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Wake Up With BWW 7/14: Andrew Lloyd Webber Takes Legal Action Against Trump, and More!

Today's top stories Andrew Lloyd Webber takes legal action against Trump, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trump, Stephi Wild

Andrew Lloyd Webber Sends Cease-and-Desist to Trump Campaign For Using 'Memory' at Rallies

According to Page Six, Andrew Lloyd Webber is officially taking legal action against Donald Trump. As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Cats veteran Betty Buckley called on Webber to send a cease-and-desist notice to the Trump campaign, as the song 'Memory' from Cats continues to be played at his rallies. Now action has officially been taken by Webber's Really Useful Group in the UK. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Donald Trump, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trump, Webber, Betty Buckley, BWW News Desk, Trump Campaign For Using Memory at Rallies

"'The House,' she writes, capitalizing it like this throughout, giving it a special, sort of sinister air, 'seemed to grow colder as I got older.'"

"She takes us in, past the neglected cement slab of a porch, into the library with studio family photos on the shelves but no books, down into the basement with fluorescent lights and black-and-white tile, 'an old upright piano that stood largely ignored because it was so badly out of tune it wasn’t even worth playing,' and 'my grandfather’s life-sized wooden Indian chief statues that were lined up against the far wall like sarcophagi,' as she describes. 'Across from the stairs, a huge mahogany ...
Tags: Art, Real Estate, Law, House, Trump, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, Race And Pop Culture, Trump's family, Mary Trump

Trump’s New Sculpture Park for “American Heroes”? Fuhgedaboudit! The Bronx Already Has that Covered

As a culturally curious teenager, I had made the 20-minute hike from my Bronx apartment to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, a once popular, now little-known pantheon for bronze busts of great men and women, some by well-known sculptors (including four busts by Daniel Chester French, two by Augustus Saint-Gaudens). – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Bronx, Hall of Fame, Ajblogs, Trump, Daniel Chester, 07.09.20, New Sculpture Park

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Says to 'Cover Your Freakin' Face' in Latest Parody!

In his latest musical parody, Randy Rainbow wants Trump to stop spreading droplets all over the place by covering his freakin' faceCheck out the ByeBye Birdie spoof below. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Trump, Randy Rainbow, Stage Tube

The Rolling Stones May Have Finally Hit On A Way To Stop The President From Using Their Song At His Rallies

They’ve been trying for years to bar Trump from using “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as his walk-off music at rallies – and their efforts have always been in vain. Until now, perhaps. “The group sent out a statement saying it is enlisting BMI, the performing rights organization that oversees public use of the song, in their quest to keep the track from being used for politically partisan purposes. And the band says there’ll be a lawsuit if the president continues using the song without a ...
Tags: Art, Music, Trump, 06.27.20

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks PENNY DREADFUL, Broadway's Re-Opening, President Trump, and More

Nathan Lane recently sat down with Collider to discuss his new series Penny Dreadful City of Angels. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Trump, Collider, Nathan Lane, Stage Tube

VIDEO: THE LATE SHOW Parodies OKLAHOMA! to Make Fun of Trump's Tulsa Rally

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert poked fun at the low turnout for Trump's Tulsa rally by parodying the title song from the hit musical Oklahoma [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Theatre, Oklahoma, Trump, Tulsa, TV News Desk, Tulsa Rally

Betty Buckley Calls on Andrew Lloyd Webber to Take Legal Action Against the Trump Campaign For Using 'Memory' From CATS at Rallies

Betty Buckley is calling on Andrew Lloyd Webber tosend a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign, as the song 'Memory' from Cats continues to be played at his rallies. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trump, Betty Buckley, BWW News Desk, Take Legal Action Against the Trump

The Race To Publish Trump Tell-Alls

The confluence of these explosive books, in the months leading up to the 2020 election, has made Simon & Schuster the current front-runner in an ongoing race among publishers to produce news-making titles about the Trump administration. It’s a lucrative business to be in right now. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Trump, Simon Schuster, 06.18.20

Wake Up With BWW 6/8: New Randy Rainbow Parody, SUNDAY MORNING Chats With Peters, De Shields, and More!

Today's top stories Randy Rainbow has released a hilarious new Trump parody, CBS Sunday Morning chatted with Bernadette Peters, Andre De Shields, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Cbs, Trump, Randy Rainbow, Stephi Wild, Bernadette Peters Andre de Shields, Peters De Shields

New Stimulus Bill Helps Non-Profits (But It’ll Never Pass)

It includes $100 billion for rental assistance, another round of $1,200 direct payments to taxpayers, and sets aside 25 percent of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for nonprofit organizations. However, the bill, known as the HEROES Act, has little chance of passing in the Republican-led senate and President Trump has promised to veto it. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, Trump, Paycheck Protection Program PPP, 05.19.20

The White House Has Created A Medal Commemorating Trump’s “Heroes” Of The Virus War (Cue Parodies)

The coin shows an artist’s rendering of the coronavirus overlaid on a world map, and reads (with characteristically Trumpian capitalization), “World vs Virus: We Fought the Unseen Enemy. Everyday HEROES Suited Up. Everyday CITIZENS Did Their Part.” The other side features the presidential podium, where Trump until recently delivered his controversial daily press briefings. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Trump, 04.30.20

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Releases 'A Spoonful of Clorox' MARY POPPINS Parody

Randy Rainbowis back with his latest hilarious song parody. He's taking on Trump once again with A Spoonful of Clorox, a parody of A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Trump, Randy, Mary Poppins, Clorox, Stage Tube, Randy Rainbowis

Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates

Mayor Bill de Blasio called on President Trump to direct federal funding to American cities, and criticized the president’s silence on the matter.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Hospitals, Bill De Blasio, Bill, New York State, De Blasio, Cuomo, Trump, Andrew M, Deaths (Fatalities, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Of Oedipus And Trump – Some Lessons

Insulted and incensed, Oedipus responds as intemperately as Trump when crossed by a politician or held to account by a member of the press. To salve his injured pride, Oedipus harks back to the equivalent of his electoral coup. It was through the sharpness of his wit that he, an outsider not in the royal line of succession, solved the riddle of the Sphinx and won the throne. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Trump, 03.26.20

BWW Review: Powerfully Plainspoken COAL COUNTRY Speaks The Truths of Mining Disaster Victims

It seems every four years, as political primaries come upon us, Americans start thinking more about those far off people in drastically different communities we share this country with. If New Yorkers have had many thoughts about the coal industry recently, they probably had to do with President Trump's vocal support of it in the face of cleaner options. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, Trump, Michael Dale

Trump Gets 45-Minute Briefing On The Play “FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers”

Trump hasn’t seen the play, according to playwright Phelim McAleer, but praised its concept: a script based entirely on congressional testimony and the text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who discussed the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia while having an affair. The play’s leads—Superman actor Dean Cain and former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Kristy Swanson—also attended the White House meeting. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, White House, Russia, Superman, Theatre, Fbi, Trump, Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Phelim McAleer, 02.27.20

What to know about Hulu's Greta Thunberg documentary

Hopeful, passionate and completely fearless, Greta Thunberg is quickly becoming the face of climate change awareness. The teenage climate activist became a household name after a school-wide strike ignited an international sensation, inspiring millions of young people to stand up to the environmental crisis plaguing the planet we all share. Since those first days of solitary protests outside of the Swedish Parliament, Thunberg has continued to be an example for climate activism. From taking a ze...
Tags: New York, Design, Sweden, Vladimir Putin, Time, Michelle Obama, Leonardo Dicaprio, Finland, Un, Norway, North America, Madrid, Hulu, Trump, Greta, Stockholm Sweden

Construction Of Trump’s Border Wall Is Endangering Ancient Heritage

“This turn of events has been both somehow shocking and predictable. In June of 2019, archaeologists surveyed some of the area awaiting construction, which would include replacing existing fencing erected under the Obama Administration with a 30-foot-tall steel palisade, roadwork, and surveillance equipment. The team spent five days walking just a portion of the construction area. ‘Numerous previously unrecorded archaeological resources were identified, plotted, and evaluated,’ the surve...
Tags: Art, Obama Administration, Visual, Trump, 02.20.20

Martin Filler: The Fascist Implications Of Trump’s Architectural Plans

This effective ban on modern architecture commissioned by the US government is horrifyingly reminiscent of Hitler’s insistence that public buildings in the Third Reich hew to the Classical tradition (though usually a stripped-down version of it) and that modern design, except for some industrial uses, was streng verboten (strictly forbidden). – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, US, Hitler, Visual, Trump, Martin, 02.19.20

Trump Versus Architecture Is Really Trump Versus Experts

The proposal would allow Trump to create a “President’s Committee for the Re-Beautification of Federal Architecture” which would enforce this design mandate, and this panel would exclude “artists, architects, engineers, art or architecture critics, members of the building industry or any other members of the public that are affiliated with any interest group or organization” involved in architecture. Speaking as an architecture critic, this is insane and borderline-totalitarian. – The New...
Tags: Art, Committee, Visual, Trump, 02.07.20

Why Would Trump Attack Modernist Buildings?

Michael Kimmelman: “It almost seems conceived to provoke supporters of both modern architecture and architectural diversity. It’s a shiny object, Twitter bait. The populists versus the elites. Outrage enraptures President Trump’s base. It’s a win-win for him.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Trump, Michael Kimmelman, 02.09.20

An Atlantic Reporter Enters The Trump News Universe… And Finds Himself Questioning Reality

“I was surprised by the effect it had on me. I’d assumed that my skepticism and media literacy would inoculate me against such distortions. But I soon found myself reflexively questioning every headline. It wasn’t that I believed Trump and his boosters were telling the truth. It was that, in this state of heightened suspicion, truth itself—about Ukraine, impeachment, or anything else—felt more and more difficult to locate. With each swipe, the notion of observable reality drifted further...
Tags: Art, Ukraine, Ideas, Atlantic, Trump, 03.20, Trump News Universe

Explaining the Executive Order Proposing to Hand Design Authority Over to President Trump

With so much news out there these days, I think a lot of people just scan headlines, skip reading the actual articles, and consider themselves informed. That's dangerous. Consider these headlines from yesterday, starting with the New York Times: Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Design Dezeen's headline on the topic states: President Trump drafts rules for "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again" ArtNet News' headline: President Trump Wants to Make 'Federal Buildings ...
Tags: Design, Washington, White House, Architecture, New York Times, The Times, New Orleans, Frank Gehry, Brad Pitt, Times, Abba, AIA, Forbes, Trump, New Republic, NCAS

Trump Attacks Modern Architecture, Declares “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”

In a seven-page draft executive order obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Trump declares that the federal government since the 1950s has “largely stopped building beautiful buildings that the American people want to look at or work in.” Future federal government buildings, he decrees, should look like those of ancient Rome, Greece and Europe. “Classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style,” he states. Trump’s draft order is titled — get ready for it — “Making Federa...
Tags: Art, Europe, Visual, Trump, Rome Greece, 02.06.20, Trump Attacks Modern Architecture, Chicago Sun Times Trump

A Look at Kobe Bryant's Helicopter, the Sikorsky S-76B

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter yesterday. I was also surprised to hear that a total of nine people were killed in the ill-fated helicopter. While I'd heard that Bryant took a helicopter from his Orange County home to the Staples Center for games (a medical necessity, according to this GQ interview; a lifetime of injuries makes sitting in L.A. ground traffic unbearable for Bryant), I didn't know what kind of 'copter it was.The cause of the crash w...
Tags: Design, Nike, Secret Service, Kobe Bryant, Orange County, Staples Center, Trump, Object Culture, Bryant, BLACKHAWK, Phil Vabre, Interior of Trump

Surprise: The Space Force Logo is Not a Rip-Off of the Star Trek Logo

After President Trump Tweeted this on Friday… …the internet erupted with outrage (of course), stating that the new Space Force logo was a rip-off of the StarFleet Command United Federation of Planets logo used in the Star Trek franchise. Here they are side-by-side:The truth isn't so simple. The Space Force logo is an evolution of the Air Force Space Command logo, its predecessor. And as SlashGear points out, that earlier logo was designed way back in 1982:The Starfleet logo everyone's pointi...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Star Trek, Trump, Visual Communication, Okuda, SlashGear, Air Force Space Command, Space Force, Michael Okuda, StarFleet Command United Federation of Planets

Compare Trump's new Space Force logo with the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo

Damnit Paramount, I'm a blogger not a lawyer... but you might want to call one. Yes, that is the U.S. Space Force logo that Donald Trump just revealed. And yes, that is the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo. (NPR) Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this...— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
Tags: Post, Design, News, Star Trek, Npr, Donald Trump, Logos, Trump, George Takei, Space Force, U S Space Force, Star Trek Starfleet Command

The Difficulty Of Being A Cultural Ambassador For The US In The Time Of Trump

Under the Trump Administration, the challenge for cultural workers who agree to participate in official events is akin to swimming upstream in boiling waters. Civil servants, thinking of the long game—the point in the future when Trump will be gone and our democracy will be restored—task cultural workers with creating a counter-narrative of America while their employer puts forth a pernicious, deleterious version of the country. But how will this anticipated moment of restored democracy...
Tags: Art, US, America, Issues, Trump, Trump Administration, Time of Trump, 01.24.20

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