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Award-Winning Director Rick Lombardo To Lead Penn State School Of TheatreAward-Winning Director Rick Lombardo To Lead Penn State School Of Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2018

Rick Lombardo, award-winning stage director, artistic director, and adapter, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Theatre, effective July 1, 2018. He is currently the chair of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Metro Atlanta, where he recently led the initiative to create a summer professional Shakespeare company called Shakespeare Kennesaw, which launches this summer.  (more...)
New Plays, Classics, And Musicals Spark CSUF Theatre & Dance 2018-2019 SeasonNew Plays, Classics, And Musicals Spark CSUF Theatre & Dance 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2018

???????Musical blockbusters "Children of Eden" and "Heathers The Musical" join new plays "bee-luther-hatchee" and "Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play" and classics "The Cherry Orchard" and "Lysistrata" on the Cal State Fullerton stages in 2018-19. Two world-premiere-packed Dance Theatre productions also headline the schedule. "Theatre is about story-telling and this season we open with a story about who has the right to tell whose story," explains CSUF Theatre & Dance Chair David Mickey. "Our College of the Arts students have the right to tell stories that are thought provoking, timeless, engaging, and entertaining and this season will create challenging and educational opportunities for our students, as well as myriad performance experiences for our loyal audiences in Orange County." (more...)
University of Michigan's Shakespeare in the Arb presents ROMEO AND JULIET for First TimeUniversity of Michigan's Shakespeare in the Arb presents ROMEO AND JULIET for First Time
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Staging Shakespeare's iconic play proved to be a thorny decision, according to director Kate Mendeloff, a drama lecturer in the U-M Residential College. The Shakespeare in the Arb productions have historically been comedies. And while 'Romeo and Juliet' begins as a romantic comedy, it takes a tragic turn. (more...)
HCC's Arts Collective Presents MAKING ADVANCES: REVEALING STORIES ABOUT GENDER & SEXUAL IDENTITYHCC'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 GYNTThe 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 StudentsCollege 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, respectful, empathetic and impactful artists who will contribute to their communities and to the performing arts industry. Information meetings have begun. Enrollment and auditions will take place in June and July. The Academy is set to open in August 2018! (more...)
Millikin University Breaks Ground On New Center For Theatre And DanceMillikin 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 SaluteEsteemed 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 TheatreBWW 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 WinnersThe 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 HistoryCleveland 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 ShowcaseDamn 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, Troy Lingelback, Nick Lynch, Jacki Manno, Eilis Quinn, Courtney Silber, Bryce Valle, Victor Vazquez, Maddy Waters, Olivia Whitehouse, Rikki Zielgelman. (more...)
OCSA Season Finale is May 30 at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsOCSA 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 & design and visual arts. (more...)
Syracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 SeasonSyracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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 RockneSummerStage Musical Tackles The Life Of Legendary Football Coach Knute Rockne
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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 CompetitionWinners Announced for 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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 CompetitionL.A. Student Takes First Place in National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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 GroupBWW Interview: Director of Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn Elin Eggertsdottir Talks New BFA Program and Partnership with The New Group
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 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 2018Grammy-Nominated Soprano Malinda Haslett To Lead USM Voice Department Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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 FestivalThe 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 7, 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 WAITUC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAIT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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 NeedSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Establishes Program with Community Partners to Provide Music Instruction for Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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 keyboards designed for a class piano setup to help launch the program. (more...)
Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Florida, GainesvillePhoto Flash: Chita Rivera Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Florida, Gainesville
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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) FreshmenBWW BLOG: Dear Future (Oklahoma City University Performance) Freshmen
by Jessica Vanek - May 7, 2018

BWW BLOG: Dear Future (Oklahoma City University Performance) Freshmen (more...)
CSUF'S Spring Dance Theatre Opens This FridayCSUF'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...)

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