André Previn News

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Wednesday Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Imagine this… you see a fantastic performance of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois, a role written especially for her by the great composer Andre Previn. Still abuzz with the night's energy, you walk into the Grand Hall and there she is. Best of all, she's waiting to meet you! It's not a fantasy! (more...)

Ben Edquist, Arlo Hill and Natalie Ballenger Named Winners of 2014 LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ben Edquist, of Houston, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 12, 2014, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Arlo Hill, of New York, won the Second Prize of $10,000, and the Third Prize of $7,500 was awarded to Natalie Ballenger, also of New York. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the BNY Mellon Grand Classics MOZART FESTIVAL, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Each of Wolfgang Amade Mozart's vast number of compositions is considered a musical gem. Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate Mozart's extensive catalog of masterpieces during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Mozart Festival, a two-week exploration of the five pillars of Mozart's music - symphony, concerto, chamber music, opera and sacred music. (more...)

Maxine Linehan to Present Solo Show AN AMERICAN JOURNEY at Terminus Recording Studios, 4/27-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

After a sold out performance at Broadway at Birdland, actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, at Terminus Recording Studios in Time's Square. This world-class studio, where music royalty including Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Andre Previn and Liza Minnelli have all recorded, will be converted into a unique pop-up cabaret performance space, especially for this event. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history – George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Michael Feinstein and Paula West, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only - Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1. Joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko, Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 31 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Michael Feinstein with Paula West range in price from $65 - $95 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history – George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Manhattan School of Music Symphony to Play Leonard Bernstein's SERENADE and More in Carnegie Hall Debut, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Manhattan School of Music Symphony will be making its Carnegie Hall debut on the stage of Stern Auditorium on Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. That afternoon, Leonard Slatkin will conduct a program that opens with Roberto Sierra's Fandangos, and also includes Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, and arranged by Maestro Slatkin. A concert highlight will be a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's Symposium, featuring violinist Glenn Dicterow. This concert also serves as a tribute to Mr. Dicterow who is in his final season as the New York Philharmonic's Concertmaster. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Honor Andre Previn at Annual Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Music Institute of Chicago, now in its 84th year, hosts its annual gala Monday, May 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to conductor, composer, and pianist Andre Previn. (more...)

Jennifer Koh with the New York Choral Society and Orchestra Performs the Premiere of THE SINGING ROOMS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Violinist Jennifer Koh, known for her commanding, laser-focused performances and commitment to new repertoire, plays the New York premiere of Jennifer Higdon's The Singing Rooms, a large scale work for violin, chorus and orchestra with the New York Choral Society and Orchestra conducted by David Hayes at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Christine Brewer and Dominic Armstrong, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

One of America's most beloved sopranos, Christine Brewer, who won a George London Award in 1991, and 2013 George London Award winner Dominic Armstrong, called a 'clarion-voiced tenor' by The New York Times, will share the stage for the third and final event in the season's George London Foundation Recital Series. Pianist Craig Rutenberg joins the singers for the recital on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks THE GERSHWINS AND ME at The McCallum Theatre and More
by David Green - Mar 07, 2014

Cabaret Icon Michael Feinstein returns to the McCallum Theatre with his highly anticipated "The Gerswhins And Me" for two performances - Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 pm. Michael Feinstein, the multi-Platinum, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace. I had the chance to catch up with Michael as he was preparing for his Palm Desert engagement, Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Peggy King to Play Spring Shows at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

As the result of her recent successful debut at the Metropolitan Room, singer Peggy King has added a revised new schedule. She will do a special St. Patrick's Weekend show this Sunday, March 16 at 12 Noon and then return on Wed., April 9 at 7 PM and Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM, accompanied by Andy Kahn on piano. One of the best-loved stars of TV's Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, Peggy continues her resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence. She was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film 'Behind the Candelabra,' in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of the young Peggy King singing 'When Liberace Winks at Me,' with the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album. 'Pretty, perky Peggy King' has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50's TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for South Carolina (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents East Coast Premiere of MOBY DICK, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with the east coast premiere of the new American opera Moby-Dick, today, February 22 to March 8 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaďs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaďs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

Peggy King to Play Metropolitan Room, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Vocalist Peggy King, one of the best-loved stars of TV's Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, continues her resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence, with a series of performances at the Metropolitan Room, starting Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 PM, just a few days after celebrating her 84th birthday. She will be accompanied by musical director Andy Kahn on piano. She was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film 'Behind the Candelabra,' in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of Peggy King singing 'When Liberace Winks at Me,' accompanied by the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album. 'Pretty, perky Peggy King' has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50's TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists. (more...)

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