BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Festival BruxellonsBWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Festival Bruxellons
by Patrick Honoré - Jul 29, 2019

After successful productions of The Sound of Music, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard the three past summers, Festival Bruxellons! is this year presenting Frederick Loewe's and Alan Jay Lerner's musical masterpiece My Fair Lady in a new brilliant French adaptation by Stéphane Laporte, in collaboration with Jack Cooper and Simon Paco, both of whom, as they did Evita and Sunset, directed. (more...)

Emma Thompson to Lead Climate Change Satire EXTINCTIONEmma Thompson to Lead Climate Change Satire EXTINCTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Variety reports that Emma Thompson will lead “Extinction,” a satirical short film that includes footage of the Extinction Rebellion's continuing action in London. Thompson has been involved in such protests.  (more...)

VACNJ Celebrates Success of Pop! Goes The GalaVACNJ Celebrates Success of Pop! Goes The Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its largest fundraising event of the year at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Pop! Goes the Gala was on trend with a pop-art theme and raised more than $220,000 to support the Art Center's innovative programs, including community outreach and scholarships for at-risk youths and under-served families. (more...)

BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Festival Bruxellons!BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Festival Bruxellons!
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 8, 2018

Innovatively set in the unique Chateau de Karreveld, the greatest attraction of the Bruexellons! Summer Festival is proving to be the very first French version of Sunset Boulevard, flawlessly translated and adapted by Jack Cooper and Simon Paco, and resourcefully supervised by Stephane Laporte, who gave us the French adaptation of The Lion King, Titanic, I Do! I Do!, and Fiddler on the Roof!, among others. (more...)

Netflix's ALEXA & KATIE Will Return for Season 2!Netflix's ALEXA & KATIE Will Return for Season 2!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Netflix's 'Alexa & Katie' to return for Season 2! We're happy to report that Alexa & Katie, Netflix's first tween sitcom, will be returning for a second season... sophomore year, here we come! Season 1 of Alexa & Katie launched on March 23 and is currently streaming on Netflix. (more...)

BWW Preview: Upcoming Productions in BelgiumBWW Preview: Upcoming Productions in Belgium
by Alain Matthyssens - Mar 13, 2018

Even though the cultural season in Flanders, Belgium, has just a few months left, there are still productions to look forward to this spring and summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer For Upcoming Series ALEXA & KATIEVIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer For Upcoming Series ALEXA & KATIE
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Best friends Alexa and Katie can't wait for their first year of high school, even though Alexa is dealing with a secret with Katie by her side. New original series Alexa & Katie launches March 23, 2018. (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

Young Everyman Playhouse to Host Young Directors' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Young Everyman Playhouse's (YEP) Young Directors' Festival sees the company continue their ground-breaking work that gives young people opportunities on stage and off stage. Winners of The Stage Youth Theatre of the Year Award in 2015 for their pioneering structure that gives young people training and skills in all theatre disciplines, YEP's Directors' Festival is a unique festival in regional theatre, showcasing the skills of the directors of the future. This year's festival runs from Monday 6 to 21 June in the Everyman's Ev1 space. (more...)

Art Center Honors Leonard Lance and Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter at 'UNDER THE STARS' Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Tonight, April 2, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold its annual spring benefit 'A Night Under the Stars' at the Art Center in Summit, featuring a seated VIP dinner with Live Auction followed by an After Party with cocktails, dessert and Silent Auction. (more...)

Art Center to Honor Leonard Lance and Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter at 'UNDER THE STARS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold its annual spring benefit "A Night Under the Stars" at the Art Center in Summit, featuring a seated VIP dinner with Live Auction followed by an After Party with cocktails, dessert and Silent Auction.  (more...)

Inside Weinraub's 'Lapidary' Poetry to Rock Your World: 46 Gems from Amber to Zircon Speak
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Jack Cooper, production editor at Poets Wear Prada, today announced the official launch of 'Lapidary' a new full-length collection of 'formal verse' by poet Richard Marx Weinraub inspired by gemstones. 'This book has been a long time coming: Richard's previous full-length collection, 'Wonder Bread Hill,' appeared in 2002 - just over a decade ago. Craft continues to precede him; curiosity propels encyclopedic and astral projections of his subject. Natural science, supernatural myth, popular culture, historic events, wit, insight, and chutzpah, with pick, detonation, and loupe, by turns, tease 'Lapidary's uncanny combination of unearthed and unearthly detail into an array of forty-six poetical gems - from amber to zircon - that speak their remarkable stories - and ours. These are poems to read and re-read. They are perfect! 'Lapidary' is singular - on a shelf by itself. Hail, Richard, King of Marx!' said Cooper. Eduardo C. Corral, author of 'Slow Lightning,' winner of the 2012 Yale Younger Poets Prize, called these poems 'beautiful and peculiar.' 'Weinraub cracks open craft to reveal humane interiors. Fixed forms with meter and rhyme, tenderly chiseled, deftly sculpted, pulse with regret, joy and a hundred other sentiments. ... These poems 'forge a new world out of stone,' a landscape populated by jade, garnet, and onyx with time-rich thoughts, blood-rich emotion,' said Corral. Edward Odwitt, Connecticut writer and illustrator, described 'Lapidary' as 'an original and brilliant collection of poems that offers insights into the various states of human nature through the voices of different stones. This book is a must have, and it will be avidly read for years to come.' 'In 'Lapidary' - stones, semi-precious, precious - stones talk to you, skillfully, convincingly and you believe them, you believe them!' said Thomas Lux, acclaimed poet and teacher, and Bourne chair in poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Roxanne Hoffman, publisher, said 'We're delighted to receive such enthusiastic response to the book. The poetry rocks! All the stones are 'precious' here - whether rock crystal or diamond, garnet or ruby, agate or emerald. Richard has taken the 'stodginess' out of 'formal verse'; he employs its fixed and traditional patterns as a master diamond cutter would - to transform a seeming dull gray rock to its inherent sparkling beauty. Bravo!' 'Lapidary' is Weinraub's second book project with Poets Wear Prada. 'Heavenly Bodies,' a limited-edition illustrated chapbook of twelve poems, was released in 2008 by the Hoboken-based press. It included 'Persephone's Dream' which was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart prize. 'Wonder Bread Hill,' his 'sonovella' (a novella written in sonnets), was published by the University of Puerto Rico Press in 2002. A political thriller based on what may be the most explosive event in recent Puerto Rican history - the 1978 murder of two young radicals on Cerro Maravilla (Wonder Hill) and the trial that ensued - Weinraub's 140 sonnets were translated into Spanish by Elidio La Torre Lagares. A Spanish edition, Maravilla Rebanada, was published by Terranova Editores in 2009. Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949. He was Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico from 1987 through 2010. His poetry has appeared in many journals including 'The Paris Review,' 'Asheville Poetry Review,' 'South Carolina Review,' 'The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review,' 'Green Mountains Review,' 'North American Review,' 'Slate,' and 'River Styx.' Founded in 2006, Poets Wear Prada publishes beautifully designed, well-crafted books of poetry from Sinatra's hometown, Hoboken, the birthplace of professional baseball. 'Lapidary' by Richard Marx Weinraub (Hoboken: Poets Wear Prada, 2013), 70 pages, ISBN- 10: 0615833225, ISBN-13: 978-0615833224, list price: $15.00, is available in paperback from Amazon Books and other popular booksellers. (more...)

New Poems by Efrayim Levenson from Poets Wear Prada Take the Reader on a Three-Day Journey of Cranial Amusement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Roxanne Hoffman, publisher at Poets Wear Prada, announced today publication of 'Funhouse' by poet Efrayim Levenson. 'Funhouse,' written while Levenson listened to the music of guitarist Buckethead, is a three-day journey in a surreal amusement park filled with sea lions, guitars, monsters, crickets, spiders, a guillotine, a human pretzel, more guitars, a traffic jam, drought, grasshoppers, angels, and even more guitars. The book's production editor, Jack Cooper, said, 'Funhouse' is superb; it reads beautifully, uncovers much that is profound, and remains full of surprise.' 'Efrayim Levenson's 'Funhouse' sends us on a wild nightmarish yet at times tender merry-go-round ride through his own private Coney Island and ours,' said New York poet Steve Dalachinsky. David Elsasser, founder of Parkside Poetry Collective, said, 'In his new chapbook, 'Funhouse,' Efrayim Levenson responds to the guitar virtuosity of Buckethead with a poetic soul-jouney that reverbs through the wildest word riffs.' 'I have been addicted to writing poetic interpretations of instrumental music for about seven years now,' says Efrayim Levenson. 'This project was a lot of fun! I hope Buckethead likes it.' This is Efrayim Levenson's second book project with Poets Wear Prada. In 2007, the Hoboken-based press released 'Dances With Tears,' a walk along a path of spiritual discovery. The book, described as a "blast of Hasidic bebop ecstasy" by Brooklyn poet Craig Fishbane, includes the poem '& Ribbon,' which was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Poetrymanz Press released his previous collection, 'For My Relations,' in 2000. Founded in 2006, Poets Wear Prada publishes beautifully designed, well-crafted books of poetry from Sinatra's hometown, Hoboken, the birthplace of professional baseball. 'Funhouse' by Efrayim Levenson (Hoboken: Poets Wear Prada, 2013), 42 pages, ISBN- 10: 0615848850, ISBN-13: 978-0615848853, list price: $12.00, is available in paperback from Amazon Books and other popular booksellers. (more...)

Breaking News: The Public Theater Postpones First Preview of INTO THE WOODS Due to Weather Delays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that the first preview of INTO THE WOODS at the Delacorte Theater on Monday, July 23, has been postponed due to weather delays. The first preview will now take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 8:00p.m. (more...)

MoMA Closes More Cruel and Unusual Comedy 10/14
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

MoMA Presents: More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film Part 2 October 6-14, 2010 (more...)

MoMA Presents More Cruel and Unusual Comedy 10/6-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

MoMA Presents: More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film Part 2 October 6-14, 2010 (more...)

MoMA Presents More Cruel and Unusual Comedy 10/6-14
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

MoMA Presents: More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film Part 2 October 6-14, 2010 (more...)

THAT PERFECT MOMENT Closes at Little Victory 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010

That Perfect Moment, the new hit comedy by Charles Bartlett and Jack Cooper closes at the The Little Victory Theatre on January 17. (more...)

THAT PERFECT MOMENT Comes To Little Victory 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2009

That Perfect Moment, the new hit comedy by Charles Bartlett and Jack Cooper, re-opens at The Little Victory Theatre on December 5 for a 6-week run through January 17. (more...)

THAT PERFECT MOMENT Comes To Little Victory 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

That Perfect Moment, the new hit comedy by Charles Bartlett and Jack Cooper, re-opens at The Little Victory Theatre on December 5 for a 6-week run through January 17. (more...)

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