3 Top Cultural Picks: New Broadway Show, Master Photographer and Floral Design Exhibit

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Fans of the movie Pretty Woman have the exciting chance to watch the story on Broadway in New York or ChicagoPRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL stars stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) as “Vivian” opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee (Once) as “Edward.” Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) plays “Kit,” Eric Anderson (Waitress) is “Mr. Thompson,” Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) re-creates “Philip Stuckey” and Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act) brings “James Morse” alive. Tickets for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL go on sale December 15, 2017.  Broadway performances begin on July 20, 2018, at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), with an official opening night of August 16, 2018.  The world premiere at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) is scheduled for March 13, 2018, with a strictly limited 5-week engagement.

World-Renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz’s MasterClass

Have you always wanted to study with a legendary photographer? In Annie Leibovitz’s MasterClass, her first online session, students will learn about this master’s viewpoint, interaction with subjects and ways to use light. She also goes on a photo shoot with Chef Alice Waters and then back into her studio, discussing concepts and digital post- production. Students will benefit from her photography skills during four decades, creating memorable images for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue and award-winning advertising campaigns. Her numerous honors include the International Center of Photography Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Magazine Editor’s first Creative Excellence Award, and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society in London. She has been decorated a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Exhibitions of her work have appeared in museums and galleries all over the world.

Floral Design Exhibition in North Carolina Inspired by Art

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For those searching for ways to brighten up the winter season, the Art & The Bloom exhibition in North Carolina is the ticket. Leading floral designers will gather in Wrightsville Beach from Jan. 11 to 14, 2018, to display their fine art-inspired creations. The Art & The Bloom exhibition and competition includes expert courses in floral design, botanical illustration and art, building terrariums, millinery fashion shows, raffles and a presentation-book signing for Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide by Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State UniversityAll activities will be held at host hotel Blockade Runner Beach Resort.



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