Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis Hits the Stage At Birdland, With Special Guest Frank Wildhorn

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singeractor Constantine Maroulis in concert on Monday, March 9. Constantine's very special guest was Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Birdland, Constantine, Constantine Maroulis, Frank Wildhorn, BWW News Desk, Wildhorn

FROZEN and WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Auditions Postponed Due to Virus Outbreak

Producers havecanceledupcoming Equity principal auditions for Broadway's Frozen and the musical adaptation of Water for Elephants amid the current outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Arts Activist Named New NYC Cultural Affairs Director

Gonzalo Casals is an immigrant from Argentina who identifies as queer. Since 2017, he has led the Leslie-Lohman, a museum with roots in the L.G.B.T.Q. civil rights movement, diversifying its collection and programming with contributions from the gay community. Mr. Casals previously served as deputy and interim director at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, a major center for Latino art and culture, where he stepped in after Margarita Aguilar left amid turmoil. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Argentina, Issues, East Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, Casals, 03.11.20, Gonzalo Casals, Leslie Lohman, Margarita Aguilar

HAMILTON and THE LAST SHIP Postponed In San Francisco Due To Coronavirus

Engagementsof Broadway's Hamilton and The Last Shiphavebeen temporarily canceled in San Francisco due to concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, San Francisco, Hamilton, BWW News Desk, Engagementsof Broadway

The Cast of HADESTOWN Will Perform on THE VIEW

Celebratingseason 23, The View 1100 a.m.1200 p.m. EDT is the place to be heard with live broadcasts five days a week. HilaryEsteyMcLoughlinserves as senior executive producer with Candi Carter and BrianTetaas executive producers. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, TV News Desk, Candi Carter

BWW TV: What is TAKE ME OUT All About? The Broadway-Bound Cast Explains!

The Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out is in rehearsals and will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater 240 West 44th Street. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day [Author: TV - Press Previews]
Tags: Theatre, Richard Greenberg, BroadwayWorld, TV - Press Previews, Hayes Theater

Erin Mackey, Branch Fields And Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at Goodspeed Musicals

Broadway's Erin Mackey will lead Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at Goodspeed Musicals'. The production beginsApril 17 will run through June 28 at The Goodspeed. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, South Pacific, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Goodspeed Musicals, BWW News Desk, Erin Mackey, Loretta Ables Sayre

Digital Entertainment Surpasses Box Office For First Time

Consumer spending on digital home entertainment surged to $48.7 billion last year, up 24% from 2018, according to a new report from the Motion Picture Assn. Worldwide theatrical ticket sales were $42.2 billion, up 1% from the prior year, said the MPA, the Washington-based lobbying group that represents the major Hollywood studios and Netflix. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Washington, Mpa, Audience, First Time, 03.11.20, Motion Picture Assn Worldwide

Sound, Music And Damage To Our Lives

“I know of numerous composers who suffer from tinnitus — that ringing or other sound in the ears which never shuts off. And even violinists tend to end up with hearing damage in the left ear, since that is the one closest to the sound of the instrument. It is, of course, the sounds we don’t make ourselves that we are most disturbed by. Noise from neighbours can be fatal. It is not unknown for disputes to end in murder or suicide.”   – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Music, 03.11.20

Remembering McCoy Tyner

It’s enough, more than enough, really, for an artist to simply find a voice, to chisel it out of the noise and to keep it ringing clear across a lifetime. Though he tried lots of modes and moods, Tyner began his professional career in the early sixties as a fully formed artist, and his last albums, from the aughts, are not unlike his first. – Paris Review
Tags: Art, People, Paris, McCoy Tyner, Tyner, 03.11.20

BWW TV: Watch Secretary Hillary Clinton Deliver Closing Speech at 3rd Annual Women's Day On Broadway

On Monday, in celebration of International Women's Day, Disney on Broadway welcomed Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton todeliver The Closing Keynote Address at The 3rd Annual Women's Day On Broadway The Decade Ahead And How Women Will Shape It at The New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Hillary Clinton, Broadway, Hillary Rodham Clinton, New Amsterdam Theatre, BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway's Booth Theatre Usher Tests Positive For Coronavirus

BroadwayWorld has learned that an usher working at the Booth Theatre has tested positive for Coronavirus and has been quarantined. [Author: Alan Henry]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Alan Henry, BroadwayWorld

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan, Patti Murin Join Hayley Podschun for the Season Finale of THE BROADWAY BACHELORETTE

Hayley Podschun welcomes Broadway Stars Patti Murin and Jeremy Jordan to a very special Season 1 Finale of THE BROADWAY BACHELORETTE The episode is now available on Hayley's YouTube channel, or you can search 'The Broadway Bachelorette'. Tune in to see what your favorite Broadway stars think of the 'most dramatic finale ever.' [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Jeremy Jordan, Hayley, Patti Murin, Stage Tube, Hayley Podschun, Jeremy Jordan Patti Murin Join Hayley Podschun

Apple’s “Hermitage” Film Showcases the Power of the iPhone 11 Pro Max

Shot in one take over the course of five hours, this artistic homage to museums also spotlights advancements in tech Using the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia as a backdrop, director Axinya Gog made a one-take film lasting five hours, 19 minutes and 28 seconds using an Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. Masterpieces hang still, dancers use dramatic choreography to provide a sense …
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Art, Design, Russia, Films, Tech, Dance, Cameras, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Russia, Hermitage, State Hermitage Museum, Performances, Iphone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Limited Block of Tickets Released for BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS

An extremely limited block of tickets hasjust been released for Broadway Backwards, a star-studded celebration of the LGBTQ community through beloved show tunes on Monday, March 16, 2020. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

Drew Gasparini to Release New Album WE AREN'T KIDS ANYMORE Featuring Bonnie Milligan, Colton Ryan and More

Today it was announced that Concord Theatricals and Craft Recordings will release award-winning composer Drew Gasparini's album, We Aren't Kids Anymore Original Studio Cast, a new theatrical song cycle that Concord Theatricals will also license worldwide for live performance by professional and amateur theatres. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Gasparini, Drew Gasparini, Concord Theatricals, Bonnie Milligan Colton Ryan

Robots Will Change Everything

The day is coming when practically anything that a human can do—at least anything that the labor market is willing to pay a human being a decent wage to do—will soon be doable more efficiently and cost effectively by some AI-driven automated device. If and when that day does arrive, those who own the means of production will feel ever increasing pressure to discard human workers in favor of an artificially intelligent work force. They are likely to do so as unhesitatingly as they have al...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.10.20

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Closed Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Seattle's 5th Avenue theatre has been closed over new regulations to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the state. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Seattle, BWW News Desk

Equity Releases Statement In Response to Limits on Public Gatherings, Says Assistance is Needed for Arts Workers

Kate Shindle, President of Actors' Equity Association, released the following statement in reaction to the District of Columbia, the Bay Area and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee limiting public gatherings [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Washington, Theatre, District Of Columbia, Bay Area, Jay Inslee, BWW News Desk, Kate Shindle, Actors Equity Association

BWW TV: Watch the Cast of RIVERDANCE High Kick Into Radio City Music Hall!

The RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSRY SHOW opened just last night, March 10, at Radio City Music Hall, as part of a 45-city North American Tour- a reinvention of the beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. [Author: TV - Press Previews]
Tags: Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, TV - Press Previews

Why The Novel Is Being Superceded

The novel represented a maturation of storytelling—the adulthood of fiction, taking the reader into the interior of the human person. Now, the form is on its deathbed. Lingering readers are seeking in it something other—diversion, entertainment—than what the readers of Jane Austen or the Brontes, Dickens or Kafka, were seeking back in the day. – First Things
Tags: Art, Jane Austen, Words, Kafka, 03.10.20, Brontes Dickens

Why The Novel Is Being Superseded

The novel represented a maturation of storytelling—the adulthood of fiction, taking the reader into the interior of the human person. Now, the form is on its deathbed. Lingering readers are seeking in it something other—diversion, entertainment—than what the readers of Jane Austen or the Brontes, Dickens or Kafka, were seeking back in the day. – First Things
Tags: Art, Jane Austen, Words, Kafka, 03.10.20, Brontes Dickens

‘Merce Cunningham Redux’

James Klosty’s book is big in several ways. (Try lugging it to a sunny spot; it weighs about six pounds.) I’m in love with it. – Deborah Jowitt
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 03.11.20, Merce Cunningham Redux, James Klosty

Gov’t Of Catalonia Paid For Documentaries Saying That Cervantes, Shakespeare, Columbus, And Leonardo Were Catalan

The government of the independence-minded Spanish region gave €3 million in subsidies to media companies connected to the New History Institute (INH) and paid €184,000 for the rights to six INH documentaries — films arguing that Cervantes and Shakespeare were a single individual who wrote in Catalan (and that the Spanish Inquisition suppressed his true identity), that Leonardo da Vinci was Catalan, and that not only was Christopher Columbus Catalan but Erasmus of Rotterdam was his illegitimate ...
Tags: Art, Media, Catalonia, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Rotterdam, Erasmus, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, 03.09.20, New History Institute INH, Cervantes Shakespeare Columbus, Christopher Columbus Catalan

Fourth Plinth Artist Heather Phillipson Interviewed in The Guardian

Artist Heather Phillipson is interviewed in The Guardian this week, as her sculpture for London’s Fourth Plinth goes on view.  “I’m really interested in how we give ourselves away in language, how we can’t stop dribbling out stuff in our words and through our bodies,” she says. Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, News, Art News, Minipost, Heather Phillipson

VIDEO: Watch Our Coverage from Women's Day on Broadway!

We were at Women's Day on Broadway to listen to some of Broadway's most inspiring and empowering women, including a closing remarks keynote from Hillary Clinton Missed all the fun Check out our highlights [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hillary Clinton, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Photo Flash: First Look at Dan Stevens, Mark Addy, Tracie Bennett and More in HANGMEN

Martin McDonagh'sHangmen iscurrently in previews at Broadway's Golden TheatreDirected by Matthew Dunster, Martin McDonagh's Hangmen features Mark Addy Harry, Tracie Bennett Alice, Ewen Bremner Syd, Owen Campbell Clegg, Jeremy Crutchley Inspector Fry, Gaby French Shirley, Josh Goulding Hennessy, John Hodgkinson Pierrepoint, Richard Hollis Bill, John Horton Arthur, Ryan Pope Charlie and Dan Stevens Mooney, joined by understudies Sebastian Beacon, Pete Bradbury, Katie Fabel, and Colin McPhillamy. [...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Martin Mcdonagh, BWW News Desk, Sebastian Beacon Pete Bradbury Katie Fabel, Colin McPhillamy, Matthew Dunster Martin McDonagh, Dan Stevens Mark Addy Tracie Bennett, Dan Stevens Mooney

Watch Mel Brooks' wonderfully funny and very short animated film "The Critic" (1963)

In 1962, Mel Brooks attended a screening of an abstract animation by Norman McLaren. He overheard an older fellow chattering and complaining through the whole thing. Inspired, Brooks and director Ernest Pintoff created this wonderful short film, "The Critic." Amazingly, Brooks improvised the narration while watching the animation. The film won a 1964 Academy Award in the category of Short Subjects (Cartoon).
Tags: Art, Video, News, Film, Criticism, Cinema, Mel Brooks, Brooks, Critics, Norman McLaren, Ernest Pintoff

A Big Idea and a Big Donor Bring a New Art Museum to Austria

The Albertina Modern, a satellite of the venerable Vienna institution, aims to highlight overlooked Austrian artists in a newly restored historic building.
Tags: Art, News, Austria, Vienna, Museums, Collectors and Collections, Albertina Museum, Historic Buildings and Sites, Albertina Modern, Haselsteiner, Hans Peter, New Art Museum

Clarinetist Bill Smith, 93

Known as Bill Smith to the jazz world and William O. Smith in classical circles, Mr. Smith served on the University of Washington faculty from 1966-1997. He was a founding member of the Dave Brubeck Octet, which in 1947 pioneered a blend of classical music and jazz later known as Third Stream and had a profound influence on the development of West Coast, or “cool,” jazz. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, People, West Coast, Smith, University of Washington, Bill Smith, 03.10.20, Clarinetist Bill Smith, William O Smith

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