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Brooklyn Academy of Music’s The Fountainhead Previewed on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Written by Tom Needham  |  29. November 2017

Stony Brook, NY - November 29, 2017 – Ann Ciccolella, the Artistic Director of Austin Shakespeare, will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film. They will be discussing the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s presentation of Ivo van Hove’s The Fountainhead, based on the book by Ayn Rand.
 
Ivo van Howe’s production of The Fountainhead is making its U.S. premiere at BAM, Nov.28 - Dec. 2. The Fountainhead tells the story of a brilliant architect, Howard Roark, who refuses to compromise his creative vision. He fights against colleagues who give in to popular and corporate interests, and falls in love with a kindred spirit, Dominque Francon, who tests his quest for individualism. Ivo van Howe’s production features an open loft-like set, and has overhead cameras projecting the action onto an enormous screen that towers over center stage.
 
Van Hove is well-known for his productions of Hedda Gabler, The Crucible, Angels in America and Cries and Whispers.  He won a Tony Award for Best Director of a Play for Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge.
 
Ann Ciccolella, who has directed an Off Broadway production of Ayn Rand’s Anthem, will also be speaking about a free panel discussion that she is moderating about The Fountainhead Play following a week of performances of Ivo Van Hove’s international production at BAM. The panel will discuss how Von Hove’s production adapts Ayn Rand’s ideas of individualism, creativity and rational self-interest. The event will take place at Etcetera Restaurant located at 352 W 44th Street at noon on Sunday, Dec. 3rd. Reservations for free panel tickets can be made at https://fountainhead_panel.eventbrite.com.
 
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest-running film and music themed radio show.  For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, NY, parts of Connecticut and streaming live worldwide on the internet at wusb.fm.  Previous people interviewed on the show include Laurie Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Dionne Warwick, Kenneth Lonergan, Mike Leigh, Wallace Shawn, writer Chris Hedges, Zeitgeist’s Peter Joseph, Michael Moore, Carter Burwell and William H. Macy.
 

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