Ira Glass News

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Let's Get Working explores Terkel's legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel's work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. All events are free and open to the public. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

BAM and WNYC to Present RadioLoveFest, June 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From June 4 to June 8, two iconic New York City institutions join to celebrate an ever evolving medium that was born more than 100 years ago-radio. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Lance Horne, Justin Vivian Bond & More Set for PS122 Spring Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Chaired by Michael Stipe and Justin Vivian Bond, PS122's Spring 2014 Gala will celebrate freedom of expression by honoring actor and performance artist John Fleck, performance artist and writer Holly Hughes, and performance artist Tim Miller-three of the four solo performers known collectively as the NEA 4. In addition, Clara Miller will receive the Shining Star Award, an award traditionally given to a non-artist who has greatly impacted the arts community of NYC. Miller founded the Nonprofit Finance Fund in 1980, which radically changed how non-profits think about their financial strategies. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Recipients of the 73rd Peabody Awards were announced today. The awards will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon hosted by Ira Glass at New York's Waldorf-Astoria in New York. (more...)

73rd Peabody Award Winners Announced on CBS THIS MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Today's announcement of this year's Peabody Awards recipients will be broadcast on CBS THIS MORNING and conclude on the Peabodys' website. (more...)

73rd Peabody Award Winners to be Announced on CBS THIS MORNING, 4/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The April 2 announcement of this year's Peabody Awards recipients will be broadcast on CBS THIS MORNING and conclude on the Peabodys' website. (more...)

Scripps Howard Awards honor nation's best 2013 journalism
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

CINCINNATI, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to announce the winners and finalists of its annual Scripps Howard Awards, honoring the best work in the communications industry and journalism education in 2013. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia Headlines the Byham Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia brings his all new comedy tour, Thank God For Jokes, to the Byham Theater tonight, March 20, at 7:30pm. This tour is presented by Steve Litman Presents. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heads to U.S. Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country tonight, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, 'War Horse' takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France during World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country today, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

University of Chicago's LET'S GET WORKING: CHICAGO CELEBRATES STUDS TERKEL Festival Set for 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

On May 9-11, 2014, the University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will host Let's Get Working, a three-day festival honoring the life and work of Studs Terkel, Chicago legend and UChicago alumnus. The festival will introduce Terkel's legacy to new and younger audiences while highlighting individuals and groups, both local and national, who have been impacted, influenced, and inspired by his work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia's THANK GOD FOR JOKES Sells Out at Buckhead Theatre, Adds Late Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Due to the first show selling out, a second show has been added to the Atlanta engagement for award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia. Mike Birbiglia will perform two shows on one-night only at The Buckhead Theatre on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 PM and at 10PM. All tickets are $35 and can be purchased now at www.ticketmaster.com , 800-745-3000 and the Buckhead Theatre box office. (more...)

Ira Glass, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and More Set for Celebrity Series of Boston, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its upcoming performances for March 2014. Check them out below! (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Marc Maron's Thinky Pain, Eugene Mirman on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

With Marc Maron's Thinky Pain (New Wave) out on DVD last week, Joe Zimmerman's debut album out today, Eugene Mirman kicking off tour next Wednesday (2/5) (more...)

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