Salman Rushdie News

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival. Founded and chaired by Salman Rushdie for a decade, the Festival brings together writers and public intellectuals from around the globe to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues central to individual rights and freedoms. (more...)

Lebanese Theater Artist Rabih Mroue to Return to the US with 33 RPM AND A FEW SECONDS, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122 present the New York City premiere of 33 RPM and a Few Seconds, a brave new work by Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroue and Lina Saneh, as part of the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival. A multi-media theater performance devoid of actors, 33 RPM and a Few Seconds reconstructs the final moments of a life after the suicide of a young Lebanese man. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harvey Fierstein, Sheldon Harnick & More Take Part in Public Theater's AN EVENING WITH TEVYA AND CHAVA Forum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Last night at Joe's Pub at The Public, Harvey Fierstein, who played a celebrated Tevye in the 2004 revival of Fiddler; Fiddler on the Roof co-creator Sheldon Harnick; original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; renowned Yiddish theatermaker Jenny Romaine; Taniesha Duggan, Director of Audience Engagement of Hartbeat Ensemble; andAlisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders, discussed how successive generations of storytellers used Sholom-Alechem's characters to reflect changing concerns about family, identity, and more. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of March 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of March 17, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of March 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of March 17, 2014! (more...)

Public Theater Continues Forum Series with Sarah Lewis, Jose Rivera & Carrie Mae Weems, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Public Theater will continue its Spring Public Forum series with an exciting new Public Forum Solo, SARAH LEWIS: PICTURES AND PROGRESS, on Monday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Member tickets are on sale now. Single tickets, starting at $25, go on sale Wednesday, March 12 and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Art Institute Chicago Presents Two Solo Exhibitions from Indian Contemporary Women Artists, Dayanita Singh and Nilima Sheikh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

In the coming weeks, the Art Institute will present two solo exhibitions devoted to the illuminating work of two contemporary women artists from India: Dayanita Singh and Nilima Sheikh. Though pursuing radically different projects—the life of eunuch Mona Ahmed in Delhi and the contested valley of Kashmir—these artists represent the vitality and diversity of contemporary art in India. The work of photographer Dayanita Singh will be on view in Gallery 292 through June 1, 2014, and Nilima Sheikh: Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams will be presented from March 8 through May 18, 2014 in Galleries 182–184. (more...)

Two Female Contemporary Indian Artists Featured in First Exhibitions at Art Institute
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

In the coming weeks, the Art Institute will present two solo exhibitions devoted to the illuminating work of two contemporary women artists from India: Dayanita Singh and Nilima Sheikh. Though pursuing radically different projects-the life of eunuch Mona Ahmed in Delhi and the contested valley of Kashmir-these artists represent the vitality and diversity of contemporary art in India. The work of photographer Dayanita Singh will be on view in Gallery 292 through June 1, 2014, and Nilima Sheikh: Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams will be presented from March 8 through May 18, 2014 in Galleries 182-184. (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS
by TV Scoop - Mar 06, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW Blog: Lessons from My Father
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Feb 20, 2014

Today is my dad's birthday. As a father myself now, I think of him daily and nightly as I have my hands full with twin three-year-old boys and running a theatre company. I mostly consider how often he went without being thanked by me when I was a child. He did an awful lot I am thankful for now. (more...)

medici.tv to Stream Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera from Madrid, Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Month in and month out, medici.tv takes music lovers to one-of-a-kind concert happenings around the world - the next best thing to being there. The next great medici.tv experience is tomorrow, Friday, February 7, at 2pm EST, with the live webcast of Charles Wuorinen's opera Brokeback Mountain, in its much-anticipated premiere production at Madrid's Teatro Real. Wuorinen, the 75-year-old composer who has both a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur 'genius' grant to his credit, based his opera on the short story of the same name by fellow Pulitzer-winner Annie Proulx, who also penned the libretto (her first). The heartbreaking story of a complex emotional-sexual relationship between two Wyoming cowboys over 20 years starting in 1963 earned wide renown in Ang Lee's 2005 film version, which won three Academy Awards among many other international prizes. The New York Times first-night review of the Madrid production called Wuorinen's opera 'a serious work, an impressive achievement,' praising the 'intricate, vibrantly orchestrated and often brilliant score that conveys the oppressiveness of the forces that defeat these two men.' The review also described the stage production by Belgian director Ivo van Hove as 'starkly beautiful,' with the conducting by Titus Engel drawing 'a pulsing, incisive performance' from the orchestra. The opera stars Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and American tenor Tom Randle as the closeted ranch hands Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist. The Times review pointed out: 'The cast, to a member, embraces every chance to maximize every lyrical bit in the vocal writing.' (more...)

Theatre Passe Muraille to Present SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, 2/15-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) will present Same Same But Different by Anita Majumdar. Co-produced by TPM and the Alberta Theatre Projects in association with Nightswimming, the production highlights prejudices that are sometimes hidden under the colourful facade of Bollywood films. Combining the glamour of Bollywood music, dance and glitter, Same Same But Different is directed by Nightswimming Artistic Director Brian Quirt, starring Majumdar, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia and the voice of Reza Jacobs, on stage at the TPM Mainspace (16 Ryerson Ave.) from Feb. 15 to Mar. 8, 2014. (more...)

Madrid's Teatro Real to Present BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN World Premiere,Today-Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Under the direction of Gerard Mortier, the Teatro Real is fast becoming one of the world's most innovative and exciting opera houses. With eight performances scheduled for early 2014-January 29 to February 11-Teatro Real will mount the first-ever production of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. (more...)

Joe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop Wall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, will play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Since the announcement, there has been speculation as to whether the show, which ran for 3 years on Broadway, will make it to the infamous wall of flops at Joe Allen (326 West 46th Street). (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Open at Steve Wynn's Encore Theatre in Las Vegas?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Now according to the Las Vegas Sun, Wynn is making space for the musical at the Encore Theatre. Robin Leach writes: 'I can safely confirm Steve's "very serious interest" in moving the high-flying spectacular to open in his Encore Theater in a year, but nothing is apparently yet signed and sealed. He's prepared to financially back its revamped version, adding incredible, stunning Las Vegas elements to the extravaganza.' (more...)

Steve Wynn to Host SPIDER-MAN in Las Vegas?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Now according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Casino executive Steve Wynn is currently in meetings to host the production. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Launch Arena Tour in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. In a recent interview with Billboard, producer Michael Cohl chatted about the big transfer. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Has Offers from Russia, Germany & Japan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

In yesterday's New York Post, Michael Cohl, the producer of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK opened up to Michael Riedel about the recent news that the show will be closing down in January. (more...)

Update: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Sets Jan. 4, 2014 Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Additional information on the upcoming Las Vegas production will be announced in the weeks to come. SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is currently the 16th highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having taken in more than $200 million at the box office. The show has been seen by approximately two million fans, and will have played 1,268 performances by the time it takes its final bow at the Foxwoods Theatre. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Set for Public Forum Drama Club's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER,12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Public Theater announced that Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon has joined the December Public Forum Drama Club event, The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder, on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub. In Public Forum Drama Club, authors, musicians, journalists, scholars, and actors come together to give onstage readings of one-act plays that have some special resonance in our lives today. Each reading concludes with a discussion of the hard questions that the play raises about our politics, our culture, and the way we live now. (more...)

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