State of the Union 1945

Opened: November 14, 1945

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Clarinetist Charles Neidich to Return to the WA Concert Series at Tenri Cultural Institute
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2024

Renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich will return to the WA Concert Series at Tenri Cultural Institute on March 1, 2024. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Itzhak Perlman Unveils 2023/2024 Season Highlights Featuring Tours of His Autobiographical Program & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2023

In an exciting 2023-2024 season, GRAMMY-winning virtuoso violinist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Itzhak Perlman engages with audiences across the world as he builds on his career as one of the most distinguished classical musicians of our era.

Sacramento Ballet Reveals 2023/24 Season, ESCAPE
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2023

Sacramento Ballet has unveiled its 2023/24 season titled Escape featuring the long-awaited return of Sergei Prokofiev's 1945 classic Cinderella, with modern choreography by acclaimed Nashville Ballet artistic director Paul Vasterling. Sacramento's beloved holiday hometown Nutcracker returns along with cutting-edge programming via Visions and Innovations.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play FENCES by August Wilson is Coming to Shakespeare & Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023

Experience the emotional depth and powerful storytelling of August Wilson's Fences at Shakespeare & Company. Follow the struggles of Troy Maxson as he navigates dreams, regrets, and a longing for a different life. Don't miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, part of Wilson's acclaimed American Century Cycle. Get your tickets now!

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Yo-Yo Ma & More Set for Washington Performing Arts 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2023

Washington Performing Arts has announce its 2023/24 Season with the theme of Together in Art and Community, running from September 2023 through June 2024 in nine venues across the Washington, D.C., region.

Feature: EDDIE: THE FRIENDSHIP THAT CHANGED HISTORY at White Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 9, 2023

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, a not commonly cited friendship, between President Harry S. Truman and a Kansas City friend may well have had an outsized influence on the success of the new tiny country.   That man was Eddie Jacobson, Truman’s close friend since 1905. Both Truman and Jacobson served in the same World War I artillery unit, became business partners, and remained lifelong friends.   

Video: Who Will Win the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board will present the 2023 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Sanaz Toossi's ENGLISH Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that English, by Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris and The Far Country by Lloyd Suh.

Scott Barrow, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of Tectonic Theater Project's Here There Are Blueberries. 

Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS Brings Jamaican Good Vibes To First Stage This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2023

 Infectious reggae music, colorful costumes and sets bring the culture of Jamaica to life in the Todd Wehr Theater with First Stage's production of Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS. 

Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS to Run at Milwaukee's First Stage This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2023

Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS runs April 21 - May 21, 2023 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater.

New York City Opera Presents OPERA'S GREATEST MOMENTS At Wollman Rink In Central Park
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

New York City Opera will present Opera's Greatest Moments on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7pm at Wollman Rink in Central Park.

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

VIDEO: SASAMI Shares Video for New Single 'Make It Right'
by Michael Major - Feb 22, 2022

The video was directed by Euphoria costume designer Heidi Bivens, styled by Euphoria assistant costume designer Angelina Vitto, with make-up by Euphoria and Pen15 make-up artist Alexandra French. SASAMI’s headline tour in support of Squeeze kicks off next week on March 4th. The tour also includes dates with Haim in the US and Mitski in EU.

BWW Review: SINGING REVOLUTION at The Broadwater Mainstage
by Tracey Paleo - Feb 4, 2022

SINGING REVOLUTION is a contemporary production designed to inspire American youth with the ideas that peaceful resistance, social justice, and acts of kindness can change the world.

SASAMI Shares New Single 'Call Me Home'
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

SASAMI shares a new single “Call Me Home,” the latest single from her anticipated new album, Squeeze. SASAMI is hitting the road later this spring on a headline tour that also includes support for Haim in the US and Mitski in EU. Listen to the new single now! Plus, check out the complete list of tour dates.

SASAMI Shares New Single 'Say It' From Upcoming 'Squeeze' Album
by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022

SASAMI shares a visualizer for “Say It,” her new industrial-influenced single. SASAMI is hitting the road next year, dates include a headline run, and support in North America for Haim and EU/UK support for Mitski in the Spring and Summer of 2022. Plus, pre-order the new album now!

BWW Feature: AUSCHWITZ - NOT LONG AGO - NOT FAR AWAY at Union Station
by Alan Portner - Jun 15, 2021

Now open at Kansas City’s Union Station is a huge, new, historical exhibition. The exhibition is fronted by one of the freight cars that once transported hundreds of thousands of souls to the Auschwitz death camp in southeastern Poland between 1940 and 1945.

THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.

Union Station Will Honor Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation Of Auschwitz Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2021

Tomorrow, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Union Station will join countries and communities around the world to commemorate the January 27th, 1945 liberation of Auschwitz, 76 years ago.  Tonight, on the eve of this important date, Union Station will present a special free, live music performance at 7:00 pm on the Station's Facebook account.

Photo Flash: Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Opening of Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Americans were listening to 'Goodnight, Irene' and Bing and Gary Crosby's interpretation of a 1914 song by Irving Berlin, 'Play a Simple Melody.' And Berlin's new musical, Call Me Madam, was opening at New York's Imperial Theater with an advance of over one million dollars, by far the largest in Broadway history.

Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Smithsonian Channel Announces Premieres For May 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2020

Smithsonian Channels' May programming features the premiere of “An American Aristocrat's Guide To Great Estates,” an all-access pass into Great Britain's most magnificent homes, hosted by Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke.

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