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Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Salman Rushdie and More Talk Fact and Fiction in the Age of Trump at 'PUBLIC FORUM'Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Salman Rushdie and More Talk Fact and Fiction in the Age of Trump at 'PUBLIC FORUM'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater and The New Yorker recently kicked off their new series, PUBLIC FORUM: A WELL-ORDERED NATION, as part of the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up. On Monday, February 20, the special series launched with THE STUFF OF FICTION in The Public's Newman Theater. At a time when we are told facts can have alternatives, Public Forum and The New Yorker brought together a group of experts in make-believe, including playwright Tony Kushner; poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine; and acclaimed author Salman Rushdie; to make sense of an American moment when truth can feel stranger than fiction. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The thirteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will focus its lens on today's fractious relationship between gender and power. Taking place in New York City, May 1-7, 2017, the weeklong Festival will use literature and the arts to address how gender both enables and impairs full participation in politics and society. (more...)

YPT presents Anita Majumdar's BOYS WITH CARSYPT presents Anita Majumdar's BOYS WITH CARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Anita Majumdar's Boys With Cars. An award-winning actress, playwright and dancer, Majumdar wrote, choreographed and performs in this powerful coming of age piece. Commissioned and produced by Nightswimming with additional development support by Young People's Theatre and The Banff Centre, Boys With Cars will be presented on YPT's Mainstage from March 23 to April 1, 2017. (more...)

Wesley Stace Announces Tour With The JayhawksWesley Stace Announces Tour With The Jayhawks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Singer/songwriter Wesley Stace, who will release Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding on February 24, will embark on a nine-city tour opening for The Jayhawks. Beginning April 11, in Nashville, TN, the tour will include stops in Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Annapolis, Louisville, Madison and Chicago. A full list of dates is below. (more...)

Legendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary GalaLegendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at PEN America's annual Literary Gala on April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of Sondheim's Into the Woods, will present the prize. (more...)

Recorded Books Announces 14 Finalists in the 2017 Audies CompetitionRecorded Books Announces 14 Finalists in the 2017 Audies Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Among the finalists announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) for the 2017 Audie Awards, Recorded Books Inc., Tantor Media, HighBridge and christianaudio received 14 nominations across a wide range of categories, including Best Male Narrator. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Tony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' SeriesTony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Public Theater and The New Yorker announced today that a new series, PUBLIC FORUM: A WELL-ORDERED NATION, has been added to the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up. (more...)

YoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional ProgramsYoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the area, and further expands the organization's resources and reach on the West Coast. (more...)

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Nominees Announced2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the nominees for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

YoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max MaraYoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max Mara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, theBackyard Ball performance and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation's most promising young artists. In addition to recognizing the talent of this year's 691 YoungArts Winners, the event honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) with the Arison Alumni Award, and choreographer Jessica Lang as the Arison Award Honoree for their vital contributions and commitment to the arts. The event also featured Javon Jones's acceptance of the inaugural 2016 Max Mara Young Visionary Award presented by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara's Director of retail for North America.  (more...)

Geva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECTGeva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage from February 2 to February 19. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck to Helm Vignettes for YoungArts' 2017 Backyard Ball; Honorees Announced!Tony Yazbeck to Helm Vignettes for YoungArts' 2017 Backyard Ball; Honorees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will host its largest annual fundraiser, the Backyard Ball performance and gala, as the culmination of the organization's signature program, National YoungArts Week, from January 8 - 15. (more...)

Road Less Traveled Productions To Present Public Reading Of World-Premiere Play By National Playwright Resident Rajiv JosephRoad Less Traveled Productions To Present Public Reading Of World-Premiere Play By National Playwright Resident Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce a public development reading of Archduke, a world-premiere play by its 2016 National Playwright Resident Rajiv Joseph. A staged reading of the play will be presented on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30PM at Buffalo State College's Flexible Theater. (more...)

Sara Bareilles, WAITRESS Cast & More Set for Adrienne Shelly Foundation BenefitSara Bareilles, WAITRESS Cast & More Set for Adrienne Shelly Foundation Benefit
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation announces its 10th Annual Anniversary celebration on December 5th in New York City, featuring Sara Bareilles, Hilarie Burton, Michael Cerveris, Rachel Dratch, Julianna Margulies, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessie Mueller, Salman Rushdie and Keri Russell. (more...)

YoungArts Kicks Off Miami Art Week with Opening FestivitiesYoungArts Kicks Off Miami Art Week with Opening Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Last night, on Tuesday, November 29th, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its Miami Art Week programming with the debut of two visual arts exhibitions: When We Were Young, which features rarely seen contemporary masterworks from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection paired with newly created works by YoungArts Visual Arts alumni; and Roots, an immersive, site-specific installation of new work by Cuban-American artist Jose Parla.  (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum LineupCheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

New Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and MoreNew Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The New Literature from Europe Festival, New York City's top European literary event, returns in its 13th year to present best-selling, award-winning, and emerging authors from across the continent. The four-day festival welcomes more than 40 authors, journalists, poets and translators in events at bookstores, theatres, and special venues throughout New York City from December 7 to 10. Curated and produced by 20 Square Feet Productions, the programs feature readings, conversations, and panel discussions with European and American literary luminaries. (more...)

YoungArts Announces Miami Art Week EventsYoungArts Announces Miami Art Week Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

During this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, the National YoungArts Foundation will host two visual arts exhibitions on their Miami campus, including the debut of a new body of work by José Parlá and an installation of rarely seen masterworks from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, as well as a booth at PULSE Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair. Co-curated by Naomi Fisher (1994 YoungArts Winner in Visual Art) and Luisa Munera, YoungArts Artistic Programs Coordinator, the booth will feature works by ten YoungArts alumni.  (more...)

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