BWW Review: Something Edited This Way Comes as John Doyle Directs Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers in MACBETH

'When shall we three meet again' the eight weird sisters ask each other in unison at the outset of director John Doyle's Classic Stage Company production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, shaved down to 100 minutes. [Author: Michael Dale]
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Photo Coverage: Remembering Diahann Carroll

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that singer and actress Diahann Carroll had died. Today, we're remembering her by taking a look back in our photo archives. [Author: Walter McBride]
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Photo Coverage: Remembering Rip Taylor

On October 6, BroadwayWorld was sad to report that Rip Taylor died. Today, we're remembering him by taking a look back into our photo archives. [Author: Walter McBride]
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Photo Flashback: Julie Andrews Makes a Cameo at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

In January 2007, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, joined the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City. [Author: Walter McBride]
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Halloween Hay Art

Hay bales transformed into sculptures and famous characters for Halloween. Creative Halloween Hay Art created by Jean Smith for Harvest Hay Village at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Kentucky. Also check out: Scary Halloween Pumpkin Carvings
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London Review of Books Isn’t Just Surviving, It’s Thriving. Here’s How

As newspapers and magazines experience diminishing revenue, plunging circulation and attacks from both terrorists and government leaders, the L.R.B. has not merely survived but also flourished, and its circulation has risen consistently since 1985, to its current 78,000 — substantial in a country where the glossy men’s magazine Esquire reaches 57,000 — by doing the things readers are said not to be interested in anymore. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 10.24.19

Bookstores Are Awesome. Should They Charge Admission?

Why not monetize the intangibles? The Strand, and stores like it, could charge an admission fee. Something token, like a dollar. For a buck, you’re granted access to everything the store has to offer. You can browse to your heart’s delight. There’s no pressure to make a purchase. And, if you do buy something, perhaps the item costs close to what it would cost online, because all of those dollars would have allowed the store to lower its prices. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 10.24.19

What Happened To The Great Cultural Critics?

What has become of the commanding figure of the critic in the last 20 years? Where are the successors to Sontag and Steiner, and to Empson and Richards, FR Leavis, Raymond Williams and Frank Kermode? …They wrote books such as Culture and Society (Raymond Williams, 1958), The Death of Tragedy (Steiner, 1961) and Culture and Imperialism (Said, 1993). They moved literary criticism from poetry and the novel to subjects such as illness and photography, orientalism and the Holocaust. Yes, they ...
Tags: Art, Issues, 10.24.19

Jerry Saltz And Justin Davidson Debate The New MoMA

“The great news is that along with the rest of us, Diller Scofidio + Renfro were finally beaten down by the reality of just how messed-up and cramped the billion-dollar Taniguchi building was. They fixed some of the problems and tacked on a few fun extras, and added about five Gagosians’ worth of space. But it still amazes me that the suits who make the museum’s real-estate deals sold MoMA short again.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.25.19

Slave Play - An Attempt At Understanding

Reviewed by Judd Hollander One of the most important aspects in a committed relationship is one partner’s willingness to help satisfy the emotional needs of the other. Even if those needs don't necessarily align with their own. This message is at the heart of Jeremy O. Harris' penetrating, messy and brilliant work, Slave Play. The show transferring to Broadway’s Golden Theatre following an acclaimed run at New York Theatre Workshop last season. At times hard to watch, the piece looks at ...
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Cimabue Masterpiece Discovered in French Kitchen Fetches Nearly $27 Million

“The Mocking of Christ” is the first work believed to have been painted by Cimabue to sell at auction in living memory.
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National Dance Institute Has A Plan To Be More “National”

Jacques d’Amboise started the nonprofit organization while he was a principal dancer at New York City Ballet to expose children to what he feels is the transformational power of dance. Today 6,500 children in New York City participate in N.D.I. school programs each year. The N.D.I. Collaborative teaching program will offer on-site intensive training and professional workshops to teaching artists, dancers and classroom teachers at the institute’s Harlem headquarters. It will also provide ...
Tags: Art, Dance, 10.24.19

Collectible Limited Edition Sneakers Have Become Big-Business Art

“A lot fewer people are buying to wear and a lot more people are buying to sell.” StockX, a high-end sneaker resale company based in Detroit, recently reached a jaw-dropping $1 billion US valuation, proving how robust the global market is. – CBC
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.24.19

Renaissance painting found in kitchen in France sells for €24m

Christ Mocked by Italian artist Cimabue had been valued at €4m-€6m before auctionAn tiny early Renaissance masterpiece found in a French woman’s kitchen during a house clearance has fetched more than €24m at auction, making it the most expensive medieval painting ever sold.Christ Mocked, by the 13th-century Florentine painter Cimabue, had hung for decades above a cooking hotplate in the open-plan kitchen of a 1960s house near Compiègne, north of Paris. It had never attracted much attention from ...
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It’s Theatre! No, It’s Film! (Actually, It’s Both)

“Fascinated by the relationship between theater and cinema, Christiane Jatahy has made a show that’s both. “One is the utopia of the other,” she tells us, though anyone who has ever despaired at badly shot video in the theater might wonder if screen and stage are actually enemies. But Jatahy has managed a strange and difficult trick. By precisely setting live film and live performance against each other, she makes them into a mise en abyme— a mirror that reflects another mirror, leading t...
Tags: Art, Theatre, 10.25.19

BWW TV: Go Inside the Bloody Awesome Opening Night of SCOTLAND, PA!

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA opened officially earlier this week onWednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street. The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. [Author: TV - Opening Night Special]
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Oops: Greece Asks Why Ancient Vase Given To Margaret Thatcher Was Sold At Auction

In a tweet, art historian Maria Paphiti found that the 2,700-year-old vase had been sold at Christie’s auction house in May for nearly 7,000 euros ($7,700). The vase was given to Thatcher by former Cyprus President George Vassiliou three decades ago. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.25.19

Pioneering NY Gallerist Ronald Feldman Retires After 50 Years

Mr. Feldman, 82, founded the gallery with his wife, Frayda Feldman, in 1971 on East 74th Street. In 1982, the gallery moved to SoHo, establishing an early beachhead in Lower Manhattan that seemed to suit an institution that broke boundaries and championed a wide range of risk-taking artists and their (often political) works. – The New York Times
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13th-Century Masterpiece Found in French Woman’s Kitchen Sells for $26.6 Million

It was the first time a Cimabue painting had ever been up for sale
Tags: Art, News, France, Uncategorized, Onetime

Sentenced To Art: NYC Diverts Misdemeanor Cases To Art Classes

Seventy-four percent of prosecuted cases in New York are for misdemeanors, according to a 2017 report from NYC Criminal Justice Agency. Instead of clogging up the courts Project Reset tries to change behaviors and hope that will be more effective in reducing recidivism. – CityLab
Tags: Art, Issues, 10.22.19

How To Cultivate And Train A More Diverse Next Generation Of Critics?

“Reviews can sometimes be the only documentation of these experiences, so what happens when the majority of people reviewing do not represent the community or the stories being told? How does the point of view and perspective of those reviewers influence the success of a production or theatre company?” – Howlround
Tags: Art, Theatre, SJ, 10.27.19

40 Jaw-Dropping Cosplays At Comic Con New York 2019 By Photographer Ali Reza Malik

Mario, Borderlands-Style Cell Shaded Comic Con New York 2019 has passed, but cosplay never stops. Pictures of cosplayers in their favorite superhero (or supervillain) attire from this year’s NYCC are still surfacing on the Internet. Ali Reza Malik, a Brooklyn-based photographer, is the artist behind a handful of iconic cosplay photographs from this year’s Comic Con New York. Ali’s work focuses... Source
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LA’s MoCA Makes Investment In Performance At Geffen Contemporary

“All of the sudden performance seems to be the new authentic. When we can watch everything on Instagram and YouTube, it seems to be that people want to see [art] one-on-one — that’s what people are longing for.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.25.19

UK Arts Organizations Are Struggling With Diversity

“For some time now, diverse staff working in larger publicly funded arts organisations, and in particular those producing work that is aimed at the mainstream, have debated how to help their organisations see that their value is not as ‘the representative of disabled audiences’ or ‘the font of expertise on all trans issues’. It cannot rest on individuals to bring others into the light of inclusion.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Issues, 10.24.19

VIDEO: David Korins Gives a Tour of the BEETLEJUICE Set

Beetlejuice set designer David Korins is bringing fans six feet under for a tour of the Netherworld [Author: Stage Tube]
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Photo Flash: Gavin Creel Visits OKLAHOMA!

Gavin Creel recently stopped by Oklahoma After the show, he posed with cast members backstage for photos. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Flashback: BEAUTIFUL Ends Its Beautiful, Six-Year Run on Broadway Today

As BroadwayWorld reported in July, Beautiful The Carole King Musical will end its Broadway run today, October 27th, 2019, after having played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of Annie and the landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret to become the 27th longest-running musical and the 2nd longest running 'bio-musical' in Broadway history. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Netflix’s Viewer Numbers

Yes, Netflix is sharing more information about how many people are watching its shows than it did just a year ago, and we now have a broad sense of which shows and movies are especially popular with its subscribers. But there’s plenty of reason to avoid these apples-to-oranges comparisons and take this data with a grain — make that a heaping scoop — of salt. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 10.25.19

Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS' Diversity and What it Means to the Latinx Community

Anthony Ramos plays Usnavi in the upcoming film adaptation of In The Heights. He recently spoke to ET about his experience working on the film, the importance of the show, diverse casting, and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Photo: Mitzi Gaynor Returns to the Role of Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC at a Halloween Party

Mitzi Gaynor returned to her iconic role as Nellie Forbush during a recent costume party. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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