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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 Interview: Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary BWW Interview: Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary
by Erica Miner - January 12, 2015

Gidon Kremer will perform in recital for the La Jolla Music Society in San Diego.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom BWW Exclusive Interview: Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom
by Erica Miner - December 24, 2014

Sir Neville held forth on British music, American orchestras and his own influences and inspirations.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - December 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Ho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: CHRIS VERDUGO and JOE NADEAU of GMCLA BWW Interviews: CHRIS VERDUGO and JOE NADEAU of GMCLA
by Don Grigware - December 11, 2014

Executive director Chris Verdugo and artistic director/conductor Joe Nadeau of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) are busy these days getting ready for the big holiday concert to take place this weekend Saturday December 13 at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday December 14 at 3 pm at the Saban Theatr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage
by Kathy Strain - December 09, 2014

Broadway Chamber Players (BCP) is a concert series aimed at developing the New York concert scene by featuring the many talents of Broadway's musicians, by bringing the players from the pit to the stage.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 8PM and Sunday, November 9th at 3P... (more...)

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