Eleanor Roosevelt News

ALL THE WAY Welcomes Class Presidents From NYC Public High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Producers of All The Way have announced that they have invited a group of over fifty student class presidents from New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public high schools to be their guests for the matinee performance on Wednesday, April 30th. Following the show, the students will enjoy a talkback with cast members, including Bryan Cranston, currently starring as America's 36th President, Lyndon Johnson. The talkback will discuss issues of leadership, presidential power, and the how the play's depiction of the politics of the 1960s resonates today. This event is in partnership with the NYCDOE Office of Arts and Special Projects. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Consummate Actress Annette Bening Brings RUTH DRAPER To Vibrant Life at Geffen
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2014

Ruth Draper's Monologues/written by Ruth Draper/directed & performed by Annette Bening/Geffen Playhouse/through May 18 (more...)

The Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros to Welcome Terry Baum in 'HICK: A LOVE STORY', 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Crackpot Crones, known for their feminist theatrics, and Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation's premiere gay theatre, are partnering to bring a new solo play to San Francisco - HICK: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, opens on July 10, 2014, at the Eureka Theater. The play is written by Terry Baum & Pat Bond, performed by Terry Baum and directed by Carolyn Myers. HICK: A Love Story has a limited engagement of 12 performances (three weekends only) July 10 - 27, 2014 -Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 3:00 pm, at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.), SF 94111. (more...)

Secretary Jewell Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Today, April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson's historic Easter Day concert in 1939. (more...)

Secretary Jewell to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson's historic Easter Day concert in 1939. (more...)

Comcast Awards $110,000 in Scholarships to 101 Maryland High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

BALTIMORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded scholarships to 101 Maryland high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment initiatives, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service. (more...)

Little Orchestra Society Invites NYC to Craft Its New Name; Ideas Accepted thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is reaching out to fellow New Yorkers to help craft its new name. Long time fans of the Orchestra and new enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to submit their favorite names for an institution beloved by generations of concert-goers. Today through March 9th, music lovers are invited to visit the Orchestra's website: littleorchestra.org, and recommend a new name for an Orchestra known for its audience engagement, inclusive educational mission and commitment to innovative music and multi-disciplinary performances. The Orchestra's new name will be announced later this year. (more...)

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Announces Spring 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Ajkun Ballet Theatre has announced their Spring 2014 Performance Calendar, which includes Women Dancing Through History, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Revolution. (more...)

Gallery Henoch Now Represents Artist Daniel E. Greene
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Gallery Henoch is pleased to welcome artist DANIEL E. GREENE, NA , PSA, AWS Daniel E. Greene (born in 1934) is considered one of America's leading painters who works in the media of pastel and oil paint. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BREATH AND IMAGINATION Enlightens at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Feb 20, 2014

Roland Hayes, Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson. While Robeson and Anderson are probably names that many Americans can identify, Hayes probably is not. (more...)

Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Karen Mason & More Join Town Hall's Broadway By Year Season Opener, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Drama Desk-nominees Chip Zien (Into the Woods, Falsettos) & Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf, A Time to Kill), Nightlife Award-Winner Mark Nadler, Jillian Louis, Danny Gardner and the Broadway by the Year Chorus have been added to Town Hall's 14th season opener of its Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 24 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1915-1939. They join previously announced Tony Award-winners Tonya Pinkins and Beth Leavel, Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello, Stephanie J. Block, Karen Akers and Emily Skinner, Drama Desk Award-nominee Julia Murney, Grammy Award-winners Lari White and John Easterlin, Noah Racey (Curtains), Camille Saviola (Nine), concert and recording artist Howard Fishman and Nightlife Award-winner Carole J. Bufford. Individual tickets ($57 and $47) are on sale at www.TicketMaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787; series subscriptions ($180-$220) are available at www.TheTownHall.org. (more...)

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE by Victor Fischer is Available in Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Son of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Berlin and Moscow, and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin and watched his friends' parents disappear after political arrests. Eleanor Roosevelt personally engineered the Fischer family's escape from Russia and soon after Victor was serving in the United States Army in World War II, while his childhood friends fought in the Soviet and German armies. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PARK CENTRAL NEW YORK Hotel - Modern Elegance in the Heart of the Big Apple
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 24, 2014

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Park Central New York Hotel is merely steps away from Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, and all your favorite New York City attractions. Once host to Jackie Gleason, Mae West, Eleanor Roosevelt and Tommy Dorsey, Park Central has since gracefully evolved from the Roaring 20's to now the most modern generation. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Carolee Carmello, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

On Monday, February 24 at 8pm, Town Hall will kick-off the 14th season of its Broadway by the Year Series with THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1915-1939 which will feature Tony Award-winners Tonya Pinkins and Beth Leavel, as well as Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello, Stephanie J. Block, Karen Akers, and Emily Skinner, Drama Desk Award-nominees Aaron Lazar, Julia Murney and Kerry O'Malley, Grammy Award-winner Lari White, and Noah Racey (Curtains), Camille Saviola (Nine), concert and recording artist Howard Fishman and Nightlife Award-winner Carole J. Bufford. Individual tickets ($57 and $47) are on sale at www.TicketMaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787; series subscriptions ($180-$220) are available at www.TheTownHall.org. Bank of America is proud to support Broadway by the Year with additional support provided by The Edythe Kenner Foundation. (more...)

Grammy Winner Angelique Kidjo to Perform at The Town Hall, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Next month as a part of their Black History Month celebration, The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) along with the World Music Institute will offer a special concert from Grammy Award-winning African music star Angelique Kidjo on February 15 at 8pm (co-presented by the World Music Institute). This concert marks the New York stop of her new album release tour. The album, Eve, is being released later this month on 1/28. (more...)

IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT Wins 2014 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary season, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, the 10th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage January 31 - February 23, 2014. Opening night is February 5, 2014. IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT is written by Madhuri Shekar, a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of South California, and will be directed by Laura Kepley, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Play House. (more...)

Bill de Blasio Appoints Gladys Carrion to Head of Administration for Children's Services
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Henry Street Settlement's youth building as the venue to announce his latest appointment on Sunday - Gladys Carrion will be the new head of the Administration for Children's Services. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - Dec 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for Tucson (more...)

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors 15 DC Area High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced the recipients of the Washington, DC Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. 15 local high school seniors will be honored for their leadership in the classroom and community, and promoted as role models during a ceremony on Capitol Hill. In commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the Youth Awards, the ceremony will spotlight past Youth Awardees and special guests in attendance. (more...)

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