Performing Arts News

Performing Arts News – including dance, stage, musicals, comedians, actors, and related performing arts news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Ragtime” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

New Jersey Theatre Alliance Awarded Grant Through New Jersey State Council on the Arts as Part of the State’s Largest Appropriation in 55 Year History

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“The Alliance”), one of the state’s largest arts service organizations, was recently awarded a grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (“NJSCA”). The awards announced last week were part of the largest state appropriation the Council has ever received in its 55-year history.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces Entrepreneur Summit Sept. 15

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ThinkZILLA Consulting Group announced today that The Millionaire Mastermind Academy, Inc. and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host the 2021 United Diversity Business Summit on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme of the summit is “Enhancing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” with workshops on measuring diversity and inclusion initiatives, mentoring minority entrepreneurs, accessing capital and more.

Music Theater Works Presents Mamma Mia!

SKOKIE, Ill., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Mamma Mia!” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from August 19, 2021 through August 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.

Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Welcomes Live Audiences – Allan Harris and Leesa Richards Take the Stage at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.

With ‘Disney PRIDE in Concert,’ the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Sets the LGBTQ Experience to the Music and Magic of Disney

BOSTON, Mass., June 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Disney’s beloved catalog of songs will be reimagined by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) in Disney PRIDE in Concert, a musical celebration of LGBTQ life, love, family, and perseverance, June 25-26, 2022 at Boston Symphony Hall.

Broadway Barter to Offer FREE Ad in Hemispheres Magazine on All United Flights this August!

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Broadway Barter announces its celebration of Broadway’s return this fall! Formed in 1996, Broadway Barter has developed a successful formula of filling unsold theater seats for increased revenue to the producers and at the same time generating media exposure.

Music Theater Works Presents ‘Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits’

SKOKIE, Ill., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works presents “Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits” at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 18, 2021 through June 27, 2021 as the first production of the 2021 season.

Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Film Festival ‘Smartphone Shorts’

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LanDan Consulting announces Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s “Smartphone Shorts” (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director). An evening featuring short films created during Oberon’s Smartphone Workshops. The films were shot exclusively on smartphones as the ensemble negotiated its way through the pandemic.

Phenomenology Helps Academy for the Fine Arts Find Funds for Dance Studio

FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, stepped up to assist the Academy for the Fine Arts to raise ten thousand dollars in critical funds to finance a state-of-the-art dance studio for Frederick County Public School students.

World Dance Group culminates 2020 with LIKE$, the best digital contest for dance lovers

SAN JUAN, P.R., Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Covid-19 Pandemic has almost entirely destroyed some sectors of the economy, such as hospitality, recreational activities and entertainment events. Musicians, dancers, and artists in general are part of those sectors that today see their economic opportunities reduced to almost zero, says World Dance Group.

Plano Texas Resident Takes the Stage for 80th Time as Scrooge in NTPA’s Production of ‘Scrooge, the Musical’

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Texas Performing Arts announces that Plano resident Darrell Rodenbaugh, who has played the title role of Scrooge since the tradition began in 2011, is again taking the stage in its 10th annual Christmas celebration of “Scrooge – The Musical” presented by Transamerica.

Pompano Beach Arts presents Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to present the 3rd Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival, an enriching and entertaining showcase of the best local and national spoken word artists and writers. While poets will be competing live at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center from December 10-12, due to COVID-19, the festival will be live streamed to the public.

The World Salsa Championship Reinvents Itself with Its First Virtual Edition And $2,020 In Cash Prizes

SAN JUAN, P.R., Nov. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In early 2020 the World Dance Group was preparing a new chapter of the World Salsa Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico; one of the world’s special houses of salsa, and a historic city of humanity, rich in music and history. After celebrating previous editions in high-profile venues like Las Vegas, Disney, Miami and Atlanta, the company selected the new Distrito T-Mobile, a new entertainment complex soon to open in San Juan, as the venue for the 6th World Salsa Championships.

Phenomenology Virtually Connects Broadway Talent to Public Schools During COVID-19

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, is facilitating connections between Broadway performers and the Academy of Fine Arts, which brings together more than 80 students across 10 public high schools who are interested in learning visual art, dance, music and theatre.

MEMBER-SUPPORTED THEATRE – Long Wharf Theatre Asks Its Fans to Become Its Members

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long Wharf Theatre continues to rebuild American theatre with a member-supported model, offering supporters in New Haven and beyond a communal stake in a company committed to artistic innovation-resulting in numerous awards including three Pulitzer Prizes-that established the landmark regional theatre as a vital incubator of insightful new work.

Back by Popular Demand: The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts Reopens for Students

CORONA, Calif., July 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — August 10th cannot come fast enough for those students interested in music, performing arts and academics. This is when The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts (yacollege.edu) reopens, bringing back opportunity for students to further their education and make the most of their chances for advancement in the arts.

‘In America – A New Musical’ Launches Salvo Against Trump’s Culture War

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to President Trump’s increase in rhetoric against education, immigration, Black Lives Matter, Tik Tok and his defense of the Confederate flag and its monuments, Professor Hal Harper of Oakland, California, retired professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), has launched his own salvo in the culture war as he releases “In America – A New Musical” to the public.

Champions of Southern Queer Visibility Announce Second Virtual Telethon

ATLANTA, Ga., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Y’all ready for a second helping? Wussy Mag, Queer Appalachia, and Southern Fried Queer Pride, three powerhouse stewards of Southern and Appalachian queer culture, have teamed up again to bring you “The Big Ass Telethon to End Metronormativity: PART TWO.” The livestream event celebrating rural queer artists will air on Saturday, May 30 at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT on Twitch at @endmetronormativity.

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Star, Jawan Jackson, Hits a High Note with Students During Pandemic

FREDERICK, Md., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, is teaming up with Jawan Jackson, star of the hit Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” to encourage high school musical theater students in Frederick, Maryland.

Modest Means with Big Dreams – A True Rag to Riches Story

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted “Sweepstakes Award” at “The Musical Theatre Competition of America” held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.

‘Les Boites Noires’ is a striking new play about the life of a Haitian family in the Big Apple, to debut at the NY Theatre Festival

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Jean is an actor, writer, playwright, and content creator from New York City. He has a distinctive cultural background with a strong focus on portraying the voice of the Haitian community. Inspired by his family descent, he recently created a poignant new play, which ties into his background and the life of immigrants in this day and age.

Ralph Brunson debuts witty original musical comedy, ‘Samson and the Burning Bush’ – A Farce to Be Reckoned With

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ralph Brunson Productions, in association with Art-In-Relation, announces the world premiere fully staged production of “Samson and the Burning Bush.” Jan. 10-12 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater.

The Open Book Theatre Presents Unique Holiday Entertainment for the Whole Family

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Open Book Theatre, New York City’s oldest readers theatre company, will present two heartwarming holiday shows this December: “A Confused Hanukkah,” at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, 26 and 27; and “The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge,” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22, 23 and 29. Both plays will be performed at Pushkin Hall, 165 W. 86th St., 2nd Floor.

NYC Dancers Step Together in Short Musical Film to Encourage Our Youth to Speak Out!

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 3 cords & a hook studios announces “Youthful Faces,” bringing together some of NYC’s best dancers, including: Matt Wiercinski (Broadway: “Anastasia” – Ensemble/Prince Siegfried) and Kathryn Zimmer (Broadway: “Matilda The Musical”), to encourage and become a catalyst for our younger generation to speak up and speak out to illuminate the future they want to see.

Seattle Sensation Arnaldo! Heads Talented Cast in LIFE IS A CABARET on August 10

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Summer is heating up and the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce DC (PACC-DC) is serving up a sizzling show to match with “LIFE IS A CABARET,” headlined by Seattle sensation, uber talented Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse on August 10, 2019 at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.

‘Sopranos’ star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast at MANHATTANonPATRICK on September 27

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, announced it has secured “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast in the staged reading of a new play for MANHATTANonPATRICK at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in suburban Washington D.C. on September 27.

Latina Actress and Activist Yubo Fernandez Exposes Mental Health and Defeats Hidden Abuse in The Industry, Off Broadway This Summer

MANHATTAN, N.Y., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yubo Fernandez was a sponsored child from the Dominican Republic by a U.S. school; now she’s an awarded actress, producer, director, activist and entrepreneur, presenting her third play in Off Broadway NYC. “Late for Martinis” is part of the Summer Play Celebration at the Manhattan Repertory Theater this July 18, 20 and 21, 2019 in Manhattan.

GALLOSPOLE, a Music Peddler of Conspiracy Theories, Announces the Release of the Political Allegory, TARAC WIPPP

DREXEL HILL, Pa., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gallospole will release the political allegory, TARAC WIPPP, which stands for The American Right for Adequate Chair Width In Public & Private Places, on July 15, 2019. In a series of videos, animations and soundtracks, TARAC WIPPP, a fictitious lobbying organization led by Gallospole, peddles the conspiracy theory that the weaponization of chairs, perpetrated by known and unknown entities, discriminates against obese Americans.

‘Love Jones the Musical’ Playwright Timothy Allen Smith takes on ‘Choice,’ with new stage drama

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Twenty/20 Productions announces Timothy Allen Smith, the wordsmith behind 2016’s record breaking, “Love Jones The Musical,” is premiering a new stage play at The Beverly Hills Playhouse in September 2019.

MELANIA: The Cyberwoman – The First Sketch Show Inspired by the First Lady Comes to The Pit Striker in NY

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dominican born actress Liz Thomas, is the first woman to write and star in a Sketch Show inspired by the First Lady Melania Trump. The Show is called “Melania: The Cyberwoman.” Directed by Kim Parker. Other cast members are Seneca Lawrence and Zack Gafin.

BU’s ‘Holmes Legacy’ Staged Reading Unveils Virtual TV Series

BOSTON, Mass., April 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sherlock Holmes fans! Boston University writers created a new TV series based on Stephen King’s “The Doctor’s Case” short story. “Holmes Legacy: The Doctor’s Cases” is a six-episode drama about an older Dr. John Watson, who uses his memories of Sherlock Holmes to foil a new Moriarty and protect present-day London. Experience the live staged reading by professional actors at WBUR’s CitySpace from 12-3 p.m. on April 27-28, 2019.

Music and Art Come to Life! Asia America Symphony Association and Ryman Arts Present ‘Music On Canvas’ Performed to Gershwin’s ‘An American In Paris’

TORRANCE, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY (AAYS) will premiere its first ever, “Music On Canvas.” DAVID BENOIT, Music Director and Conductor, will lead the prestigious AAYS in a performance of Gershwin’s classic “An American In Paris” while young artists from RYMAN ARTS create inspired artworks live on stage to the music.

PIT STOP PLAYERS PRESENTS: ‘Illuminations’ – three new works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music Cary Hall

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, the genre-defying instrumental chamber group composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will shed light on three new works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music’s Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

College and Career Expo: Dream It and Be It!

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to present College & Career Expo: Dream It & Be It! The College & Career Expo offers students a chance to learn about higher education and careers they might be interested in.

A Great Casita Maria Experience = 1 Workshop + 1 Performance in 1 Day!

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, in partnership with Pregones Theater, is proud to present “We Have Ire,” a free excerpt performance of the multi-disciplinary theater project, on March 9, 2019, 2 – 2:45 p.m. The performance combines spoken word and theater produced by Cuban-American writer, performer, Doris Duke; Artist and San Francisco resident Paul S. Flores.

Grammy Award Winning Community Choir, Rev. Stef and Jubilation Presents ‘From The Middle Passage: An African American Journey’

UNION, N.J., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IN CONCERT: Friday, February 8 – 8 p.m. – UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway, N.J. The group of people (over 100+ voices) that make up the powerhouse choir, JUBILATION, are a force in the industry.

Outvisible Theatre Company Presents Sexy, Seductive Drama in Time for Valentine’s Day

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Outvisible Theatre Company presents David Ives’ award-winning “Venus in Fur” – running February 14 through March 3, 2019. “Venus” is a modern take on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s “Venus in Furs,” an 1870 novella which draws on themes of female dominance.

Phenomenology Wins Major Grant for 2019 Theatre Project

FREDERICK, Md., Jan 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, today, announced its receipt of a major grant award, presented by Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. for its inaugural theatre project in 2019. Phenomenology, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, produces dynamic projects across the breadth of performing arts, including theatre, film, television, and more.

Rarely seen Strindberg play, ‘The Father’, a diabolical battle of the sexes, is presented by Strindberg Rep at historic Gene Frankel Theatre NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LanDan Consulting announces that Brad Fryman is taking on the title role in Robert Greer’s new translation of August Strindberg’s “The Father” at Strindberg Rep, at historic Gene Frankel Theatre NYC.