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Sarasota Institute Of Lifetime Learning Announces Its 2023 GLOBAL ISSUES And MUSIC MO Photo Sarasota Institute Of Lifetime Learning Announces Its 2023 GLOBAL ISSUES And MUSIC MONDAYS Series
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

2023 marks the 52nd anniversary of Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning's (SILL) “Global Issues” series. This hard-hitting series, which runs January 10-March 31, features 25 internationally renowned experts discussing a vast range of domestic and global issues.

Review: Shakespeare's Tricky Dick RICHARD III Proves A Crooked Villain at The Strand Photo Review: Shakespeare's Tricky Dick RICHARD III Proves A Crooked Villain at The Strand
by Cybele Pomeroy - Nov 12, 2022

The Maryland Renaissance Festival and The Strand partner to present a one-weekend encore of the acclaimed RICHARD III by The Company Of Women. The Company are a force of craftswomanship the likes of which have not before been seen in Baltimore theater, and display a strong likelihood of becoming a major theatrical presence in the community.

Urban Stages to Host Special Post Show Conversations Following Performances of ELEANO Photo Urban Stages to Host Special Post Show Conversations Following Performances of ELEANOR AND ALICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Award-winning Off-Broadway theater, Urban Stages, will host several special post-show conversations following performances of Eleanor and Alice: Conversations Between Two Remarkable Roosevelts by Ellen Abrams and directed by Urban Stages Founder/Artistic Director Frances Hill.

Vanguard Productions Announces Cast For Milwaukee Premiere Of ALL IS CALM: THE CHRIST Photo Vanguard Productions Announces Cast For Milwaukee Premiere Of ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914, IN CONCERT
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022

​​​​​​​Vanguard Productions, presents their inaugural production, a concert version of All is Calm the Christmas Truce of 1914 by Peter Rothstein with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach.

92NY Presents DIFFICULT GRACE This Month Photo 92NY Presents DIFFICULT GRACE This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York Harkness Dance Center, in collaboration with 92NY Tisch Music announces the world premiere of cellist Seth Parker Woods' evening-length Difficult Grace in a new version with choreographer and dancer Roderick George, on November 19 at 7:30 pm in Kaufmann Concert Hall as part of the 2022/23 Mainstage Series. The performance is also available online for 72 hours from the time of broadcast.

92NY to Present World Premiere of Seth Parker Woods' DIFFICULT GRACE in November Photo 92NY to Present World Premiere of Seth Parker Woods' DIFFICULT GRACE in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

The 92nd Street Y will present the world premiere of cellist Seth Parker Woods' evening-length Difficult Grace in a new version with choreographer and dancer Roderick George on November 19, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

World Premiere Ken Burns Film Festival Debuts This February In Gettysburg; Guest Spea Photo World Premiere Ken Burns Film Festival Debuts This February In Gettysburg; Guest Speakers Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2022

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater has announced guest speakers and breakout sessions scheduled for the first-ever film festival dedicated solely to the work of award-winning documentarian Ken Burns next February 10-12, 2023 in the historic theater located in Gettysburg, Pa.

Cellist Seth Parker Woods Premieres Difficult Grace With Dancer Roderick George At 92 Photo Cellist Seth Parker Woods Premieres Difficult Grace With Dancer Roderick George At 92YNY And CAP UCLA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Cellist Seth Parker Woods announces the world premiere performances of his multimedia concert tour-de-force, Difficult Grace, featuring film; spoken text; original choreography and dance by Roderick George, and visual artwork.

Review: World Premiere of New DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Adaptation at Nashville Children's  Photo Review: World Premiere of New DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Adaptation at Nashville Children's Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2022

Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank – which is based upon the acclaimed 1955 play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and is an update of her 1997 script which has been widely produced since – is given a superb world premiere production by Nashville Children’s Theatre, which adds luster to the original work and makes it more accessible to contemporary audiences in director Ernie Nolan’s new iteration onstage through October 2.

Ayad Akhtar Will Deliver Lecture On Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center This W Photo Ayad Akhtar Will Deliver Lecture On Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Americans for the Arts announced that acclaimed novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar will deliver the 34th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy. Akhtar will be introduced by Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and CEO Stephen Heintz, and the evening will feature a performance by artists Rez Abbassi and Kiran Ahluwalia.

Ken Burns Videos

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin Presents Benjamin Franklin Category on JEOPARDY! Videoplay
VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin Presents Benjamin Franklin Category on JEOPARDY!

by Michael Major - Apr 5, 2022

Mandy Patinkin appeared on last night's episode of Jeopardy! to present a category based on the life of Benjamin Franklin. Patinkin voices the Benjamin Franklin in Ken Burns’s two-part, four-hour documentary based on the life of the founding father.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - FOX to Present 'Simpsonized' THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - FOX to Present 'Simpsonized' THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON

by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

In advance of the network's 20th year broadcasting the World Series, FOX Sports today announced that a comedic 'Simpsonized' documentary, SPRINGFIELD OF DREAMS: THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON, will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series, presented by YouTube TV, begins Tuesday, Oct. 24 on FOX.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - FOX to Present 'Simpsonized' THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - FOX to Present 'Simpsonized' THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON

by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2017

In advance of the network's 20th year broadcasting the World Series, FOX Sports today announced that a comedic 'Simpsonized' documentary, SPRINGFIELD OF DREAMS: THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON, will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series, presented by YouTube TV, begins Tuesday, Oct. 24 on FOX.

VIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on  Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on PBS

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

VIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 12, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

VIDEO: Ken Burns Talks Race & New Documentary 'Jackie Robinson' on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

Ken Burns stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to explain how race is the common thread in all of his work, and why Jackie Robinson's story is still so relevant.

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Recalls His Worst Audition Ever on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Stephen bumped into his guests Mindy Kaling, Tituss Burgess and Ken Burns at craft services, and the sparks fly! Later, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's" Burgess explains the worst audition he ever went on

VIDEO: Ken Burns & Conan Talk Presidential History & More on SERIOUS JIBBER-JABBER
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 17, 2014

Acclaimed documentary director Ken Burns sits down with Conan for a sweeping conversation about the roots of the Civil War, how to create a narrative out of chaotic history, and why C-Span is secretly awesome. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence & More Mock Rob Ford in 'Ken Burns' Film on LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 29, 2013

On this week's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS, late night host David Letterman shared an all-new Ken Burns film, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Stewart, about crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford.

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Presents Ken Burns' Miley Cyrus Documentary
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 3, 2013

Kimmel revealed that he prefers the original Ken Burns version of the singer's life and went on to share it with viewers. Check it out below!