Salman Rushdie News

PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American IdealsPUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American Ideals
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Public Theater has announced that a special one-night-only reading and discussion, PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS has been added to the spring Public Forum line-up on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the The Public's Martinson Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's PubPhoto Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Public Theater continued its 2017 Spring Public Forum with a four-night FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING over the weekend at Joe's Pub with Public Forum Director Michael Friedman, exploring the exciting work of composers and musicians - what it is that they do when they write a song and how they make their own particular brand of magic. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArtsDaniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (more...)

YoungArts Celebrates Second Annual New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtYoungArts Celebrates Second Annual New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), along with honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, and gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds, welcomed more than 270 of New York's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric HammersmithFull Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will welcome 280 of New York City's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Presented in collaboration with luxury brand Swarovski, with support from Max Mara, the event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds. The YoungArts New York Gala will be emceed by former Gossip Girl and The Knick actress Zuzanna Szadkowski (1997 Winner in Theater and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), and will feature an elegant reception and seated dinner by Restaurant Associates. Throughout the evening, a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes will be directed by YoungArts alumni Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), featuring soul singer and songwriter Grace Weber (2006 Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), jazz singer, songwriter and bassist Kate Davis (2009 Winner in Jazz and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), R&B/pop singer and songwriter and The Voice Season 8 Top 5 contestant India Carney (2011 Winner in Theater, Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), modern dancer Javon Jones (2016 Winner in Dance and inaugural Max Mara Young Visionary Award recipient) alongside four recent YoungArts dance alumni, and more. (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Begins Next MonthPEN World Voices Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 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...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices FestivalArtists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

Storytelling Nonprofit The Moth to Honor Aziz Ansari at 20th Anniversary 'Moth Ball' This JuneStorytelling Nonprofit The Moth to Honor Aziz Ansari at 20th Anniversary 'Moth Ball' This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth today announced details for their annual fundraising gala, The Moth Ball. (more...)

The Moth To Honor Aziz Ansari At The 20th Anniversary Moth BallThe Moth To Honor Aziz Ansari At The 20th Anniversary Moth Ball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

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75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 LineupPEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces the complete line-up of its annual PEN World Voices International Play Festival, running May 1, 2 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York), and Sunday, May 7 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New, New York). (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha CarringtonYoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)

Nationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins TodayNationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has announced that applications to become a 2018 YoungArts Winner will be accepted beginning today, March 15 through October 13, 2017. YoungArts identifies and nurtures the nation's most accomplished emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts between the ages of 15 and 18 or in high school grades 10-12. One of the most comprehensive programs dedicated to supporting and propelling young artists, YoungArts provides opportunities to participate in its programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, monetary awards, including prizes of up to $10,000, the chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their professional and artistic goals. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit applications online at http://www.youngarts.org/apply.  (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha BeePEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha Bee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

PEN America has announced that leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, followed by a conversation with comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee on the closing night of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year the thirteenth annual Festival, taking place in New York from May 1-7, will address some of the vital issues of the Trump era, with a special focus on the fractious relationship between gender and power. At a moment of historic threats to freedom and truth, Ms. Gessen and Ms. Bee, both activists in their own rights, will speak to Gessen's experience with Russian censorship and suppression of dissent, and parallels between the current administration and other authoritarian regimes. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New SeasonLyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Hip Hop Mogul Jay Z to Produce Film Version of IN THE HEIGHTSHip Hop Mogul Jay Z to Produce Film Version of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2017

Hip hop mogul Jay Z will be among the producers of the highly anticipated film version of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

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...)

YoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program TonightYoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) recently 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...)

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