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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.

LOVE STORY Stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Added to Hollywood Walk of Fame Photo LOVE STORY Stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Added to Hollywood Walk of Fame
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2021

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will be honored with the 2,692nd and 2,693rd stars in the first virtual double-star ceremony in history. The double ceremony, which will see both stars dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures, will take place on February 12 at 11:30 AM in honor of Valentine's Day.

Austin Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 18th Anniversary Next Month Photo Austin Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 18th Anniversary Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2020

The Austin Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 18th year, a year of significance.

Ethan Hawke Reads Marilynne Robinson's GILEAD in Special Audio Recording Photo Ethan Hawke Reads Marilynne Robinson's GILEAD in Special Audio Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

Actor-writer-director Ethan Hawke will bring Marilynne Robinson's beloved novel Gilead to life in a special audio recording that will be made available to the public from October 19 through October 29.

Meryl Streep, Lang Lang, Sondra Radvanovsky and More Take Part in THE RESOUNDING CONC Photo Meryl Streep, Lang Lang, Sondra Radvanovsky and More Take Part in THE RESOUNDING CONCERT Benefit Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2020

Restrictions on public performances have meant that the Conservatory has had to reimagine the season gala for 2020-21 and, on October 17, the RCM is proud to present The Resounding Concert, a free online benefit event featuring a host of international superstars who have performed at Koerner Hall and have become its worldwide ambassadors.

Marilynne Robinson, Zadie Smith, Ferrante and More Featured in 92Y's Fall Literary Se Photo Marilynne Robinson, Zadie Smith, Ferrante and More Featured in 92Y's Fall Literary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center's fall season features critically-acclaimed novelists Marilynne Robinson and Zadie Smith, beloved American poet Billy Collins and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, among others, in virtual events.

Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Ensemble Saturday, Independent Sunday and More Photo Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Ensemble Saturday, Independent Sunday and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2020

The Bayerische Staatsoper takes a further step towards opening its doors and, from the first weekend in June, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June, invites you to the stage of the Nationaltheater - still with a greatly reduced number of visitors and following the guidelines for museums and church services.

VIDEO: David Simon Talks About Negotiating With Phillip Roth on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH  Photo VIDEO: David Simon Talks About Negotiating With Phillip Roth on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2020

David Simon discusses the prescient nature of The Plot Against America, meeting Philip Roth and Charles Lindbergh's anti-Semitism.

BWW Flashback: Tracy Letts' Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen Photo BWW Flashback: Tracy Letts' Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

See how Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, Tracy Letts, has been spending his time in the decade since his last work took its final New York bow.

Jewish Book Week Presents MRS PARKER OF NEW YORK Photo Jewish Book Week Presents MRS PARKER OF NEW YORK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

Whatever you think Dorothy Parker was like, she wasn't.

Limited Series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA to Debut March 16 Photo Limited Series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA to Debut March 16
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 15, 2020

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, a limited series based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism. Created by frequent collaborators David Simon and Ed Burns (HBO's ‚ÄúThe Wire‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGeneration Kill‚ÄĚ), the six-part limited series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA debuts MONDAY, MARCH 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

BWW Review: Sex, Power, and Wit in SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES at Tarrago Photo BWW Review: Sex, Power, and Wit in SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES at Tarragon Theatre
by Louis Train - Jan 10, 2020

As in the best novels by Philip Roth, playwright Hannah Moscovitch delights in convincing us that her character's predatory behaviour is a minor flaw, not that bad in context, and that he's not that much worse, really than anyone else. Annie is intelligent, independent, has some sexual experience; it's not as though Jon's screwing a child. And come on, he's only human. 

The Royal Conservatory of Music Releases February Schedule Photo The Royal Conservatory of Music Releases February Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Lagrime di San Pietro with Los Angeles Master Chorale staged by acclaimed director Peter Sellars on February 1 and 2; Oscar Peterson's AFRICA will receive its world premiere as part of TD Jazz Concerts; Susan Aglukark and Lacey Hill make their Koerner Hall debuts; Takács Quartet returns with a concert as part of The Royal Conservatory's two-season Beethoven 250 Festival; Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke share an evening on February 29; Pianists Murray Perahia and Daniil Trifonov sold out

Catch Up With Tracy Letts Before LINDA VISTA Takes Its Broadway Bow Photo Catch Up With Tracy Letts Before LINDA VISTA Takes Its Broadway Bow
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2019

See how Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, Tracy Letts, has been spending his time in the decade since his last work took its final New York bow.

Jesmyn Ward to Speak at Annual Eudora Welty Lecture Photo Jesmyn Ward to Speak at Annual Eudora Welty Lecture
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2019

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 pm the Folger Shakespeare Library's O.B. Hardison Poetry Series presents the Eudora Welty Lecture with best-selling author Jesmyn Ward at the National Press Club. Sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, this annual lecture celebrates creative origins in the spirit of Welty's treasured One Writer's Beginnings. 

HBO Rents Lumberyard's Sound Stage Facilities For Production Of New Six-Part Miniseri Photo HBO Rents Lumberyard's Sound Stage Facilities For Production Of New Six-Part Miniseries
by Julie Musbach - Sep 30, 2019

LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts today announced that HBO signed a contract to rent LUMBERYARD's newly opened film production facility for a new miniseries, The Plot Against America. The show, adapted from Philip Roth's acclaimed novel, features a star-studded cast and crew including Winona Ryder, John Turturro, and Zoe Kazan, as well as David Simon and Ed Burns who will serve as writers and executive producers.

Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth Photo Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

The June 2019 So-fi festival announces that it will be presenting works at The Clemente's Los Kabayitos and Flamboyan Theaters (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey) and Westbeth (463 West Street between Bethune and West 12th St) June 6th-23rd 2019.

Andre Holland And Phylicia Rashad Read Toni Morrison at 92Y Photo Andre Holland And Phylicia Rashad Read Toni Morrison at 92Y
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2019

Critically-acclaimed actors Andr Holland and Phylicia Rashad visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm for a dramatic reading of Toni Morrison's new book, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. The actors will read selections of the book curated by Morrison scholar and Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, which 92Y has commissioned for the event.

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