Architects reveal winning design for Western Sydney Airport

Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have won the international design competition for the Western Sydney International Airport, a new travel hub that is slated to become the largest international gateway to Australia by 2060. Located in Sydney’s new western Parkland City region, the greenfield airport draws inspiration for its form and material palette from the unique local flora and nearby mountains. In addition to referencing the natural landscape, the architecture will emp...
Tags: Design, Australia, Beijing, Sydney, Zaha Hadid Architects, Cox Architecture, Nancy bird Walton airport, Western Sydney International Airport, Western Sydney Airport, Parkland City, ZHA Project, Cristiano Ceccato

Alliance of more than 11,000 scientists warns that our planet faces a climate emergency

At our current climate trajectory, humanity will likely face “untold suffering,” as reported in a new study signed by more than 11,000 scientists around the globe. Moral obligation has prompted this Alliance of World Scientists to “tell it like it is,” by issuing a warning that human activity is accelerating the climate emergency “faster than most scientists expected. It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity.” The First World Climate Conference,...
Tags: Design, Ipcc, Earth, Paris, Geneva

A spirit the Nazis couldn't erase: Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre? review

Jewish Museum, LondonDiscovered after her death at Auschwitz, the artist’s graphic record of her life unfolds in startlingly poignant scenes, from her mother’s graveside to her lover’s bedCharlotte Salomon was murdered in a gas chamber shortly after her arrival at Auschwitz in October 1943. She was 28 and pregnant. Salomon was supposed to be forgotten, erased from history, along with the millions of Jews murdered in the 1940s. But after the defeat of Nazi Germany, her father and stepmother – who...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Germany, Nazis, Women, Painting, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Holocaust, Second world war, Judaism, Exhibitions

Copenhagens new eco-friendly bicycle hills hide parking for thousands of bicycles

Danish architectural firm COBE recently completed a one-of-a-kind public space in Copenhagen that not only serves as a multifunctional meeting place, but also provides covered parking for over 2,000 bicycles. Inaugurated in late August, Karen Blixens Plads is one of the largest public spaces in Copenhagen and measures over 20,000 square meters in size. The elevated undulating terrain helps break the large space down into small zones for activities and helps channel and slow rainwater to improve ...
Tags: Design, Bicycles, Architecture, Innovation, Denmark, Copenhagen, Green Transportation, Public Space, Concrete, 3d Modeling, University of Copenhagen, Public Square, Stormwater Management, COBE, Outdoor Space, Rasmus Hjortshøj

Studio NAB wants to rehab parking lots into energy-producing urban gardens

Paris-based design firm Studio NAB has unveiled a proposal for transforming the traditional asphalt parking lot into an urban farming green space with solar-powered parking spaces. Created with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in mind, Studio NAB’s Car Park 2.0 rethinks the car park as a productive space that could generate green jobs, renewable energy and food. Retained parking spaces would be set on permeable paving, rather than asphalt, and could be connected with solar-power...
Tags: Design, France, Architecture, Paris, Notre Dame, Gardening And Plants, United Nation, Studio NAB

Playwright William B. Branch Dead At 92

“As a playwright Mr. Branch delved into the black experience, both in the 20th century and earlier, in Off-Broadway plays like A Medal for Willie, about the bitterness that ensues when a black World War II veteran who had been mistreated in the service is decorated posthumously; A Wreath for Udomo, with its theme of colonial oppression in South Africa; and In Splendid Error, about the tangled relationship between the abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, South Africa, Broadway, William, Willie, Frederick Douglass, SJ, John Brown, 11.05.19, Udomo

Israel Philharmonic Pulls Out Of Charity Concert Because Rabbi Can’t Abide Female Singers

The November 20 event in Tel Aviv was planned as a benefit for a nonprofit providing medical care to indigent patients. But that organization’s founder, an Orthodox rabbi, asked that no female singers be included, per a stricture observed by ultra-Orthodox Jews. Furious debate broke out around the country, and the Israel Philharmonic was the first among several performers to withdraw. The concert has now been canceled. – The Times of Israel
Tags: Art, Music, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel Philharmonic, 11.04.19

The 4th Annual Chita Rivera Awards Will Take Place Sunday, May 17 at The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

The 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Sunday, May 17 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place off of Washington Square Park, it was announced today by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. Lanteri produces in conjunction with Patricia Watt. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, NYU Skirball Center, Washington Square Park, BWW News Desk, Lanteri, Patricia Watt, Joe Lanteri Founder, New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Inc

Stage Manager Career Spotlight: BEETLEJUICE's Matt DiCarlo Is Our Guide To Stage Managing on Broadway

This week we're spotlighting Beetlejuice on Broadway's Production Stage Manager Matt DiCarlo On Broadway everything... EVERYTHING happens for a reason, and it usually starts with a stage manager calling 'Go' [Author: Alan Henry]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Alan Henry, Matt DiCarlo

VIDEO: Graham Phillips on What it Was Like to Play Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!

Graham Phillips played Prince Eric in ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live' last night, and this morning he took the time to chat with Good Morning America about the show [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Abc, Theatre, Eric, TV News Desk, Graham Phillips, Little Mermaid Live

Complete Casting Announced For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY on Broadway - Austin Scott and More Join!

Complete casting has been announced today for the Broadway production of the hit musical Girl from the North Country. Austin Scott, star of FX's aoePosea and Hamilton, will join the company in the role of Joe Scott. Also announced are new ensemble members Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, and Chiara Trentalange. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, FX, Hamilton, Austin Scott, BWW News Desk, North Country Austin Scott, Joe Scott Also, Jennifer Blood Law Terrell Dunford, Chiara Trentalange

Photo Flash: See Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and More in THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!

Last night, 'The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live' honored the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that took viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast were interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, TV News Desk, Latifah Shaggy

What It’s Like To Study Ballet While Black

Felicia Fitzpatrick: “With its European roots, ballet has always valued Eurocentric body shapes and skin color, leaving little opportunity for Black ballerinas to even attempt to engage with the art form. Even if they were allowed to participate, they were still othered and singled out for their race.” – Zora
Tags: Art, Dance, SJ, Felicia Fitzpatrick, 11.05.19

High-tech wetsuit protects divers and surfers from toxic elements in the oceans

With ocean waters being polluted at an astonishing rate, swimmers, divers and surfers are putting their lives at risk simply by entering the water. Vissla and Surfrider have collaborated on a slightly depressing solution aimed to keep water-lovers safe. The Rising Seas Wetsuit is a high-tech body suit that uses nanotechnology to block the absorption of any harmful pollutants in the water. Additionally, Nitrile pads on the stomach, elbows and knees help surfers maintain their grip on the board, e...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, Yves Behar, Sea Level Rise, LED lighting, Green Design, Ocean Pollution, Water Issues, Rising Sea Levels, Vissla, Rising Seas Wetsuit

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Randy Rainbow Duet with Norm Lewis on New Christmas Album!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway Records will releaseRandy Rainbow Hey Gurl, It's Christmas on Friday, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at and [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Amazon, Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Randy, Broadway Records, Norm Lewis, BWW News Desk, BroadwayRecords

Voters In Charlotte Reject Sales Tax Hike To Fund Arts And Education

For the second time in five years, voters in North Carolina’s largest city and surrounding Mecklenburg County defeated a proposal to raise the sales tax locally by a one-fourth of a percentage point, to a total of 7.5%. The additional tax had been expected to raise roughly $50 million annually, to be shared between the city’s arts (45%), parks (34%), and education (16%), with 5% for arts and parks in the county’s other towns. – Qcitymetro (Charlotte)
Tags: Art, North Carolina, Issues, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, 11.06.19

THE LION KING Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary on Broadway Next Week

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING celebrates its 22nd anniversary on Wednesday, November 13 at the Minskoff Theatre [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

National Portrait Gallery In London To Close For Three-Year Renovation

“The surprise announcement was made on Tuesday, with the gallery pledging to lend 300 portraits a year to regional galleries and organisations across the UK during the … [£35.5m] revamp.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, London, Visual, 11.051.9

‘The Girl With The Golden Eyes, French Singer And Actress Marie Laforêt, Dead At 80

“The daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Ms. Laforêt won a radio talent contest as a teenager and … went on to appear in 37 feature films, including the 1961 dramas Saint-Tropez Blues, where her performance of the title song with rock vocalist Jacques Higelin effectively launched her singing career” — she ultimately sold more than 35 million records as a pop star — and The Girl With the Golden Eyes, a Balzac adaptation with a title that endured for decades as her nickname.” – The Washington Po...
Tags: Art, People, Marie Laforêt, 11.03.19, Ms Laforêt, Jacques Higelin

Artist Drew Friedman has an exhibit at Ohio State University

A while back we ran some pages from Drew Friedman's new book All the Presidents, which has a portrait of every U.S. President, drawn by Drew. If you happen to be anywhere near Ohio State University, do yourself a favor and see Drew's "Drawn to Presidents” exhibit at the Billy Ireland Library & Museum. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum presents Drawn to Presidents: Portraits and Satiric Drawings by Drew Friedman November 2, 2019 through February 9, 2020. Pennsylvania-based illustrator Dr...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Pennsylvania, United States, Ohio, Topps, Ohio State University, Newsweek, Friedman, Fantagraphics, Drew Friedman, New Republic The New York

Nigeria’s First-Ever Oscar Entry Disqualified From Best Foreign-Language Film Category

Lionheart, by director Genevieve Nnaji, includes only 11 minutes of dialogue that aren’t in English. A statement from the Academy said that even though the name of the category was changed this year from Foreign Language Film to International Feature Film, the rules have not changed, and they require that a candidate film must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Nigeria, Academy, Foreign Language Film, Genevieve Nnaji, 11.05.19

Eye Candy for Today: Near Sydenham Hill, Camille Pissarro

Near Sydenham Hill, Camille Pissarro; oil on canvas, roughy 17 x 21 inches (43 x 53 cm). Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Kimbell Art Museum. Camille Pissarro is one of my favorites among the original French Impressionist painters. I love the sense of atmospheric distance in this painting of the countryside near London, where — following Monet’s lead — the artist moved his family to escape the violence of the Pru...
Tags: Google, Art, London, Paris, Monet, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Camille Pissarro, Sydenham Hill, Kimbell Art Museum

Ernest J. Gaines, Author Of ‘Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman’ And ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, Dead At 86

“Mr. Gaines, who spent his first 15 years on a plantation near Baton Rouge, later moved with his family to Northern California, but in many ways he never left the landscape, rhythms and painful history of his childhood. … In eight novels and many short stories, Mr. Gaines created a fictional world surrounding a town called Bayonne, in St. Raphael Parish, not unlike his boyhood home.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Northern California, Bayonne, Baton Rouge, Gaines, Ernest J Gaines, SJ, Jane Pittman, 11.05.19, St Raphael Parish

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 11th Annual Broadway Salutes Ceremony!

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds COBUG just presentedthe 11th annual Broadway Salutes ceremony at Sardi's Restaurant 234 West 44th St. [Author: Jennifer Broski]
Tags: Theatre, Sardi, Broadway League, Jennifer Broski, Coalition of Broadway Unions

Phone call leads police to $800,000 in stolen art by an artist who believed Jesus was a space alien

Police in Los Angeles said on Tuesday they have recovered some $800,000 worth of stolen prints by the Scottish abstract expressionist and esotericist Benjamin Creme. The LAPD was led to this mysterious stolen art discovery by a phone call, and they ended up finding nearly 1,300 prints in a San Fernando valley home. That caller, not identified, told LAPD the art work was found in a relative’s possessions after she died, and later the family realized the prints were listed in a database of stolen...
Tags: Art, Post, London, Crime, News, Los Angeles, Earth, Glasgow, Jesus, Associated Press, Lapd, Christ, Jesus Christ, New Age, San Fernando, Creme

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth on Collaborating with Dolly Parton and Meeting Ariana Grande & Reba

Kristin Chenoweth was a guest on Tuesday night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about her new album and solo show, For the Girls. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Dolly Parton, Seth Meyers, Kristin Chenoweth, Reba, TV News Desk

Michael Billington Will Step Down as Guardian Chief Critic

Michael Billington, the Guardian's chief theatre critic, has announced he is stepping down from the role, according to The Stage. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Guardian, Michael Billington, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA

Ahead of Tina - TheTina TurnerMusical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, TV News Desk, Tina TheTina TurnerMusical

Rialto Chatter: Robert Evans Bio-Play THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE May Still Come to Broadway

Rumors have been circulating about a Broadway transfer of The Kid Stays in the Picture since its West End run two years ago. Deadline is reporting that this very much may still be a possibility. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Robert Evans, BWW News Desk

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