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Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Guadalupe Rivera Marin Joins Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters Council
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces the appointment of Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera, to the Museum's Arts and Letters Council. Rivera Marin will serve as an honorary co-chair with acclaimed actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos. Besides being an author and lecturer, Rivera Marin is also the founder and board chair of the Diego Rivera Foundation. (more...)

Documentary Film BJORK: BIOPHILIA LIVE Opens in Theaters Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bjork: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Bjork's eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide (more...)

Arnold L. Lehman Plans Retirement from Brooklyn Museum in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

September 10, 2014...Brooklyn, N.Y. Arnold L. Lehman, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, announced yesterday at the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees that he will retire in mid-2015. Lehman, who turned 70 in July, joined the Brooklyn Museum as Director in September 1997. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

Quin Hotel Launches Creative Chaos Exhibit by CORNO, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - The Quin hotel has announced the launch of Creative Chaos, a new collection of work from internationally renowned painter, CORNO. Co-curated by Channing Norton of MOCA Miami and DK Johnston of the Arts Fund, the exhibit is presented as part of Quin Arts cultural programming, a multidimensional platform that honors the hotel's artistic history while connecting patrons with distinguished contemporary creators. Creative Chaos opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on September 17th and will be on display throughout the month. The lobby-level exhibit is open to the public September 18 through October 6. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 07, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

Joyce J. Scott's Glass Sculptures To Be Exhibited With Signature Beaded Neckpieces For The First Time, 9/30-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

This fall, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott, the first exhibition to examine the relationship between Scott's beaded and constructed neckpieces created in her Baltimore, Maryland studio and her more recent blown glass sculptures crafted in the Berengo Studio on Murano Island in Venice, Italy. On view from September 30, 2014 to March 15, 2015, this exhibition demonstrates the interplay between these two bodies of work and reveals the range of Scott's technique and skill as well as the complex relationship she has shaped among adornment, content, and methodology. (more...)

Meijer Gardens' ArtPrize Exhibition Features Worldwide Emerging Sculptors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., (more...)

The Rose Art Museum Receives First-Ever Grants From Warhol & Mellon Foundations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Christopher Bedford, Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, has announced two major grants, both for $100,000, from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, 11/7-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE. First produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005, this recent off Broadway hit was inspired by newspaper reports that Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, severely depressed and convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a dead comrade, sought treatment from a white psychiatrist. Shedding light on Mugabe's demons, the sessions soon become a precarious power struggle between doctor and patient. Set against the aftermath of colonialism and revolution, BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE delves into the mind of one of the world's most vilified leaders. (more...)

Dan O'Brien & Suzan-Lori Parks to Receive 2014 The Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater. Presented biennially, the 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons' Outstanding New American Play is awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien. The 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play is awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

American Museum of Natural History Presents NATURE'S FURY: THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL DISASTERS, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

From earthquakes and volcanoes to tornadoes and hurricanes, nature's forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasterswill uncover the causes of these natural disasters and explore the consequences. The exhibition will also examine how individuals and communities cope and adapt in the aftermath of these events. The exhibition is overseen by Curator Edmond Mathez in the Museum's Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Interactive displays and animations will help visitors understand how these natural phenomena occur. In the exhibition, visitors can monitor earthquakes worldwide, in real time, manipulate a model earthquake fault, generate a virtual volcano, stand within the center of a roaring tornado, and watch the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City. As visitors engage with and explore these interactive exhibits, they will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, to plan responses, and to prepare for future events. The exhibition will close on August 9, 2015. (more...)

The Museum of Broadcast Communications & MeTV Network to Honor Rich Koz - Celebrating 35 Years as 'Svengoolie'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) and the MeTV Network are proud to honor award-winning television personality Rich Koz as he celebrates 35 years as 'Svengoolie'. An event will be held in his honor on Friday, October 10 at 7PM at the museum, 360 N. State Street in Chicago. The evening will include an exclusive interview with Rich Koz, the unveiling of a new 'Svengoolie' exhibit featuring his original coffin and artifacts from the original set, a Halloween Costume contest and a featured horror film with classic 'Svengoolie' bits. Svengoolie will also be meeting and greeting all his fans during an autograph session. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at A private reception with Rich before the event is available for $100. All proceeds benefit the museum. (more...)

The Mexican Museum Announces Plans For Mural Design at New Construction Site
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The Mexican Museum, announces that the Museum, in conjunction with Millennium Partners, is working with Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc., Inc. to conduct a community-oriented design process that will result in a mural that will grace the barricade fence at the 706 Mission St. construction site. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Launches New App, THE MET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app—titled simply The Met—developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. (more...)

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...)

Loeschner Art Competition at Meijer Gardens Now Accepting Entries
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting two-dimensional entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition. (more...)

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus Presents the Return of Art After Hours
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus celebrates the return of Art After Hours, its signature monthly program, and the new school year on Tuesday, September 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year Art After Hours moves to the First Tuesday of the month, with a new lineup of events. Join us on the terrace for DJ-curated music and complimentary refreshments throughout the evening. At 6 p.m., come inside for an overview of the collection and the introduction of the first work in the museum's “Big Ten: Art” talks, followed by a guided tour of the new exhibition “Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein: 16389067.” Admission to the museum and activities are free for all. For details, please visit (more...)

UNCANNY VALLEY to Make New York Premiere at 59E59 Theaters this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Contemporary American Theater Festival with the New York premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY, written Thomas Gibbons and directed by Tom Dugdale. UNCANNY VALLEY begins performances on Thursday, October 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26. Press opening is Wednesday, October 8 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to (more...)

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