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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The renowned Wajde Ayub, born in Aleppo, is a classically trained Syrian mutrib (principal vocalist) who has been acclaimed for his exquisite and commanding renderings of the repertoire of Aleppo, one of the great cultural centers of the Middle East; wasla, a musical suite that incorporates composed and improvised parts; and muwashahat, sung poetry. Since immigrating to the US in 2017, he has been a leading proponent of Syrian vocal music here. He is dedicated to maintaining the ancient musical traditions of Syria a?" traditions that have been put in danger by the civil war that has devastated the country. His performances, which include layali (melismatic vocalizations) and mawwal (unmetered song), are reminiscent of those of his mentor, the great Sabah Fakhri, and resonate with the musical ecstasy known as tarab, a heightened state of emotion similar to duende in flamenco. His ensemble is composed of a chorus and instrumentalists on oud (lute), violins, cello, nay (flute), qanun (zither), bass, and percussion who are highly regarded in the field of Middle Eastern music in the US.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Today's top writers are coming to Boston for a new series of author talks called American Inspiration. The series is produced by American Ancestors, the country's oldest genealogical institution, headquartered in Boston's Back Bay. American Inspiration presents best-selling authors and their latest books exploring themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history. Tickets for the fall season are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Christian Lebano has written his own stage adaptation of Little Women specifically for this production. It combines a cast of established professionals in the adult roles, with emerging young performing artists from California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley in the roles of the March Sisters.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Buffalo Hero of World War I: The Wayne Miner Story, which told of an African-America soldier who made history is making history itself! Playwright, Producer, Director, and Scholar, Kenthedo Robinson's, riveting work filled with history and inspiration returns to New York before joining an historic celebration in Kansas City.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff's new original play, The Double V at the Matrix Theatre starring Brie Eley, Nicholas (Nic) Few and an ensemble cast. Produced by Leigh Fortier, The Double V is about activism, a dramatization of true events. How a simple letter to a newspaper initiated a series of changes that gave black Americans their first taste of equality in a society that had always denigrated them. The Double V campaign, early in the years of World War II, campaigned for both Victory in the war and Victory in the battles for racial equality in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Now in its third year, California School of the Arts a?" San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) is gearing up for a sensational season of performances, showcases and special events. Throughout 2019-2020, each of CSArts-SGV's 10 arts conservatories will spotlight the talents of the school's aspiring young artists through more than 60 nights of musicals, exhibits, concerts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
59E59 Theaters have announced the line-up of shows for the 2019 Fall Season. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
10 Productions. 50 Performances. Musicals, live-action neon animations, solo performances, comedies, and political satire at the Chain Theatre Oct. 1st - Nov. 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The¬†internationally acclaimed¬†Broadway¬†concert series, hosted and music-directed by Sirius XM Radio star¬†Seth Rudetsky, will return to NOCCA's Lupin Hall for its eighth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Kait Kerrigan, winner of the Jonathan Larson Fellowship and the Ed Kleban Award for the most promising musical book writer in America. and Marlaina Powell, featured on Broadway in The Lion King and Smokey Joe's Caf√©, are the newest members of Luna Stage's teaching faculty.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
First Floor Theater launches its eighth season with the Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS will play October 19 a?" November 23, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Sep 22, 2019
NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theater is both necessary and a gift to audiences. In a time of great division, this show reaches deep into the psyche of our nation and reminds us how even those with great differences can work together. With compelling dialogue, witty and heartfelt performances, and the absence of distractions, NECESSARY SACRIFCIES wastes no time in showing us what it means to be guided by the better angels of our nature.
Arthur Ashe Institute For Urban Health Announces 2019 Honorees For 25th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Sports Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), announced today the hosts and honorees for SportsBall 2019, the 25th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, to take place on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine will gather to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. The event benefits the ongoing community health education programs and research initiatives of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
Photo Flash: Andy Blankenbuehler Directs FIVE POINTS Featuring Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, And More At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
On Monday September 16th the new musical¬†Five Points¬†delivered¬†a sold-out concert at Feinsteins/54 Below!¬†
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Sum 41¬†are gearing up for their upcoming North American headlining tour in support of their most recently released record,¬†Order In Decline.¬†While putting together a set list for this massive run of shows with¬†The Amity Affliction¬†and¬†The Plot In You,¬†the band knew they wanted to do something special for the fans. In addition to launching this world tour for their seventh studio album, the band is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of multi-platinum album¬†Chuck¬†this year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
In honor of the 200th birthdays this year of both Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, The New York Society Library presents a remarkable double feature:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture¬†(18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street in NYC) and¬†The American Slavery Project¬†present¬†Unheard Voices¬†for two morning performances at 11AM and two evening performances at 7PM on¬†October 15 and 16.Unheard Voices¬†marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the Jamestown Colony.
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 15, 2019
Playwright Patrick Gabridge, the 2018-2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Artist-In-Residence, is presenting THE AMERICA PLAYS, the second series of site-specific plays, following THE NATURE PLAYS produced in June. Whereas the earlier work explored the richness of the natural environment at the Cemetery, this series of five short plays brings to life the founder, sculptors, strong women of the era, and a compelling immigrant story about some of Mount Auburn's Armenian denizens. Guiding the audience from site to site through the lush grounds enhances their connection to the elements of the stories being told and grounds the drama in the flora and fauna of the landscaped jewel.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
First Floor Theater announces casting for its Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright¬†Donja R. Love's¬†trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member¬†Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of¬†Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
BWW Interview: U of U Musical Theater Program's Denny Berry Promises 'Something New and Unexpected' With Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA
by Blair Howell - Sep 11, 2019
To open the University of Utah Musical Theater Program season, Denny Berry directs and choreographs Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA -- to continue her reputation for engaging audiences with little-known and perhaps problematic musicals.
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.¬†HARRIET stars¬†Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monae.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
This November 7th at 7:30 pm at the Room&Board showroom on Newbury St in Boston, Boston Opera Collaborative will produce a??Room&Board&Opera a?" a??a presentation of three one-act operas by local composer Jonathan Bailey Holland.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 27th season with the world premiere of¬†a?oeE2,a?? written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Joseph W. Ritsch.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
The Players Guild of Leonia kicks off their 100th year, Exciting Centennial Season with the classic smash hit musical of 1955, Damn Yankees, by Richard Adler & Douglas Wallop, book by George Abbbott and Douglas Wallop, and is presented through special arrangement with Music International (MTI).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" will celebrate Halloween and its landmark 100th performance with a special edition of Frank Wildhorn & Friends on Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
There are certain stories that stand the test of time. This is especially true of Louisa May Alcott's novel, a?oeLittle Women,a?? which, although published in 1868, has themes and messages that have remained relevant for many generations.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Chance Theater¬†announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, which will be the sixth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions.¬†
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
American Repertory Theater has announced the creative team and cast of Moby-Dick, with music, lyrics, book, and orchestrations by Dave Malloy, developed with and directed by Tony Award-winner¬†Rachel Chavkin.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tuacahn Center for the Arts announces that a new production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's epic musical drama, The Count of Monte Cristo, will be staged at the venue's outdoor amphitheatre next summer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Sound of Music will come to life on the epic Promise stage in the timeless classic full of love, family, romance, and of course, music! Local and national talent will come together on The Promise stage to bring the hills of Glen Rose alive. The Sound of Music, the most famous musical of all time, will be performed at the beautiful Texas Amphitheater transformed into Austria.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) presents the New England premiere of JQA by Aaron Posner. The Helen Hayes- and Barrymore Award-winning playwright is known for such successful adaptations as My Name is Asher Lev from the Chaim Potok novel and his Chekhov-inspired Stupid F**king Bird. Posner's first play not adapted from an existing work, JQA uses telling and frequently humorous incidents in the life of one-term President John Quincy Adams to shed new light on our own relationship to government, as well as the evolving American experiment.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's Ben Butler from August 2 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. New York's Joseph Discher who helmed the show's world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway production in 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Actors Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler and Shane Taylor as escaped slave Shepard Mallory make their GSC debut in Ben Butler. GSC veterans Doug Bowen-Flynn as Lieutenant Kelly and David DeBeck as Confederate Major Cary complete the cast. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
HBO has confirmed their slate of thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2019, including: Roger Ross Williams' THE APOLLO, an insider's look at the history and legacy of the legendary Apollo Theater; Susan Lacy's VERY RALPH, the intimate story of fashion icon Ralph Lauren; Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Diane von Furstenberg's LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES, a revealing, up-close look at one of the most beloved icons in the world; and McMILLIONS, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg and directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of how an ex-cop rigged McDonald's Monopoly game promotion for over a decade and stole millions.
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019
Focus Features has released the first trailer for HARRIET, starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monae. Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.¬†
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Organizers of the 2019 GI Film Festival San Diego announce this year's lineup which promises to fulfill the expectations of film lovers -- a schedule of features, shorts, documentaries and narratives which portray the untold and underrepresented stories of America's military through film.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
First Floor Theater announces their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres.First Floor Theater announce¬†their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres.
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company presents the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's BEN BUTLER, a Union army general who was a settler of Gloucester's Bayview neighborhood, a presidential candidate, and the 33rd Governor of Massachusetts. Those achievements came after he retired from the military, where he forged a reputation as a champion of the causes of labor, abolition of slavery, and naturalized citizens. In the play, set in the middle of the Civil War in 1861, Butler faces a moral dilemma, forced to choose between adhering strictly to the law or daring to make a bold move that holds the promise of changing history.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
From Friday, September 27 through Wednesday, October 2, BAM presents the second annual¬†Contemporary Arab Cinema, a diverse program of films from across the Middle East and North Africa, showcasing the depth and variety of Arab cinema today.¬†Grappling unflinchingly with issues of prejudice, women's rights, ethnic identity, sociopolitical upheaval, history, and tradition, these eclectic documentaries and narrative features are by turns personal, political, funny, and fervent dispatches from an ever-evolving region.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber & Ephraim Sykes To Lead FIVE POINTS¬†Concert At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The new musicial,¬†Five Points, which made its world premiere at Theater Latte Da in spring 2018, will be performed in¬†concert September 16 at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Variety reports that newcomer child actor Helena Zengel¬†will star opposite¬†Tom Hanks¬†in¬†Paul Greengrass' upcoming ‚ÄúNews of the World.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Celebrating one month of Monday night readings,¬†The Circle Series¬†has selected¬†Roger Q. Mason's¬†Lavender Men¬†to round out the summer portion of the program. Staged at Broadway's Circle in the Square, admission for this and all readings in¬†The Circle Series¬†is by suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Circle in the Square Theatre School.
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Daveed Diggs and Wyatt Russell have joined Showtime's limited series¬†drama set in pre-Civil War America,¬†Good Lord Bird, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They join a cast that includes¬†Ethan Hawke and Joshua Johnson-Lionel.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The most famous family conflict in American history, the Hatfield-McCoy feud evolved into a mythic American tale of jealousy, rage and revenge ‚ÄĒ and one which helped create the negative ‚Äúhillbilly‚ÄĚ stereotype that has shaped attitudes towards Appalachia for more than a century. Yet the truth is much more than a tale of two warring families. It is the story of a region and its people forced into sudden change by Eastern capitalists, who transformed Appalachia from an agrarian mountain community into a coal and timber producing workplace owned and run primarily by outside interests. Written, directed and produced by Randall MacLowry and executive produced by Mark Samels,¬†The Feud¬†premieres Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS App.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
On Thursday, July 25th, Tony¬ģ Award winner Beth Leavel stopped by Broadway Artists Alliance to share some words of wisdom before the students' highly anticipated industry showcase. Leavel has been starring as Dee Dee McAllen in the Broadway hit The Prom for the last year, a role for which she received a Tony¬ģ Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. She is also well known for her Tony¬ģ Award win for The Drowsy Chaperone, and her other Broadway credits include Bandstand (June Adams), Elf (Emily), Baby It's You! (Florence Greenberg, Tony¬ģ Award nomination), Mamma Mia (Donna), 42nd Street (Annie, Dorothy Brock), Showboat (Ellie), and The Civil War (Mabel, Mrs. Bixby).¬† Leavel took time out of her busy show schedule to connect with the students and share her advice for navigating the theater industry.¬†
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2019-20 season of seven plays, each of which will be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. Performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 16th annual national tour.