- Step Afrika!
- Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Monkey
- Moscow Festival Ballet's Romeo and Juliet /Carmen Suite
- School of American Ballet's The Beauty of Ballet
- The Golden Dragon Acrobats
- The Robert Glasper Trio
- Darlene Love
- Rhythm Revue: A Latin Soul Celebration
- Kathy Griffin
- Regina Carter's Southern Comfort
- Clifford the Big Red Dog™ - LIVE!
- Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
- International Women of Reggae
- Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
- Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2pm
Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Monkey
Moscow Festival Ballet
Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm
The power of love and the finality of death collide as two of the greatest tragic masterpieces of all time are reinvented in this double-bill of one-act ballets. The program begins with a new restaging of Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and choreographed by legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko. This is followed by Alberto Alonso's fiery Carmen Suite, inspired by Bizet's sensuous and spirited opera.
The Beauty of Ballet
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued; recommended for ages four and up
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)
Recognized internationally as today's premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, The Golden Dragons combine award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty five centuries ago.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8pm
More than ten years after making his debut at the legendary Blue Note, 2015 Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper graces the Whitman stage with an intimate concert combining original jazz compositions and selections from his 2016 Grammy-nominated album Covered, which draws from some of Glasper's favorite songs by artists including Joni Mitchell, John Legend, and Radiohead.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm
Pop icon Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. She has sung with legends including Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, lit up the Broadway stage in such musicals as Grease and Hairspray, and was featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. From her No. 1 hit, "He's A Rebel," to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her "one of the greatest singers of all time.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8pm
Renowned DJ/producer Felix Hernandez, creator and host of the widely popular Rhythm Revue radio show and dance parties, teams up with the "King of Latin Soul," Joe Bataan, for an evening of live music and DJ'ing that celebrates the musical genre known as Latin Soul and Boogaloo. Originating in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, this fusion of mambo and Latin jazz with African American R&B, soul, and doo-wop resulted in a highly danceable and distinctively urban form of music that reflects the amazing multicultural fabric of New York City.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 6pm
Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her newest show, "Like A Boss," to Brooklyn for an evening of take-no-prisoners laughs. Griffin will pull back the curtain on many known personalities in an ever-changing show that is inspired by this year's political landscape and her personal run-ins with celebrities and other "questionable figures." Nothing is sacred and on one is safe when she takes the stage with her unique, universally-recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy.
Regina Carter's Southern Comfort
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm
Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, putting her indelible stamp on collaborations with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. Her latest recording, titled Southern Comfort, pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, as it draws from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood.
Clifford the Big Red Dog™ - LIVE!
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2pm
Embark on a new adventure with loveable Clifford, the big red dog with the heart of gold. Based on the classic children's books by Norman Bridwell, this brand new musical celebrates the timeless values of sharing, respect, and cooperation.
Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued
Families will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival, where interactive family activities highlight the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth.
Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm
As a singer, Nat King Cole was called "the best friend a song ever had," but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, performing favorites including "Route 66," "Mona Lisa," "Unforgettable," and more.
In collaboration with the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music
International Women of Reggae
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8pm
Since its birth in Jamaica in the early 1970s, reggae has reached every corner of the globe with its puslating rhythms and messages of unity, resistance, and hope, establishing its place internationally as a major music genre. Women have been a vital part of reggae every step of the way, from groundbreaking artists such as Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley to current stars like Etana and Tasha T. Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) returns to Brooklyn Center to celebrate the feminine energy in reggae with another lineup of outstanding female artists.
Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2pm
The rest of Alexander's family is moving a thousand miles away, but there's NO way Alexander is going to leave his best friend, his favorite babysitter, or all the places and people he's known all his life. Never. Not ever. No way! Based on Judith Vorst's best-selling Alexander... series, this new family musical teaches us home isn't a house or a place on a map-it's wherever you are when you're with the people who love you.
THE NEW BROADWAY-AIMED MUSICAL
"E M P I R E"
OPENED SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
ON THE WEST COAST
DIRECTION AND CHOREGRAPHY BY MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SARIVA GOETX
www.SFCURRAN.com. Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums is Curran: Under Construction’srecently announced occasional on-stage series of conversation and performance featuring today’s most compelling thought leaders and artists.
“DRUNKEN WITH WHAT”:
This year’s 2016 Gala Artist Committee includes many passionate advocates for the Williamstown Theatre Festival including: Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker, Eric Bogosian and Jo Bonney, Fernanda Coppel, Trip Cullman, Halley Feiffer, Michael Friedman, Ana Gasteyer, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jessica Hecht, Kristolyn Lloyd, Chris Lowell and Kerry Bishe, Dominique Morisseau, Lila Neugebauer, Cynthia Nixon, Benjamin Scheuer, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Lucy Thurber, and Blair Underwood.
To support the Williamstown Theatre Festival and purchase tickets to the 2016 Gala, please contact Emily Curro at (413) 458-3200 x14 email@example.com.
CHILDREN'S RECORDING ARTIST
A DIGITAL COMPILATION OF
LAURIE'S FAVORITE SONGS ABOUT LOVE
For ages 0 - 7
Label: Two Tomatoes Records
Distributor: Razor & Tie
SRP: $5.99 (digital download)
Running time: 48 minutes
Dec. 19 - Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
- Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC - Children's Museum of Manhattan "Sunday Funday" benefit, Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC
- Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO
- Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
- iPlay America, Freehold, NJ - Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA
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