Visionary Architecture on Film
Free Movies at the ClarkBy: - Mar 02nd, 2023
A five-part Visionary Architecture on Film series debuts at the Clark Art Institute on select Thursdays this spring. Presented in connection with the Clark’s exhibition Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch, this film series explores themes related to Goesch’s life and work in early twentieth-century Germany.
Februray 16 to 26, 2023By: - Mar 01st, 2023
Too bad and not long enough! The 73rd Berlinale is now film history. After the limited screenings during the Covid years, the festival became an obvious success.
Kissing the Floor in New York
Ellen McLaughlin's Moving Take on AntigoneBy: - Mar 02nd, 2023
Kissing the Floor, a radical and strangely beautiful retelling of Antigone by Sophocles, is playing on Theatre Row in New York through March 12th. It is beautifully acted. The language, even as it describes ugly scenes, is lilting and lovely. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin often delves into Greek subjects.
Lorraine Hansberry at BAM
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window RevivedBy: - Feb 28th, 2023
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is mounting Lorraine Hansberry’s second play, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s window at the Harvey Theater. Anne Kauffman, who directed the work at the Goodman Theater in Chicago in 2016, directs Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan.
The Literary Life
Winter Is for Writing BooksBy: - Feb 28th, 2023
In 2015 I wrote a book of poetry, Shards of a Life, which was launched with a reading and dialogue with director, Susan Wissler, at Edith Wharton's The Mount. It was an auspicious beginning. Each winter other books of poetry and oral history followed. There was a disruption in 2021 entailing recovery from spinal surgery. The eighth book, Annisquam: Pip and Me Coming of Age, is on track for a Spring/ Summer release.
Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis
At Shakespeare & CompanyBy: - Feb 26th, 2023
What a thrill it is to bring NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis to the Berkshires, as guest soloist with the UMass Jazz Ensemble 1. A scion of New Orleans’ fabled music family, Delfeayo Marsalis’ appearance in the March 11 concert (Shakespeare & Co., Lenox) marks the first time that he has appeared with the UMass big band.
London's V&A Acquires David Bowie Archive
Encompassing More Than 80,000 ItemsBy: - Feb 23rd, 2023
Spanning Bowie's career, the archive features handwritten lyrics, letters, sheet music, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie's own instruments, album artwork, and awards. It also includes more intimate writings, thought processes, and unrealised projects, the majority of which have never been seen in public before.
Queen of Basel at TheaterWorks Hartford
Updates Stringberg's Miss JulieBy: - Feb 22nd, 2023
Miss Julie by the Nobel laureate playwright August Strindberg was initially set on Midsummer’s eve on an estate in 19th century Sweden. Could it work set in 21st-century America? Playwright Hilary Bettis’ clever adaptation shows that it can.
Die Rache der Fledermaus, at the Komische Oper, Berlin
The Revenge of the BatBy: - Feb 22nd, 2023
Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, from 1874, is one of the most well known light operas the world over. Known for its indulgence into song and dance, the audience is at first surprised to find an almost empty stage with a five member musical ensemble to play all the tunes....
The 12th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival
Barrington Stage Company Extended Through March 12By: - Feb 20th, 2023
It is time yet again for the much anticipated 12th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival which is part of the 2023 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival that runs through March 5. For the 2023 version, under new artistic director, Alan Paul, 10X10 New Play Festival cast features 10X10 veterans Matt Neely, BSC Associate Artist Peggy Pharr Wilson and Robert Zukerman. Making their BSC 10X10 debuts are Skyler Gallun, Sky Marie and Camille Upshaw.
2023 Broadway at LPAC Season in South FloridaBy: - Feb 22nd, 2023
Broadway at LPAC presents an invigorating "42nd Street" in South Florida. The professional production runs through March 5. Lauderhill is near Ft. Lauderdale.
Wicked in South Florida
A National Equity Touring ProductionBy: - Feb 21st, 2023
Wicked is playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami through March 5. The same production will play at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach from March 29 through April 9. Wicked offers theatergoers a breathtaking visual feast, a mental workout, and an emotionally fulfilling theatrical experience.
Bubbles for Oscars
FLEUR de MIRAVAL Will Flow for CelebrantsBy: - Feb 20th, 2023
Oscar night will prove to be absolutely Mirvalous. The Champagne poured at the 95th Oscars®, taking place on Sunday, March 12th will be fabulous FLEUR de MIRAVAL.
Leo Reich Arrives in New York
Hot Comic in "Literally Who Cares"By: - Feb 20th, 2023
Leo Reich has arrived at the Greenwich House Theater in New York fresh from triumphs on the London stage and Edinburgh Fringe. Literally Who Cares? is a show about Reich. He is a Gen Zer, a graduate of Footlights at Cambridge where everyone who’s anyone begins their career.
Jazz in the Berkshires
Three Upcoming EventsBy: - Feb 17th, 2023
There is a lot of great music on tap for the next three weeks. It's time to shake of cabin fever and get out and about. Laissez les bons temps roule as they say in Creole.
Ivanov, at the Berliner Ensemble, Germany
By Anton ChekhovBy: - Feb 17th, 2023
"Ivanov" was Anton Chekhov's first play. It opened in 1887 and had been modified several times by the writer/playwright himself, vascillating between comedy and tragedy.
Chicago the Musical
Non-equity Tour in Ft. LauderdaleBy: - Feb 16th, 2023
A non-equity touring production of "Chiacgo" is playing in Ft. Lauderdale through Sunday. The venue is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Chicago is particularly timely today.
Stephen R. Lawson, 73 of Williamstown
Founded Williamstown Film FestivalBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Stephen R. Lawson, 73, a longtime resident of Williamstown died on February 7, 2023, of natural causes. In varying capacities he was an associate of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for some five decades. For 13 years he curated the Williamstown Film Festival which was produced at Images Cinema and MASS MoCA.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2023
Mark Morris Launches SeasonBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Running June 28 through August 27, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2023 will feature nine weeks of performances in the Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, as well as special events, parties, and pop up performances in Berkshire County. This season will offer the largest breadth of international performers since 2019, as well as multiple performances with live music, and dance styles ranging from hip hop and street dance to ballet and contemporary.
Ann Bogart Directs Boston Lyric Opera
Bela Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Four Songs by Alma Maria Schindler-MahlerBy: - Feb 14th, 2023
A brand-new production that blends Bela Bartók’s 1918 one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle with 1915’s Four Songs (Vier Lieder) by his contemporary Alma Maria Schindler-Mahler – and immerses audiences in a multi-room installation including a pre-show musical salon – arrives at the Flynn Cruiseport Boston for four performances. The legendary Ann Bogart directs for Boston Lyric Opera.
Future Lab(s) Gallery in North Adams
Anna Vojtech and Maria DenjongpaBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Future Lab(s) is an artist run, community based gallery that welcomes the public to the historic, cultural district in North Adams, MA. We are a visual arts gallery and installation space dedicated to providing support and exhibition space to (primarily) northern Berkshires artists at every stage of their artistic development.
Erica H. Adams and Marjorie Minkin Go Fed
Concurrent Solo Exhibits in Boston's Moakley CourthouseBy: - Feb 13th, 2023
Concurrent solo exhibits at Boston's Moakley Courthouse, present new abstract watercolors by Erica H. Adams and abstract Lexan wall reliefs by Marjorie Minkin that share transparency, color-light and layers that reveal content.
A Great Production of Verdi's Exquisite Comic OperaBy: - Feb 12th, 2023
Frothy delights like “Falstaff” present particular challenges. Comic timing, enthusiastic affect, and vocal versatility must be heightened. Opera San Jose’s production excels in every dimension. Performers sing with joy and act with charm. All of the artistic elements strike the right note, resulting in a production that glitters.
Gloucester Stage Presents Annisquam
A Dark Psychological Night of TheaterBy: - Feb 13th, 2023
For Rockport psychologist and playwright, Lawrence Hennessy, art imitates life in his new play Annisquam. Is the playwright moonlighting as a shrink or the other way around? Tickets for the three performances are available at Gloucester Stage.
Havel's Audience at LaMama
Czech Marionette Theater Adds Puppets to Wild BrewBy: - Feb 14th, 2023
Vaclav Havel’s Audience circulated widely in a sanitized form during the Soviet occupation of his country after the Second World War. During the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August, 1968, Havel provided a narrative of the invasion on Radio Free Czechoslovakia and was banned from his work in the theater. To survive, he took a job in the Kraknos brewery in Trufnov. This is the setting of Audience.
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