Mary Blair News

 
Date of Death: September 17, 1947

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Portland Center Stage at The Armory Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of JAW: A Playwrights FestivalPortland Center Stage at The Armory Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of JAW: A Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

This July, Portland Center Stage at The Armory celebrates the 20th Anniversary of JAW: A Playwrights Festival. The two week festival - during which artists from across the country collaborate to workshop and develop exciting new scripts - culminates in the Big Weekend of free staged readings, along with community classes, dance, music, and other events at The Armory. (more...)

Playwrights Selected For The 20th Anniversary Of JAW!Playwrights Selected For The 20th Anniversary Of JAW!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

This summer, JAW: A Playwrights Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by doing what it does best: selecting some of the most exciting new plays of our time and providing complete support to the playwrights to develop those scripts in whatever area is most beneficial to them. Two weeks of script workshopping will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, July 27-29, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. Plenty of champagne and birthday cake will also be enjoyed, to celebrate all that JAW has accomplished since its brave and ambitious beginnings in 1999. (more...)

KODACHROME by Adam Szymkowicz Begins Previews, 2/3KODACHROME by Adam Szymkowicz Begins Previews, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Love appears in unlikely places in Adam Szymkowicz's new play, Kodachrome, which makes its world premiere at The Armory directed by Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan. The production opens February 9, with previews beginning February 3 and performances running through March 10 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Kodachrome was developed at The Armory's JAW: A Playwrights Festival in 2015 under the title Colchester and will be the company's 26th world premiere production. (more...)

Original Disney Watercolor Paintings from PINOCCHIO Up For AuctionOriginal Disney Watercolor Paintings from PINOCCHIO Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A remarkable collection of original Walt Disney Studios watercolor paintings from PINOCCHIO will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The ArmoryFUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

JAW: A Playwrights Festival Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 19th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival is Portland's chance to preview spanking new scripts while they're still in development, enjoy a host of Press Play performances and dig deeper with Community Artist Labs presented by JAW featured artists. The JAW Big Weekend is July 28-30 in various locations at The Armory. JAW is always FREE and open to the public. More information about JAW is available at www.pcs.org/jaw. (more...)

JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory has selected the four playwrights who develop new plays in Portland during the 19th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival. (more...)

A Young Love and the Great War Collide Within a Dream in Stephen Massicotte's Play MARY'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. Brandon Woolley will direct this tender story, starring Lexi Lapp and Alex J. Gould in their company debuts. Lapp will play Mary, the English dreamer we meet on the eve of her wedding day, and "Flowers," a commanding officer in WWI. Gould will play Charlie, the Canadian farm boy turned soldier. (more...)

MARY'S WEDDING Opens at The Armory 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. Brandon Woolley will direct this tender story, starring Lexi Lapp and Alex J. Gould in their company debuts. Lapp will play Mary, the English dreamer we meet on the eve of her wedding day, and 'Flowers,' a commanding officer in WWI. Gould will play Charlie, the Canadian farm boy turned soldier. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces 2016 JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Portland Center Stage's 18th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival will have the Armory buzzing July 29 through July 31 with three staged readings of new scripts by JAW featured playwrights, two workshop presentations of upcoming PCS world premiere productions, and a wide array of other performances and activities that will animate the building throughout the weekend. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces 2016 JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Portland Center Stage's 18th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival will have the Armory buzzing July 29 through July 31 with three staged readings of new scripts by JAW featured playwrights, two workshop presentations of upcoming PCS world premiere productions, and a wide array of other performances and activities that will animate the building throughout the weekend. (more...)

JAW 2016 Playwrights Announced; Free Public Readings to be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Three scripts have been selected from more than 175 submissions to be featured in Portland Center Stage's 18th annual festival for new work development, JAW: A Playwrights Festival. Playwright Kevin Artigue will develop The Forcings, a magic realism-infused play that stares unflinchingly at a family in crisis and a civilization barreling toward extinction; Mia Chung will develop Catch as Catch Can, a story exploring the shifting roles we play in the presence of family; and Nathan Dame will develop The Saints, a funny and poignant journey of a young woman making her way back to hope. To add to the excitement of this year's JAW festivities, PCS will also workshop two of the world premiere productions that are slated for its 2016-2017 season: Wild and Reckless, a new musical event from Blitzen Trapper; and Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Lauren Weedman (The People's Republic of Portland, 2013 and 2015). (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Perform at New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 2, 2016. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke's MARY POPPINS Jacket and More Up for Auction Today and Tomorrow in LA
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The iconic jacket worn by Dick Van Dyke as 'Bert' in one of the most memorable scenes from Walt Disney's timeless children's classic, Mary Poppins is expected to garner $60,000+ at Profiles in History's highly anticipated Animation Auction 66 taking place today and tomorrow, December 18-19, 2014. (more...)

Children's Book Illustrator Peter Brown Wins 2014 Bull-Bransom Award
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Children's book author/illustrator Peter Brown is the recipient of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award, announced the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Brown was selected for the award, given annually for excellence in children's book illustration with a wildlife and nature focus, for his 2013 picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Little Brown and Company). Brown was announced as the Bull-Bransom Award winner at a ceremony presented as part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Celebration of Young Artists event held at the museum on May 1. (more...)

The Walt Disney Family Museum Opens CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the exhibition 'Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole.' On view starting May 9, this art exhibition in San Francisco features some 40 works by Garcia, alongside seven 'Alice in Wonderland' concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum's collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair's artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration. (more...)

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the exhibition "Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole." On view starting May 9, this art exhibition in San Francisco features some 40 works by Garcia, alongside seven "Alice in Wonderland" concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum's collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair's artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration. (more...)

CoHo Productions Announces Election of New Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Last Thursday evening, the CoHo Board of Directors conducted a meeting of reorganization, renewal and celebration as many long-standing board members retired from the board, two new members were welcomed into board service and the election of new officers was conducted. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE is a Fun Tangled Web of Danger and Intrigue
by David Clarke - Sep 10, 2012

To kick off their 2012-2013 season, A.D. Players is presenting Steven Dietz's Edgar award winning play SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE. The play itself is an adaptation of American actor William Gillette's 1899 play, which borrows Irene Adler from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" and Professor James Moriarty from "The Adventure of the Final Problem." Irene Adler is an opera singer and a superficial villainess in her own right, tempting Sherlock Holmes' typically nonexistent romantic feelings. Professor James Moriarty is the malevolent architect of most of England's iniquitous scum, which earns him Sherlock's admiration for being a completely reserved and ultimately clever man. (more...)