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Fresh from its record-breaking run in the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, one of the most beloved British musicals ever, Oliver!, is on tour around the UK from 12 Dec 2011!

Bringing vividly to life Dickensí timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bartís sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, Youíve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, Iíd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces Cast Changes - Liam Tamne, John Ellis, Alicia Beck and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

There will be a number of key cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Casting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird was announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

MeaningfulWins.com Turns Fantasy Football Winnings Into Charitable Donations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Meaningful Wins, LLC today announced the launch its one-of-a-kind platform targeting the 40 million Americans who play fantasy sports, allowing them to turn their league entry fee into a donation for the nonprofit of their choice.Fantasy players spend an average of 8 hours a week competing for $2 billion worth of prizes. By encouraging participants to use their league fees for social good, millions could be raised for nonprofits. (more...)

Game Developer Unveils Latest Version of App Where Players Compete for New iPhone 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'I will personally go to the Apple Store myself and wait in line just like everybody else,' said CEO Oliver Galang. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at freeFall Theatre Company's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

freeFall Theatre's production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST will open August 2 for a limited run of only 22 performances. Previews begin on August 1 and the play closes on August 31. Scroll down for production photos! (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet raises the velvet curtain on its 2014-2015 season with George Balanchine's Jewels. Costumed in emerald green, ruby red and luminous white, the trio of gems in Jewels pays tribute to golden ages of music and dance. Evoking the birthplace of Romantic ballet, Emeralds' graceful clouds of tulle whisper French courtesy, fashion, and fragrance. A sassy, jazzy collaboration with composer Igor Stravinsky, Rubies mirrors the carefree spontaneity of America, Balanchine's beloved adopted country. The splendor of Diamonds recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that "if the entre Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence" (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs from September 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

BWW Previews: Shows for Kids by Kids at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - Jul 21, 2014

Through the efforts of the Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theater Camp, there's a good chance you'll see a future star of the theater in one of the upcoming summer performances produced for younger audiences. (more...)

MASTERS OF THE IMPROVERSE Set for for Book Lounge, 25 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

This Friday evening, at 5.30 for 6pm, MASTERS OF THE IMPROVERSE will burst into action at the Book Lounge. MASTERS OF THE IMPROVERSE are an improvised comedy group consisting of a number of Cape Town's top comedians: Gareth Woods, Rhys Woods, Brendan Murray, Angel Campey, Oliver Booth and Bradford Keen. (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Season of Drama Series FARGO Featuring All-New Cast!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

FX announced today at the Television Critics Association that it has ordered a second season of the small screen adaption of Joel and Ethan Coen's popular film FARGO. T (more...)

Seattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Seattle Opera is now half-a-century old! Founded in the aftermath of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, Seattle Opera has become one of America's most respected opera companies and a powerhouse in Seattle's cultural scene. Now, to mark the company's growth and accomplishments, we are pleased to announce the publication of a stunning new large-format book: 50 Years of Seattle Opera. Written by Melinda Bargreen and published by Marquand Books, a Seattle-based designer and producer of fine art books. Bargreen has reviewed and covered the highs and lows of Seattle Opera on behalf of The Seattle Times for close to 40 of the company's 50 years; she writes with a unique authority on the subject. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Basden's HOLES in Arcola Tent, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden,makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. This is the pair's first collaboration since their award-winning and internationally acclaimed production, Party (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Seymour Centre, Sydney, and Arts Theatre, London). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clips from Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

HBO continues their satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events on LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2014

'TAME.' is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings. It's something new, something inspired by the classics, something that offers a rich story, and something that's very well-acted. It actually turned out to be one of the offerings this year that I enjoyed the most. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Public Premiere Screening Announced for GRAFFITO, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

GRAFFITO, Soft Cage Films NFP's sophomore production, documents a revolutionary street graffiti artist in Chicago. As he wages a war of aesthetics against the capitalists, unexpected romance threatens to ruin the film. Shot primarily in the Logan Square, Avondale and Bucktown areas with local actors, crew and many iconic Chicago locations, GRAFFITO presents contemporary issues surrounding living and working as a radical artist in Chicago. The film was shot over the last 6 months and seeks to showcase a cross section of the vital and vibrant Chicago artistic community. (more...)

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited- Like Netflix But for Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Yesterday, Amazon.com introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Sony Music Masterworks Teams REVOLT TV's HELLO Harlem Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, REVOLT TV announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. division of Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG: A TRIBUTE TO SOME GREAT FEMALE LYRICISTS!, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

For our 48th Kritzerland show we're proud to present a salute to some incredible female lyricists of the musical theatre, mostly Carolyn Leigh, the brilliant lyricist of such Broadway shows as Little Me, Wildcat, Peter Pan and others, as well as such classic pop songs as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best Is Yet to Come,' as well as other great female lyricists like Lynn Ahrens (Once on this Island, Ragtime, Seussical), Carol Hall (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden), Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road), Fran Landesman (The Nervous Set, 'Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most'), Amanda McBroom ('The Rose', Heartbeats) and Carole Bayer Sager (They're Playing Our Song). Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel has recorded many of the lyricists above and has chosen the usual Kritzerland colorful and eclectic program, a mix of the well- known and the unknown. As always, we've assembled a stellar cast. So, come join us for some amazing songs by some amazing women. (more...)

Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Pianists & Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Scoop: ROOKIE BLUE on ABC - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on ROOKIE BLUE, airing on ABC on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS on ABC FAMILY - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
by - Jul 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing on ABC FAMILY on Tuesday, August 5, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Adam Gwon Crafts Musical for IAN, Episode 5 - 'Clean Your Plate'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

IANIt's the episode of Ian that everyone's been craving. This special musical episode is full of food, glorious, food. It's suppertime, and the living is easy, but Ian's pot comes to a boil when a sexy, singing, seductress appears in his kitchen with her very own backup dancers. Who needs Jamie Oliver? We have our own naked chef! These ladies are cooking and so is Ian. Bon Appetit. 'Clean Your Plate' is an original musical with music and lyrics by Adam Gwon. Click below to watch the episode! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's PENTECOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running now through August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. This season's line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of PENTECOST in action below! (more...)

Nancy Carroll, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris Form Love Triangle in CLOSER, Playing the Donmar Warehouse from Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Nancy Carroll, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris will star in Donmar Warehouse's upcoming production of CLOSER, helmed by David Leveaux. Performances will begin in February 2015. (more...)

Bergen County Players' 2014-15 Season to Include 'DROWSY CHAPERONE,' 'OSAGE COUNTY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2014-15 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 82nd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

Jennifer Cody, Scott Schafer & More Set to Lead Antigone Musical, VESTMENTS OF THE GODS; Plays FringeNYC 8/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, 5000 Broadway Productions announced its newest production, Vestments of the Gods, as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Vestments of the Gods is a musical play written by Owen Panettieri with music by David Carl and lyrics by Owen Panettieri. The show will run for five performances during the festival at FringeNYC Venue #7: Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place. Tickets go on sale at www.FringeNYC.org July 18, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Silence of E. Lamb' on Next PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
by - Jul 16, 2014

Aria and Spencer go to great lengths to get answers, while Emily and Hanna are put in uncomfortable positions in "The Silence of E. Lamb," (more...)

Darren Criss to Lend Voice for TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

GLEE's Darren Criss will lend his voice to the upcoming English-language version of the animated film, 'Tale Of The Princess Kaguya'. (more...)

Eclipse is First to Market With New ID & AML Check
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

BRADFORD, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Ken Page & More Set for 54 SINGS THE WIZ on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz, with '54 Below Sings The Wiz,' part of the '54 Sings Series.' '54 Below Sings The Wiz' will play two performances only: Sunday, August 10 at 7PM and 9:30PM. To make a reservation, visit www.54below.com. Cover starts at $50. $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, July 29, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: INVINCIBLE Celebrates Opening Night at the St. James
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Invincible by Torben Betts, directed by Ellie Jones, opened last night at the St. James Theatre and will run until 09 August 2014. The production has transferred to the St. James Theatre following a sell-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. Scroll down for a look at the opening festivities! (more...)

BWW Reviews: INVINCIBLE, St James Theatre, July 15 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious new play that gives plenty of laughs, and a few tears too, but never really escapes from the limitations placed on its four characters, who just aren't quite believable enough. (more...)

ENERGYbits Gains Popularity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Five years ago, with nothing but drive and passion to fuel her dream, Catharine Arnston founded ENERGYbits, a sports nutrition company that sells algae tabs to athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Algae is the most nutritionally dense food in the world* but until now, its health and energy benefits have been virtually unknown outside of Asia. Thanks to Boston-based ENERGYbits, knowledge about algae is finally growing and so is the buzz about ENERGYbits. Even global shipping giant FedEx just released a short video about ENERGYbits http://access.van.fedex.com/energybits/. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 5, 2014! (more...)

Exclusive First Look at FILIPINAS 1941 by Philippine Stagers Foundation
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com brings you a first glimpse at the Commission of Higher Education (CHED)-endorsed new original musical in Tagalog FILIPINAS 1941: Isang Dulayawit, produced by the prolific, commercially successful grassroots theater company Philippine Stagers Foundation ('Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela,' 'Cory ng EDSA'). (more...)

BEETHOVEN'S TREAURE TAIL Heads to Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America's favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! (more...)

The Tank to Host First-Ever NOIR FEST, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present its first-ever Noir Fest: two weekends of eclectic events that are all in some way inspired by film noir. New plays, short films, clowning, improv, and a panel discussion are all included. The Festival features both new work and tributes to noir classics. It runs July 18-27, at The Tank, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10036. (more...)

Chicago Slam Works to Kick Off Theater Season with ONE DAY WHEN WE ARE ALL ROBOTS at Stage773, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chicago Slam Works announces the premiere of a three-production interdisciplinary theater season beginning with 'One Day When We Are All Robots' opening Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue Season with PGYMALION, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 30 through August 24. (more...)

ONCHI KOSHIRO: THE ABSTRACT PRINTS to Open 7/19 at Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Japanese printmaker Onchi Koshiro (1892-1955) helped to revolutionize Japanese printmaking before and after World War II as a leader of the sosaku hanga - creative print - movement. Abandoning the tradition of specialists handling different steps in the printmaking process, Onchi and his peers chose to conceive, carve and print their own works. Onchi went on to pioneer the printing of abstract designs, which are the focus of the Art Institute of Chicago's upcoming exhibition Onchi Koshiro: The Abstract Prints, on view July 19 through October 5, 2014 in Gallery 107. (more...)

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