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Contemporary Art Seen through the Lens of Walter Benjamin's Magnum Opus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum from March 17 through August 6, 2017. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin will examine themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks, in media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and painting, and annotations by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. (more...)

CM First Releases CM evolveIT 10.1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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British Museum Announces Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure Annual Reports
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This morning, at the launch of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure annual reports at the British Museum, Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture,  announced the recording of a further 82,272archaeological finds made by the public in 2015. Finds discovered include a Bronze Age gold torc (the largest ever found), a beautifully  enamelled Anglo-Saxon mount and an intriguing hoard of silver coin clippings deposited in the late 17th century. These finds, and others,  are rewriting the archaeology and history of Britain and enabling people across the county to learn more about the past of their local area. (more...)

CONTACT! To Return To National Sawdust In Brooklyn, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Entering its eighth season in 2016-17, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will return to National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for two chamber programs featuring New York-area composers. This season of CONTACT!complements the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season celebrations, which highlight the Orchestra's rich history of commissioning and premiering important works and salute its hometown of New York City. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is in the second year of his three-year tenure as the Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence, continues his advisory role on CONTACT!. (more...)

10th Annual Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce the 10 th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. For a full decade, this synergetic program has brought Mexican writers to the U.S. and U.S. writers to Mexico to work together and with a community of bilingual actors and stage directors on translating their plays. The shared artistic process is aimed at creating a deeper understanding between our countries and cultures. From December 4-7, 2016, The Lark will bring together the program's artists and audiences for a festival featuring readings of excerpts from 38 of the plays translated through this program. Events are open to the public and free of charge. (more...)

The Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark has announced the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. (more...)

Irena Powell Pens Memoir, THE DAUGHTER WHO SOLD HER MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Retired literary academic (Sheffield and Oxford Universities), Irena Powell, has released her first nonacademic publication, 'The Daughter Who Sold Her Mother - A Biographical Memoir.' Powell's gripping story recounts her mother's Polish-Jewish life pre and post-World War II woven from Fragments of her memories as told to her over the years. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents FOCUS ON JOHN SINGER SARGENT PAINTING And TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Andrea Kleine in MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of choreographer Andrea Kleine's latest dance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, which takes its cue from the 1981 Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory movie, My Dinner With Andre. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place February 9-11, 2017, (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

One of the UK's most widely celebrated contemporary dance companies is presenting eight works to tour throughout 2017, including a world premiere of brand new piece Chacony in the US, accompanied by a live string quartet. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents NOTHING AND EVERYTHING: SEVEN ARTISTS, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Beginning 2 February 2017, Hauser & Wirth will present 'Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947 - 1962,' an exhibition dedicated to the synergistic relationship that existed between visual artists and composers during the years following World War II. (more...)

American Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins direct. The evening of one-act works include Trifles by Susan Glaspell (1916), Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner (1929), and The People by Susan Glaspell (1918). Performances will be staged at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 from February 15-March 5, 2017. (more...)

New York Live Art Presents MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of choreographer Andrea Kleine's latest dance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, which takes its cue from the 1981 Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory movie, My Dinner With Andre. (more...)

U.S. Pavilion Features New Work by Mark Bradford and Collaboration with Rio Terà dei Pensieri
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, will present Mark Bradford as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition, on view from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Los Angeles-based Bradford, a leading light in contemporary art, will create new works in a variety of media-presented alongside existing work-for Tomorrow Is Another Day, co-curated by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director and commissioner for the project; and Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Programming and Research Curator. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present THOUGH IT MAY SHIFT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Though it May Shift, a dance performance and theatre work that investigates the intrinsic tension between the contrasting forces in language and movement, linear and nonlinear, simultaneous and singular. (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present Andrea Kleine's 'MY DINNER WITH ANDREA'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of choreographer Andrea Kleine's latest dance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, which takes its cue from the 1981 Wallace Shawn and André Gregory movie, My Dinner With André. (more...)

Works by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Playwright Mashuq Deen (New Dramatists Fellow 2022) brings the story of his own transgender journey as a member of a traditional South Asian family and Playwright Catherine Filloux, winner of more than 40 awards for playwriting, activism and peace work, brings her latest work to the stage at New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, the International Human Rights Art Festival. (more...)

Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, has acquired a never-before-published Mark Twain children's story, it was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President & Publisher of the Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Books for Young Readers Group. The story, a fairy tale left unfinished by Twain, will be brought to life by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, the creators of the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. The book, THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, was acquired and edited by Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers, from Tina Wexler at ICM, representing the Mark Twain House & Museum, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr., representing the author/illustrator team. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Amir Bar-Lev's Grateful Dead Documentary LONG STRANGE TRIP, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired LONG STRANGE TRIP, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence). (more...)

The Arts Company Introduces Two New Artists To Tennessee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Arts Company introduces two artists new to Nashville-- Sculptor Roger Halligan and Painter Jan Chenoweth. In their Nashville debut exhibitions. Hopeful Fragments, the artists, who also happen to be husband and wife, will showcase their abstract contemporary artwork. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House
by Shelby-Allison Hibbs - Jan 13, 2017

The Curious Incident offers a profound theatrical experience using captivating movement, images, and sound that work in full collaboration. The result is a thrilling ride down an unpredictable rabbit hole of action that overwhelms the senses. (more...)

Karen Finley to Perform in Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT SERIES 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This February, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series, a multi-genre performance series, presents two engagements written and performed by renowned performance artist and Chicago native, Karen Finley. Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings, a solo spoken word performance, runs Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11 at 8pm; and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery runs Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm, general seating). Both engagements take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret-style venue connected to Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks at 1700 N Halsted St. Tickets to Written in Sand and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery are $25 and can be purchased atsteppenwolf.org or 312-335-1650. (more...)

Skidmore Theater to Stage FRAGMENTS as Spring 2017 Black Box Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater has announced its spring Black Box production, Fragments by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. In the year of this renowned playwright's passing, director Shea Leavis '17 brings one of his rarely produced plays to life. (more...)

BWW Review: Love and Grace Fill the Spaces Of BROKEN MEMORIES
by Herbert Paine - Feb 8, 2017

BROKEN MEMORIES, an independent film based on a story by Frankie Lauderdale and directed by Michael Worth, is a poignant portrait of a man and his son navigating the transition to Alzheimer's. Backed by a strong cast, featuring Rance Howard, stunning visuals by Russell Bell, and the music of David Williams, the film will be featured at the February 2017 Sedona International Film Festival. (more...)

Wilbury's Studio W Program Announces ILL SEEN ILL SAID and NOT I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Wilbury Group's New Works development program, Studio W, proudly announces a staged-adaptation of Samuel Beckett's classic novella, Ill Seen Ill Said, adapted and directed by Erik Ehn with exclusive permission from the Samuel Beckett Estate.  (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Paterson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Skidmore College Theater Announces Spring 2017 Seminar Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Seminar production season.  (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In WORKS BY JOHN ADAMS, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program celebrating John Adams's 70th birthday year, featuring John Adams's Harmonielehre and Absolute Jest - with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet as solo ensemble in its debut - on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Laura Pawel Dance Company To Return To Chen Dance Center For PLAIN AND FANCY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Laura Pawel and her ensemble of dancers and musicians return to Chen Dance Center for the premiere of Plain and Fancy and repertory works.  (more...)

Skidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Black Box Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its spring Black Box production, Fragments by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. In the year of this renowned playwright's passing, director Shea Leavis '17 brings one of his rarely produced plays to life. (more...)

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL to Celebrate Women Nationwide This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL kicks off with a Flagship Event in New York City at the University Settlement's Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge St. (corner of Rivington), on Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kennedy Center Shines a Spotlight on International Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts highlights the work of five of the theater's preeminent directors from across the globe: Robert Lepage, Carlos Diaz, Sulayman Al Bassam, Peter Brook, and Lev Dodin. Kennedy Center audiences will experience a theatrical feast of visionary productions of both classic and contemporary plays offering a truly global perspective on theater today. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Photo Flash: CALDERON'S TWO DREAMS Brings Two Versions of LIFE IS A DREAM to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

La MaMa presents Magis Theatre Company's CALDERON'S TWO DREAMS a unique opportunity to see Pedro Calderon de la Barca's two versions of his classic LIFE IS A DREAM written forty-two years apart, (1635 and 1677) in one sitting. Directed by George Drance and Kelly Johnston, performances of begin February 10th at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa with opening set for Monday, February 13. (more...)

This Week at New York Live Arts Features Carlos Soto and Ellen Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Live Feed in Process with Carlos Soto & Andrea Kleine, and Dances by Very Young Choreographers.  (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Presents Beethoven's EROICA, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Larry Rachleff welcome acclaimed pianist Robert Levin for a return engagement at The VETS. Levin is joined by his wife, renowned pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, and the Orchestra for Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 7, 2016

Yesterday afternoon, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

Downtown Art Presents Acclaimed Theatre Company's AND THEN I WOKE (A VICARIOUS CATACLYSMIC EVENT)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Downtown Art (Ryan Gilliam, Artistic/Executive Director) will host the multinational theatre company A Certain Something and the U.S. premiere of And Then I Woke (A Vicarious Cataclysmic Event), a timely new exploration of the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement, as part of the play's 2017 world tour.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eifman Ballet Presents the UK Premiere of 'Up & Down'
by Roy Tan - Dec 7, 2016

Eifman Ballet returns to the London Coliseum this December with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman's awe-inspiring ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating music of George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Launch 2017 Pop-Up Concert Season with Marilyn Nonken
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today's most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings. Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its winter 2017 season of Pop-Up Concerts, launching with Marilyn Nonken on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Broadway Remembers Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

Earlier today, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Discover Advances in Parathyroid Hormone Testing in DiaSorin Webinar
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

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Lehmann Maupin Announces LEE BUL, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Lee Bul, who is considered to be one of the leading Korean artists of her generation. For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lee Bul will present a series of recent mixed media works and immersive installations. (more...)

New Museum Releases 2017 Exhibition Schedule: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Kaari Upson, Carol Rama, A.K. Burns & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The New Museum has released its 2017 Exhibition Schedule, featuring Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Kaari Upson, Carol Rama, A.K. Burns & More. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Visual Artist Franck de las Mercedes Joins The Directed Art Modern for Superfine! Art Fair 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Superfine! The Fairest Fair' is back to challenge the establishment! An alternative to mainstream fairs, each edition of Superfine! creates a cutting-edge marketplace where buyers, sellers, and artists can operate transparently on an even plane. (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)

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