Elie Wiesel News

Trinity Rep & Holocaust Education and Resource Center to Present Readings from Elie Wiesel's NIGHT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Trinity Rep and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island present a staged reading of select passages from Elie Wiesel's Night, a chronicle of surviving the Holocaust, adapted by Lisa Montecalvo's Advanced English Language Arts class at Dr. E.A. Ricci Middle School in North Providence. The performance takes place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Monday, April 28, 7:00-9:00pm, with actors from Trinity Rep's Young Actors Studio High School Collaborative under the direction of associate artistic director Tyler Dobrowsky. The event is free and open to the public in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Appropriate for middle school through adult audiences. Reserve by emailing events@trinityrep.com. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Present THE BANALITY OF LOVE for Over 400 Students, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

Israeli Stage and CJP partner to present Savyon Liebrecht's The Banality of Love on BU's campus as a campus-wide initiative to commemorate Yom Ha'Shoa (Holocaust Day). Some 400+ students are expected to attend from the Greater Boston Area. (CJP and Hillels will be providing shuttles for students attending school outside of Boston proper; 300+ BU Students will be in attendance as well as 100+ Students from the surrounding area schools). Free Admission. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , 3/20-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Israeli Stage Hosts Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , Now thru 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , 3/20-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine Set for New Season of Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Season 5 will begin with Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine who will discuss her latest book. (more...)

Nir Felder's Debut Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

For guitarist Nir Felder, the song's the thing. His debut album Golden Age (OKeh), out today, January 21, puts his skills as a composer and songwriter at the forefront of his creative design, supported by virtuosic technique, not the other way around. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New England Premiere of IMAGINING MADOFF at New Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 09, 2014

Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff squares off with a fictional victim of his Ponzi scheme in Deborah Margolin's controversial play in New Rep's Black Box Theater. Under the direction of Elaine Vaan Hogue, on Jon Savage's stunning set, Jeremiah Kissel, Joel Colodner, and Adrianne Krstansky tell this powerful human story that explores why Madoff did what he did and how he got away with it. (more...)

Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings' Named OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2.0's Third Selection
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com announced today the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection, 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking). (more...)

Newbery Honor Winner 'The Upstairs Room' now available as an enhanced ebook
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ With major awards including the Newbery Honor, the Jewish Book Council Children's Book Award, and the Buxtehuder Bulle, the autobiographical novel, The Upstairs Room, is regarded by children and adults alike as an inspiring story of a young Jewish girl's will to survive despite unbelievable odds during the Holocaust. Johanna Reiss' touching memoir can now be experienced as an enhanced ebook, which brings the past alive with a 360-degree look at where it all happened. (more...)

Nir Felder Announces Debut Album Out Jan 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

For guitarist Nir Felder, the song's the thing. His debut album Golden Age (OKeh), out January 21, puts his skills as a composer and songwriter at the forefront of his creative design, supported by virtuosic technique, not the other way around. (more...)

Rooftop Films Hosts Special Screening of MEDORA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

Rooftop Films and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne present a special sneak preview of the documentary film MEDORA at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on November 6th. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, MEDORA follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity high school basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing the players' stories both on and off the court. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Playwright Edward Albee Receives 2013 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

Edward Albee, three-time Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning playwright, will be recognized with the 2013 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The prize will be awarded tonight, November 3 as part of a day of literary events co-presented by the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row program and the 24th annual Chicago Humanities Festival. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Host Special Screening of MEDORA, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Rooftop Films and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne present a special sneak preview of the documentary film MEDORA at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on November 6th. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, MEDORA follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity high school basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing the players' stories both on and off the court. (more...)

Damiani Publishers Announces Worldwide Launch Of 'Madonna NYC83' By Renowned Photographer Richard Corman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

BOLOGNA, Italy, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Damiani Publishers has announced that Madonna NYC83, the new book by Richard Corman that captures Madonna's extraordinary early years, is set to be released worldwide. The stunning photographic book will be available in major bookstores and retail outlets as well as online at www.amazon.com and www.damianieditore.com. (more...)

Outlaw Poet Alan Kaufman Shares His Mother's Letters of Surviving the Holocaust in New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Alan Kaufman recently appeared at the Osher Family Jewish Community Center in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he spoke about his mother's letters which detailed how she fled from the Nazis during World War II. He also discussed his memoir, Drunken Angel, the story of his descent into alcoholism and how he finally overcame it. (more...)

World's Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor¹s 110th Birthday to be Celebrated 11/25 at Barnes & Noble at 82nd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

New York author (A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer) and Mozart Academy founder Caroline Stoessinger is leading the New York celebration of the 110th birthday of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor, whose spirit of survival has been made possible by her lifelong love of music. The New York celebration is focused on these two events: (more...)

Nelson Mandela Image Presented to South African Consulate for Nelson Mandela Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Honorable Consul General George Monyemangene accepted a one-of-a-kind rendering of Nelson Mandela on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation today at the South Africa Consulate. The stunning image is the result of an innovative collaboration between world renowned photographer Richard Corman and Alec Monopoly, one of the hottest young artists in the world. (more...)

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