Brandeis University News

New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In the September installment of New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab, three choreographers will present new production numbers created in conjunction with three composer/lyricists. The salon begins at 6:30pm at ART/NY Studios, Spaces @ 520 (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio B). Doors open at 6:15pm tonight. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to: ChoreoLab@NYTheatreBarn.org (more...)

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano Announce New Partner Sara E. Meyers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., has announced that elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers (of White Plains) has become a member of the firm. Ms. Meyers joined Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano as an associate attorney in 2007. (more...)

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano Announce New Partner Sara E. Meyers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., has announced that elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers (of White Plains) has become a member of the firm. Ms. Meyers joined Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano as an associate attorney in 2007. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

The Houston Symphony Presents WATTS PLAYS RACHMANINOFF 2, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

On September 19, 20 and 21, the Houston Symphony will kick off its 101st season of classical subscription concerts, the first with Andres Orozco-Estrada as Music Director, in a performance of Rachmaninoff's deeply romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring renowned pianist Andre Watts making his Houston return. Enduringly popular since its 1901 debut, the concerto's themes have found fame in movies such as Brief Encounter, The Seven Year Itch and the popular song 'All by Myself.' (more...)

Indiana University Press Releases MARRYING OUT by Keren R. McGinity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

When American Jewish men intermarry, goes the common assumption, they and their families are “lost” to the Jewish religion. In this provocative book, Keren R. McGinity shows that it is not necessarily so. She looks at intermarriage and parenthood through the eyes of a post-World War II cohort of Jewish men and discovers what intermarriage has meant to them and their families. She finds that these husbands strive to bring up their children as Jewish without losing their heritage. Marrying Out argues that the “gendered ethnicity” of intermarried Jewish men, growing out of their religious and cultural background, enables them to raise Jewish children. McGinity's book is a major breakthrough in understanding Jewish men's experiences as husbands and fathers, how Christian women navigate their roles and identities while married to them, and what needs to change for American Jewry to flourish. Marrying Out is a must read for Jewish men and all the women who love them. (more...)

Get to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. (more...)

Sam Hunter, American Historian of Modern Art, Dies at Age 91
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Sam Hunter, an American historian of modern art, has died at the age of 91 in Princeton, NJ. He was emeritus professor of art history at Princeton University. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets Downstage Left Residency Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage Left Theatre announces the recipients of the Downstage Left Playwright Residencies for Season 33. Residencies are designed to help playwrights take a project from the conceptual stage all the way to a production-ready script. Playwrights work closely with ensemble directors and members of the literary team to design a process tailored for the particular needs of their project. (more...)

Special Performance of DIBBLEDANCE: SHOES ON, SHOES OFF Set for Tina Packer Playhouse, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Founding Company Member and Master Choreographer Susan Dibble brings her newest production Dibbledance: Shoes On, Shoes Off to the Tina Packer Playhouse for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY performance Sunday, August 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Rose Art Museum Welcomes New Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has named 15 new members to its Board of Advisors and reappointed eight former board members. The unprecedented number of appointments, which follow the recruitment of Christopher Bedford as the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose in 2012 and the naming of Lizbeth Krupp as chair of the board of advisors last fall, are another important step in a new era in the museum's history. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present HENRY IV, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

This summer, as the world celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival celebrates two dates of their own - the 150th anniversary of the first full Shakespeare play produced on campus and the 15th season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). "We're honoring our 1864 kinsmen by producing Henry IV, the same title performed by Notre Dame 150 years ago," says Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director for the Festival. A tale of rebels and rebellion, Henry IV explores the journey of a prodigal prince torn between two fathers - an ailing king and an errant knave. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Brandeis University Acquires Personal Papers of Comedian Lenny Bruce
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Brandeis University has acquired the personal papers of Lenny Bruce. Bruce was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His private life was marked by substance abuse and promiscuity as well as efforts to prevent his wife from working as a stripper. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York State history, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. He paved the way for future outspoken counterculture-eracomedians, and his trial for obscenity, in which – after being forced into bankruptcy – he was eventually pardoned, is seen as a landmark trial for freedom of speech in the US. (more...)

'Temple Option' will open more doors to a university education
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the 'Temple Option,' an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Offer Fall Adult Acting Workshop & Conservatory of Dance Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is accepting enrollment into their Acting Workshop and Dance Conservatory courses for the fall semester. CSC is committed to providing affordable quality performing arts education to the Northwest New Jersey Skylands region. With professional instructors and schedules fit for working adults and teens, these programs are fit for amateurs and professionals. (more...)

Skylight Books and The Skylight Theatre Presents a Reading of Joseph Kierland's Short Story Collection 15 on July 13th, 2014 (Publisher: Underground Voices)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

The Skylight Theatre Company presents a special launch event for Joseph Kierland's short story collection, 15, with a group of actors under the direction of Michael Kearns reading selections from the book. This event will take place in the Skylight Theatre, right next door to Skylight Books. Indie publisher, Underground Voices, will publish J.S. Kierland's short story collection July 21st. "J.S. Kierland is that rare writer, one who can deal with both urban and rural themes in masterful fashion. This gift allows him to write about a wide range of disparate characters and settings with astonishing precision and power. His taut prose style, innate sense of drama and ability to look at life in an unflinching but always compassionate way are everywhere in evidence in this remarkable collection of stories." --Willard Manus editor/publisher of lively-arts.com; author of Mott The Hoople. About the author: A graduate of the Yale school of Drama, Joseph Kierland was founder and director of the Los Angeles Playwright's Group and was Playwright-in-residence at New York's Lincoln Center, Brandeis University and the Los Angeles Actor's Theater. In the past decade, plays developed under Kierland's mentorship in the L.A. Playwright's Group were produced at a rate of more than one per month throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Kierland's original plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and Europe, and his film work includes writing the screenplay for the feature film, O'Hara's Wife, starring a young Jodie Foster. He has published a novel, edited two books of one-act plays, written two films, and has had over forty publications of his short stories in literary reviews and magazines around the country. This is his first collection of short stories. Location: 1818 N Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, California 90027 United States (more...)

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