Writings

Based on letters of Emily Dickinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sarah Bernhardt, and Cho Wen Chun

Schedule

Category:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
As part of a year-long contemporary performance series Assemblage, Detroit-based performance company The Hinterlands presents Double Edge Theatre (Ashfield, MA) in their hallucinatory work Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro April 2-5 at the Jam Handy Building. The production is a co-presentation by Detroit Public Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Award-winning vocalist Celia Berk returns to Birdland Theater on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7pm with a show of all-new material. Berk is again joined by pianist and collaborator Sean Gough, with whom she earned a 2019 BroadwayWorld Best Duo award nomination. Meeting at an intersection between jazz and cabaret, their unique program will again feature hidden gems by great songwriters, including Carly Simon, Johnny Mandel, Jerry Herman, and Billy Goldenberg, who has entrusted Celia and Sean with songs never before heard by New York audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Carly Paoli will share a very special concert on her own YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
 On March 30, beginning at 9:00p.m. EDT, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will host a?oeSkain's Domain: An Intimate Weekly Conversation,a?? a live Zoom video chat open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
UNLV College of Fine Arts has announced its lineup of April events. See full details below.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
MBnb presents a reading and book launch by New York-based writer Lara Konrad. Mother, We All Have Been Lonely and Lovely Places, her first book of prose, serves as a personal history narrating an arc of female independence through a patriarchal landscape. The book, by turns, works through accepted notions of gender, power relations, intimacy, and maturity in search of new territories to inhabit and a means for dealing with human loneliness and despair.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
OPERA America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
After a strong critical & audience response, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a one-week extension for Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Lady G is written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciarán O'Reilly (Dublin Carol), and direction by O'Reilly. Originally set to close on March 22, 2020, Lady G will now play in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre through March 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present 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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
Native Earth Performing Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille present Omaagomaan, choreographed and performed by Waawaate Fobister from April 2 - April 5, 2020 at Aki Studio.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, recently returned from performing at Nairobi's National Theatre in The Kenya International Theater Festival, will celebrate his 20th year of touring, performing his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! in a special performance presented by Tennessee Valley Art Association (TVAA) at The Ritz Theatre's Ritz Studio in Sheffield, Alabama on February 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Philip Roger Roy and Playhouse Productions, Inc. have announced a limited engagement of Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein's The Secret Comedy of Women at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The visiting production is set to open on Wednesday, April 29, at 8pm and the engagement will continue through Sunday, June 21.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 30, 2020
Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas is getting philosophical about love in her new show AND SO IT GOES... at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Baruch Performing Arts Center continues its Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performing selections from their 2016 album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke on April 17, 2020 at 8PM. The concert will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$51 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014634?performanceId=10437252.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Baruch Performing Arts Center continues its Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performing selections from their 2016 album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke on April 17, 2020 at 8PM. The concert will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$51 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014634?performanceId=10437252.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Hazel English is excited to announce the details of her debut album for release this Spring. Wake UP! will be released on April 24th, 2020 through Marathon/Polyvinyl. Fans can pre-order the album HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Storytelling Arts of Indiana's 32nd season continues with author, educator and award-winning storyteller Regi Carpenter telling 'Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner: Stories of a Seared Childhood' on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. For more than 20 years, Carpenter has been performing songs and stories to audiences of all ages in schools, theaters, libraries, festivals, conferences and even some backyards with tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump, giving voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art celebrates the milestone centennial birthday of Bill Reid (1920-1998) with an exhibition about his life and legacy, To Speak With a Golden Voice, from April 22-October 4, 2020. Guest curated by Gwaai Edenshaw - considered to be Reid's last apprentice - the group exhibition includes rarely seen treasures by Reid from the gallery's core collection and works from artists such as Robert Davidson and Beau Dick. Tracing the iconic Haida artist's lasting influence, two new artworks by contemporary artist and carver Cori Savard (Haida) and singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr (Mohawk) will be created for the anticipated exhibition.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
Reston Community Players continues its 53rd season with The Diary of Anne Frank, an impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. Based on a true story, Anne Frank tells the story of the two-year ordeal through the writings of the title character, whose optimism in the midst of a dark existence has served as a guide for generations. The Diary of Anne Frank runs February 28-March 14 at the Reston Community Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
See what's on the schedule at National Sawdust in March! Kimbra, Little Kruta, JACK Quartet, Metropolis Ensemble and more...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Very Intense Productions will present RSO AT F/54, an evening retrospective of musicals by multi-award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver at Feinstein's/54 Below. Show time will be 7:00pm on March 31, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present Through the Seasons, featuring Robert Paterson's 'I Go Among Trees' - a World Premiere commissioned by NAS in honor of its 50th anniversary. The three-movement work by the New York-based award-winning composer is written for chorus and marimba on texts by Wendell Berry, May Sarton, and John Freeman; Makoto Nakura is the marimba soloist. The concert will be performed twice: Friday, March 20, 2020, at 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street, and Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 4:00 pm at The Theater of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th St.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of its new exhibitions Paul Vincent Davis and the Art of Puppet Theater and Shakespeare and Puppetry on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, with refreshments at noon followed by a free tour of the new exhibitions at 12:30 p.m. All events will take place at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, June 7, 2020.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Super Paua, Dublin-based theatre company which creates socially-focused shows for young people and communities, presents the UK premiere of The Lonsdale Project, a theatre play for ages 11+ focusing on the fascinating life of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), a ground-breaking scientist and an inspiring citizen vastly ahead of her contemporaries.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The creative team has announced the cast of a new musical being produced in Houston. Lady of Agreda plays March 12 - April 5 at City Centre's Queensbury Theatre.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 25, 2020
The dancers manifested exquisite flowing lines hit, yet not lingered on, as they lyrically moved to the next count of the music ever so smoothly, sometimes creating in between that and the next beat, a separate movement, sort of a bridge from the last position and the next... an asterisk; exclamation point, if you will... or a grace note... The stunning choreography will sweep you away to the haunting, gritty, yet buoyantly hopeful lyrics of Leonard Cohen. He has such a unique style to his writings and his presentation. This extraordinary company and their Artistic Director Louis Robitaille, have taken the essence of his intent and transformed it into internal emotion and external movement, simultaneously. By that, I mean, when they dance and move, or pose, their bodies are feeling the emotion being expressed through words or music. The way this was presented, so seamlessly blending from one piece, even though separate choreographers, into the next piece on the repertoire, it just seemed a magical, visual extravaganza for both the eyes and the soul. The company received Leonard Cohen's blessing to perform this amazing tribute, and it is indeed, special and poignant.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the world premiere of Sugar Houses by renowned Los Angeles-based choreographer Rosanna Gamson of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Drama Factory will present the theatrical tour-de-force that is Godfrey Johnson in 'Vaslav'. Harnessing the potential of three arts-in-one, Johnson ignites the spirit of Nijinsky in this celebration of the magnificent power of sheer performance. Nominated for three Fleur du Cap Awards in 2015, 'Vaslav' has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, with demand for this one-person play extending theatrical runs on more than one occasion.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Conceived of and directed by Taliesin McEnaney February 27-March 8, 2020 Dancemakers Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the public to attend exclusive programming at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on March 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. The evening features curator-led tours of a?oeIt makes me think of that awful daya??a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Essential Theatre is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award: The Outrage Machine by Daniel Carter Brown and The Wishing Place by Beverly Trader Austin. The Outrage Machine and The Wishing Place will each receive a full production in the 2020 Essential Theatre Festival this summer as well as a cash prize. Now in its twentieth year, the Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition is the only competition of its kind. The 2020 Award is sponsored in part by Corbin Real Estate Team.
by West of Broadway - Feb 13, 2020
It's curtains up on a special episode of West Broadway! I'm Los Angeles publicist and Broadway veteran Will Armstrong. This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal shows at west of Broadway, but as I think of it, maybe it's less of a departure and more of an evolution. After all, as I see it, a podcast about musical theater on the West Coast is great. But what is musical theater without... Theater?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, has announced highlights of its 2020 Spring season, a rich mix of theater, film, music, author's nights, gallery exhibitions, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist and author Peggy Noonan; New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks, and Director of The Philanthropy Roundtable's Character Initiative and author Anne Snyder; Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ; a rousing evening of gospel music from Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem choir; celebrated composer and big bandleader Darcy James Argue plus the New England Conservatory Alumni Big Band; Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and multi-award winning New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik; singer, songwriter, and acclaimed clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso and vocalist from Beijing Wu Fei; and events tackling thought-provoking topical themes including justice in underserved communities, the protection of immigrants to America, and the inspiration of Sr. Thea Bowman and other Servants of God.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Super Paua, Dublin-based theatre company which creates socially-focused shows for young people and communities, presents The Lonsdale Project, a theatre play for ages 11+ focusing on the fascinating life of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), a ground-breaking scientist and an inspiring citizen vastly ahead of her contemporaries.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Opera Omaha announces its third annual ONE FESTIVAL. The ONE Festival is a place for wild dreams, wilder execution, and exploration of those ideas on a grand scale. Programming is driven by the artists, not the executives. With an emphasis on experimentation and new worka?'yet not tethered to premieresa?'ONE fosters an environment that encourages and celebrates bold risks and transformative storytelling. At a glance, one might assume this is happening in NYC or LA; but this opera hothouse sizzles in the dead center of our country, far from the coasts. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Greta Gerwig's fresh, unique and modern adaptation of the timeless Louisa May Alcott masterpiece LITTLE WOMEN comes home on Digital March 10 and Blu-ray and DVD April 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the world premiere of the new play COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle, on Tuesday, February 18 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance in the Anspacher Theater. Directed by Jessica Blank, this riveting new work will run through Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 11, 2020
Broadway World's Stephen Mosher answers the question put to him by a friend: 'Why do you even like cabaret?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
New York Live Arts' (Live Arts) Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program presents the world premiere of light and desire, a new evening-length work by the NYC-based dancemaker and professor Colleen Thomas, featuring an ensemble of acclaimed international female performers and artmakers. The piece - anchored by a short film by the award-winning filmmaker Carla Forte - looks at how women artists cope under unjust and manipulative power structures. light and desire will be presented at New York Live Arts Studio (219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011) from Wednesday, March 25th through Saturday, March 28th; all performances at 7:30 pm.
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 10, 2020
I was delighted to hear that the Oratorio Society of New York's world premiere at Carnegie Hall of SANCTUARY ROAD (Naxos 8.559884)--a work for orchestra, chorus and a quintet of soloists--had been captured on disc. Not only is the story worth bringing to a broader audience, but the magic of the work, composed by Paul Moravec with a libretto by Mark Campbell based on the writings of William Still, “a conductor for the Underground Railroad,' merits hearing over and over again.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2020
Need something new to read or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
While the doors of Irondale, a think-tank for cutting edge, artist-driven theater and the home of the Irondale Ensemble, remain closed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the company announces a 7.5 hour (456 minutes) virtual.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Area student artists and writers participating in the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's (PSO) 2019-2020 PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! program created an array of visual art and writings in response to composer Saad Haddad's Clarinet Concerto, a new work co-commissioned by the PSO with the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Tonight, beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will host 'Skain's Domain: An Intimate Weekly Conversation,' a live Zoom video chat open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2020
The 23rd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards was due to take place tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra has launched 'At Home with the PSO,a?? a new feature on the organization's website, which serves as a gateway to original, free content including: 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
In the midst of current theatre closures and social distancing efforts, Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre, is looking to the future. While B&B's typical theatre season begins in the summer months, the company's plans for the 2020/21 Season are shifting in response to the current state of the world, with the new season slated to open in September of 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Bag&Baggage Productions has announced its 2020-21 season, which will shift its typical summer opening to September, as a result of the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Aerle Taree, two-time Grammy award winning co-writer of the hit songs 'Tennessee' and 'Revolution' with the music group Arrested Development, has expanded her writing talent in the newly published book PoeTaree: The Jurisprudence of Life. Published by Reality Writings in February 2020, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.