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Elaborate Lives - 1997 - New York History , Info & More

Aida, opera by Guiseppe Verdi

The story of a politically star-crossed love affair between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian prince, finally entombed alive in punishment.

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Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2024

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

Profile Theatre Announces Lauren Yee Festival And 2024 Season Changes 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2024

PROFILE THEATRE, has announced the Lauren Yee Festival of new works February 23-25. The weekend festival will consist of three enhanced staged readings of new plays from Lauren Yee and will take place at Imago Theatre.

Florida's Emo Greats POHGOH Shares New Single 'Over/Under'
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2022

“Over/Under” is about the random uncertainty of odds while living through a traumatic experience. In the fall of 2018 POHGOH's Susie Ulrey spent three terrifying weeks in the hospital (including a stint in the ICU) due to a very rare reaction to an MS (Mulitple Sclerosis) treatment she had taken years prior.

TEACHER! TEACHER! OR PS I LOVE YOU to be Presented by Theater for the New City in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 2022 annual tour Saturday, August 6 with 'Teacher! Teacher! or PS I Love You,' a rip-roaring original musical which tells the story of a struggling teacher in an underserved neighborhood who puts her life on the line for her kids.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

The second ACA Cinema Project series will present Flash Forward: Debut Works and Recent Films by Notable Japanese Directors, a hybrid program with 18 films streaming nationwide on Japan Society's Virtual Cinema from December 3-23, 2021 and two in-person screenings in Japan Society's auditorium on December 11 and 17.

Review Roundup: THE LION KING Tour Roars Back to the Stage; What Are The Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021

The cast includes Spencer Plachy as 'Scar,' Gerald Ramsey as 'Mufasa,' Gugwana Dlamini as 'Rafiki,' Nick Cordileone as 'Timon,' Jürgen Hooper as 'Zazu,' Ben Lipitz as 'Pumbaa,' Darian Sanders as 'Simba,' Kayla Cyphers as 'Nala,' Keith Bennett as 'Banzai,' Martina Sykes as 'Shenzi' and Robbie Swift as 'Ed.' Jaylen Lyndon Hunter alternates the role of 'Young Simba', along with Charlie Kahler.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021

This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019

Disney has officially been making magic on Broadway for 25 years! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney on Broadway is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to put on a special benefit to celebrate the momentous occasion. We're getting in on the celebration by looking back at Disney's show-stopping productions, from classics like Beauty and the Beast and Newsies to current favorites like Aladdin and Frozen. Check it all out!

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.  

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Comes to NJPAC
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2018

For the 21st year, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, 2019 at 2pm. Tickets are $25-45 and are available by phone at (888) GO-NJPAC or online at https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/year-of-the-pignai-ni-chen-dance-company. 2019 is the Year of the Pig, which is the end of a cycle of Zodiac animals. The Year of the Pig is expected to be a festival year of great abundance and prosperity. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Company has developed a rich and fantastic program that incorporates many positive aspects of Chinese a

Spencer Theater Winter Season 2018-19 On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2018

Follow the yellow brick road to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where some of the finest touring productions come to full flourish on stage this autumn 2018 through spring 2019.

Bard Conservatory Celebrates Composer Joan Tower's 80th Birthday With Special Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2018

Joan Tower, the Asher Edelman Professor in the Arts at Bard College, is renowned as one of America's most important living composers. This September, The Bard College Conservatory of Music celebrates Tower's 80th birthday with a concert program of featuring world premieres of Towers' recent compositions including Small Plus (2018) performed by S? Percussion; Looking Back (2018) performed by the Da Capo Chamber Players; and Thank You (2018), with Dawn Upshaw conducting members of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program.

Rooftop Films Announces Full 2018 Summer Slate
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 30, 2018

Rooftop Films is proud to announce our feature film slate for the 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year's series will take place May 19th to August 25th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than a dozen spectacular outdoor venues, with live music, filmmaker appearances, and special enhanced screenings of the best, new, independent films from around the world. The open-air festivities will kick off on Saturday, May 19th, with “This is What We Mean by Short Films,” a collection of some of the most innovative short films of the past year. That screening will take place in the newest Rooftop Films venue, Green-Wood Cemetery. 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents BREAKING BREAD WITH BALANCHINE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents 'Breaking Bread with Balanchine'on Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter).

NJ's Own Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Joins Forces With The World-Renowned Ahn Trio at NJPAC
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2018

In this 2018 Women's History Month of March, NJPAC will premiere Nai-Ni Chen's latest collaboration with the world renowned Ahn Trio in a new, groundbreaking dance production, A Quest for Freedom. A program that highlights the hope and quest for freedom in every aspects of the artist's life and only highlighted by the current societal, national, international and historical debate around immigration.

BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Touching Musical VIOLET
by Michael Quintos - Feb 15, 2018

A quieter, more down-to-earth musical-but done so with a bellowing musical prowess thanks to book writer and lyricist Brian Crawley and composer Jeanine Tesori-VIOLET explores the multiple layers of feelings associated with being and living life as an 'other' within an environment that promotes (and unfairly rewards) societal normalcy and uniformity-and all the baggage that comes with it. The delicate yet still poignantly powerful 1997 award-winning off-Broadway musical continues its regional premiere production (based on the 2014 Broadway revival) at Orange County's Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 4, 2018.

Celebrate YEAR OF THE DOG At NJPAC This Saturday
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Year of the Dog, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company. Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her dancers fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Their spectacular productions take audiences beyond cultural boundaries, to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arise from discipline. The company has received more than 15 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Celebrate The Year Of The Dog At NJPAC
by Stephi Wild - Dec 21, 2017

Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons - they're all part of Year of the Dog, a dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year by NJ's acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, which will celebrate its 20th Chinese New Year Celebration at NJ's premier venue.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Celebrate The Year Of The Dog At NJPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2017

For the 20th year, the critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to perform the Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $25 - $33 and are available at www.njpac.org/events/detail/year-of-the-dog-the-nai-ni-chen-dance-company. At this landmark 20th year performance, the Nai-Ni Chen Company will honor the support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation with a special award ceremony on stage.

David Henry Hwang Explores THE SOUND OF M. BUTTERFLY Today at Rubin Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Sound permeates our daily lives and shapes our existence. From 'ear yoga' to Buddhist-inspired opera, talks and programs this fall build on themes in Rubin Museum's newest exhibition, The World Is Sound. For more about the exhibition, visit RubinMuseum.org/Wavelength, and scroll down for related talks, films and experiences, including a panel with David Henry Hwang about Broadway's M. Butterfly!

Other Productions of Elaborate Lives

1998   World Premiere
2000   Broadway Original Broadway Production
2001   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2004   Regional (US) Regional Premiere
Regional (US)
2006   St. Louis, MO (Regional) St. Louis MUNY Production
St. Louis, MO (Regional)

Elaborate Lives - 1997 New York Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2017 The Lortels Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee Lynn Nottage