Date of Birth: October 21, 1891
Date of Death: January 09, 1972 (80)

Birth Place: Kansas City, MO, USA
GLEE's Ryan Murphy in Talks to Direct Willow Smith in 'Annie' Remake
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have formed a joint venture with Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter to develop and produce major motion pictures. One of the projects being discussed is the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE as a vehicle for Willow Smith to star. The film will be developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment and produced by Overbrook Entertainment and Mr. Carter. (more...)

Longwood Gardens Unveils Pipe Organ Restoration, 2/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Following a seven-year, $8 million restoration initiative, Longwood Gardens will officially debut its newly renovated pipe organ to the public February 4-6, with a celebratory weekend including concerts, player organ demonstrations, talks and more. Longwood's 10,010-pipe instrument, the largest residence organ in the world, was painstakingly restored to its original 1930 condition and now features a new console that incorporates the latest computer technology. Two specially ticketed rededication concerts by Master Musician Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist for the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, PA, February 4 & 5 at 8 pm, highlight the weekend of activities. (more...)

Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith et al. form New Production Company; ANNIE Remake Starring Willow Smith Among Projects Discussed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have formed a joint venture with Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter to develop and produce major motion pictures. One of the projects being discussed is the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE as a vehicle for Willow Smith to star. The film will be developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment and produced by Overbrook Entertainment and Mr. Carter. (more...)

Longwood Gardens Unveils Pipe Organ Restoration, 2/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

Following a seven-year, $8 million restoration initiative, Longwood Gardens will officially debut its newly renovated pipe organ to the public February 4-6, with a celebratory weekend including concerts, player organ demonstrations, talks and more. Longwood's 10,010-pipe instrument, the largest residence organ in the world, was painstakingly restored to its original 1930 condition and now features a new console that incorporates the latest computer technology. Two specially ticketed rededication concerts by Master Musician Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist for the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, PA, February 4 & 5 at 8 pm, highlight the weekend of activities. (more...)

Longwood Gardens Names Thomas Warner to Lead Performing Arts Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

Longwood Gardens, one of the world's great gardens and performing arts venues, today announced the selection of Thomas Warner to lead its performing arts program. The appointment is effective January 1, 2011. (more...)

New York Cleans Up Its Act with First-Ever World Toilet Day 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2010

World Toilet Day seeks to raise awareness for the 40% of the world population that lives without adequate sanitation with "The Big Squat", an event hosted by The POOP Project on Friday, November 19th on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (more...)

New York Cleans Up Its Act with First-Ever World Toilet Day 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

World Toilet Day seeks to raise awareness for the 40% of the world population that lives without adequate sanitation with "The Big Squat", an event hosted by The POOP Project on Friday, November 19th on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Offers New Online Cultural Content
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Jacob's Pillow Dance, international arts presenter and home of America's longest-running dance festival, now offers a curated online selection of informative and entertaining PillowTalks. Based in Becket, Mass., Jacob's Pillow hosts more than 160 free pre-show talks, post-show interviews, and hour-long PillowTalks during its annual Festival. PillowTalks are a series of hour-long moderated discussions with choreographers, performers, historians, filmmakers, and experts in the arts and related fields. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents THE VANAVER CARAVAN 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2010

The Vanaver Caravan will present a program geared towards dance and world music fans of all generations, particularly children, during its engagement at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival August 25-29. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Ends 2010 Jacob's Pillow Fest With 2 Alejandro Cerrudo Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2010

Popular with both critics and audiences, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow August 25-29 in a stirring Festival 2010 finale. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents THE VANAVER CARAVAN 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

The Vanaver Caravan will present a program geared towards dance and world music fans of all generations, particularly children, during its engagement at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival August 25-29. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Ends 2010 Jacob's Pillow Fest With 2 Alejandro Cerrudo Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Popular with both critics and audiences, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow August 25-29 in a stirring Festival 2010 finale. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents THE VANAVER CARAVAN 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

The Vanaver Caravan will present a program geared towards dance and world music fans of all generations, particularly children, during its engagement at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival August 25-29. (more...)

Avalon Theatre Company to Present AGNES OF GOD, THE PRICE et al. in '10-'11
by Chris Gibson - Aug 18, 2010

Avalon Theatre Company announces their 2010-2011 season, with productions of THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE PRICE, AGNES OF GOD, and PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Ends 2010 Jacob's Pillow Fest With 2 Alejandro Cerrudo Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Popular with both critics and audiences, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow August 25-29 in a stirring Festival 2010 finale. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Come To Jacob's Pillow 8/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the acclaimed company of male dancers who perform astute and hilarious takes on the classical ballet repertoire, will perform at Jacob's Pillow in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 11-15. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'A Weeekend OUT' 8/13-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

What: Jacob's Pillow announces 'A Weekend OUT at the Pillow,' August 13-15. The weekend will provide LGBTQ families, individuals, and couples the opportunity to take advantage of all the Pillow has to offer, including a multitude of free and ticketed events, while spending time with old and new acquaintances. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'A Weeekend OUT' 8/13-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2010

What: Jacob's Pillow announces 'A Weekend OUT at the Pillow,' August 13-15. The weekend will provide LGBTQ families, individuals, and couples the opportunity to take advantage of all the Pillow has to offer, including a multitude of free and ticketed events, while spending time with old and new acquaintances. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Opens COME TO JACOB'S PILLOW, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the acclaimed company of male dancers who perform astute and hilarious takes on the classical ballet repertoire, will perform at Jacob's Pillow in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 11-15. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Yin Mei Dance In CITY OF PAPER 8/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

Thought-provoking New York-based choreographer Yin Mei returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival August 4-8, in an evening-length contemporary dance-theatre work that merges sensual movement, paper and ink, and video projections with stirring live and recorded music. (more...)

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