UK Report: Theatres With Proper Ventilation Could Be Safe To Reopen At Full Capacity

Ventilation is more effective at protecting against airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus than social distancing or PPE – and “many performance venues have the capability to provide good levels of ventilation,” according to Government advisers. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, Audience, 08.10.20

Reading The First Drafts Of Anna Karenina Is Revealing

Go back to the time when a switch flipped in Tolstoy’s head: “It’s as if Tolstoy woke up in Pushkin-world and put on his own seven-league boots and started striding over the heads of all the other writers.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Pushkin, 08.06.20

Our Collective Dreams Of Rome

So many legends, so much art, and yet … “Rubbish collects in gutters, litter spills from over-stuffed communal bins, pigeons scavenge among fallen, leaking garbage bags. People walk casually past the trash, a symptom of ineffectual politicians and waste plants straining for space. La grande bellezza is looking like shit.” Then the virus came. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Rome, Ideas, 08.09.20

In A Very Abnormal Year, Indigenous Art Persists

Artist Ngarralja Tommy May, a Wangkajunga-Walmajarri artist, has won the major prize at the (streamed) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art awards. Said another winner (for painting), “I love the ability to make sure that people like myself feel included in the visual national identity of Australia.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Australia, Visual, Torres Strait Islander, Said, National Aboriginal, 08.07.20, Ngarralja Tommy

How Do We Solve A Problem Like William Faulkner?

A question for everyone who loves to read his work: “How should we now regard this pathbreaking, Nobel Prize–winning author, who grappled with our nation’s racial tragedy in ways that at once illuminate and disturb—that reflect both startling human truths and the limitations of a white southerner born in 1897 into the stifling air of Mississippi’s closed and segregated society?” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Mississippi, Words, William Faulkner, 08.08.20

Can German (Can Any) City Centers Be Saved During The Coronavirus?

Many things have battered the city center over the past two decades. “German mayors have tended to turn to marketing in an effort to attract more people to the city center. With retail moving online, entertainment, cultural events and good food became the primary selling points. And it worked for quite a while.” Then Covid-19 shut it all down. – Der Spiegel
Tags: Art, Ideas, COVID, 08.06.20

Why Is Everyone Beating Up On TikTok?

TikTok, the video making and sharing app probably most known for its quirky video memes and gags made by people under 20, seems to be in many governments’ crosshairs. The attacks either come directly on the platform itself or to people using it in ways that violate the local social order. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Media, 08.10.20

What It’s Like To Go Back Into A Museum

“The argument for reopening our cultural institutions has been made with force: art sustains us, say the museum executives over the morning airwaves. But when I enter the exhibition, the first thing I wish is that, in the quest for sufficient sustenance, I’d brought a bottle of water—the mask dehydrates you quickly.” – Prospect
Tags: Art, Visual, 08.01.20

How Rodin Ensured His Museum Would Stay Solvent

When he died in 1917, Rodin left his estate to the museum, including the original plaster molds of more than 100 sculptures. “Rodin gave the economical system so that the museum could live,” museum communications director Clémence Goldberger explains. The museum still uses these molds to recast new bronze sculptures and sell them — and with a projected loss of 3 million euros this year, the molds have never proved more valuable. – NPR
Tags: Art, Rodin, Visual, 08.08.20, Clémence Goldberger

Judge Rules Movie Studios Can Own Theatres For First Time In 71 Years

This game-changing decision could result in a complete overhaul of not only who owns theater chains in the near and long-term future, but how, when and where consumers will enjoy feature film content. – Forbes
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 08.07.20

Britain’s Scariest Horror Film Disappeared For Decades

The perfect holiday film? “First broadcast on ITV, at 9pm Christmas Eve 1989, it haunted all who watched it, thanks in part to Wise’s tense, economical direction, and one of the greatest jump-scares in the history of horror. ‘[It created] a genuine physical reaction,’ wrote Nancy Banks-Smith in the Guardian, ‘as if one layer of your skin had shifted over another.'” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Britain, Wise, Nancy Banks Smith, 08.07.20

Call For “Radical Shakeup” Of UK’s Cultural Sector

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the British Council published a paper ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which says the sector’s potential has been stunted by “outdated” views of what – and who – it represents. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Commerce, Issues, British Council, 08.08.20, RSA Royal Society, Heritage for Inclusive Growth

Bon Appetit’s Only Two Black Editorial Staff Members Quit In Continuing Controversy

The Condé Nast food magazine’s missteps around race and representation continue. “The departures came a day after three journalists of color said they would no longer participate in the magazine’s popular video series, citing inequitable pay.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Conde Nast, Words, Bon Appetit, 08.07.20

Visual Artists Stuck At Home Are Using The Virtual World As Source Material

Paint what you see – including virtual realities that might just be based on paintings. – CBC
Tags: Art, Visual, 08.07.20

Extra Crunch Partner Perk: Members save 20% on Canva Pro

We’re excited to announce an update to an existing Partner Perk from design platform Canva . Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch can receive 20% off an annual plan for Canva Pro. Canva empowers users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast library of templates and design ingredients such as fonts, illustrations, stock photography, video and audio content, and the power t...
Tags: Google, TC, Design, Tech, Canva, Extra Crunch, Canva Pro

VIDEO: Watch Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More on Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party

Join the party tonight 8pm with special guests Diana DeGarmo Ace Young, young violin virtuoso Jonathan Russell, jazz singer Michelle Johnson, nightclub performer Deborah Silver, singercomic Michael West as Kenn Boisinger, and young singer Melissa Ramondelli. [Author: Jim Caruso]
Tags: Theatre, Michael West, Diana DeGarmo, Jim Caruso, Michelle Johnson, Jonathan Russell, Deborah Silver, Pajama Cast Party, Melissa Ramondelli, Kenn Boisinger

Top 10 Tunes with Jelani Alladin

What has Jelani Alladin been listening to lately Check out his Top 10 Tunes [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Jelani Alladin

Frank Wood and Denis O'Hare Will Lead Virtual Reading of New Play RIGHTEOUS

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center Burke-Cohen Entertainment will present a live virtual reading of Jeff Cohen's new play Righteous on Monday August 24 730 pm EDT. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Denis O Hare, Frank Wood, Jeff Cohen, BWW News Desk

Annaleigh Ashford, Megan Hilty and More Appear on BAKING WITH BROADWAY

Jared Sullivan and Stephen Lowry of Showboy Bakeshop in Las Vegas, Nevada have started a new, live baking and talk show on Instagram TV showcasing their love of desserts and Broadway. Each Wednesday the boys are joined virtually by a leading player from the Broadway community for a fun filled episode of decorating and socializing. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Las Vegas Nevada, BWW News Desk, Stephen Lowry, Annaleigh Ashford Megan Hilty, Jared Sullivan, Showboy Bakeshop

2 Months of Un-Hulk-Like Calm Went Into Making This Incredible Avengers Flipbook

Remember how proud you were of the stickman riding a skateboard flipbook you made in your high school chemistry textbook? Had you continued improving your skills, this is where you’d be now: creating flipbooks of famous movie scenes, including Bruce Banner hulking out during the climactic final battle in The Avengers.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Marvel, Disney, Artists, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Hulk, The Avengers, Flipbooks

Broadway's Best For Breast Cancer, Co-Hosted By Mandy Gonzalez, Returns This Summer

This summer, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will raise the curtain once again on the virtual health and wellness series Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer featuring Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is currently battling breast cancer, offers guidance to those facing health challenges during the pandemic. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hamilton, BWW News Desk, Mandy Gonzalez, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Mandy Gonzalez Gonzalez

VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit- Live at 8pm!

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed premieres tonightThe collection of immersive music videos will stream right here at BroadwayWorld at 8pm Eastern as a benefit for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Wong, BWW News Desk, BD Wong, Richert Schnorr

VIDEO: Joel Grey Sings 'Mr. Cellophane' in New #EncoresArchives

New York City Center is presenting the EncoresArchives series, featuring highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores, Encores Off-Center, and Gala productions. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York City Center, Joel Grey, BWW News Desk

Zac Efron to Star in the Disney+ Remake of THREE MEN AND A BABY

The Hollywood Reporter has reported thatZac Efron will be starring in the Disney remake of the 1987 comedy, Three Men and a Baby. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Zac Efron, Efron, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Olivia Newton-John Talks Memories of XANADU for the Film's 40th Anniversary

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the musical film Xanadu, star Olivia Newton-John shared what it was like working on the film, what it was like to dance with Gene Kelly and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Gene Kelly, Newton John, BWW News Desk, Olivia Newton John Talks Memories

Ben Vereen's Son, Ben Vereen Jr., Has Died

BroadwayWorld is saddened to hear of the passing of Benjamin Vereen Jr., the son of Tony-winning actor Ben Vereen. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tony, Ben Vereen, BWW News Desk, Benjamin Vereen Jr

Broadway Rewind: DOGFIGHT Has Some Kinda Time Off-Broadway

Today we rewind to 2012, when Dogfight opened off-Broadway. Dogfightis a musical with music and lyrics byPasek Pauland a book byPeter Duchan. It is an adaptation ofNancy Savoca's 1991 filmDogfight. The Second Stage Theatre production was directed by Joe Mantello, choreographed byChristopher Gattelli, and starred Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, Annaleigh Ashford,Josh Segarra and more. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Joe Mantello, BroadwayWorld TV, Gattelli, Savoca

VIDEO: Auli'i Cravalho Stars in the Trailer for ALL TOGETHER NOW

Netflix has shared the first trailer for its upcoming filmAll Together Now, starringAuli'i Cravalho [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Netflix, TV News Desk, Auli, Cravalho Stars

VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit- Live Now!

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed premieres tonightThe collection of immersive music videos will stream right here at BroadwayWorld at 8pm Eastern as a benefit for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Wong, BWW News Desk, BD Wong, Richert Schnorr

Those Ubiquitous Ads For MasterClass? Here’s What You Actually Get

MasterClass launched in 2015 with just three classes: Dustin Hoffman on acting, Serena Williams on tennis, and Patterson on writing. Since then the company has grown exponentially, raising $135 million in venture capital from 2012 to 2018. It now has more than 85 classes across nine categories. (Last year it added 25 new classes, and this year it intends to add even more.) After the pandemic hit, as people started spending more time at home, its subscriptions surged, some weeks increasing tenfol...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Dustin Hoffman, Serena Williams, Patterson, 08.10.20

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