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World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEAREDWorld Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This FallTheresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

VIDEO: Study Asks If Musical Taste Is Cultural or BiologicalVIDEO: Study Asks If Musical Taste Is Cultural or Biological
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

A study involving people in a remote Amazonian tribe with little or no exposure to Western music asked about musical preferences. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th SeasonStage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Host SPEAK WHAT WE FEEL Acting Retreat, 8/7-12Elements Theatre Company to Host SPEAK WHAT WE FEEL Acting Retreat, 8/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Elements Theatre Company, a non-profit, resident ensemble of 16 artists who present classical and classically-rooted modern works year-round on Cape Cod, presents Speak What We Feel: a summer Acting Shakespeare Retreat on Cape Cod, August 7-12, for actors and Shakespeare enthusiasts. (more...)

Civil Rights Advocate Anita Hill to headline Pennsylvania Conference for WomenCivil Rights Advocate Anita Hill to headline Pennsylvania Conference for Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

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Mike Merzenich Awarded Kavli Prize in NeuroscienceMike Merzenich Awarded Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

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Raven Theatre Company to Host Weekend of New Play Readings This SummerRaven Theatre Company to Host Weekend of New Play Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Raven Theatre Company, who has long championed new works through its [Working Title] new play development series of staged readings and its full productions of world premiere plays, will introduce a full weekend of three new play readings this summer. From Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10, the company will present a formal reading of a different play each night. The festival will open the evening of Friday, July 8 with a reading of Girl Found, a psychological mystery by Barbara Lhota, an award-winning playwright and network playwright at Chicago Dramatists. The Saturday evening entry will be Sycamore, a drama of contemporary family life by the Brooklyn, New York based Sarah Sander, that will be fully produced at Raven in March and April 2017 as part of its 2016-17 subscription season. Closing out the weekend will be the political drama Armature by Andrew Kramer, an Indianapolis-based writer who has been a resident playwright with StageLeft's LeapFest. (more...)

Rose Art Museum Launches Sam Hunter Emerging Artists FundRose Art Museum Launches Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of The Rose Art Museum, has announced the Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund, designed to discover promising artists, and the acquisition of the fund's first work, American painter David Schutter's “MMA 636 a2.” (more...)

Jack Whitten to Receive Honory Doctorate from Brandeis UniversityJack Whitten to Receive Honory Doctorate from Brandeis University
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Abstract artist Jack Whitten will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Brandeis University on May 22. Whitten, whose exhibition “Light Years” was featured at the Rose Art Museum in 2013, will be in conversation with Rose Director Christopher Bedford and Curator at Large Katy Siegel on Saturday May 21 at 2 p.m. in the Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center.  Next year, a book of Whitten's writings, coedited by Siegel, will be published by the Rose. (more...)

Tony Kushner Calls Toronto UJA's Disassociation With His Appearance 'McCarthyism'Tony Kushner Calls Toronto UJA's Disassociation With His Appearance 'McCarthyism'
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Though he opposes the policy, Kushner serves on the board of an organization that supports sanctions against Israel. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Rose Art Museum to Present Mark Bradford as U.S. Rep at the Venice BiennaleRose Art Museum to Present Mark Bradford as U.S. Rep at the Venice Biennale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will present Mark Bradford as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/16/2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/16/2016. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of American Painter Jack WhittenHauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of American Painter Jack Whitten
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce worldwide representation of Jack Whitten, the American abstractionist celebrated for his innovative processes of applying and transfiguring paint in works equally alert to materiality, politics, and metaphysics. Whitten holds a unique place in the narrative of postwar American art: over the course of a five-decade career, he has constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, experimenting ceaselessly to arrive at a nuanced language of painting that hovers between mechanical automation and deeply personal expression. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Presents New Operas at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, 4/16Guerilla Opera Presents New Operas at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 Guerilla Opera's residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University culminates in a semi-staged performance of short chamber operas by Brandeis University graduate composers in collaboration with creative writing students. This performance is during the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts in Slosberg Hall at Brandeis University and is made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. Admission to this performance is free. Visithttp://www.brandeis.edu/arts/festival/index.html for more information on the festival. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with 'LABYRINTH'Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with 'LABYRINTH'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Elements Theatre Company honors the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language, Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23.  (more...)

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