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by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
​​​​​​​Milwaukee Rep finalist Yexuanj Rivera Melendez, from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, finished in the top six in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) winning a $500 scholarship.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
New Adventures today announced its brand-new training programme, Cygnet School, principally funded by The Dorfman Foundation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
San Francisco Ballet has announced Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s farewell season in 2022, celebrating Tomasson’s remarkable 37-year tenure leading the Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center recently held the 16th annual Young Playwrights Festival.Employing the signature 'O'Neill process,' the festival provides professional support to develop original one-act plays written by middle and high school students (age 12-18).
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
As lockdown eases there’s an exhibition opening in an unconventional gallery space in a corner of Edinburgh that might help us to pause and reflect on what has happened before we rush out and enjoy the freedom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
The Springer Opera House held a virtual season announcement on Monday, May 3, to unveil the upcoming shows for the 2021-22 season. The Springer has commissioned rising American playwright, Natalia Temesgen, to write two shows that illuminate the lives of black American heroes in the upcoming season.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 27, 2021
The one-night event, streaming from The Wiltern in Los Angeles, will be available to watch again, June 26 at 8pm BST and 8pm AUS EST - allowing Train fans from across the globe to experience and share with each other the performance, making for a truly special night.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021
Caroga Lake Music Festival is proud to showcase acclaimed local talent including Jocelyn and Chris, Girl Blue, Wild Adriatic, and North and South Dakotas, all making their CLMF debuts at Sherman's.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
651 ARTS presents, in association with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Rooftop Films, its inaugural Juneteenth commemoration - 651 ARTS' Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION - featuring a weekend of film screenings that center around the theme of futurism in the spirit of moving forward in the ongoing fight for equality and justice and in a post-pandemic world.
by Stephen Mosher - May 19, 2021
After thirty-seven years together, Brad Hurtado and Sean Martin Hingston are finally building their dream house, and one little TikTok video gave them an international audience and a not-quite DIY show for 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021
The Latino Theater Company has been awarded a WarnerMedia Arts and Culture grant funded by the AT&T Foundation to support the first year of Circle of Imaginistas, a new playwright commissioning initiative that pairs established Latinx playwrights with early/mid-career Latinx playwrights to create a 30-play canon of new work over the course of five years.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021
Written by playwright and television writer Ed Napier (TV’s Criminal Minds) with co-direction by Emmy-winning television producer Jesse William Green (Broadway Sandwich) and actress/filmmaker Jodie Markell with original music by David Van Tieghem (2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021
Kristin Chenoweth announced today that her Broadway Bootcamp will happen this year, June 6-13, in a unique virtual edition! The week long annual session will be held for students completing grades 8-12 in the 2020-2021 school year.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2021
Purchase College, SUNY is has announced a distinguished panel of judges, special guests, and an esteemed keynote speaker for the SUNYWide Film Festival (SWFF) April 9 and 10. Due to Covid safety precautions, the festival's events will also be live-streamed or virtual, in addition to offering limited attendance for certain events and screenings.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
Two winners, Yexuanj Rivera Melendez from Milwaukee High School of the Arts and Fardowso Shidad from Rufus King High School, with alternate Kamani Graham from Pius XI High School, were selected to represent Milwaukee in the National competition on May 3, 2021. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2021
Premiere Stages has announced public readings of three of the 2020 Play Festival Finalists, which had been postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021
The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) in Boulder, Colorado, under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, returns to the concert hall this summer for 22 concerts between July 1 and August 7. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021
“The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin Virtual Edition” has  announced the one-year anniversary of the web series and podcast with the release of its 85TH episode today. To mark the anniversary, The Early Night Show hosted Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti as a very special guest.  
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021
Today, American Lyric Theater (ALT) announced significant changes to its flagship Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), the only full-time, multi-year professional mentorship initiative for opera composers, librettists and dramaturgs in the country.
by Student Blogger: Macy Mae Cowart - Mar 15, 2021
Read this interview with first year theatre students Leon Jones, Rhett Goldman, and Caleb Mosely on their film “Through My Mind.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021
As the world marks a full year of the pandemic, the University of Michigan's Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners celebrates its silver jubilee with a digital gallery, a new format necessitated by the ongoing global health crisis.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative will present Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that will feature Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2021
The American civil war drama 'Honey in the Rock' has been performed exclusively at Theatre West Virginia since 1961. The show, which opens July 8 and continues until July 13, tells the story of the turbulent times of the war between the states that led to the creation of the state of West Virginia as it split off from Virginia.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Like the Hermitage Greenfield Prize – which will soon be celebrating its 14th season and rotates annually between the disciplines of music, theater, and visual art – the winner of the Hermitage Major Theater Award (HMTA) will be nominated and selected by a jury of nationally recognized arts leaders in the field of theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2021/22 season, marking the company’s 70th anniversary and return to the stage after more than 20 months. It will also be the final season programmed by Ms. Kain before she steps down as Artistic Director on June 30, 2021, as previously announced.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
Professor Stephen Davis, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University, will continue his annual “Shakespeare Residency” at Blairstown Elementary School this spring.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 6, 2021
Main Line Today & Today Media announces the debut of Main Line Today Restaurant Week, presented by Firstrust Bank, running August 23 and September 5, 2021. The 14-day culinary celebration will bring together and showcase the talents of top chefs, restaurants and purveyors in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties.
by Student Blogger: Zac Denver Lee - Jul 27, 2021
During my audition to enter the course, the auditioner asked me if I could lose a bit of weight out of concern. So during the dance call, I danced my best to prove to him that I am capable of dancing and I got accepted. But I was not prepared for the intensive dance training that was planned for us. I was on the verge of quitting.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning workshop is a free weekly program where lyricists and composers collaborate with peers to develop and cultivate their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors and veteran guest lecturers.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2021
The Contemporary Theater Company and Casey Farm are joining forces for a Big Ol' Clambake August 7 at Casey Farm. The gates open at 4 pm and food is served at 5 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021
On Friday January 29th at 4PM ET, Broadway Records will host a virtual listening party in celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the original concept recording of STARRY.  The party will feature the musical’s writing team, Matt Dahan and Kelly Lynne D’Angelo, and cast members Mariah Rose Faith, Dylan Saunders, Joe Viba, Jaime Lyn Beatty & more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021
Numbers count. Since 2011 and the release of “The Study” (which revealed that only 20% of the plays on all LA-area stages were written by women), LA Female Playwrights Initiative has been tallying numbers of women playwrights and directors for nine Southern California League of Resident Theatres.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2021
The show will be available either live or streaming on demand through May 31.  
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2021
Sir James MacMillan today launches a major initiative aimed at putting Scotland centre stage in the world of composition. As a composer with global acclaim, Cumnock will become a centre of excellence in the learning and teaching of composition, not limited to Scotland but for teachers and composers across the world.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021
Where we are... is a new innovative national programme for young people aged 16–24 to co-design meaningful local arts and cultural projects around the UK.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021
The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces its winter/spring 2021 exhibition: But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World, guest curated by photographer Paul Graham.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2021
The National Youth Theatre have announced an open call to young people, specialist schools and colleges (known as SEND*), and cultural community partners initially in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire to work with the company on a new national Inclusive Practice Collective.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021
In late autumn 2020 Rose Bruford College, one of the UK's premiere Theatre and Performance institutions, launched the Centre for Digital Production, one of the first of its kind, which offers two innovative degree courses at the cutting edge of technology and industry practice: Virtual Theatre and Digital Experiences and Digital Content Design for Theatre and Live Events.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021
The Nanny is now available to stream on HBO Max. It is also currently being developed into a Broadway musical! We spoke with Fran Drescher about The Nanny's enduring legacy, the development of the Broadway musical, if she'll ever return to a sitcom, how she's changed during this past year, and much more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021
The Women's Prize for Playwriting opens today for submissions for the 2021 Prize, closing on 12 July at 5pm. The Women's Prize for Playwriting is designed to celebrate and support exceptional playwrights who identify as female by providing them with a national platform.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2021
As the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada, the International  Film Festival of South Asia Toronto has launched the IFFSA Talent Fund initiative aimed at  supporting South Asian Canadian filmmakers. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2021
Now in its ninth season of supporting emerging writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2021/22 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Jake Brasch (Greenland at Dixon Place; Salutations, I'm Creative Dave at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory). Jake will collaborate with Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, TN. Austin Peay is participating in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project for the first time. This will be Pellissippi State's second year, following their partnership in 2018-19. 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 4, 2021
Ahead of the announcement of the 2021 The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner, BroadwayWorld is excited to spotlight each of this year's finalists. Learn more about Erika Dickerson-Despenza and read an excerpt form her play, cullud wattah.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 27, 2021
Stage Left was founded in 2016. It's first production was 'Exit Laughing' the show opened in May of 2016. Stage Left's first home was Ventana Lakes Yacht Club in Sun City where it performed for two years, then Stage Left also partnered with Paradise RV resort Ballroom. In 2018 Stage Left signed a lease and began construction on its current location in the Bell Mar Plaza. The first show to open in its new space was an Arizona Premiere of Steve Martin's Musical 'Bright Star' in May of 2019 Since its inception stage left has produced 41 productions both adult and kids. We have served 15000 patrons have worked with over 500 actors and crew and has performed almost 300 performances. This year's holiday show 'Tuna Christmas' will be stage left's 50th production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
According to a new survey released today by ArtsBridge,two-thirds of high school students and parents (62%) are concerned that the student won't have an ideal college experience. However, when looking back at the 2020-2021 academic year, despite a “non-traditional” college experience, most college freshmen (82%) say they would do it over again.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2021
On this day in 2015, the groundbreaking musical Fun Home began its Broadway run at Circle in the Square. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2021
New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater present the Archive Residency world premiere of Byzantine Choral Project's ICONS/IDOLS: IN THE PURPLE ROOM, a choral drama and immersive installation, with book and lyrics by Helen Banner, music by Grace Oberhofer and installation design by Afsoon Pajoufar.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021
The world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced it will honor famed pianist Lang Lang as YPC’s Artistic Honoree during its 2021 Virtual Gala in recognition of his achievements and contribution to the arts as a pianist, educator and philanthropist.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
Liverpool Theatre Festival returns this Autumn after a hugely successful inaugural year – and this time organisers are also introducing a Summer event to premiere new works.