Making Art On Instagram During A Shutdown

The Strip may be closed, but Las Vegas is so much more than gambling – or at least that’s what its chroniclers show. “In the absence of take-my-hand influencers, creative control of Instagram is free to return to the first group who adopted it: artists and photographers. If you give an artist a tool like Instagram and a bunch of idle hours, he or she will find a way to build a project.” – Las Vegas Weekly
Tags: Art, Instagram, Las Vegas, Visual, Strip, 05.14.20

A Boom In Pandemic Books

Publishing books about an unfolding calamity, when the duration and outcome remain uncertain, carries obvious risks for authors and publishers. With so many unanswered questions about the virus, how it spreads and when a vaccine might arrive, works that are reported and written over the next few months risk being out of date, or dangerously incorrect, by the time they are published. The severity of the economic and political fallout is also still a big unknown. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 05.18.20

Los Angeles City Council Moves To Help Artists And Arts Organizations With Emergency Grants

The grants, which are also available for live performance spaces, “will take arts fees paid by developers in support of now-canceled or planned cultural events and instead make the money available as small-dollar grants.” One city councillor said, “Whether a poet, a painter or a dancer, Los Angeles needs its artists right now … and artists need our help.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Issues, 05.16.20

RECAP: Laura Benanti Talked With Friends and Sunshine Songs Participant Julia Bedeian Sang from BEAUTIFUL on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued this afternoon2pm with Guest HostLaura Benanti Friends. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Laura Benanti, BWW News Desk, Julia Bedeian

Art As Refuge For The Uber-Rich

The shift to an almost purely commodified art world surely begins with the rise of the art dealer as influential trend-setter and arbiter of taste from the 1870s onwards; it has reached its apotheosis with the dealer-led commodification of contemporary art. Instead of reflecting institutional, social or aesthetic preoccupations, much of contemporary art is primarily a refuge for oligarchs’ money and a prestigious type of investment in a world where the global über-rich have more wealth than the...
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.20

Will The Pandemic Persuade People Cities Are Unsafe?

“In fact, no correlation exists between population density and rates of COVID-19 infection, according to recent studies examining the disease in China and Chicago. But if state and local governments still conclude that density itself is a problem, they are more likely to promote suburban sprawl as a matter of law—instead of making the accommodations, in their housing stock and their streetscapes, that allow people to live in cities safely and move about them comfortably.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, China, Chicago, Issues, 05.17.20

Historically There Have Been Very Few Polymaths

Goethe genuinely advanced fields of scientific inquiry such as geology and colour theory; Nabokov is always said to have been an eminent entomologist. Leonardo da Vinci, naturally, is an obvious candidate, with his speculative drawings about engineering projects, though Michelangelo (strangely not mentioned by Burke) was probably just as successful a polymath, achieving masterpieces of the first rank in painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry. Beyond a handful of freaks such as these, we f...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Churchill, Burke, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Nabokov, Goethe, Strindberg, 05.16.20

Quarantine-Inspired Musical, HOW TO SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD, Will Air This Week

Hannah Cruz Hamilton, Dylan Hartwell Newsical, Greg Sullivan Naked Boys Singing and Ellen Winter 36 Questions Podcast star in quarantine-made web-musical by Dramatists Guild Fellows, Ars Nova Uncharted, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat alum writing team EllaRose Chary TLDR Thelma Louise Dyke Remix, The Doll Maker's Gift Brandon James Gwinn TLDR, Small Town Story, Trixie Mattel Moving Parts. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld TV, Ellen Winter, Thelma Louise Dyke

Broadway Rewind: MATILDA Gets a Little Bit Naughty on Broadway in 2012!

Today we rewind to the opening night of Matilda on Broadway in 2012. The musical, which came straight from its Olivier Award-winning run in London, starred Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita, and Lauren Ward with Oona Laurence, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role. Matilda would go on the run for 1554 performances at the Shubert Theatre. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: London, Theatre, Broadway, Matilda, Lauren Ward, BroadwayWorld TV, Milly Shapiro, Bertie Carvel Gabriel Ebert Lesli Margherita, Oona Laurence Sophia Gennusa Bailey Ryon

#BWWPrompts: Which Broadway Theatre Is Your Favorite and Why?

We want to hear from you We're startingBwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation. [Author: BWW Prompts]
Tags: Theatre, Facebook Twitter, BWW Prompts

Streaming Review: 42ND STREET- The 1933 Movie Shines Bright

For those of us who love Broadway, the classic 1933 movie musical, '42nd Street' is a delightful viewing experience. This finely produced black and white film was the predecessor to the hit stage show. [Author: Marina Kennedy]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Marina Kennedy

VIDEO: Watch Full BOMBSHELL Concert, Plus a Virtual SMASH Reunion- Live at BroadwayWorld on Wednesday!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event 'Bombshell in Concert' captured in 2015, featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.' This special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 800 PM ET. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the PEOPLE livestream [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen

Almost every day I go for a walk that takes me up the hill behind my apartment. And on that route, I pass by a black, base model Nissan Kicks parked in my neighbor’s driveway. A value special, for sure, and one with a decent amount of attributes — its starting price being topmost among them. […] The post Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Autos, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Nissan Kicks, News Blog, Refresh, Styling, Product Planning, E-Power, 2021 Nissan Kicks, Nissan Kicks e-Power

Regional Spotlight: How Huntington Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Health Crisis

Now more than ever it is important to support theater and do our part to keep the art form that we love so much alive and as thriving as it can be during these unprecedented times. [Author: Chloe Rabinowitz]
Tags: Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Chloe Rabinowitz

VIDEO: Michael Urie, Dana Delany and Tate Donovan Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Wednesday at 12pm!

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars Tune in right here Wednesday, May 20 12pm, as he chats with Michael Urie, Dana Delany and Tate Donovan, who are all featured on The Pack Podcast [Author: Backstage With Richard Ridge]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld, Tate Donovan, Backstage With Richard Ridge, Richard Ridge, Michael Urie Dana Delany

Vote Now for Dreamcast of the Week - Gypsy!

Play along with our Dreamcast of the Week Each week, we'll be picking one show that's celebrating an anniversary and have our followers vote on who they think should play Broadway's most beloved characters [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Beans in My Closet

Beans and poverty. Beans and diversity. “Here’s a recipe” leads to a doubtful bean cul-de-sac, no matter how much chopped and shredded you throw on top and shove in the oven till the eternal cheese bubbles and browns. Beans, as it happens, are dangerous. Beans will save the planet. – Jeff Weinstein
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 05.18.20

Labor Stats: Arts Sector Employment Falls 54 Percent In Two Months

Nearly all the jobs in this supersector involve some form of in-person services rendered for gatherings of people — which, of course, became impossible to maintain when social distancing requirements were put in place by local authorities. – FiveThirtyEight
Tags: Art, Issues, 05.15.20

How Do Electrical Impulses In The Brain Translate Into Feelings?

Understanding consciousness might be the greatest scientific challenge of our time. How can physical stuff, eg electrical impulses, explain mental stuff, eg dreams or the sense of self? Why does a network of neurons in our brain feel like an experience, when a network of computers or a network of people doesn’t feel like anything, as far as we know? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.17.20

Sunny Showtunes: Find the Fun with A 'Spoonful' of MARY POPPINS

We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to keep our spirits up while keeping ourselves and others safe. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Mary Poppins, Alexa Criscitiello

VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti & Friends on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues today 2pm withGuest Host Laura Benanti Friends. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Laura Benanti, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti & Friends on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in the House continues today 2pm withGuest Host Laura Benanti Friends. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Laura Benanti, BWW News Desk

"Technology is no savior. We can eat, sleep, look at screens, make money — all aspects of our physical existence — but that doesn’t mean anything."

"Art is the exact opposite. It’s infinite, and without it, the world wouldn’t exist as it does. It represents the immaterial soul: intuition, that which we feel in our hearts.... There’s an axiom that says there is no such thing as 'original' music. After what we could consider to be the first sound, from a spiritual perspective — 'om' to some, 'amen' to others — it’s all the same. Musicians borrow different parts and make them their own, but there’s nothing really new.... The spirit of art shin...
Tags: Art, Death, Technology, Law, Sonny Rollins, Ann Althouse, Art And Politics, NYT Rollins

BWW Interview: Brandon Dirden & Crystal Dickinson Talk Being Honorees For The 52nd Street Project's Virtual Gala

The 52nd Street Project pivoted their annual gala fundraiser from an in-personfte to a digital party featuring many famous faces. We chatted with this year's honorees, Brandon Dirden and Crystal Dickinson, about why The 52nd Street Project is a crucial part of New York City's theater community. [Author: David Clarke]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, David Clarke, Brandon Dirden, Crystal Dickinson Talk, Crystal Dickinson

New York Theatre Barn to Stream New Musicals From Michael R. Jackson, Bobby Cronin and More

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series through June 10th, 2020. Upcoming installments of the series include the new musicals Mary and Max, Second Line, Newton's Cradle, Salaam Medina Tales of a Halfghan, Teeth and My. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Mary, BWW News Desk, New York Theatre Barn, New York Theatre Barn to Stream New Musicals, Michael R Jackson Bobby Cronin, Max Second Line Newton

VIDEO: Laura Linney Shares Her Hope for Broadway's Reopening

Laura Linney was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the third season of her Netflix series, Ozark. During the interview, Linney talks about ending her run on a Broadway show right before the shutdown, and shares her hopes for Broadway's reopening. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Netflix, Broadway, Laura Linney, Kelly, Ryan, Linney, TV News Desk

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Cast Kickoff GLSEN RESPECT EVERYWHERE Week

Today, GLSEN launched RESPECT EVERYWHERE, a series of innovative fundraising initiatives presented in short videos running from May 18-22. RESPECT EVERYWHERE promises to deliver the moving testaments from students and educators that have been the hallmark of the New York event, but to an even wider audience. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, GLSEN, BWW News Desk, Jim Parsons Zachary Quinto

Welcome to the New & Improved BroadwayWorld

Designed with our readers in mind, we've made a number of exciting visual updates to the website so that you get more news and original content, a better message board experience, and important updates on industry trends and so much more. [Author: BWW Staff]
Tags: Theatre, BWW Staff

Calling All 2020 Graduates: Share Your Broadway-Themed Grad Caps With Us!

We know graduation is a bit different this year, but we want to celebrate our Broadway-loving graduates If you've decorated your cap in the best Broadway fashion, we want to see it [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Raises $640,000 with Online Fundraiser Featuring Laurie Metcalf, Phillipa Soo & More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company replaced its 2020 Gala with a live online event, Pants Optional A Steppenwolf Soire, celebrating the power of theatre and raising vital funds to keep it alive during a time of necessary social-distancing. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Soire, Laurie Metcalf Phillipa Soo

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