Signature Theatre Cancels Productions and Public Events Through March 22

Signature Theatre has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of shows and events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Met Opera To Launch Free Nightly Streams During Coronavirus Closure

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Met Opes To Launch Free Nightly Streams During Coronavirus Closure

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid Reopens After 14-Year Closure

Assembled between 2630 and 2611 B.C. in Saqqara, Egypt, the pyramid, where Djoser and 11 of his daughters were buried upon their deaths, contains roughly 11.6 million cubic feet of stone and clay. Looping through and around the burial chambers is a winding, maze-like network of tunnels that was likely designed to prevent theft but apparently weakened the building’s structural integrity. – Smithsonian
Tags: Art, Egypt, Visual, SAQQARA Egypt, 03.11.20, Djoser

The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Welcomes Julia Hobsbawm, Social Health Expert

Our brains are actually hard wired to need theatre. How will the BroadwayShutdown effect our mental and social health [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BAM Suspends All Live Events Through March 29; Cinema to Play at 50% Capacity

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and in consideration of the health of its audiences, staff, and artists, Brooklyn Academy of Music will immediately suspend live programming through Sunday, March 29. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Chicago Preview of ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Canceled

Emily Skinner posted on Facebook that the Chicago preview ofOnce Upon a One More Time has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Café Carlyle Cancels Performances From March 24 Through May 2

Caf Carlylehas announced, In an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, all performances from March 24ththrough May 2ndhave been canceled. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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PERFECT CRIMEand the smash hit comedyTHE OFFICE A MUSICAL PARODYtoday announced that each show will continue on with an uninterrupted performance schedule. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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EMOJILAND Concludes Off-Broadway Run Early

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the off-Broadway musical Emojiland has officially played its final performance at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Making A Musical Podcast Announces 'Lights Out' Series After Broadway Goes Dark

The Making A Musical podcast is announcing a special series called 'Lights Out.' [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Broadway Rewind: SHREK Celebrates a Fairytale Opening in 2008

As Broadway braces for a month of darkness, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you still get your theatre fix each and every day until April 13. In our daily series Broadway Rewind, we're uncovering footage from the depths of our archives so that you can relive magical moments of Broadway past [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Check Out These Amazing Art Prints By Artists Hit Hard By Coronavirus Cancelations

Every industry across the board is taking a hit from the coronavirus, but one of the biggest hit may be the freelance artist community, who depend on conventions and big events to promote their artwork and sell to the public. With conventions and galleries closed for the foreseeable future, /Film wanted to give a boost to struggling artists who were badly hit by coronavirus cancelations. Check out a few of them below and please let us know of any other artists who are struggling right now. ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Etsy, Disney, Metallica, Disneyland, Cool Stuff, Daniel Danger, Joey Spiotto, Doyle, Emerald City Comic Con, Tim Doyle, Joebot, Skywalker Saga, Spiotto

Does Democratization Of Culture Mean The End Of Audience?

“My current research situates audience development within work on culture as a vocation, and wider debates around the democratisation of culture and cultural democracy. Audience development both replicates and reproduces (rather than challenges) the dominant cultural hegemony – most notably in subsidised cultural institutions. As such, it has traditionally been seen as a management tool for the democratisation of culture.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, 03.12.20

Sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr, 89

Johnson, a sculptor who may be responsible for more double takes than anyone in history thanks to his countless lifelike creations in public places — a businessman in downtown Manhattan, surfers at a Florida beach, a student eating a sandwich on a curb in Princeton, N.J. — died on Tuesday at his home in Key West, Fla. – The New York Times
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Modernism And The African American Experience

Back at the beginning of the 20th century, artists such as Picasso, Braque and Matisse turned to African art for new ideas about how to represent the world, creating figures with masklike faces, flattened forms and backgrounds of vibrant patterning. They weren’t just borrowing visual ideas, however. Many of them believed in a connection between what they saw as primitive culture and the deeper wellsprings of psychological life, a way to reference and represent urges and emotional drives ...
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An Opera That Works To Reinvent The Form

“We were like, how do we do this so that we don’t let the audience off the hook — that this is the land where this happened?” says Yuval Sharon. “Los Angeles State Historic Park feels like a central character in ‘Sweet Land.’” – Los Angeles Times
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Broadway Licensing Offers Up Streaming Rights to Shows that Can't Perform Live

Broadway Licensing has secured approvals for live streaming over 400 plays from their Playscripts catalog. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Everything You Need to Know About TodayTix and COVID-19

The show must go on a until it can't. As COVID-19 continues its spread, theaters around the world are cancelling and postponing productions. New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday March 12 that all gatherings of 500 will be cancelled, and as a result, The Broadway League announced that all Broadway shows will go dark until April 12. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Art Basel Considering Postponing June Fair in Switzerland

As coronavirus-related closures continue around the globe, Art Basel is mulling over postponing its flagship fair this June, Art News reports. “We have been closely monitoring the spread of the virus since its early stages and continue to take the evolving situation extremely seriously,” reads an open letter from the fair. “The health and safety of everyone […]
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Andrew Barth Feldman and Broadway Friends Present Broadway Jackbox!

Former Evan Hansen Andrew Barth Feldman will be joined by his Broadway friends this evening for a game of Jackbox Party Pack and you can join in the fun via livestream [Author: BWW News Desk]
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A High Stress Threat To The Arts

There will soon be lots of demands for emergency funds, to bail out small businesses, cab drivers, restaurants, and so on. Cultural workers, who contribute so much to urban life in normal times and who will be so severely missed in abnormal ones, need relief starting now, before the world they belong to withers away. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.12.20

Was London’s Millennium Dome Really The Enormous Fiasco Everyone Remembers? Not Entirely …

It cost more than £750 million (that was well over a billion dollars then), the grand opening at the turn of the millennium was one snafu after another, actual visitor numbers were half of projections, and the UK government eventually sold it for a pound. But families loved it at the time, and it’s now the most popular live music venue on Earth. Imogen West-Knights recounts how it all happened in this week’s Guardian Long Read. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, London, Issues, 03.12.20, Earth Imogen West Knights

Needed: A Rethink Of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act And Creativity

The platforms are under no legal obligation to proactively seek out infringement and remove it, nor – most annoyingly of all – do they ever have to permanently remove an infringing work. “Notice and takedown” does not mean “notice and stay-down,” which results in an ongoing game of Whack-A-Mole for copyright owners who get a work removed, only to see it pop up again somewhere else on the internet… again, and again, and again…  – Creative Future
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.11.20

Living Room Concerts: JAGGED LITTLE PILL's Kathryn Gallagher Sings 'You Learn'

We're partnering with some incredible Broadway performers to launch a series of Living Room Concerts - performances direct to you from the living rooms of Broadway performers Up first we've got JAGGED LITTLE PILL's KathrynGallagher performing 'You Learn' [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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New York Blue-Chip Galleries Start to Close in Face of Coronavirus

A number of blue-chip galleries have revealed plans to close in the face of coronavirus. “While we firmly believe that communal engagement with art is crucial in these challenging times, our first priority is to take every possible measure to ensure the safety of our visitors, artists, and staff,” a Pace spokesperson says.Read more at Art […]
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Laura Benanti Asks High School Followers To Send Her Videos Of Them Singing

Trying to find the light in dark times, Laura Benanti is asking her high school-aged followers to send videos on Instagram of them singing songs from their cancelled shows. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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A Message from the TodayTix CEO Regarding COVID-19

TodayTix has just released the following statement regarding the Broadway shutdown [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Coronavirus Threatens Chronically-Ill Artists

A piece in Art News this week notes the fears and concerns of chronically ill artists threatened by the specter of coronavirus. “It’s a recipe for disaster,” says artist Ezra Benus. “What will happen to me if the medical system gets overwhelmed and I lose access to medications and doctors?” Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Ezra Benus

National Tours: Which Productions Are Cancelled?

BroadwayWorld has assembled a comprehensive list of the current status of all national tours, including any cancellations. Please note the situation is changing constantly and this page will be continually updated. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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