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Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia to Feature Work of Philip Guston, May 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Beginning 10 May 2017, Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia will present the work of the pre-eminent American painter Philip Guston (1913 - 1980) in a major exhibition exploring the artist's oeuvre in relation to critical literary interpretation. In a spirit reflective of how Guston himself cultivated the sources of his inspiration, 'Philip Guston and The Poets' considers the ideas and writings of major 20th century poets as catalysts for his enigmatic pictures and visions. Featuring works that span a fifty-year period in Guston's artistic career, the exhibition includes 50 major paintings and 25 prominent drawings dating from 1930 until his death in 1980. The exhibition draws parallels between the essential humanist themes reflected in these works, and the language and prose of five poets: D. H. Lawrence (British, 1885 - 1930), W. B. Yeats (Irish, 1865 - 1939), Wallace Stevens (American, 1879 - 1955), Eugenio Montale (Italian, 1896 - 1981) and T. S. Eliot (American-born, British, 1888 - 1965). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wait for It... HAMILTON Characters, Lyrics Take Shape in 25,000 Toppling Dominoes
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2017

An incredibly talented HAMILTON fan has just unveiled an epic homage to the musical's characters, lyrics and scenes - all with 25,000 dominoes. Watch them topple in the video below! (more...)

'Robert Kushner: Portraits & Perennials' Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Robert Kushner: Portraits & Perennials. In this exhibition of new paintings and works on paper, Kushner extends the boundaries of his compositions, infusing his iconic, organic imagery with vibrant color and increased geometric precision in a lyrical synthesis of styles and techniques. (more...)

Sparkplug: PROCESS AND PRACTICE Exhibition to Open Next Month at DCAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Process & Practice will be on view February 17 - March 19, 2017 at DCAC, with an opening Reception set for Friday, February 17 from 7 to 9 pm, and an Artist Talk slated for Sunday, March 12 at 5 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Slow Burn's TITANIC a Haunting, Soulful Dirge
by Trevor Durham - Jan 28, 2017

Director Patrick Fitzwater has grasped the drama of the cold, dark tale to present an almost operatic tragedy and a roaring score only he could wrestle onto the stage. (more...)

Fox Theatre Presents SON VOLT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

'There are only two kinds of songs,' Townes Van Zandt said, well before he died. 'There's the blues, and there's zip-a-dee-doo-dah.' The new Son Volt album is titled Notes of Blue. (more...)

Groundbreaking Festival Features a Wide Range of New Works for Families by Celebrated French and International Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Lippa
by Ken Fallin - Jan 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 24, 2017

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Take An Art Excursion in West Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Walking through a beautiful art gallery or scenic art festival is bound to bring out your creative side. Here in West Michigan, an art excursion is always nearby with many museums, galleries, art centers, and annual festivals. If you want to surround yourself with your favorite art, many galleries and stores sell items that can turn your home into your own art sanctuary. Find your bliss with West Michigan's vast and varied arts culture. (more...)

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo FEatured at Exhibition at The Frick Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo worked primarily in Seville, where he was born in December 1617, until his death in 1682. Well known for his religious paintings and his extraordinary depictions of street urchins, he was also an ingenious painter of Portraits. This genre remains, however, the least studied aspect of his work. Inspired by the self-Portraits in their holdings, New York's Frick Collection and London's National Gallery are presenting a 2017–18 show that will mark the 400th anniversary of this great artist's birth. Murillo: The Self-Portraits will open at the Frick from October 31, 2017, through February 4, 2018 before moving on to the London institution for a showing from February 28 through May 21, 2018. The exhibition is jointly organized by the Frick's Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon and Letizia Treves, Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-Century Paintings, National Gallery. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Acclaimed Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations, February 23-26 in Englewood, Newark, Red Bank and Morristown. Pianist Kirill Gerstein-hailed as "alarmingly gifted" by Classical Review-returns to perform the Rachmaninoff concerto, one of the most enduring works in the canon. (more...)

BAMPFA Adds Programming to Create Community on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

 In keeping with its mission to "inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog," the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) invites all members of the community to come together on Friday, January 20 for a full day of positive, creative events and activities. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, BAMPFA is offering free admission and expanded programming throughout the day. All are welcome to visit the galleries and participate in any of the following events and activities: (more...)

Frist Center Presents Works By Irving Penn In IRVING PENN: BEYOND BEAUTY Opens 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Irving Penn (1917-2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential photographers. The first retrospective of his work in 20 years, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty conveys the extraordinary breadth and legacy of the American artist and will be on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from February 24 to May 29, 2017. (more...)

Entertainment Legends David Bowie & Carrie Fisher Memorialized in West Hollywood Murals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artist Mike McNeilly has a new mural installation in West Hollywood paying tribute to legends Carrie Fisher and David Bowie, whose untimely deaths in 2016 (Bowie on January 10 th and Fisher on December 25 th) book-ended a year that saw the passing of several beloved entertainment icons. (more...)

TAKE ME (I'M YOURS) at The Jewish Museum Announces Final Exhibition Days, Through 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The last day to see Take Me (I'm Yours) - the unique, participatory exhibition on view at the Jewish Museum that allows visitors to touch and take home the works of art on view - is on Sunday, February 5, 2017. On the final day, Daniel Spoerri's sculpture, Eat Art Happening, a skeleton made entirely of sugar paste, will be available for consumption by museum visitors. (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep Presents Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12.  According to American Theater Magazine, Disgraced was the most produced play around the country in the 2015/16 Season, and now for the first time it makes a homecoming to Milwaukee, the hometown of playwright Ayad Akhtar.   (more...)

The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition and K*Star*Productions are pleased to announce the program for the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2017(BCF), which takes place next month over three consecutive weekends,February 11-26. (more...)

The Met Presents MARISA MERZ: THE SKY IS A GREAT SPACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

In January 2017, The Met Breuer will present the first major retrospective in the United States of the Italian painter, sculptor, and installation artist Marisa Merz (born Turin, Italy, 1926). Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space will bring together five decades of work to explore Merz's prodigious talent and influence. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York to Host AFTER THE REVOLUTION Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York presents: 'Communism, Radicalism and the Arts,' a panel discussion to explore the historical impact McCarthyism and Communism had on artists and their art. (more...)

Andro Wekua: 'A Dog's Fidelity': An Exhibition of New Paintings Opens 1/26 at Gladstone 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an installation of new paintings by Andro Wekua. Through a practice that includes film, sculpture, and collage, Wekua works in the ambiguous half-light of memory, fantasy, and history. He offers fragmented narratives, part objects, and doubled figures as meta-fictions of a self that skid against autobiographical and historical specificity. (more...)

MAD Announces New Trustees and Treasurer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced today the appointment of two new Trustees: Andi Potamkin Blackmore and Simon Bolton. The Board of Trustees also named current Finance Committee Chair Michael Dweck Treasurer. The election took place at the December 8, 2016, board meeting. (more...)

Zella Day to Be Featured on ABC's 'When We Rise' Soundtrack w/cover of 'Wonderwall'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today, Zella Day has announced her inclusion on the official soundtrack of ABC's forthcoming mini-series When We Rise with a stunning cover of Oasis' 'Wonderwall.' (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of words and music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra And Catholic Diocese To Bring Music To Catholic School Students, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Students from 19 Catholic schools will attend the BPO's Feb. 8 Music For Youth programs, in Catholic Schools Day at the BPO. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. More than 1600 students are expected to attend. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents SERIALITIES, 2/15-4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Beginning 15 February, Hauser & Wirth will present 'Serialities,' a group exhibition organized with Olivier Renaud-Clement which examines notions of seriality and repetition, and ways in which artists explore linear and non-linear narratives through iterations. (more...)

Tamron's Two New High-Performance Lenses, the SP 70-22mm f/2.8 and 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, Available for Preorder at B&H Photo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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New Donald Trump Biography is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Whitman Publishing announces the release of 'Donald Trump: 45th President of the United States Collector's Vault,' an illustrated coffee-table biography that includes more than three dozen commemorative souvenirs from the life and times of President Trump. The book is available from Barnes & Noble, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Meijers, and other book sellers, and online including at Amazon.com and Whitman.com, for $49.95. (more...)

Brendan Drake Choreography and Dante Brown Set for The People Movers' CRAWL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The People Movers announce the seventh chapter of CRAWL: a multi-disciplinary, nomadic arts presenting series, now in its third year of programming. On March 17th and 18th, 2017, Chapter 7 will take place at Industry City Distillery at 8:00 PM. The evening will feature dance performances from Brendan Drake Choreography and Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, and photography from Nir Arieli. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring star of GEORGIE, Ed Dixon. (more...)

Portraits of Hope Eyes More Water Projects Including Chicago's Bridges
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Woman's Rights Mural By Zoe Buckman And Natalie Frank On Display, Through Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Artists Zoe Buckman and Natalie Frank have pulled together quotes from politicians about women and their bodies that will be reproduced on a massive mural on the Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the potential this delightful chamber sized musical would have touring the country. With it's compact cast and impressive unit set, the provinces are to benefit in attending this charming bon bon that plays out as a cross between a bawdy English Music Hall comedy and a zany British farce. Originally produced by The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's journey to Broadway paid off for all involved. (more...)

EXIT LAUGHING Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Like Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias, the characters are truly 'characters.' When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the 'girls,' what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 2/20 - 3/3 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 2/20 - 3/3, airing on NBC (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Wallace Shawn, Annapurna Sriram, John Epperson, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and Claudia Shear in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Grusomhetens Teater's THE MOUNTAIN BIRD, Coming to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grusomhetens Teater--Norwegian for 'The Theater of Cruelty' (a nod to Antonin Artaud)--is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This independent, Oslo-based theater troupe will make its North American debut at La MaMa March 2 to 5 with 'The Mountain Bird' (Fjeldfuglen) by Henrik Ibsen, its celebrated staging of a romantic 1859 opera libretto by the great giant of Norwegian theater. The production contains a critically acclaimed original score by contemporary composer Filip Sande and is the company's longest-running show. Scroll down for photos and footage of the piece! (more...)

ART WYNWOOD Announces Exhibitors, Fair Highlights and Special Events 2/16 to 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Art Wynwood, presented by Art Miami, is proud to announce its list of exhibitors, special events and fair highlights for 2017. The five-day fair will return for its sixth edition Presidents Day Weekend, February 16 through February 20. (more...)

David Roche Foundation Museum Opens Significant Exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The David Roche Foundation is opening a significant exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers from the Roche collection. Monarchs and aristocrats of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche - and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection.  (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Details of First Ever WOW -WOMEN OF THE WORLD HULL Announced for UK City of Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In a year that has seen momentous change across the globe, trailblazers from the arts, politics and activism are set to take part in the first ever WOW -Women of the World festival in Hull, created by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as part of the global WOW Festivals originated by the Southbank Centre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD to Hit Brown Box This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Brown Box Theatre Project has announced their 7th Season of touring free and accessible theatre to communities throughout Greater Boston. Continuing in the tradition of their annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare tour, Brown Box's ambitious 2017 Season will be performed entirely outdoors and presented free of charge at all locations. (more...)

Hallmark Channel Kicks Off 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' with Special Event
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On the heels of Hallmark Channel's record-breaking 'Countdown to Christmas' initiative, the network is launching its annual 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' programming franchise with a special, multifaceted event (more...)

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