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Debra Messing Will Grace returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. [Author: Contests - Broadway]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Contests - Broadway, Ernestine Ashworth

HAIRSPRAY Director Adam Shankman Will Helm HOCUS POCUS 2

Variety reports that Adam Shankman is set to direct a sequel to 'Hocus Pocus' for Disney Plus. Shankman is best known for helming the critically-acclaimed 'Hairspray' musical film adaptation. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Adam Shankman, TV News Desk, Shankman

Simon & Schuster Up For Sale

It is unclear how much ViacomCBS, which has owned the publisher for more than 25 years, might fetch from the sale. Book publishing is no longer a growth business but its revenue has been relatively stable in recent years. Simon & Schuster has some of the world’s most recognizable authors, including Mary Higgins Clark, Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Words, Simon, David McCullough, Simon Schuster, 03.04.20, Mary Higgins Clark Doris Kearns Goodwin

Ao On-site – New York: The Armory Show At Piers 90, 92 And 94, March 5th-8th, 2020

Austin Lee at Jeffrey Deitch, all images via Art Observed Considered among New York’s premier art fairs, and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art, The Armory Show has long figured at the forefront of the city’s annual spring offerings for art exhibitions and shows.  With its first day of […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, AO On Site, Jeffrey Deitch, Austin Lee

Tony Award Nominee Hailey Kilgore Joins Cast of POWER Prequel

Starz, a Lionsgate company NYSE LGF.A, LGF.B, announced today that Hailey Kilgore has joined the cast of 'Power Book III Raising Kanan,' playing Jukebox - a character fans of the franchise will recall - in a series regular role. The character of Jukebox first appeared in the original 'Power' series portrayed by TonyR Award-winner Anika Noni-Rose. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Lionsgate, Theatre, Starz, Nyse, TV News Desk, Kanan, Anika Noni Rose, Hailey Kilgore

A Painter and Social Activist With an ‘Unruly Nature’

Mary Lovelace O’Neal returns to New York at 78 with a solo show and an undimmed aversion to being pigeonholed.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Black People, Mary, Mnuchin Gallery, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, Lovelace O'Neal

Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon and More to Star in World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE

The New Group will launchits 2020-2021 Season with Black No More, featuring Book by John Ridley Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, Music and Lyrics by Tarik Trotter Black Thought of The Roots, Choreography by Bill T. Jones Spring Awakening, Fela and Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Daryl, Da Funk, New Group, Bill T Jones, BWW News Desk, Jennifer Damiano Brandon Victor Dixon, John Ridley Oscar, Tarik Trotter Black

A Plague Of Curators

“It’s used because it sounds fashionable. It sounds like it’s for … the aesthetically conscious.” As zeitgeisty as other oddly specific and much hashtagged words like “wanderlust” or “journey” or “empower,” “curate” is spreading. The word’s overuse has left it almost devoid of meaning, and curators themselves — the traditional, museum-dwelling kind — are up in arms. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.03.20

Calls To Cancel SXSW; Concert Industry Shudders

This was going to be one of the busiest summers ever for festivals and stadium shows, so any disruption is going to have an impact,” said Dave Brooks, senior director of live and touring for Billboard. “If there are cancellations, and if it’s a down year for the industry, [top concert promoters] Live Nation and AEG could probably weather it, but it could be a death knell for some independent promoters.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Aeg, Issues, Sxsw, Dave Brooks, 03.04.20

BWW TV: Meet ANASTASIA On Tour's New Anya, Beth Stafford Laird!

Meet Anastasia on tour's new Anya, Beth Stafford Laird,whorejoins the national tour of Broadway's Anastasiabeginning April 7, 2020. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld TV, Anya Beth Stafford Laird

Publishers Pull Out Of Emerald City ComicCon In Seattle Over Coronavirus Fears

The event drew 98,000 attendees last year and, as COVID-19 spreads in Washington state, many are worried that a large public setting such as ECCC may be a breeding ground for infection. Notably, in 2009, PAX, a video gaming convention in Seattle, spread H1N1 virus, or swine flu, to at least 100 attendees. Washington’s Department of Health has already advised people, especially people over 60, to stay away from large gatherings. Yet, ECCC is still happening. – The Stranger
Tags: Art, Washington, Seattle, Issues, 03.04.20, Washington s Department of Health

How Quickly Rome Collapsed Under Coronavirus

“I had not noticed anything strange, but then I walked through the historic center, and it hit me: in the past few weeks, as the virus spread, the city emptied out. The crowds lining up to enter the Colosseum or visit the Forum have thinned; the mobs throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain or climbing the Spanish Steps have all but vanished; restaurants and bars usually overflowing with patrons are almost vacant. It is customary, of course, to lament the phenomenon of mass tourism in Italy;...
Tags: Art, Italy, Issues, 03.04.20

1850s barn in Italy becomes a modern, sustainable family home

Located at the foot of UNESCO World Heritage site Alpe di Siusi in the Italian province of South Tyrol, Messner House represents adaptive reuse at its finest. The project was organized by Italian architecture firm noa* (Network of Architecture), who was adamant about respecting the surrounding area as well as the essence of the original structure that dated back to 1850. From the exterior of the structure, Messner House appears to mimic the outline of the original barn with a framework supporte...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Italy, Green Renovation, Unesco World Heritage, Sustainable Materials, Adaptive Reuse, Timber, Sustainable Architecture, Contemporary Design, The interior design, Alex Filz, South Tyrol Messner House, noa Network of Architecture, Messner House

Everything You Always Wanted To Know (Or Have Forgotten) About The Theremin

“The story of the theremin and its inventor has it all: drama, suspense, geopolitics, and, above all, tragedy. It’s a wonder Hollywood hasn’t yet made a movie about it.” – Quartz
Tags: Art, Music, Hollywood, 03.03.20

The Show Must Go On – How Performers Are Adapting During Coronavirus

While the coronavirus has taken a big toll on the arts world in terms of closed venues and canceled events, it has also spurred plenty of show-must-go-on creativity in some of the hardest-hit areas, as performers and organizations have tried to adapt to trying circumstances. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.04.20

How Do Prop Masters Make The Best Blood And Gore For Theatres?

“From cat brains to dismembered tongues, the teams behind theatre’s bloodiest shows reveal how they made audiences shriek with horror and delight.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Gore, 03.03.20

1984's Robert Icke Will Bring George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM to the Stage

Robert Ickewho recently adapted and directed 1984 for Broadway, will direct The Children's Theatre Partnership's CTP upcoming production of George Orwell's classic satirical fable, Animal Farm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, George Orwell, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Robert Icke, Robert Ickewho

When Presidents Write Books

In the 19th century, politicians increasingly turned out memoirs as campaign books. The writing shifted from ideas and policies to character and personality. The writings of Andrew Jackson, a colorful veteran of wars and duels, exemplified this change. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, Andrew Jackson, 03.03.20

When A Ballet Company Hires A Scholar-In-Residence, What Does She Do?

For The Washington Ballet, Dr. Natalie Rouland studies the history of great Russian story ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, going all the way back to the written stage directions and Stepanov choreographic notation of the originals. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Washington, Dance, Swan Lake, Stepanov, 02.26.20, Natalie Rouland

Why Would Anyone Open A Record Shop Now?

It’s beautiful, but then there’s the obvious question … who in their right mind would open a record store now? There is no money in it. Even on this gentrified street there are empty shops, the rents are extortionate and landlords are keen to turn properties over to property developers. What about profit? “What about artistic profit, creative profit, intellectual profit?” replies Thurston Moore. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, 03.03.20

What you need to know about CBD products

As 2020 gets underway, the deluge of CBD products continues. Suddenly, CBD oil is everywhere: from CBD skincare to lattes to CBD-laced treats for Fido and Fluffy’s aging joints. But is the craze legitimate or is it all hype? We’ve delved into recent studies to get the facts on the current state of CBD products. What is CBD? Cannabis plants produce over 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), responsible for the high people get when smoking marijuana, is the m...
Tags: Shutterstock, Design, Congress, Fda, American Medical Association, Chin, Harvard Medical School, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Jordan Tishler, Tishler, Association of Cannabis Specialists, Junella Chin, Brandon Beatty, U S Hemp Roundtable, Harvard Medical School Via FDA

Lin-Manuel Miranda Family Fund Has Committed $1M To Theater Scholarships For Students Of Color

Deadline has reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda's Miranda Family Fund has made a 10-year 1 million commitment to provide scholarships for the National Theater Institute. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lin Manuel Miranda, BWW News Desk, National Theater Institute

How Did Scholars Figure Out That Homer’s Epics Were Oral, Not Written, Literature?

In the late 19th century, few believed that anyone, literate or not, could have memorized something as long as the Iliad or Odyssey. (The main argument at the time was whether “Homer” was one person or many; the two sides were the Unitarians and the Analysts.) Who established that Homer’s verse was recited by heart? A clever Harvard professor, helped by some Bosnian bards. – JSTOR Daily
Tags: Art, Harvard, Words, Homer, 02.28.20

London Book Fair Canceled Over COVID Fears

The event was already set to be a ghost town when it opened its doors, after publishers and rights agencies began withdrawing en masse over the last week. Some of the world’s biggest, including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Hachette had already pulled out, as had Amazon and a host of literary agencies including Curtis Brown. – The Guardian
Tags: Amazon, Art, Hachette, Words, 03.04.20, Penguin Random House HarperCollins

cigu creates a hotel room of the future that emphasizes water recycling

For the Hôtel Métropole exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Parisian design collective ciguë recently showcased “Une chambre pour demain” (A Room for Tomorrow), an experimental redesign of a hotel room that champions water recycling. Created as a reaction against the amount of unseen excess and waste in the hospitality business, the pavilion takes the shape of a minimalist hotel room that uses a series of rainwater harvesting systems estimated to offer 70% water savings as compared to a sta...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Paris, Hotel, Water Issues, Water Tank, Rainwater Harvesting, Composting Toilet, Water Recycling, Ciguë, Phytopurification, Graywater, Le Sommer, A Room For Tomorrow, Le Sommer Environment, Une chambre pour demain

Kristin Chenoweth and Santino Fontana to Perform at Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala Honoring Carol Burnett

On April 6, 2020, Carol Burnett will receive the 2020 Stephen Sondheim Award, to be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, benefits Signature's artistic, education and community programs.Kristin Chenoweth and Santino Fontana will perform in Carol Burnett's honor along with Washington's own Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton and Bobby Smith. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Washington, Theatre, America, Carol Burnett, Stephen Sondheim, Italy, Kristin Chenoweth, Signature, Bobby Smith, Santino Fontana, BWW News Desk, Tracy Lynn Olivera Nova Y Payton

Laura Dreyfuss Releases New Single 'Sidelines'

Award-winning singeractress Laura Dreyfuss has announced today's premiere of her new single. 'Sidelines' is available now via S-Curve RecordsBMG at all DSPs and streaming services an official music video - directed by Marysia Makowska - is streaming now via Dreyfuss' official YouTube channel. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Youtube, Theatre, Dreyfuss, TV News Desk, Laura Dreyfuss, Marysia Makowska

Photo Flash: See Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk and More Celebrate COMPANY First Preview

Company celebrated it's first preview onMonday, March 2 [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Patti LuPone Katrina Lenk

BWW Album Review: AMERICANO! Gets to the Heart of the Human Experience

Americano is based on the life of Antonio Valdovinos Tony, a child of immigrants, who discovers his undocumented status when he tries to enlist in the Marines. When this dream escapes his reality, Tony is on a journey to understand his family, heritage, and what it means for his experience in America. Americano features an original score of new music that delves deep into the human condition and what it truly means to pursue the American Dream. Michael Barnard directs and is a co-book writer and...
Tags: Theatre, America, Tony, Carrie Rodriguez, Courtney Savoia, Michael Barnard, Antonio Valdovinos Tony, Jonathan Rosenburg

Ethan Slater, Lesli Margherita, Quentin Earl Darrington and More to Star in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at The Town Hall

The Town Hall will presentBroadway By The Year Volume 2 Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year's 20th landmark season at The Town Hall 123 W. 43rd Street. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Scott Siegel, BWW News Desk, The Town Hall

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