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North American Debut of Original Compositions to be Performed in Concert by Nicolas MazmanianNorth American Debut of Original Compositions to be Performed in Concert by Nicolas Mazmanian
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Award-winning French composer and pianist Nicolas Mazmanian will give his first piano recital in North America, French Reflections on the American Dream, at the Colburn School's Mayman Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, September 9, 2016. The program features Mazmanian's original classical compositions for piano, which invite the audience into a world of fantasy, dreams, and inner romanticism. Mazmanian's accessible melodic music reflects the strong influence of French, Armenian, and American composers. (more...)

John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up at BirdlandJohn Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 5-11, featuring John Pizzarelli and The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas Returns to Birdland in 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder', Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Library of America To Release of Virgil Thomson's WorkLibrary of America To Release of Virgil Thomson's Work
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Following on the acclaimed 2014 edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music reviews, Library of America and Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page now present Thomson's four classic full-length works in one volume for the first time. An engrossing tour of the tumultuous twentieth-century cultural scene and Thomson's extraordinary career as both a proponent and a practitioner of musical modernism, the volume opens with The State of Music, the no-holds-barred 1939 polemic that made Thomson's name as a critic. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Set to Present AARON AND LENNY ON THE TOWN: MUSIC AND LETTERS OF BERNSTEIN AND COPLANDMadison Lyric Stage Set to Present AARON AND LENNY ON THE TOWN: MUSIC AND LETTERS OF BERNSTEIN AND COPLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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The Smith Center Launches New FANFARE! Networking GroupThe Smith Center Launches New FANFARE! Networking Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts introduced a new initiative to connect with young professionals who love the arts on Aug. 17, when the performing arts complex hosted a launch event for its FANFARE! networking and affinity group. Created for rising professionals ages 21 to 40, the group provides a broad network of community members passionate about the arts, with a variety of benefits for members. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  T. Oliver Reid Brings MADE IN AMERICA To  Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Brings MADE IN AMERICA To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 18, 2016

Cabaret & Broadway star T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna dance, La Cage Auz Folles, The Wedding Singer, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, GIRLS) debuted his new show, "Made in America" last night and Broadwayworld was there.  Reid's songfest was filled with the memories and love of the USA as told by this one American boy.  The show contained the songs of Irving Berlin, John Cougar Mellencamp, Dolly Parton, Jim Croce, Aaron Copland, Paul Simon and everything in between.   (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICESBrooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

2016-17 Programming Expands the Chorus' Pioneering Role as a Powerful Lead Performer, a Bold Commissioner of New Music and a Producer of Innovative Stage Works. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Sings Duncan Sheik and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowAMERICAN PSYCHO Sings Duncan Sheik and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing ArtsBlack Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Chiara to Play Bartok Quartets From Memory at National Sawdust; Releases New AlbumChiara to Play Bartok Quartets From Memory at National Sawdust; Releases New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) will perform all six of Bela Bartok's string quartets by heart, or from memory, a feat never attempted before, at National Sawdust (80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY) on August 30 (Quartets Nos, 1, 3, and 5) and 31 (Quartets Nos. 2, 4, and 6) at 7pm. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 BelowCarmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This FallLang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at East Professional CenterCleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at East Professional Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the program for the free community concert for the At Home in Hough neighborhood residency on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at East Professional Center (formerly East High School).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and MoreBWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Host LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE Block Party This AugustCincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Host LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE Block Party This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce details of the LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE Block Party to take place on Fifth Street outside the Taft Theatre Aug. 5-7, 2016. (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandNicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

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