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Chipotle Adds Three Latino Authors to 'Cultivated Thought' SeriesChipotle Adds Three Latino Authors to 'Cultivated Thought' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Chipotle's “Cultivated Thought” series previously didn't include any Latino authors, but now they have added Julia Alvarez, author of 'How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,' Paulo Coelho, author of 'The Alchemist,' and 'The Prince of Mist' and novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafrón. (more...)

Chipotle Launches New Installment of "Cultivating Thought" Author Series on Cups and BagsChipotle Launches New Installment of "Cultivating Thought" Author Series on Cups and Bags
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the second installment of its 'Cultivating Thought' author series with 10 new and original essays written by influential writers, authors and thought leaders to be featured on its cups and bags. The series began in May 2014, in partnership with New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals, Everything is Illuminated), who curated the series from the beginning. The stories published on Chipotle's cups and bags are meant to entertain while exposing readers to some of today's most creative, influential and thought-provoking writers. Each cup and bag will also include unique illustrations commissioned from a range of artists. (more...)

Graphic Novelist Scott McCloud Will Debut 'The Sculptor' at Chicago Humanities Festival, 2/13Graphic Novelist Scott McCloud Will Debut 'The Sculptor' at Chicago Humanities Festival, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents leading comics theorist, cartoonist, and author Scott McCloud on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium (230 S Columbus Dr). The author of Understanding Comics and Making Comics comes to Chicago to discuss his first full length graphic novel, The Sculptor, with Co-Editor of Chicks Dig Comics Lynne Thomas. The program will include an opening performance by Chicago cartoonist and filmmaker Lyra Hill, with a book signing following the discussion. Tickets range from $5-15 and are currently on sale at chicagohumanities.org or via the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Conongate to Publish 'Only Diary' Written by Still-Imprisoned Guantánamo DetaineeConongate to Publish 'Only Diary' Written by Still-Imprisoned Guantánamo Detainee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. (more...)

Wizard World Comic Con Attendees to Receive THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant CoverWizard World Comic Con Attendees to Receive THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that cartoonist/illustrator Michael Cho will draw the first in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic (more...)

Photo Flash: Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'FROG BELLY RAT BONE' and ZEN SHORTS Set for This WeekendPhoto Flash: Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'FROG BELLY RAT BONE' and ZEN SHORTS Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 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 this weekend, Dec. 20 and 21. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

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 BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 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...)

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...)

WITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 SeasonWITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Entertaining, educating and illuminating. Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) presents a dynamic season of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and performance troupes. (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...)

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