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Norwood Press to Publish SPECTRUM by Alan Jacobson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

John Hutchinson, Norwood Press Executive Publisher, announced that they have secured the hardcover rights to Alan Jacobson's latest Karen Vail thriller, SPECTRUM. (more...)

William R. Furr Releases TO BEGIN AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

William R. Furr, author of 'Tomorrow Achieved,' returns to the world of Literature with 'To Begin Again.' Featuring Furr's unique storytelling style and a host of indelibly characterized men and women, this new novel explores the complexities of human relationships and love in light of some of life's biggest questions. (more...)

Bill Cosby to Receive Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today that Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the "American Comedy Awards," which airs May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

Tucker Reed, Sidney E. Cohn and Velmanette Montgomery to Be Honored at 2014 M. Edgar Rosenblum Awards, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The fourth annual M. Edgar Rosenblum Awards will be given at a ceremony on November 15, during a benefit for the Irondale Ensemble Project at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, in the BAM Cultural District of Fort Greene. Awards will be presented to Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre, Graduate Center, CUNY, and New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery. The event will be co-chaired by David Lombino, Director of Special Projects at Two Trees Management Company and Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater, Yale University. (more...)

Robin Rhode Exhibit On View at Neuberger Museum of Art, 5/4-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

South African artist Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2014 Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize, a biannual prize, which celebrates an exceptional artist with an early-career survey and catalogue. Rhode's exhibition, Animating the Everyday, a ten-year survey of his digital videos, will be presented at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College from May 4 through August 10, 2014. The 22 works in the exhibition will focus on the digital videos that Rhode identifies as 'animations' and photographic series that correspond to or complement the time-based work. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present CAKE OR DEATH, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

On Wednesday May 21st, New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY) attempts to solve history's greatest dilemma, as Naked Girls Reading presents CAKE VS DEATH. It's marzipan versus murder, frosting versus the final rest, and the Grim Reaper versus ganache. Angel food goes head-to-head with the Dark Angel in this, the epic literary battle for the ages! (more...)

BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In advance of American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) upcoming U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE, A.C.T. and the Commonwealth Club of California are proud to present BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in Conversation for one-night-only - Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco). (more...)

A.R.T. Adds FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS to 2014-15 Season; Performances Begin Jan. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russo, has announced the remaining production planned for its 2014/15 Season: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jo Bonney, in a co-production with The Public Theater in New York. Performances will begin January 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center. (more...)

The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio: THE GREAT VACCINATION DEBATE Set for Under St. Marks, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio: The Great Vaccination Debate! (more...)

WSB 100 to Celebrate William S. Burroughs at Incubator Arts Project, 4/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

As announced last week, Incubator Arts Project is closing its doors. Before the organization leaves St. Mark's, the group is presenting WSB 100 by William S Burroughs as part of its final lineup of artists. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOLLOWING on FOX - Monday, April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE FOLLOWING, airing on FOX on Monday, April 28, 2014! (more...)

Nobel Prize Winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies at Age 87
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 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...)

VIDEO: First Look - Showtime's All New Psychological Thriller PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Showtime has released a new trailer for their upcoming psychological thriller PENNY DREADFUL, starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton (more...)

A florist. A mysterious woman. A guy from the city.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Once upon a time, there was a man named Warren who owned a flower shop in the suburbs.  He was a simple man who liked simple things:  classical music, classic Literature, and beautiful flowers.  One day, a dark and mysterious woman enters his shop wanting to buy herself flowers for her birthday.  Her name is Aerial.  When Warren offers to give her the flowers as a present, she invites him to dinner at her place.  There, Warren meets Aerial's husband, Richie DelRay.  He is not a nice dude. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOLLOWING on FOX - Monday, April 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE FOLLOWING, airing on FOX on Monday, April 21, 2014! (more...)

Omaha Performing Arts to Welcome John Legend, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents John Legend at Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $51 and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Present NO NO BOY, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE will present a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara and based on the novel by John Okada, set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast. Called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from May 14-18, 2014 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street), with official opening on May 15 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Bill Cosby to Receive Award for Comedic Excellence at AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS, 5/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today that Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the “American Comedy Awards,” which airs May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALADDIN in Bridgeport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 21, 2014

Better than a magic carpet ride (more...)

CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago's civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with the premiere of 'Our City, Our Shakespeare,' a documentary exploring Shakespeare's enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Produced by Emmy award-winning HMS Media, the program premieres May 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11. Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 begins the internationally recognized Shakespeare Quadricentennial Celebration through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy since his death in 1616. On this occasion, Chicago's cultural community heralds the prolific poet and playwright's lasting impact on our lives-through our everyday speech and in cultural institutions, schools and neighborhoods across the city. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)

UCT Drama Opens Autumn Season at Rosebank Theatre on 30 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The University of Cape Town Drama Department is staging their Autumn Season at the Rosebank Theatre. Three productions, all directed by the prolific Christopher Weare, will be performed between 30 April and 17 May 2014. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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