage in an inter-organizational and intercultural exchange in the spirit of their joint production at 6:45pm on January 22 at GCTC.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Between 1968 and 1979, boxing superstar Muhammad Ali appeared on the Emmy® winning “Dick Cavett Show” no less than fourteen times. With natural charisma, quick wit and playful pugnacity, Ali was a perfect foil for the sophisticated broadcast host, and together they struck television gold. Whether discussing his prowess in the ring, the status of race relations in America or his controversial decision to refuse induction into the army during the Vietnam War, Ali was an entertaining and provocative guest. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture has announced the appointment of Kimberly Kersey as the organization's new Executive Director, effective February 17, 2020.
by Review Roundups - Jan 21, 2020
A Soldier's Play opens tonight on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Historic Stranahan House Museum recently kicked off the New Year with its sixth annual Holiday Hangover celebration, which raised more than $14,000 for Broward County's oldest and most historic home. The funds generated from the sold-out event will help preserve the House and support educational outreach programs throughout 2020.
by - Jan 20, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 20, 2020!
by West of Broadway - Jan 17, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.
by West of Broadway - Jan 17, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.
by West of Broadway - Jan 17, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Country Music Association's popular international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, will bring dynamic Nashville artists Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope and Mitchell Tenpenny to the Pacific Rim in March. This Introducing Nashville lineup will visit multiple cities in Australia before stopping in Auckland, New Zealand and Tokyo, Japan. Tickets for Introducing Nashville's performances are on sale at IntroducingNashville.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Bard College has announced the appointment of Liza Parker as executive director of the Fisher Center, a leading performing arts center and hub for research and education. Previously a member of the senior leadership team at Lincoln Center, most recently as chief operating officer, Parker was responsible for overall strategy and direction, overseeing management of the campus, including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the David Rubenstein Atrium. As executive director of the Fisher Center, she will lead senior administration, and manage operations and external relations for the Center's professional and educational programs.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 5, 2020
Today's column starts with some questions for you my fellow readers. Have you ever thought about how theatres get audiences to attend their productions? Generally the first thing you might see after a season is announced is what's known as a press release for each individual production. Have you ever wondered who puts out that information?
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Los Angeles based indie artist Onsen shares his latest song 'Golden Heart' today, a track that deals with the pivotal moment when someone finds out their ex-partner has a new love. The song, which is co-produced by Miguel's GRAMMY-nominated producer Brook D'Leau, debuted earlier today via Buzzbands. The tastemaker site said of Onsen, 'his adroitly crafted synth-pop is the stuff of personal relations, as his airy vocals and cinematic production frame his often melancholic negotiations with heartache.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., a major solo exhibition devoted to the work of renowned artist Barbara Kruger. On view at the Art Institute of Chicago from November 1, 2020 through February 14, 2021, the exhibition will encompass four decades of the artist's practicea?"the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Kruger's work in twenty years. Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. is organized with MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Hayward Gallery, London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Opera Atelier's esteemed Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski C.M. and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M. have been awarded the extraordinary recognition of Officers of the Order of Arts and Letters (Officiers de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Republic a?" the first time a Canadian couple has received this distinction simultaneously. The award acknowledges the pair's outstanding contributions to the enrichment of French cultural heritage in France and throughout the world. The ceremony of investiture will take place on the stage of the Royal Opera House at Versailles in December 2021, when Pynkoski and Lajeunesse Zingg return to mount a Château de Versailles production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Consulate General of France in New York, The World Jewish Congress (WJC), and the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme in Paris (MahJ) present Jewish Survival and Rescue in Occupied France, on the evenings of March 4 & 5 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan (36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280). This two-day symposium features lectures and panel discussions by eminent historians, sociologists, and survivors, including Pierre Sauvage, whose newly remastered documentary Weapons of the Spirit will conclude the event. Jewish Survival and Rescue in Occupied France is a highlight of France and Judaism: 2,000 Years of Intertwined History, a series of conferences and lectures organized by the Consulate in partnership with the WJC, curated by MahJ Director Paul Salmona, and held at various New York City venues.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Today, TIDAL, in conjunction with five rising artists from Detroit, are releasing a docu-series highlighting their journey as winners of the inaugural TIDAL Unplugged grant program. The TIDAL Unplugged docu-series provides an in-depth look at the artists' creative process, while working with TIDAL to evolve and craft their sounds. The episodes shed light on each finalist's life-long passion and commitment to pursue dreams of becoming a successful musician. All episodes are available pre-paywall for TIDAL members and non-members alike on TIDAL.com/Unplugged.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
After a sold out opening weekend, the blast-from-the-past comedy, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT, will have one final weekend of performances. Written and directed by Cat McGee, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will play this Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 7 p.m. at The Newport Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are $23 and are currently available at Todaytix.com (The Hilary Duff Project) or by using the Today Tix app. 
by West of Broadway - Feb 3, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong interviews Michael (Mike) Milton at the 2020 Broadway Con where he was debuting his new mentoring App Shadow Star!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
International live entertainment producer, Michael Cassel Group, today announced the appointment of Michel Hryce as Director of People and Culture.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The biggest little theatre festival in the world breezes into the Sydney summer scene with its 19th big year of the popular 10x10 minute format. And it all takes place Thursday to Sunday at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills from 13 Feb.
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
In partnership with Amazon Music, Kamasi Washington will unveil a new film, Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater, this Thursday, February 6 via Amazon Prime Video. The film, directed by Michael Garber and recorded at Washington's February 2019 headline show at the iconic theater, features Washington performing songs from his critically acclaimed releases The Epic, Harmony of Difference and Heaven and Earth alongside his much lauded band The Next Step and guests including DJ Battlecat and vocalist Dwight Trible. Intimate shots of Washington preparing for the show and visiting Harlem landmarks are throughout, offering insight into the tremendous artist's process.
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
In partnership with Amazon Music, Kamasi Washington will unveil a new film, Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater, this Thursday, February 6 via Amazon Prime Video. The film, directed by Michael Garber and recorded at Washington's February 2019 headline show at the iconic theater, features Washington performing songs from his critically acclaimed releases The Epic, Harmony of Difference and Heaven and Earth alongside his much lauded band The Next Step and guests including DJ Battlecat and vocalist Dwight Trible. Intimate shots of Washington preparing for the show and visiting Harlem landmarks are throughout, offering insight into the tremendous artist's process.