John Simon News

New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced further programming details for the suite of all-new world premiere works created by 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist(RCA) Kyle Abraham, including a fourth, previously unannounced ensemble work. Known for creating “voluptuous movement phrases with touches of dance-theater” (The New York Times) Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will present four works-one evening-length, two ensemble works and one trio-over two programs titled The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In at New York Live Arts from September 23 through 27 and September 30 through October 4, 2014. Exploring two totemic triumphs in the international history of the civil rights, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, the works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist. (more...)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 Presents AN AFTERNOON WITH DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

A history and anecdotes of life in the theatre, AN AFTERNOON WITH DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED will be presented as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. (more...)

Award-Winning Author Colum McCann Assaulted in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

It is reported that International Award-Winning Author, Colum McCann, was assaulted on Saturday at The Study at Yale Hotel and was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 'significant' facial injuries. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Chris Doyle Transforms Times Square Into a Flourishing Canyon with its Animal Inhabitants Throughout July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Chris Doyle will transform the concrete jungle of New York City's Times Square into a flourishing canyon landscape for three minutes every night in July as part of Midnight Moment. The artist's film, titled Bright Canyon, will premiere just beforemidnight on Tuesday, July 1st, and play every night throughout the month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight on Times Square's electronic billboards.Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. The July MidnightMoment is presented in partnership with Andrew Edlin Gallery. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE to Feature Six New Works by Local Choreographers, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)

Olive Ahyens' Paintings to be Featured in INTERIOR WILDERNESS Exhibit, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Olive Ayhens. This is the artist's second solo-show with the gallery. (more...)

Lori Bookstein Fine Art Presents OLIVE AYHENS: INTERIOR WILDERNESS, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Olive Ayhens. This is the artist's second solo-show with the gallery. (more...)

Lori Bookstein Fine Art Presents OLIVE AYHENS: INTERIOR WILDERNESS, 5/29-6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Olive Ayhens. This is the artist's second solo-show with the gallery. (more...)

Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works, 5/8 - Today
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place May 8 – 9, 2014, during the last week of the 2014 Opera Festival. (more...)

Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place tonight and tomorrow, May 8 – 9, 2014, during the last week of the 2014 Opera Festival. (more...)

NY Drama Critics' Circle Reveals Critic by Critic Votes
by BWW Special Coverage - May 06, 2014

The New York Drama Critics' Circle met on May 5, 2014, at the offices of Time Out New York magazine, to determine the winners of its 79th annual awards. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Award Winners Will Be Revealed Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The winners of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced at 5pm tonight, May 5, 2014. The selections will be made at the 79th annual voting meeting of the organization, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Marc Kudisch & More Honor Frank Wildhorn at Marymount Manhattan Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Robert Cuccioli, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Karen Mason ,Marc Kudisch, Shannon Lewis, Martin Charnin and Shelly Burch joined Marymount Manhattan College in celebrating Frank Wildhorn at Gotham Hall on April 28, 2014 at 6:30pm. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY National Tour Plays the Moran Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The 2013/2014 National Tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Jacksonville premiere tonight, May 2nd at 8PM at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater! (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Award Winners Will be Revealed on 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The winners of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced at 5pm on Monday, May 5, 2014. The selections will be made at the 79th annual voting meeting of the organization, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)

Shen Wei Dance Art's Season Includes World Premiere of Solo for Shen Wei and Revival of MAP, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

When Shen Wei decided to present a season at the Judson Memorial Church, today, April 29-May 4, he faced a problem. This famed lover of the grand scale would not be able to hang his set for 'Map' performances, well, not if he wanted his audience seated on all four sides. However, Shen Wei Dance Arts' season, which also features the world premiere of a solo for the choreographer, shows that when there's a will, Shen Wei finds a way. (more...)

Hangar Hands Out Distinguished Awards at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hangar Theatre celebrated their accomplishments of 2013 at their annual meeting on Monday, April 7th where one business organization and three community members were recognized as substantially impacting the artistic integrity and financial health of the Center for Performing Arts. Board members, staff, volunteers, and community members all gathered to celebrate the continual success of the Hangar and the positive impact of those who so generously contribute their time and resources to the Hangar Theatre. (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...)

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