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KBT Productions to Present VASLAV at National Arts Festival, 3-12 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

KBT Productions presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Vaslav at Library Hall at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 12 July. (more...)

by Guest Blogger: Pulse Festival - Jun 5, 2014

Made In China make theatre that playfully explores the paradoxes of modern identity, by crossing the borders between playwriting and performance art. Our latest show, Gym Party, on at Pulse this Saturday, does so by exploring a particularly big, messy and (we think) universal paradox: our often-secret desire to beat the very people we identify with or need to work with. We made Gym Party with the support of Pulse festival, who co-commissioned it, but also with the support of Pulse's audience, who got to experienced a pretty deranged work-in-progress of the show as we were making it last year. (more...)

5th Annual BE FESTIVAL, Featuring Best of European Theatre, Returns to Birmingham, July 2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham's festival celebrating the best of European theatre returns to the city and a new home at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this July. Featuring over twenty electrifying performances from eleven European countries, plus live music, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and delicious food, this vibrant festival puts Birmingham on the map as the theatre capital of Europe from 2 - 12 July 2014. (more...)

HERE AND ELSEWHERE Exhibition of Contemporary Art from and About the Arab World to Open 7/16 at The New Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Beginning July 16, the New Museum will present "Here and Elsewhere," the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. The exhibition brings together forty-five artists from over twelve countries, many of whom live and work internationally. In keeping with the New Museum's dedication to showcasing the most engaging new art from around the globe, "Here and Elsewhere" is the most recent in a series of exhibitions that have introduced urgent questions and new aesthetics to American audiences. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WE WILL ROCK YOU National Tour Hits Washington, DC
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 4, 2014

Book problems? Yes. But there's a really talented group of performers involved in this one. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lots of Versatility, and a Dash of Controversy, in SIGMAR POLKE: ALIBIS
by Patrick Kennedy - Jun 30, 2014

In a major retrospective, the Museum of Modern Art examines the career of Sigmar Polke, a German artist who worked in breathtakingly different mediums and styles. (more...)

KBT Productions Presents VASLAV, July 17 to Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Hot off its premiere at the National Arts Festival, KBT Productions presents Vaslav at Kalk Bay Theatre from 17 July to 9 August (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Stephen Emmer's 'International Blue' Set for 9/16 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Stephen Emmer's latest offering International Blue (Release date September 16th) pays tribute to the rare art of the pop crooner. As an accolade to this touch of elegance within the pop realm, International Blue infuses a modern twist to the genre with contemporary sounds & beats, studio techniques, insights and lyrical meaning in ten new and original compositions. A celebration of the epic chamber music pop of Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and Bowie, it features four of the great baritone singers in the UK today; Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Liam McKahey (Cousteau) and Neil Crossley (Furlined). and was mixed and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti at Abbey Road Studios and Avator Studios in NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PICTURE PERFECT, St. James Studio, 31st May, 2014
by Nick Morrison - Jun 2, 2014

Picture Perfect, a gloriously sung revue of the work of Scott Evan Davis, provides a reassuring look at the talent working in new musical theatre both in the UK and the USA. Conceived by Simon Greiff, Davis' material is pieced together with the help of occasional Fragments of dialogue to create an engaging portrait of a family in trouble. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014


Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

New Works by Artists Catherine Farish and Milan Kilc on View in Vermont, 7/5-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

CYNTHIA-REEVES is pleased to present new works by Canadian printmaker and artist, Catherine Farish, and a sculptural installation by Czech artist, Milan Klic at 47 Flat Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. The exhibition runs from, July 5 - 31 with a reception on July 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM during Gallery Walk. (more...)

SOME BEGINS to Run 7/11-8/24 at 707 Penn Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Some Begins, an exhibition exploring the associative and myth-making capacities of objects and text from the collaborative practice of artists Meg Shevenock and Jamie Boyle. The exhibition is on view July 11-August 24, 2014, at 707 Penn Gallery. An opening reception takes place Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5:30-9 p.m., during the Trust's quarterly Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre to Launch 2014-15 Season with Theatre de Complicite's MNEMONIC, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Red Tape Theatre (RTT) will open their 11th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Mnemonic, devised by Theatre de Complicite, directed by RTT Artistic Director, Brandon Ray. All performances will be held at the DCA Storefront Theater, located at 66 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance Premieres THE IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

In the world premiere of The Imperfect is Our Paradise, choreographer Liss Fain creates a new environmental work with longtime collaboratorsMatthew Antaky, set design; Mary Domenico, costume design; Dan Wool, sound design; andFrederic Boulay, projection design. Using spoken text from Faulkner's 1929 masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, the company explores the technique of stream of consciousness as a source of inspiration. The Imperfect is Our Paradise runs September 11-14, 2014 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MR BURNS, Almeida Theatre, June 12 2014
by N. Morrison - Jun 14, 2014

Anne Washburn's Mr Burns at the Almeida Theatre is one of the boldest, most intellectually complex plays to be found on a London stage - and many theatregoers will probably disdain it for celebrating 'low culture'. They are missing the point by about 150 miles. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth to Display Peter Bunnell Photography Exhibit, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

New York NY... Beginning 26 June, Hauser & Wirth will present 'The Photographic Object, 1970', an ambitious historical exhibition exploring the legacy of Peter Bunnell's landmark 1970 show 'Photography into Sculpture', presented at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (more...)

Tektronix Helps Video Service Providers Ensure Regulatory Compliance & Multiscreen Service Quality
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tektronix (, the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced the addition of significant new monitoring capabilities to its award-winning Sentry family of digital content monitors. These new capabilities will enable cable operators, broadcasters and other video service providers (VSPs) to comply with new Closed Captioning regulations, to better identify audio issues including overly loud commercials and to ensure the quality of their OTT and TV Everywhere services. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

The Mori Art Museum to Reopen in Spring 2015 After Renovation Work
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Mori Art Museum will reopen after a period of temporary closure for renovation work (January 5 - April 24, 2015). (more...)

Dominique Lévy Pays Tribute to Italian Iconoclast Giulio Paolini, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Levy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled 'Hypothesis for an Exhibition' and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Bratsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltac. (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

Mitsui Fudosan America Presents Tom Judd Exhibition, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA), the U.S. affiliate of Japan's largest real estate company, announced today that 527 Madison Avenue will hold its second exhibition of contemporary art as part of its emerging artists series. Paintings by Tom Judd will be on display from July 9 - November 7, 2014. One monumental-sized work and 6 additional paintings by Judd will be on view in the lobby of the building, located at 54th Street and Madison Avenue, which is accessible to the public from 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Dominique Lévy Gallery Presents HYPOTHESIS FOR AN EXHIBITION, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Lévy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled “Hypothesis for an Exhibition” and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Brätsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltaç. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Trailer for Wes Ball's THE MAZE RUNNER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

20th Century Fox has unveiled a new trailer for Wes Ball's THE MAZE RUNNER, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by James Dashner. The film hits theaters on September 19. (more...)

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

American Composers Forum (ACF) has named Todd Lerew (CalArts) the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof. As a reward, Lerew has been given a cash prize of $2,000 and his piece will be toured by So Percussion in future seasons. The piece was commissioned by ACF along with the works of two other competition finalists -- Michael Laurello (Yale School of Music) and Kristina Warren (University of Virginia) -- which were workshopped by So Percussion as part of the the group's Summer Institute at Princeton University and premiered on July 20. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/1 for Complicite's MNEMONIC at Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming production of Mnemonic by Complicite, presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray. (Full cast list below) Tickets for this Chicago Premiere will go on sale Friday, August 1st, 2014 at (more...)

Peculiar Works Project to Present 3CHRISTS, Opening 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Peculiar Works Project has announced the world premiere of their next site-specific theatrical event, 3CHRISTS, written by SM Dale & Barry Rowell, and directed by Kelly O'Donnell. Based on The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, a psychological study by Milton Rokeach, 3CHRISTS will be performed in the sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, at Thompson St.). Performances begin on Friday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 28. Opening Night is Sunday, September 7 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Sunday at 7 PM. Tickets, which are $18, are available by calling 866-811-4111 or online (more...)

La MaMa Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes New Works by La Bute, Peggy Shaw, and a Trio of Environmental TEMPESTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex located on East 4th Street in New York City's East Village - will begin its 53rd year this fall with a timely-themed season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. (more...)

Brooklyn-Based Microcinema Icon Spectacle Takes Over MAD's Summer Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This summer, Brooklyn-based Spectacle takes over the Theater at MAD as part of the exhibition NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, presenting 11 unconventional programs that highlight the organization's cross-disciplinary approach and DIY ethos. A unique voice in the wave of micro-cinemas that have emerged in New York City in the past decade, Spectacle was established in 2010 with only 30 seats in its Williamsburg, Brooklyn home, and a staff made up entirely of volunteers. (more...)

Gen9 Launches New Product to Enable Pathway and Genome Building
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Just as chemical engineering transformed 20th century manufacturing with cutting-edge building blocks that led to important new materials such as nylon and plastic, engineered DNA will provide the next-generation building blocks needed for environmentally responsible, efficient manufacturing in the 21st century. High-accuracy constructs in the multi-kilobase range will enable scientists in biology and other industrial fields to study the behavior of full genes, metabolic pathways, distant genetic elements, genomes, and other aspects of DNA that cannot currently be interrogated with shorter synthetic DNA Fragments. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Edward Norton and Kate Roche Hope Elected to Signature Theatre Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Signature Theatre (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton, Executive Director Erika Mallin) just announced that Edward Norton has been elected as the Board of Trustees' new Chairman andKate Roche Hope has been elected as the new President. Mr. Norton and Mrs. Hope will serve 3 year terms effective immediately. Actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned) and Richard Willett, the Vice President and General Manager of East Hampton's Wines by Morrell, will also be joining the Board of Trustees. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum Receives Donation of 44 Glass Works by Carlo Scarpa from David Landau and Marie-Rose Kahane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Forty-four works in glass by renowned Italian architect Carlo Scarpa—created during his 15-year collaboration with Venini Glassworks in Venice between 1932 and 1947—have been donated by Dr. David Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they will join the collection of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. All of the works were on view recently at the Museum in the exhibitionVenetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932–1947. (more...)

IMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Despite the welcoming size of its stage and its top technical offerings, nothing about the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University has been considered sacred since its opening ten years ago. Peak artists have moved inside, outside and about the theater with the greatest of ease, with only a single directive issued by Peak's Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler: Challenge the minds and imaginations of audiences in unexpected ways. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 13
by - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAF
by David Fick - Jul 10, 2014

SALT is an incredibly satisfying theatrical experience, the emergence of a new voice within the South African theatre landscape. (more...)

Local Physician 'DJ Ass Maggots' Releases 'Poseidon's Tunnel'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DJ Ass Maggots, a pseudonym for a physician practicing internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatric care, announced today the release of his second book, 'Poseidon's Tunnel,' to audiences worldwide. The book features characters introduced in Ass Maggots' debut, trailblazing book 'Quickies!,'published in 2013. 'Poseidon's Tunnel' continues the often cryptic flash fiction of 'Quickies!,' reflecting the author's dysfunctional personal relationships and our dystopian, attention-deficit society. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION, 10/20-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists-Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)-in more than 30 years. The exhibition and accompanying publication will trace the invention and development of Cubism using iconic examples from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, with its unparalleled holdings in this foundational modernist movement. The exhibition will mark the first time that the Collection, which Mr. Lauder pledged to the Museum in April 2013, is shown in its entirety, including the most recent addition, Léger's The Village. The exhibition, which opens October 20, 2014, will present 79 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture: 17 by Braque, 14 by Gris, 15 by Léger, and 33 by Picasso. Rich in modernist pictures by Picasso and Braque, the exhibition will also include an unprecedented number of papiers collé by Juan Gris and a stunning array of Léger's most famous series, his Contrasts of Forms. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

20th Century Fox has unveiled a new clip for Wes Ball's THE MAZE RUNNER, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by James Dashner. The film hits theaters on September 19. Check out the scene below! (more...)

Scoop: ROOKIE BLUE on ABC - Thursday, August 21, 2014
by - Aug 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on ROOKIE BLUE, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 21, 2014! (more...)

The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Announces 2014 Festival Slate
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (, presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO, today announced the majority of the films that will be showcased. (more...)

First Listen: THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera Releases Folk Album TRUE THAT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Michael Cera, star of THIS IS OUR YOUTH on Broadway this fall, released an indie folk album last week on August 8 without much fanfare, but the project, titled "true that", is getting quite a bit of attention despite the actor's under-the-radar sensibilities. (more...)

'FRAGMENTS, FRACTALS' Begins 9/12 at 709 Penn Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It, an exhibition of story quilts by artist Tina Williams Brewer. The exhibition is on view September 12-November 16, 2014, at the Trust's 709 Penn Gallery. An opening reception and artist talk take place September 12, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (more...)

Pianist Aruan Ortiz Moves Afro-Cuban Grooves Deep into the Jazz World
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

"Music was in the air in Santiago. It had a huge influence on me," admitsCuban-born pianist, composer, and bandleader Aruan Ortiz (more...)

WHAT WOULD MRS. WEBB DO? On View Beginning 9/23 at MAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Featuring a range of objects created over the past 60 years, the exhibition What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision celebrates Aileen Osborn Webb, who established the Museum of Arts and Design, then the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, in 1956. On view from September 23, 2014, through February 8, 2015, the exhibition explores how Webb, through her advocacy work at MAD and other leading institutions across the country and internationally, championed the skilled maker as integral to America's future. (more...)

VASLAV Returning to Kalk Bay Theatre, 22-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Following the unanimous acclaim for the new cabaret, VASLAV, Godfrey Johnson returns to perform the show for three performances only. These will take place at Kalk Bay Theatre on 22 and 23 August at 8pm with a matinee on 23 August at 14h30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Vibrant Actresses Bring EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Life at the Baxter
by David Fick - Aug 12, 2014

EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a piece of theatre that is incredibly well-tailored for its target audience of teenage girls, who will love this production should they have the opportunity to visit the Baxter Theatre during its short ten day run. (more...)

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