92nd Street Y News

Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series will present BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: DOROTHY FIELDS AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, featuring Deborah Grace Winer (Artistic Director, Writer & Host), John Oddo (Music Director) and Mark Waldrop (Stage Director), with Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner on vocals. (more...)

92Y Announces 2017/18 Classical Concerts92Y Announces 2017/18 Classical Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

92nd Street Y (92Y) and Tisch Center for the Arts Director Hanna Arie-Gaifman today announced concert programming for the 2017/18 season, which brings both the world's rising talent and most renowned artists to 92Y's intimate and acoustically rich Kaufmann Concert Hall. (more...)

A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This MonthA RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents A Ride on the Irish Cream, written and created by Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 28 and run through Saturday, March 4 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

Triskelion Arts to Present MMDC & BodyStories in BrooklynTriskelion Arts to Present MMDC & BodyStories in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Triskelion Arts presents MMDC & BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance - A Shared Evening of New Work at The Muriel Schulman Theatre at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Entrance on Banker Street), on March 11 & 12, 2017 at 8pm with a Families Welcome Matinee on March 12 at 4pm. (more...)

92Y Announces March Concerts and Debuts92Y Announces March Concerts and Debuts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

With the 2016/17 season marking its third installment, Sir Andras Schiff Selects: Young Pianists reflects both 92Y's and Sir Andras's dedication to championing the next generation of international performers by inviting promising young pianists, who have already garnered critical acclaim overseas, to make their 92Y debuts in programs of their choosing. (more...)

Choreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur AwardChoreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce that its Artistic Advisory Board has selected New York City-based choreographer and dancer Kathy Westwater, whose work The Brooklyn Rail has described as "at the limits of the human," as the winner of the 2017 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography. (more...)

The ARK Trio to Present Six World Premieres in New York City Concert Debut LOVE RESOUNDINGThe ARK Trio to Present Six World Premieres in New York City Concert Debut LOVE RESOUNDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The ARK Trio, whose members include noted musicians soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida, will make their New York City debut on February 14th 7PM at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space.  The ARK trio's concert 'Love Resounding' will present six world premieres of compositions written for them by American composers Kim D. Sherman (THE WEDDING SONG, THE LAODAMIAD: A MYTHIC JOURNEY, PRAIRIE DIARY) and Michael Ching (ARRANGEMENTS AND DERANGEMENTS: INTERPRETATIONS OF SCHUBERT); Russian-born composer Dina Pruzhansky (ON LOVE AND LAND) and Israeli composer/pianist Moshe Knoll (SIMPLICITY).  (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 TourAlan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String QuartetNew York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the formation of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, comprising Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity RoomMarilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Feel the love this February at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room! The heart-stomping month of entertainment is highlighted by the return of the American music treasure, Marilyn Maye. Maye will dazzle audiences on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. In addition to Ms. Maye, throughout the month are features performances by Kathy Graham, Deirdre Finnegan, Paula Johns, Bob Egan and Michael Richard Kelly. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges. Marilyn Maye's performances must be reserved in advance. (more...)

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92YBWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)

92Y Announces 2017 Harkness Dance Festival92Y Announces 2017 Harkness Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival enters its 23rd season presenting five artists over five weeks, from February 24 through March 25, 2017. Centered around the theme of Then, Now + Next, the 2017 Festival features world premieres from two companies and showcases a varied spectrum of work, from revivals of classic works to cutting-edge pieces by emerging talent. (more...)

He's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92YHe's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Artistic director David Loud leads a stellar Broadway cast - Allison Blackwell, Lewis Cleale, Nikki Renee Daniels, Rebecca Luker and Matthew Scott - through Porter's most exquisite creations, including songs from such smash-hit shows as Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. The show runs February 11-13, 2017 as part of 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold ArlenPhoto Coverage: 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold Arlen
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 23, 2017

The 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 opened this weekend celebrating the music of Harold Arlen and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness Sweet PlantainCentenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness Sweet Plantain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival closes on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm with the artfully fusing of music genres by Sweet Plantain.  Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres, Sweet Plantain fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised.  Their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. == (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This SpringAlvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) is honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater annual Mother's Day weekend performances starting on May 12- 14, 2017. (more...)

Music for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie HallMusic for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Music For Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This WeekendGabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal and 'hotter than the equator' by The Village Voice - will return with her concert celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Saturday, January 7 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre  Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish LifeIt's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness SWEET PLANTAIN.Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness SWEET PLANTAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival closes on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm with the artfully fusing of music genres by Sweet Plantain.  Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres, Sweet Plantain fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised.  Their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. (more...)

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