George Floyd's Daughter Gianna is a Disney Shareholder Thanks to Barbra Streisand

George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna is now a Disney shareholder, thanks to a generous gift from Barbra Streisand. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Gianna, BWW News Desk, George Floyd, Daughter Gianna

Photo Flash: CPFWE and The Actor's Fund Team Up to Auction Off Art-Masks Created by Broadway Artists

Costume Professionals for Wage Equity CPFWE is teaming up with The Actor's Fund to host an auction [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Broadway Artists

VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Leads #MemorialForUsAll to Honor Those We Lost to COVID-19

Brian Stokes Mitchell led the seventh Memorial For Us All tribute to honor those we lost due to COVID-19. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stage Tube

More Broadway Stars Join #KeepSharingTheMic Broadway Edition Set on June 15

Broadway women will gather on Instagram to KeepSharingTheMic on Monday, June 15, 2020. Inspired by the ShareTheMicNow campaign, Broadway Serves co-founder Dionne Figgins invited a group of extraordinary Black Women of Broadway to take over the Instagram accounts of some of Broadway's most notable White female stars. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Instagram, Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Dionne Figgins, Black Women of Broadway

Unleash your inner da Vinci with these art and science drawing lessons

Masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper followed countless hours of anatomical studies.Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by the human form.The Complete Creative Art & Science of Drawing Bundle teaches you how to draw human bodies, heads, and more. Fans of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are captivated by Leonardo da Vinci's exceptional eye for human forms. Those masterpieces followed countless hours of anatomical studies. Da Vinci was fascinated by the human form, most famously exp...
Tags: Art, Science, Painting, Culture, Animation, Innovation, Street Art, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Science And Art, Vinci, Human body

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings David Shire's 1968 Protest Song 'The Morning After'

In honor of Black Lives Matter,Liz Callaway sang a cover ofDavid Shire's 1968 protest song 'The Morning After' in her home. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Shire, Liz Callaway, Stage Tube, David Shire

Broadway Rewind: STICK FLY Arrives on Broadway in 2011!

Today we rewind to 2011, when Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly opened on Broadway. The play, which featured music by Alicia Keys, played for 93 performances at the Cort Theatre. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Alicia Keys, Broadway, Lydia, BroadwayWorld TV

Inigo Philbrick, A 33-Year-Old Art Dealer Wunderkind Is Arrested

The dealer, who operated galleries in London and Miami, has been the subject of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Major Theft Task Force/Art Crime Team in New York. A U.S. citizen, he is believed to have been living as a fugitive on Vanuatu since October. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, London, Miami, Vanuatu, Visual, Inigo Philbrick, 06.13.20

Midsize Music Ensembles In Peril – Most Members Are Freelance

Even in Europe, which has a reputation for generous governmental arts subsidies, midsize ensembles have found it difficult to support their musicians. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, 06.13.20

Karen Kain’s Farewell To A Lifetime At Canada’s National Ballet

Kain claims she never imagined herself becoming the National Ballet’s artistic director. In this she is in a minority of one. After hanging up her pointe shoes in the fall of 1998 Kain accepted a position as part of the company’s artistic management team under then director James Kudelka. When he resigned in May 2005 it was generally assumed Kain was his obvious successor. – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Dance, Canada, Kain, James Kudelka, National Ballet, 06.12.20, Karen Kain

Hollywood’s Damaging Images And Stereotypes

“The south supposedly lost the civil war. There is an overused cliche which suggests that the winners write history. Is this true? If it is, then why do all these relics of the losing side still circulate in this society so many years after the civil war ended? The point is, films like Gone With the Wind should have been held accountable a long time ago. Further, Hollywood’s role in disseminating such demeaning, dehumanized, stereotypical images can no longer be ignored.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, 06.12.20

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum Without Tourists

Attracting visitors was not the problem Emilie Gordenker thought she’d be facing when she became director of one of Amsterdam’s most popular museums in February. A profile in the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad at the time heralded her move from the tranquil Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in the Hague to the Van Gogh Museum with the headline, “It Will Never Be Quiet in the Museum Again.” Famous last words. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Amsterdam, NRC, Visual, Hague, Van Gogh Museum, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Emilie Gordenker, 06.13.20

Organizing For Change In The Dance World

Over the past few months, with live performances canceled or on hold, dance artists have been mobilizing on multiple fronts to transform flawed and outdated systems. The Dance Artists’ National Collective, a group working to organize for a freelance dancers’ union, has seen record attendance at its virtual meetings. In early May, a webinar about a collaboratively written, 140-page, in-progress text called “Creating New Futures: Working Guidelines for Ethics & Equity in Presenting Dance & Perfor...
Tags: Art, Dance, 06.13.20

The Radio Broadcast That Convinced The Irish Public They Love “Ulysses”

Listening on transistor radios and Walkmans, many Dubliners who had long been intimidated by the book found that they not only understood it but enjoyed it and recognised themselves in it. – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Words, 05.12.20, 06.12.20

Celebrity And The Art Of Quarantine

The currency of fame has always been deeply unstable. But, with movie theatres and live venues closed and the devices in our pockets quickly becoming our primary media machines, it can feel as though famous people are suddenly on the same footing as everybody else. Despite this illusion of a level playing field, many people are still holding on to stardom as a meaningful category, as something that validates their experiences of isolation. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.12.20

Watch Jeremy Jordan Live In Concert (At Home) Tonight

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Jeremy Jordan will headline a live concert this weekend June 14th at 8 PM ET. A replay of the concert will also be available to watch one time only at 3PM on June 15th [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jeremy Jordan, Sirius, BWW News Desk, Seth Rudetsky Jeremy Jordan

Christie's withdraws 'looted' Greek and Roman treasures

Four antiquities pulled from auction after claims they came from illicit excavations Christie’s has quietly withdrawn four Greek and Roman antiquities from auction this month amid allegations that they had been looted from illicit excavations.The items were in the original brochure catalogue but later removed from the online site with no explanation. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Christie

Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Share Their Favorite Musicals That Celebrate Pride!

We asked and you answered In honor of Pride Month, we're rounding up your favorite musicals that celebrate Pride Check out the list below for what you named as some of your favorite musicals that celebrate Pride [Author: Chloe Rabinowitz]
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American Theatre: We Don’t Want Your Messages of Solidarity

How many of the people who authored those statements actually visited the Black Lives Matter website before posting is unknown. What is known, however, is that the stirrings of support statements coming from the American theatre community was too late and certainly not enough. – Howlround
Tags: Art, Theatre, Solidarity, 06.12.20

Apple To Close Its Apple U App

The app, founded in 2007, is credited with playing a central role in opening up higher education to the public. Institutions such as Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; Duke University; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all shared free educational content on the app in audio, video or ebook format. – InsideHigherEd
Tags: Art, University Of California Berkeley, Stanford University, Issues, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Duke University, 06.12.20

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reflects on How SUNSET BOULEVARD Got its Start

Webber takes a stroll back down memory lane with Sunset Boulevard and recalls how the LA Strip inspired him to write his musical by the same name. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sunset Boulevard, Webber, BWW News Desk, LA Strip

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing: Orchestras After The Virus

“I’m very convinced that people after this are more hungry for intellectual and artistic inspiration than before. So the wrong approach, I think, is to do a populist approach to the arts industry and just play happy tunes that everybody wants to hear and nothing profound. I think that would be the wrong approach. I think it should be the extreme opposite. I think now we can challenge our audience more than before. That’s my gut feeling. And I’m not alone with that.” – San Antonio Express News ...
Tags: Art, Music, San Antonio, Sebastian Lang Lessing, 06.11.20

Nashville Symphony Cancels 2020/21 Season

Symphony President Alan Valentine said patrons donated $300,000 worth of tickets since the pandemic hit. But officials anticipate an $8 million loss from the shutdown, leaving the organization several million dollars short for the year. – The Tennessean
Tags: Art, Music, Nashville Symphony, 06.11.20, Alan Valentine

The Intellectual Underpinnings Of Populist Strongmen

Populism is not just a bull-in-a-china-shop way of doing politics. There is a theoretical tradition that seeks to justify strongman rule, an ideological school of demagoguery, one might call it, that is now more relevant than ever. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.12.20

BBC Pulls Classic Episode Of Fawlty Towers Over “Racial Slurs”

The episode in question — originally broadcast in 1975 and called The Germans — is renowned for featuring John Cleese’s deeply awkward and rude hotel owner demanding that his staff “don’t mention the war” around German guests, culminating in him doing a goose-stepping impersonation of Adolf Hitler. However, it also features a character, the elderly Major Gowen, using highly-offensive and racist language about the West Indies cricket team. – The Holywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, John Cleese, Bbc, Adolf Hitler, West Indies, Holywood, Gowen, 06.12.20

LISTEN: Michael R. Jackson Talks A STRANGE LOOP and More in New Podcast For the National Endowment for the Arts

In a new podcast for the National Endowment for the Arts, Michael R. Jackson talks through some of the songs, how his career goal changed from writing for soaps to writing for musical theater, and much more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, National Endowment for the Arts, BWW News Desk, Michael R Jackson, National Endowment for the Arts Michael R Jackson

Jesse Eisenberg Says He Only Acts on Stage to Get His Plays Produced

Jesse Eisenberg has revealed that he only acts in his plays to get them produced. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jesse Eisenberg, BWW News Desk

Rupert Grint Speaks Out Against J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Comments

Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is the latest to speak out against J.K. Rowling's anti-trans comments. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Rupert Grint, J K Rowling, Ron Weasley, BWW News Desk

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Monologue Books to Help You Hone Your Acting Chops in Quarantine

Looking to hone your acting chops while stuck inside Preparing for your next big audition, whenever that may be We've rounded up 10 MORE monologue books that are sure to fit the bill [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Stephi Wild

The Artist’s Caretaker: Once He Controlled Everything. No More.

When Robert Indiana died, the man who had directed his affairs was supposed to help run the artist’s foundation and its new museum. Those plans have changed.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Sculpture, Robert, Thomas, Jamie L, Robert Indiana, Wills and Estates, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Morgan Art Foundation Ltd

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