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Museum of the Moving Image Features Classic Hollywood FilmsMuseum of the Moving Image Features Classic Hollywood Films
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Astoria, New York, October 22, 2015-Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce 'The Hollywood Classics behindWalkers,' a screening series presented in conjunction with the exhibition Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, the Museum's first major contemporary art survey. Through the work of 45 artists in painting, photography, sculpture, print, and video,Walkers examines the lasting impact of 20th-century film on culture, and the ability of its imagery to be recycled and reinvented by artists. Exhibition curator Robert M. Rubin has paired these artworks with a selection of rare movie ephemera including scripts, set photos, and costume design sketches, that when viewed through a 21st-century lens, serve as works of art in their own right. (more...)

President Obama Commends 2014 National Medal of Arts Honorees for 'Sharing Rare Truths'President Obama Commends 2014 National Medal of Arts Honorees for 'Sharing Rare Truths'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

In case you missed today's live-stream of President Barack Obama presenting the 2014 National Medals of Arts, read his full opening remarks from the afternoon ceremony below! (more...)

Sally Field, Stephen King and More to Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts Next WeekSally Field, Stephen King and More to Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Next Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3 p.m., President Obama will award the 2014 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also be in attendance. Among those honored will be theatre director Ping Chong, Hollywood actress Sally Fields and writer Stephen King. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Greg Redlitz and Robert Thorne Celebrate 25 Years Representing Celebrity BrandsGreg Redlitz and Robert Thorne Celebrate 25 Years Representing Celebrity Brands
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

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Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Author Regrets Writing the Book, Calls it a 'Hassle'BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Author Regrets Writing the Book, Calls it a 'Hassle'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

Despite the huge success of the film adaptation of her book, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, author Ang Lee says she regrets the whole thing. (more...)

Barbara Rosenblat to Perform THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Chain TheatreBarbara Rosenblat to Perform THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The brilliant actress BARBARA ROSENBLAT (Miss Rosa in Orange Is the New Black) stars in the poignant, sharp, and laugh-out-loud funny play by Jane Wagner, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE. This one-night-only staged reading will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 8pm, to benefit the Chain Theatre (21-28 45 Road, Long Island City, 646-580-6003) . (more...)

James Garner, Star of MAVERICK, VICTOR VICTORIA Dies at Age 86James Garner, Star of MAVERICK, VICTOR VICTORIA Dies at Age 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Actor James Garner, best known for his roles'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files' has passed away at the age of 86. (more...)

WIMPY KID Author Jeff Kinney to Open Bookstore in MassachusettsWIMPY KID Author Jeff Kinney to Open Bookstore in Massachusetts
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Meet the latest bookstore owner: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author Jeff Kinney. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Marjane Ambler, Rachel Ballentine and MoreThis Week at Bookworks Includes Marjane Ambler, Rachel Ballentine and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many events such as Provactive poetry April 25-30, authors such as Marjane Ambler and Rachel Ballentine, and events for children, too. Go to www.bkwrks.com/event for more information! (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and MoreThis Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)

Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere,Today-Feb 11Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere,Today-Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014-January 29 to February 11-Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - Daniel Okulitch, Tom Randle & More!Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - Daniel Okulitch, Tom Randle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, Opening Tonight!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. Check out some clips and behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, With Libretto by Annie Proulx, Premieres Tonight in MadridBROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, With Libretto by Annie Proulx, Premieres Tonight in Madrid
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

At specific outdoor locations on the streets and in subway stations in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, shoppers using their smartphones will be able to virtually interact with physical murals. They'll be able to see, feel and virtually touch titles by using the UView Augmented Reality app (download at http://umusic.ly/downloaduView or http://bit.ly/1fEgzvd) and scanning the box-sets cover art featured in the murals as well as purchase their favorite box sets instantly. As a free bonus, shoppers will receive exclusives with any purchase (while supplies last) such as special edition flexis, shirts, posters, and lithographs. The virtual store will be open 24/7 throughout the holidays including Christmas, and New Year's Day. (more...)

James McMurtry to Play Bridge Street Live, 11/21James McMurtry to Play Bridge Street Live, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

James McMurtry will play Bridge Street Live on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $22 GA, $32 VIP and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/347689. (more...)

Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere, Jan 29-Feb 11Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere, Jan 29-Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014-January 29 to February 11-Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - All the Details!Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - All the Details!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014—January 29 to February 11—Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Annie Proulx Writes BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Libretto; Set to Premiere in Madrid, Jan 2014Annie Proulx Writes BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Libretto; Set to Premiere in Madrid, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere January 28, 2014. (more...)

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