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Dood Paard to Present BOTOX ANGELSDood Paard to Present BOTOX ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

From Dood Paard ('Dead Horse') Theatre in Amsterdam comes 'Botox Angels,' a play about militant female sexuality which is abundant in sultry dialogue, jealousy and emotional violence. Three clownish lesbian characters, named Swift, Cocky and Deedee, negotiate shifting power relationships, juggle dildos and fake breasts, play dress-up games and cross swords about men, breast reductions, philosphy versus banality and emotion versus rationality. Written by Rob de Graaf, translated into English by Paul Evans, it is performed by Ellen Goemans, Janneke Remmers and Manja Topper, all from Holland. La MaMa presents the work's American premiere June 25 to 28, coinciding with Gay Pride Weekend. (more...)

Amsterdam's BOTOX ANGELS Coming to La MaMa During Pride WeekendAmsterdam's BOTOX ANGELS Coming to La MaMa During Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

†From Dood Paard ('Dead Horse') Theatre in Amsterdam comes 'Botox Angels,' a play about militant female sexuality which is abundant in sultry dialogue, jealousy and emotional violence.† Three clownish lesbian characters, named Swift, Cocky and Deedee, negotiate shifting power relationships, juggle dildos and fake breasts, play dress-up games and cross swords about men, breast reductions, philosphy versus banality and emotion versus rationality.† Written by Rob de Graaf, translated into English by Paul Evans, it is performed by Ellen Goemans, Janneke Remmers and Manja Topper, all from Holland.† La MaMa presents the work's American premiere June 25 to 28, coinciding with Gay Pride Weekend. (more...)

Ocean Galleries Presents The Art of John Lennon, 6/18Ocean Galleries Presents The Art of John Lennon, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Ocean Galleries is honored to present an exhibition of the extraordinary works of John Lennon. An unparalleled collection, 'The Art of John Lennon' will be on exhibit and available for acquisition from Thursday, June 18 through Monday, June 22, 2015, with Ocean Galleries open daily from 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM. Special receptions with the Collection Curator, Lynne Clifford, will take place from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 21. Ms. Clifford, an authority on the artwork of John Lennon, will be in the gallery and available to the public; speaking on the exhibited works and providing insight into the history and stories behind the artwork. All events are complimentary and open to the public. Ms. Yoko Ono Lennon, who created the program, had the specific intent of helping local non-profit organizations in each city the exhibit visits. As such, Ocean Galleries will be asking guests to make a $5 or more donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. In his art, John Lennon, the legendary musician, songwriter, poet, philosopher, and artist, delivered a consistent message - peace and love. Art was actually his first love, as he began drawing long before he owned a guitar. John Lennon's artwork celebrates human love and communication - two themes at the heart of his contribution to the art of the twentieth century. His iconic Self-Portrait image has become the cornerstone of the collection. These posthumous, limited edition prints are adapted from Lennon's original drawings. The art has been selected from rare archival sketches and is representative of his whimsical and thought provoking imagery. Each print is reproduced utilizing the sophisticated and detailed standards typical for archival fine art printing processes, guided, approved, and hand-signed by Yoko Ono. In many ways, John Lennon was truly a renaissance man whose insights and perspective helped shape the sensibility of the contemporary mind. Born John Winston Lennon on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England, he died tragically on December 8, 1980. He married Yoko Ono at Gibraltar on March 20, 1969. On March 29, 1969, John and Yoko commenced their famous bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton. While music will be remembered as his most popular art form, he loved both literature and his visual art, studying at Liverpool Art Institute from 1957-1960. He penned and illustrated three books: 'In His Own Write' (1964), 'A Spaniard in the Works' (1965), and 'Skywriting By Word of Mouth' (1987). As early as 1969, John began moving toward a return to visual art. He was primarily interested in drawing and favored the creative loose sketch, working in pen and ink. In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko, John drew the Bag One Portfolio, a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and their plea for world peace, the Bed-in. The suite also contained erotic sketches. The Bag One Series was first published and exhibited in January 1970 at the London Art Gallery. On the second day, the exhibition was closed by Scotland Yard and the erotic lithographs confiscated. During 1986, Yoko Ono decided to share John's artistic genius with the public by publishing the first in a series of prints entitled This is My Story Both Humble and True, followed with Bag One Continued..., Dakota Days, Karuizawa Series, and Japan Through John Lennon's Eyes. These works are a commentary on John's everyday life, his wife, Yoko, and their son, Sean. The drawings are whimsical yet poetic, loving portraits of their years together. Drawn by one of the most important cultural figures of our time, these illustrations celebrate human love and communication - two themes at the heart of John Lennon's contribution to the art of the twentieth century. As a teenager in Liverpool, England, John Lennon became involved in music, forming his first band, the Quarrymen, which by 1960 had evolved into The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. Lennon was a visual artist before he picked up his first guitar or wrote his first song. He attended the prestigious Liverpool Art Institute (1957-1960). He continued to draw throughout his life. Lennon's primary medium was line drawing, in either pen, pencil, or Japanese sumi ink. He not only penned, but also sketched the drawings that became illustrations for three bestselling books. In the years that followed, Lennon expressed himself once again through drawing, this time reflecting his love for his family. Since 1989, Bag One Arts has published a series of limited edition prints of his work, which have traveled throughout the world. The graphic collection has traveled throughout the U.S., England, Spain, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Manila. (more...)

Yoko Ono: MENDED CUPS and UNBROKEN CUP for illy Art Collection Released TodayYoko Ono: MENDED CUPS and UNBROKEN CUP for illy Art Collection Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Healing the broken and preserving the unbroken are the basic concepts of Yoko Ono's new artworks for illy Art Collection, exclusively released today on the occasion of the artist's upcoming exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 19601971; May 17-September 7, 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. (more...)

YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMAYOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMA
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to that unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. On view from May 17 to September 7, 2015, this is the first exhibition at MoMA dedicated exclusively to the artist's work. (more...)

Union Theatre to Present World Premiere of DUNCTON WOODUnion Theatre to Present World Premiere of DUNCTON WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

London's UNION THEATRE is to produce the World Premiere of a brand new British Musical - DUNCTON WOOD - playing 27th May to 20th June 2015. Already acclaimed for innovative revivals and reinventions of well-known pieces and rarities, the Union Theatre now produces this ambitious work staged by award-winning director Michael Strassen. (more...)

John Lennon's Eight Remastered Solo Studio Albums Gathered For 9LP 'Lennon' Vinyl CollectionJohn Lennon's Eight Remastered Solo Studio Albums Gathered For 9LP 'Lennon' Vinyl Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

John Lennon's eight solo studio albums, remastered from their original analogue masters, have been newly cut to vinyl from 96k digital files for Lennon, a new 9LP boxed collection on heavyweight (more...)

John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dies at 75John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dies at 75
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's ex-wife, has died at age 75 from cancer. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Marcus Paul James, Telly Leung, Adam Pascal and More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's TonightMandy Gonzalez, Marcus Paul James, Telly Leung, Adam Pascal and More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Eden Espinosa, star of Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn, and more, recently joined 'Seasons of Broadway', set for BB King's tonight, March 30th. She will appear alongside previously announced special guest Lindsay Mendez and replaces Anthony Rapp, who had an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Eden Espinosa to Step in for Anthony Rapp at SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King'sEden Espinosa to Step in for Anthony Rapp at SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Eden Espinosa, star of Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn, and more, has joined 'Seasons of Broadway' at BB King's on March 30th. She joins previously announced special guest Lindsay Mendez and replaces Anthony Rapp, who had an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Peggy Ahwesh's CITY THERMOGRAM Set for 'Midnight Moment' in Times Square Next MonthPeggy Ahwesh's CITY THERMOGRAM Set for 'Midnight Moment' in Times Square Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Artist Peggy Ahwesh's City Thermogram, a portrait of the urban everyday through the lens of a heat-sensitive camera, will warm up Times Square's signage from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in April. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Photography at Peak Innovation with the THOMAS WALTHER COLLECTIONBWW Reviews: Photography at Peak Innovation with the THOMAS WALTHER COLLECTION
by Patrick Kennedy - Mar 5, 2015

With its new survey of early 20th-century photographs, the Museum of Modern Art stages an exhibition of unparalleled rigor and intelligence. (more...)

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform World-Renowned Composer Meredith Monk's only String Quartet, Stringsongs, as part of Meredith Monk's 50th Year Celebrations. (more...)

Ella Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next MonthElla Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in March. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Ella Rosewood Dance and EstadoFlotante. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Exhibit to Shutter, 2/8THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Exhibit to Shutter, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

2 FEBRUARY: With the Friday Nights series selling out and less than one week until closure, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier will be open until midnight on Saturday 7 February and 10pm on Sunday 8 February with a series of after-hours experiences and performances before the exhibition departs for Paris. With crepŤs, charcuterie, champagne and beats by Chicks on Speed's DJ Alex Murray-Leslie (in a special solo set) Jean Paul Gaultier Until Midnight is an after-hours viewing experience from 6pm to midnight on Saturday 7 February. (more...)

TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

New York's treasured radio and TV host Joe Franklin died on Saturday, Jan. 24, from prostate cancer. He was 88. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLORHERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as 'the sport of the arts.' (more...)

Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Featuring four of Broadway's brightest stars, "Seasons of Broadway" is an evening of hit songs and personal backstage anecdotes, celebrating the diversity of Broadway and the powerful impact it has had beyond the theater. The show will play a one-night special engagement at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Jewish Museum to Present BANG ON A CAN Performance Piece, 1/29Jewish Museum to Present BANG ON A CAN Performance Piece, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

New York, NY - Bang on a Can: Beauty Is Power, a concert featuring 'cello goddess' (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm. Tied to the Museum's exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first exhibition about the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur and trendsetting art collector Helena Rubinstein, the performance will highlight powerful women composers. This program is the third concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

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