Monday, November 30, 2009
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
ADAM LAMBERT Performs On "The Early Show" on CBS in New York City After ABC Canceled Performance On "Good Morning America"
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street and the marquee for the first-ever revival of "A Little Night Music" which begins preview performance tonight.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury head the cast of the new Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music— the waltz-filled rumination on love — starting Nov. 24.
Trevor Nunn directs the first-ever Broadway revival of the acclaimed 1973 musical, suggested by the Ingmar Bergman film "Smiles of a Summer Night." Inspired by Nunn's recent London production, the Broadway transfer officially opens Dec. 13.
Zeta-Jones is making her Broadway debut in the role of Swedish actress Desirée Armfeldt opposite Lansbury as her wise mother Madame Armfeldt.
Olivier Award nominee Alexander Hanson, who played the role of Fredrik Egerman in the Nunn-directed production of Night Music at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End, re-creates his work for New York audiences.
The cast features Aaron Lazar (Les Misérables) as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Erin Davie (Grey Gardens) as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Leigh Ann Larkin (Gypsy) as Petra, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik Egerman and Ramona Mallory (The Fantasticks) as Anne Egerman, with Stephen R. Buntrock, Bradley Dean, Katherine Leigh Doherty, Marissa McGowan, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart and Kevin Vortmann.
The creative team includes Lynne Page (choreography), Caroline Humphris (musical supervision), David Farley (set and costume design), Hartley T A Kemp (lighting design), Dan Moses Shreier and Gareth Owen (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig design), Jason Carr (orchestrations) and Tom Murray (musical direction).
A Little Night Music — featuring a score by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler — originally opened at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on Feb. 25, 1973, with a cast that included Glynis Johns as Desiree, Len Cariou as Fredrik and Hermione Gingold as Madame Armfeldt. The show, directed by Harold Prince, garnered five 1973 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The Sondheim score features the composer's best-known tune, "Send in the Clowns," as well as "Every Day a Little Death," "The Miller's Son" and "A Weekend in the Country."
Nunn's production debuted to critical acclaim at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2008 and subsequently transferred to the West End where it played a limited engagement through July 25, 2009, at the Garrick Theatre.
The Night Music revival is produced on Broadway by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, the Menier Chocolate Factory, Roger Berlind, David Babani, Andrew Fell and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Zeta-Jones won an Academy Award for her performance in "Chicago" and has appeared in "Traffic," "High Fidelity" "The Mask of Zorro" and "Entrapment." Lansbury won Tony Awards for her work in Blithe Spirit, Mame, Dear World, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. She was also nominated for Deuce.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Louis Vuitton has developed its collection of guides and for the first time – presents five individual volumes devoted to five cities of the world: Mumbai, Miami, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. A vibrant celebration of city life, the Louis Vuitton City Guide tirelessly seeks out new cities to explore, and regularly renews its acquaintance with others, scrupulously updating its information and addresses with every edition. In 2009, the City Guide visits 32 European cities, including six new destinations: Bucharest, Glasgow, Lausanne, Manchester, Palermo and Saint-Tropez.
One of the delights of the Louis Vuitton City Guide has always been the very personal tone with which it evokes its chosen destinations. The 10th edition goes further and invites 30 famous figures to offer their perspective on a city they know and love. The actress Monica Belluci discloses her addresses in Rome. The sommelier Georges dos Santos reveals a few secrets of Lyonnais gastronomy. The opera singer Angela Gheorghiu recounts her trips back and forth to Bucharest. The decorator Simon Doonan tells of his fascination for New York department store window displays… Each one has agreed to reveal a few of their top addresses in this new section.
Two hours between business meetings? A leisurely long weekend? The new, more user-friendly Louis Vuitton City Guide provides for the first time schematic city maps to help travellers find their bearings and identify the address of their choice more easily.
The redesigned City Guide boxes reference the heritage of Louis Vuitton, drawing inspiration from a vintage luggage label of the kind hotel bellboys would affix to travellers' trunks. While deep brown makes an appearance, adding its distinct character to the collection, the guide still features the bright colours that have become its trademark over the past ten years. Pistachio Green for the European cities, Royal Blue for Paris, Rosewood for Tokyo, Magenta for Mumbai, Buttercup for New York and Almond Green for Miami.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the nature of art in the age of technology. Aiming to rethink the very form of modern life, the Bauhaus became the site of a dazzling array of experiments in the visual arts that have profoundly shaped our visual world today. The exhibition gathers over four hundred works that reflect the broad range of the school’s productions, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater design, painting, and sculpture, many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States. It includes not only works by the school’s famous faculty and best-known students—including Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Lilly Reich, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gunta Stölzl—but also a broad range of works by innovative but less well-known students, suggesting the collective nature of ideas.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Claudio Bravo (Chilean, b. 1936) White, Blue and Yellow Papers, Oil on canvas, 57 ½ x 45 in, Painted in 2004. Estimate: $400,000-$600,000
Fernando Botero (Colombian, b. 1932) Mujer Fumando, Bronze with dark brown patina 74x141 ½ x 62 ¾ inches, executed in 1987. Estimate: $800,000-$1,200,000.