Upheaval Over Race Reaches Met Museum After Curator’s Instagram Post

The post by a longtime department chairman, saying monuments should be protected from “zealots,” prompted staff charges that the museum fosters “a culture of systemic racism.”
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Black People, Discrimination, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Black Lives Matter Movement, Keith, Alexandre, Instagram Post, Lenoir, Christiansen, Monuments and Memorials (Structures

Disneyland Reopening Delayed Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases in California

After announcing a phased re-opening of Disneyland next month, the Walt Disney Company announced today that operations at the park would not resume on the previously announced dates. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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CENTRAL PARK to Recast Kristen Bell Role 'Molly' With An Actor of Color

Responding to calls for racially accurate casting, Josh Gad, one of the creators of the new musical animated series, Central Park, has announced that the mixed race character 'Molly' will be recast. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Molly, Theatre, Central Park, Josh Gad, BWW News Desk, Recast Kristen Bell

A Virtual Cannes Is Open. Are Movies Still In Business?

Given the festival’s date shift from early May to late June, Cannes now looks far better than it did a few months ago at the beginning of a lockdown that stretched across the planet, shuttering theaters from Beijing to New York. But now, cineplexes have begun to reopen in Europe and Asia, with box office figures in some territories like Scandinavia, Japan and South Korea exceeding expectations. Adding to the cautious optimism is the fact that U.S. theaters are poised to open up in July. – The H...
Tags: Art, Asia, South Korea, Europe, New York, Hollywood, Media, Beijing, 06.23.20, June Cannes, Scandinavia Japan

We Don’t Have to Like Them. We Just Need to Understand Them.

No question the Roosevelt sculpture has to go. But what of the Shaw Memorial in Boston? Eliminate or obscure it, or explain it?
Tags: Art, News, Boston, Museums, Sculpture, American Museum of Natural History, Demonstrations, Black Lives Matter Movement, Theodore, Roosevelt, Shaw, Protests and Riots, Race and Ethnicity, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Boston (Mass

WEST SIDE STORY Star Shereen Pimentel Stops By the 'Break A Bat!' Podcast

Shereen Pimentel steps into the Batter's Box for Episode 39 of Break a Bat with host Al Malafronte [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Inside Eight Snazzy Kitchens Owned by A-List Celebrities

The kitchen is, quite literally, the engine room of a home. It’s the place where the owners’ practical heavy lifting gets done — cooking, cleaning and consuming of food, plus heart-to-heart conversations, casual entertaining, family gatherings and more. Gourmet kitchens don’t necessarily mean that gourmet chefs will be using them (though many celebrities do employ […]
Tags: Interior Design, Kitchens, Entertainers, Performers

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Looking for New Home to Arrive on Broadway in 2021

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Lehman Trilogy, which was previously set to play a limited, 16-week engagement this spring, is still hoping to arrive on Broadway in 2021, though perhaps at a different theatre. The London hit, which just began previews at the Nederlander Theatre before the Broadway shutdown, will need to find a new home due to a scheduling conflict. Producer Scott Rudin revealed that the company 'remains eager' to bring the play to New York. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Prompts: Which Broadway Animal Would You Want As A Pet?

We want to hear from you Submit your response to our dailybwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers onFacebook,Twitter, andInstagramquestions to spark some theater conversation. [Author: BWW Prompts]
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New York Has Released Guidelines For Resuming Film and Television Production

Variety has reported that guidelines have been released via theGovernor's websitefor resuming film and television production in New York, which had been put on hold when New York became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in March. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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DCDA Rewind: Can You Find Cloud Nine with Choreography from AIN'T TOO PROUD?

Today we rewind to challenge you with choreography from a past episode, filmed in 2019. Watch as Ben is doin' fine on Cloud Nine with the Tony-winning choreography of Ain't Too Proud and the help of Esther Antoine. Can you keep up [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Tony, Ben, BroadwayWorld TV, Esther Antoine Can

NY Design Commission Unanimously Denies Mayor’s Plan To Move Wall Street Bull

The artist, who spent $350,000 to make and install the sculpture as a guerrilla artwork in 1989, had argued that moving it would transform it into an advertisement for the stock exchange, which would violate his copyright. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.23.20, NY Design Commission

42nd Street McDonald's in Times Square is Closing for Good

The New York Post has reported that the McDonald'son West 42nd Street in Times Square will be closing its doors for good. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Pandemic Has Shut Down The Cultural Economy Of The Berkshires

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated the Berkshires, where tourists flock for theater, art, music, and dance, as well as yoga, spa treatments, and hiking and biking amid wooded hills. One after another this spring, world-renowned organizations canceled their seasons or shut their doors, some for the entire year — crippling the Berkshires’ tourism industry and the more than 8,000people working in it. – Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.23.20

James Harkness to Appear on The Wiggles' New Series

The Wiggles are getting ready to debut their first new broadcast series since 2018's 'Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle' Simply called 'The Wiggles' World'this latest series from The Wiggles features many exciting new people, places and songs will debut on The Wiggles YouTube channel starting this week. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Time To Do Away With The Movie Multiplex?

What the past three months of relative confinement—and the resulting shift from theatrical to online releases—have proved is that movie theatres, particularly the multiplexes, hardly matter now. The widespread shutdown has only exaggerated and accelerated a shift that was already occurring. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 06.23.20

Open Jar Studios' Broadway Relief Project Donates Proceeds to The Actors Fund

The Broadway Relief Project, headquartered at Open Jar Studios, is a coalition of Broadway professionals who came together at the height of the NYC COVID crisis to create over 51,000 medical gowns for the New York City public hospitals. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Open Jar Studios, Open Jar Studios Broadway Relief Project

VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Defund The Western Humanities Canon?

“I could not help but wonder about the institution of the Western canon. Were my colleagues and I right to think that the institution to which we had given much of our professional lives could be reformed? Was our particular culture as teachers of Western culture compromised to the core? If it was, must we then, well, defund the teaching of the canon?” – The American Scholar
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.22.20, Western Humanities Canon

VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson

Photos: Artists spread anti-racism message on boarded-up storefronts

Artists and businesses have found a canvas for artwork and social justice murals, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, on boarded-up storefronts. People pass a mural in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on a boarded up building on Spring Street in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The Starbucks Coffee was looted last month as demonstrators protested police brutality and George Floyd’s death. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A man looks at ar...
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Michael Brown, Venice, Local News, Black Lives Matter, TOMS, Maya Angelou, Santa Monica, Chang, Mercado, Spring Street, Fairfax Avenue

The Crisis Of Supporting The Arts

The current crisis is also a policy crisis. It illuminates the need to support artists more fulsomely and creatively throughout the various stages of their careers. Central to this is imagining ways to limit the precarity of the gig economy which, perhaps surprisingly, characterizes the careers of even the highest echelon of performers, classical or otherwise. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.23.20

Changes Afoot: What’s Next For Me

In January I made the difficult decision to leave The New School when my current contract ends. My heart and mind have been calling me to other lands, to other ways of being and living in the world, and to center work that has been squeezed into the margins the past few years. – Diane Ragsdale
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, New School, 06.25.20

When Hollywood Discovered Cyberspace (The Year Was 1995)

Johnny Mnemonic. The Net. Hackers. Strange Days. “It’s hard to know what’s most dated about these mid-’90s curios: the primitive-looking effects, the funky fashions or the clunky technology depicted on screen. But now, 25 years later, they’ve proved prescient in their concerns about surveillance, corporate power and the corruption of what seemed to be an excitingly democratic new age.” – CNET
Tags: Art, Media, Johnny Mnemonic, 06.23.20

Co-Founder Of DC’s Signature Theatre Resigns After Sexual Assault Allegations

Eric Schaeffer, founding artistic director of the Tony-winning Signature Theatre, resigned late Tuesday after an actor made public his allegation that Schaeffer sexually assaulted him during a Washington awards show in May 2018. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, Dc, Tony, Eric Schaeffer, Schaeffer, Signature Theatre, 06.24.20

Dan Elish, Robert Horn, Graham Phillips, Allie Trimm and More to Join 13 the Musical Reunion

Triple Threats and Beyond A Podcast Masterclass will be hosting a live viewing party on their youtube channel of the first ever 13 The Musical Cast and Crew Reunion. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Dan Elish Robert Horn Graham Phillips Allie Trimm

Paolo Giorgio Ferri, Hero In Fight Against Trade In Looted Antiquities, Dead At 72

“Colleagues say his legacy includes dismantling multinational looting and trafficking rings; recovering tens of thousands of Greco-Roman artifacts from secret storehouses; and compelling what is sometimes called ‘the great giveback,’ a period that began in 2006 and continues to this day, during which American museums have returned at least 120 ill-gotten antiquities valued at more than $1 billion to the Greek and Italian authorities.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 06.20.20

Signature Theatre Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer Has Stepped Down Amid Allegations of Sexual Assault

BroadwayWorld reported earlier todaythatSignature Theatre denied sexual assault allegations against its co-founder and artistic director Eric Schaeffer. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Eric Schaeffer, BWW News Desk, Signature Theatre Co

The Metaphors We Use For Illness Shape Our Sense Of Self (And The World)

Part of what illness does is to unsettle both the sense of ourselves that emerges from our patterned and effortless doings, and our capacity to project this sense outwards, into the social world. In illness, the body as it is processed and experienced by others takes over and wholly penetrates the lived-in body, the body as it feels “from the inside.” – The Point
Tags: Art, World, Ideas, 06.12.20

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