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Edward Thorp Gallery to Open Group Exhibit JUNCTION, 9/12Edward Thorp Gallery to Open Group Exhibit JUNCTION, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Edward Thorp Gallery has announced Junction, a group exhibition of recent painting from six contemporary artists. All the works exhibit a vocabulary of highly expressive and personal imagery. These artists raise enduring questions about painting and the framing of visual issues around its language such as process, form and authorship. The exhibition will be on view September 12 through October 25, 2014. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TUTA Theatre's THE ANYWAY CABARET Opens 10/17TUTA Theatre's THE ANYWAY CABARET Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

TUTA Theatre Chicago opens its 14th season with The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret), a world premiere with live music, written and composed by Associate Member Martin Marion. (more...)

Artemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This WeekendArtemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public. (more...)

OTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey TheatreOTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'Tis the soldiers' life. To have their balmy slumbers waked by strife." Three of L.A.'s most venerable artistic directors come together when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Ron Sossi, artistic director) and The New American Theatre (Jack Stehlin, artistic director) present a bold new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Rogue Machine artistic director John Perrin Flynn. The modern dress production, starring Stehlin as Iago opposite A Martinez in the title role, opens for press on Oct. 17 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

Chicago's Millennium Festival Showcases Works from More Than 100 ArtistsChicago's Millennium Festival Showcases Works from More Than 100 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Nationally recognized for its diverse array of works, the Millennium Art Festival returned to Chicago's Millennium Park this past May 30 through June 1. (more...)

Randy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Sue MacLaine Brings STILL LIFE to Theatre Arts Admin Collective, 27-28 OctoberSue MacLaine Brings STILL LIFE to Theatre Arts Admin Collective, 27-28 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Watch, listen and draw as Henrietta Moraes, the notorious muse to Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and later Maggi Hambling, relates her life story in the award-winning one-woman play Still Life: AN AUDIENCE WITH HENRIETTA MORAES. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Announces 2014-2015 SeasonWashington Stage Guild Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild announces its 29th season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town. The 2014-2015 season includes the second part of our multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's BACK TO METHUSELAH, and as the visionary cycle leaps into the future and examines the effect of human advances on relationships, the other three plays also focus on unexpected looks at basic ties to create A SEASON OF LOVE AND/OR MARRIAGE. Two Washington premieres are joined by two plays not seen here in decades, as we offer our first productions by two of Shaw's followers, Frederick Lonsdale and Terence Rattigan, and one by a contemporary American playwright, David Marshall Grant. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JACKIE & ME, 4/8-5/10Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JACKIE & ME, 4/8-5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens Tuesday, April 8, and runs through Today, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Today performance on May 3. (more...)

Flomenhaft Gallery Opens Roger Shimomura's GREAT AMERICAN MUSE TodayFlomenhaft Gallery Opens Roger Shimomura's GREAT AMERICAN MUSE Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is proud and honored to announce Roger Shimomura's exhibition, Great American Muse, on view today, May 8 - June 28, 2014.The show consists of 30 new paintings. (more...)

Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD IIIGina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

'The Adventures of Loriel the Wood Fairy' is Released'The Adventures of Loriel the Wood Fairy' is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

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Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. TonightSarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Robin Argent's Art Exhibition FRAMED FOR LIFE Is Now OpenRobin Argent's Art Exhibition FRAMED FOR LIFE Is Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

An exhibition by ROBIN ARGENT of “Framed for Life” depicting a range of bespoke framing techniques used to enhance and preserve art and artefacts. The exhibition opens at the Tuar Ard Gallery in Moate on Monday 26th May and is open to the public for viewing Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm daily for the months of June and July. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Joanne Froggatt to Star in RABBIT HOLE in the West End, Fall 2014; Nigel Harmen to Direct!DOWNTON ABBEY's Joanne Froggatt to Star in RABBIT HOLE in the West End, Fall 2014; Nigel Harmen to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Joanne Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna', will star as 'Becca' in RABBIT HOLE in the West End under the direction of fellow DOWNTON actor Nigel Harmen. David Lindsay-Abaire's play will begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11. (more...)

It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will premiere on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced, following a Summer 2015 World Premiere engagement in Chicago. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Gets Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, Summer 2015Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Gets Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago, The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015 with Broadway In Chicago theater and performance schedule to be announced. It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Stages First UK Production in 100 Years of St. John Ervine's JOHN FERGUSON, Now thru June 14Finborough Theatre Stages First UK Production in 100 Years of St. John Ervine's JOHN FERGUSON, Now thru June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The first UK production in nearly 100 years of St John Ervine's timeless tragedy John Ferguson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from today, 20 May 2014 - Saturday, 14 June 2014. (more...)

Flomenhaft Gallery to Open Roger Shimomura's GREAT AMERICAN MUSE, 5/8Flomenhaft Gallery to Open Roger Shimomura's GREAT AMERICAN MUSE, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is proud and honored to announce Roger Shimomura's exhibition, Great American Muse, on view May 8 - June 28, 2014.The show consists of 30 new paintings. (more...)

THE ANYWAY CABARET, TUTAlabs and More Set for TUTA Theatre Chicago's 14th SeasonTHE ANYWAY CABARET, TUTAlabs and More Set for TUTA Theatre Chicago's 14th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

TUTA Theatre Chicago has announced their 2014-15 season, their 14th year producing in Chicago. TUTA will present a world premiere, a U.S. premiere, three TUTAlab readings, and 8-week master classes for actors. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Sedona to Welcome Special Guests, Hosts Openings, Celebrations on 1st Friday Gallery Tour, 6/6Sedona to Welcome Special Guests, Hosts Openings, Celebrations on 1st Friday Gallery Tour, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The skies are clear, the red rocks are gorgeous and visible again in all their glory -- and it's time to enjoy Sedona's famed hospitality! Sedona's finest art galleries invite the public to enjoy a special evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday Gallery Tour on June 6th from 5 - 8pm. The Sedona Gallery Association, one of the driving forces behind Sedona's vibrant arts scene, has created special events this 1st Friday to celebrate the containment of the Slide Fire. (more...)

New Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in JulyNew Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a reading as part of Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a new play from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17 opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 20 July 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit ELOQUENT OBJECTS Coming to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2015Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit ELOQUENT OBJECTS Coming to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) announced today that it will be one of only four cities in the U.S., and the only venue in this region, to host the international traveling exhibition, Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico, from June 27–Sept. 13, 2015. This new, first-of-its-kind exhibition will include more than 40 magnificent paintings by O'Keeffe and her contemporaries – artists she influenced and those who influenced her. Many of these works are rarely seen, and are on loan from major museums and private collections. (more...)

The New York Botanical Garden Announces its Major 2015 Exhibition FRIDA KAHLO'S GARDENThe New York Botanical Garden Announces its Major 2015 Exhibition FRIDA KAHLO'S GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, Frida Kahlo's Garden, focusing on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on May 16, 2015, and remaining on view through November 1, 2015, the exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 25 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Kahlo's intense interest in the botanical world. (more...)

Colossal Sculptures by Artist Philip Haas Rise from the GardenColossal Sculptures by Artist Philip Haas Rise from the Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Celebrate four seasons in one during the Atlanta Botanical Garden's exhibition of monumental sculptures by contemporary artist Philip Haas from May through October. (more...)

Blue Mountain Gallery to Present Peter Malone Solo Exhibit, 7/29-8/16Blue Mountain Gallery to Present Peter Malone Solo Exhibit, 7/29-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Blue Mountain Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Peter Malone, which will run from July 29 to August 16, 2014. An opening reception will be held Thursday July 31, from 5–8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Nassau County Museum of Art's STILL LIFE: 1970s PHOTOREALISM ExhibitionPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Nassau County Museum of Art's STILL LIFE: 1970s PHOTOREALISM Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Still Life: 1970s Photorealism will be on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art, July 19 to November 9, 2014, featuring works by Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the exhibition! (more...)

Luxembourg & Dayan Presents THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE, 8/14-10/4Luxembourg & Dayan Presents THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE, 8/14-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In Luis Buñuel's 1977 film “That Obscure Object of Desire,” the hero lusts after a tantalizing and elusive woman. His obsession spirals out of control, clouding his judgment and ultimately leading him to a state of utter submissiveness. Borrowing the title of Buñel's film, Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to present an exhibition that explores the dark side of desire, highlighting the often-suppressed connection between an artwork and a fetishized object. The process of object making is here explored as an obsessive endeavor akin in its intensity to erotic infatuation. Each of the artists represented in That Obscure Object of Desire is continuously drawn to forms, processes, and materials with bodily connotations that oscillate between the sexual and the abject, reworked in countless variations. (more...)

Napa Couple Launches "Mexican Flavors" CookbookNapa Couple Launches "Mexican Flavors" Cookbook
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Presents Works of Georgia O'Keeffe and MoreIndianapolis Museum of Art Presents Works of Georgia O'Keeffe and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

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Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End OpeningJoanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

A few months ago, it was announed that Joanna Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna,' would star as 'Becca' in the London premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE. The play was set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11. But recently, The Stage reported that this date has been postponed due to 'scheduling issues.' Producers Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife Productions, and Celia Atkin released a statement saying 'Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time.' (more...)

Regen Projects Presents Doug Aitken's STILL LIFE, 9/6-10/11Regen Projects Presents Doug Aitken's STILL LIFE, 9/6-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Regen Projects presents Still Life, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken. Spanning a variety of media encompassing photography, sculpture, publications, sound, and single and multi-channel video installations, Aitken's work explores the modern landscape and posits possibilities for new uncharted frontiers. This exhibition, the artist's fourth solo presentation at Regen Projects, will feature an installation of new sculptural objects within a labyrinthine space designed to create an experience of unexpected encounters and a sense of mystery and discovery for the viewer to navigate. (more...)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Adds Raphaelle Peale Masterpiece to CollectionAmon Carter Museum of American Art Adds Raphaelle Peale Masterpiece to Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today the acquisition of the painting Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (17741825). The first work by Peale to enter the collection, the Still Life painting was purchased in memory of the museum's founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (19132013). The painting is on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. (more...)

Icicle Creek New Play Festival Adds Two New Workshops to Line-UpIcicle Creek New Play Festival Adds Two New Workshops to Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Icicle Creek New Play Festival (formerly known as the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival) will add two new workshops to its line-up in addition to featuring two plays written by esteemed playwright Steven Dietz (Becky's New Car) and Carly Mensch (TV's 'Weeds' and 'Nurse Jackie'). (more...)

Labor Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz, 8/29Labor Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Meet the artists at gallery receptions throughout the weekend. Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) hosts two exceptional artists for a Labor Day weekend exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' opens at the gallery on Friday, August 29, 2014 and runs through Sunday, August 31, 2014. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the two artists at receptions taking place in the Stone Harbor gallery from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. 'We are excited to welcome these two talented artists back to the gallery,' explained Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Their styles are quite different, but complimentary. Viktor Shvaiko paints cafes and intimate scenes from Italy, France, and other European destinations with a great sense of lighting and shadows in a classic style. Thomas Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint to express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.' Born in Altai, one of Russia's most remote and off-the-beaten-track towns, Viktor Shvaiko grew up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness. His natural inclination for fine arts and his strong urge to share his vision of nature drove him to find a way into the Novoaltaisk Artistic School, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the former Soviet Union, where he acquired the skills of a true artist. A strict regimen of drawing, an intricate technique of using colors, and the influence of the nineteenth century Russian artist Karl Brynllow brought Viktor Shvaiko close to a traditional academic style of painting. At this point, Viktor's subject focus became the beautiful Altai landscapes. The Shvaiko family later moved to Transkarpathia, the western mountainous portion of Ukraine, where Viktor became enchanted with the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside. His travels took him to Yugoslavia and then on to Italy, where he began painting various village scenes with great detail. Years later, Viktor settled in New York City. There he developed his penchant for painting quaint cafes and other intimate places from his travels that we see in his work today and that have become his trademark. His enticing mix of beauty and mystery has drawn the interest and admiration of collectors from around the world. Thomas Stiltz received a B.A. in Fine Art and M.A. in Photography from the University of Delaware. After a highly successful career in photography and graphic design, Stiltz began his career as a painter in the mid-1990s. Stiltz was drawn initially to the Still Life genre, with early influences such as Cezanne, Vermeer, and the Spanish Still Life painters of the 1600s. He later began incorporating his skills as a photographer, exacting manipulation of materials and creating a photographic visual language through his art. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth. His optimistic art creates and invents wonderful visions that strive to express the pleasures of all the senses. Stiltz believes art should provide stability and beauty to which we can anchor our constantly changing existence. Precision and clarity define his work and give him the ability to examine his thoughts and responses to world. Stiltz's works have been exhibited by more than 50 galleries around the United States, Canada, and China, and he has had over 40 one-man shows featuring his photography and paintings. The 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' exhibition will include original artwork and prints by the two artists, all available for acquisition. The collection will be on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014, with special receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit oceangalleries.com For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com (more...)

Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival Begins 9/19Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival Begins 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public. Donations are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are available beginning August 1 at artemisatheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyric Arts Company of Anoka Does Jonathan Larson Proud with their Production of RENTBWW Reviews: Lyric Arts Company of Anoka Does Jonathan Larson Proud with their Production of RENT
by Jill Schafer - Jul 15, 2014

RENT gets me every time. Seeing it for the 14th time is just as thrilling, emotional, and epic as the first time I saw it 17 years ago. I can't even put into words why it has such a strong grip on my soul. It's just such a beautiful message of love, hope, community, and life, made all the more poignant by creator Jonathan Larson's untimely passing. Lyric Arts' new production is truly beautiful; the cast is energetic and talented, the sets and costumes have that cool rock show vibe, and the staging is different enough to make it feel fresh and original, but similar enough to the Broadway version to feel familiar to RENTheads like me. RENT is a brilliantly written piece of music-theater, and Lyric Arts has done Jonathan Larson proud. I can think of no higher praise. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Masterpiece After Masterpiece at Philadelphia's Barnes CollectionBWW Reviews: Masterpiece After Masterpiece at Philadelphia's Barnes Collection
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2014

Better allow plenty of time for visiting the astonishing collection, which includes more than 800 paintings and is worth an estimated $25 billion. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION, 10/20-2/16The Met Museum Presents CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION, 10/20-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists-Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)-in more than 30 years. The exhibition and accompanying publication will trace the invention and development of Cubism using iconic examples from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, with its unparalleled holdings in this foundational modernist movement. The exhibition will mark the first time that the Collection, which Mr. Lauder pledged to the Museum in April 2013, is shown in its entirety, including the most recent addition, Léger's The Village. The exhibition, which opens October 20, 2014, will present 79 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture: 17 by Braque, 14 by Gris, 15 by Léger, and 33 by Picasso. Rich in modernist pictures by Picasso and Braque, the exhibition will also include an unprecedented number of papiers collé by Juan Gris and a stunning array of Léger's most famous series, his Contrasts of Forms. (more...)

Black Box Theatre's ROCKET MAN, 'MUSIC NIGHT' Seek House Managers For This WeekendBlack Box Theatre's ROCKET MAN, 'MUSIC NIGHT' Seek House Managers For This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Typical of his entire life, Donny Rowan has been pressing the same crosswalk button at the same traffic light on the same street corner for 20 years. Finally, after placing all his possessions on his front lawn with a sign reading 'Here's my life, make me an offer,' he attaches that same button to the easy chair in his attic and uses it to take him into an alternate universe. Steven Dietz's 'Rocket Man,' which opens August 29 and continues through September 14, 2014 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, details his entertaining and engaging journey. NSTC has produced Dietz's 'Becky's New Car, 'Still Life With Iris,' and 'More Fun than Bowling'at the Black Box Theatre and his 'Dracula' was performed at NMSU several years ago. (more...)

BWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 24, 2014

BWW salutes Broadway talent who are EMMY nominated for 2014. Today, we look at Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work in the F/X series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)


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Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Gallery Receptions, 8/29Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Gallery Receptions, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

One is a Master of Contemporary Realism, while the other paints realistic masterpieces that incorporate threads of Classicism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Together, the two talented and world-renowned artists, Thomas Stiltz and Viktor Shvaiko, bring a collection of breathtaking paintings for one extraordinary exhibition at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) over the Labor Day weekend. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' opens at the gallery on Friday, August 29, 2014 and runs through Sunday, August 31, 2014. In addition to viewing this exceptional collection, gallery goers will have the chance to meet Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Ocean Galleries receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit, which will remain on display through Sunday, September 7, 2014, is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. Often described as a Master of Contemporary Realism, Thomas Stiltz brings a collection of his Still Life paintings to the gallery for the Labor Day showing. His long career as a professional photographer has greatly influenced Stiltz's unique painting methods, where he uses old world techniques to apply numerous layers of oil paints, each composed of thin, colorful glazes. Whereas painters usually start with a fixed canvas size and fill it with objects, a photographer uses cropping techniques to express an image or scene. Stiltz often leaves space around the objects he paints, allowing 'air' to flow through the images. Best known for his wine paintings, Stiltz's works feature brilliant color, sparkling realism, and quality of light. In addition to the collection of art that will be on display, Stiltz will custom paint a favorite bottle of wine for clients. He begins by photographing the wine with various arrangements and settings, with the buyer able to select a favorite image before the actual painting occurs. All custom artwork can be framed by Ocean Galleries, well known throughout the Southern New Jersey area for their exquisite framing. The gallery selected each frame for the Stiltz and Shvaiko exhibition. Viktor Shvaiko paints in a realistic manner that defies neat labeling, incorporating threads of Classicism, Romanticism, and Impressionism into a signature style that is unique and instantly recognizable. Built on a firm foundation of academic training acquired through the disciplines of Russian art schools, Shvaiko has fused many influences into his work to arrive at his current approach to painting. Years ago, Shvaiko fled the painful oppression of his homeland, Russia, with just his paintings strapped to his back. Winding up in Italy, Shvaiko was forced to sell his paintings to survive. After years of struggling, it wasn't until his relocation to New York City in the early 1990s that his dream of living as an artist began to materialize. Since that time, Shvaiko has become one of the most desired painters of the twenty-first century. His breathtaking scenes of Mediterranean landscapes and European villages are intensely focused creations that capture the subtle qualities of sunlight, shadows, and shades of color. 'I love the beauty and detail that are evident in each of Shvaiko's paintings,' said Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Similarly, Stiltz's paintings, although quite different in style, evoke great detail and encourage the viewer to examine the underlying structure of familiar forms. We are thrilled to share this amazing collection of artwork with the community over Labor Day weekend.' This exhibition represents the second time the artists will visit Ocean Galleries, which has represented the artists and carried their artwork for over 10 years. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' includes original artwork and limited editions by the two artists, all of which are custom framed by Ocean Galleries and available for acquisition. The collection will be on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014, with receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with artwork remaining on display through Sunday, September 7, 2014. The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit OceanGalleries.com For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit OceanGalleries.com (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Opening Night on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 - July 5, 2015. (more...)

Howard County's Road to the Arts Set for 9/12-14Howard County's Road to the Arts Set for 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Join the Howard County Arts Council this fall for Road to the Arts weekend, September 12–14, 2014! This annual event, celebrating the beginning of the 2014-2015 gallery season, invites art lovers to explore Howard County's vibrant visual arts scene. Galleries throughout the county will participate by hosting openings and special exhibits over the course of the weekend. This year's participants include: (more...)

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