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Photo Flash: NYC Parks Unveils Life Rings and Other Water Safety Measures at City Boat LaunchesPhoto Flash: NYC Parks Unveils Life Rings and Other Water Safety Measures at City Boat Launches
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Following the tragic deaths this summer of two 13-year-old boys in the Bronx River, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today announced that NYC Parks has implemented a series of changes at boat launch areas to enhance water safety. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair to Kick Off 9/6; Runs Weekends in September7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair to Kick Off 9/6; Runs Weekends in September
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

4heads presents the Seventh Annual Governors Island Art Fair - 100 rooms of paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, video and sound art exhibited in abandoned military barracks on New York Harbor's historic Governors Island. Launching the fall New York gallery season, the Art Fair is free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 6 - 28 September and is easily accessible by regular ferries from downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. (more...)
Lincoln Center to Bring Local Silent Disco to Queens, 9/12Lincoln Center to Bring Local Silent Disco to Queens, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Lincoln Center Local Silent Disco, a night of disco dancing under the stars, will take place on Friday, September 12, in Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park in Queens as part of Lincoln Center's effort to bring its art and entertainment programs to all the boroughs of New York City. This free event was planned by the offices of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, and Lincoln Center. (more...)
MITF's Sweet 16 Short Play Lab Series Seeks Submissions; Deadline 9/7MITF's Sweet 16 Short Play Lab Series Seeks Submissions; Deadline 9/7
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

John Chatteron's Sweet 16th Year is underway with a new installment of the widely popular Short Play Lab Series. More than a dozen works by seasoned pros and gifted newcomers alike will premiere at Roy Arias Studios this fall. (more...)
Rare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening TodayRare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from today, August 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015, this exhibition highlights a rare quilt (c. 1899), a fascinating expression of the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived immigrants. (more...)
THE OTHER MOZART Plays Uptown Gallery, Now thru 8/31THE OTHER MOZART Plays Uptown Gallery, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of the prodigy Nannerl, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother Amadeus, to equal acclaim. But her work and memory faded away, neglected by history. (more...)
SHORT MOVIE MUSICAL FESTIVAL Set for This Weekend at Musical Theatre FactorySHORT MOVIE MUSICAL FESTIVAL Set for This Weekend at Musical Theatre Factory
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Today, August 22 and tomorrow, August 23 at 8PM Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting seven new movie musicals in the MTF Short Movie Musical Festival. (more...)
Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert Tickets on Sale TodayDef Jam 30th Anniversary Concert Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, DMX, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Jhené Aiko, Onyx, Method Man, Redman, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Warren G, EPMD, and Jeremih have all been confirmed to perform during the historic, one-night-only Def Jam Recordings 30th Anniversary Concert. The all-star event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 16. (more...)
The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and MoreThe Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)
Dani Gal's AS FROM AFAR Video Installation to Premiere 9/12 at The Jewish MuseumDani Gal's AS FROM AFAR Video Installation to Premiere 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

The Jewish Museum will present the U.S. premiere of Israeli artist Dani Gal's As from Afar from September 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum, Gal's new installation examines the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and close confidant. Speer initiated a correspondence with Wiesenthal in 1974 in an effort to accept responsibility for his war crimes. (more...)
2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner Shen Lu to Play Carnegie Hall, 11/82014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner Shen Lu to Play Carnegie Hall, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

The Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) will present its 2014 First Prize-winner, Shen Lu, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Mr. Shen will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tan Dun, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Scarlatti. (more...)
Sarah Heywood's THE POINT AND THE UNIVERSE to Play United Solo, 9/21Sarah Heywood's THE POINT AND THE UNIVERSE to Play United Solo, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

A raw and profound biographical exploration of one young woman's emotional, artistic, cultural, linguistic, and romantic journey during three years of work, study and performance at the Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil in Tashkent, Uzbekistan comes to United Solo in THE POINT AND THE UNIVERSE. Join Sarah/Sera in her struggle and discovery as she learns the sensations that form the artist and the human being. (more...)
PLAYGROUND Set for The Brick, Now thru 8/30PLAYGROUND Set for The Brick, Now thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

Derek Spaldo presents Playground. This world premiere play explores the volatile relationship of four people in a working class neighborhood. Set in and around a bodega, the characters' seemingly mundane conversations about dead-end jobs, friendship, masculinity, pride, and above all, desire, unearth an unconscious legacy of violence. (more...)
Louis Armstrong House Hosts Jazzmobile Block Party TodayLouis Armstrong House Hosts Jazzmobile Block Party Today
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents its annual Jazzmobile Block Party today, August 21st from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm featuring the Ray Mantilla Septet. This free event, hosted by Jazzmoblie, is the museum's grand finale to its Summer with Satchmo season! (more...)
First Annual Down Under Improv Festival Set for Now thru 8/24 at UNDER St. MarksFirst Annual Down Under Improv Festival Set for Now thru 8/24 at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

18 teams will enter, only one will come out on top, and only you the audience will determine the Grand Champion! Join Horse Trade Theater Group and Gotham City Improv at the first annual Down Under Improv Festival at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) today, August 21-24. (more...)
Baby Crow Productions Presents ENTER YOUR SLEEP at FringeNYC, Now thru 8/24Baby Crow Productions Presents ENTER YOUR SLEEP at FringeNYC, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

ENTER YOUR SLEEP, a new play by Christina Quintana, will be presented by Baby Crow Productions now through 24th at Teatro SEA at the Clemente as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). (more...)
Maria Park's COMPOSITION Exhibition to Open 9/11 at Margaret Thatcher ProjectsMaria Park's COMPOSITION Exhibition to Open 9/11 at Margaret Thatcher Projects
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Composition, the gallery's third solo exhibition of works by American artist Maria Park. The exhibition runs September 11 through October 18, 2014, with an opening reception slated for Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)
Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish MuseumLee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

From September 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015, the Jewish Museum will present From the Margins: Lee Krasner I Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. (more...)
Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)
2014 Visionary Speaker Darren Aronofsky to Appear at The New Museum, 9/302014 Visionary Speaker Darren Aronofsky to Appear at The New Museum, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - August 20, 2014

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. Aronofsky (b. 1969, Brooklyn) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Now in its sixth season, the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series honors leading international thinkers and creators in the fields of art, architecture, design, dance, film, literature, and technology, and marks a commitment by the New Museum to consider their effects on culture at large. Aronofsky will be in conversation with novelist and critic Lynne Tillman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)
The Tank to Present DARK FEST - Two Weekends of Shows Using Alternative Power Sources, 8/21-31The Tank to Present DARK FEST - Two Weekends of Shows Using Alternative Power Sources, 8/21-31
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present the second annual Dark Fest: two weekends of eclectic performances in which no power is provided by the theater, and all light and sound must designed by the artists using alternative energy sources. (more...)
Naked Girls Reading Presents AWKWARD TonightNaked Girls Reading Presents AWKWARD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Revel in the literary embarrassment with New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY), as Naked Girls Reading presents AWKWARD. Join your favorite naked readers as they share compromising situations, unwieldy moments and faux pas galore, culled from the finest in classic and contemporary writings. (more...)
Riant Theatre Company Presents CODE OF SILENCE as Part of Strawberry Theater One-Act Festival, Now thru 8/31Riant Theatre Company Presents CODE OF SILENCE as Part of Strawberry Theater One-Act Festival, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The Riant Theatre has announced that it will stage CODE OF SILENCE a drama Inspired by the 1997 Infamous case in the Bronx, in which a NY police officer was Indicted for using excessive force on a teen and killing him, as a featured production within the Strawberry Theater One-Act Festival, today, August 20th through August 31st at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St. in Manhattan. (more...)
Chicago's The Claudettes Perform Free Show Tonight at The McKittrick HotelChicago's The Claudettes Perform Free Show Tonight at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

After making their rousing NYC live debut in October, The Claudettes return to the area for another special free show tonight (11PM show) at The Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th St) at the conclusion of each night's performance of the acclaimed 'Sleep No More'. (more...)
2014 New York New Works Theatre Festival Kicks Off Today2014 New York New Works Theatre Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW Special Coverage - August 20, 2014

The New York New Works Theatre Festival introduces the best of today's aspiring new authors to the Broadway community (more...)

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