The Arab Broadway


Astor Theatre

(New York, NY)
1537 Broadway
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
 Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) are pleased to today announce their latest addition for the lineup of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi - British singer, songwriter and YouTuber Conor Maynard, who is now confirmed to perform at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for the year's biggest party for kids. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
With her production of the world première of Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces Pass Over, A Museum in Baghdad and The Glee Club which will be staged at Kiln Theatre in 2020, following the previously announced Snowflake by Mike Bartlett.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The Iraqi maqam (modal system), one of Iraq's richest cultural offerings, features sophisticated melodies, infectious rhythms, and eloquent poetry. Hamid Al-Saadi, Iraq's foremost exponent of this centuries-old tradition, is renowned for his powerful voice and highly ornamented style, as well as his comprehensive knowledge of the intricate details of the music and poetry of Iraq. Al-Saadi is the only person from his generation to have memorized and mastered all 56 maqamat from the Baghdad repertoire, and is one of the few vocalists to keep this maqam alive today. He is joined by Safaafir, the only US-based ensemble dedicated to performing the Iraqi maqam in it traditional format. The group is led by the acclaimed Amir ElSaffar (santur-zither) and Dena El Saffar (joza-bowed stringed instrument, violin) of Iraqi descent, and features Tim Moore on percussion.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The de Blasio Administration today announced the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning benefit partners, and the IDNYC Middle School Card. With the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching and the first set of cards set to expire beginning in January 2020, the program has also introduced a new card design and a comprehensive, citywide advertising and targeted outreach campaign to promote renewals. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
In 2020, Adelaide Writers' Week the second from Director Jo Dyer, contemplates one of the few things that incontrovertibly unites us all: Being Human. Running from Saturday 29 February to Thursday 5 March as part of the 60th anniversary Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Writers' Week will explore how humans engage with each other, with technology, and with the natural world. 
by Jackie Camborde - Oct 17, 2019
When we arrived at Santa Fe Playhouse for the Sunday matinee of The Happiest Song Plays Last - part three of the Elliot Trilogy, superbly written by Quiara Alegria Hudes and currently being produced in a collaborative effort by three local theaters, - I asked the director, 'is this really the happiest one?' Truth be told, part two, Water by the Spoonful, emotionally wrecked me for about a week - I was hoping the trilogy's conclusion would end on a higher note. Happiest Song did not disappoint, although I wasn't always sure it was going to go that way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, will present Tahrir Is Now, an evening of music from the musical We Live in Cairo and testimonies in response to both the Arab Spring and the current political situation in Egypt.
by Karen Bovard - Oct 13, 2019
The 9th floor black box space at the Guthrie showcases short runs of plays that foreground diverse voices from local and international companies. This season, they've chosen a string of works featuring Arab artists. Currently up is ZAFIRA AND THE RESISTANCE, by Kathryn Haddad, mounted by the Minnesota based New Arab American Theater Works, a non-profit educational group that's been mission driven for 20 years.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
This fall, The Broad will launch a new survey-the largest held to date-of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat's work. The exhibition, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, will be on view from October 19, 2019, through February 16, 2020, and is the renowned multidisciplinary artist's first major exhibition to take place in the western United States.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
This November Jonah Bokaer Choreography announces a suite of new programs that expand diverse voices in the arts. Join us for a talk on public spaces given by long time collaborator Charles Renfro / Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the FedEx Global Education Center. During the same week, Jonah Bokaer Choreography presents a new commission world premier of Jehan Sadat in Three Dimensions in partnership with The Ackland Art Museum and Carolina Performing Arts. RECESS our young patrons program, presents Ichi Go with the Japanese dance form kagura.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Fisher Center at Bard, announces Where No Wall Remains, the third edition of the acclaimed LAB Biennial, temporarily reconfiguring the Fisher Center as a site for innovative and interactive performances and installations (November 21-24). Co-curated by Lebanese live artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center's Artistic Director for Theater and Dance, this four-day festival considers the subject of borders: political borders, physical borders, historical and contemporary borders, borders seen and unseen, the borders of the body, borders between art forms, between performers and spectators, the borders that divide or define us, borders to be crossed, tested, resisted, destroyed, rebuilt, or transcended. Where No Wall Remains follows The House is Open (2014), which explored the relationship between visual and performing arts, and We're Watching (2017), which examined contemporary states of surveillance. This third edition of the festival features nine new performances and installations by contemporary artists from the Middle East and Central America, commissioned by Live Arts Bard. Please see below for dates and times for each work. 
by Sarah Hookey - May 28, 2019
Normaler Than Everyone is essentially about an artist trying to use the many disciplines of his craft(s) to both get through and to get away from his darkest hour. Through his songs, writings and photographs, Joseph presents a funny and moving portrait of a cancer caregiver, enraged by soup and terrified by the specter of ghosts. Co-devised and directed by Dani Bedau, NTE is ultimately a meditation on love and mortality.
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2019
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced PARANORMAL, its new original Middle Eastern series. Based on Paranormal the best selling books in the Arab world by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, that sold more than 15 million copies. PARANORMAL will be produced by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the showrunner and the director, PARANORMAL is Netflix's first foray into Egyptian drama.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, announces they will co-present a series of post-show discussions with leading artists, journalists, and scholars in conjunction with A.R.T.'s production of We Live in Cairo on topics inspired by the show. Written by brothers Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour, We Live in Cairo is inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets in 2011 to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2019
For the third consecutive year, media personality Shefik will return as Master of Ceremonies for Shop. Sell. Strut!. Miranda Eldridge will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. The event takes place at iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Warehouse 100, Freehold, New Jersey 07728, on Sunday, May 19, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased online at, with prices ranging from $25 to $30. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization), for individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2018, the event had 15 ambassadors with a 2019 goal of 30 ambassadors. This year, the event currently has 43 ambassadors. This constitutes a 500% increase in ambassador fundraising.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The 8th Summerhall Festival Programme is announced today by the year round Edinburgh arts venue. The programme is full of exciting, invigorating and fresh theatre, music and visual arts. Whilst the venue grows into its reputation for hosting new, avant-garde and personal work, it also begins to create partnerships with artists. The Eclipse Award, Fringe of Colour, Autopsy Award and a series of annual artist in residence positions see Summerhall actively supporting artists making new work and responding to our world.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Kennedy Center brings the fun outdoors this summer with four free rooftop happy hours, taking place on Thursdays June 13, July 11, July 18, and August 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
by Keith Waits - Mar 8, 2019
A young man is raised with the expectation that he will follow in his father's footsteps, working in the trade and carrying on an important tradition, but instead, he wants to follow his own path and become an artist. It is a classic coming-of-age narrative of a generational and cultural shift that is common enough in Western literature. By finding the same conflict in an Iraqi family, Sinan Antoon's The Corpse Washer shows just how universal fundamental storytelling forms can be.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
San Francisco International Arts Festival is very proud to present the US debut of Collective Ma'louba, the ensemble of professional Syrian actors, writers and directors founded by its leading protagonists as they experienced life as refugees escaping the Syrian Civil war.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The National Theatre today announces the creative partners for the 2019 River Stage Festival. The annual festival on London's South Bank runs throughout the summer with leading arts and performance companies celebrating the best of British and International culture, drag artists and London's green and blue spaces, including the River Thames. The line-up is as follows:
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In a year when American women mobilized, ran for office, and were elected to Congress in unprecedented numbers (and are already impacting), the acclaimed documentary series Women, War & Peace ( returns Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with powerful stories of women's role in dramatic conflicts and peace settlements across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
This summer sees Southbank Centre welcome acclaimed international dance companies to its three venues including Deborah Colker Dance Company, Cullbergbaletten (Cullberg Ballet) and Deborah Hay, Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger and Grupo Intergro alongside solo artists including a principal of the Royal Ballet Natalia Osipova and Mohamed Toukabri. Associate Company ZooNation Youth Company also return with their latest Southbank Centre commission.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
National Theatre has announced its listings for May - October 2019. Check out the full lineup below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld's local experts put together a list of some of the top venues to check out when visiting Israel - including Haifa, Tel Aviv, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
The Public Theater and Onassis USA today announced additional FREE programming and participants for the ONASSIS FESTIVAL 2019: DEMOCRACY IS COMING, running April 10-28 at The Public Theater and also La MaMa. Actors Phylicia Rashad and Andre Holland, performer/singer-songwriter Diana Oh, architect Elizabeth Diller, author Siri Hustvedt, and Kostis Velonis' art installation Life Without Tragedy join the Festival lineup.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The Fifth Edition Of The Shubbak Festival Starts On The 28th June bringing exciting, bold, poignant and urgent work by Arab artists questioning the norm to London's stages, concert halls, cinemas, outdoor locations, galleries and museums.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Grammy Award-nominated orchestral collective The Knights presents a wide-ranging program at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m., featuring music from the Baroque era through today, and from East to West. The concert features the US premiere of Canons and Overtones by Donnacha Dennehy, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The piece was written to mark the 20th anniversary of Dublin's Crash Ensemble and plays with layered melodies to create overtones, blurring the distinction between timbre and harmony.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
The National Theatre announces the full line-up of the 2019 River Stage Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival reveals a powerful programme of theatre and performance. The UK's premier annual Arab arts festival, LAAF brings a thrilling celebration of Arab culture incorporating music, visual art, theatre, performance, spoken word, literature and film. It runs from 5-14 July 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The fifth edition of the biennial Shubbak Festival starts on the 28th June bringing exciting, bold, poignant and urgent work by over 150 Arab artists to London. This year's programme champions artists who embrace questioning the norm, commenting powerfully on the world we live in.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Shubbak has announced the appointment of Fares K Moussa as new executive director replacing Daniel Gorman who takes up the position of Director of English PEN in August.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today.
by Charles Shubow - Jul 16, 2019
I really enjoyed the Eran Kolirin's 2007 Israeli-Egyptian film 'The Band's Visit' . The story involved the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra who get lost in Israel on their way to a concert performance at the Arab Cultural Center in a large city named Petal Tikvah and instead the bus they take arrives at the small town of Bet Hatikva. With the next bus not due until the next day, the musicians are invited to spend the night with the town natives (there is no hotel) and have dinner. The moving film tackles the subject of Egyptians and Israelis in 1996 who in 1967 had a hard-fought war on the Sinai Peninsula.
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2019
The national tour, now playing the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave me the opportunity to take another look at the show. Let's just say I'm really glad I had the opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) presents its annual awards for the encouragement of new writing at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on Friday 8 February 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
On February 7 at 7:30pm, Kinan Azmeh returns to The Broad Stage with his CityBand for a fusion of Arabic, jazz, world and classical influences. A GRAMMY Award-winner as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, Azmeh has been hailed as a "virtuoso" and "intensely soulful" by The New York Times. His utterly distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition as a clarinetist and composer.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
 In a year when American women mobilized, ran for office, and were elected to Congress in unprecedented numbers, the acclaimed documentary series Women, War & Peace ( returns Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with powerful stories of women's role in dramatic conflicts and peace settlements across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Two languages, both alike in dignity, in fair Israel where we lay our scene, a production of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Julietta, will play at The Arab-Hebrew Theatre of Jaffra Aug. 13 and Sept. 26. It will be a bilingual production in both Arabic and Hebrew.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Tickets to individual performances on the University Musical Society's 141st season will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and international theater ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. A complete listing of performances in the 2019-20 season can be downloaded below as part of the full press release.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
After positive results from early promotion in the US and UK including various nominations, author Nataly Restokian is looking forward to the hometown launch of her first novel, Masks. Restokian, the granddaughter of Armenian genocide survivors, was born and raised in Beirut against the backdrop of civil war. She spent two decades as a celebrated television journalist, actor, and live talk show and radio host in Lebanese and Arabic societies, where she was one of the most recognizable women in the media. But at what cost? Against all odds, Restokian rose to the top before giving it all up and moving to Montreal for a chance at genuine happiness and personal truth. Please join her for the launch of her first novel, Masks, on Tuesday, September 10, for readings, a Q&A and refreshments.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The Stratford Festival's newest films are coming to CBC and CBC Gem. Shakespeare's Coriolanus will air on August 25 and The Tempest on September 15, at which time they will also be available on the free CBC Gem streaming series. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
After positive results from early promotion in the US and UK including various nominations, author Nataly Restokian is looking forward to the hometown launch of her first novel, Masks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Black Lives, Black Words International Project, in partnership with Goodman Theatre and Artistic Directors of the Future, is proud to announce the festival line-up for "I AM…FEST: A Celebration of Women of Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership." Curated by Black Lives, Black Words Co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, "I AM…FEST" is a first-of-its-kind international festival that shines a spotlights on female voices across the globe through three days of innovative and inspiring events.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.
by Paul Smith - Apr 3, 2019
Writing the book, music, lyrics of a show seems a daunting task, but Aya Aziz knows how to do it, as well as star in the show herself. Aya Aziz, a recent graduate of Hunter College, stars in Eh Dah? Questions for my Father, a show she wrote that is based on her life and family.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 17, 2019
Sharjah is gearing up to take live entertainment to new heights with a new and original theatre production titled '1001 Nights: The Last Chapter', which promises to be the largest of its kind. The show is poised to be the grand opening act for the official inauguration of the World Book Capital 2019 celebrations, on April 23, which will pave the way for a year-long celebration of the prestigious UNESCO title Sharjah won last year in recognition of its cultural achievements. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The University Musical Society (UMS) announces its 141st season, which runs from September 2019 through April 2020. One of the most acclaimed and innovative performing art presenters in the nation and a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, UMS will continue to showcase time-honored ensembles and artists alongside a diverse lineup of young performers who push the boundaries of their art forms in new directions. In addition to presenting world-class performances, UMS is also committed to creating unique and engaging ways for audiences to connect with the artists on stage through a robust offering of education and community engagement activities.
by Erica Miner - Apr 1, 2019
The second and third repetition is ultimately what will establish a piece as an addition to the repertoire...