Margaret Mead News

Players Guild of Leonia Celebrates 50th Anniversary of HAIRPlayers Guild of Leonia Celebrates 50th Anniversary of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL ROCK MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDemott, made its debut at Joe Papp's Public Theater on October 17, 1967 before moving to the Cheetah and ultimately to Broadway six months later. Nominated for Best Musical in 1969, Winner of the 1969 Grammy for Best Score and Winner of Best Revival of a Musical in 2009, HAIR IS A STORY OF THE HIPPIE COUNTERCULTURE OF THE 1960S WHEREIN A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE SEARCH FOR TRUTH, LOVE AND PEACE IN THE TUMULTUOUS VIETNAM WAR ERA. SONGS SUCH AS 'AQUARIUS', (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIRFull Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Submissions Now Open for Margaret Mead Film FestivalSubmissions Now Open for Margaret Mead Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On behalf of the American Museum of Natural History filmmakers are encouraged to take part in the Margaret Mead Film Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EARPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

'Conscience for the tech world' Sherry Turkle Wins USC Annenberg's Everett M. Rogers Award'Conscience for the tech world' Sherry Turkle Wins USC Annenberg's Everett M. Rogers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

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Documentary Film A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM to Make North American Debut at Cinema VillageDocumentary Film A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM to Make North American Debut at Cinema Village
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A Different American Dream, a new feature-length documentary shedding light on the injustices against members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes (MHA Nation) at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Western North Dakota, will have its theatrical premiere on January 6, 2017 at Cinema Village in New York City. (more...)

Documentary Film A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM to Make North American Debut at Cinema VillageDocumentary Film A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM to Make North American Debut at Cinema Village
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

A Different American Dream, a new feature-length documentary shedding light on the injustices against members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes (MHA Nation) at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Western North Dakota, will have its theatrical premiere on January 6, 2017 at Cinema Village in New York City. (more...)

Tony Vaccaro Studio - Monroe GalleryTony Vaccaro Studio - Monroe Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Book-It Presents Inventive Story about a Search for Home in A TALE FOR THE TIME BEINGBook-It Presents Inventive Story about a Search for Home in A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Book-It Repertory Theatre opens its 27th season with A Tale for the Time Being this September. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao's only solace is her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth is a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox-possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As a mystery unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. (more...)

BRIC Announces Fall 2016 ProgrammingBRIC Announces Fall 2016 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

In its award-winning arts center in downtown brooklyn, BRIC presents and incubates fresh work by artists and media-makers reflecting NYC's diversity. (more...)

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Rights to THE ANTHROPOLOGISTGravitas Ventures Acquires Rights to THE ANTHROPOLOGIST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Gravitas Ventures announced today they have acquired North American rights to 'The Anthropologist.' The hit documentary by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger of Ironbound Films explores climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Their journey parallels that of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead, who for decades sought to understand how global change affects remote cultures. The film will be released by Gravitas Ventures across all platforms in the US and Canada this fall. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Theater to Present A RAP ON RACESpectrum Dance Theater to Present A RAP ON RACE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

 Spectrum Dance Theater, in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre, presents the 'genre obliterating' world premiere dance theater production A Rap On Racebased on the iconic 1970 conversation on race between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead. Co-created by TONY-nominated and Bessie Award-winning director/choreographer Donald Byrd and Pulitzer-nominated and MacArthur Award-winning actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, A Rap on Race enlivens the current conversation around race and equity, mixing dance and theatre to create a fully original, groundbreaking artistic work. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222 and online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Oversize Puppets Onstage in SIX CHARACTERS at La MaMaPhoto Flash: First Look at Oversize Puppets Onstage in SIX CHARACTERS at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

SIX CHARACTERS - a new puppet and multi-media work created by the renowned writer-director Theodora Skipitares, and inspired by Luigi Pirandello's classic play SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa in association with Skysaver Productions at theEllen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with performances now to April 16. Press opening is April 3. SIX CHARACTERS is directed, designed and adapted by Theodora Skipitares and marks a milestone as the 25th play she's created in 30 years on stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

HAIR to Return to London at Bridewell Theatre on Fleet StreetHAIR to Return to London at Bridewell Theatre on Fleet Street
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Nearly 50 years after it was first performed in America, the original rock musical, Hair, will run at the Bridewell Theatre on Fleet Street, central London from 26 to 30 April in a brand new production. The show's issues of intergenerational strife and war versus peace are as relevant as ever and ensure the musical still resonates today. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on BroadwayDear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

SIX CHARACTERS to Premiere at La MaMa, 3/31-4/16SIX CHARACTERS to Premiere at La MaMa, 3/31-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

SIX CHARACTERS - a new puppet and multi-media work created by the renowned writer-director Theodora Skipitares, and inspired by Luigi Pirandello's classic play SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa in association with Skysaver Productions at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with performances March 31 to April 16.  Press opening is April 3.  SIX CHARACTERS is directed, designed and adapted by Theodora Skipitares and marks a milestone as the 25th play she's created in 30 years on stage. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! to Present HAIR, 2/20-3/12Bay Area Musicals! to Present HAIR, 2/20-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its inaugural season with the acclaimed tribal love-rock musical, Hair. This generation-defining musical tells the story of Vietnam-era youths awkwardly but exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. Among them are Claude and Berger - a pair of friends battling against Claude's draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both of them, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Ultimately, Claude has to decide if the hippie life is for him or go to Vietnam. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience, Hair illustrates the 60s generation's search for meaning through various 'be-ins,' 'love-ins' and protests. The winner of the 2009 Tony Award for 'Best Revival of a Musical,' Hair features classic hits including, 'Aquarius', 'Hair', 'Going Down', 'Easy to be Hard', 'Good Morning Star Shine' and 'Flesh Failures/Let the Sun Shine.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Vereen's HAIR Performs at Arts and Curtural Alliance Awards Night 2015STAGE TUBE: Ben Vereen's HAIR Performs at Arts and Curtural Alliance Awards Night 2015
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2015

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen directs HAIR at the Venice Theatre MainStage, Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015. Music by Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE AWARDS NIGHT 2015 performance below! (more...)

American Natural History Museum Opens Margaret Mead Film Festival TodayAmerican Natural History Museum Opens Margaret Mead Film Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

With the theme 'Thresholds,' the 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival presents stories that take us across boundaries and illuminate the depth and breadth of human existence: Uruguayan ballet dancers ignite stages at home and abroad; an Austrian village becomes a model for a Chinese utopia; an Indian girl sold into marriage escapes to become a thriving businesswoman; young adults with autism in Ohio experience their first dance. Such stories are emblematic of the legacy of Margaret Mead, whose pioneering work as an anthropologist at the Museum inspires us to consider what it means to cross thresholds into new cultures today. (more...)

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