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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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street MuralBWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street Mural
by Barry Kostrinsky - Aug 18, 2014

Hop on the 4 or the D train and travel north young men and woman to see art in the South Bronx. No, that's not a typo, I did not mean to say go see the Yankees. Like many inner cities including Detroit, the Bronx is best known for high crime, poor health condition and low test scores; However these inner cities are also the breeding ground for countless innovative film makers, music makers, visual artists and thought provoking thinkers. The why and how the tough conditions of these neighborhoods breeds an aesthetic flourishing is perplexing to figure out. (more...)

Books-A-Million Offers Hachette Book Group Books Online RetailBooks-A-Million Offers Hachette Book Group Books Online Retail
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Books-A-Million, Inc. (BAMM) today announced that it continues to proudly sell all Hachette Book Group titles. Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher who's bestselling authors include David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Chelsea Handler, Brad Meltzer, Stephenie Meyer, Joel Osteen, James Patterson, David Sedaris, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Scott Turow, Brent Weeks, Tom Wolfe and many, many more. (more...)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Comedy NEIGHBORS Out TodayOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack to Comedy NEIGHBORS Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Atlantic Records announces the release of 'NEIGHBORS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK),' the musical companion to Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The album arrives at all DSPs today, April 29th; Neighbors arrives in theatres nationwide on May 9th. (more...)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Upcoming Comedy NEIGHBORS Out 4/29Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Upcoming Comedy NEIGHBORS Out 4/29
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Atlantic Records announced today the release of 'NEIGHBORS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK),' the musical companion to Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The album arrives at all DSPs on April 29th; Neighbors arrives in theatres nationwide on May 9th. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. TonightJillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from tonight, February 4 - 9, 2014. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Launches 28th Season with SALINGERTHIRTEEN's American Masters Launches 28th Season with SALINGER
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger, premiering nationally tonight, January 21, 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS (more...)

American Masters Launches 200th Episode Featuring Exclusive Director's Cut of J.D. Salinger TonightAmerican Masters Launches 200th Episode Featuring Exclusive Director's Cut of J.D. Salinger Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger,premiering nationally tonight, January 21, 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Air 15 Additional Minutes of SALINGER Documentary Not Seen in Theaters, TodayTHIRTEEN's American Masters to Air 15 Additional Minutes of SALINGER Documentary Not Seen in Theaters, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Launch 28th Season w/ SALINGERTHIRTEEN's American Masters to Launch 28th Season w/ SALINGER
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger, premiering nationally Tuesday, January 21, 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Norton Talks 'Catcher in the Rye' for PBS's SALINGERVIDEO: Ed Norton Talks 'Catcher in the Rye' for PBS's SALINGER
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Below, watch exclusive outtakes from the film including superfan Edward Norton's analysis of The Catcher in the Rye (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

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