Tracie Thoms, Skylar Astin, Justin Long and More Set for 24 Hour Plays in Los Angelesby BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013
Last night at the Montblanc Rodeo Drive Boutique in Los Angeles, Montblanc and Urban Arts Partnership announced the cast of the third annual and highly anticipated return of The 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles, taking place on June 22nd at the Broad Stage. President and CEO of Montblanc North America, Jan Patrick Schmitz, and Urban Arts Partnership Artistic Board Chair Rosie Perez, announced the lineup of highly esteemed actors including Lizzy Caplan, Brooklyn Decker, Seth Green, Melanie Griffith, Gillian Jacobs and Justin Long. (more...)
"Forever Flamenco! at the Ford" Celebrates 20 Yearsby BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013
The Fountain Theatre presents an all-star line-up of local, national and international flamenco artists to celebrate Forever Flamenco! founder Deborah Lawlor's 20-year dedication to producing, nurturing and broadening the art form in Los Angeles. Forever Flamenco! at the Ford, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria Bermudez, takes place on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 pm at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood.
Since 1990, the dancers, musicians and singers of Forever Flamenco! have been delighting Fountain Theatre audiences with the intensity, precision and exhilaration for which flamenco is known. Now Forever Flamenco! returns to the outdoor stage at the Ford Theatres with this passionate expression of Spanish culture in a tribute to Lawlor.
"Forever Flamenco! was born out of Deborah's love and total immersion into flamenco," says Bermudez. "Young dancers, up-and-coming dancers, seasoned professionals and international dancers - all of us have all come through Forever Flamenco! at the Fountain. I took my first baby steps there."
Forever Flamenco! at the Ford will be a once-in-a-lifetime gala event gathering some of flamenco's finest artists together on stage for the first time, including dancers Fanny Ara, Maria Bermudez, Alejandro Granados (from Spain), Manuel Gutierrrez, Timo Nuñez, Linda Vega and Yaelisa; singer/dancer Roberto Amaral; singers Jose Cortez, Ana de los Reyes (from Spain) and Jesus Montoya; singer/composer Pele de los Reyes (from Spain) of the Grammy-nominated group Navajita Platea; guitarists Adam del Monte, Jason Maguire, Antonio Triana and Ben Woods; and percussionist Joey Heredia. Watch for more surprise artists, as well as a few guests from Bermudez' flamenco puro company Sonidos Gitanos, which has been presented at the Ford by Lawlor and the Fountain eight times since 1995.
Deborah Lawlor's Forever Flamenco! series plays monthly to enthusiastic crowds at the Fountain Theatre. She and the Fountain have presented Bermudez and her Sonidos Gitanos/Gypsy Flamenco Company from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, for eight summer engagements at the Ford - including, in 2010, its new off-shoot, The Chicana Gypsy Project - and in 2007 at the Japan American Theatre. The 2009 Ford season included Forever Flamenco!: LA Ole featuring an all-star cast assembled from Forever Flamenco! at the Fountain. Lawlor began her career as a dancer, choreographer and actor in New York's "downtown" scene. After living in South India for five years, where she was involved in the initial development of the international township of Auroville, she created two full-length outdoor dance/theater pieces celebrating the community. She spent the next 10 years in Australia and France studying ancient cultures of India and Egypt and translating several books in these fields from French into English. Returning to the U.S. in 1986, she became deeply involved in the intimate theater scene and, in 1990, she and Stephen Sachs co-founded the Fountain Theatre, which is now in its 23rd season of theatrical and dance events. Lawlor is responsible for the Fountain's extensive dance involvement. The 1995 season included The Women of Guernica, Lawlor's flamenco-based adaptation of Euripides' The Trojan Women, which she also directed. She directed two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams and created and directed three full-evening dance-theater pieces for the Fountain: Declarations: Love Letters of the Great Romantics; The Path of Love, which she also directed in South India; and the dance opera, The Song of Songs, with music by Al Carmines. Actors Equity Association honored Lawlor with its Diversity Award, for her dedication to presenting work at the Fountain that is culturally diverse.
Considered to be one of the foremost international flamenco artists in the world today, Bermudez resides in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the "birthplace" of flamenco. There, she has worked with renowned artists such as Juana del Pipa, Andres Peña, Antonio El Pipa, Alejandro Granados, Navajita Platea, El Capullo and many others. She was honored by the artists of the city for her relentless dedication in exposing the artistry of this region. Bermudez' outstanding and critically acclaimed performances include the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheatre, Fountain Theater and the Music Center in Los Angeles; Central Park, Lincoln Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City; the Teatro Palacio das Artes in Brazil; Peña Cernicalos, Los Gallos and Teatro Lope de Vega and Festival de Jerez in Spain; guest appearances with the Santa Cecilia California; and numerous venues throughout the world. Most recently she formed Chicana Gypsy Project which draws on her Mexican-American heritage and her immersion into Adulucian Gypsy culture. Her life and career have inspired the award-winning documentary film, Streets of Flamenco.
Forever Flamenco! at the Ford takes place on Saturday, June 15. Doors open for picnicking at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30 pm. Reserved seating is $50 and $75; VIP tickets, which include preferred seating, pre-concert private VIP catered party with artists and a gift bag, are available for $100. Purchase tickets on or before June 8 and save $5. Tickets are available at www.FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323 GO 1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 8 or more, please call 323 769-2147. (more...)
Nick Cave to Premiere 'Mermaids' Video at Henry Fonda Theaterby BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have partnered with Rollingstone.com to premiere a new video of a stunning and uncensored rendition of 'Mermaids,' captured live in dramatic black and white by directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard on February 21 at Los Angeles' Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Roar of Kritzerland as They Salute Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusseby Don Grigware - May 6, 2013
I can't help but borrow from the genius of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse when I affirm it was The Roar of Kritzerland, The Smell of the burgers at the Federal on Sunday May 5 - Cinco de Mayo, no less - as Kritzerland presented its 33rd show in its current home at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, entitled Once in a Lifetime: The Songs of Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse. And it was a lollapalooza of an evening! (more...)
Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Remix of Single 'Tonight I'm Getting Over You' Ft. Nicki Minajby BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013
Grammy nominated, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen releases a remix of her current single 'Tonight I'm Getting Over You,' featuring hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj, today. (more...)
Judy Blume and HelloGiggles Launch Contest to Support TIGER EYESby Movies News Desk - May 6, 2013
Judy Blume, one of this generation's most celebrated authors, is hosting a contest for her fans to win tickets to a special screening of TIGER EYES, the new film adapted from Blume's novel of the same name. The popular women's culture blog HelloGiggles is partnering with Blume to host this exclusive, A-list event in Los Angeles, CA that will take place May 29 at a secret location. (more...)
Elizabeth A. Davis, Mary Testa and More Star in CSC's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Beg. Tonightby BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present a new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). The Caucasian Chalk Circle will begin performances tonight, May 3 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 9. The official opening is Thursday, May 30. (more...)
Orfeh, Patti Murin and More to Bring Adele to Life at THE POP SHOW, 6/10by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Farah Alvin (Nine, Grease!, The Marvelous Wonderettes) , Anika Larsen (Avenue Q, Rent, Closer Than Ever, Xanadu), Patti Murin (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones), Samia Najimy Finnerty, N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), Orfeh (Legally Blonde, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, Love, Janis, Saturday Night Fever), Jarrod Spector(Jersey Boys, Les Miserables) and American Idol Finalist Erika Van Pelt will comprise the lineup for the June 10 edition of The Pop Show, part of the Broadway at Birdland series at Birdland Jazz Club. The 7pm concert will feature the songs of Adele. (more...)
Sarah Brightman Invites Fans To June 6 PBS Concert Filmingby Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2013
Internationally celebrated performer and the world's best-selling soprano herself, Sarah Brightman, will be filming her new DREAMCHASER concert stop in the UK on June 6 and she has extended a very special invitation to fans to enter to win the chance to be in the audience for the sure-to-be spectacular new show. (more...)
THE FANTASTICKS, LEVELING UP and More Set for Theatre UCF 2013-14 Seasonby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013
The Theatre UCF 2013-14 season focuses on fun and collaboration while delivering shows that are relevant to the community and the university's theatre students. (more...)
ROCKY Opens on Broadway at Winter Garden Theatre, March 2014by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013
Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone have announced that the new musical, ROCKY, will come to Broadway in 2014, beginning preview performances in February and officially opening in March at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway, New York, NY). ROCKYreceived its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it earned unanimous critical raves and continues to play to packed houses. (more...)
Two Special Events Announced in May at the Peterborough Playersby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013
For one night only on Friday, May 17, at 8:00 pm, the Peterborough Players welcomes back to the stage Comedian Jane Condon (star of last season's Janie Condon: Raw & Unchained) for an evening of laughs! As a stand-up comedian, Jane won the Ladies of Laughter contest, won Audience Favorite (NY) on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and has had audiences rolling in the aisles around the country! Last season, you saw the story of how and why Jane became a comedian. Now, see the stand-up act that has made her one of the brightest stars in comedy. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.peterboroughplayers.org. (more...)
Frank Ocean Tops O MUSIC AWARD Nominationsby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013
Get ready, mouth-frothing friends — it's time to vote! The O Music Awards kick off TODAY, May 16, with a whole passel of new categories and nominees on OMusicAwards.com. Did your favorite band/app/whatever get a nod? Find out below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings Ensemble Takes Trip to Japanby BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013
Eighteen talented, dedicated Chicago kids ages 9 to 18, all students in Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings program, have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime experience, representing Chicago and the U.S. at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan. Scroll down for photos from the trip! (more...)
Lincoln Center Names Next President: Jed Bernstein Steps in Beginning January 2014by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013
The Lincoln Center Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jed Bernstein, theater producer and educator, as its next president. The announcement was made today by Katherine Farley, Lincoln Center Board Chair. He will succeed Reynold Levy, who will step down as president in January, 2014. (more...)
Telemundo Adds New Series MISS LATINA USA to Line-Upby TV News Desk - May 14, 2013
Telemundo Media, the number one producer of Spanish-language primetime programming, announced today the addition of the MISS LATINA USA competition to the slate of new programming (more...)
The Virginia Arts Festival Announces The Rite of Spring: 100th Anniversary Performance, 5/29by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013
The Virginia Arts Festival will make-and remake-history on May 29. That's when the Festival will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky's groundbreaking work that changed the worlds of music and dance forever. (more...)
Camp Broadway to Host 2013 Gershwin Awards at CAP21, 5/18by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013
Camp Broadway and CAP 21: America's Musical Theatre Conservatory & Theatre Company in partnership with The Broadway Education Alliance presents the 3rd annual Gershwin Awards to celebrate outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by students attending public and private high schools throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area. (more...)
DSI Comedy Theater Welcomes Kevin McDonald to the Cat's Cradle, 6/21by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013
DSI Comedy Theater will bring Kevin McDonald, of Kids in the Hall, to the Cat's Cradle this summer. On Friday, June 21, McDonald takes the mic and the stage at the Cat's Cradle, 300 East Main Street. He will be joined by a line-up of some of North Carolina's most talented stand-up comedians and improvisers. The show starts at 8 p.m.with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at www.catscradle.com and www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)
Madeleine Peyroux Joins Art of Time Ensemble for SONGBOOK 7, 5/31 & 6/1by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013
Art of Time Ensemble closes their 2012/13 season on a high note, welcoming world renowned jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux to the Enwave Theatre stage on May 31 and June 1. In Songbook 7, Peyroux steps outside her comfort zone to perform twelve handpicked songs from her favourite artists, including Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and George and Ira Gershwin. Due to the popularity of the concert, a new block of tickets for the almost sold-out performances was released Tuesday, April 30. (more...)
1 2 3 4 … 116 next »