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Ensemble Connect Embarks on Second Year of Two-Year Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Ensemble Connect, comprised of some of the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States, continues its two-year fellowship program this season with concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, as well as residencies and performances at The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Skidmore College; and in schools and community venues throughout New York City. Highlights of the Ensemble's 2017-2018 season include the premiere performances of bright and fair, a new work by Gabriel Kahane, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project, featuring Mr. Kahane as guest vocalist in Weill Recital Hall on February 19. This fall, Ensemble Connect travels to The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York to collaborate with composer Andy Akiho on a new work, also commissioned by Carnegie Hall, to premiere in 2018. (more...)

Argentinian House DJ & Producer Hernan Cattaneo to Perform at Schimanski 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Schimanski, located at 54 N 11th Street in Williamsburg, announced today that Hernan Cattaneo will headline at the nightclub on Friday, November 17th. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild Kicks Off the New Opera Season with Podcast Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, the world's premier arts education organization dedicated to enriching people's lives through opera, launched its third season of podcasts today with F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of OPERA NEWS, interviewing William ( Will ) Berger, an American author, radio music host and MET Radio commentator. (more...)

Kaki King Debuts 'Hababout' via Relix Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Days away from the release of Kaki King's first new album in over two years, the renowned guitarist is debuting another track recorded live at Berklee. Hababout , streaming exclusively via Relix, is the only previously unreleased track on the album (more...)

NJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Members of the NJSO Chamber Players will perform the Aaron Jay Kernis string quartet that the composer later orchestrated as Musica celestis in a special NJSO Accent event with Kernis on Friday, October 13, at 6:45 pm at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 8 pm concert includes the NJSO premiere of Kernis' ethereal work for string orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: Spiderwoman Celebrates 40th Anniversary at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

An earth-shaking collection of indigenous-feminist performers, bands and performance art groups gathered at La MaMa on Tuesday for an impassioned celebration of Spiderwoman, the world's longest-running Native American theatre company, and one of America's longest continuously active feminist performance collectives. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Jason Gotay to Play Title Role in ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at Laguna Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced that Kira Kosarin (three-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show 'The Thundermans'), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ('Grease') and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Continue 7th Season with THE REBEL SOUND OF FU*KIN' AROUND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their seventh season of indie theatre in Greenwich Village with THE REBEL SOUND OF FU*KIN' AROUND, written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto. (more...)

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Slates AMPLIFY 2017 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company, the New York-based not-for-profit theatre company that through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions help communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories, will honor R. Erin Craig and David Rothenberg and present the 2017 Leyton Award to Save Our Streets: Bronx at its 5th Annual Amplify Benefit on Monday, October 16th at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. (more...)

All-Female Creative Team Behind Everyday Inferno's NY Premiere of GLASSHEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, has announced the all-female creative team assembled for the New York premiere of Glassheart, which will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. (more...)

Lucky Chops Release 8-Bit 'Temple of Boom' Video to Celebrate Joining Facebook Million Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Joining the Facebook 'Million' club as an independent artist is no easy feat... Being a brass/woodwind/drums band joining that same club? The stakes get even higher. (more...)

Erin Courtney's A MAP OF VIRTUE to Make West Coast Debut in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Barker Room Rep announced today that the West Coast premiere of Erin Courtney's OBIE Award-winning play, A Map of Virtue, will take place at the Atwater Village Theatre, November 2 18. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to San Jose This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) November 14 19, 2017. (more...)

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Teens from Broadway and The West End Sign On for #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Kara Oates, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, and Lucy-Mae Beacock have all signed-on to perform in #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens, on October 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan's Theater District. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS, SEX WITH STRANGERS Writer Set for Symposium at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama 'House of Cards,' will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of her play 'Sex with Strangers,' on Sunday, October 1. (more...)

PRELUDE 2017, Thomas Ostermeier and More Highlight Segal Center's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announces its Fall 2017 season of public programs. The season features free public programs throughout the fall and winter, with contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

The Tank to Present World Premiere of Corinne Donly's WOOD CALLS OUT TO WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Corinne Donly's Wood Calls Out to Wood, directed by Sarah Hughes at The Tank's new home at 312 West 36th Street. Performances will be October 27-November 12, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Attendees for October's Berkshire Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Organizers of the pilot Berkshire Leadership Summit, an event for women aspiring to, or already in, leadership positions in the non-profit theatre, and hosted by WAM Theatre, are excited to announce that the attendees of this event have been selected. (more...)

Rachel Tucker, Brittain Ashford, WEST SIDE STORY 60th Anniversary Celebration and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

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, including Rachel Tucker, a West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration, Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger, Gloria Reuben, Brittain Ashford and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

WONDERSHOW Returns to House of Yes 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Hailed as 'Professional Mindfuckery by the most skilled performers in the business' (TimeOutNY), WONDERSHOW returns to Brooklyn's House of YES onOctober 18th with an extraordinary cast of today's best magicians and variety acts. (more...)

Snowfall Over London! Is Disney Already Planning a FROZEN West End Transfer?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2017

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen is already eyeing a run on London's West End. (more...)

Long Island Iced Tea Named Exclusive Iced Tea of Barclays Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ: LTEA), a growth-oriented company focused on the ready-to-drink tea segment in the beverage industry, has expanded its alliance with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to become the official Iced Tea of Barclays Center. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 25th Anniversary Season with Two Performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, marking a pivotal moment in the organization's history with the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend: Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St. (more...)

Milagro Presents EXODO: A Day of the Dead Production Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro's 22nd annual D a de Muertos production brings a new, company devised espect culo built around the theme of diaspora to the stage. (more...)

MUSE Academy Brings New Independent School to Heart of Brooklyn's Cultural District
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Opening in September 2018 For Pre-K3 to 2nd Grade MUSE Academy, a new Pre-K through 12 independent school housed within the Brooklyn Music School, is currently accepting applications for grades pre-K 3 through 2nd grade for the fall of 2018. (more...)

FOX and Twitter Team for New Streaming Initiatives to Promote New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Twitter today announced they will partner on a wide range of streaming initiatives to launch returning series EMPIRE and THE MICK, as well as the network's new comedy, GHOSTED. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of 'Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack)' Out 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

In 1977, Saturday Night Fever captured and propelled a global cultural movement like few movies before or since, with its iconic, Bee Gees-led soundtrack driving the film's dance floor action. (more...)

All Pigs Must Die Share 'Blood Wet Teeth' from Hostage Animal Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

All Pigs Must Die share the punishing new track 'Blood Wet Teeth', the second single from their upcoming album Hostage Animal (Southern Lord, 27 October) (more...)

'Hired Gun' Original Music Score by The Crystal Method THE CRYSTAL METHOD Out 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

In the documentary film Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight, an elite group of 'First Call, A-List' musicians share their behind-the scene stories of touring, what it takes to play next to the world's most iconic musicians and create some of the world's most popular songs. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival presents Rolston String Quartet, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the Rolston String Quartet winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and current Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3, Debussy's String Quartet No. 10, and Schumann's String Quartet Op. 41, No. 3. (more...)

Frank Verlizzo and Lillian E. Benson to be Honored at Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards 2017 will be presented to five accomplished alumni during a special D ner en Noir catered dining event to be held as part of Alumni Day 2017. (more...)

Lina Tullgren Releases Debut Album 'Won' via Captured Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Lina Tullgren's highly anticipated debut album Won is set for release this Friday, September 22 on Captured Tracks. The album has received acclaim spanning FADER, Atwood Magazine, Boston Globe and Tiny Mix Tapes, with much more to come as she takes over stages across the East Coast. (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble looks forward to a prototypical season in 2017-18. This fall, Metropolis presents a five-concert piano mini-series at its loft (a former art gallery) in lower Manhattan in collaboration with long-time Metropolis associate, pianist David Kaplan. In December, the ensemble accompanies the film Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. And early in 2018, Metropolis performs major new works by Timo Andres and Caroline Shaw (at the Met Museum) and William Brittelle (at Symphony Space). This formula of collaborative involvement from the earliest stages, when just the bare root of the ideas are being planted, to final culmination of the project (in collaboration with some of country's most prestigious presenters) has become a trademark of the organization. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Fete Emerging Musical Theatre Writers with 'NEO 2017' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Altruistic Theatre Company COMMITTED Plays Final Performance on Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Altruistic Theatre Company, an organization dedicated to social change, presents Committed a fictionalized account of the last two days of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. The play is written by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Harris Hill. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss Stars in Short Film TOKYO PROJECT, Premiering on HBO, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The short film TOKYO PROJECT, starring Elisabeth Moss ( The Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men ), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's Girls ) and Shu Kakizawa (HBO's Girls ) debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. (more...)

Abraham Brody to Kick Off National Sawdust Residency This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The (mostly) Vilnius, Lithuania-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Abraham Brody is artist-in-residence at Brooklyn's National Sawdust for the venue's third season in 2017-18. (more...)

Amy Poehler & More to Bring New Comedy Series to Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People) and Amy Poehler are set to bring a new comedy series to Netflix members around the world, with Lyonne set to star. T (more...)

Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright. (more...)

William Patrick Corgan Announces New Silent Film PILLBOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

GRAMMY Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan today announced Pillbox, a silent film set to music from his highly-anticipated forthcoming Rick Rubin produced solo album Ogilala, due out October 13, 2017 via BMG (more...)

Tendigi Develops New Augmented Reality Tools for Brands
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Max Crumm & Lucy DeVito to Lead Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning November 7th and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Acrobatic Conundrum to Bring LOVE AND GRAVITY to Colorado This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Acrobatic Conundrum is making their way to Colorado for a trio of performances in Denver and Boulder debuting their hit show Love and Gravity. (more...)

VACNJ Art Center Announces Series of Fall Road Trips
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Join the Art Center this fall for one of our fantastic Road Trips. We've taken advantage of Curator Mary Birmingham's extensive knowledge of the contemporary art scene to provide insider experiences unlike anything you'll get from any other museum. You'll tour a variety of galleries and museums and sample the local fare in a some of today's most vibrant art locales. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, and Bob Wolff to Be Honored by WFUV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Award-winning PBS News Hour anchors Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the Charles Osgood for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org), the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for nearly 70 years. (more...)

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