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BWW Reviews: ELLINGTON AT CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Charm to Harlem's Apollo TheaterBWW Reviews: ELLINGTON AT CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Charm to Harlem's Apollo Theater
by Aaron Fallon - Dec 23, 2014

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the arrival of the holiday season is marked by 'Holidays at the Apollo,' which this year includes 'Ellington at Christmas,' a two-act offering of Ellington's 'Nutcracker Suite' and portions of his 'Sacred Music Concerts.' We're re-gifted these Ellington holiday classics in an enjoyable, if not completely flawless performance by Ellington expert David Berger and his Jazz Orchestra, featuring students from the Dance Theater of Harlem School and the Arts High School Advanced Choir of Newark, as well as solos by baritone Norm Lewis, sopranos Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, and tap virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents ENNION: MASTER OF ROMAN GLASS, Now thru 4/13The Met Museum Presents ENNION: MASTER OF ROMAN GLASS, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however, until the introduction of two important technical advances-the use of the blowpipe and closed multipart molds-in the late first century B.C. and the early first century A.D., respectively. These advances revolutionized the glass industry under the Roman Empire, making glass vessels accessible to all and allowing producers to create a wide range of shapes, sizes, and usages. Some of the earliest vessels made by mold blowing bear the names of the craftsmen who "signed" the molds. (more...)

Met Museum to Show Rare Ancient Roman Glass Vessels from TodayMet Museum to Show Rare Ancient Roman Glass Vessels from Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however, until the introduction of two important technical advances-the use of the blowpipe and closed multipart molds-in the late first century B.C. and the early first century A.D., respectively. These advances revolutionized the glass industry under the Roman Empire, making glass vessels accessible to all and allowing producers to create a wide range of shapes, sizes, and usages. Some of the earliest vessels made by mold blowing bear the names of the craftsmen who 'signed' the molds. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents ENNION: MASTER OF ROMAN GLASS, 12/9-4/13The Met Museum Presents ENNION: MASTER OF ROMAN GLASS, 12/9-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however, until the introduction of two important technical advances—the use of the blowpipe and closed multipart molds—in the late first century B.C. and the early first century A.D., respectively. These advances revolutionized the glass industry under the Roman Empire, making glass vessels accessible to all and allowing producers to create a wide range of shapes, sizes, and usages. Some of the earliest vessels made by mold blowing bear the names of the craftsmen who “signed” the molds. (more...)

Met Museum to Show Rare Ancient Roman Glass Vessels from 12/9Met Museum to Show Rare Ancient Roman Glass Vessels from 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however, until the introduction of two important technical advances-the use of the blowpipe and closed multipart molds-in the late first century B.C. and the early first century A.D., respectively. These advances revolutionized the glass industry under the Roman Empire, making glass vessels accessible to all and allowing producers to create a wide range of shapes, sizes, and usages. Some of the earliest vessels made by mold blowing bear the names of the craftsmen who 'signed' the molds. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Inventive Space and Witty Language in Brown Box Theatre Project's BLUE WINDOWBWW Reviews: Inventive Space and Witty Language in Brown Box Theatre Project's BLUE WINDOW
by Alex Lonati - Nov 10, 2014

Craig Lucas's Blue Window, directed by emerging talent Anna Trachtman. The show, a speedy 75-minute whirlwind, concerns a group of young professionals before, during, and after a dinner party in the 80s. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents HELENA RUBINSTEIN: BEAUTY IS POWER, 10/31-3/22The Jewish Museum Presents HELENA RUBINSTEIN: BEAUTY IS POWER, 10/31-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Beginning October 31, 2014, the Jewish Museum will present Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and enduring influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). By the time of her death, Rubinstein had risen from humble origins in small-town Jewish Poland to become a global icon-the head of a cosmetics empire extending across four continents. She was the first modern self-made woman magnate, an avatar of female entrepreneurship, and a tastemaker in the worlds of art, fashion, and design. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's PubBridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Public Theater presents Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub. The show closes tonight, October 16, 2014. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Official Tour Photographer Captures Bon Jovi in WORK Coffee Table BookOfficial Tour Photographer Captures Bon Jovi in WORK Coffee Table Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

This fall marks the worldwide release of BON JOVI: WORK, an extraordinary coffee table book that offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the top touring rock band in the world, by the band's official tour photographer, David Bergman, during two record-breaking world tours from 2010-2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 8/10/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/10/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 8/03/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/03/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Boston (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents HELENA RUBINSTEIN: BEAUTY IS POWER, 10/31-3/22The Jewish Museum Presents HELENA RUBINSTEIN: BEAUTY IS POWER, 10/31-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Beginning October 31, 2014, the Jewish Museum will present Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and enduring influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). By the time of her death, Rubinstein had risen from humble origins in small-town Jewish Poland to become a global icon-the head of a cosmetics empire extending across four continents. She was the first modern self-made woman magnate, an avatar of female entrepreneurship, and a tastemaker in the worlds of art, fashion, and design. (more...)

The Todd Londagin Band Performs Tonight at The Terrace at YotelThe Todd Londagin Band Performs Tonight at The Terrace at Yotel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Todd Londagin Band will perform at The Terrace at Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave at 42nd Street as part of 'After Work Jazz' tonight, June 6, 2014 from 5 to 10 p.m. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to be Honored Guest and Featured Speaker at Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in Amsterdam, 5/14-18Mercedes Ellington to be Honored Guest and Featured Speaker at Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in Amsterdam, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Mercedes Ellington, the renowned dancer/director-choreographer and founder and artistic director of The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts in New York City, will be an Honored Guest and one of the featured speakers at the 22nd International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference, which will be held May 14- May 18,2014 in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Ms. Ellington, granddaughter of the legendary American composer and musician whose more than 3,000 musical compositions make him the 20th century's most prolific composer, will discuss her relationship with 'The Duke,' as well as his growing popularity today, 40 years after his passing on May 24, 1974. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents Rare Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts, Including  15th-Century Haggadah, On View During PassoverThe Met Museum Presents Rare Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts, Including 15th-Century Haggadah, On View During Passover
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

In time for the observance of Passover this year, two medieval Hebrew manuscripts are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. One manuscript, on loan from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), New York, for two years, is a newly conserved Haggadah by Joel ben Simeon, one of the best-known illuminators of medieval Hebrew manuscripts. Its presentation at the Museum marks the first time it is being displayed publicly in more than a decade. The other, a richly ornamented 15th-century Hebrew Bible, is on loan from the Hispanic Society of America through May 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE LONG WAY HOME Looks at the Horrific Effects of War on the ParticipantsBWW Reviews: THE LONG WAY HOME Looks at the Horrific Effects of War on the Participants
by Barry Lenny - Apr 3, 2014

This production will leave the audience deeply moved and full of respect for what our armed forces go through during and after their terms of duty. (more...)

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, SCENES FROM IRAQ and More Set for Fort Point Theatre Channel in 2014KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, SCENES FROM IRAQ and More Set for Fort Point Theatre Channel in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The eclectic nature of Fort Point Theatre Channel's 2014 programming is a direct result of the creative forces that drive FPTC's 15 artistic directors. These artists are rooted in Boston's only arts-centered neighborhood and resident in a building that is now experiencing a tenant-to-owner momentum. FPTC celebrates its 7th year amidst this surge of artistic development specifically within their Midway neighborhood, an especially exciting place to be at the moment. (more...)

PBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS TonightPBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)

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