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BWW Blog: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland on Playing Jared, Passion for Acting, & Exiting the Show BWW Blog: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland on Playing Jared, Passion for Acting, & Exiting the Show
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - May 14, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen's Jared Kleinman is the mastermind partly responsible for the web of lies Evan Hansen weaves about being friends with his departed classmate, Connor Murphy. Equipped with digital savvy and verbal barbs, Jared provides the levity in the show, allowing audiences to view from a comedic standpoint the absurdity and heartbreak of Evan's situation. Actor Will Roland shares many things in common with his character-his humor, word play, quick wit-but one thing he thankfully no longer ha... (more...)

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HCC's Arts Collective Presents MAKING ADVANCES: REVEALING STORIES ABOUT GENDER & SEXUAL IDENTITY HCC's Arts Collective Presents MAKING ADVANCES: REVEALING STORIES ABOUT GENDER & SEXUAL IDENTITY
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

???????Howard Community College's (HCC) Arts Collective concludes its 23rd season with its eighth original devised work "Making Advances: Revealing Stories About Gender & Sexual Identity." This production, conceived by the cast and creatives, will take place June 7-17, in the Studio Theatre located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA).... (more...)
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents PEER GYNT The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Peer Gynt, written by Henrik Ibsen, and directed by Charlie Oates.... (more...)
College Preparatory Academy opening in North Dallas for Performing Arts Students College Preparatory Academy opening in North Dallas for Performing Arts Students
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Ovation Academy is a new innovative education option for Dancers, Actors and Musicians in the North Dallas Area. Ovation Academy was founded as a Non-Profit corporation to provide a home for performers to pursue their passion of the Arts through professional style training which provides the technique, life-skills, experiences and connections necessary to succeed in the industry. We focus on each individual student and their unique journey. Ovation Academy strives to produce knowledgeable, respe... (more...)
Millikin University Breaks Ground On New Center For Theatre And Dance Millikin University Breaks Ground On New Center For Theatre And Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Millikin University officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre and Dance during a ceremony held May 18 outside on the Miller Quad on Millikin's campus. Millikin faculty and staff have worked with architects to finalize floor plans and renderings, and construction will be fully underway in summer 2018 with a goal of completion by fall 2020.... (more...)
Esteemed Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Is The Keynote Speaker At The 2018 NYU Tisch School Of The Arts Salute Esteemed Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Is The Keynote Speaker At The 2018 NYU Tisch School Of The Arts Salute
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced Ruth E. Carter as the honored keynote speaker at its Salute to the Class of 2018. Carter will address 1,471 graduating undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students on May 18, 2018, 11am - 1:30pm EST, at Radio City Music Hall.... (more...)
BWW Previews: MY FAIR LADY at Mitchell Hall Theatre BWW Previews: MY FAIR LADY at Mitchell Hall Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - May 17, 2018

BWW Previews: The Importance of My Fair Lady and Why You Should Come See It... (more...)
The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts Announces Joan See Memorial Scholarship Winners The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts Announces Joan See Memorial Scholarship Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

???????The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) today announced winners of its first annual Joan See Memorial Scholarship.  Honoring The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts' founder, Joan See, the scholarship recognizes students who demonstrated academic excellence, passion and commitment to the dramatic arts industry, and financial need.... (more...)
Cleveland Institute Of Music Seats Most Competitive, Most Diverse Class In School History Cleveland Institute Of Music Seats Most Competitive, Most Diverse Class In School History
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

When 162 of the world's most talented classical music students arrive at the Cleveland Institute of Music next fall, they will represent the most competitive and accomplished incoming class in CIM's storied history. They will also be the most racially diverse: African American, Latinx and Native Hawaiian students will be an historic 17 percent of the incoming class.... (more...)
Damn The Light Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY Tribute Concert/MMC PopRock Showcase Damn The Light Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY Tribute Concert/MMC PopRock Showcase
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

This Sunday, May 13th, Damn The Light Productions presents a one night only tribute concert to The Who's Tommy at Duane Park. The evening will open with a "Decades" tribute highlighting some of radio's biggest hits from the 1960's through the 1990s. The 10:00pm set will star students from Marymount Manhattan College Theatre Arts Department "Pop/ Rock Performance Lab' created and taught by MaryAnne Piccolo and Mike Greko. Student performers include Sarah Bialkin, Julia Bustos-Gusse, Hobie Henson,... (more...)
OCSA Season Finale is May 30 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts OCSA Season Finale is May 30 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) showcases the hard work and dedication of its talented artist scholars during its annual Season Finale. This grand year-end event features more than 500 students from OCSA's 14 arts conservatory programs including: acting, classical & contemporary dance, classical voice, commercial dance, creative writing, culinary arts & hospitality, digital media, film & television, instrumental music, integrated arts, international dance, musical theatre, production & d... (more...)
Syracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 Season Syracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

The Syracuse University Department of Drama announced the six plays and musicals that will make up the 2018/2019 season. With an emphasis on contemporary work, the season addresses a variety of current issues and concerns as experienced from intimately personal points of view. The season celebrates stories of consequence, while at the same time investigating and challenging the process, implications and impact of storytelling itself.... (more...)
SummerStage Musical Tackles The Life Of Legendary Football Coach Knute Rockne SummerStage Musical Tackles The Life Of Legendary Football Coach Knute Rockne
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

Northwestern University's strengths in music theater development will be celebrated over the summer when 14 of the nation's most promising songwriters perform in concert and a new musical inspired by the life of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne receives a full production with a cast of 23 professional and student actors.... (more...)
Winners Announced for 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Announced for 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). In first place, Gerardo Navarro from Los Angeles, in second place, Nia Sarfo from Chicago, and third place went to Teslyne Junior from New York City.... (more...)
L.A. Student Takes First Place in National August Wilson Monologue Competition L.A. Student Takes First Place in National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2018

Center Theatre Group's regional finalist Gerardo Navarro took first place in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) National Finals held at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on Monday, May 7, 2018. Representing Los Angeles and the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Navarro performed a monologue from "King Hedley II," which earned him a $1,500 scholarship and a $3,000 cash prize.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Director of Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn Elin Eggertsdottir Talks New BFA Program and Partnership with The New Group BWW Interview: Director of Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn Elin Eggertsdottir Talks New BFA Program and Partnership with The New Group
by Julie Musbach - May 07, 2018

Recently two powerful New York institutions, Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn and the renowned theater company The New Group, announced a new partnership to help train the next generation of great actors. LIU's Director of Performing Arts Elin Eggerrsdottir took a moment to speak with BroadwayWorld about this exciting new venture in arts education.... (more...)
Grammy-Nominated Soprano Malinda Haslett To Lead USM Voice Department Fall 2018 Grammy-Nominated Soprano Malinda Haslett To Lead USM Voice Department Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2018

???????Grammy-nominated soprano, Malinda Haslett, will join University of Southern Maine's School of Music as division leader of the Voice Department, beginning in Fall 2018. A former staff member at the Metropolitan Opera, Haslett is currently vocal division director of the Silicon Valley Chamber Music Festival.... (more...)
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents 53% OF, Written By Steph Del Rosso And Directed By Jennifer Chang, As Part Of The 2018 Wagner New Play Festival The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents 53% OF, Written By Steph Del Rosso And Directed By Jennifer Chang, As Part Of The 2018 Wagner New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents 53% Of, written by Steph Del Rosso and directed by Jennifer Chang, as part of the 2018 Wagner New Play Festival.... (more...)
UC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAIT UC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAIT
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance has announced the winner of the 2018 Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition, Stand and Wait by Eliana Pipes. Eliana will be awarded a $1000 prize, and her play will receive a staged reading on Saturday, May 12 at 10 AM, at the Wagner Theater in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus.... (more...)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Establishes Program with Community Partners to Provide Music Instruction for Children in Need San Francisco Conservatory of Music Establishes Program with Community Partners to Provide Music Instruction for Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2018

The Koret Foundation has awarded the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) $150,000 to establish a music education program with the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, Congregation Emanu-El, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council. Launching in the fall of 2018, this after-school program will offer children in need music classes in piano and chorus. The grant will be dispersed in three installments over three years. Additionally, Music Exchange and the Yamaha Corporation will donate 16 ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Florida, Gainesville Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Florida, Gainesville
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2018

The legendary Broadway icon has just added another honor to her vast array. On Friday, May 4, Chita Rivera was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by the University of Florida, Gainesville, before thousands of graduating students and their families at the Class of 2018 Spring commencement. Rivera also presented a master class workshop to UF School of Theatre + Dance students and faculty following the graduation ceremony.... (more...)
BWW BLOG: Dear Future (Oklahoma City University Performance) Freshmen BWW BLOG: Dear Future (Oklahoma City University Performance) Freshmen
by Jessica Vanek - May 07, 2018

BWW BLOG: Dear Future (Oklahoma City University Performance) Freshmen... (more...)
CSUF'S Spring Dance Theatre Opens This Friday CSUF'S Spring Dance Theatre Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2018

“Spring Dance Theatre” is an adventure in story-telling coordinated by Gladys Kares, running May 3-13, 2018 in the Little Theatre. “Spring Dance Theatre” combines student, faculty and guest artist choreography in a mix of classic, jazz ballet and modern dance.... (more...)
Wayne State University Introduces Detroit Public Schools Students to Live Theatre With Free Performance Of THE STINKY CHEESE MAN Wayne State University Introduces Detroit Public Schools Students to Live Theatre With Free Performance Of THE STINKY CHEESE MAN
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2018

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, part of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, continues its yearly community outreach efforts with a free touring production of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," written by John Glore and based on the beloved children's book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith.... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Announce Unique Residency Partnership for 2018-19 Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Announce Unique Residency Partnership for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music have announced a special residency partnership for the 2018-19 season and academic year. This collaborative residency will provide educational opportunities for Baldwin Wallace music and arts administration students led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians, conductors, and administrative staff.... (more...)
CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCAST to Spotlight Original Dance Works by UofSC Students CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCAST to Spotlight Original Dance Works by UofSC Students
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2018

???????Original works by University of SC dance students will be in the spotlight as the UofSC Dance Program presents the Student Choreography Showcase April 27-28 at Drayton Hall Theatre. ... (more...)
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