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Jewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday WorkshopsJewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Jewish Museum is presenting a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families every Monday in July, inspired by works on view in its current slate of exhibitions. These workshops are FREE with museum admission. (more...)

Theatre Asylum to Present FORNES x 2, 5/30-6/14Theatre Asylum to Present FORNES x 2, 5/30-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

 Theatre Asylum presents FORNES x 2 which premieres a new adaptation linking together two one-act plays by renowned multi Obie-Award winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes. Directed by Theatre Asylum Artistic Director Jennifer H. Capraru as a site-specific, immersive experience set in and reflecting Kensington Market, FORNES x 2 opens Saturday, May 30 and runs to Sunday, June 14 (previews May 28, 29) at 213 Augusta Avenue, a hidden, multi-roomed, underground space. (more...)

Chantal Joffe's Portraits of Influential 20th Century Women to Fill Jewish Museum LobbyChantal Joffe's Portraits of Influential 20th Century Women to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Beginning May 1, two walls of the Jewish Museum's lobby will be filled with 34 new portraits by the London-based painter Chantal Joffe. This body of work explores Jewish women of the twentieth century, focusing on those who made major contributions to art, literature, philosophy, and politics - including Diane Arbus, Nancy Spero, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. (more...)

Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Company With LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, 4/28-5/17Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Company With LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, 4/28-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Abrons Arts Center and 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. are pleased to present the world premiere of Sibyl Kempson's Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag (April 28-May 17), a musical meditation on the slippery nature of the photographic image. (more...)

Chantal Joffe Portraits to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby, Begin. 5/1Chantal Joffe Portraits to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Beginning May 1, two walls of the Jewish Museum's lobby will be filled with over 30 new portraits by the London-based painter Chantal Joffe. This body of work explores Jewish women of the twentieth century, focusing on those who made major contributions to art, literature, philosophy, and politics - including Diane Arbus, Nancy Spero, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. Portraits of these women and others will be hung salon-style across two walls of the lobby. Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Chantal Joffe will be on view from May 1 through October 18, 2015. (more...)

Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Theatre Company 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., 4/6Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Theatre Company 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Join us for a day with American mercurial and shape shifting playwright Sibyl Kempson for the official and spiritual launch of her latest adventure: her brand new theatre company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. on Monday, April 6 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at The Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY. (more...)

Cal Humanities to Showcase Films from California Documentary Project on Virgin AmericaCal Humanities to Showcase Films from California Documentary Project on Virgin America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Cal Humanities is pleased to announce that three award-winning films from the California Documentary Project will be presented on Virgin America airlines from April through June 2015 as part of the SkyFest independent film showcase: THE CASE AGAINST 8, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG, and THE LAST SEASON. (more...)

BIRDMAN, ANNIE, INTO THE WOODS Among 2015 GALECA AWARD NomineesBIRDMAN, ANNIE, INTO THE WOODS Among 2015 GALECA AWARD Nominees
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Each year, GALECA honors its picks for the year's finest in film and television, from mainstream to gaystream, with its annual Dorian Awards. Presented each February, the Dorians are named with a nod to the great and gay wit Oscar Wilde. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THISBWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THIS
by Brendan Drake - Dec 22, 2014

Last weekend New York Live Arts hosted the premier of Neil Greenberg's This, a full length work taking inspiration from Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation. (more...)

HBO Premieres REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG TonightHBO Premieres REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Passionate and gracefully outspoken, Susan Sontag was a prominent literary, political and feminist icon. As a critic, novelist, teacher, filmmaker, activist and iconoclast, her love of learning and examinations of cultural and political ideas made her both a compelling public figure and a significant 20th-century critic. A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world. (more...)

HBO to Premiere REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG, 12/9HBO to Premiere REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Passionate and gracefully outspoken, Susan Sontag was a prominent literary, political and feminist icon. As a critic, novelist, teacher, filmmaker, activist and iconoclast, her love of learning and examinations of cultural and political ideas made her both a compelling public figure and a significant 20th-century critic. A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service to Premiere New Work at NYTW Next FallElevator Repair Service to Premiere New Work at NYTW Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the world premiere of a new play from its acclaimed Company-in-Residence Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury, The Select, Gatz) to premiere in Fall 2015. (more...)

Beta Launch of ForbesBark.com: A different type of Crowd-Sourcing Pet CareBeta Launch of ForbesBark.com: A different type of Crowd-Sourcing Pet Care
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

ForbesBark.com is a community of responsible Pet Owners and Animal Lovers who provide crowd-sourcing, quid pro quo pet care services. Finding a member of the community who will board the family pets has never been easier. Payment for that help is simply a matter of paying it forward or returning the favor. There is no daily rate to worry about. (more...)

HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Directed by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT profiles the provocative and influential publication The New York Review of Books (more...)

HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Directed by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT profiles the provocative and influential publication The New York Review of Books (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Announces Lineup for 100th Anniversary SeasonAbrons Arts Center Announces Lineup for 100th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2014HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. (more...)

HBO Announces Second Half of 2014 Documentary ScheduleHBO Announces Second Half of 2014 Documentary Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. Among the new films to debut in the weekly slot are Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's THE NEWBURGH STING, an inside look at the rarely told story of the FBI's involvement in a homegrown terror case, Jeremiah Zagar's CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART, a look at the first trial televised gavel-to-gavel and the media circus surrounding it, Steve Buscemi's A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY, showing what it's like to work in one of the most demanding fire departments in the world, HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA, the searing story of a group that terrorizes gay men and women, and a holiday family special SAVING MY TOMORROW: KIDS CARE FOR THE PLANET, spotlighting young environmental activists. (more...)

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE to Play Hollywood Fringe, 6/6-28THE CONDUCT OF LIFE to Play Hollywood Fringe, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE traverses the volatile relationships and status woes of Orlando, an ambitious climbing lieutenant commander, his vigorous and trusting wife, Leticia, and their collection of servants, friends and/or prisoners. In this dark, gritty exploration of how people live complicit with an improvident government, we witness five characters use sex, violence, power, class struggle, and their own humanity to feed The Beast. (more...)

The Vagrancy Presents THE CONDUCT OF LIFE, Now thru 6/28The Vagrancy Presents THE CONDUCT OF LIFE, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Conduct Of Life traverses the volatile relationships and status woes of Orlando, an ambitious climbing lieutenant commander, his vigorous and trusting wife, Leticia, and their collection of servants, friends and/or prisoners. In this dark, gritty exploration of how people live complicit with an improvident government, we witness five characters use sex, violence, power, class struggle, and their own humanity to feed The Beast. (more...)

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