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Broadway Pedestrian Plazas Getting Glitzy Permanent MakeoverBroadway Pedestrian Plazas Getting Glitzy Permanent Makeover
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

The stretch of Broadway connecting Times Square and Herald Square will have trees and a raised road bed. (more...)

Rebecca Wang Discusses Philanthropy, Fashion, and the Oscars in Exclusive with Hollywood WeeklyRebecca Wang Discusses Philanthropy, Fashion, and the Oscars in Exclusive with Hollywood Weekly
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Rebecca Wang was recently featured in an exclusive interview in Hollywood Weekly, focusing on her career in psychotherapy, philanthropy, and the arts. Rebecca Wang's diverse professional background gives her a unique perspective on the many facets of the arts and entertainment industry. As both an executive producer and a philanthropist, she has an acute understanding of what it means to be an artist, and why it is important to support the arts, as well as humanitarian issues. (more...)

Paul Ferraro Named Bloomberg Distinguished ProfessorPaul Ferraro Named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

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Mayor de Blasio to Dig Up Times Square Pedestrian Plazas?Mayor de Blasio to Dig Up Times Square Pedestrian Plazas?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 21, 2015

Times Square tourists, theatergoers, street performers and local workers might have much less space to mingle if a proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio moves forward.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Gala Celebrates  Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-HudsonPhoto Coverage: Signature Gala Celebrates Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 8, 2014

Signature Theatre just held its Annual Gala celebration last night, April 7, 2014 honoring 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Michael Bloomberg Defends Policies and Legacy in Exclusive Interview With Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie CouricMichael Bloomberg Defends Policies and Legacy in Exclusive Interview With Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

In his first major interview since leaving office in December, Bloomberg, the U.N.'s newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, strongly defended his administration against critics. Among the wide-ranging topics addressed in the interview, Bloomberg weighs in on the value of charter schools in public education, the role cities play in creating and combating climate change, President Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, and issues that put him at odds with his successor Bill de Blasio. He also stands behind many political initiatives of his administration, including his battle against public health problems like smoking and obesity and his push to enact stricter gun laws. (more...)

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced that the Signature Theatre Annual Gala celebration will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 and will honor 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

C40 Announces New Milestones in Leadership and FundingC40 Announces New Milestones in Leadership and Funding
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes begins tenure as C40 Chair; Former Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg named President of C40 Board; Former London Mayoral Adviser and Director of ARUP Mark Watts appointed as C40 Executive Director; C40 announces new Board of Directors, including outgoing Executive Director Jay Carson; Strategic funding commitments by CIFF, Realdania and Bloomberg Philanthropies (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Begins Construction on Tobacco WarehouseSt. Ann's Warehouse Begins Construction on Tobacco Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

This morning, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, St. Ann's Warehouse Founder and Artistic Director Susan Feldman, St. Ann's Warehouse Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson, St. Ann's Warehouse Board Chair Joseph S. Steinberg, Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, State Senator Daniel Squadron and others broke ground at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event signals the beginning of St. Ann's $27 million development of the historic building, originally constructed in 1861, into a 25,000 SF performing arts center and community hub on the Brooklyn waterfront. The Tobacco Warehouse will serve as a permanent home for St. Ann's, which has activated found spaces for cultural use in downtown Brooklyn since in 1980. The non-profit organization plans to present its opening season in the Brooklyn Bridge Park warehouse in Fall 2015. (more...)

Mayor Bloomberg, BP Markowitz to Open BRIC Arts | Media House, 10/2Mayor Bloomberg, BP Markowitz to Open BRIC Arts | Media House, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

On Wednesday, October 2 at 9am, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, BRIC Chair Hilary Ackermann, BRIC President Leslie G. Schultz, UrbanGlass Board Chair Larry Pitterman, UrbanGlass Executive Director Cybele Maylone and others will cut the ribbon on BRIC Arts | Media House, a multi-disciplinary arts and media complex that will house BRIC, non-profit presenting performing arts, contemporary art and community media programs reflecting Brooklyn's creativity and diversity, and the UrbanGlass, a center dedicated to the artistic medium of glass. (more...)

Moving Image Celebrates JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception TonightMoving Image Celebrates JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image and The Jim Henson Legacy will celebrate the publication of Jim Henson: The Biography (2013, Ballantine Books), by Brian Jay Jones, with a special event featuring a reception, screenings of rare clips, a panel discussion, and book signing tonight, October 1 (more...)

Moving Image to Celebrate JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception, 10/1Moving Image to Celebrate JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image and The Jim Henson Legacy will celebrate the publication of Jim Henson: The Biography (2013, Ballantine Books), by Brian Jay Jones, with a special event featuring a reception, screenings of rare clips, a panel discussion, and book signing on Tuesday, October 1. Jones's eagerly awaited biography, written with the cooperation of Jim Henson's family, covers the full arc of Henson's all-too-brief life, exploring the creation of the Muppets, Henson's contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, his nearly ten-year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television, and such non-Muppet projects as the richly imagined movies The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. (more...)

PHOTOS: NYC Unveils Plans for Essex Crossing Project Including Andy Warhol Museum and More!PHOTOS: NYC Unveils Plans for Essex Crossing Project Including Andy Warhol Museum and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today unveiled plans that will transform the largest stretch of undeveloped City-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street into vibrant, mixed-use space in one of New York's most dynamic, diverse and historic neighborhoods. Nine sites located near the intersection of Essex Street and Delancey Street will become a 1.65-million-square-foot development anchored by 1,000 units of housing, half of which will be permanently affordable for low-, moderate-, and middle-income households and senior citizens. In addition, the project, to be called Essex Crossing, includes a 15,000-square-foot open space, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, a dual-generation school operated by the Educational Alliance, a community center run by Grand Street Settlement, a rooftop urban farm, the Andy Warhol Museum, 250,000 square feet of office space and a diverse mix of retail space. Seward Park will also become a hub of small-business incubation, with micro-retail spaces and creative and tech co-working and incubator space. The project represents $1.1 billion dollars of investment by Delancey Street Associates LLC, a joint venture comprised of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners, and will create approximately 1,600 permanent jobs and 4,400 construction jobs…. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera TonightNew York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, tonight, September 17 and September 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Alliance for Downtown New York Announces LaunchLM, Community-Led Campaign to Grow Technology and Innovation Sector in Lower ManhattanAlliance for Downtown New York Announces LaunchLM, Community-Led Campaign to Grow Technology and Innovation Sector in Lower Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

"This new initiative will advance the tech community in Lower Manhattan by creating venues for those in the industry to congregate, collaborate, and share resources and ideas," said Mayor Bloomberg. "This is just the latest in our efforts to create the kind of community where the young people who dominate the tech industry want to live and work. We've also supported the Downtown Alliance's tech incubator, the Hive at 55 Broad Street, which has been a huge success, and we've created competitive grants to encourage tech companies to move or expand downtown - and many have." (more...)

Andrew Rosen Leads Fashion Manufacturing InitiativeAndrew Rosen Leads Fashion Manufacturing Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

Andrew Rosen (Theory CEO) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to launch the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative this month. The multifaceted intiative hopes to raise funds for existing factories here with the objective to acquire innovative equipment and advanced technology, and implement top-quality worker training. Their overall goal is to raise standards in factories, redevelop the manufacturing infrastructure in NYC and inspire new talent, as well as established designers, to choose manufacturing here versus other regions like the Far East. (more...)

MTV to Air 2013 MOVIE AWARDS Live from Brooklyn's Barclay's Center, TodayMTV to Air 2013 MOVIE AWARDS Live from Brooklyn's Barclay's Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

MTV , a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is set to make history by bringing the 2013 “Video Music Awards” to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever. Airing LIVE from Barclays Center today, August 25, this year's “Video Music Awards” will mark the 30th anniversary of the show and become the first major annual award show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera, 9/17New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale August 12 (August 5 for Friends of BAM) at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYC Parks Hosts 'Go Park' Kick-Off Event for Pool SeasonPhoto Flash: NYC Parks Hosts 'Go Park' Kick-Off Event for Pool Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White today joined Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation Melissa Mark-Viverito, Commissioner of the Department for the Aging Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, President of MetLife Foundation Dennis White and neighborhood children at Thomas Jefferson Pool in East Harlem to kick off the city's outdoor pool season and to announce Go Park, a campaign encouraging all New Yorkers to discover something new in the more than 29,000 acres of parks and open spaces across the city. Thanks to restored funding from the City Council, all 55 public outdoor pools will once again be open for the season, and as is the case each year, they will close on Labor Day (Monday, September 2). Daily hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Scroll down for a look at the opening day festivities! (more...)

BWW TV: Beth Leavel, Michael Cerveris & More Share Actors Equity Association Stories at 100th Anniversary GalaBWW TV: Beth Leavel, Michael Cerveris & More Share Actors Equity Association Stories at 100th Anniversary Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the guests, which included Beth Leavel, Michael Cereris, Jose Llana, S. Empatha Mererson and more, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

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