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Tickets on Sale for the Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra (CAO) is pleased to announce that single tickets are now on sale for the first annual Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA), running from October 28 - November 12, 2017. Passes have almost sold out for the Festival that brings together local and international artists to perform across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). (more...)

Dual Language Edition of Disney's ALADDIN to Open This Week at LATC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions, in association with El Centro Del Pueblo and CASA 0101 Theater in a new expanded guest production. (more...)

AM I DEAD?, AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for The Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Search for Best Arab Innovator Continues in Epic Season 9 of Stars of Science
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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The New Museum's IdeasCity Arles Announces Speakers for Spring Event
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The New Museum has announced the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Arles, held in partnership with LUMA Arles and the LUMA Foundation, extending a collaboration that began at IdeasCity Detroit and continued at IdeasCity Athens. (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 30, 2017

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Bellydance Evolution to Present FANTASM - ODYSSEY OF DREAMS at the Ford
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As part of the 2017 Summer Season at the fully refurbished Ford Theatres, Bellydance Evolution presents the Los Angeles debut of Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams at the outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm. (more...)

FJK Dance to Return to NYC This June with 'MESSAGE OF PEACE'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition Final Award Ceremony was Held in Bahrain in Partnership with Community Jameel, Zain Group and Tamkeen
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany Announces 18th Consecutive Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Among the Outstanding Guest Artists this Season are KADYA and CARAVAN, Two Musical Ensembles Comprised of Both Jews and Arabs, Part of an Exchange Program Between Arab and Jewish Teens From Israel, and Teens From Diverse Nationalities Within Germany, as well as Fourteen Workshops in Yiddish Language, Lecture Series, and Concerts (more...)

TACT Announces 7th Annual newTACTics Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Giant Steps Music's First Compilation Music Action Ensemble 'Foundation' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A love of jazz, learning and a determined passion to make a difference in other people's lives can manifest itself in many different ways. For Drew Foxman, the choice was clear: he knew he wanted to create awareness via the world's greatest method of connecting human beings—music. (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

AND HERE I AM Announces UK Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Following the earliest footsteps of life through a warzone, And Here I Am is a coming-of-age story that witnesses the comedic absurdities of growing up in one of the world's most troubled conflict zones. (more...)

Hero Syrian Volunteers Documented in LAST MEN IN ALEPPO on PBS 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Captured with incredible intimacy and urgency, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO shows the White Helmets at work in the wake of bombing raids. (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Bryant Park presents Accordions AROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Accordions Around the World is a four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres, to perform at Bryant Park. Accordion Picnics, each Wednesday between June 28 and July 19, spotlights 24 musicians at each performance and offers audiences the chance to experience the range of this often-overlooked instrument. (more...)

Fadi Khoury's FJK Dance to Return to NYC with MESSAGE OF PEACE at The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Arab Festival Explores Cultural Roots and Current Influences of the Arab World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Arab Festival, 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 and 16, in Seattle Center Armory, vividly underscores the cultural roots and current influences of The Arab world. (more...)

KADYA Youth Choir Yiddish Summer Weimar Present Opening Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

KADYA Youth Choir is a groundbreaking collaborative project of Yiddish Summer Weimar and The Arab-Jewish Community Center (AJCC) in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, in cooperation with the Schola Cantorum Weimar. (more...)

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN to Conclude newTACTics Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Adi Hanash & Patrick Vassel, directed by Wes Grantom, will conclude TACT's newTACTics Festival this week. (more...)

We Are One+Together presents Mr. Gay Syria Campaign for Asylum & 'War Within' Film by Zaher Saleh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Dance Base Announces Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This year, the Dance Base Festival programme is linked by a sense of connection and identity; welcoming 21 shows, from 12 countries, to perform under one roof as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

SHUBBAK, London's Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture, Kicks Off July 1st
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Shubbak, London's festival of contemporary Arab culture, has become a key event in the arts calendar of the UK and The Arab World, and 2017 will be the 4th edition of this biennial festival. (more...)

Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, award-winning composer and Disney mainstay Alan Menken discusses his upcoming projects for the House of Mouse, including live-action remakes of the classics, THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.  (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Heroic Spirit of White Helmets Featured in PBS Documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The White Helmets are the subject of Last Men in Aleppo, the searing documentary directed by Feras Fayyad that won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film has its national broadcast premiere on July 10 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on the PBS documentary series POV (Point of View) (more...)

Fall 2017 McDaniel College Theatre Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2017. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's STORYTELLERS & SONGWRITERS Series to Celebrate the Human Spirit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

In celebration of the Company's 40th Season, Shakespeare & Company presents a special August event series, Storytellers and Songwriters.  (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In the wake of an election that has left us facing such xenophobic rhetoric as "Build the Wall" and establishing a "Muslim Ban," many activists have said that we must build bridges in order to make human connections and provide people with sanctuary, not walls. (more...)

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Running from October 28 to November 12, the Festival will present a series of concerts and other live performances across the GTA including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, both free and ticketed events with almost 100 artists, local and from around the world. The CAO and FAMA aim to promote intercultural dialogue among the tapestry of Canadian society through music and art, and seek to connect expatriate Arabs, and non-Arab communities, and to build bridges through the musical heritage of Arab culture. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Seeking Actors for 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Wild Swan is a professional, non-equity theater company that produces and performs productions geared for family audiences.  The company gives 175 performances a year in its home base of Ann Arbor and on tour throughout the state. (more...)

Arab-Jewish Orchestra from Haifa-Weimar Announces CARAVAN Exchange Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This Summer 2017, Yiddish Summer Weimar/other music e.V., in cooperation with Hochschule fur Musik Weimar, is offering an orchestral project for instrumentalists up to 26-years-old with a good background in Classical, Jazz, Folk, or Early Music. (more...)

The Soap Factory Announces Artists Participating In International Residency Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Soap Factory is excited to partner with Kutlivera to bring four emerging and mid-career Minnesota-based artists to Tranas, Sweden, to participate in a month-long residency at their organization. (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, famed composer Alan Menken confirmed reports that Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda will be joining him on Disney's highly anticipated live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

From Fable to Stage to Film - A Magic Carpet Ride Through the History of ALADDIN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 26, 2017

Come along with us on a magic carpet ride and re-visit the various incarnations of the shining, shimmering, splendid world of Aladdin! (more...)

Starz Announces Launch of New Fall Documentary Monday Night Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Starz today announced the premium cable network is entering the documentary format with its on-going acquisitions of new documentaries to air monthly beginning this fall. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

Public Sales Start Next Monday for UMS's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Monday, August 7 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2017-18 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep's AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Daniel Morgan Graduate School Professor Sharnoff Releases New Book on Aftermath of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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NOORSAT' Adopts Telairity Encoders for All HD H.264/AVC Transmissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS Make a Break for it
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. This production makes its debut on May 18that 7pm and runs till May 21st. This inaugural play for the company stars a talented and diverse cast with strong female characters prominently featured. (more...)

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