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Best shows to see in London in 2020

Putting on the world’s greatest shows since Shakespeare made his mark in the 1500s, London is right up there with Broadway as the most iconic place in the world to watch theater. If you’ve made your way through the long list of West End giants like The Lion King and Mamma Mia, don’t worry — you’re not done just yet. From the dark, heart-wrenching melodrama to the all-singing, all-dancing musicals, here’s our pick of London’s hottest new shows for 2020. 1. Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe...
Tags: Travel, Elsa, Jessica Chastain, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Theatre, Disney, Bbc, Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, New York Times, Stephen Sondheim, Yann Martel, Broadway


Tackling sustainability in sporting events

At the recent Super Bowl, the NFL focused on sustainability more than in past years with its Ocean to Everglades (O2E) initiative throughout South Florida. Efforts included education on invasive species, beach cleanups, food recovery and recycling initiatives. These conservation efforts are part of a larger trend internationally to shrink the carbon footprints of major sporting events. “Sports is one of the few avenues which can unite people of all different races, creeds and social status,” Mat...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, Design, Russia, NFL, Euro, Features, Ocean, Paris, Amsterdam, Fifa, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Carbon Footprint, Everglades


New York Magazine Spotlights Destination Crenshaw Project

New York Magazine profiles the efforts to construct Destination Crenshaw, a new social and arts site akin to New York’s High Line, which many see as a way to continue the healing and development of a long-neglected community. “It’s wide enough to be a real place for gathering, sitting, and hanging out,” says architect Zena Howard. “There are […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, New York Magazine, Art News, Minipost, CRENSHAW, Zena Howard


Tough Talk On Theatre Diversity Efforts

I am a white, male, liberal administrator working in New York’s nonprofit theatre community. I see firsthand how the word “diversity” has kicked up a lot of dust throughout the industry. Yet for as long as we’ve been having conversations, and task forces, and panel discussions, and industry-wide conferences, I’m still struggling to see how this word aligns with clear, intentional, or lasting change. – Howlround
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, 02.18.20


What to Watch For as Michael Bloomberg Debates

The former New York mayor is making his debut among his 2020 Democratic rivals.
Tags: Art, New York, News, New York City, Bloomberg, Jordan, Democratic Party, Race and Ethnicity, Presidential Election of 2020, Michael R, Debates (Political, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Casteel, Michael Bloomberg Debates


How Musicians Are Starting To Grapple With The Climate Impact Of Touring

“It seems to me that the only solution commensurate with the scale of the problem is fundamentally changing the way musicians work. We have to stop seeing it as reasonable that we’d play in Barcelona one day, London the next, and New York two days later. And stop seeing it as reasonable that, at a big festival in Barcelona, fifty thousand out of the hundred thousand people there have flown from the U.K. to attend.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, New York, London, Barcelona, 02.18.20


Limited Number of Specially Priced Tickets to AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Be Made Available

To celebrate the upcoming revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe, a limited number of specially priced tickets will be made available on Thursday, February 20 at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office 235 W 50th Street. These one-time only prices are commensurate with the cost of a ticket to one of the play's previous productions, including the 1977 world premiere staging where American Buffalo received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play...
Tags: New York, Theatre, David Mamet, American Buffalo, BWW News Desk, Neil Pepe


VIDEO: Set Designer Derek McLane Talks MOULIN ROUGE! on CBS News

Thenew Broadway musical Moulin Rouge is translating Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie to the stage. In a new CBS News web exclusive, correspondent Alina Cho talks with Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane about how he transformed New York's Al Hirschfeld Theatre into a world evocative of the landmark Parisian cabaret. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: New York, Cbs News, Theatre, Baz Luhrmann, Tony, Stage Tube, Derek McLane, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Alina Cho


Medea - Hell Still Hath No Fury...

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Director Simon Stone has staged his new adaptation of Euripides' classic revenge story Medea, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on a white background. Bob Cousins’ set being a literal blank canvass as it were. The idea apparently to strip the piece down to its bare essentials, thus providing a penetrating look at the tale itself. Stone previously putting forth a similar premise in his terrific production of Yerma, seen in  New York  in 2018 at the Park A...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Rose Byrne, Anna, Bobby Cannavale, Baker, Lucas, Rose Bryne, Christopher, Edgar, Byrne, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Stone, Weinstein, Hong, Madeline


Coronavirus Is Devastating The Arts In China

“Movie releases have been canceled in China and symphony tours suspended because of quarantines and fears of contagion. A major art fair [and a performing arts festival] in Hong Kong [were] called off, and important spring art auctions half a world away in New York have been postponed because well-heeled Chinese buyers may find it difficult to travel to them.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, New York, China, Issues, 02.13.20


What Can the City Learn from the Country? Upcoming Rem Koolhaas Exhibition at the Guggenheim

It's been nearly two years since I gave up my 2,000-square-foot loft in SoHo, in a building I'd lived in for twenty years. I was born in New York and figured I'd die in New York. But I knew I'd peaked--if I stayed in New York, I'd never do better than that loft--and, worse, had gone into decline; newcomers had altered the city into something I could no longer adapt to.The farm I live on now is the exact opposite of New York City in nearly every way I can think of. I have learned a lot out here a...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Exhibitions, Guggenheim, Soho, Harvard Graduate School Of Design, University of Nairobi, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Wageningen University Netherlands


What Do We Want From History?

What might I want history to do to me? I might want history to reduce my historical antagonist—and increase me. I might ask it to urgently remind me why I’m moving forward, away from history. Or speak to me always of our intimate relation, of the ties that bind—and indelibly link—my history and me. I could want history to tell me that my future is tied to my past, whether I want it to be or not. Or ask it to promise me that my future will be revenge upon my past. Or warn me that the pas...
Tags: Art, New York, Ideas, 02.27.20


Penultimate’s Dazzling DIY-Influenced Collection

Garments that test the boundaries of high-end fashion The third collection from NYC-based designer Xiang Gao’s Penultimate label—titled “Good Night, God Bless, Beautiful Boy”—blurs the boundaries of both gender and garment. Part sculpture, part collage, and entirely wearable, each piece feels concurrently elegant, beautifully crafted and DIY. Gao’s fantastical arrangements of fabrics (from knits to denim, quilt and flannel) drape in unexpected directions and draw …
Tags: Art, Fashion, New York, Design, Style, Clothing, Designers, Chinese, Sweaters, Knitwear, GAO, NYFW, David Nobody, AW20, David Henry Brown Jr, Penultimate


70’s Style And Soul: Amazing Candid Photographs Taken In Soul Clubs In Memphis And New York, 1973

David Reed/Getty Images These candid photographs, taken in Soul clubs in Memphis and New York, are the work of photographer David Reed. Still working today, Reed was first commissioned by the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine in 1969, and worked for them continuously until 1990. h/t: vintag.es, retronaut David Reed/Getty Images Reed was also a regular contributor both to Nova Magazine... Source
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Music, UK, New York, Design, Retro, Memphis, 1970s, Reed, David Reed, Sunday Times Magazine, David Reed Getty Images Reed


The Rich History of Interior Design Gets Its Due in a New Exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum

The world certainly doesn't suffer from a shortage of magazines, coffee table books, and TV programs dedicated to the domestic interior, but compared to other design disciplines, interior design has long lacked a serious discourse around it. Curators at Germany's Vitra Design Museum are aiming to rectify that with a new exhibition, Home Stories. Where our Instagram feeds are clogged with much of the same imagery and sources of inspiration, the exhibition aims to show the rich evolution of interi...
Tags: New York, Design, London, Germany, Czech Republic, Ikea, Andy Warhol, Exhibitions, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Memphis, Alison, Madrid Spain, Peter, Morgan, Sao Paulo Brazil


Gabriel Brown, Chauncey Chestnut and More Join BLUE at the Apollo Theater; Complete Casting Announced

Today, producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Eric Falkenstein, Mike Jackson and singer John Legend announced complete casting for Blue, a play by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Phylicia Rashad which will play a 16-week limited engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street in Harlem starting Monday, April 27 with opening night set for May 10.. Blue will run through August 16. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, John Legend, Harlem, Apollo Theater, Phylicia Rashad, BWW News Desk, Charles Randolph Wright, Gabriel Brown Chauncey Chestnut


NYT Reports on Fading Facade of Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’

Edvard Munch’s Scream is fading, and scientists in Norway and New York are working to unravel the issue with the painting, the NYT reports. “There tends to be an interest in the bigger-name artists, for obvious reasons,” says Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh, founder and chief scientist at Art Analysis & Research. “But actually these are problems that will affect all artists […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Norway, Art News, Minipost, Edvard Munch, Fading Facade of Edvard Munch, Nicholas Eastaugh, Art Analysis Research


Edward Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Is Fading. Scientists Are Figuring Out Why

“Since 2012, scientists based in New York and experts at the Munch Museum in Oslo have been working on this canvas — which was stolen in 2004 and recovered two years later — to tell a story of color. But the research also provides insight into Munch and how he worked, laying out a map for conservators to prevent further change, and helping viewers and art historians understand how one of the world’s most widely recognized paintings might have originally looked.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Oslo, Munch, Visual, Edward Munch, Munch Museum, 02.07.20


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Thirty-Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Thirty EightThe start of the new decade equals the first new episode of the year!  And there is no shortage of topics for the boys, as they catch up with each other – and the world – after the holiday season.  Making it even sweeter, it was recorded on Rob’s 55th birthday, so this is, indeed, a celebratory show!   Beginning with the heartfelt tributes to Neil Innes and Don Imus, the boys tackle the ugliness of racial attacks in Ne...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, New York, Television, Film, Australia, Theatre, Sports, Iran, Current Events, Rob, Popdose


Trestle Art Space Residency Program 2020

The Residency Program at Trestle Art Space is a 6-month, advisor-led studio residency designed to support emerging artists who seek professional development, critical feedback, and community while they find a foothold in the New York art world. Centered around professional and personal growth, program sessions and advisor mentorship provide practical...Read more »
Tags: Art, New York, Call For Artists


Art21 Documents Jacolby Satterwhite’s Artistic Advancements

One of the non-profit's five winter films features the imaginative multi-disciplinary artist Through their documentary-style digital films, NYC-based non-profit Art21 amplifies the voices of contemporary artists at turning points in their careers. With their latest release, The Incredulity of Jacolby Satterwhite, the organization revisits mixed-media visionary Jacolby Satterwhite as he prepares for and builds into exhibitions at Brooklyn‘s Pioneer Works and Philadelphia‘s The Fabric Workshop …
Tags: Art, Videos, New York, Design, Interviews, NYC, Films, Culture, Brooklyn, Artists, Documentaries, Philadelphia, Final Fantasy, Pioneer Works, Short Films, Jacolby Satterwhite


Stephen Schwartz-Led Musical Theatre Workshop Presented by ASCAP Foundation and The Wallis is Accepting Applications

The 2020 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications through March 2, 2020 for its Los Angeles and New York programs. The acclaimed workshops give participating composers and lyricists the rare chance to present selections from original, musical works-in-progress for professional critique. The Los Angeles workshop, presented in partnership with Universal Theatrical Group UTG and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts The Wallis, returns to The Wallis's Be...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Wallis, Stephen Schwartz, Wallis Annenberg Center, ASCAP Foundation, BWW News Desk, ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop


Best NYC shows with LGBTQ characters

There’s no place like home — just ask Transparent star Alexandra Billings, who recently became the first openly transgender actress to play Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked. After her inaugural performance, Billings wrote on Instagram, “Last night I had the honor to be placed gently and with loving hands into the glorious Land of Oz…Where home is defined by truth and the power of chosen family.” Wicked, the girl-power prequel to The Wizard of Oz, has always had a home in ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hollywood, Musicals, Wales, New York City, Theatre, Bette Davis, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Theater, Plays, Lily, Busch, Peppermint, All


This May Be The Best Time To Go To The Movies On The Big Screen

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Theatre, which has regularly been selling out his Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood since last year, is but one of many arthouse cinemas being bought, refurbished, and revived by owners with singular visions. Netflix took out a longterm lease on New York’s Paris Theater and is in talks to buy LA’s 1922 Egyptian Theater. The artistic director for New York’s Metrograph, a new indie theater, says, “I’ve been going to the movies pretty much daily for about 25 years now...
Tags: Art, New York, Hollywood, Media, La, Netflix, Quentin Tarantino, Metrograph, Paris Theater, 02.08.20, New Beverly Theatre


Barbara Kruger Retrospective Set to Open in Chicago this November

Barbara Kruger will launch a major museum survey at the Art Institute of Chicago this November. “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.” is set to run at the Art Institute of Chicago through February 14, 2021, then travel to MoMA PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, thento London’s Hayward Gallery and LACMA. Read more […]
Tags: Art, New York, London, News, Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, Featured Post, Minipost, LACMA, Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA PS1, Barbara Kruger, Hayward Gallery


Zilia Sánchez’s Island of Erotic Forms

The beguiling shapes in her first New York retrospective are filled with allusions to women’s bodies.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Museums, Puerto Rico, Women and Girls, Havana (Cuba, El Museo del Barrio, Zilia Sanchez


Japanese Cook Draws Every Meal He Eats, Now Has 32 Years' Worth

One of the more surprising things that happened in my high school: There was a kid I'll call Sal who was a jock through-and-through, athletic, competitive, football star, his dad was one of the coaches. Junior year Sal badly injured his knee and was out for the season.Sal would sit on the sidelines, still wearing the team jacket, to watch all the practices. One day I noticed he had a sketchbook with him. He'd taken up drawing to idle away the time. Then he realized he loved it.By senior year Sal...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, Fine Art, Junior, Sal, Kobayashi, Itsuo Kobayashi


Extreme DIY Car Side Protection for Parking Lots

For years I've bitched that car designers don't take certain aspects of real-world use into account. Case in point are these stupid aftermarket bumperguards I'd always see when I lived in New York, to avoid scuff marks from parallel-parking contact:For suburbanites who often park in lots or garages, the damage comes from the side, as some motorists swing their doors open carelessly, dinging your car. Well, the owner of this car has apparently had enough of that, and takes the extreme step of zip...
Tags: New York, Design, Cars, Hawaii, Kalihi


BTS’ Latest Power Move Is Connecting People Through Major Works of Public Art

Is it a web? A nest? A trap? According to British sculptor Antony Gormley, the new public art installation at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3 is all of the above. “New York Clearing,” which opened to the public on Feb. 5 and will remain on display through March 27, is one of five site-specific projects helmed by K-pop supergroup BTS. Technically, it’s part of promotion for the group’s hotly-anticipated upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7, out later in February. But the art is meant to...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, London, News, Berlin, New York City, Uncategorized, Seoul, Antony Gormley, Antony, Lee, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Gormley, Thomas Arnold, Roy Rochlin


Who Placed Full Page Ads In The NYT And LA Times Attacking LACMA’s Building Plan?

On Sunday, full-page ads appeared in both the New York and Los Angeles Times with the slogan “saveLACMA FROM TANKING.” –
Tags: Art, New York, Los Angeles Times, Visual, LA Times, LACMA, 02.04.20



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