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Bio:
Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian. He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian. He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New ... (read complete bio)
Martha Hill Dance Fund Awards to Take Place Virtually This November Photo Martha Hill Dance Fund Awards to Take Place Virtually This November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

The MARTHA HILL DANCE FUND has announced the 2021 Martha Hill Dance Fund Virtual Celebration, November 22, 2021, streaming pre-recorded via Vimeo, but with the energy of a live happening! 

Peter's Alley to Present PROOF This October Photo Peter's Alley to Present PROOF This October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021

Peter's Alley is back with the Pulitzer Prize Winning Proof by David Auburn October 8-31, 2021 at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. It's been a long dark two years and what better way to commemorate the rebirth of Live Theater than with this witty and warm classic of contemporary American theater?

Award-Winning Doug Varone and Dancers Comes To San Jose's Hammer Theatre with SOMEWHE Photo Award-Winning Doug Varone and Dancers Comes To San Jose's Hammer Theatre with SOMEWHERE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

Award-winning choreographer Doug Varone's NYC-based dance company Doug Varone and Dancers comes to the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose October 29 & 30, to present an evening of three stunning works: Somewhere, Lux, and Octet.

York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love' Now Accepti Photo York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love' Now Accepting Bids
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The York Theatre Company has launched The York’s Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love. The online auction is now open and accepting bids through August 31, 2021.

Elio Villafranca Wins Guggenheim Award Photo Elio Villafranca Wins Guggenheim Award
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Elio Villafranca was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Helen Simoneau Receives 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship Photo Helen Simoneau Receives 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2021

The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship to choreographer Helen Simoneau, who serves as artistic director of Helen Simoneau Dance.

Helen Simoneau Receives 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship Photo Helen Simoneau Receives 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship to choreographer Helen Simoneau, who serves as artistic director of Helen Simoneau Dance.

2021 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced Photo 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021

Today, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding for Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 184 artists, writers, scholars, and scientists.

CROWDED PLACES/OPEN SPACES Online Viewing Room Now Open Photo CROWDED PLACES/OPEN SPACES Online Viewing Room Now Open
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2021

The online viewing room for Crowded Places/Open Spaces  is now live on the Betty Cunningham Gallery's website! 

New Victory Announces 2020-21 LabWorks Artists Photo New Victory Announces 2020-21 LabWorks Artists
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2021

New Victory names nicHi douglas (where love lies fallow, Under the Radar 2020), ChelseaDee Harrison (2020 Broadway Advocacy Coalition Artivism Fellow), Nambi E. Kelley (National New Play Network Annual Commission 2020 Recipient) and Christopher Rudd (2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow) as the theater's 2020-21 New Victory LabWorks Artists.

Ancram Opera House Presents Virtual Edition of CRYSTAL RADIO SESSIONS UPSTATE Photo Ancram Opera House Presents Virtual Edition of CRYSTAL RADIO SESSIONS UPSTATE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2020

Ancram Opera House will present a virtual edition of CRYSTAL RADIO SESSIONS UPSTATE, the Hudson Valley outpost of the popular downtown NYC reading series, on Saturday, December 5 at 3pm. This event is free, but reservations are required.

​​​​​​​International Contemporary Ensemble Announces Leadership Transit Photo ​​​​​​​International Contemporary Ensemble Announces Leadership Transitions 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020

The pioneering International Contemporary Ensemble announces bassoonist Rebekah Heller's transition from Co-Artistic Director to Board Member, and welcomes a new cohort of Board Members with close ties to the Ensemble: Marcos Balter, David Byrd-Marrow, and Du Yun. Eddy Kwon joins the Ensemble's staff as Director of Individual Giving.

Long Beach Opera Announces Three Programs For Fall 2020 Photo Long Beach Opera Announces Three Programs For Fall 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020

While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered many performing arts organizations around the world, Long Beach Opera (LBO) has been industriously devising live innovative performance opportunities for both its artists and audiences. 

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Trisha Brown Archives Photo The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Trisha Brown Archives
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Jerome Robbins Dance Division announced today that it has acquired the Trisha Brown Archives. Brown was the first woman choreographer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1991).

La MaMa Presents World Premiere of LOVE STORY, THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS Photo La MaMa Presents World Premiere of LOVE STORY, THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2020

Yoshiko Chuma returns to La MaMa with Love Story, The School of Hard Knocks, the latest chapter in her ongoing multidisciplinary performance series. The 24-hour livestreamed performance will feature an international cast of more than 50 artists from four decades of collaboration.

Brenda Cay Remembers Her Brother With Music Video For 'I Fish' Photo Brenda Cay Remembers Her Brother With Music Video For 'I Fish'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2020

Brenda Cay releases her music video for her single, “I Fish,” debuting on Apple Hot Tracks 8.14.2020 which premiered on The Women of Country. 

Ronald K. Brown Announced as the Recipient of the 2020 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Photo Ronald K. Brown Announced as the Recipient of the 2020 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2020

Jacob's Pillow has announced Ronald K. Brown as the recipient of the 2020 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award. A master choreographer and visionary storyteller, Brown's distinct blend of West African, Caribbean, and contemporary genres is embedded with an unmatched sense of musicality, spiritual traditions, and humanity.

Flyaway Productions Premieres Chapter Two Of DECARCERATION TRILOGY In October Photo Flyaway Productions Premieres Chapter Two Of DECARCERATION TRILOGY In October
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2020

Flyaway Productions has announced the world premiere of MEET US QUICKLY WITH YOUR MERCY, the second in a trilogy of outdoor aerial public art performances addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration. Meet Us Quickly is presented in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and through CounterPulse's curated co-production program.

Kickstarter Honoree Steve Locke Awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship Photo Kickstarter Honoree Steve Locke Awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2020

Kickstarter has announced its community that artist Steve Locke was awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His application, which included his Kickstarter-funded project Auction Block Memorial, was chosen among a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and writers out of a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the award's 96th year.

Three U-M Faculty Named Guggenheim Fellows Photo Three U-M Faculty Named Guggenheim Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2020

Three University of Michigan scholars have received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

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