AIN'T TOO PROUD, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and More to Appear on CNN Fourth of July Special

The Broadway casts of Ain't Too Proud and Girl From the North Country will appear on CNN's The Fourth in America specialhonoring themilitary, frontline workers and civilians and activists working toward social change. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Cnn, Broadway, BWW News Desk

UK Culture Secretary Responds to Criticism: 'I Understand the Seriousness of the Situation'

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden last night laid out the Government's 'five stage roadmap' for theatres reopening. However, the roadmap did not include any concrete dates - or, crucially, much-needed fundingto support theatres and arts workers in this critical shutdown period. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk, Oliver Dowden

Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to Comedy Partner and Best Friend Carl Reiner

Comedy legend and The Dick Van Dyke Show creator Carl Reiner has passed away at98. His assistant Judy Nagy confirmed toVarietythat he died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Beverly Hills, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, TV News Desk, Judy Nagy

Why Milton Glaser’s Iconic “I [Heart] New York” Worked

Glaser scrawled the first draft of the logo in the back of a cab, in 1976, red ink on a scrap of envelope; the sketch is now, fittingly, in the possession of the Museum of Modern Art. He made it for a marketing campaign for New York State, in 1977, which was a tricky moment for the city in particular—it didn’t seem very lovable. In the final design, the typeface is American Typewriter, friendly and approachable, with a cartoonish cast (notice the rounded bent knee of the “N”) that was Glaser’s ...
Tags: Art, New York, People, New York State, Glaser, Milton Glaser, 06.30.20

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ann Harada, Stephanie J. Block, And More Celebrate Canada Day With Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary iscelebratingCanada Day To celebrate, theyasked somefriends from Broadway about their favorite Canadian artists and to share their Canada love [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Canada, Broadway, Calgary, BWW News Desk, Kelli O Hara Ann Harada Stephanie

Rialto Chatter: Will Dustin Hoffman Lead OUR TOWN Revival on Broadway?

BroadwayWorld has learned that online rumors about a Broadway revival of Our Town are true. Producer Scott Rudin has plans to bring Thornton Wilder's play back to Broadway for the first time since 2002. Rudin has tapped Tony winner Bartlett Sher To Kill a Mockingbird to direct the play, which will be led by Dustin Hoffman, who last appeared on Broadway in 1990. A timeline for the production remains unknown. [Author: Rialto Chatter]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Dustin Hoffman, Scott Rudin, Tony, BroadwayWorld, Bartlett, Thornton Wilder, Our Town, Rudin, Rialto Chatter

Art Auction or Game Show? Sotheby’s Tries Something New

With a “multicamera global livestream” in place of its usual New York sale, the auction house tried breathing life back into a pandemic-numbed market.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Auctions, Bacon, Francis, Sotheby's, Sotheby, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture

How a Black woman turned quilting into a surprisingly radical art form

The New York Times has a fascinating new article about the life and work of Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose stunning quilting art is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit (online, and in person) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. I certainly hadn't heard of Tompkins before this. Nor had I given much thought to quilting as a modern art form, let alone a radical one. Sure, I'd seen centuries-old craftwork on display in museums. But, as I learned from the Times article, T...
Tags: Art, Post, News, New York Times, Times, Martin Luther King Jr, Kennedy, Modern Art, Jesus Christ, Uc Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Tompkins, Quilting, Quilts, Quilt, Roberta Smith, Black Art

Broadway Rewind: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces HAMILTON's Transfer Uptown to Broadway!

Today, the countdown continues as werewind to February 24, 2015- just days after opening night off-Broadway. Watch as The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis, producer Jeffrey Seller, and of course Lin-Manuel Miranda make the big announcement that the show would open at the Richard Rodgers Theater that summer. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Lin Manuel Miranda, Oskar Eustis, BroadwayWorld TV, Richard Rodgers Theater, Jeffrey Seller, Lin Manuel Miranda Announces HAMILTON

Bubbling Brown Sugar

It is true that historically the American musical theatre has been dominated by white artists and white stories. There have been a couple of periods of increased activity and evolution in the black musical, in the 1910s and 20s, and again in the early 1970s, but only recently have black artists and stories taken a more active, more visible role in moving our art form forward.New Line has produced Passing Strange but no other explicitly black musicals. We are proud that our casts are always dive...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Theatre, America, History, Chicago, New York Times, Amsterdam, Broadway, African American, New Orleans, Savion Glover, Theater, Buffalo, Alice Walker, Black Lives Matter

Report: UK Publications Publish Twice As Much Poetry By Writers Of Color Than They Did In 2009

Between 2009 and 2016, the newspapers and poetry magazines published review articles by non-white critics 190 times – 4% of the total for those years. Between 2017 and 2019, non-white critics were published 201 times – 9.6% of the total. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Words, 06.29.20

What To Do With All Those Dead Malls? Make Housing

Shifts in consumer behavior have been gnawing away at the classic enclosed suburban mall format for many years; then the pandemic completely upended in-person shopping. Converting commercial real estate to housing may be the best use of land in such an over-retailed country. Big shopping centers tend to be centrally located and connected to transit. – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.29.20

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Sings 'Rainbow Connection'

Megan Hilty andhusband Brian Gallagher took to Instagram to perform 'Rainbow Connection'. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Prompts: Who Is Your Favorite HAMILTON Character and Why?

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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VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of This Week's New Episode of CENTRAL PARK

Apple TV has shared a clip from episode 7ofCentral Park, entitled aoeSquirrel, Interrupteda premieringFriday, July 3. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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QUIZ: Match the Lyric to the Hamilton Character!

Think you know your HamiltonMusical lyrics Take our latest Hamilton quiz to see how well you do [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: On This Day, June 30 - Al Pacino Stars In THE MERCHANT OF VENICE On Broadway

On this day in 2010, Al Pacino returned to Broadway as the title character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, [Author: BWW News Desk]
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We Need A New Model To Fund Museums

What is increasingly clear is the necessity for new hybrid models in arts funding, based on broadening the donor base, more imaginative financial planning, and development strategies for the long-term survival of the arts institutions. – Apollo
Tags: Art, Visual

Independent Presses Are Starting To See Sales Rebound

Independent presses around the country said that sales are starting to rebound after two months of declines, due to direct sales, digital initiatives, and a resurgence in demand for topical frontlist and backlist titles. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, 06.29.20

How Are Summer Theatre Camps Around the Country Making the Move to Online?

With social distancing still in place and the safety of campers as their main concerns, what are the country's summer theatre camps doing this summer [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Asmeret Ghebremichael, Gerard Canonico & More to Take Part in Virtual Reading of MILLENNIALS ARE KILLING MUSICALS

Millennials Are Killing Musicals, an entirely original, irreverently funny, and heartfelt 90-minute show will be seen in an online staged reading in mid-July. The new musical features book, music lyrics by Nico Juber - millennial mother-of-two who was raised in the worlds of both music and comedy. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Asmeret Ghebremichael Gerard Canonico, Nico Juber

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Unites with CHASING RAINBOWS Cast to Sing for Save the Children

The Paper Mill Playhouse cast ofChasing Rainbows The Road to Oz, which ran last fall,recently recorded a version of aoeOver the Rainbowa to benefit Save the Children during the COVID pandemic. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld TV, Lorna Luft, Rainbowa

The presence of the absence

I don’t know how I’ve managed to survive the simultaneous losses of my beloved spouse and the art form to which I have devoted more than a decade and a half of my life. But I’m still here, and if Hilary’s death and the closing of America’s theaters didn’t kill me, then I figure I’m in it for the long haul. I hope you are, too. – Terry Teachout
Tags: Art, America, Ajblogs, HILARY, 06.30.20

‘Translationese’ — What Japan’s Most Important Modern Novelists Have In Common

Haruki Murakami famously wrote his first novel in English and then translated it into his mother tongue himself, resulting in a plainspoken, “neutral” (his word) style far removed from standard literary Japanese. Several critics referred to that style as “translationese.” Masatsugu Ono (both a translator and a novelist himself) makes the case that Murakami, Kenzaburo Oe, Yoko Tawada, Minae Mizumura all write in other languages and translate foreign literature into Japanese, and that this is wha...
Tags: Art, Japan, Words, Haruki Murakami, Masatsugu Ono, 06.23.20, Murakami Kenzaburo Oe Yoko Tawada Minae Mizumura

Our Perceptions Of The World Around Us Feel Real. They’re Not

For most people most of the time, our perception certainly feels real. But the notion that our senses capture an objective external reality can be dispelled by considering something as fundamental as colour, which can be culturally influenced and, even within a single culture, leave the population split between seeing the same picture of a dress as black-and-blue or white-and-gold. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.30.20

RECAP: Donna Lynne Champlin and Gabrielle Ruiz Shared Stories of Their Time on CRAZY-EX GIRLFRIEND on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Monday night 8pm with Guest Host Andra Burns with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'sDonna Lynne ChamplinandGabrielle Ruiz. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Gabrielle Ruiz, BWW News Desk, Donna Lynne Champlin, Guest Host Andra Burns, Lynne ChamplinandGabrielle Ruiz

Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift

If you detected a whiff of sarcasm in that headline, your nose wasn’t off. Yes, style and beauty is entirely subjective, but the range-topping Bentley Bentayga has never found itself at the top of any writer’s sexiest-dressed list. And that’s okay! It’s big, it’s bold, and it sells, so Bentley naturally loves anything that generates […] The post Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Luxury, Autos, Bentley, New Cars, SUVs, Bentley Bentayga, News Blog, Bentayga, Product Planning

VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Talk HAMILTON on GMA

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who originally played the Schuyler Sisters in the Broadway musical Hamilton, stop by Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss theupcoming production on Disney. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Good Morning America, Hamilton, Stage Tube, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones Talk HAMILTON

VIDEO: Cast of World Premiere Native American Musical, DISTANT THUNDER Performs 'Hold On'

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will present the world premiere of the Native American Musical Distant Thunder in spring 2021 as part of the organization's New Works Initiative. Watch the cast of the world premiere Native American musical, DISTANT THUNDER perform 'Hold On'. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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The Public Theater Announces Livestreamed World Premiere of THE LINE Starring Santino Fontana, Alison Pill and More

The Public Theater announced the world premiere of THE LINE, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank, to debut on Wednesday, July 8 at 730 p.m. ET. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Blank, Erik Jensen, BWW News Desk, Jessica Blank, Santino Fontana Alison Pill

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