Monday, April 27, 2015

MAY UPDATE!

MAY is a busy month of appearances, theater, and a big exhibition.  I look forward to seeing you if you're in the area.

EXHIBIT!


The big news this month is the opening of SERIOUSLY SILLY: THE ART & WHIMSY OF MO WILLEMS at the HIGH MUSEUM in Atlanta, GA opening on MAY 23 and running through January of 2016.  

The exhibit is based on the 2013 solo show at the Eric Carle Museum, with added work and cool stuff.

In addition to the museum exhibit, the Alliance Theater (located just next door) is mounting a production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL and will be creating a Theater for the Very Young piece entitled PLAY THE PLAY WITH CAT THE CAT!

It should be Mo-tastic fun.

I'll be at the High on the weekend of May 30th with a bunch of appearances and talks (more details below).  I look forward to seeing you there.

APPEARANCES

A busy month with appearances in NYC, Washington, and Atlanta.  Please check with the venue for details regarding admission, etc..

WASHINGTON DC 

MON. MAY 25 - 6.30 PM - READING/SIGNING

I'll be doing a presentation at the Maret School hosted by old pals Politics & Prose reading, jumping around, answering questions and signing books.

Full Details are HERE.

This event is open to the public, requires 1 book purchase per family. 

NYC - BEA SIGNING

WED. MAY 27 -2 PM & 4 PM

I'll be at Book Expo America with pal Tony DiTerlizzi signing comps of our upcoming collaboration, THE STORY OF DIVA & FLEA. This will be a great sneak peek for fans.

2pm - 3pm: I'll be doing a solo signing at Table 1. This is a Ticketed event.

4pm - 5pm: I'll be doing a DIVA & FLEA signing with TONY DITERLIZZI at the 
                   Disney/Hyperion booth, DPW booth #2757.
                   (show up early, there's usually a line)

These events are open to attendees of BEA.

ATLANTA, GA  - THE HIGH MUSEUM EVENTS

THURS.. MAY 28 - The Rich Theater - 7pm - A CONVERSATION W/ MO WILLEMS & NICK CLARK 


An interview format talk about my process with curator Nick Clark. Talking with Nick is always fun.  The evening will be more orientated to discussions of my work and should appeal to grown-ups a bit more than the following events.

 Pls. contact the High regarding tickets.




SAT. MAY 30 - The High Museum - 10 AM - 5 PM - MO WILLEMS DAY

Saturday has been dubbed "Mo Willems Day" and will start with a big reading (10am) and a big signing (11 am) at the High.  Elephant and Piggie will be there and all sorts of fun events and activities are planned inside the exhibit and out. Don't miss it!

Full details are here.  These are ticketed events, contact the High & the Alliance for details.

I hope you enjoy these appearances.



THEATER!

ATLANTA! 



As mentioned above, The Alliance Theater will be mounting a production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL  (directed by Rosemary Newcott, who directed the original Kennedy Center Production). Opening on May 27th , the show runs through the month of June. I look forward to this remounting and I hope you'll go see it if you're in the area.


Full details are here.





Meanwhile, 2 productions of the vaudevillian adventure ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! I hope you'll get a chance to see the shows if you're in the area!

If you can't make it to any of the shows, the original cast album of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE is available here!  

CHICAGO, IL



The Emerald City Theater's production is running all month


 Full info and tickets available here!

Syracuse, NY

The Gifford Family Theatre's production opens on May 22nd and runs through June 13th.

Full details are here.

COMIX!

Check out my comic strip of explorations and gags called FROM THE MO WILLEMS SKETCHBOOK







I'm sharing drawings from my sketchbook, dining room dinner doodles, abstractions, photo-gags, and mo' most every weekday.  I hope you'll visit the strip often and that it will provide the occasional smile or giggle. 

NICE THINGS!



Thanks to you, THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! and Elephant & Piggie's WAITING IS NOT EASY! spent a few weeks in April on the New York Times Bestseller list!  Thanks you!





The kids in Oregon got to vote for their favorite picture books for the SMART book award and they chose DON'T LET THE PIGEON STAY UP LATE!  Thanks Oregonianians! 


Now kids in Utah are going to get to vote for their favorite books in the Beehive Book Awards.  Maybe they'll even vote for Elephant & Piggie's I'M A FROG!  There are lots of great books to vote for.


The Pittsburg Post Gazette thinks CAT THE CAT is good for babies, and who am I to disagree.

THAT'S IT!



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Meanwhile, I'm sure The Pigeon will keep tweeting...