“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) next production in the 2017-18 season is John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, which the New York Times called his “finest work since Doubt,” (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner). Outside Mullingar, nominated for the Best Play Tony Award in 2014, will play at the Temple of Music […]

73 Nominees vying for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

73 Nominees vying for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Seventy-three nominations from around the state have been submitted for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards in eight categories.  Tucsonans and Tucson-based groups in the running include: Julian Ackerley; Stories That Soar!; The Invisible Theatre’s Pastime Players; The Symphony Women’s Association; Tucson Girls Chorus; University of Arizona Museum of Art; Vestar; Southern Arizona Arts and […]

Exiled for his sense of humor, poet Ovid has last laugh

Exiled for his sense of humor, poet Ovid has last laugh

Two thousand years after being banished from Rome, Ovid has been rehabilitated in a victory for the famous poet whose cheek riled one of history’s most powerful emperors. The Rome city council unanimously approved a motion to “repair the serious wrong” suffered by Ovid, best known for his “Metamorphoses” and “Ars Amatoria”, or the Art […]

How Bowie and Bing’s ‘Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth’ came to be

How Bowie and Bing’s ‘Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth’ came to be

It was one the most successful duets in music history. It may also have been one of the oddest. One performer was a 73-year-old crooner from the 1940s who wore cardigan sweaters. The other was an androgynous 30-year-old British glam rocker. Bing Crosby and David Bowie could not have been more of a contrast. They […]

Broadway actress Michelle Dawson joins Arizona Theatre Company cast of “Man of La Mancha”

Broadway actress Michelle Dawson joins Arizona Theatre Company cast of “Man of La Mancha”

By SoAzNewsX Michelle Dawson, whose Broadway credits include Mamma Mia! and Showboat, has joined the cast of Arizona Theatre Company’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) re-imagined flamenco-inspired production of Man of La Mancha, now at the Temple of Music & Art through Dec. 31. Dawson will perform the role of Aldonza.  She also has performed on Broadway […]

Arizona theater company hopes to combat lack of deaf actors in media

Arizona theater company hopes to combat lack of deaf actors in media

By Allison Bailey / Cronkite News This isn’t the first time Hollywood has been scrutinized for its lack of diversity and inclusiveness on screen. A recent study shows nearly all fictional characters with disabilities are portrayed by able-bodied actors. Movies like “Wonderstruck,” where hearing actress Julianne Moore plays a deaf character, show how the deaf […]

NYC hosts largest Michelangelo exhibit in history

NYC hosts largest Michelangelo exhibit in history

From Travel Pulse It used to be that one had to trek to such places as Florence or Rome in order to bask in the glory of Michelangelo’s finest creations. Now, however, the far-flung journey is hardly necessary (though visiting Rome or Florence is rarely a bad idea). A massive new exhibition of the 15th and 16th-century […]

Arizona Theatre Company reimagines beloved “Man of La Mancha” at Temple of Music & Art

Arizona Theatre Company reimagines beloved “Man of La Mancha” at Temple of Music & Art

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) brings a thrilling reimagined Man of La Mancha to stages in Phoenix and Tucson, taking inspiration from the spontaneous, raw theatricality of flamenco performance and focusing on the passion and virtuosity of the intertwined stories of Don Quixote and his imprisoned creator, Miguel de […]

U.S. museum shows Cixi as arts patron

U.S. museum shows Cixi as arts patron

SANTA ANA, California – For more than a century she has been known as the woman behind the throne, the empress who through skill and circumstance rose from lowly imperial consort to iron-fisted ruler of China at a time and in a place when women were believed to have no power at all. But it […]

A Dutch treat of donated Golden Age masterpieces

A Dutch treat of donated Golden Age masterpieces

BOSTON – Boston’s art scene is getting a Dutch treat with a twist: a flurry of donated 17th-century masterpieces that experts say will change the city’s museum landscape for decades to come. First, collectors gifted the Museum of Fine Arts with 113 leading Golden Age masterpieces – including a prized Rembrandt portrait and works by […]

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