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Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) on November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)

Europe India Gateway Completes First Phase Of 100G Submarine Cable Upgrade with CienaEurope India Gateway Completes First Phase Of 100G Submarine Cable Upgrade with Ciena
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

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Portraits from Snowdon Archive to Be Displayed at National Portrait Gallery, 9/26Portraits from Snowdon Archive to Be Displayed at National Portrait Gallery, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

An important display of portraits by Snowdon from the 1950s to the 1990s has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Friday 26 September, 2014. The display includes portraits from his recently announced gift, one of the largest in its history, of 130 original prints to the gallery, of some of his most iconic photographs. Highlights include from 1978 actor Terence Stamp dramatically clothed up to his neck in a cape and Dame Maggie Smith photographed with a cigarette and script in hand rehearsing the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for Ingmar Bergman in 1970. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN to Begin 10/10 at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreTHE SECRET GARDEN to Begin 10/10 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

An 11-year-old girl is about to bring some joyful changes to a household desperately in need of better times. Pierrot Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical based on the children's classic, "The Secret Garden," at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITYTickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Bedlam Theatre company's productions of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull adapted by Anya Reiss and Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill. The repertory pair will be playing as part of the inaugural season at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) beginning performances on Friday, October 31 through December 22. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111 and online at www.theatrebedlam.org (more...)

Writers Theatre to Break Ground on New Theatre Center Next WeekWriters Theatre to Break Ground on New Theatre Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced the next phase of development of its new Theatre Center: demolition, groundbreaking and construction. Having raised $25 million of the $31 million base goal for the On to a New Stage fundraising campaign (with plans for an additional $3 million cash reserve), Writers Theatre has hired general contractor W.E. O'Neil to helm the project. Demolition will begin September 2, 2014 and the construction is expected to be completed by early 2016. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place in mid-October 2014, with details forthcoming. (more...)

Bedlam Theatre to Stage THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY in Rep This FallBedlam Theatre to Stage THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The off-Broadway theatre company, Bedlam, which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, will present the North American Premiere of Anya Reiss' adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, and the World Premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Both will be directed by Eric Tucker. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA Offers Rocky Miller the Chance to Play His Dream RoleBWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA Offers Rocky Miller the Chance to Play His Dream Role
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2014

Any actor can tell you what his or her dream role would be and how much they long to play it whenever they can. For Rocky Miller, his 20-year wait to play Don Quixote was well worth it as he fully embodies the heart and soul of Miguel de Cervantes and his Knight of the Woeful Countenance from the moment he takes to the stage in MAN OF LA MANCHA at the San Pedro Theatre Club, directed with emotional depth by Drew Fitzsimmons and choreographed for the small stage by Victoria Miller. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, 9/26-1/21The 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 LibraryThe 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 DowningSoho Crime to Release JACK OF SPIES by David Downing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 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 YearsRenoir 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!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 3/14PHOTO FLASH: First Onstage Photos of Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening 3/14
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 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 3/14PHOTO 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 ReleasesBAD 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 ReleasesBAD BOYS & SAD GIRLS Among Warner Archive New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

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

LA Master Chorale Wraps Holiday Season with HANDEL: MESSIAH TonightLA 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 & 22LA 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!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...)

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