William S. Burroughs News

Burrough Festival WSB100 Set for Incubator Arts Project this April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

WSB100 is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's preeminent avant garde literary iconoclast: William S. Burroughs, writer of Naked Lunch, Queer, Junky, and many other experimental works of great American literature. Provocative, disturbing, and exciting as the artist himself, WSB100 and Incubator Arts hosts a series of original world premiere performances in honor of the legendary mindbending troublemaker himself. (more...)

'The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love' Released As eBook
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

RosettaBooks has released three Oscar Hijuelos works as eBooks, including The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, for which he was the first Latino to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1990, Our House in the Last World, and The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. Oscar Hijuelos recently died at age 62, a huge loss to American literature. (more...)

The Stars Come Out for Online Holiday Auction Today to Stop NYU's Expansion Plan!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Modine, Edward Norton, Cynthia Nixon, John Leguizamo, Padma Lakshmi, Bianca Jagger, Philip Glass, Bill Moyers, Fran Lebowitz, Art Spiegelman, Joel Grey, Kathleen Chalfant and Many Others Now Join Forces to Help Save the Village from NYU's Expansion Plan, with Gala Holiday Online Auction; Actor Modine Blasts NYU as 'Bullying, Land-Grabbing Scrooge' (more...)

Playboy Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of Stunning Pictorials and Journalistic Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Playboy magazine officially kicked off its year-long 60 th anniversary celebration today with the release of the magazine's highly anticipated January/February 2014 double issue, featuring Kate Moss in an unprecedented 18-page pictorial and cover appearance photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and The Loose Cattle Band, Our Lady J & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

This week (Nov. 27 - Dec.1), Joe's Pub wil feature INNA BARMASH, MICHAEL CERVERIS, CARL HANCOCK RUX, MIKE VIOLA, PIERCE TURNER, OUR LADY J, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, KENNY ENDO AND KAORU WATANABE'S CONVERGENCE, and JOEY ARIAS. (more...)

Charles Plymell Featured at NYC's Jefferson Market Library Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Poet and novelist, Charles Plymell, will read from his new book 'Benzedrine Highway' at NYC's historic Jefferson Market Library (425 Sixth Ave.) tonight, November 8 at 7:30 pm. Plymell will be introduced by Warhol ally, poet, artist and photographer Gerard Malanga. (more...)

Charles Plymell Featured at NYC's Jefferson Market Library, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Poet and novelist, Charles Plymell, will read from his new book 'Benzedrine Highway' at NYC's historic Jefferson Market Library (425 Sixth Ave.) on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. Plymell will be introduced by Warhol ally, poet, artist and photographer Gerard Malanga. (more...)

Anna von Hausswolff Announces First U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Finally, audiences in major U.S. cities will have an opportunity to experience singer / pianist Anna von Hausswolff's striking and deeply felt music live. (more...)

REDCAT to Present 10th Annual New Original Works Festival, 7/25-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

This July REDCAT launches its tenth annual New Original Works Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists making work for the stage. Featuring nine new original works by regional dance, theater, music and multimedia artists, this year's festival will be held July 25, 2013 through August 10, 2013 with three distinct programs over three consecutive weekends. Individual tickets are $18 with student discounts available; a Festival Pass is available for $36, and offers audiences a chance to experience the full breadth of vision that is NOW. (more...)

REDCAT Presents 10th Annual New Original Works Festival, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

This July REDCAT launches its tenth annual New Original Works Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists making work for the stage. Featuring nine new original works by regional dance, theater, music and multimedia artists, this year's festival will be held today, July 25, 2013 through August 10, 2013 with three distinct programs over three consecutive weekends. Individual tickets are $18 with student discounts available; a Festival Pass is available for $36, and offers audiences a chance to experience the full breadth of vision that is NOW. (more...)

REDCAT to Present 10th Annual New Original Works Festival, 7/25-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

This July REDCAT launches its tenth annual New Original Works Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists making work for the stage. Featuring nine new original works by regional dance, theater, music and multimedia artists, this year's festival will be held July 25, 2013 through August 10, 2013 with three distinct programs over three consecutive weekends. Individual tickets are $18 with student discounts available; a Festival Pass is available for $36, and offers audiences a chance to experience the full breadth of vision that is NOW. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from New Line Theatre's BUKOWSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2013

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 22nd season now through June 22, 2013, with the regional premiere of one of the most outrageous shows the company has ever produced. With book and lyrics by Spencer Green and Gary Stockdale, and music by Stockdale, BUKOWSICAL is a wacky, high-energy - and gleefully adult - musical comedy, an ironic and insightful 21st-century reboot of the classic American musical comedy, exploring the intersection between sex, drugs, booze, and art, all through the life story of the great American novelist and poet Charles Bukowski. BroadwayWorld has new shots of the cast in action below! (more...)

KRISPY CRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT Plays Cutting Ball Theater, Now thru 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater concludes its 14th season with the World Premiere of KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT, San Francisco playwright Andrew Saito's poetic portrayal of the heart of the city in the spirit of Alan Ginsburg's Howl, William S. Burroughs, and the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose, KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT dazzles with sublime, surreal language and images fit for a Dali painting in a play about love and longing in the neglected neighborhoods of a fictional city. (more...)

KRISPY CRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT to Play Cutting Ball Theater, 5/17-6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater concludes its 14th season with the World Premiere of KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT, San Francisco playwright Andrew Saito's poetic portrayal of the heart of the city in the spirit of Alan Ginsburg's Howl, William S. Burroughs, and the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose, KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT dazzles with sublime, surreal language and images fit for a Dali painting in a play about love and longing in the neglected neighborhoods of a fictional city. (more...)

Ron Collins and David Skover's MANIA Chronicles Cultural Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

From the highly acclaimed authors of The Trials of Lenny Bruce, Ron Collins and David Skover's Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution (Top Five Books; 3/1/2013; $26.00) tells the mad, manic, drug-and-sex-fueled story of the writers and artists who shaped the cultural revolution that followed-Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and the others in their circle who rebelled against every norm society had to offer. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's 14th Season Will Conclude With KRISPY CRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater concludes its 14th season with the World Premiere of KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT, San Francisco playwright Andrew Saito's poetic portrayal of the heart of the city in the spirit of Alan Ginsburg's Howl, William S. Burroughs, and the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose directs KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT, featuring Felicia Benefield, Wiley Namen Strasser, David Sinaiko, Marjorie Crump-Shears, Mimu Tsuimara, Maura Halloran, Caleb Caberera, and Drew Wolfe, May 17 through June 16 (Press opening: May 23) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Presents Grit, Graft & Grandeur: The Bowery, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will present Grit, Graft & Grandeur: The Bowery, a walking tour with Eric Ferrara on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM. Meeting at the southeast corner of Centre and Worth Streets, this two-hour walking tour explores the Bowery, one of the most important thoroughfares of New York City's Lower East Side, as well as the historic neighborhood known as Five Points. Often associated with its 20th century reputation as 'Skid Row,' this under-appreciated avenue was also once one of the most fashionable addresses in New York and is now a quickly gentrifying artery of the East Village. Ferrara, founder of the Lower East Side History Project and a fourth-generation Lower East Sider, discusses the Bowery's history, evolution and its place in New York City today. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Will Conclude Season With KRISPY CRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater concludes its 14th season with the World Premiere of KRISPY KRITTERS IN THE SCARLETT NIGHT, San Francisco playwright Andrew Saito's poetic portrayal of the heart of the city in the spirit of Alan Ginsburg's Howl, William S. Burroughs, and the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

BWW TV: Trailer Released for FERLINGHETTI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2013

In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts a sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti, made over the course of a decade, touch upon events that began to unfold in postwar America. These events include the publication of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, as well as the divisive events of the Vietnam war and the sexual revolution. Since its inception in 1953, Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore quickly became an iconic literary institution that embodied social change and literary freedom. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Dennis Hopper, Billy Collins, Dave Eggers, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure, Amiri Baraka, Bob Dylan, Robert Scheer, and more. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Announces $166,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2013

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater announces that the company has been awarded a grant for $166,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year residency for resident playwright Andrew Saito. The grant will give Saito a full time salary and health benefits at Cutting Ball for the entire three years, with options to receive additional developmental funds. The grant is Cutting Ball's largest grant to date. (more...)

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