NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17
The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker to star in spring plays
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Nov. 3, 2013 in New York, left, and Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker and Streep have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald, Kevin Klein, Carla Gugino and Keanu Reeves have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. The series kicks off Thursday with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Leigh Silverman starring Reeves, Bobby Cannavale, Heidi Schreck and Alia Shawkat. The next show — on April 8 — will feature “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” by Pearl Cleage directed by Camille A.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
'GMA' host apologizes for mocking Prince George ballet interest
KensingtonPalace/Matt Porteous/Twitter via CNN(CNN) - Lara Spencer formerly apologized Monday on "Good Morning America" for her recent comment mocking Prince George's interest in ballet. Controversy arose last week after "GMA" aired a segment that mentioned that the future king of England's favorite activities include ballet lessons. "We'll see how long that lasts," Spencer deadpanned about the 6-year-old's interest before chuckling. Viewer response was swift, with even dance legend Debbie Allen offering a video rebuttal on social media that was posted with the hashtag #boysdancetoo. Wall had earlier shared on social media that Spencer wanted to make amends for her comment.
Lara Spencer apologizes for criticizing Prince George's ballet lessons
NEW YORK (CNN) - "Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer has apologized after she was accused of making a sexist and stereotypical comment about one of Prince George's favorite pastimes. The controversy arose on Friday after the ABC morning news show aired a segment that mentioned that the future king of England's favorite activities include ballet lessons. Spencer later posted a mea culpa on her Instagram page. "My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday," she wrote in conjunction with a picture of an open field and outdoor skyline. "From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.