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BAM Remembers Board Chair Adam E. Max Photo BAM Remembers Board Chair Adam E. Max
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is deeply saddened by the loss of its esteemed board chair, Adam E. Max (1958-2020), who died on July 27 of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), diagnosed last September. BAM chair since 2017, Max joined the board in 2003 and became co-vice chair in 2008. He led the institution with energy, humility, warmth, and humor.

Theodore S. Chapin Will Be Honored With the Floria V. Lasky Award Photo Theodore S. Chapin Will Be Honored With the Floria V. Lasky Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

The directors of The Jerome Robbins Foundation today announced that Theodore S. Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization: A Concord Company, will be honored with the Floria V. Lasky Award in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the cultural landscape of New York City.

WNET's All Arts to Broadcast Tarell Alvin McCraney Interview of Peter Brook Photo WNET's All Arts to Broadcast Tarell Alvin McCraney Interview of Peter Brook
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

ALL ARTS will premiere House Seats: In Conversation with Peter Brook, an interview of the legendary artist by the Tony Award-nominated playwright (Choir Boy) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), in primetime on Sunday, February 23, at 8pm. ALL ARTS recorded the conversation at Polonsky Shakespeare Center following a performance of Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne's Why?, whose American Premiere Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presented as part of Peter Brook/NY, a citywide recognition of Brook and Estienne's work in theatre, opera, film, television, literature, and the development of the next generation of theatre artists.

BAM Expands Accessible Programs with the BAM Karen Photo BAM Expands Accessible Programs with the BAM Karen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

In anticipation of the BAM Karen-the organization's new venue within 300 Ashland Place-BAM will redefine and elevate programming roles to reflect a broader vision for the organization. BAM Karen will include three new cinemas, a permanent home for the BAM Hamm Archives-including the Shelby White & Leon Levy Reading Room-and the Samuel H. Scripps Education Center. The new spaces are named in honor of longtime BAM president, Karen Brooks Hopkins, and are slated to open in 2021.

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Celebrates Start of Construction of New Cultur Photo The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Celebrates Start of Construction of New Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today celebrated the start of construction on a new cultural center at the 32-story mixed-use tower, located at 300 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The L10 Arts and Cultural Center will be home to several noteworthy cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and 651 ARTS.

Peter Brook/NY Presents Tarell Alvin McCraney In Conversation With Peter Brook Photo Peter Brook/NY Presents Tarell Alvin McCraney In Conversation With Peter Brook
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Peter Brook/NY today announces that Tarell Alvin McCraney will interview Peter Brook following the Thursday, September 26, performance of Why?, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne; featuring Hayley Carmichael, Kathryn Hunter, and Marcello Magni; and presented by Theatre for a New Audience. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be filmed by partner organization WNET/ALL ARTS for future broadcast. For complete Peter Brook/NY programming information, please visit tfana.org/pbny.

Peter Brook And Marie-Helene Estienne's WHY? Announced At Polonsky Shakespeare Center Photo Peter Brook And Marie-Helene Estienne's WHY? Announced At Polonsky Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org.

Announcing PETER BROOK/NY, A Citywide Recognition Of A Theater Icon Photo Announcing PETER BROOK/NY, A Citywide Recognition Of A Theater Icon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org.

Kostis Velonis's LIFE WITHOUT TRAGEDY Opens On Governors Island Photo Kostis Velonis's LIFE WITHOUT TRAGEDY Opens On Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Onassis USA is pleased to announce thatcelebrated artist Kostis Velonis's large-scale sculptural work Life Without Tragedy has now been installed on Governors Island, where it will remain on view, free of charge, today through October 31, 2019. Life Without Tragedy, developed with architect Christian Kotzamanisand initially created for the acclaimed Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming (during which it could be seen on Astor Place, April 10-30, free of charge), explores the intersection of democracy and theater-perhaps Greece's two greatest contributions. The work consists of three wood sculptures that mimic an ancient Greek amphitheater, a place that was a social institution and a site for political discourse as well as a venue for art. 

LIFE WITHOUT TRAGEDY By Kostis Velonis Opens On Governors Island Photo LIFE WITHOUT TRAGEDY By Kostis Velonis Opens On Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Exhibition on Governors Island Immediately Follows the Work's Debut, on Astor Place, in Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, Presented by Onassis USA and The Public Theater

Onassis Festival 2019 Participants And Programming Added Photo Onassis Festival 2019 Participants And Programming Added
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Public Theater and Onassis USA today announced additional FREE programming and participants for the ONASSIS FESTIVAL 2019: DEMOCRACY IS COMING, running April 10-28 at The Public Theater and also La MaMa. Actors Phylicia Rashad and Andre Holland, performer/singer-songwriter Diana Oh, architect Elizabeth Diller, author Siri Hustvedt, and Kostis Velonis' art installation Life Without Tragedy join the Festival lineup.

Vallejo Gantner Appointed Artistic And Executive Director Of Onassis USA Photo Vallejo Gantner Appointed Artistic And Executive Director Of Onassis USA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

The Onassis Foundation USA has appointed Vallejo Gantner as its new Artistic and Executive Director. Gantner led the internationally influential New York City cultural institution Performance Space 122 (now Performance Space New York) from 2005 to 2017 and was responsible for all programming and strategic direction, including the creation of the annual, interdisciplinary COIL Festival; the production of worldwide tours for multiple shows under the PS122 Global moniker; and the conception, fundraising, and management for the recent $35 million renovation of the organization's longtime East Village home.

Vallejo Gantner Appointed Artistic and Executive Director of Onassis USA Photo Vallejo Gantner Appointed Artistic and Executive Director of Onassis USA
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 13, 2019

The Onassis Foundation USA has appointed Vallejo Gantner as its new Artistic and Executive Director. Gantner led the internationally influential New York City cultural institution Performance Space 122 (now Performance Space New York) from 2005 to 2017 and was responsible for all programming and strategic direction.

Public Theater Announces Lineup for Onassis Festival 2019 Photo Public Theater Announces Lineup for Onassis Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Public Theater and Onassis USA today announced the wide-ranging line-up for the ONASSIS FESTIVAL 2019: DEMOCRACY IS COMING running April 10-28, 2019 at The Public Theater and also La MaMa.

WNET Announces the Launch of ALL ARTS Channel Photo WNET Announces the Launch of ALL ARTS Channel
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

WNET, parent company of New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, is pleased to announce the launch of ALL ARTS - an unprecedented streaming platform and broadcast channel that offers access to all forms of creative expression from New York and around the world. Presenting exceptional cultural content, ALL ARTS is a place for creators to learn from one another and for artists from all disciplines to reach audiences across the tri-state area. Select programming is now available on the Web, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The full network, including the TV channel and streaming apps on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, will launch in January 28, 2019.

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing.

Brooklyn Academy of Music's Joseph Melillo to Step Down in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

As part of a series of planned leadership transitions at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joseph V. Melillo today announced that he will step down from his position as executive producer in December 2018-after devoting 34 years to the ascension of BAM as a leading performing arts center.

Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. This year, 20% of the communities on the most-vibrant list appear for the first time - a total of eight new communities, including one new state, Alaska.

New York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural Panel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

New York Live Arts presents SUPERUNKNOWN, an Open Spectrum forum featuring four esteemed arts leaders who have made lasting differences to New York's cultural identity and who know firsthand the necessity and risk of creating change.

New York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Live Arts presents SUPERUNKNOWN, an Open Spectrum forum featuring four esteemed arts leaders who have made lasting differences to New York's cultural identity and who know firsthand the necessity and risk of creating change.

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