National Treasure News

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

Japan Society to Welcome Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Akiko Yano, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists Hiromitsu Agatsuma (on tsugaru-shamisen) and Akiko Yano (on piano) perform together for one night only on September 27 in the first show of Japan Society's 2014-15 Performing Arts Season's multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. While Yano's 'unpredictable' (Japan Times) sold-out New York shows generally feature her with New York musician friends; for this show she brings her inimitable talents to bear in symphony with Agatsuma, acknowledged as a 'fierce virtuoso' (Billboard) and 'Japan's leader in the shamisen trend' (Baltimore Sun). United by their ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool, pop-jazz tunes, these renowned, Japanese-born musicians share a stage for the first time to improvise, explore and engage with Japan's musical past, present and future. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Cinema movement, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes and an elliptical approach to storytelling, can be seen in such widely acclaimed films as Flowers of Shanghai, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. His modernist formalism was complemented by a humanist touch expressed most strongly in films that addressed Taiwan's history and identity, often laced with Hou's own memories. From September 12 through October 17, 2014, Museum of the Moving Image will present Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien—the first comprehensive Hou retrospective in New York since 1999. It includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films as director, presented on film (including two new 35mm prints), as well as rare shorts, and a selection of related films, among them Olivier Assayas's documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang's seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and Wu Nien-jen's rarely shown A Borrowed Life. (more...)

Merseyside First World War Commemoration Set for 12-14 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This September the city will be taken back in time to 1914 for the Merseyside First World War Commemoration, a special weekend programme of events to mark the 100 year anniversary since Britain entered in to the First World War, brought by The First World War Commemoration Task Group from Fri 12 – Sun 14 September. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Box Musicals' NEXT TO NORMAL Stands Next to Greatness
by Katricia Lang - Aug 13, 2014

NEXT TO NORMAL chronicles one family's struggles with its demons and the specter of Bipolar disorder. It gives some comic relief and a rock music soundtrack to the untenable situation that people with a mental illness and their loved ones find themselves in. That alone is enough reason to see Music Box Musicals' production. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Harvey Fierstein & More React to Passing of Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world continues to mourn the tragic loss of stage and screen star Robin Williams, tributes from many of his colleagues continue to pour in on Twitter and personal statements (more...)

Caleb Deschanel to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd. (more...)

THE SHAMISEN SESSIONS, 'STORIES FROM THE WAR', Contemporary Dance Showcase and More Highlight Japan Society's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Japan Society announces its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in music, dance and theater. In this season, the Performing Arts Program presents two large-scale series of events: in music, The Shamisen Sessions in Fall 2014; and in Spring 2015, Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII through Theater, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII; in addition to long-running programs such as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Annual Play Reading Series, a commission premiere and related events. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Peggy King, one of the most popular TV and recording stars of the 1950's, will make her first Los Angeles appearance in more than 30 years on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Joining her will be acclaimed pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale, leading an all-star quartet including Lymon Medeiros on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and John Chiodini on guitar. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House with Billy Stritch, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House three summers ago, and again each year since. She returns to The Art House by popular demand this summer on August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM featuring Billy Stritch on the piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton - for seventeen performances only, tonight, July 8 to July 26 (press opening July 13). Scroll down for a first look at the star-crossed lovers in action! (more...)

Japan Society 2014 Artist Residency Presents Ink Painter Cyoko Tamai, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Japan Society Gallery's new Summer Artist Residency Program returns for its second annual installment this July, introducing up-and-coming ink painter Cyoko Tamai (b. 1987). Working with the world's thinnest handmade paper, this 27-year-old artist reaches beyond the conventional notion of ink on paper painting. As her first visit to New York City, visitors to the Open Studio on July 19 will be among the first in the U.S. to see her work outside Japan. (more...)

The National Music Museum Now Included in Google Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The National Music Museum has been chosen to participate in the Google Cultural Institute, which will present high-resolution images about their exhibitions. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014


Barry Kornhauser's Receives Top National Theater Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Children's Theater Foundation of America (CTFA) has announced that Barry Kornhauser of Millersville University, a nationally recognized playwright, director and educator has been named the recipient of its 2014 Medallion Award. The Award is regarded as the highest honor in the field of Theater for Young Audiences. This year's ceremony - where the award will be officially announced and presented -- will take place in the Imperial Ballroom of the Denver Hyatt at the annual American Alliance for Theatre and Education national conference in Denver, Colorado on Friday, August 1. Kornhauser will be attending to accept his award. (more...)

New Book 'The Lost Pages' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

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Justin Bartha, Rose Leslie and Gina Rodriguez Join Ray Liotta in STICKY NOTES Film
by Movies News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Rose Leslie, Justin Bartha and Gina Rodriguez have joined Ray Liotta in the cast of STICKY NOTES, the directorial debut of screenwriter Amanda Harlib. The film, which is currently lensing in New Orleans, Louisiana is produced by Katie Mustard (SHELTER, WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS) and Joe Jenckes (MARGIN CALL, KILL YOUR DARLINGS) under the Mustard & Co. production banner. (more...)

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