VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Cobie Smulders Discuss Their New York Beginnings on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

James asks his guests Kristin Chenoweth and Cobie Smulders about their beginnings in New York City - pointing out their first apartments were both were strangers, sleeping on a bunk bed. And Kristin makes sure James understand her apartment had the Clapper - the light switch device - and not another version of the clap. [Author: Stage Tube]
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Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION

Works Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Two River Theater Love in Hate Nation, by Joe Iconis. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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September linkfest

“Texting is not destroying the language” and five other things you may not understand about English. (John McIntyre for the Baltimore Sun) * A study of 597 logos found that “descriptive logos more favorably impact consumers’ brand perceptions than nondescriptive ones, and are more likely to improve brand performance.” (Harvard Business Review) Old descriptive logos (left) vs. new nondescriptive logos (right).  * Why changing a company name is more challenging than you might expect...
Tags: Hong Kong, Music, Design, Women, Walgreens, Chinese, Renaming, New York Times, Arizona, Linguistics, Charles, Berkeley, Baltimore, Adweek, 30, Etymology

VIDEO: Watch Taylor Swift's Hilarious Post-Surgery Video on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON!

Taylor Swift reacts to some never-before-seen footage of her acting loopy after laser eye surgery and she teases what songs she'll perform on Saturday Night Live in this clip from 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.' Watch it below [Author: Stage Tube]
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Food-themed art installations to be served up at LA parks

A month-long public art event that explores the theme of “food” from a variety of angles and in a number of surprising mediums opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 3 at Los Angeles city parks, with five of the installation sites in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley pieces include an algae-growing and -harvesting greenhouse, a choral and movement piece about food waste, and a lunch-packing event that benefits MEND, a Pacoima organization that works to address poverty and hunger. They are a...
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Valley, North Hollywood, Pacoima, West Hills, Erwin St, Jamillah James, Top Stories LADN, Roscoe Blvd, Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center

VIDEO: The Late Diahann Carroll Joins Judy Garland For A Medley!

Tony winning singer and actressDiahann Carroll passed away todayat the age of 84. See a rare video below of Carroll below performing a medley of standards and showtunes from Rodgers and Arlen with none other than Judy Garland. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Carroll, Judy Garland, Tony, Rodgers, Arlen, Diahann Carroll, Stage Tube

Photo Flash: MEAN GIRLS National Tour Lights Up Minneapolis In Honor Of October 3!

The national tour of MEAN GIRLS lit up Minneapolis last night for Mean Girls Day by turning the I-35W bridge pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with the American Cancer Society. So fetch [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Letters From A Young Jerome Robbins When He Was Trying To Make It As A Dancer (And Failing)

“I shall be firm straight and even cruel to be faithful. I SHALL DANCE. Yes . . . I shall dance. Say it over and over and over to infinatum [sic]. I shall dance I shall dance . . . I will live to dance, eat to dance, sleep to dance. My classes shall be my daily worship and workshop. Every moment shall be devoted to these purposes.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Dance, Jerome Robbins, 10.03.19

Photo Flash: MEAN GIRLS Celebrates October 3 With A Taco Bell Tribute!

It was a 'Mean Girls Day' for the record books In honor of the 15th anniversary of the film, the award-winning hit Broadway musical comedy, Broadway fans got a tasty surpise during last night's curtain call at the August Wilson Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Wilson Theatre, Taco Bell Tribute

BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About University of North Carolina in 2019/2020

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs and chatting with the schools' faculty to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're looking at theUniversity of North Carolina's Department of Dramatic Art. Check out info on the school and answers about their program [Author: Linnae Medeiros]
Tags: Theatre, North Carolina, Linnae Medeiros, Department of Dramatic Art Check

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair, October 3rd – 6th, 2019

Dan Graham, via Art Observed After a whirlwind few hours in London, the Frieze Art Fair is underway, and the doors are open for the public. Opening its doors this week for its 17th edition in Regent’s Park, Frieze London has once again turned the art world’s collective eye towards the British capital for the […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Dan Graham, Regent 's Park Frieze London

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA On Broadway Welcomes Meghan Picerdo, John Riddle, And Bradley Dean This Month

Meghan Picerno, currently thrilling audiences worldwide as Christine Daa in the new World Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, will make her Broadway debut as Christine. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Christine, Bradley Dean, BWW News Desk, Meghan Picerno, Meghan Picerdo John Riddle, Christine Daa

Lincoln Confirms 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition

Celebrating 80 years of the Continental with a nod to its past Created to celebrate 80 years of the Continental, Lincoln announces plans to officially release the 2020 Coach Door Edition, following the success of the 2019 limited edition of 80 vehicles (which sold out in 48 hours). Topped out with their 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 AWD drivetrain, this ’60s-referencing vehicle will be priced at $115,470 …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Continental, Car Design, Lincoln Motor Company, Limited Editions, Continental Lincoln, 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition

Broadway Lyricist & Playwright Herbert Martin Passes Away

Herbert Martin, born in Stamford in 1926, passed away peacefully at The Actor's Home in NJ, on September 27. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Stamford, BWW News Desk, Herbert Martin

Students Sue Actor James Franco Over Sex Scenes Class

The two named plaintiffs seek to represent a class of more than 100 former female students at Studio 4. Their complaint alleges that Studio 4 set out to “create a steady stream of young women to objectify and exploit.” The complaint also contends that the school was “designed to circumvent California’s ‘pay for play’ regulations,” which prohibit making actors pay for auditions. – NPR
Tags: Art, California, People, James Franco, 10.03.19

AO Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, October 4th, 2019

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Four Big (1982), final price: £8,605,250 via Christie’s Capping off a week of auctions amid the hustle and bustle of London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s capped off a procedural auction in the British capital tonight, selling 41 of 46 lots to reach a final total of £64,507,125, a mark that seemed notably underwhelming after […]
Tags: Art, London, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Auction Results, AO Auction Results, Frieze Week Christie

Knotted Post Boxes

British classic red mail post boxes tied in knots and installed across England. “Alphabetti Spaghetti” – knotted post boxes art project by Alex Chinneck. Also check out: 17 Unusual and Creative Mailboxes
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Alex Chinneck, Knotted Post Boxes, England Alphabetti Spaghetti

Yemen’s Ancient Cultural Treasures Are Being Damaged In Its Civil War

As a result of Yemen’s complex civil war – now in its fifth year – many of the country’s wonders have been damaged or are under threat. While the destruction pales in comparison to the human cost of the conflict, the country’s rich cultural heritage has also been ravaged. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Yemen, Visual, 10.04.19

Did Tate Museum Outpost Revive An Ailing UK Sea Town?

There’s evidence it did. In some respects. But the answer is a bit more complicated. – BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, 10.04.19, Tate Museum Outpost Revive An Ailing UK Sea Town

A Case For Reconsidering New Age Music As Art

How did New Age end up carrying so much baggage in our musical memory? Its fall from grace, when it once soared, might be due to New Age’s status as one of the most heavily marketed musical genres, making it the equivalent of aural snake oil, to be sold on the yoga-conference circuit and in corporate supplement chains. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, 10.03.19

Broadway-Bound Michael Jackson Musical Gets Renamed- MJ

The new Michael Jackson musical Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough has been making its controversial way towards Broadway, first announcing a Chicago run then cancelling shortly after the documentary Leaving Neverland premiered. The production wasn't deterred, announcing a cold open on Broadway in summer of 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Chicago, Broadway, Michael Jackson, Don, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Watch Katrina Lenk in New Promo for COMPANY on Broadway!

COMPANY will come home to New York this season, with opening night set for March 22, 2020 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Check out a new promo for this hotly anticipated revival, featuring Marianne Elliot's gender-bent cast previewing the show's opening number, below [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Broadway, Bernard, Stage Tube, Katrina Lenk, Marianne Elliot

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Description'

Mary-Louise Parker stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday to talk about her Broadway show, 'The Sound Inside.'During the interview, Parker says the relationship between the two characters in the show 'defies description'. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Parker, Kelly, Ryan, Stage Tube, Mary Louise Parker


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BWW TV: Adrienne Warren & Company Get Ready to Bring TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Broadway

TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 7, 2019. [Author: TV - Press Previews]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, TV - Press Previews, Lunt Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street, Adrienne Warren, TINA THE Tina Turner

Annie-B Parson On Choreographing For Non-Dancers (Such As David Byrne’s Band)

“Working with dancers, a lot gets communicated non-verbally, but with untrained dancers you need to find a specific and deliberate language around movement because there is no shared language, no baseline. I try to put myself in their shoes. It’s important to remind myself how scary and alien dancing is to the non-dancer.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, David Byrne, Annie B Parson, 10.03.19

Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, with Scientifically Verified Nearly Flawless Acoustics, Turns 100

Designed by C Howard Crane, an architect known for “theater palaces,” Detroit’s ornate, spectacular Orchestra Hall turns 100 years old on 23 October. With scientifically verified, nearly flawless acoustics, the venue houses the Detroit Symphony Orchestra—who are embarking on a program that will honor the 1919 season. Orchestra Hall’s shoebox shape favors sound over sight lines and its high ceiling with cloud panels perfect the …
Tags: Music, Design, Architecture, Concert Halls, Buildings, Detroit, Linkaboutit, Acoustics, Architects, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestras, Beaux-Arts, Howard Crane

Arts Council England’s New Strategy For Culture Seems To Be More About Itself Than The Arts

Robert Hewison: “ACE’s response to its lacklustre level of achievement has been to invent three “outcomes” so inoffensive that no one would disagree with them: “creative people” – more emphasis will be put on helping individual artists – “cultural communities” – encouraging local collaboration – and “a creative and cultural country”. Are we striving for an uncreative and philistine country? Surely not.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, England, Issues, 10.03.19, Robert Hewison

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