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BWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIEBWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIE
by Roger Catlin - May 4, 2016

Ten years of planning and $10 million in production costs couldn't prevent the Washington National Opera from pleasing all the gods in its ambitious staging of all four operas in Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. (more...)

Aurora Extends West Coast Premiere of THE HOW AND THE WHYAurora Extends West Coast Premiere of THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment, Showtime's The Affair) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the previously extended run dates. Originally extended through May 8, THE HOW AND THE WHY now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 10, 7pm; Wednesday, May 11, 8pm; Thursday, May 12, 8pm; Friday, May 13, 8pm; Saturday, May 14, 8pm; Sunday, May 15, 2pm; Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Wednesday, May 18, 8pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($35-45) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HOW AND THE WHY, 3/18-5/8Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HOW AND THE WHY, 3/18-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play, featuring Nancy Carlin (The Monster-Builder, Hysteria, Benefactors) and Martha Brigham (San Francisco Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). The third fully staged production to be performed at the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage, THE HOW AND THE WHY plays March 18 through May 8 at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets ($35-45) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Art Students League of NY Host Panel on Art and Influence of Al Hirschfeld TonightArt Students League of NY Host Panel on Art and Influence of Al Hirschfeld Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. Tonight, September 29, at 6:30PM, The Art Students League of New York (215 W 57th Street) will host a discussion on the art and influence of perhaps the most popular graphic artist of the 20th century. (more...)

Art Students League of NY to Host Panel on Art and Influence of Al Hirschfeld, 9/29Art Students League of NY to Host Panel on Art and Influence of Al Hirschfeld, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. On September 29, at 6:30PM, The Art Students League of New York (215 W 57th Street) will host a discussion on the art and influence of perhaps the most popular graphic artist of the 20th century. (more...)

Process Studio Theatre to Present BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES: THE OPERAProcess Studio Theatre to Present BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES: THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Process Studio Theatre presents the first theatrical adaptation of Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe's epic satirical novel of greed-soaked, ego-fueled New York City, on October 9th and 10th at New York's El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio! With music by Stefania de Kenessey and a libretto and direction by Michael Bergmann, this witty and incisive new opera takes on the universal socioeconomic tensions of New York City with high drama and unforgettable lyrical satire. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

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Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Arnold ScaasiPhoto Flash: Remembering Arnold Scaasi
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the rich and famous, died yesterday, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. We remember the iconic fashion designer below: (more...)

El Teatro Presents BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES: THE OPERA, October 9-10th 2015El Teatro Presents BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES: THE OPERA, October 9-10th 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The very first theatrical adaptation of Tom Wolfe's era-defining novel hits the stage this October 9th and 10th at New York's El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio! With music by Stefania de Kenessey and a libretto and direction by Michael Bergmann, this new opera, as large in scope as New York itself, takes on the universal socioeconomic tensions of the island that is home to both Wall Street and Harlem. (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now AvailableTHE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (more...)

New-York Historical Society Celebrates Al Hirschfeld with New Book, Out TodayNew-York Historical Society Celebrates Al Hirschfeld with New Book, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring and summer, Hirschfeld is being celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out TodayTHE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (more...)

Review Roundup: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth, Opens at Classic StageReview Roundup: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth, Opens at Classic Stage
by Review Roundups - Jun 18, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), and directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). The show opens tonight, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 10, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (more...)

New-York Historical Society Celebrates Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Opening TodayNew-York Historical Society Celebrates Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHYAurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the original run dates. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play about which the Washington Post said, "brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream." (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, ANNIE Among Nominees for 5th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors AwardsINTO THE WOODS, ANNIE Among Nominees for 5th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Nominations for the 5th ANNUAL GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS AWARDS were announced today. The awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 21 at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. (more...)

Review Roundup: DISGRACED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: DISGRACED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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