VIDEO: Kennedy Center Dims Lights for Nine Nights to Honor George Floyd

Beginning Tuesday, June 2, the Kennedy Center's lights that normally illuminate the Center will be dimmed for nine nights in honor of George Floyd, marking the final nine minutes of his life. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Documentary Release Postponed

Hulu has released the trailer for theupcoming originaldocumentaryWe Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which featuresLin-Manuel Miranda, Arthur Lewis, Anthony Veneziale, Christopher Jackson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman, James Monroe Iglehart, Andrew Bancroft and Thomas Kail. [Author: TV News Desk]
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New York Theatre Spaces Open Their Doors to Welcome Protesters

As protests against police brutality continue in and around New York, many theatre spaces are opening their doors to provide safe spaces for protesters seeking respite from the demonstrations. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black Theatre Artists This Week

Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions will present a digital Black Lives Matter fundraising concert on June 4th. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Tate Museums Say They Will Reopen In August With Fewer Visitors

French art institutions—including the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Grand Palais—revealed this week that they are planning to welcome visitors again in June and July. Some museums in Germany and Italy, with the Haus der Kunst in Munich and Galleria Borghese in Rome among them, reopened in May. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Germany, Rome, Munich, Italy, Louvre, Visual, Galleria Borghese, Grand Palais, Musee D'Orsay, 06.03.20

The Worst Of Times Or The Best Of Times To Be An Arts Administrator?

Executives’ job descriptions are changing under their feet, requiring skills in handling not only a global health crisis but also issues of racial equity. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.03.20

Spike In Sales Of Books About Racism

Amid mass demonstrations against structural racism spurred by George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., activist-created book lists have been widely shared across social media for would-be allies to educate themselves on white privilege, systemic racism and the history of being black in America. Sales of such titles have spiked in recent days, and retailers are trying to meet the demand, with orders for some titles jumping fivefold from a week prior. – CBC
Tags: Art, America, Words, Minneapolis Minn, George Floyd, 06.03.20


Ars Nova has postponed The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, originally scheduled to stream online June 12-13. Amplifying the voices of a new generation of diverse artists is an essential part of Ars Nova's mission. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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LIZA WITH A Z is Now Available to Stream on Amazon Prime

Liza Minnelli's official Facebook page has announced that'Liza With a Z,' directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Nathaniel Hunt Presents RISE. REFLECT. RESTORE: A Three Day Virtual Fundraiser for the NAACP & Color of Change

New York City-based activist and professional dancer, Nathaniel Hunt, presents RISE. REFLECT. RESTORE A Three Day Virtual Fundraiser for the NAACP Color of Change. Join Nathaniel on Instagram Live nathanielhunt_ from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2020 to stand in solidarity with BlackLivesMatter and support NAACP and Color of Change. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Naacp, BWW News Desk, Nathaniel Hunt, NAACP Color of Change Join Nathaniel

Broadway Speaks Up: Stars Raise Their Voices Against Racism

As the world continues to stand up to racism in these turbulent times, Broadway actors, staying true to form, are making their voices heard... and the volume is rising. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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MCC Theater Cancels Today's Live Reading of PUES NADA

MCC Theater has announced that the scheduled live reading of Pues Nada by Aziza Barnes, scheduled for 530pm today on MCC's YouTube channel, has been cancelled due to a last minute actor conflict. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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The Walt Disney Company Has Pledged $5 Million to Support Nonprofit Organizations That Advance Social Justice

The Walt Disney Company announced that they have pledged 5 Million to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Amanda Kloots Says Nick Cordero is Getting 'Slightly, Slightly Better Every Day'

Amanda Kloots has shared another update on the health journey of her husband, Broadway veteran Nick Cordero. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Warner Music Group Pledges $100 Million To Support Social Justice Groups

The fund comes amid backlash against entertainment companies that have shared messages of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media, without putting actions behind their words. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Black Lives Matter, Warner Music Group, 06.03.20

As Big Museums Reopen In Europe, A Benefit: No Big Crowds

Now, at most 450 people at one time are allowed in the Uffizi’s many galleries, chock full of some of the art world’s greatest masterpieces. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Europe, Audience, Visual

What Was The Point Of Blackout Tuesday?

“I don’t understand the point of asking people who were already posting non-stop about George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and protests and racism and police brutality and links to financial and community resources and anti-racist reading guides to pause all of that just to fill their timelines with…black squares. And now our “protest” is the same protest as the San Fran Fucking 49ers’s protest? If the point of the campaign was to do literally the opposite of what it was intended to do, mission acc...
Tags: Art, Issues, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, 06.03.20

A New Online Dance Work For The Age Of Coronavirus And George Floyd

“Short as it is, [Jamar Roberts’s] video, Cooped, released last week, is one of the most powerful artistic responses yet to the Covid-19 crisis. And as that crisis changes shape, as the anxiety over disease and confinement is compounded by violence and protest, the resonance of the work only expands.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Jamar Roberts, George Floyd, 06.02.20

Can We 3D-Print Coral Reefs To Save Them?

A couple of architects are 3D printing using organic materials – a project to support coral reef restoration via protective clay ‘coral seeding units’, and a prototype cabin built from ceramic and sawdust tiles to help solve California’s affordable housing crisis. – Aeon
Tags: Art, California, Ideas, 05.28.20

The George Floyd Fallout: Art Museums Take a Knee

In a striking departure from their customary reluctance to take strong political stands that would alienate some visitors, art museums around the country, speaking separately but with one voice, responded to the asphyxiation of George Floyd. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 06.03.20

Elsa Dorfman, Who Took Two-Foot Polaroids With A 200-Pound Camera, Dead At 83

“[She] first became known in Cambridge when she started selling her photos in a pushcart in Harvard Square. When police tried to chase her away, [her husband], a civil rights attorney, successfully argued that photographs are not ordinary merchandise that required a peddler’s license but were an intellectual product protected by the First Amendment. … Far from a pushcart, at the height of her career a 20-by-24 inch Polaroid portrait by Dorfman cost thousands of dollars.” – WBUR (Boston)
Tags: Art, People, Cambridge, Polaroid, Harvard Square, Dorfman, Elsa Dorfman, 05.31.20

Meet the Next on Stage Top 15 Contestants - Anjelica Soto

Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants Meet high schooler Anjelica Soto [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Watch James Monroe Iglehart & Friends on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with James Monroe Iglehart and friends [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Meet the Next on Stage Top 15 Contestants - Terrence Bogan

Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants Meet high schooler Terrence Bogan [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Announce Future HAIRSPRAY Productions Must Cast to 'Reflect Characters as Written'

Progress is being made in the world of musical theatre today, as OnStage Blog's Chris Peterson reports that Hairspray creator Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have announced a change that will affect the way the show is performed in the future. The change in question has to do with a casting loophole that allows theatres around the world to produce the musical with non-black actors playing black characters... until today. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, BWW News Desk, Chris Peterson

Writers Are Having To Change Their In-Progress Books To Reflect COVID-19 Epidemic

“‘I can’t make my characters exist without interaction,” [one novelist] says. ‘While, for instance, I can edit out cheek kisses because this may no longer seem the norm, my characters need to meet, to row, to fight, to make love – and in a thriller, to murder. There will be insufficiently little exciting plot, in other words, if they can’t interact as they did pre-Covid.'” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, 06.01.20

What Happens To Literary Life In Isolation

The absence of a tactile literary culture—one that happens in real time rather than on a screen—meant an uncomfortable cultural silence. And yet, during early morning walks through an empty city in April, paying attention in a wholly new way, I became acutely aware of being surrounded by literature, of how it manifests on many of Washington’s streets in the places where writers once wrote and lived, their words etched in stone. – VQR
Tags: Art, Washington, Words, Summer 2020

Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel

It seems potentially controversial front end treatments are today’s theme. After teasing its upcoming Santa Fe last week, Hyundai let it all out on Tuesday, debuting a wildly different fascia with which to temp buyers on the hunt for an “ultimate family adventure vehicle.” If you’re not up on your corporate marketing-speak, that’s how Hyundai […] The post Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Santa Fe, New Cars, Hyundai Santa Fe, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Giant Grilles, Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel

Tamar Greene, Adam B. Shapiro and More to Take Part in Virtual BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE

Amid cancellation of Broadway Sings for Pride's 10th Pride Charity Concert due to Covid, Broadway and Off-Broadway performers representing Broadway Sings for Pride will still take part in virtual LGBTQ Pride celebrations this June [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Tamar Greene Adam B Shapiro, Covid Broadway

Photos: New Yorkers Take To The Streets For Black Lives Matter Protests

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld photographer Jessica Fallon Gordon took to the streets during peaceful protesting. She shares her experience, as well as the photos she captured. [Author: Jessica Fallon Gordon]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Jessica Fallon Gordon, Streets For Black Lives Matter Protests

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