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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The National Park ServiceÂ in partnership withÂ Nai-Ni Chen Dance CompanyÂ presents theÂ Ellis Island AsianÂ American Heritage FestivalÂ on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. A full schedule of performances of one hour by nationally renowned artists and performers will celebrate the 2019 Asian American Heritage Month with the National Park Service.Â The festival will showcase traditional and contemporary Asian American Music and Dance, with notable performing artists from the community in New York and New Jersey including the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Kindling Sindaw (Philipines), Vietnam Heritage Center, the Kalagangothri Foundation (India), and H?lau Hula O Na Mele '?ina O Hawaii'(Hawaii).
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The DaydreamTheatre Company is traveling from Rhode Island to perform ME THREE: A GUIDE TO NEW BEGINNINGS at the Under St Marks Theatre at 94 St. Marks Place NY NY. Show dates are June 21, 2019 at 8pm June 22, 2019 at 8pm and June 23, 2019 at 1pm.
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019
Cinema/ChicagoÂ today announced its annual freeÂ Summer Screenings ProgramÂ with a selection of 17 feature films and one short film from around the world exploring the theme of adventure. All screenings are free and open to the public and take place on Wednesdays at 6:30pm from May 29 through October 2, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street, 2nd Floor) in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Summer Screenings is presented by Cinema/Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and 17 consulates and cultural institutions from around the city. The full 2019 schedule can be found atÂ https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/summer-screenings/.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Brandi Carlile'sÂ Girls Just Wanna Weekendâa destinationÂ concert vacation produced byCloud 9 AdventuresÂ in partnership withÂ The Bowery PresentsâwillÂ take place at the all-inclusiveÂ Hard Rock HotelÂ in Riviera Maya, Mexico fromÂ January 29-Febraury 2,Â 2020Â and once again feature an allÂ female-fronted lineup.Â In addition to multiple sets from Carlile, the festival will include performances byÂ Sheryl Crow,Â Lake Street Dive,Â Patty Griffin,Â Lucius,Wanda SykesÂ (comedy set),Â KT Tunstall,Â Jade Bird,Â Amanda ShiresÂ andÂ YolaÂ as well as special guestsÂ Ruby Amanfu,Â Natalie HembyÂ andÂ Katie Herzig.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
The much speculated upon final track listing for AVICII: TIM, due June 6, is below. TIM is the first album of new music from Bergling since his unexpected death last year.Â Work on a few of the tracks had been completed but several more needed final touches.Â Â Bergling had left very clear notes about how he wanted to finish the music and who his production partners should be. You'll find them in the credits below.Â Â Â
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
25 nonfiction films from 12 countries are the latest Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and Stories of Change Grantees, announced today. This support includes unrestricted grants to films in the development, production, post-production and audience engagement stages, and is made possible by founding support from Open Society Foundations.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Summer kicks off on VH1 with the return of the fan-favorite series 'Basketball Wives,' premiering on a new night beginning Wednesday, June 19th at 8PM ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2019
The trailblazing social experiment is back! 'MTV's The Real World' premieres Thursday, June 13 on Facebook Watch. This season, seven strangers from wildly different backgrounds come together at a house in Atlanta, Georgia as every moment of their lives is taped as people stop being polite... and start getting real.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Broadway's master songman,Â Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concertÂ Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, toÂ The VETSinÂ ProvidenceÂ for one performances only onÂ Friday, November 1Â at 8pm.
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019
Moliere in the Park, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced its full cast for its inaugural season. The three-day event begins with the company launch and fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm, followed by two free staged public readings of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Moliere in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, with original songs by Tony and two-time Obie Award winner Stew, on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm and Monday, May 20 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performerÂ Brandi CarlileÂ is nominated forÂ Artist of the Yearat theÂ 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards ceremony will take place on September 11 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
As the third offering in its 2019 season, Second Thought Theatre will present a double feature of the rarely produced Caryl Churchill plays Drunk Enough to Say I love You? and Here We Go. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ directs both plays. Returning to the STT stage as part of the dual-cast ensemble are Brandon Potter (Straight White Men) Jenny Ledel (Revolt. She said. Revolt again., Empathitrax, Grounded), and Blake Hackle. Joining these alum in their STT debuts are local luminaries Kieran Connolly (Dallas Theatre Center Diane and Hal Brierley Acting Company member) and Rhonda Boutte (Kitchen Dog Theater company member). Presenting both plays each evening as a single offering, the Caryl Churchill double feature begins with previews on Wednesday, June 5 and runs through Saturday, June 29. All performances will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3400 Blackburn Street. Tickets to each performance can be purchased online at secondthoughttheatre.com.
by Sarah Hookey - May 14, 2019
pera Saratoga's Artistic and General DirectorÂ Lawrence EdelsonÂ announced today updated casting and additional events to be featured as part of the company's 2019 Summer Festival,Â beginning May 25th, 2019 and running through July 14th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Broadway actor Julia Brothers' will join Portland favorite Gretchen Corbett in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called bitingly funny.
BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Palo Alto Players Provides a Moving & Entertaining Portrait of the Asian Diaspora
by Jim Munson - May 13, 2019
Palo Alto Players presented a wonderfully stirring and delightfully entertaining production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song."
by Michael Rabice - May 12, 2019
Intelligent, engaging and well cast theatre has returned to the former Studio Arena theatre with MusicalFare's fine production of FUN HOME. The space may now be called by a different name, Shea's 710 Theatre, but those floor boards have been tread by ingenious predecessors who forged new works worthy of discussion and revelations in the 1960's and 70's. FUN HOME fits perfectly into the space physically and dramatically, challenging the audience with concepts of fidelity, sexuality and escapism.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
MADE IN AMERICA. A unique immersive experience, makes its world premiere at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) with a limited engagement through Sunday, May 19, 2019. The production began performances on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. MADE IN AMERICA is created, written, and directed by the innovative writing and producing team of Malaysian / Australian artists, TerryandTheCuz along with Martin Blum, Mark Winter, and Chris Ryan.
by Krista Garver - Jun 4, 2019
NATIVE GARDENS is an I Love Lucy-esque new comedy by Karen Zacarias now playing at Portland Center Stage. It's about colonialism, entitlement, and gardening philosophies.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Broadway's master songman, MANDY PATINKIN, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to Playhouse Square's Ohio Theatre, Saturday, January 11 for one 8 pm performance. Tickets go on sale Fri., June 7 at 11 am at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 & the Ticket office, priced at $75, $59.50 & $49.50.Â
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
City and ColourÂ (AKA acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green), debuts a new song, âAstronaut,â today.Â âAstronautâ is the first original music from City and Colour in almost four years and will be featured on his upcoming LP to be released this Fall on Green's newly mintedÂ Still Records, an imprint ofÂ Dine Alone Records. âI always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,âÂ says Green regarding the inspiration for the new song.Â âI'm always gone, wandering around and singing songs. However, it weighs on my family and friends. I'm asking for 'one more year'. I left home at 21 to go play my guitar. It's lonely, but it's because I yearn to wander. I'm aware of how lucky I am.â
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Queercore revolutionaries,Â Team Dresch, celebrate 25 years with a full catalogue reissue including their first two albumsÂ Personal BestÂ andÂ Captain My CaptainÂ in addition to a singles compilation titledÂ Choices, Chances, ChangesÂ out nowÂ viaÂ Jealous Butcher Records. The timely release coincides with theÂ 50th anniversaryÂ of theÂ Stonewall Riots- sharing common ground of resistance, power, and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Selma Arts Center presents Selma Originals, running Friday, June 28th and Saturday June 29th, at the Selma Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Above & Beyond are pleased to announce 'Flow State', a 49-minute panoramic journey of ambient compositions and warm, neo-classical soundscapes that offer moments of meditative calm in these busy and often overwhelming times.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
The Indie Street Film Festival (ISFF) proudly announced its feature film lineup today. The opening night selection for its 2019 festival isÂ GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTHÂ (a 2019 Tribeca Film Festival official selection). The documentary film follows Conductor Tim Seelig and 300 singers in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus as they embark on a tour of the Deep South in 2017 to confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era. DirectorÂ David Charles RodriguesÂ is a Greek-American-Brazilian filmmaker and equal rights activist. He's a Sundance New Frontier and Documentary Lab fellow.Â Gay Chorus Deep SouthÂ is his feature debut. The film will be followed by a live musical performance by members of the Monmouth Civic Chorus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
NO STUDIOS, a hub for the creative arts in downtown Milwaukee that launched in October 2018, has announced its inaugural NO Studios Dance Fest, taking place July 19-20 at NO Studios and the Sherman Phoenix community event space.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Unapologetically Indian, Priyanka Shetty examines otherness, time, death, and the forces that build and break us in her solo performance THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM for two performances at Firehouse on Saturday, August 10 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, August 11 at 4pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, debuts the first official radio single,Â âStrangersâ,Â from his upcoming album, due this Fall on Green's newly mintedÂ Still Records, an imprint ofÂ Dine Alone Records.Â â'Strangers' is about how you will never truly know another human being,â says Green. âYou'll never really understand what it's like to be inside someone else's brain or heart. So, we need to appreciate the differences. If we do, maybe we can live better with one another.â The single hinges on a buoyant riff and hummable groove and charges towards a ghostly refrain awash in reverb as Green pleads,Â âDon't wake me when this is over, just let me drift amidst my dreams.â
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director, Lawrence EdelsonÂ announced today updated casting and additional events to be featured as part of the company's 2019 Summer Festival,Â beginning May 25th, 2019 and running through July 14th, 2019.Â In addition to the three previously announced productions ofÂ The Daughter of the Regiment,Â the world premiere ofÂ Ellen West,Â andÂ Hansel and Gretel, Opera Saratoga will present a new series of master classes; a community symposium on
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
What do you do when your past catches up to you and demands retribution? Island Productions presents The Understudy, directed by Mel Tuck and starring Sarah Boes, Michael Germant and Drew Henderson. Playwright Theresa Rebeck's complex love triangle opens August 1st at PAL Studio Theatre in Coal Harbour.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
Ford's Theatre Society celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bipartisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and educational programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Blending dance, text, animation and a live digital soundscape, Amy Bell eschews the outgrown leotard of her youth and challenges conventional ideas of gender and movement.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
This virtuoso dance work, inaudible, won a Swiss Dance Award 2017 in the Current Works Competition. In his work, Swiss-Belgian choreographer Thomas Hauert touches the common ground between dance and music. Thomas Hauert takes the notion of 'interpretation' as a starting point for this group performance for six dancers (2016). The choreographer uses existing pieces of music that he closely relates to choreographic scores, structured improvisations linked to the music. Here, the dancers confront themselves with George Gershwin's Concerto in F and Ludus de Morte Regis by contemporary composer Mauro Lanza. Always looking for new approaches to dance, Hauert reverses the principle of 'mickeymousing' and lets the movements follow the music directly. The result is a condensed and detailed choreography, a fascinating series of movements that make tangible the musical experience.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry (Isabelle Arc), Kareem Bandealy (Jacques Arc), Hayley Burgess (Moniqueus Joan), Ricardo Gutierrez (Father GilbertChamberlainGuardScribe), Casey Morris (Pierre Arc), Grace Smith (Joan Arc) and Penelope Walker (Lady of the Court).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Out of Box Theatre announces its 8th Season of intimate, thought-provoking and unexpected theatre. The season begins in August, 2019 with award-winning playwright Topher Payne's new hysterical farce, Entertaining Lesbians, which Payne directs as part of Out of Box's new Beta Test Performance Series bring new works by local playwrights to the stage.Â
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will celebrate its eighth anniversary with an action-packed line up of independent and studio films from around the globe. Scheduled to take place from July 31st through August 3rd on Long Island, the Festival will screen an international slate of over 50 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, shorts and animated films that will compete for a series Festival Honors and Audience Awards.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadway's master songman,Â Mandy Patinkin, accompanied byÂ Adam Ben-DavidÂ on piano, will bring his newest theatre concertÂ Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only - Tuesday November 12 and Thursday November 14 at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The 400-seat theatre at Nevill Holt, home of Nevill Holt Opera, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize - the highest accolade in UK architecture.Â The RIBA Stirling Prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The 2019 Helpmann Awards Act II tonight was a star studded black-tie gala event hosted by the fabulous dynamic duo of comedian, writer and actor, Susie Youssef, and Artistic Director of State Theatre SA, Mitchell Butel.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal present the fifth annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work with two days of fresh plays. This year's festival takes place at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall,Â in the Boiler Room Studio Theater. All performances are free, no ticket reservations are necessary, and seating is general admission.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
NO STUDIOS, a hub for the creative arts in downtown Milwaukee that launched in October 2018, has announced its inaugural NO Studios Dance Fest, taking place July 19-20 at NO Studios and the Sherman Phoenix community event space. Dancers from the acclaimed NYC-based Ailey II - the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - will perform two pieces during the event, with additional performances from an eclectic mix of Milwaukee's top dance troupes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Mama, the fifth track taken fromÂ Africa Express'Â forthcoming studio albumÂ EGOLIÂ is available now.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Country rap pioneer andÂ million-selling artistÂ COLT FORDÂ tomorrow (August 9) releasesÂ 'Slow Ride'Â as the latest single from his seventh albumÂ WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1Â (Average Joes Entertainment) due out this fall. The song's lyric video, featuring footage ofÂ FORDÂ on tour, premiered today atÂ Billboard.Â
by Amy Hanson - Aug 7, 2019
In the ultimate manifestation of playing devil's advocate, Chris Betts vs the Audience pits the Canadian comic against his own punters, having him take up a contrary position on whatever idea they put forward, be it serious or silly.Â
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
World's End is the debut play from James Corley -Â an LGBT love story premiering at the King's Head Theatre, which will be the closer of the venue's ever popular Queer Season. Director Harry Mackrill (who was recently announced as one of the King's Head's new artistic associates) talks about why he chose to work on this piece, his inspirations, and how important it is keep making new LGBT theatre.
by Isabella Perrone - Aug 20, 2019
In Soulpepper's production of the 1998 Best Play Tony winner ART, written by Yasmina Reza and directed here by Philip Akin, the friendship of three friends is put to the test after one dives into the world of modernism with an expensive purchase.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
University of the Arts School of Dance presentsÂ The School for Temporary Liveness,Â featuring a new commission byÂ Isabel LewisÂ and a live performance album fromÂ nora chipaumire,Â from September 25-October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available atÂ www.temporaryliveness.orgÂ in mid-August.
by Don Grigware - Aug 19, 2019
RIGHTEOUS AMONG US Actors Co-op Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Amy Tofte'sÂ Righteous Among Us,Â directed by: Heather Chesley, performed by Kay Bess, Deborah Marlowe & Kimi Walker.Â A researcher at a civil rights museum collects oral histories from the ancestors of those who saved Jews during the Holocaust and of those who were saved.Â When she uncovers one hero family's legend is a lie, she must not only break the news to all involved and shatter the myth. Â but also come to terms with her own need to find heroes and good intentions among regular people. Saturday, August 24th, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 25thÂ 2:30 p.m. Talk back with playwright, cast and director to follow the show.Â Suggested Donation $10.Â Free to 2019-2020 Season Subscribers.Information/TicketsÂ https://www.actorsco-op.org/original-works-seriesActors Co-op David Schall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop,Â THE PIANO GUYSÂ have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits. Arriving as a musical phenomenon seemingly overnight, the duo ofÂ Jon SchmidtÂ [pianist, songwriter] andÂ Steven Sharp NelsonÂ [cellist, songwriter] have delivered bold compositions that transcend boundaries of style and genre, a boundlessness that has since translated into a massively-successful career.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire, September 25-October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This project marks the Art Alliance at University of the Arts' programmatic debut. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available at www.temporaryliveness.org in mid-August.
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Trout Steak RevivalÂ has announced the first round of fall 2019 tour dates.Â Stops feature an appearance atÂ IBMAÂ (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as well as a handful of dates in the Southeast.Â The band has also announced that they will celebrateÂ New Year's EveÂ atÂ The Aggie TheatreÂ in Fort Collins, CO with Wood Belly.Â