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Queer|Art|Film Announces Summer 2020 Season Photo Queer|Art|Film Announces Summer 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce the upcoming summer season of Queer|Art|Film, taking place online May 25th-August 17th.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Svetlana Celebrates New Album NIGHT AT THE MOVIES At Joe's Pub This Weekend Photo Svetlana Celebrates New Album NIGHT AT THE MOVIES At Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

New York-based vocalist Svetlana will return to Joe's Pub at the Public on Saturday, September 21st to celebrate the release of her new album Night At The Movies, which was officially released today! The star-studded album, which has already garnered praise and attention from the likes of WBGO, JazzTimes and Jazziz Magazine, is her second release as a leader. The show begins at 7pm and tickets are $20.

BWW Review: MICHEL FOR EVER at Théâtre De Poche Photo BWW Review: MICHEL FOR EVER at Théâtre De Poche
by Patrick Honoré - Jul 15, 2019

A year after his critically acclaimed Berlin Kabarett in the same Theatre de Poche in the Montparnasse neighborhood, Stephane Druet and his partner in crime Daphne Tesson are paying a well deserved tribute to their idol: The great Michel Legrand.

French Institute Alliance Francaise Presents SUMMER OF MICHEL LEGRAND Photo French Institute Alliance Francaise Presents SUMMER OF MICHEL LEGRAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF) honors the great French composer Michel Legrand, who died in January this year, with a special Cin Salon series devoted to his life and work. Curated by one of his longtime collaborators and greatest interpreters, singer and actress Melissa Errico, Summer of Michel Legrand brings together seven of his films from his best known triumphs such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort to lesser known gems such as the enchanting fairy-tale musical Donkey Skin. Screenings take place on Tuesdays in July at 4pm and 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne In May And Introduces New Show In June Photo Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne In May And Introduces New Show In June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

VIVIAN REED will debut her new show "Little Bit of Soul, Little Bit of Pop" at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Reed is back to display her rare vocal ability to powerfully deliver songs in a variety of genres. The evening is packed with her unique arrangements of well-known music from an eclectic group of songwriters, such as Lionel Richie, Steve Winwood, Brenda Russell, Alan Jay Lerner, and Stevie Wonder. Her energy and passion are accompanied by conductor James Davis on piano, leading an all-star quintet.

POTICHE Comes to Damansara Performing Arts Center 5/24 - 5/25 Photo POTICHE Comes to Damansara Performing Arts Center 5/24 - 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

POTICHE is playing at Damansara Performing Arts Center in Malaysia on May 24 and 25, 2019.

Jean Paul Gaultier's FASHION FREAK SHOW Comes To London This Summer Photo Jean Paul Gaultier's FASHION FREAK SHOW Comes To London This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up London with his stunning new creation, Fashion Freak Show. The production, an explosive combination of a revue and fashion show, will play Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall from Tuesday 23 July for 13 performances only (Press Night: Wednesday 24 July at 7:00pm).

Aretha Franklin Documentary, VICE, Among Berlin International Film Festival Lineup Photo Aretha Franklin Documentary, VICE, Among Berlin International Film Festival Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The programmes for the Competition and Berlinale Special sections at the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival have been finalised.

BWW Review: FASHION FREAK SHOW at Folies Bergère Photo BWW Review: FASHION FREAK SHOW at Folies Bergère
by Patrick Honoré - Dec 11, 2018

Jean-Paul Gaultier, the man with the most famous sailor shirt in the world, offers fans a first-time review, halfway between a musical review and a fashion show, as exuberant as it is provocative, based on his many lives.

BWW Review: PEAU D'ÂNE at Marigny Photo BWW Review: PEAU D'ÂNE at Marigny
by Patrick Honoré - Dec 10, 2018

After five years of renovations, The Marigny Theater reopens in style, with an enchanted but not always so enchanting musical adaptation of Jacques Demy's popular film Donkeyskin (Peau d'Âne), best remembered for the songs of legendary film composer Michel Legrand.

Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award Celebrated In Tokyo Photo Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award Celebrated In Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

At a ceremony in Tokyo today, His Imperial Highnesses Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, and Princess Hitachi paid homage to the winners of the organization's 2018 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. They are Pierre Alechinsky, Painting (Belgium/France); Fujiko Nakaya, Sculpture (Japan); Christian de Portzamparc, Architecture (France); Riccardo Muti, Music (Italy); and Catherine Deneuve, Theatre/Film (France).

Caroline Kennedy Named U.S. International Advisor To Praemium Imperiale Arts Award Photo Caroline Kennedy Named U.S. International Advisor To Praemium Imperiale Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Japan Art Association has appointed Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, as International Advisor to Praemium Imperiale. Starting in November 2018, she will preside over the U.S. Nomination Committee, recommending candidates for the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Ms. Kennedy will succeed, Ambassador William Luers, former President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who served in this role for 18 years and will become an Honorary Advisor.

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne At The Green Room 42 For Encore Performance Today Photo Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne At The Green Room 42 For Encore Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present VIVIAN REED in an encore performance of her centennial tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne on Today, October 20 at 7:00 PM. The evening is back by popular demand after the first show at the venue on Horne's birthday this summer. 

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne At The Green Room 42 For Encore Performance 10/20 Photo Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne At The Green Room 42 For Encore Performance 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present VIVIAN REED in an encore performance of her centennial tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 PM. The evening is back by popular demand after the first show at the venue on Horne's birthday this summer. 

Broadway Legend Joel Grey & Others To Be Honored By Third Street Music School Photo Broadway Legend Joel Grey & Others To Be Honored By Third Street Music School
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Third Street Music School Settlement (Third Street), the nation's longest running community school, will honor Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter Rosanne Cash, Tony and Oscar Award-winner Joel Grey, and long-time Board Member and Award-winning Architect Byron Bell at its Annual Spring Gala. Graham Parker, President of Universal Studios Classical Music Labels, will serve as master of ceremonies and Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President of Christie's Auction House will host the live auction. Members of the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical also will perform. Held at Capitale (130 Bowery) in New York City, the gala will bring together hundreds of luminaries from the arts, culture, education, media, business, finance and philanthropy worlds to pay tribute to the honorees for their contributions to and leadership in arts and music education. Funds raised through attendance, live and silent auction participation will help support Third Street scholarships and financial aid services. With its roots in the settlement movement, Third Street today serves more than 5,000 New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds by providing high quality, accessible music and dance instruction in more than 25 instruments and voice. More than 75% of Third Street students receive financial aid or scholarships through the school's Partners program, which sends teaching artists into community centers and public schools throughout New York City. Alumni include well-known artists Bobby Lopez, Jessie Montgomery, Irving Caesar, among others. This year's honorees join a roster of previous honorees that includes The Roots, Sting, Yoko Ono, Harold Prince, Philip Glass, and Audra McDonald. Rosanne Cash will be presented with Third Street's Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts and Joel Grey will receive Third Street's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. 'Third Street is founded on the principles of artistry, diversity, and community. We believe music connects us and that it is crucial to support programs that enable accessibility to the arts for people of all backgrounds,' said Third Street Music School's Anna-Maria Kellen Executive Director, Valerie G. Lewis. 'We are proud to celebrate our 123rd Anniversary with music visionaries, Joel Grey and Rosanne Cash, along with a long-time supporter of Third Street, Byron Bell. They have been incredible advocates for the arts, fostering artistic creativity in their communities and beyond,' she said. Gala Co-chairs are Jeannie Park and Larry Hackett, Kara Saxon and Amit Malhotra, and Kate and James Vanek. Anniversary Co-chairs include Beau Everett and Stephanie Goodman, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Tatiana Serafin and Mick Kalishman, Felipe Toews and Yuu Fujita. Honorary Co-chairs include Barbara E. Field, Philip Glass and Harold Prince. Event sponsors include Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Baldor Specialty Foods, Ernst & Young LLP, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, Industry City, JD Carlisle Development Corporation, Steinway & Sons, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. For more information visit thirdstreetmusicschool.org/gala or contact Katharine Nemeth at 212-777-3240 ext. 26 or gala@thirdstreetmusicschool.org. Tickets start at $500 per person and $5,000 per table. About Third Street Founded in 1894, Third Street Music School Settlement is the nation's longest-running community music school. Celebrating 123 years of service, Third Street works to enrich lives and communities by providing access to high quality music and dance instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of artistic ability or socio-economic circumstances. As a pioneer of community arts education in the United States, Third Street today serves more than 5,000 students in our primary location on East 11th Street, and through partnerships with nearly 25 public schools and community centers throughout New York City. Third Street alumni include violist Masumi Per Rostad of the acclaimed Pacifica String Quartet; Ray Chew, musician and music director of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol; Irving Caesar, composer of the 1920's hit 'Tea for Two'; Bobby Lopez, co-creator of the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q and Academy Award-winning writer of 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen and 'Remember Me' from Disney's Coco; Ingrid Michaelson, pop singer/songwriter with hits on the Top 40 charts; and Jessie Montgomery, recipient of the Sphinx Award. Visit http://www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org/ for more information, and follow Third Street on Instagram @3rdstreetnyc and twitter @Third_Street.

Brief 4/11: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Opens Tonight, and More! Photo Brief 4/11: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Children of a Lesser God opens tonight on Broadway, and more!

The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup With Narrative, Doc Photo The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup With Narrative, Documentary, & Animated Shorts
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 55 diverse and engaging short films in competition, including 29 world premieres. The selected shorts include a cross-section of international and U.S. filmmakers and were curated from a record 4,754 submissions. For the second year running, 40% of the selections are directed by female filmmakers. The short films will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, which consist of five narrative, three documentary, one animation, and one hybrid program. The program will also include special screenings and the 12th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts Film program, sponsored by Nutella®, runs throughout the Festival, April 18-29.

Vivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Vivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, will continues her tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For one more show on Wednesday, March 7, Reed will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today." She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

VIVIAN REED SINGS LENA HORNE Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, 2/7 Photo VIVIAN REED SINGS LENA HORNE Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called remarkable and ferocious by The New York Times and a force of nature by The New York Post, continues to honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For two more shows February 7 and March 7 Reed offers high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as Stormy Weather, The Lady is a Tramp, A Fine Romance, I've Grown Accustomed to His Face and On A Wonderful Day Like Today. She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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