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Osage Nation Decries Sale Of Important Prehistoric Cave Art

The two-cave system is nestled within a 43-acre stretch of land in Missouri, about 60 miles west of St. Louis. Scholars have called it “the most important rock art site in North America” because of a collection of 290 prehistoric glyphs on its walls. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Missouri, North America, St Louis, Visual

Minoru Yamasaki – The Architect Weighed Down By The World Trade Center

His long career has become, for many, a caricature or outright failure, the stuffing wedged between the two disasters of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis and the World Trade Center in New York. – The Baffler
Tags: Art, World Trade Center, St Louis, Visual, Pruitt Igoe, Minoru Yamasaki

Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience

The Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of all communications and marketing activities for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis—including digital strategies, public relations, advertising, social media, and audience development efforts—as well as visitor services, which includes front-of-house operations, shop, café, bar, and the Museum’s facility rental program. This individual seeks to creatively promote ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Museum, United States, St Louis, Cam, Marketing Communications, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, Brad Cloepfil, Mesh the Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis Founded

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis – Managing Director

Organization The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) debuted in 1966, originally in partnership with Webster University at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. Since that time, The Rep has become a prominent arts organization in St. Louis and has received national recognition for its artistic work with its mainstage productions and the Imaginary Theater Company for youth. The Rep seeks to present a wide array of theatrical styles and periods within their programming and vi...
Tags: Art, Jobs, United States, St Louis, South, Miriam Makeba, Mark Bernstein, Forest Park, Webster University, Loretto Hilton Center, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Kranzberg Arts Center, Dael Orlandersmith, Greater St Louis, The Black Rep, Steven Woolf

What Do Hamilton, Hermes, Usher, Celie, Evan, Benny, Haywood, and Bonnie & Clyde Have in Common?

Publishing a new book is like Opening Night, except without watching the show, and without seeing anybody afterward.Last November, I decided it was time to write about some of the amazing musicals of the last decade or so, which I have not yet gotten the privilege of working on. With my past several analysis books, every chapter was about a show I had directed here in St. Louis with New Line Theatre. And I wrote about the shows as we worked on them. Not only was it fun to write about our shows,...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Theatre, America, Live, Missouri, Performing Arts, Broadway, New Line, Theater, Jackson, St Louis, Miranda, Eddie, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda

“Reimagining” Your Orchestra Season? Really?

“When, over the summer, orchestras began making known their fall plans, the operative word was “reimagined.” At least twenty orchestras, from Albany to St. Louis, announced reimagined seasons. Yet, because so many institutions were using identical language, it didn’t seem that anything particularly imaginative was going on. A certain herd mentality also surfaced in the programming.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, St Louis, Albany, 11.30.20

Sarah Bryan Miller, Longtime Classical Music Critic In St. Louis, Has Died At 68

Miller was the first woman to be the Post-Dispatch‘s classical music critic, but as that role shrank (as at so many papers), she filled many other spots as well. Originally, “she got into journalism because she wanted to make a difference. In 2001, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra found itself in a financial crisis that threatened its existence. Ms. Miller covered the situation and explained to readers the options for keeping the SLSO alive, from maintaining it as an international-class ensembl...
Tags: Art, People, St Louis, Miller, Post Dispatch, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Bryan Miller, SLSO, 11.28.20

The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide

After thinking of myself as a director first, and a writer second, for my entire adult life (and that's quite a while, at this point), the Great Pandemic of 2020 has forced me to strike that and reverse it. For now -- for a while -- I'm a writer first, and a once and future director second.So I've been brainstorming writing projects to take up my time while I can't make theatre.If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I've already published my first two pandemic projects, my antholo...
Tags: New York, Abc, Theatre, Broadway, Theater, St Louis, Stephen, Broadway Musicals, Off Broadway, Lin-manuel Miranda, Sondheim, Scott Miller, Lin Manuel, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Inc St Louis Shakespeare

Donate to St. Louis Actors' Studio Fund for Chances to Win Virtual Hangouts with Sterling K. Brown, Jon Hamm & More

In an effort to help small professional theater companies in St. Louis as well as those across the nation to pay their bills until they can safely reopen, the St. Louis Actors' Studio announced today the creation of the Small Professional Theatre Sustainment Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, BWW News Desk, St Louis Actors Studio, St Louis Actors Studio Fund, Sterling K Brown Jon Hamm

VIDEO: Yvette Carson Sings 'It's A Woman's Prerogative' From ST. LOUIS WOMAN in New #EncoresArchives

New YorkCity Centeris presenting the EncoresArchives series They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores, Encores Off-Center, and Gala productions. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, BWW News Desk, Yvette Carson

VIDEO: Helen Goldsby Performs in ST. LOUIS WOMAN in New #EncoresArchives

New York City Center is presenting the EncoresArchives series They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores, Encores Off-Center, and Gala productions. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, New York City Center, BWW News Desk, Helen Goldsby

VIDEO: Vanessa Williams and Stanley Wayne Mathis Sing 'Come Rain or Come Shine' from ST. LOUIS WOMAN

Vanessa Williams and Stanley Wayne Mathis perform the classic tunes, 'Come Rain or Come Shine' in the company's 1998 production of St. Louis Woman. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Stanley Wayne Mathis

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault-Andrea McArdle Sings a Judy Garland Classic!

In 2004, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Andrea McArdlebelts out 'The Trolly Song' from Meet Me in St. Louis. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, Andrea McArdle, BroadwayWorld TV, Pub Below, Andrea McArdlebelts

BWW TV Exclusive: Spencer Glass Celebrates MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS on It's the Day of the Show Y'all!

In today's episode, watch as Spencer gives us a history lesson on Meet Me In St. Louisand performs 'The Boy Next Door' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.' This episode features videography by Dan Tracy Broadway's Waitressand Camille Johnson on piano. [Author: Spencer Glass]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, Spencer, Spencer Glass, Dan Tracy Broadway, Waitressand Camille Johnson

America’s First Racially Integrated All-Girl Swing Band

“The International Sweethearts broke attendance records at places such as Washington DC’s Howard Theatre, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Cincinnati’s Cotton Club and the Riviera in St Louis. They played in the same venues as Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, were considered some of the most talented musicians of their day and toured France and Germany as a USO act in 1945. Unfortunately, racism and sexism largely swept them from the public record; they became footnotes in other people’s stories.” – Th...
Tags: Art, Music, France, Germany, America, Washington Dc, St Louis, Riviera, Dizzy Gillespie, SJM, Count Basie, 12.16.19, Howard Theatre Harlem, Apollo Theater Cincinnati s Cotton Club

It's Not TV. It's HBO.

Sometimes, certain things that have nothing to do with musical theatre teach me wonderful new lessons about storytelling in general, but also by extension, about musical theatre. I think we too often forget how much the various storytelling forms have in common. The Top Two among those certain things would be the PBS docu-series, The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell (now on Netflix and Amazon Prime); and also Burno Bettelheim's brilliant book The Uses of Enchantment. Those two things are my h...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Musicals, Drama, Cable, Amc, Theatre, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Showtime, David Chase, Adult, Theater, Pbs, St Louis

Happiness, Pleasure, Contentment, Serenity, Joy, Bliss, and Glee!

It's always a long and winding road, from our first talks about Next Season, to the moment when we publicly announce it. (Full Disclosure: we're already talking about Next Next Season, 2020-2021, which will be our 30th!)Some years, the first plan ends up being the final plan. But not often. We always announce what we're thinking about for Next Season at our annual Holiday Dinner (come join us this year!), but the 2019-2020 lineup has changed again and again and again...We were hoping to do this...
Tags: New York, Texas, Musicals, Theatre, Fox, Broadway, Live Music, New Line, 1950s, St Louis, Alternative, John Waters, Greg, Mack, Rodgers, Hammerstein

The Loudest One is Ours

We close our St. Louis production of Be More Chill just as the Broadway production has posted its closing notice for a little over a month from now. It's another reminder, as if we needed one, that this miraculous thing we create, this piece of deeply felt art that we all pour ourselves into, exists only for a while and then it's gone.I often hear people say that's why theatre is so special. Call me a cynic, but I look forward to the day when we have real-life holodecks and we can literally rel...
Tags: Facebook, Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, Broadway, New Line, St Louis, Grace, Hamilton, Bmc, Broadway Musicals, John Waters, Kevin, St Louis Post Dispatch, Scott Miller, Calvin Wilson

Impossible Burgers are such a success, they might run out

The company behind the Impossible Burger is having trouble meeting a growing demand for its product. On the heels of a new partnership with Burger King, Impossible Foods announced that it has had difficulties producing enough Impossible Burgers to meet its annual goals. By the end of 2019, Impossible Foods plans to make its meat alternative available in all Burger King locations across the United States. The company has already performed a trial run in St. Louis, where owners of the fast food c...
Tags: Design, News, United States, St Louis, Burger King, Vegan, Impossible Foods, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Meat Alternatives, Plant-based, Impossible Burger, Impossible Burgers, Burger King Impossible Foods, Fortunately Impossible Foods, Hopefully Impossible Foods

Bird deaths from skyscrapers reaches into the hundreds of millions

Scientists believe the number of bird deaths associated with skyscrapers has reached hundreds of millions. Researchers estimate that anywhere between 100 million and one billion birds die from smashing into glass buildings every year — and they now know which areas of the country are the worst for these incidents. More birds die from hitting buildings in Chicago than any other city in America. Scientists believe around five million birds migrate through Chicago in the fall and spring as they ma...
Tags: Design, News, Wikipedia, Animals, America, Chicago, Birds, Canada, Skyscrapers, St Louis, Bird Migration, Central and South America, Cornell Lab, Animal Conservation, New York City Audubon, Kyle Horton

St. Louis Symphony’s Second Chorus Devoted To Music By Black Composers

“With IN UNISON Chorus, orchestra leaders made an effort [beginning] in 1994 to … welcome more African-Americans into the predominantly white world of European classical music. … Its members largely come from about three dozen black churches in and around St. Louis, where SLSO orchestra members also perform recitals throughout the year.” (text and audio) – St. Louis Public Radio
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, St Louis, St Louis Symphony, SJM, Black Composers, 02.22.19

Discover the KattenKabinet: Amsterdam’s Museum Devoted to Works of Art Featuring Cats

Image by T_Marjorie, via Flickr Commons There’s been quite a bit of barking in the media lately to herald the reopening of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, relocating from St. Louis to New York City’s Park Avenue. What’s a cat person to do? Perhaps decompress within Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet… In contrast to the Museum of the Dog’s glitzy, glass-fronted HQ, the Cat Cabinet maintains a fairly low profile inside a 17th-century canal house. (Several visitors have noted in their Trip Advi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, College, New York City, America, Bbc, Nature, Malaysia, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, St Louis, Morgan, Edward Gorey, Ken, Minsk

Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Webster University seeks a talented and creative leader in the arts to serve as the dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Webster University seeks a talented and creative leader in the arts to serve as the dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Applications and nominations are invited; the University will begin reviewing candidates immediately and hopes to have the new dean in place by the summer of 2019. Webster University’s entrepreneurial spirit drives its mission t...
Tags: Art, Jobs, College, Africa, University, St Louis, Council, Webster, EEO, Europe Asia, The University, Higher Learning Commission HLC, Webster Groves Missouri, Webster University, Department of Dance, Dean Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Top 10 states for LEED green buildings in 2018

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has officially revealed the Top 10 states for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The states that led the country in LEED standards constructed over 468 million square feet of green building space for a population of 128 million people. The USGBC has high standards when it comes to LEED certification. Buildings that fall under the LEED umbrella have a small carbon footprint, are energy efficient, use less water and...
Tags: Design, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, Environment, Water, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Waste, Illinois, St Louis, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Eco-friendly Homes, LEED

LEED Gold Gateway Arch Museum sports a 3-acre green roof in St. Louis

Praised for its use of sustainable materials and energy-saving features, the recently renovated Visitor Center and Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis has just been awarded LEED Gold certification. Currently one of only eleven other LEED-certified National Park Service sites, the newly expanded development is the work of Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates, in collaboration with Trivers Associates, and marks the centerpiece for the renewal of the 91-acre Gateway Arch Nati...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, National Parks, Recycling, North America, St. Louis, Carousel Showcase, National Park Service, Green Roof, Leed Gold, Locally Sourced Materials, LEED, Eero-saarinen, Gateway Arch, Visitor Center and Museum

La Cage aux Folles

"We are what we are,And what we areIs an illusion."That's the first lyric in La Cage aux Folles, and though on the surface, it's talking about drag, it's saying way more than that. Just like the show it introduces. Those few line encapsulate the entire story and all its themes.Nobody realizes that the first time they hear it, but it's all there.It introduces us to two ideas that will permeate every moment of the show. First, "we are what we are" -- in other words, we accept and embrace ourselve...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Gay, New York Times, Broadway, Theater, St Louis, Zaza, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Ben Brantley, Brantley, Jean Michel, Georges, Douglas Hodge

A Hot Cup of Murder

One time, the Archbishop of St. Louis tried to shut down a New Line show called Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. I'm not kidding. He failed. Well, he successfully shut down our preview, but we were open again for opening night. You can read about that here.Our show was just a revue of theatre songs on those topics, three of the most powerful forces on humans, including songs from Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, Songs for a New World, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Kiss of the Spider Woman,...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Sex, Senate, Religion, Theatre, America, Preston, Broadway, Violence, Rent, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theater, Shakespeare, St Louis, Rocky Horror

A Weird and Wonderful Tour of the Japanese KitKat Factory

Watching things being made in a factory is fun. Fanatical Japanese attention to detail is fun to watch too. In this series of short videos, we get to see both.Nestlé Japan has a factory in Ibaraki Prefecture, and this is where the KitKats are made. Here in Part 1 of their factory tour, we get to see their insane safety and cleaning rituals. It starts with mandatory finger-pointing in the parking lot: Safety & Hygiene Management and the Chocolate Tank Room The Baking Line In Part 2 we get ...
Tags: Food, Design, St Louis, Nestle Japan, Ibaraki Prefecture, K Kohno

Yes, We Need a Little Christmas!

Happy Holidays from the New Liners!First of all... As I wrote in my last post, when you're heading to Amazon to shop for gifts this holiday season (and all year 'round), just go to instead. You'll end up in the same place except when you go to Smile, it'll ask you to pick a charity (you'll choose New Line Theatre, of course), and then whenever you buy anything through Amazon Smile (bookmark it!), New Line gets a small donation. And it really adds up! Last season the total in Sm...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Etsy, Theatre, Holiday, Gift, Broadway, New Line, Brian, Theater, St Louis, Princeton, Present, Hamilton, Michael, Sondheim

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