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  • Philip Glass Premiere at The Crypt

    Wendy Sutter Performs on Cello

    By: Susan Hall - Apr 26th, 2022

    The suite drew praise from audiences and critics world-widewide and was voted best new CD of the year by listeners of National Public Radio. The Crypt Sessions return with the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Songs and Poems II written for – and performed by – the magnificent Wendy Sutter, whom the Wall St. Journal casually hailed as “one of the great leading cellists of the classical stage.” 

  • Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard

    At Boston Lyric Opera

    By: BLO - Apr 27th, 2022

    The true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Boston Lyric Opera’s (BLO) new production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones), with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer.

  • 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

    Honoring Broadway and Off Broadway

    By: Outer - Apr 26th, 2022

    Leading the pack with the most honors of the season is the Broadway play The Lehman Trilogy with nine nominations, followed by the Off-Broadway musicals Harmony and Kimberly Akimbo which earned eight nods each. The most recognized Broadway musicals of the season are MJ the Musical and Paradise Square, with seven nominations each.

  • Artist Hermann Nitsch at 83

    A Vienna Actionist

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 25th, 2022

    The Vienna Actionist, Hermann Nitsch, died at 83 on 18 April, 2022. Then in his 20s during the 1960s he and colleagues Otto Muehl, Gunter Brus and Rudolf Schwarzkogler performed actions entailing animal and human body parts and functions. They went for the jugular of conservative/ reactionary, post war Austrian culture. The authorities were not enlightened or amused. Their outrageous stunts were punished by prison sentences from a few months to seven years in the case of Muehl. During the late 1980s I spent a day with Nitsch at his rural schloss and studios.

  • Confederates by Dominique Morisseau

    Signature Theatre Produces Premiere

    By: Susan Hall - Apr 26th, 2022

    Dominique Morisseau has taken a loaded topic, the Big Mamma of black plantation culture, and fixed her in a space during the Civil War mashed up with the present.  Big Mamma is bursting out of her role in the 1860s, getting the notion that with gun in hand and books to be read she can be free.  In the present, she is  a university professor, nurturing a young black student, a white student and a black female assistant anxious for tenure.  Tyler Perry and Martin Lawrence have made fun of Big Mamma. The strength of Tennessee Williams’ white Big Mamma in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, comes from the springboard of this icon of  plantation life.

  • Wine Australia’s Marketing GM Paul Turale

    Looking Up Down Under

    By: Australia - Apr 27th, 2022

    Wine Australia has announced the appointment of its new General Manager of Marketing Paul Turale, commencing 30 May 2022.

  • Star of Freedom

    World Premiere Musical at Ivoryton Playhouse

    By: Karen Isaacs - Apr 26th, 2022

    Star of Freedom has music by Connecticut resident Jeff Blaney and a book by Lawrence Thelen. The piece began life as the concept album Exodus; Executive/Artistic Director Jacqueline Hubbard saw the possibilities and brought it to Thelen to write the book.

  • Emmanuel Iduma Earns AICA Prize

    Irving Sandler Award for New Voices in Art Criticism

    By: AICA - Apr 26th, 2022

    Emmanuel Iduma’s prize is in memory of Irving Sandler, esteemed art critic and valued board member and friend, who tirelessly illuminated the role of art, artists and art criticism in the 20th and 21st centuries. The award includes a gift of $2,500.

  • Remixing the Hall: WCMA’s Collection in Perpetual Transition

    Williams Features New Acquisitions

    By: WCMA - Apr 22nd, 2022

    The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to present the next iteration of Remixing the Hall: WCMA’s Collection in Perpetual Transition. This ongoing exhibition reinterprets the museum’s encyclopedic collection through thematic groupings, highlighting new research, new acquisitions, and new curatorial voices.

  • DigBoston Suspends Print Edition

    Plans to Publish On LIne

    By: Dig - Apr 22nd, 2022

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. We have to shut down the print edition of this publication for the second time since March 2020 effective immediately. For those of you that follow the American news industry—its local print markets in particular—this should come as no surprise.

  • Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program

    Roundtable on Blackness as a Multifaceted Experience

    By: Clark - Apr 22nd, 2022

    The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) presents an MCLA Artist Lab Roundtable on Blackness as a Multifaceted Experience and Giving Artists an Opportunity to Interpret the World on Their Own Terms on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 pm.

  • The Great Animal Orchestra at Peabody Essex Museum

    Collaboration Between Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists

    By: PEM - Apr 22nd, 2022

    The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are proud to announce a seven-week extension of the North American premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra, a collaborative work between pioneer soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists. Due to the overwhelming popularity, the exhibition will remain on view at PEM through July 10, 2022.

  • Jazz in the Berkshires

    The Joint is Jumpin'

    By: Ed Bride - Apr 21st, 2022

    The jazz scene is alive and well in the Berkshires, as the Berkshire Eagle points out in this deep-dive by Bob Luhmann. Some history and a good look at the current scene combine to provide context for the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, April 23-May 1

  • ATCA New Play Awards

    Critics Organization Announces Winners

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 20th, 2022

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) recently announced the winners of new play awards for 2021. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award went to "Poor Clare" by Chiara Atik. The M. Elizabeth Osborn Award went to Makasha Copeland for their play, "Extreme Home Makeover."

  • Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias

    Produced by California's CVREP

    By: Jack Lyons - Apr 20th, 2022

    Latina/American born in Mexico, Karen Zacharias bases her “Native Gardens” comedy on her book of the same name, becoming the most produced playwright in America over the last four years.   Her plays include The Copper Children, Destiny of Desire, The Book Club, and Legacy of Light, among many others

  • IATI Theater Presents Bloom

    By Marco Antonio Rodriguez

    By: Rachel de Aragon - Apr 19th, 2022

    The story is placed in “the not so distant future”, a dystopian exposition of the legal persecution of people with non-binary sexual and gender orientation. Julia is completely rejecting of her son's sexual reality. Roan has been taken away by the authorities, imprisoned and tortured. We learn that neighbors, family members and 'friends' have been responsible for turning him in. It is only a matter of hours before he will be picked up and returned to prison.

  • Rabatt, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

    A Serious Issue as a Farce

    By: Angelika Jansen - Apr 15th, 2022

    Rabatt (discount), the newest production at the Gorki Theater in Berlin is a hilarious farce about a very serious issue – the burials of poor people in the world of the well to do.

  • Next to Normal

    Opens Season at Westport Country Playhouse

    By: Karen Isaacs - Apr 18th, 2022

    Next to Normal which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama is opening the season at Westport Country Playhouse through Sunday, April 24. The musical by Tom Kitts (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics) tells the story of an American family facing a serious mental health issue.

  • Gil Riley at Real Eyes Gallery

    Adams Gallery Launches Summer Season

    By: Bill Riley - Apr 15th, 2022

    Real Eyes Gallery previously exhibited Gil Riley’s show Peak Machine during the summer of 2020. We hope you will join us to celebrate this colorful, optimistic world. Gil Riley’s imagery is based on a psychomagically constructed myth: Liontamer’s Paradise. Her book of the same name was published in 2016 by American Typewriter Press. This show will include pieces painted and printed on wood and fabric, monoprint and limited edition books, and small wooden sculptures.

  • Jeremy Gill's Motherwhere Premiers in New York

    Parker Quartet and New York Classical Players Shine

    By: Susan Hall - Apr 15th, 2022

    Jeremy Gill’s Motherwhere premiered with the two stellar ensembles, the Parker Quartet and the New York Classical Player, performing. The evening began with Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile from his first string quartet.  Madeline Fayette performed the movement exquisitely. She is known for her phrasing and the beauty of her tones. Gill's new rod followed.

  • Boston's Lyric Stage

    Program for 2022/23 Season

    By: Lyric - Apr 15th, 2022

    Unforgettable moments, laughter, discovery, and joy, he Lyric Stage 2022/23 Season is a season to share.

  • BAM Presents Jamie Lloyd and Martin Crimp

    James McAvoy, a New Cyrano

    By: Sssan Hall - Apr 14th, 2022

    In the beginning was the word, said John in the Bible. This was also said about Cyrano de Bergerac. Jamie  Lloyd and James McAvoy follow up with a version of Edmund Rostand’s play which celebrates the word as it is spoken today. No longer does it depend on a continuously mellifluous voice.

  • Broadway Across America

    2022-23 Season for Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 14th, 2022

    Broadway Across America has announced the 2022-23 line-ups for Broadway in Miami and Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale. Among the shows, audiences will be able to see "Hamilton" again in Ft. Lauderdale, and "Wicked" in Miami. Perhaps the hottest show on Broadway, "Six" will play in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater

    Biography by Alexis Greene

    By: Nancy Bishop - Apr 13th, 2022

    Alexis Greene is the author and editor of numerous books about theater, including The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway, written with Julie Taymor, and the biography Lucille Lortel: The Queen of Off Broadway. In addition to writing and editing books about women and theater, Greene’s career spans acting, theater criticism and teaching. She holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

  • Endlings by Celine Song

    Produced by Oakland Theater Project

    By: Victor Cordell - Apr 12th, 2022

    The main subjects of “Endlings” seem like inspiration for the kind of article you would see in “Parade” magazine – “World’s Most Unusual Occupations.”  Three Korean women, aged 78 to 93, are the last of a dying breed in a centuries-old occupation.

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