by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016
Ernest Hemingway had a longtime love affair with Wyoming, visiting ranches and hotels across the state in the 1920s and '30s to fish and write - including finishing his novel 'A Farewell to Arms' while staying at the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyo. This summer, the porch of that historic hotel will serve as a gathering spot for a small group of writers attending a new Wyoming weekend writing retreat, 'Hemingway's Wyoming,' Aug. 12 - 14, 2016. (more...)
Community College of Baltimore County Announces Summer Eventsby BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016
The summer sizzles at the Community College of Baltimore County. Join the fun! Take a campus tour; enroll in a summer class, send your children to Summer Learning Adventures Camp. If you are looking for entertainment, get out of the heat and into a seat for Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre's 44th season, or spend an evening with a Pulitzer Prize winner during this year's Chautauqua at CCBC Catonsville. (more...)
Robert K. Tanenbaum to Appear at 2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest, 6/10by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
Robert K. Tanenbaum, acclaimed author of twenty-seven mystery novels - including the celebrated Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi crime/legal thriller series - is headlining a hit list of mystery writers and true-crime experts at the 2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest, set for June 10-12 in Key West, Florida. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox & More in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Repby BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Opening tonight, Friday, May 6 at 8pm, the production runs at the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, through May 29. Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida, Jekyll & Hyde; vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie Whitney) stars as the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)
Asolo Rep to Host KALEIDOSCOPE: THE SPECTACULAR SENSATION EXTRAVAGANZA!by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
Asolo Rep's Education & Outreach department proudly presents Kaleidoscope: The Spectacular Sensation Extravaganza! on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6pm in the Mertz Theatre, on the set of Asolo Rep's world premiere of Josephine. The performance is the culmination of this season's Kaleidoscope, an award-winning annual program founded by Broadway veteran Ann Morrison in 1995, which serves individuals with disabilities from local community organizations and schools to discover creative and personal expression through theatre. (more...)
MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fallby BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)
Tonight's First Preview of JOSEPHINE with Deborah Cox Cancelled at Asolo Repby BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
Asolo Rep has confirmed it has cancelled tonight's first preview of the world premiere musical JOSEPHINE, starring Deborah Cox. Performances are scheduled to resume tomorrow, Thursday, April 28. (more...)
Tim Bubenik Pens THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR MEby BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Tim Bubenik, a first time passionate author, has completed his new book 'Things Have Changed for Me': a gripping and hypnotic read of a sister who finds out her brother has abducted a young boy. (more...)
17th Havana Film Festival NY Announces Havana Star Prize Winners at Packed Closing Night Ceremonyby BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016
The 17th Havana Film Festival NY announced the Havana Star Prize Winners during a packed Closing Night Ceremony at the New York Directors Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Magallanes by Salvador del Solar (Peru-Colombia) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Feature. Best Director went to Argentinean helmer Santiago Mittre for Paulina. Best Screenplay went to Pavel Giroud, Alejandro Bruges and Pierre Edelman for El Acompañante (The Companion), Best Actor to Chilean Luis Gnecco for The Karadima Church, and Best Actress to the Argentinean Dolores Fonzi for Paulina. La Prenda (The Pawn) by Jean-Cosme Delaloye won the Havana Star Prize for Best Documentary. Special Jury Mentions went to feature film Mi Amiga del Parque (Mi Friend from the Park) by Argentinean director, actor Ana Katz, and Colombian documentary Paciente (Patient) by Jorge Caballero. The jury included Txemi Parra, Zita Morriña, Mario Santos, and Kevin Moore in the Fiction categories; and Alex Lora, Kevin Canfield and Carmen Alarcon for Documentaries. (more...)
Photo Flash: Deborah Cox Stuns in Jazzy First Look at World Premiere Musical JOSEPHINEby BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016
Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. BroadwayWorld brings you a series of first-look photos below! (more...)
GREAT LIVES is Now Availableby BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016
Educational publisher Simply Charly is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of brief yet comprehensive biographies exploring the fascinating-and often misunderstood-lives of some of history's greatest authors, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and artists.
Written by prominent scholars, academics, and other experts, the 'Great Lives' series is specifically designed for a general audience. It offers engaging and accessible introductions to many of the men and women whose genius profoundly changed their world and, in many cases, ours. The books not only illuminate their subjects' lives, but, especially in the case of writers, also offer significant insights into their bodies of work.
'People love to discover and explore the lives of history's great men and women,' says Charles Carlini, founder of Simply Charly and CEO of Carlini Media. 'However, we've found that they relate better to books that are concise and written in an interesting, attention-grabbing manner. Ours are exactly that: brief, but comprehensive and compelling. And that's why we used the word 'simply' in the titles.'
The first slate of books-which includes Simply Darwin, Simply Dirac, Simply Dickens, Simply Faulkner and Simply Wittgenstein-will be released in digital form at the end of April 2016, with print versions to follow. Additional titles in the series, focusing on Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Alfred Hitchcock, James Joyce, Richard Wagner, René Descartes, Virginia Woolf, and many others, will be published later this year.
The e-books are priced at $7.99 and paperbacks at $8.99.
The series has garnered considerable advance praise and critical acclaim. David Paroissien, editor of Dickens Quarterly, called Paul Schlicke's Simply Dickens an 'eminently accessible portrait, expertly blending the contours of Dickens's multivalent activities with commentary on his development as a novelist.'
Similarly, David Sepkoski, Research Scholar at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, said that Simply Darwin-whose author Michael Ruse is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of evolution-'provides an entertaining, stimulating, and provocative account of the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. This is one of the best short summaries of the topic available.'
For more information and reviews, please visit http://simplycharly.com/books.
'Great Lives' book trailer https://youtu.be/DMSpx5pSWgQ.
About Simply Charly
Simply Charly is a one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world's most prominent historical figures. Geared to students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about the great men and women who changed the world, the site's mission is to become the leading online source for everything visitors want to know about these groundbreaking individuals. (more...)
Kevin Earley & More to Join Deborah Cox in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Setby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical: JOSEPHINE. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press opening night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
BWW Review: Carmen Cusack Shines In Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Southern Gothic BRIGHT STARby Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016
The pleasantly earnest new show boasts nice music and fine performances, but lacks engaging storytelling. (more...)
New York Times Bestselling Author Robert K. Tanenbaum to Headline Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2016by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum, acclaimed author of three true-crime books and twenty-seven novels - including the celebrated Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi crime/legal thriller series - is to headline a hit list of mystery writers and true-crime experts at the 2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest, set for June 10-12, in Key West, Florida. (more...)
Balitmore Playwrights Festival to Stage SHADOWS OF MEN and FEEDING THE FURIES Readingsby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Join us for a free staged reading of one of the plays submitted by local playwrights for consideration for next summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. (more...)
Dr. Barry F. Parker Launches PHANTOM REVELATIONby BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016
Dr. Barry F. Parker, a devoted and passionate author, has completed his new book 'Phantom Revelation': a gripping and enthralling page turner that will entice the reader. (more...)
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...)
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