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BWW Interview: Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS BWW Interview: Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS
by Katricia Lang - December 02, 2016

For the Houston Symphony holiday concert VERY MERRY POPS, not only does Santa Claus come to town but so do the sweeter-than-honey honeys, Jessica and Santino Fontana. In the interview, the Fontanas talk to Broadway World about VERY MERRY POPS and the joys and challenges of being a show business marr... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane to Lead the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVING BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane to Lead the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVING
by Natalie de la Garza - November 22, 2016

This weekend, once the tryptophan wears off, join renowned pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane as he leads the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVING, featuring the famous 'Prague' Symphony and the composer's Piano Concertos No. 21 and No. 24.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Hilary Hahn Will Thrill Seattle Audiences in Solo Recital BWW Interview: Hilary Hahn Will Thrill Seattle Audiences in Solo Recital
by Erica Miner - October 27, 2016

In her impressive career track thus far she has garnered the highest praise from audiences and critics alike... (more...)
BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
by Kathryn Kitt - October 24, 2016

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar: violinist, cultural ambassador, and all-around inspiration. Musical Director of The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, television performer (Mozart in the Jungle!), and subway station busker-provocateur, he's a deep and unique talent.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Morgan James performs BERNSTEIN'S BEST with Colorado Symphony BWW Interview: Morgan James performs BERNSTEIN'S BEST with Colorado Symphony
by Chris Arneson - September 30, 2016

The Colorado Symphony is bringing Broadway to Downtown Denver this weekend with a few days of Leonard Bernstein's best, featuring on the most powerful vocalists to emerge recently in musical theatre.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - September 22, 2016

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject... (more...)
BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING to PPAC Stage BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING to PPAC Stage
by Robert Barossi - April 04, 2016

While Kristin Chenoweth may best be known for originating the role of Glinda in the Broadway musical Wicked or one of her many film and television roles, the amazingly versatile performer has had a career spanning just about every medium and genre. Chenoweth's work on TV has included The West Wing, ... (more...)
BWW Interview: With CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, Tenor Lawrence Brownlee Goes from Bel Canto to Bebop BWW Interview: With CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, Tenor Lawrence Brownlee Goes from Bel Canto to Bebop
by Richard Sasanow - April 04, 2016

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee, who's justly acclaimed for his high notes--forget about a high C; how about an F above that!?--just finished the New York premiere of the Daniel Schnyder opera CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD (Bridgette A. Wmberly, librettist), at the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Famed jazz sax... (more...)
BWW Interview: Furlanetto American Concert Debut Celebrates SDO Anniversary BWW Interview: Furlanetto American Concert Debut Celebrates SDO Anniversary
by Erica Miner - February 23, 2016

First American concert appearance to be held Mar. 5 at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall... (more...)
BWW Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell's Broadway Christmas at SF Symphony BWW Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell's Broadway Christmas at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - December 02, 2015

Brian Stokes Mitchell talks Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' and his upcoming Christmas concert at San Francisco Symphony. Read the full interview to learn about his creative process, Mitchell's take on arts education, and his upcoming album projects. Then visit sfsymphony.org for tickets to his December ... (more...)
BWW Interview:  Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight's Concert at Strathmore BWW Interview: Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight's Concert at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - October 10, 2015

Fifteen year old classical crossover artist Jackie Evancho - who first drew national attention on America's Got Talent, and has since put out multiple albums and has performed worldwide - will make her Music Center at Strathmore debut tonight, October 10. In advance of the concert, entitled 'Awaken... (more...)
BWW Interview: Phil Johnson on Comedy from Stage to The Fringe and Beyond BWW Interview: Phil Johnson on Comedy from Stage to The Fringe and Beyond
by Erica Miner - October 05, 2015

JEWISH JOKE, a one-man show about an irascible Jewish comedy screenwriter in 1950's Hollywood... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mercury Soul's Mason Bates Merges Classical with Electronic Music BWW Interview: Mercury Soul's Mason Bates Merges Classical with Electronic Music
by Erica Miner - September 18, 2015

The talents of top local Indie classical musicians with electronic music in the atmosphere of high profile nightclub Ruby Skye... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Stéphane Denève Helps Create the Repertoire of Tomorrow BWW Interviews: Stéphane Denève Helps Create the Repertoire of Tomorrow
by Erica Miner - August 10, 2015

His compelling presence with orchestras throughout the world... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Scott Coulter on SF Symphony, James Bond and More BWW Interviews: Scott Coulter on SF Symphony, James Bond and More
by Harmony Wheeler - July 15, 2015

Singer Scott Coulter joins Sheena Easton at the San Francisco Symphony July 23 for a concert of favorite Spy film music. The concert will include both instrumental-only and vocal-accompanied hits from James Bond, Austin Powers and more. Other summer film-themed concerts this month include the new St... (more...)
BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Chris Barillaro: Music Director, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Chris Barillaro: Music Director, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist
by Noelle Hannibal - June 09, 2015

Chris Barillaro is one of the busiest men in Montreal. An accomplished Music Director, he is also a busy Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist. He is currently working on several projects, including Lyric Theatre Singers' upcoming BACK TO BROADWAY, which opens Thursday, June 11, 20... (more...)
BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

On June 12 at 8PM, the New Philharmonia Orchestra will conclude its 20th Anniversary Season with a gala performance featuring the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli in a program showcasing his signature style that sets the standard for stylish modern jazz.  ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
by Erica Miner - May 18, 2015

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in classical music, he has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Katricia Lang - April 21, 2015

Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner discusses the continued resonance of SWEENEY TODD, his approach to acting and performance, and being scared sh-tless by the infamously cut self-flagellation scene.... (more...)
BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias BWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias
by Jennifer Perry - March 16, 2015

Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld DC about what audiences might expect from the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA, their writing partnership, history with UrbanArias, and of course the whole contested debate about musical theatre vs. opera.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano
by Erica Miner - February 25, 2015

Pianist Richard Goode has won the admiration of discriminating classical music aficionados worldwide... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
by Erica Miner - February 24, 2015

The composer's unique style is instantly recognizable... (more...)
BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston! BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston!
by Katricia Lang - January 27, 2015

On January 30, Houston's two major opera houses will begin performances of Mozart's final two completed operas - LA CLEMENZA DI TITO and THE MAGIC FLUTE. Opera in the Heights will open LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the first time in Houston since 1991, and Houston Grand Opera will open THE MAGIC FLUTE.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch BWW Interview: Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch
by Erica Miner - January 16, 2015

MacKenzie is a familiar presence to SDO fans... (more...)
BWW Interviews: VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG at NJ PAC BWW Interviews: VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish - January 12, 2015

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BWW Previews: New York Premiere of Jake Runestad's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN at Carnegie HallBWW Previews: New York Premiere of Jake Runestad's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN at Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish