She

$30-$50

Choreographer, playwright, and dancer Jinah Parker’s momentous and timely work SHE will run OFF-BROADWAY March 31 – May 19, 2018, at the Gym at Judson in Manhattan. This moving work of dance-theater—“a Choreoplay”—opens up all-too-necessary conversations about sexual trauma, systemic racism, women’s healing and ownership of their bodies, and the undoing of rape culture. The show, in development for two years, arrives Off-Broadway just as these crucial conversations about sexual violence have erupted in the mainstream, as allegations against powerful men have given fire to women and driven the #MeToo movement and subsequent Time’s Up Defense Fund, exposing the extent of the systems that heretofore have silenced and shamed survivors, and providing pathways to justice and accountability. Having played to sold-out audiences at HERE Arts Center in Spring 2017, SHE continues its journey—with a newly revamped script, new cast members, and new direction from Tamilla Woodard—in this moment of reckoning, in telling the stories of survivors and giving voice and body to pain as a step toward liberation, healing, and empowerment.



SHE joins the themes of The Vagina Monologues and For Colored Girls, interlinking stories about sexual violence and racialized abuses. Parker met and interviewed a number of women generous enough to share their own stories of surviving sexual abuse; in an earlier iteration of the piece, these women delivered their stories and danced alongside trained performers. Through this process, Parker also began weaving her grandmother’s story into the work—and her own. She explains, “I realized—throughout the research, throughout this process of working with the survivors, continuously talking to them, going through their words, creating dance out of them—that I had my own story of abuse. I thought, ‘If I have been putting this in the back of my mind and didn’t know for years, how many other women are living in the dark, or suppressing something that happened to them?’ And what better a way to regain a sense of self, when something has physically been taken away, or when your body has been abused, then to use your body to reclaim it?” SHE uses a foundation of modern dance with elements of jazz, street jazz and ballet to bring these stories into dancers’ bodies, while actors simultaneously deliver them through monologue and expressionistic interactions.

SHE intersectionally addresses sexism and racism in a poignant consideration of the abuses suffered by Sandra Bland, described by Parker as a "metaphorical rape"-a matter of powerful systems stripping someone of their being. Unlike the women the audience hears from who can reclaim their narratives of abuse, the violation of Sandra Bland ended in death; this is a woman who, among the many tragic, mysterious, and infuriating elements of her story, is no longer around to tell it. Says Parker, who takes on the role of Bland, "I wanted to give her a voice."

Schedule

The Gym at Judson

(New York, NY)
243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South
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by Fiona Scott - Feb 29, 2020
John Barrowman is a busy man at the moment. He's currently a judge on ITV's Dancing on Ice and recently popped up in BBC's Doctor Who, reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness. He's also part of the entertainment line-up of Stages: The Musical Theatre Festival at Sea aboard the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas, embarking from Southampton for Bruges on 27 September. John spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and what he's looking forward to about this specialist cruise.
by Andrew Child - Feb 29, 2020
Playwright Christina R Chan has been developing a new work, The Fortune Teller, which will have a premiere staged reading through one of TC Squared Theatre Company's Playwright Salons on March 1. This follows after her 2017 finalist entry for the Eugene O'Neill Play Conference, which also started as a reading in TC Squared's salon. I got to chat with Chan as well as TC Squared artistic director Rosalind Thomas-Clark about how The Fortune Teller has grown and developed through the Playwrights' Lab.
by Barry Lenny - Feb 29, 2020
It all starts with a full ensemble tap routine, with the students dressed in cute sailor outfits.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 29, 2020
The Rose Youth Theatre has great form in developing new theatrical talent. With excellent performances by members in every Christmas production at the Rose, The Creature: Frankenstein Retold is an exciting opportunity to witness the professional debut for nine alumni of the group.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
A contemporary dance company comprising disabled and non-disabled dancers, internationally renowned Candoco explores what dance can be. In its New York and BAM debuts, Candoco presents a program of two works: a restaging of Trisha Brown's iconic Set and Reset, first reworked in 2011 by Candoco in collaboration with Brown's company; and Face In (2017), a commissioned work by Israeli-American choreographer Yasmeen Godder.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced an all new All Star Stand-up Comedy performance on Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. This show is the third installment of All Star Comedy's 10th anniversary season, and is being presented during Hamptons Arts Network's 2020 THAW Fest. Tickets are on sale now for $30, $40 day of, and are available online 24/7 at baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by Joanna Barouch - Feb 28, 2020
The ASPECT Chamber Music Series presents concerts in an unusual format, one which transforms (according to their literature) “the traditional recital into an intimate, engaging and thought-provoking blend of performance, speech and image.” 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Heitor Villa-Lobos was widely acknowledged as South America's greatest composer when he was invited to come to Hollywood and write the musical score for Green Mansions starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Mary Jane loves her son, Alex. All she wants is for him to be healthy and happy. However, Alex is chronically ill, which makes life challenging. While Mary Jane is perpetually optimistic, she is also tired and scared. She needs to know she's not alone. Sometimes support comes from unexpected places, and you learn family isn't just the people you're related to.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 28, 2020
I'm only recently discovering my own musical identity outside of the things I listened to in my parents' cars growing up. I discovered The Secret Sisters around the same time I discovered horror movies, around the same time I discovered a new kind of higher-stakes storytelling. “You Don't Own Me Anymore” was a masterclass in harmony and tension. It was a collection of those kinds of higher-stakes stories; the haunting beauty of a song about murdering your child taught me more about writing a character than pretty much any play or movie or TV show I've ever watched; naming and admonishing Davey White on “He's Fine” showed me an unapologetic way to channel anger and heartbreak. The whole album shrieks unapology, except it's not shrieking; it's speaking quietly but pointedly, in harmony and in unity. The title song is anthemic. It's feminine angst; less loud but more directly expressive than any other album of its kind I'd ever heard.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
America Ferrera will be leaving NBC's 'Superstore' following the current season that ends Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced Golden Globe(R) nominee Courteney Cox ('Friends,' 'Cougar Town') is set to star in the horror comedy pilot 'Shining Vale,' playing the lead role of Patricia 'Pat' Phelps. The half-hour comedy from Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 28, 2020
Once in awhile a musical comes along that strikes the right chord. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova collaborated on a stage version of the 2007 film by John Carney. This deceptively simple story won a Tony Award for Best Book by Enda Walsh along with 7 more wins out of 11 Tony nominations in 2012, including Best Musical, Best Orchestration, and Best Direction. Its most familiar song, 'Falling Slowly,' won an Academy Award and the cast album captured a Grammy.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Deadline reports that actress Sophia Bush has joined the cast of 'Good Sam,' a new medical drama on CBS. She will play the titular role.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Ender Bender, a newcomer in the indie pop world, presents his debut single 'Star Killer'. This is the first single from his forthcoming 'EQ' EP, to be released in spring 2020. This song explores the ups and downs, the angels and the demons of life in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Women's eNews, has announced the Host, Honorary Gala Chair, and Honorary Gala Co-Chairs for the 20th annual 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Awards gala, which will take place on May 4th at Club 101 in New York City.
by Rob Lester - Feb 28, 2020
Birdland collects songs about NYC in the return of the three-singer revue New York: Big City Songbook the same week that Marilyn Maye reigned supreme once again at Dizzy's. Lots of solid entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Steppenwolf for Young Adults' presents I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
by Karis Rogerson - Feb 28, 2020
Robyn Adele Anderson, who makes her debut at The Green Room 42 this Saturday, is a performer who takes modern songs and covers them in a jazz style. Her YouTube channel, where she posts videos like her swing cover of a?oeSweetnessa?? by Jimmy Eat World, has more than 59 million views and 569,000 subscribers. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Orchard Project has announced its 2020 Gala, A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW, occurring Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Prince George Ballroom and honoring the work of TONY-Award winning producers Kristin Caskey and Amanda Dubois, OBIE winning writer Kyle Jarrow, and TONY-winning tap legend Savion Glover.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
How do we build the future? The year is 1971. Civil rights activist Ann Atwater is fighting a pitched battle to desegregate public schools in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina. C.P. Ellis is the Exalted Cyclops of the local KKK chapter. When a Washington mediator arrives in Durham to negotiate the desegregation process, Ann and C.P. find their mutual poverty puts them on the same side of the table.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Deadline reports that actress Janina Gavankar has joined the cast of 'Echo,' a new drama pilot at NBC.
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2020
Storm talks about her name, growing up in Atlanta, her uncle's fast food restaurant Burger Baby, her new movie The Invisible Man, and she reveals a never-before-seen video of her hotel room in South Africa after it was destroyed by monkeys.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
As part of its current 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents a staged reading of Cooking Up, by Japanese playwright Shoko Matsumura, led by Brooklyn-based director Jordana De La Cruz, taking place Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street).  Cooking Up marks the 15th installment of the Society's annual Play Reading Series: Contemporary Japanese Plays in English Translation, introducing topical plays from emerging playwrights from Japan to artists and audiences in the U.S.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Center Theatre Group broke two records with the highly acclaimed engagement of a?oeWhat the Constitution Means to Mea?? by offering more free and low-cost tickets throughout its run than any other production at the Mark Taper Forum while also setting the record for highest weekly gross in the theatre's over 50-year history with $533,285 for the week ending February 23, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Los Angeles' own powerhouse vocalist Marisol Hernandez (aka La Marisoul) steps out on her own on Saturday, March 28 at 8:00pm in a rescheduled concert with a band of All-Stars to breathe new life into the most influential Mexican-American music of the past three generations.
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2020
Alison Brie tells James about the time her 16-year-old self fainted at a Beastie Boys concert and how the venue's security was convinced she was high on drugs.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2020
Nollywood Dreams begins performances on Thursday, March 19th, 2020, in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), with official opening night set for Monday, April 13th. The cast and creatives of Nollywood Dreams recently met the press and chatted with us about the show.
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2020
Juliette Lewis explains why packing gives her anxiety.
by Cicely Binford - Feb 28, 2020
Opera in the Park is an event the city of Perth looks forward to every year, and 2020's performance of Hansel and Gretel was no exception. All eyes were on the skies in the lead-up to the night, and though the clouds looked threatening, they only provided a bit of additional atmosphere in the end. Also providing atmosphere was the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with its open windows showing silhouetted figures going about their business, which served as a new (likely unintended) backdrop for this year's performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Experience kindness through beauty, color and love at a?oeThe Art of Kindness,a?? a special exhibit now under way at the Buttonwood Art Space, 2013 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri. Produced by Faith Always Wins and its annual SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World experiences, this juried art show features the works of 60 Kansas City area professional artists with more than 150 pieces on display. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced listing for March 9 through March 22: 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
'Songs From The Heart' features music by Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and others, starring Corinna Sowers Adler who is a well-known professional cabaret singer from NYC, having performed her solo shows in many venues including Feinstein's, The Triad, Feinstein's / 54 Below and Jazz at Lincoln Center's famed Appel Room. She has been a featured performer five times on the NYC Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, most recently singing Bernstein's famed 'Glitter and Be Gay' on the Rose Theater stage. Corinna is a six-time Tony Award Nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education and has been named one of the best voices in New York City!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones on the Octagon Stage March 5 through March 22, 2020. Directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine, this production brings home a play that was inspired by true events from 1959 Montgomery and was created on this very soil. Rich with all the complexities of human nature, this tale from Alabama history remains stunningly relevant to today's world.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Violins of Hope collection will make the journey from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, in an unprecedented collaboration between The Soraya, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and four Southern California symphony orchestras. The Soraya will present three concerts featuring the rescued and restored violins, with an Opening concert on March 22 featuring the LA Jewish Symphony, followed by Israeli conductor Lahav Shani leading and performing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra on March 25, and concluding with the Jerusalem Quartet on April 5. New West Symphony, The LA Lawyers Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony will host the violins in concerts at other venues throughout Southern California, reaching audiences across the region. Complete Violins of Hope information can be found at The Soraya.org.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
On the heels of the critically acclaimed single “Somebody Son,” singer, actress, songwriter, and social influencer Jade Novah proudly presents the next chapter of her musical journey on her brand new full-length album, Stages [Let There Be Art], debuting at #1 on the iTunes R&B charts today.  
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Doja Cat has achieved her first UK Top 20 with 'Say So' from the 2019 album 'Hot Pink'. 'Say So' had organically reached the Top 25 without being officially released as a single, with over 150 million streams on Spotify/Apple Music as well as becoming a viral sensation on TikTok with over 15 million videos being made using the track.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for March -their directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 28, 2020
Based on the 2005 film by the same name, the musical 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of an unlikely partnership between a failing shoe manufacturer (Charlie) and a fabulous cabaret entertainer (Lola). Although they come from very different worlds, the two realize that they are not so different after all. Playing the challenging role of Lola is New Hampshire native Darius Harper. Working both nationally and internationally, Harper brings years of experience and talent to the Fulton stage.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 28, 2020
Alex Newell currently stars as Mo on the new NBC musical dramedy series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. In the series, Mo is Zoey Clarke's effervescent landlord-turned-confidant after she discovers she has the power to hear people's inner thoughts via song.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that On Camera Acting with Meghan Rafferty workshops for both adults and teens are now open for registration. Workshops will be held on Sunday, March 29, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The adult class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the teen program, open to kids ages 12 to 17, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Each class is offered for a fee of $175; information on registration can be found at baystreet.org/education, or by contacting Director of Education Allen O'Reilly at allen@baystreet.org or by calling 631 725 0818.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Know Theatre will present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Wagner College Theatre continues its 2019-20 Mainstage Season with the divine musical comedy SISTER ACT, with performances February 27 through March 8, 2020 in the Main Hall Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Scottsdale Arts has been named as a finalist in the 39th Annual Governor's Arts Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director; Kit Ingui, Managing Director) has announced the inaugural class of artists for the new Long Wharf commissioning program. With the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Lord/Kubler Fund for New Work, Long Wharf Theatre has established an Artistic Opportunity Fund to commission and develop new plays that represent the kaleidoscope of the human experience, building a new American theatre repertoire that vigorously includes the voices of artists of color. Generative artists receive commissioning support and developmental resources, including workshops and readings, that respond directly to their individual needs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Today, critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Skott reveals the music video for 'Kodak & Codeine,' her own unique twist on a breakup. The single, which features Skott's trademark earworm melodies, laced through sweeping cinematic production, is out now via Dollar Menu in partnership with Cosmos Music. The song was praised by Idolator who called it an 'acerbic gem,' and DuJour Magazine hailing it as 'captivating' and an 'anthem for heartbreak.' The video, which premiered earlier today on Refinery 29 features Skott bathed in striking blue and purple hues in front of a series of moody, atmospheric backdrops-storm clouds, raging ocean waves, a menacing castle. Watch the Peter St. James-directed video for 'Kodak & Codeine' HERE.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
After Björk's most elaborate stage performance to date, 'Cornucopia', she announces today that she will embark on a new tour in 2020, 'Björk Orchestral'. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
UTA Artist Space will present Thirsty for Myself, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Julia Wachtel. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, despite many of her paintings using images culled from Hollywood film and television.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will celebrate 44 years of trailblazing theatre and with an unforgettable evening inspired by the art and artists of our past, present and future. This phenomenal event will be emceed by esteemed ensemble member Gary Cole (Veep, The West Wing, Office Space), who will also tread the Steppenwolf boards for the first time in 20 years in this summer's production of Catch as Catch Can. A dynamic collaboration between artists and board members, Gala 2020 co-chairs include ensemble member Joan Allen; trustee Susan Berghoef; ensemble members Gary Cole and Sandra Marquez; and trustee Anne Phillips and Don Phillips. The Gala will take place at a new location, the stunningly renovated Old Post Office (415 S. Canal St., Chicago).