Friday, February 26, 2016

MARCH UPDATE 2016!

MARCH is going to be very fun.  There's a big new exhibit opening, theater, and much more!

Here are some of the highlights:

EXHIBIT!



THE ART & WHIMSY OF MO WILLEMS at the fantastic New-York Historical Society on Central Park West & 77th st in Manhattan on March 18.

It's going to be a great exhibit featuring my book work and earlier work for Sesame Street and Cartoon Network all with an NYC focus.  You can even listen to me explain my process with an audio tour!


Elephant and Piggie will be available for special events throughout the run of the show.  There will also be regular film screenings and other events throughout the run.

The exhibit runs thru September of 2016, after which much of the original art will rest for a bit. So, if you're in NYC, do go for a visit. 

I'll be attending a raft of opening weekend events and signings for the opening.


Here are the details:



FRIDAY MARCH 18, 4:30 PM - OPENING READING AND SIGNING!

I'll be reading and signing on Friday afternoon.  Reservations are recommended!

FULL DETAILS HERE!  

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 19 - 20 - MO WILLEMS WEEKEND

There will be lots of activities surrounding the exhibition including a bunch of photo opportunities with Elephant & Piggie!

FULL DETAILS HERE!   


 

THEATER! 

Quite a few productions of Elephant & Piggie's musical are running around the country this month.  Go see a show 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!  

TOURING



The Kennedy Center remount of the vaudevillian adventure ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!  is currently touring doing a mixture of school performances and public shows.

Public shows for MARCH are:




March 3 Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theatre
 
March 12 Dayton, OH Victoria Theatre

I hope you'll get a chance to see the shows if you're in the area!

More info about upcoming performances are here

The KC has also a fun resource of videos for students to learn about the creation of the original production.

There are many more school performances throughout the month. Here are the school performance cities and dates.

But that's not all.  Other companies are mounting their own productions of the musical, including:

Colorado Springs, CO



The Fine Arts Theater production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! remounts and runs runs thru March 13, 2016!

Full details are here.


ROCHESTER, NY
Rochester, NY


The TYKES production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! runs from March 5 -13!

 
Full details are here.


Eau Claire, MN

The Oxford theater production of of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! runs from March 11 -19!

Full details are here.

SINGAPORE!


The Players Theatre Group production of PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! (the first international showing) runs thru March 13, 2016!


NICE THINGS!


Every year the kids of South Carolina got to vote for their favorite picture book thanks to the South Carolina Association of School Libraries.  This year they picked THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! as their top pick!  Thanks South Carolina kids!

video




Do you like seeing celebrities holding books?  Well, then this Shelfie piece in EW is for you! (Note: they seem to have run out of celebrities, so there's a picture of me at the end...)

 THAT'S IT!







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If you'd like to see some of my cartoons and doodles, check out FROM THE MO WILLEMS SKETCHBOOK., which features 25 months of drawings and ideas from Paris, France, Northampton, MA, and beyond. They're currently re-running, so you can see a new drawing every day!

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