Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Confession: I forgot to bring a blanket to The Stage at Little Italy for the opening performance (Aug. 14) of Great Expectations, as presented by the Endicott Performing Arts Center, so I only made it to intermission. Rest assured, had the sun not gone down, and had I remembered to bundle up, I would have stayed to see the bildungsroman of Pip, the deterioration of Miss Havisham, etc. Not being a character from...Read more
Broome Arts Mirror
The Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, Suite 501, Stephens Square Bldg., Binghamton, will hold a news conference at 10:30am Thursday, September 4th to introduce the winners of its Heart of the Arts Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award and, new this year, the Frederick R. Xlander Emerging Artist Award. The awards recognize individuals who have made significant recent and long-term contributions to the arts in Broome County, while the inaugural Xlander Award will encourage the development of a promising visual artist. Award...Read more
The New York Times recently published a review article that included all four productions of the Glimmerglass Festival's current season in Cooperstown. Here is a link: http://tinyurl.com/nmgzo4v....Read more
By George Basler Tim Gleason has always had a love for the work of playwright Tennessee Williams. “I call him the American Shakespeare for his phenomenal use of language,” said Gleason, artistic director of Binghamton’s KNOW Theatre, which recently marked its 20th anniversary of producing edgy, provocative and offbeat works. Now Gleason’s “love” for Williams is paying off with some national recognition for the Binghamton company. KNOW Theatre has received an invitation to perform at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, to be held Sept. 25-28 in Provincetown,...Read more
Editor’s Note: Broome Arts Mirror reviewer Nancy Oliveri was unable to attend the Binghamton Theater Organ Society's recent concert and sent her sister in her stead. Reviewed by Therese Bohn If your Aunt Millie insisted on taking you to a theater organ concert, would you run for cover, imagining two long hours of roller rink promenades or solemn funeral home Muzak? Well, if she took you to "Outside the Box 2" with Master Theater Organist Nathan Avakian, she’d...Read more
I was cheering from the wings and from the house for my son and his fellow Summer Savoyards cast members.(See Nancy Oliveri's Iolanthe: Re-Vamped review below.) How have the arts been part of your week?Read more
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