Andrew W. Mellon News

Peak Performances Presents Liz Lerman's HEALING WARS, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Liz Lerman's "Healing Wars," the first dance event of Peak Performances 2014/15 season, opens at the Kasser Theater for three days only, September 25-27, following three weeks of sold-out performances at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C this past June. (more...)

University of Texas at Austin Receives $400,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Classical Music Programming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $400,000 to Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. This funding will allow Texas Performing Arts to further develop classical music programming and participation activities that have been underwritten by The Mellon Foundation since their initial $450,000 award in 2011. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Arnold L. Lehman Plans Retirement from Brooklyn Museum in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

September 10, 2014...Brooklyn, N.Y. Arnold L. Lehman, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, announced yesterday at the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees that he will retire in mid-2015. Lehman, who turned 70 in July, joined the Brooklyn Museum as Director in September 1997. (more...)

Round House Theatre to Stage FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ("The Raisin Cycle" at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

American Opera Projects Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

American Opera Projects (AOP) has announced that it has been awarded a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $200,000, active through December 2016, will support artistic initiatives by AOP: the Composers & the Voice and First Chance programs. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give composers and librettists extensive experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

OSF to Present Luis Alfaro's ST. JUDE, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Luis Alfaro, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence, will perform his autobiographical play St. Jude on September 11 at 8 p.m. in the Thomas Theatre as part of the Festival's four-day CultureFest celebration. The production is the final OSF Presents production of the season. (more...)

The Rose Art Museum Receives First-Ever Grants From Warhol & Mellon Foundations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Christopher Bedford, Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, has announced two major grants, both for $100,000, from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

MTC Will Bring Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY to New York Following Chicago Run; Joe Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus Presents the Return of Art After Hours
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus celebrates the return of Art After Hours, its signature monthly program, and the new school year on Tuesday, September 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year Art After Hours moves to the First Tuesday of the month, with a new lineup of events. Join us on the terrace for DJ-curated music and complimentary refreshments throughout the evening. At 6 p.m., come inside for an overview of the collection and the introduction of the first work in the museum's “Big Ten: Art” talks, followed by a guided tour of the new exhibition “Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein: 16389067.” Admission to the museum and activities are free for all. For details, please visit (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Texas Performing Arts welcomes back the iconic Martha Graham Dance Company on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8pm at Bass Concert Hall for the first time in many seasons performing a program of signature and new works. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago Launches Online Scholarly Catalogues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce the publication of its first online scholarly catalogues, Monet: Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and Renoir: Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. (more...)

American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A Stonewall-era drag queen and the cop entranced by her. A princess manipulates her captor during the Crusades. A man's literal vacation from Hell. On­­­­ Friday, September 12 and Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM, AOP (American Opera Projects) will present these and other excerpts of new operas at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, the culmination of this season's Composers & the Voice (C&V) opera training program. Audiences will see scenes by five emerging composers - Guy Barash, Avner Finberg, Jeremy Gill, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gity Razaz - and one composer/librettist team, Joseph Rubinstein and Jason Kim, who were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice. The performances will be held at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, home of AOP. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students/seniors and are available at (more...)

OSF to Celebrate CultureFest 2014, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's CultureFest will celebrate multiethnic heritage and the diverse work on the Festival's stages September 11-14, 2014. Held every other year, among CultureFest's 2014 offerings are play readings and discussions, multicultural Green Shows and Spanish open-captioned performances of three plays. (more...)

Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell & More to Lead LCT3's 'BROWNSVILLE SONG'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will comprise the cast of the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater New York premiere production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee. The production, to be directed by Patricia McGregor, will begin performances Saturday, October 4, running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 16 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 20. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts to Open 2014-15 Season with BASETRACK LIVE, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Texas Performing Arts opens the 2014-2015 Season with the world premiere of BASETRACK LIVE, a multimedia experience that delves into the human cost of war, September 11-13 at McCullough Theatre. This multimedia theatrical production uses live music, journalism, and technology to spark a conversation about the legacy of war. (more...)

New Museum Unveils Major New Scholarship Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, today announced three major new scholarship initiatives at the New Museum. The Museum, which has always been at the forefront of artistic inquiry and experimentation, is an ideal place to conduct scholarship in contemporary art. Thoughtful and incisive platforms for discussion and debate around contemporary culture are a founding principal of the New Museum's mission. As the field, community, and audience for contemporary art continues to expand exponentially, geographically, and demographically, the need for scholarship has never been greater and the Museum is rededicating itself to this core purpose. (more...)

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