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Chuck Jones Exhibition WHAT'S UP, DOC? Enters Final Weeks at Moving ImageChuck Jones Exhibition WHAT'S UP, DOC? Enters Final Weeks at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

During the final month of the popular Smithsonian exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones -- closing Monday, January 19 -- Museum of the Moving Image will be celebrating animation in its galleries, theaters, and classrooms. In conjunction with the Chuck Jones exhibition, this holiday period, the Museum is presenting daily screenings of classic Chuck Jones cartoons and "Stop Motion Shapes," family animation workshops inspired by the legendary animator. In addition, the Museum will present the contemporary animated features Coraline (in 3-D), Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, The Wind Rises, and others. (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Announces Winter 2015 SeasonChicago Humanities Festival Announces Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces its Winter 2015 Season, featuring performances of Le Petit Cirque, as well as presentersDinaw Mengestu, Scott McCloud, Kim Gordon, and Cristina Henriquez. Kicking off the new year, CHF and Adventure Stage Chicago will present Le Petit Cirque by Laurent Bigot January 17-18, as part of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. (more...)

Miranda July, Lena Dunham, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry & More Set for Appearances at BAM in 2015Miranda July, Lena Dunham, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry & More Set for Appearances at BAM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Bestsellers, trend-setters, celebrities, visual wizards, and storytellers converge at BAM in three wide-ranging, one-night-only events in the winter of 2015. Filmmaker Miranda July discusses her debut novel with Lena Dunham; legendary cartoonists Matt Groening and Lynda Barry compare storyboard ideas; and authors Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler present a no-holds-barred evening of camaraderie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'FROG BELLY RAT BONE' and ZEN SHORTSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'FROG BELLY RAT BONE' and ZEN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Los Angeles' award-winning art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble explores the power of friendship and the adventures of growing up with two of its most popular, family friendly puppet shows. Featuring updated puppets, stories and designs, as well as exciting first-looks at some special puppets still in development, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Zen Shorts get two performances each at Atwater Village Theatre on Dec. 20 and 21. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image will present sixteen contemporary animated films in a new edition of its popular See It Big! series, co-programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot. The series, which opens November 28 and continues through December 28, 2014, includes works by renowned animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli, Bill Plympton, Henry Selick, John Lasseter, and Satoshi Kon, as well as unique works by directors Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater and others. (more...)

He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's been rumored since early in the new production's run -- and now it's official! Original star John Cameron Mitchell will return to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak. (more...)

BWW Review: Amanda Palmer's 'The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help'BWW Review: Amanda Palmer's 'The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help'
by Tory Gates - Nov 12, 2014

“Honest communication engenders mutual respect, and that mutual respect makes askers out of beggars.” The most difficult thing, Palmer points out, is indeed to ask. One further point she makes: if you are not ready to hear, “No,” then you will have a problem. (more...)

Molly Pope to Celebrate Birthday with Show at The Duplex, 11/2Molly Pope to Celebrate Birthday with Show at The Duplex, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

It's Molly Pope. It's her birthday. It's a whole thing. Okay? (more...)

C4 to Perform '1 ON 1' in Manhattan & Brooklyn in NovemberC4 to Perform '1 ON 1' in Manhattan & Brooklyn in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Submitted by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting jamesarts@att.net C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present 1 on 1: Music for Solo Instruments and Choir, the first concerts of its By the Numbers 2014-15 New York season on Thursday, November 13 at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street in Brooklyn and Saturday, November 15 at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Neil Gaiman's OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR Begins Performances TomorrowNeil Gaiman's OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

OldSoundRoom's production of OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS, based on the short stories of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, begins previews tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29th for seven performances only at The American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54 Street). This production brings 90 minutes of absurdist, dark humor, just in time for Halloween. Directed by Michael McQuilken, OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS will play October 29th and October 30th at 8PM; October 31st and November 1st at 8PM and 10:30PM and November 2nd at 2PM. Tickets are $20. For tickets please visit: www.oldsoundroom.com. (more...)

New Short Story Collection From Carolrhoda Books is AnnouncedNew Short Story Collection From Carolrhoda Books is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

From Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, comes Fat & Bones: And Other Stories, a collection of stories about barnyard animals who take part in strange and chilling events. In her debut book, Larissa Theule introduces readers to an unconventional farm where fairies mix potions and spiders compose sonnets. (more...)

Photo Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at BirdlandPhoto Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of songwriter/performer Lance Horne to the series. The new show, 'Lance & the Ladies,' featured musical guests Leslie Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lauren Flanigan, Julia Murney, Gabrielle Stravelli, Stephanie d'Abruzzo, Julie Garnye, and Kate Rigg. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

As Halloween draws near, we have some favorite chillers and thrillers, from board books to YA novels to audiobooks. The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic), debuting in a board book edition, stars a Dachshund named Oscar, teased by his canine peers for his shape, size and bun costume--until he proves to be the perfect foil to a menacing 'monster.' (more...)

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for October 20 - October 26, 2014, including: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne in "Lance & the Ladies," Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Platinum Selling Singer/Songwriter Ben Folds Joins Yamaha Artist FamilyPlatinum Selling Singer/Songwriter Ben Folds Joins Yamaha Artist Family
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Yamaha Entertainment Group announced the addition of multi-Platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Ben Folds to the global family of distinguished Yamaha Piano Artists. (more...)

Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

FUTUREDAZE 2: REPRISE Brings Together Top YA and Sci Fi AuthorsFUTUREDAZE 2: REPRISE Brings Together Top YA and Sci Fi Authors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

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Middle Shelf Brings Books and Reading into Tweens' Digital WorldMiddle Shelf Brings Books and Reading into Tweens' Digital World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cool, colorful, digital magazine Middle Shelf is celebrating its first anniversary of building 'tween' interest in reading with its September/October issue. In one year, the free ezine has built a following among kids and generated accolades from parents, teachers, librarians and authors. Its unique structure encourages kids ages eight to 14 to interact with articles about books and also share excerpts, art, interviews and reviews in their social networks. Kids tap Middle Shelf on their phones, tablets and laptops, building communities around reading on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more. (more...)

OldSoundRoom's OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS Begins 10/29OldSoundRoom's OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS Begins 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

OldSoundRoom's production of OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS, based on the short stories of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, brings 90 minutes of absurdist, dark humor, just in time for Halloween. Directed by Michael McQuilken, OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS will play six performances only - October 29th and October 30th at 8PM; October 31st and November 1st at 8PM and 10:30PM and November 2nd at 2PM at The American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54 Street). Tickets are $20. For tickets please visit: www.oldsoundroom.com. (more...)

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