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As Broadway Falls Silent, A Virtual Tour Of Theatres

In the coming weeks, virtual walks may become a thing. Meanwhile, the architect David Rockwell is first onstage, having elected to look at Broadway’s hibernating theaters. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, David Rockwell, 03.25.20, Broadway Falls Silent

Broadway Is Shuttered but Its Buildings Sing: A Virtual Tour

David Rockwell, the architect and Tony-winning show designer, talks about the stories and history behind his favorite theaters.
Tags: News, Broadway, Tony, David Rockwell

Theater reviews: ‘Kinky Boots’ goes for the heart, ‘The Father’ goes for the gut, ‘Revenge Song’ goes for the gusto

What makes a man a man, what makes a woman a woman, and where’s the line between our real selves and our shells? Three productions currently on the boards delve into these questions, each successfully in its own way. ‘Revenge Song’ Amy Kim Waschke (center), Noshir Dalal (kneeling), and Beth Hawkes (right) appear in a scene from “Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation” at the Geffen Playhouse through March 8. (Photo by Jeff Lorch) At the Geffen in Westwood, “Revenge Song” feels like a com...
Tags: Beyonce, France, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Broadway, Manhattan, Lola, Southern California, Margaritaville, Simon, Don, Anne, Pasadena Playhouse

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars designer Jason Sherwood spills his secrets

Jason Sherwood. Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser We’ve visited government buildings with less security than that of the Dolby Theatre, the Los Angeles mega-complex that plays home to the Academy Awards each year. In order to enter, we have to go through background checks with government IDs, get issued an Academy idea, scan it as we move from area to area, and always have an escort present when we do so. What we do for an interview! Amid all the furor backstage of the Dolby, surrounded by lights,...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Lifestyle, America, Los Angeles, Fox, Wembley Stadium, Sam Smith, Broadway, Spice Girls, Dublin, Harrison Ford, Renée Zellweger

Theater review: ‘Falsettos’ marches through town and steals our hearts

Maybe all of us are decent human beings, underneath our various coatings. Book writers William Finn and James Lapine postulate such a world, or at least such a group of people, in their 1992 musical “Falsettos,” the revival of which is in its national tour, currently at the Pantages through May 19. Finn and Lapine take us back to 1979, when Marvin (Max von Essen) has recently divorced his wife, Trina (Eden Espinosa), and moved in with his young stud boyfriend, Whizzer (Nick Adams). Trina is dist...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Marvin, James Lapine, Jason, Finn, Joan Marcus, Trina, Mendel, Ahmanson, Ahmanson Theatre, Espinosa, Max von Essen, Lapine, Von Essen

Grace Notes: He Designed Restaurants, Hotels and Stage Sets. Now He Tackles a Middle School.

David Rockwell designed the new middle-school campus for the Blue School, founded by members of the alternative-theater Blue Man Group.
Tags: News, Rockwell, Blue Man Group, David Rockwell, Education (K-12, Manhattan (NYC, David (1956-, Blue School, Cafeterias

Exit Lines: “Lobby Hero”

I had fun at Three Tall Women–too much fun, I suspect. Its original Off Broadway production, which won Edward Albee his third Pulitzer Prize in 1994 after a dry spell, was more quietly lacerating than what’s currently at the Golden, dreamier, stranger. I mean, all Albee plays are strange, occupying their own fascinating space between his imagination and ours. But this one, with three women, A, B, and C, who seem to have assigned roles (aging dowager mother, dutiful daughter, lawyer) in the first...
Tags: Music, Theatre, America, Manchester, Broadway, Edward Albee, Marines, Manhattan, Evans, Bill, William, Chris Evans, Zurich, Tom Stoppard, Patrick Marber, Exit Lines

Why Diners? David Rockwell Reflects on Theme of His Milan Design Week Installation 

David Rockwell and Surface Magazine's The Diner installation was a crowd favorite at this year's Milan Design Week. Housed in the empty warehouses of Ventura Centrale, Rockwell Group in collaboration with design studio 2x4 were one of the few exhibitors to completely transform the blank, concrete canvas they were given into a completely new environment. In this case, the new environment was a fully operational pop-up restaurant celebrating classic American Diners. Diners are a very specific type...
Tags: New York, Design, Milan, Midwest, Venice Beach, Interior/exhibition Design, East, Milan Design Week, Rockwell, David Rockwell, Salone Milan, Milan Design Week Housed, Ventura Centrale Rockwell Group, Michele de Candia, Midwest Diner, Lunchonette

Milan Design Week 2018: The Stand-Out Brand Activations

Sunday marked the final day of Salone del Mobile 2018 — also known as Milan Design Week, which is now in its 57th year. It’s regarded as the leading design event focusing on the Fuorisalone and the Salone del Mobile, with more than 300,000 registered visitors from around 165 countries flocking to Milan from April 17 to 22, 2018. Once again, brands were out in force—here’s a look back at the week, with a curatorial assist from the Interbrand Milan that was on-site, starting with automotive brand...
Tags: Google, Design, Milan, London, Instagram, Uncategorized, Advertising, Furniture, West, Luxury, Morocco, Italy, Shanghai, Sony, Ikea, Retail

David Rockwell + 2X4's "The Diner" for Surface Magazine: A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Be it Edward Hopper or "Pulp Fiction," generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Milan, Surface, Dining, Diners, Edward Hopper, David Rockwell, Salonedelmobile, Rockwellgroup, Davidrockwell, Restaurantdesign, Salonedelmobile2018, Thediner, Venturacentral, Designwithinreach

The hidden ways stairs shape your life | David Rockwell

Stairs don't just get you from point A to point B. Architect David Rockwell explains how they shape your movement -- and your feelings. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, David Rockwell

Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to Star in Pretty Woman Musical

Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to star in Pretty Woman musical Producer Paula Wagner has announced a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman, which arrives on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. Pretty Woman: The Musical stars stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as Vivian opposite Tony and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as Edward. The musical has original music...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Broadway, Edward, Pretty Woman, Bryan Adams, Extras, Tony, Lawton, Vivian, Garry, Will Van Dyke, Jerry Mitchell, Movie News, Paula Wagner, Samantha Barks

In the Details: David Rockwell Tries to Make Grilling a More Social Experience

David Rockwell is one of America's most acclaimed interior designers. His firm, Rockwell Group, has designed large-scale immersive environments for hotels and restaurants around the world, not to mention its sets for the Academy Awards and several Broadway musicals. But Rockwell's latest project is one of his smallest yet, and not something typically associated with high-end hospitality—a grill.View the full content here
Tags: Food, Design, America, Broadway, Social Impact, Object Culture, Rockwell, David Rockwell, Rockwell Group

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Fun and Frolic, But Too Little Heart

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The Public Theater pulls out all the stops with its eye-catching presentation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park . One of the most beloved and original works in the Shakespearian canon, and last presented at the Delacorte a decade ago, the show features star-crossed lovers, spurned suitors who don’t take “no” for an answer, a host of magical beings, and a group of strolling would-be thespians. While there is c...
Tags: Theatre, Athens, New Orleans, William Shakespeare, Nielsen, Grant, Central Park, Public Theater, Hernandez, Lear, Helena, Rashad, Ashford, Delacorte Theater, Nielson, Burstein

Shakespeare in the Park Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Who’d have thought that the Rude Mechanicals would rescue a floundering production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and turn it into a giddy delight? Galvanized by Danny Burstein’s open-hearted performance as Bottom the weaver (in a cast that also includes Phylicia Rashad), the village simpletons deliver a side-splitting entertainment that charms the royal court, has... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, Legit, Shakespeare, Danny Burstein, Phylicia Rashad, David Rockwell, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare in the Park

Photo Flash: David Rockwell Hosts Midsummer Soirée for Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More

Rockwell designed the free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Tags: Theatre, Shakespeare, Danny Burstein, Rockwell, David Rockwell

Julius Caesar - Where Absolute Certainty Can Be Your Undoing

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Few plays are as consistently topical as William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Offering a forceful lesson on the perils of blind ambition, the show is being presented free in Central Park by The Public Theater. Unfortunately the show’s director, Oskar Eustis, at times falls victim to this same failing of not seeing the big picture in terms of what he has envisioned. Julius Caesar (Gregg Henry) has, through his various military campaigns, become much be...
Tags: Senate, Theatre, Rome, United States, William Shakespeare, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Thompson, Trump, Henry, Antony, Melania Trump, Julius Caesar, Caesar, John Douglas Thompson, Stoll

Aisle View: Stirring Up The Deplorables

Just how do you take some old play—W. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the Tony (Antonius) Award winner from 1599, for instance—and give it gut-wrenching relevance in Central Park circa today? Oskar Eustis goes for the jugular by surrounding his small-handed Caesar with thugs, handlers, and a trophy wife with an Eastern European accent. Obvious, perhaps, but instantly effective; what we get is a gripping tale of power-lust, murder and anarchy in the Capitol. Two-thirds of which might seem awfully f...
Tags: News, Senate, Orson Welles, Rome, Broadway, William Shakespeare, Dc, Shakespeare, Mussolini, Huffington Post, Central Park, Julius Caesar, Steven Suskin, Tony, Public Theater, Portia

Five Fabulous Northeast Inns To Be Caught In A Storm

Two years ago, I assembled this list of Ten Best Hotels to be Caught in a Storm. Here are five more for 2017. Imagine a crackling fire, a fine glass of wine, a decadent meal, and no need to call for a taxi or grab your car keys. Your room is right upstairs. Who wants to go out in that raging blizzard or ferocious thunderstorm, anyway? The weather inside's delightful at the following five hotels, inns and B&B's renowned for stylish accommodations, excellent staff, and exceptional, innovative che...
Tags: Travel, Maine, Michelin, Jack, Ll Bean, Chamber of Commerce, Vermont, Huffington Post, Nancy, New England, Malerie Yolen Cohen, Philly, Rutland, Anne, Emma, Julie

4 killed in southern Illinois plane crash identified

VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois have identified the four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area on New Year’s Eve. Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell says 34-year-old Curt Terpstra, 37-year-old Krista Green, 35-year-old Jordan Linder and his 26-year-old sister, Jasmine Linder, died in Saturday night’s crash. All […]
Tags: News, Ap, Illinois, Nation & World, David Rockwell

Coroner: 4 dead in southern Illinois small plane crash

VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois say four people died New Year’s Eve after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area. Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell says he pronounced the two men and two women dead at about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at the scene of the crash. He says the victims […]
Tags: News, Ap, Illinois, Johnson County, Nation & World, David Rockwell

Annette Bening: Honored at New York Stage & Film Gala/ Mother Writ-Large in Mike Mills' Twentieth Century Women

"If I were a woman," Rob Reiner said in a video of congratulatory messages for Annette Bening at the Plaza Hotel where this sublime actress was feted at the New York Stage & Film Gala, "I'd be jealous." Even those of us attending, with so many who worked with her or want to work with her, including Billy Crudup, John Patrick Shanley, Peter Gallagher, Julianne Marguiles, Jennifer Westfeldt, Greta Gerwig, a who's who of stage, television, and screen including her co-honoree David Rockwell, admired...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, California, Warren Beatty, Greta Gerwig, Huffington Post, Mike Mills, Mills, Chekhov, Allen Ginsberg, Rob Reiner, Irina, Plaza Hotel, Regina Weinreich, Annette Bening

Photo Flash: Annette Bening and David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala

Warren Beatty, Greta Gerwig, and more were on hand for the event.
Tags: New York, Theatre, Annette Bening, David Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Annette Bening & David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala

New York Stage and Film just held its annual Winter Gala honoring two titans of the entertainment industry four-time Academy Award nomineeAnnette Beningand famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designerDavid Rockwell. [Author: Jessica Fallon Gordon]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Tony, Jessica Fallon Gordon, Annette Bening, David Rockwell

A NYC Steakhouse That Goes Beyond the Usual Cliches of the Genre

"You gotta get a gimmick," sang the strippers in "Gypsy," and it's a good philosophy in a business as traditional as that of steakhouse chains, whose scruffy décor largely follows clichés set long ago by NYC totems like Palm, Peter Luger and Smith & Wollensky. The original owners of Strip House, Peter and Penny Glazier, (now with four locations, three in NYC, owned by BR Guest Hospitality) took the "Gypsy" ladies' advice by having architect David Rockwell fashion a room riotously red and...
Tags: New York, News, Colorado, NYC, Usda, Alaska, Fifth Avenue, Huffington Post, Peter, John Mariani, Peter Luger, BR Guest Hospitality, Sambuca, David Rockwell

Theater News: Annette Bening and David Rockwell to Be Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala

The event supports year-round theater and film development initiatives.
Tags: New York, Theatre, Annette Bening, David Rockwell

Annette Bening and David Rockwell Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala

New York Stage and Film has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor two titans of the entertainment industry four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Tony, BWW News Desk, Annette Bening, David Rockwell

First Nighter: William Finn's "Falsettos" is Back and Bold and Bountiful

William Finn introduced the first of his irresistible autobiographical--or at least semi-autobiographical--musicals 37 years ago with In Trousers, during which married Marvin, who must be a version of the bookwriter-songwriter, ruminates about his sexuality. Still obsessed with the subject--as anyone driven to get to the bottom of his soul would be--Finn reworked Marvin, his wife Trina, son Jason and lover Whizzer Brown into March of the Falsettos. In the expansion and now explicitly in 1979, n...
Tags: News, Marvin, James Lapine, Broadway, Manhattan, Jason, Huffington Post, Finn, Charlotte, David Finkle, Trina, Rockwell, Michael Starobin, Mendel, Brandon Uranowitz, Christian Borle

New Suspension Lamps from Rich Brilliant Willing

Lighting manufacturer Rich Brilliant Willing has collaborated with architect David Rockwell for Wit, a collection of suspension luminaires with accompanying metal cubes. The ethereal aspect of the satin opal globes contrasts with the rigid lines of the cubes, creating an intriguing architectural interplay. Witt is a modular system. Users can position the lights in horizontal, vertical, or staggered configurations and surround same with the various square or rectangular shapes of the assembled ...
Tags: Books, Led, Lighting, Witt, David Rockwell

The Same, Only Different: Designing a New Union Square Cafe

The designer David Rockwell and the restaurateur Danny Meyer have set out, carefully and at times exhaustively, to re-create a classic.
Tags: Restaurants, Architecture, Restaurant, Meyer, Ny, Danny, Danny Meyer, Rockwell, Relocation of Business, David Rockwell, Rockwell Group