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ASU Gammage announces shows, dates for New Times Beyond Broadway season

July 21, 2006

Officials with ASU Gammage have announced the 2006-2007 New Times Beyond Broadway season. The eight-show series will feature world-class dancers, musicians and performing artists.

The shows include:

• André Watts with the ASU Symphony, Sept. 20 – World-renowned pianist André Watts will perform with the ASU Symphony.

• Lemn Sissay, “Something Dark,” Oct. 7 – An autobiographical tale about an immigrant youth growing up in foster care, told with humor and honesty by author, poet, playwright and performer.

• Sankai Juku, “Kagemi – Beyond the Metaphors of Mirrors,” Nov. 7 – Japan 's most successful contemporary dance company comes to town, mixing Western modern dance with traditional Japanese butoh.

• Russian Theatre Federation, “12th Night,” Nov. 18 – A new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy about the obsessiveness of romantic love, directed by Declan Donnellan and performed by Russia 's finest actors.

• Peter Reder, Feb. 22-24 – This is a multidisciplinary work that engages audiences in the contemplation of place, memory and identity through the creation of beautiful, accessible histories, both real and imagined.

• Robert Moses' Kin, March 3 – This is one of California 's most innovative dance companies. Its dancers use movement to interpret such issues as race, class, culture, gender and human potential.

• “César and Ruben,” March 30 – A musical drama by Ed Begley Jr. that chronicles the heroic lives of César Chavez and Ruben Salazar.

• SITI Co., April 28 – This is a contemporary, ensemble-based theater company committed to international cultural exchange and collaboration.

Tickets for all performances go on sale this summer. For more information, call (480) 965-3434 or visit the Web site (

New Times Beyond Broadway is presented by ASU Gammage and Phoenix New Times.

McGuinness, with ASU Gammage, can be reached at (480) 965-1884 or (