TN Shakespeare Company to Host Hemingway Literary Salonby BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016
?†Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, returns to its popular Southern Literary Salon for a touch of the tropical during our Winter season. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016
Following the successes of the first half of this season-from the multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for Salome and Kiss Me, Kate, to the critical acclaim of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound-Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. Kahn has put together a season of new debuts of both artists and works, and one with innovative adaptations and classic tragedies that continue STC's mission to re-think, re-work, and re-introduce classic texts and themes to its contemporary D.C. audiences. (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016
Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian†Gordon's 27.
Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce Vavrek's 'quick-witted libretto.' (more...)
BWW Special: PASA Brings New Musicals to San Antonioby Backstage Bunny - Jan 20, 2016
Now in its sixth year, Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) has established itself as one of most innovative musical theatres in the region. While the other musical theatres in the area tend to rely on tried and trusted Broadway standards, or on musical reviews as in the case of the Harlequin Theatre, PASA has been bringing musical shows to San Antonio that it would not otherwise see - including world premieres and shows new to Texas and San Antonio. (more...)
CBS SUNDAY MORNING Delivers More Than 6.6 Million Viewersby TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016
CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD posted double-digit percentage increases in viewers and adults 25-54, and delivered and remained the #1 Sunday morning news program (more...)
BWW Interview: Adam Castaneda on FrenetiCore Dance's THE SNOW QUEENby Alexander Garza - Dec 8, 2015
FrenetiCore Dance's THE SNOW QUEEN is currently being performed at Frenetic Theatre in Houston. The show is a family friendly dance narrative about true friendship and the journey to find true love. The show, which is being funded in part by a City's Initiative Grant from Houston Arts Alliance, opened last weekend and will run for three more performances this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30pm. The story of THE SNOW QUEEN, popularized by Disney's FROZEN, is retold through the imagination of dancer and writer Adam Castaneda. I got the opportunity to chat with him recently, and I got to hear his thoughts about the show, his career, and about the Houston dance scene. (more...)
Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents 9th Annual MIDWINTER'S TALESby BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015
Oak Park Festival Theatre is in the midst of 'the most BUSIEST time of the year,' presenting their 9th annual Midwinter's Tales: Sweet Home December on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (more...)
Christopher Cass Releases TO BATHE IN EDEN'S GLORYby BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015
'To Bathe in Eden's Glory' by Christopher Cass (Copyhouse Press, 2015) has already been dubbed 'The Greatest Novel Ever Written About the Great War' by observers. Cass' epic has been compared to the work of - among others - Ernest Hemingway and Sebastian Faulkes.
Now it has won expert plaudits for its realistic depictions of trench warfare - no surprise, given that the novel reflects the author's lifetime's obsession with, and an acknowledged expertise in, the history of the First World War.
Copyhouse Press are pleased to reveal that they have had the novel assessed by a professional historian. The expert, who carried out the assessment under conditions of strict anonymity imposed by the norms of academic peer review, is a member of the UK's Royal Historical Society and is an acknowledged expert on the period up to and including the First World War era.
According to the expert's report, Cass writes with an authority which is 'indistinguishable from that of a professional historian who specialises in the Great War' while the war poetry, inspired by real examples but penned by Cass himself 'has an authentic feel.' The expert reviewer was 'convinced that Cass had enjoyed privileged access to genuine unpublished material by an unknown soldier-poet' and spent a significant period of time double-checking to ensure that this wasn't the case.
Regarding the actual scenes in the trenches, the expert described them as 'astonishing - the most accurate depiction of trench warfare in fiction. Cass has penned the most realistic portrayal of trench warfare in a novel ever. It is a masterclass of factual accuracy transformed to the pages of a literary piece. It passes every imaginable test for determining historical accuracy in a creative milieu - and does so with flying colours.'
Christopher Cass is the pen name of musician and producer Chris Baker. Educated at Chelmsford Grammar School, at 18 Chris chose the road over university and spent the next 30 years combining a playing career with production and the business side of music. Once described by Melody Maker as a 'studio guru', he lectured on music business studies at MBS (London) during the late '80s and has written for a number of magazines and periodicals. 'To Bathe In Eden's Glory' is Chris's first novel and reflects a lifetime's obsession with the First World War.
Copyhouse Press Ltd is based in London and is a provider of premium publishing services. (more...)
American Lyric Theater Alumni Series to Begin at National Sawdust Next Weekendby BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015
American Lyric Theater†is proud to launch a new series,†ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert, celebrating the successes of its†Composer Librettist Development Program. The series includes two upcoming concerts at the brand new†National Sawdust,†November 15, 2015†and†February 7, 2016, each featuring excerpts from five different operas with scores and/or librettos written by alumni of the CLDP. (more...)
Kevin Blake Stars as F. Scott Fitzgerald in SCOTT AND HEM at Falcon Theatre This Fallby BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015
The Falcon Theatre welcomes†Kevin Blake†now performing the role of†'F. Scott Fitzgerald'†alongside†Ty Mayberry†as 'Ernest Hemingway'†and†Jackie Seiden†as†'Eve Montaigne'†in†SCOTT AND HEM,†written by†Mark St. Germain†and directed by†Dimitri Toscas now through November 15. (more...)
Andrew William Felsher Pens Debut Book, A RUSTY STORYby BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015
NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ A Rusty Story is the perfect book to curl up with a mug of coffee or hot apple cider, by the fire, on a snowy winter evening and enjoy. Andrew William Felsher's debut novel certainly captures readers with its 'succinctly crafted tale of torment and decadence.' (more...)
Bernadette Peters Narrates 60th Anniversary Compilation of ELOISE Stories, Out Todayby BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015
Simon & Schuster Audio and Little Simon welcome†Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters as narrator of a new collection of Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight's classic Eloise†stories Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise at Christmas Time†to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the very first Eloise publication. These stories will be available in special book and CD combinations as well as an audiobook-only collection today, October 27, 2015. (more...)
New York Times Bestselling Author Homer Hickam Releases CARRYING ALBERT HOMEby BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015
Homer Hickam's highly anticipated new book 'Carrying Albert Home,' the long awaited prequel to his award-winning memoir Rocket Boys (which sold over a million copies in the U.S. and was the basis of the hit movie October Sky), has been released by William Morrow Hardcover, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. At its core, 'Carrying Albert Home' is the enchanting story of a classic love triangle. Homer loves Elsie. Elsie loves Albert. Simple. Except there's a difference to this love triangle, a rather large, scaly one. Albert is an alligator. (more...)
John Mulholland & Richard Zampella Filming Interviews for Elmore Leonard Documentaryby BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015
Writer/Director John Mulholland and Producer Richard Zampella have wrapped up a week in Los Angeles, filming West Coast interviews for their upcoming Elmore Leonard documentary. (more...)
Joshua Davis to Perform Benefit Concert for St. Cecilia Music Center, 10/4by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015
Joshua Davis, one of the finalists from 'The Voice', will perform a solo concert at a benefit for St. Cecilia Music Center on Sunday, October 4th. The benefit concert will help raise funds to support St. Cecilia as the official ArtPrize music hub. Opening acts for the benefit concert include local folk rock veterans Troll for Trout and bluegrass favorites Fauxgrass Quartet. (more...)
Art Students League of NY Host Panel on Art and Influence of Al Hirschfeld Tonightby BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015
Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. Tonight, September 29, at 6:30PM, The Art Students League of New York (215 W 57th Street) will host a discussion on the art and influence of perhaps the most popular graphic artist of the 20th century. (more...)
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