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Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Kosch. (more...)

John Legend to Play Van Wezel, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist, John Legend comes to the Van Wezel with The All of Me Tour, on April 27, 2014. The performance will feature Legend in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment and a string quartet. The tour comes in support of Legend's highly acclaimed fourth studio album, Love In the Future, produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer. The album's smash single "All of Me," peaked at number two on the Billboard Chart and went Platinum. (more...)

CANDIDA Plays Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Tadeusz Slobodzianek Attends Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Award-winning Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobozianek will be at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's presentation of his noted and controversial play, Our Class, tonight, April 17, and will participate in a talkback after the show. (more...)

Michele Duva Releases WAITING FOR DAWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Jose, Calif. (more...)

New Children's Book Discusses Death and Dying
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

GG is Lily's great-grandmother. Mamela is GG's pet name for Lily. The two share a special relationship and when GG falls ill, Lily visits her in the hospice. This new, 32-page illustrated book depicts the two togetherreading, listening to harp music, eating chicken soup, and looking at photos. Lily notices the changes in GG and says her last goodbye. The book concludes with a recipe for chicken soup and an afterword by clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Brock. (more...)

Nobel Prize Winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies at Age 87
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-tory writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America, has died at the age of 87. (more...)

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival. Founded and chaired by Salman Rushdie for a decade, the Festival brings together writers and public intellectuals from around the globe to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues central to individual rights and freedoms. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season - BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL WITH ANDRE WATTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony announces an exhilarating year of classic concertos, symphonies, expressive aria, and contemporary works. Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth. From André Watts, who teams with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, to the resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Classical, Family, and Chamber recital season subscriptions are now available to hear outstanding performances by Michigan's premier regional orchestra and renowned guest soloists. Single tickets go on sale July 21, 2014 (more...)

Ann Peacock to Pen Feature Screenplay based on SAVING THE LOST TRIBE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe") is set to write a feature screenplay based on the acclaimed book Saving the Lost Tribe. (more...)

Physicians Interactive's Transformative Omnio Medical App Expands from iPad to iPhone, Android Versions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

READING, Mass., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Physicians Interactive Inc. (PI), the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, today announced it is launching free iPhone and Android versions of its popular Omnio application. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Offer PAGE TO STAGE & WRITE ON! this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Theater at Monmouth will celebrate 45 years of arts education for young people throughout Maine with two arts learning programs: Page to Stage and the Write On! Student Playwriting Project. Each program provides students hands-on opportunities to explore their creative voices with professional artists. For grades pre-k to 8, TAM's Page to Stage Tour brings a world premiere adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett's My Father's Dragon to schools across the state. The second annual Write On! Student Playwriting Project invites students in grades 5 through 12 to make their voices heard by submitting their own original plays for a opportunity to be presented in TAM's 2014 Summer Season. (more...)

2014 Columbia University Film Festival to Run 5/2-8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27thAnnual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAMLET Crackles With Welcome Intensity
by Maggie Yates - Apr 16, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Dance Lumiere's SECRETS ON THE WAY
by Kristen Dickerson - Apr 16, 2014

Danse Lumiere is native to San Francisco. This performance marked their premiere in New York City. The Scandinavia House, which co-sponsored this evening of dance, along with the Poets House, has a lot to offer to the arts in the near future. Will I be going back? Probably not. But if abstract is your thing, you can find more events coming up at www.scandinaviahouse.org. (more...)

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Star in OF MICE AND MEN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in Of Mice and Men, a new production directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years. (more...)

The China Futures Association and The Options Industry Council Sign MOU Regarding Options Education in China
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The China Futures Association (CFA) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish cooperation on options education, information sharing and training. (more...)

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) President and CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D., Music Director Robert Spano, and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles today announced the ASO's 2014–15 season — the Orchestra's 70th season and Mr. Spano's and Mr. Runnicles's 14th as artistic partners. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is one of America's leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, nurtures young talent, and engages music lovers. The 24-week subscription season will feature world-class music of past centuries while paving the way for great music of the future with performances by today's leading composers, soloists, and conductors. (more...)

Seattle Public Theater to Present Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, 5/15-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) at the Bathhouse on Green Lake is proud to present Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, directed by SPT Artistic Associate, Kelly Kitchens (SPT's The Understudy, The Santaland Diaries, and Book-It Repertory Theatre's She's Come Undone). Arcadia previews May 15th, and opens May 16th to June 8th, 2014. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season - EMPEROR CONCERTO, MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 5 and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony announces an exhilarating year of classic concertos, symphonies, expressive aria, and contemporary works. Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth. From André Watts, who teams with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven'sEmperor Concerto, to the resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Classical, Family, and Chamber recital season subscriptions are now available to hear outstanding performances by Michigan's premier regional orchestra and renowned guest soloists. Single tickets go on sale July 21, 2014 (more...)

ART of WNY to Premiere SHINE, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The American Rep Theater of WNY concludes the 2013-14 season with a world premiere of the original work, SHINE, written by Matthew LaChiusa on April 24th and runs until May 17th. (more...)

Archipelago Books Offers Discount on Select Titles for National Poetry Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Archipelago Books is offering 60% off select titles in celebration of National Poetry Month. To obtain this discount at checkout, use Coupon Code: NPM2014 (more...)

Chloe Grace Moretz to Tackle an Alien Invasion in Film Adaptation of THE 5TH WAVE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a deal with Chloe Grace Moretz to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel The 5th Wave, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. An original approach to an alien invasion movie, the film will be directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. Graham King will produce through GK Films along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe through his Material Pictures. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere PLIMPTON!, 5/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (19272003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of EUGENE ONEGIN Set for NY City Center, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Beginning in May, The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation will hold its 2nd annual International Arts Festival in New York City. The Festival's mission is to introduce and promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas, aiming to enlighten and engage audiences through performing and visual arts, educational programs and events. Tickets for each of the festival's shows are available at venue ticket box offices and at www.cherryorchardfestival.org. Group tickets, student discounts, VIP tickets and festival subscription packages are available by calling Festival's office at 1.800.349.0021 or e-mailing info@cherryorchardfestival.org. (more...)

MAIRA KALMAN: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE to Open 6/6 at The Frist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style from June 6–September 1, 2014, in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery. The exhibition features paintings by artist, illustrator and author Maira Kalman, which were created to illustrate a 2005 re-publication of William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White's classic composition guide The Elements of Style. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Theatre Y presents Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. in Chicago, May 7-June 1, 2014. Director Kevin V. Smith returns to the helm to bring a bold, dangerous, and emotionally rich dreamvision to Euripides' classic, having previously directed Theatre Y's wildly imaginative and experimental productions of Exiles and The Misunderstanding. (more...)

New Suspense/Thriller 'The Coven of the Spring' by Dr. Jeff Lovell is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Friendswood, TX (more...)

Kazuo Ueno Discusses New Theory of Light in Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Every art historian nowadays (except Kazuo Ueno) dismisses Johannes Vermeer's hidden influence on Christiaan Huygens regarded as the most powerful light physics and astronomy researcher in the 17th Century. According to Ueno, unlike Anton van Leeuwenhoek's close relation to Vermeer, the role of light in both science and art in Vermeer's paintings was never recognized by anybody. He believes that Christiaan Huygens' influence was entirely neglected in the context of Vermeer's work even though Huygens is a scientist and so is Vermeer. (more...)

2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces More Productions and Readings, 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced additional productions and readings for its 2014 Festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7 and continue through July 27. An additional slate of concerts and other events will be announced shortly. (more...)

TCG Announces Round 2 Cycle B Recipients of 2014 Leadership U[niversity] Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2014 Round 2 Cycle B recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support four mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills. The goal of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and the future of theatre. (more...)

2nd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, ART MEETS SCIENCE, to Feature BAATHHAUS, The Honeypots and More, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Pivot Arts launches its second annual celebration of innovative performance events, May 28 - June 14, throughout Chicago's Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods. The PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL serves to bring audiences together for unique performance events. This year the festival's focus highlights the intersection between the performing arts and science. Tickets go on sale for "Art Meets Science" April 20, with a range of free events and entrance fees no higher than $15 per event. To purchase tickets and for complete festival information, visit www.pivotarts.org/festival or call 773.609.0782. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

John Goodlin to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

For its tenth season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's romantic comedy Arms and the Man*. The Shaw classic will run for seven performances, June 5 through June 14, in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. (more...)

Civil War Book "The Boys of Chattanooga" Now Available on Amazon and on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Clyde Hedges is pleased to announce that his book, 'The Boys of Chattanooga' is now available on Amazon and Kindle. This gripping piece of Civil War Literature tells the story of the siege and battle for Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1863. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2014 Season Kick-Off Block Party Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will host a '2014 Season Kick-off Block Party,' today, April 12, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities for adults and kids, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's 'backstage experience.' Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts Continue with Brahms's Piano Concerto 1 Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

This season's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) conclude with a focus on Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, led by Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein and featuring pianist Paul Lewis, today, April 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This is the final program in this season's series, Points of Entry, in which each concert explores facets of music and the orchestra itself through one influential score. The concert will also feature Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 1 and Ritual Fire Dance from Falla's El Amor brujo. (more...)

Four-Time Tony-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Will Be Saluted at Chapman University Symposium, April 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally ('Master Class,' 'Kiss of the Spider Woman,' 'Ragtime,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') will visit Chapman University in Orange, Calif. on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, to take part in a symposium examining and celebrating his work. (more...)

2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicked off its weekend-long celebration of ideas, creativity and the written word with the 34th Annual Book Prizes. Held tonight at the University of Southern California's iconic Bovard Auditorium and hosted by The Times' book critic David L. Ulin, the ceremony honored the year's best works from among 50 distinguished finalists in 10 categories. (more...)

Original TWILIGHT ZONE Cast Members Set for A NIGHT AT THE MAUSOLEUM II Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the cast for tonight's April 12th (6pm-12am) fundraiser, A Night at the Mausoleum II. The evening is headlined by a staged reading of Kick the Can, one of legendary TV-writer George Clayton Johnson's episode of The Twilight Zone. Johnson also wrote Nothing in the Dark and A Penny For Your Thoughts for the iconic sci-fi television show. (more...)

Guillermo Gomez-Pena Michele Ceballos-Michot to Give Special Lecture/Performance, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Cornish College of the Arts and the Neddy at Cornish are is pleased to present a lecture/performance and a workshop by La Pocha Nostra artist-activists Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Michele Ceballos-Michot. (more...)

ProQuest and J.P. Morgan Team to Broaden Access to Award-Winning Analyst Reports
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, and J.P. Morgan, a leading global financial services firm, have joined forces to help business students and faculty make use of J.P. Morgan's company and economic research. The companies have created J.P. Morgan Research, which contains intelligence and insight on more than 3,000 corporations worldwide and all major economies. The new research solution provides in-depth trend, forecast and macro analysis on companies and global economies, and integrates approximately 1,500 reports published each month by J.P. Morgan, plus a selection of archived items, into one single resource. (more...)

Jacob Bacharach Signs THE BEND OF THE WORLD During CRAWLAFTERDARK, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a book signing and reading by local author Jacob Bacharach, whose novel The Bend of the World (Liveright/Norton), will be released on Monday, April 14, 2014. The book signing takes place Friday, April 25, 2014, during the Trust's Gallery Crawl after hours event CrawlAfterDark, which extends hours for certain Cultural District venues participating in the Gallery Crawl to promote the District as a late-night destination. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents a Book Signing by Jacob Bacharach, Author of THE BEND OF THE WORLD, 4/25
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 11, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a book signing and reading by local author Jacob Bacharach, whose novelThe Bend of the World (Liveright/Norton), will be released on Monday, April 14, 2014. The book signing takes place Friday, April 25, 2014, during the Trust's Gallery Crawl afterhours event CrawlAfterDark, which extends hours for certain Cultural District venues participating in the Gallery Crawl to promote the District as a late-night destination. (more...)

AMBI Pictures Expands Into Animation with New Animated Feature 'East End'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

AMBI Pictures, the movie development, finance and production company owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, has entered the world of animation, announcing today that it will produce a new animated feature film titled EAST END. (more...)

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Comes to Coronado Playhouse, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The world's greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure at the Coronado Playhouse April 11-May 18, 2014. As Sherlock Holmes seeks to wind down his career through the arrest of Professor Moriarty, he and Doctor Watson are drawn into a blackmail case that involves a king and a world-renowned opera singer, putting them on a collision course with Holmes' greatest enemy. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents THE RITE OF SPRING, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The CSO presents its premier of Igor Stravinsky's monumental work The Rite of Spring on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. Originally premiered in Paris at the The?a?tre des Champs-E?lyse?es on May 29, 1913 as Le Sacre du Printemps, this avant-garde ballet was received with an outbreak of riots and hysteria. The score was ground-breaking with its new uses of meter, tonality, rhythm, and dissonance creating a new abrasive orchestral sound. Stravinsky described the piece as "a musical-choreographic work, [representing] pagan Russia ... unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring'. Over time, The Rite of Spring has become widely viewed as the single most important piece of 20th century symphonic Literature that ushered in a new era of musical composition. (more...)

Tuttle Publishing Releases the First Complete Translation of the Samurai Warrior Spirit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

North Clarendon, VT (more...)

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