John Russell News

The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, 9/26-1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. (more...)

The Frick Collection Announces Plans to Enhance and Renovate Museum and Library
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Frick Collection today unveiled a plan to enhance and renovate its museum and library to further fulfill founder Henry Clay Frick's long-standing vision to offer public access to its works of art and educational programs. The proposal derives from the Frick's history of architecturally cohesive expansions and alterations. It includes the construction of a new addition in keeping with the scale and design of the original house and the library wing, and the renovation and expansion of interior spaces (more...)

Soho Crime to Release JACK OF SPIES by David Downing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

It is 1913 at the beginning of Jack of Spies (Soho Crime | May, 2014) and a globe-trotting luxury automobile salesman named Jack McColl is putting his military background and ear for languages to work for the fledgling Royal Navy intelligence services. The world is on the brink of calamity, as the UK, Germany, and Europe inch closer to the First World War and Jack is about to find himself a player on the biggest of stages. (more...)

Renoir Stolen Painting Returns to Baltimore Museum After 63 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is pleased to announce that Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting On the Shore of the Seine (c. 1879) has returned to public view in a special exhibition presented March 30 - July 20, 2014. The Renoir Returns reunites the diminutive painting that was stolen 63 years ago with more than 20 artworks from the extraordinary collection of Saidie May. This visionary Baltimore collector purchased the Renoir in 1925, and gave the BMA masterworks by Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and others that will be featured in the exhibition along with archival documents. The exhibition is generously supported by PNC Foundation. Additional support is provided by Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates Its Spectacular Opening Weekend!
by Shari Barrett - Mar 16, 2014

Audiences and critics are raving about the Kentwood Players production of the Tony Award winning FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, presented at the Westchester Playhouse during the musical's 50th anniversary celebration of its 1964 Broadway debut. With packed houses during its opening weekend, be sure to call (310) 645-5156 to get your tickets in advance for performances through April 19. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Onstage Photos of Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening 3/14
by Shari Barrett - Mar 07, 2014

Kentwood Players proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock, and music by Sheldon Harnick from March 14 to April 19 with 20 performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursdays on April 3, 10, and 17 at 8pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening 3/14
by Shari Barrett - Feb 16, 2014

Kentwood Players proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock, and music by Sheldon Harnick from March 14 to April 19 with 20 performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursdays on April 3, 10, and 17 at 8pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. (more...)

BAD BOYS & SAD GIRLS Among Warner Archive New Releases
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including Bad Boys & Sad Gals! (more...)

BAD BOYS & SAD GIRLS Among Warner Archive New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including Bad Boys & Sad Gals! (more...)

LA Master Chorale Wraps Holiday Season with HANDEL: MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

To cap the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents two performances of Handel's Messiah tonight, December 15, 2013, 7 pm, and Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7 pm. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Wrap Holiday Season with HANDEL: MESSIAH, 12/15 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

To cap the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents two performances of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7 pm, and Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7 pm. (more...)

Meet the Cast: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA US Tour- Part 1!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Just last week, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced the casting and initial tour schedule for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Corventis Selected as a Finalist for Minnesota High Tech Association's Tekne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

In addition to its selection as a finalist for the Tekne Awards, Corventis also provided details on several upcoming fall presentations: (more...)

Corventis Selected as a Finalist for Minnesota High Tech Association's Tekne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

In addition to its selection as a finalist for the Tekne Awards, Corventis also provided details on several upcoming fall presentations: (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors' NET's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The acclaimed Broadway musical Man of La Mancha returns to the stage in Morrisville tonight, Sept. 20 - Oct. 6 as the Actors' NET of Bucks County's launches its 18th season. Scroll down for a first look at the stars onstage! (more...)

Japan Society Presents DOGUGAESHI, Now thru 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Japan Society welcomes renowned puppet artist Basil Twist with the return of his critically acclaimed, award-winning Dogugaeshi as Japan Society's Performing Arts Program commences its 60th Anniversary season: Japan, the U.S. & Beyond!. A limited engagement, 7 performances only, plays today, September 18-22 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' NET's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

The acclaimed Broadway musical Man of La Mancha returns to the stage in Morrisville Sept. 20 - Oct. 6 as the Actors' NET of Bucks County's launches its 18th season. Scroll down for a first look at the stars onstage! (more...)

Japan Society Presents DOGUGAESHI, 9/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Japan Society proudly welcomes renowned puppet artist Basil Twist with the return of his critically acclaimed, award-winning Dogugaeshi as Japan Society's Performing Arts Program commences its 60th Anniversary season: Japan, the U.S. & Beyond!. A limited engagement, 7 performances only, plays September 18-22 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

David Downing's Espionage Series Comes to an End with MASARYK STATION, June 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

With the publication of Masaryk Station (Soho Crime, June, 2013) David Downing will have brought to completion his remarkable John Russell series of novels, which have been praised as much for their thrilling plots as for their powerful depiction of individual hardships of the 20th century. (more...)

AMNH to Reopen Historic Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

On October 27, 2012, Theodore Roosevelt's 154th birthday, he American Museum of Natural History will officially reopen the historic Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Hall of North American Mammals. The reopening launches a year of celebration of Theodore Roosevelt's dedication to nature and his instrumental role in fostering the American conservation movement, both of which were inspired by his lifelong association with the Museum. (more...)

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