Last month, Barry Hughson became the executive director of the Atlanta Ballet, which has been without one since 2003. Hughson comes to the organization with considerable experience as both an artist and arts administrator. As a dancer, he won awards performing the works of such choreographers as George Balanchine, Choo San Goh and Antony Tudor. […]
This summer, the Fox Theatre begins an annual partnership with the Atlanta Public School System and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater launching AileyCamp, a two-week camp for at-risk pre-teens. “Atlanta will be the ninth Ailey dance camp,” says Judith Jameson, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Camps already are held in Kansas […]
The film of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen musical Dreamgirls made big headlines this year as it pulled in Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, especially when one-time “American Idol” finalist Jennifer Hudson won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role of Effie. During the National Black Arts Festival this summer, Atlanta audiences will have the […]
Two of Synchronicity Performance Group’s co-producing artistic directors, Michele Pearce and Hope Mirlis, are stepping down, leaving Rachel May as sole producing artistic director…
After three record-breaking years on the road, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out is shutting down this month, leaving a hole in the Broadway Across America-Atlanta’s schedule. The Atlanta performances, originally scheduled for May 15-20, have been canceled; a replacement show has not yet been announced.