William Blake News

Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival Continues for 14th Year with FROM SCREEN TO SCORE, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Pacific Symphony's critically-acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF) continues for the 14th year with "From Screen to Score: New Concert Music by Famous Film Composers"-who happen to be four of today's biggest Hollywood heavy-hitters: John Williams ("Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T., the Extra Terrestrial"), Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," "Hugo"), James Horner ("Titanic," "Star Trek," "Apollo 13") and Elliot Goldenthal ("Alien 3," "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin"). Together, these iconic composers boast 11 Oscars and countless billions of box office dollars. They also hold the ironic position of simultaneously being the most-heard orchestral composers ever (the soundtrack for "Titanic" sold 30 million copies), yet their music is the least performed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 08, 2014


2014 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS & IDEAS to Feature US Premiere of THE EVENTS, TRACES and More, 6/14-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2014, taking place from June 14 to 28 in New Haven, Connecticut. The theme for the Festival's 19th annual event is Transformation & Tradition, gathering together artists and thinkers who have drawn from the past in order to imagine the future in ways that are startling, bold, and exciting. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents WILLIAM BLAKE, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The National Gallery of Victoria will showcase its acclaimed William Blake collection, providing the first opportunity in fifteen years to see more than 100 works by Blake including spectacular watercolours, single prints and illustrated books. Especially rich in the representation of the artist's late years, the NGV Collection boasts 36 of the 102 watercolours illustrating The Divine Comedy by Dante, the largest number of works from this celebrated series held by any gallery in the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards with Linda Lavin, Cady Huffman & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Mary Lahti, Billie Roe & More Take Home 2014 Mac Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Art of the Real & Jim Jarmusch
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Film Society of Lincoln Center to present Art of the Real & Jim Jarmusch (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place tonight, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, has announced the nominees for the 2014 MAC Awards. Winners in twenty-five categories will be voted by the MAC membership by anonymous ballot and announced at the MAC Awards Gala on March 27th at BB King's Blue Club in Times Square at: 237 W. 42 St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets start at $50.00. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents WILLIAM BLAKE, 4/4-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The National Gallery of Victoria will showcase its acclaimed William Blake collection, providing the first opportunity in fifteen years to see more than 100 works by Blake including spectacular watercolours, single prints and illustrated books. Especially rich in the representation of the artist's late years, the NGV Collection boasts 36 of the 102 watercolours illustrating The Divine Comedy by Dante, the largest number of works from this celebrated series held by any gallery in the world. (more...)

Stephanie McKay, Greg Proops, Murray Hill's Oscar Party and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 24-March 5, will feature: Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini, Dawn Landes, Greg Laswell, Henry Wagons, The Hot Sardines, Ramya Ramana, The Greg Proops Chat Show, Schoolhouse Rock, Murray Hill Oscars Party, Kelly Joe Phelps, Shirve Alive, Queen of the Beatniks, Gia Mora & Einstein's Girl, Juan Perro and the Employee of the Month Show. Details belo (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater to Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place on Tuesday, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. And Dee Dee Bridgewater, who recently starred as Billie Holiday in the acclaimed Off-Broadway play 'Lady Day' and who can be listened to twice weekly in her own programs on the all-jazz nonprofit radio station WBGO, will present Amy Niles, acting president and CEO of the Newark-based station, with its award. (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Erin Markey, Pete Seeger Sing Along and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 17-26, will feature performances by: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Cabaret Awards, Erin Markey, Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini and Dawn Landes. Scroll down for details! (more...)

John Shea to Play the President in New TNT Action-Drama Pilot AGENT X
by TV News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

TVGuide reports that John Shea (Lois & Clark) will star opposite Sharon Stone in TNT's upcoming action-drama pilot AGENT X. He will play the President of the United States. (more...)

FirstWorks to Kick Off 10th Year with Martha Redbone Roots Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

FirstWorks brings Martha Redbone Roots Project and music that chronicles the cross-roads of American experience to Providence to kick-off the organization's 10th year of presenting world-class performing arts and education programs. Hailed as 'Americana's next superstar', Redbone soulfully fuses her Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American heritage in a vibrant gumbo of funk and R&B. A live public performance at Aurora, a new cabaret lounge and art space in downtown Providence, featuring selections from Redbone's latest album 'Garden of Love-Songs for William Blake' will cap a two-day FirstWorks Arts Learning residency program engaging K-12 and university students from Rhode Island schools. (more...)

RADIANT BABY Returns to the Public Theater for One Night Only, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

To celebrate the continuing work of the company that brought William Blake's ECHOES OF ETTA to Joe's Pub, this electric joyride into the life of famed artist Keith Haring returns to the Public Theater in a fresh, re-imagined approach, Theatre C style. In this version, the audience members are the guests to the grand Party of Life in 1990, celebrating Haring's body of work. The event abruptly transforms into an unexpected journey down the rabbit hole of his existence. As we go on this raging ride, we face the joys, obsessions, inspirations, and addictions that defined Haring's short yet unparalleled life, from unassuming art nerd to superstar maestro and activist. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Karen Akers, Charles Busch & More Perform at Nightlife Benefit Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 30, 2014

Winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards and Special Guest Stars joined together to celebrate New York Nightlife earlier this week at The Town Hall. Special Guest Stars included Stephanie J. Block. Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin, Tony Nominee Jason Robert Brown, Recording and Concert Artist Nellie McKay, and the show's Three-Time Emmy Award-winning host, Bruce Vilanch. broadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 Nightlife Awards with Stephanie J. Block, Jason Robert Brown & More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 28, 2014

Winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards and Special Guest Stars joined together to celebrate New York Nightlife on Monday, January 27th at 7 PM at The Town Hall. Special guest stars included Stephanie J. Block. Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin, Tony Nominee Jason Robert Brown, Recording and Concert Artist Nellie McKay, and the show's Three-Time Emmy Award-winning host, Bruce Vilanch. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 28, 2014

Winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards and Special Guest Stars joined together to celebrate New York Nightlife on Monday, January 27th at 7 PM at The Town Hall. Special Guest Stars included Stephanie J. Block. Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin, Tony Nominee Jason Robert Brown, Recording and Concert Artist Nellie McKay, and the show's Three-Time Emmy Award-winning host, Bruce Vilanch. Check out a look behind the scenes below! (more...)

Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Sharon Stone to Star in New TNT Action-Drama Pilot AGENT X
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone (Casino) has signed to play the Vice President of the United States in TNT's new action-drama pilot Agent X (working title). (more...)

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