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Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Perform Music of Frank Loesser at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/22Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Perform Music of Frank Loesser at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 19, 2016—The world's most popular trumpeter— Chris Botti—returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. With polished charm and mesmerizing trumpeting skills, the talented musician/composer takes well-known pop ballads and transforms them into a soulful mix of grace, warmth and beautiful tones. Returning by popular demand for an all-new show, Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night of heart-melting, expressive music, backed by the lush sounds of the orchestra. Officially the best-selling instrumental artist in America, Botti performs worldwide, has received multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards and sold more than four million copies of his albums, including his latest Grammy-winning “Impressions.” (more...)

Andrea Bocelli To Release Special Edition of CINEMA 4/22; See Him Live in Concert 4/26Andrea Bocelli To Release Special Edition of CINEMA 4/22; See Him Live in Concert 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

International superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to release the special edition of his chart-topping album titled 'Cinema,' which features a full live concert filmed at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood plus brand new tracks on Friday, April 22. Presented by Music Management International, Mr. Bocelli will also star in 'Cinema World Tour Live in Manila' on Tuesday, April 26, at the Mall of Asia Arena (Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City). (more...)

Pacific Symphony Releases Schedule for Upcoming Pops! SeasonPacific Symphony Releases Schedule for Upcoming Pops! Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 11, 2016—The stars come out for seven sensational concerts showcasing major names, top talent and a plethora of indelible music for Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops season! Led for the 26th year by acclaimed Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the lighter side of the Symphony opens with the return of multiple Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant. Then, sit back and enjoy some good-natured hilarity when the hit movie “Home Alone” returns to the screen with the Symphony performing the score live! For the holidays, share the spirit of the season with The Ten Tenors, and spend Valentine's Day weekend with Michael Bolton. Get an early jump on summer with The Beach Boys, before being treated to the unique humor and talent of Jason Alexander, best known for his role in “Seinfeld.” Finally, a tribute to the legend responsible for so many unforgettable movie tunes—John Williams—finishes out this incredible season. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPTThe New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New York Choral Society will present Handel's biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt under the baton of Music Director David Hayes, on Tuesday evening, May 10th, 2016, 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Composed entirely from selected passages from the Bible's Old Testament, Israel in Egypt relates the harshness of the Israelites' captivity in Egypt and their subsequent triumphant escape from the Pharaoh's oppressive regime. Israel in Egypt is atypical in Handel's choral output, as it contains little solo material and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that exhibit Handel's mastery as a musical storyteller. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli to Launch U.S. Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena This WinterAndrea Bocelli to Launch U.S. Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

This December, legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the U.S. for seven special concert dates in select cities, starting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday Dec. 3, with additional dates in, Dallas, Houston, New York City, New Jersey and Bocelli's first appearance in Boston in more than six years. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 SeasonChita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Legendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli to Return to Madison Square Garden This WinterLegendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli to Return to Madison Square Garden This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Madison Square Garden on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Katherine Jenkins to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in AprilKatherine Jenkins to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Viva La Diva, April 12-16. Katherine Jenkins is one of the world's most prolific classical crossover singers, having released ten chart-topping studio albums since being signed to Universal Classics. Over the course of her esteemed career, she has toured and recorded with the likes of Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, David Foster, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Bryn Terfyl, Rolando Villazon, Juan Diego Florez & Il Divo. At Cafe Carlyle, she will be joined by music director Gerard Steichen. Two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman (Chicago, Phantom, Side Show) will make a special guest appearance. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016; Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)


by Marcel Konrath - Mar 2, 2016

Die neue Grand Show ist ein Traum. Ein Wachtraum, um genau zu sein, denn sie spielt im Geist und Kopf eines jungen Protagonisten. Auch fur Jean Paul Gaultier geht mit der Kreation der glamourosen Kostume ein Traum in Erfullung. Das Kreativteam insgesamt ist ein Dream-Team, darunter Showmacher Roland Welke und Emmy-Preistrager Peter Morse. Erneut investiert der Friedrichstadt-Palast uber 10 Millionen Euro in eine Grand Show, die ihrem Namen alle Ehre machen soll. Über 100 Kunstler*innen aus 26 Nationen auf der großten Theaterbuhne der Welt entfuhren die Gaste ab Herbst in der THE ONE Grand Show in einen ebenso ekstatischen wie poetischen Traum. (more...)

Philly POPS Reveals 2016-17 Concert SeasonPhilly POPS Reveals 2016-17 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Philly POPS announced its 2016/17 concert season today along with a host of new endeavors and updates. (more...)

Steve Peters and Michael Londra Found VenuWorks TheatricalsSteve Peters and Michael Londra Found VenuWorks Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

VenuWorks Founder and President Steve Peters and business partner, international singer and producer, Michael Londra have announced the formation of VenuWorks Theatricals. VenuWorks Theatricals will produce unique theatrical events for Broadway, national and global touring. (more...)

International Recording Artists Join Forces to Produce Debut Single 'Your Love'International Recording Artists Join Forces to Produce Debut Single 'Your Love'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Award-winning, inspirational songwriter Nate Brown announces the release of 'Your Love,' the highly anticipated single from the forthcoming album 'Open Heaven.' (more...)

Sarah Brightman Sings 'Happy Birthday' at SpaceshipTwo ChristeningSarah Brightman Sings 'Happy Birthday' at SpaceshipTwo Christening
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

World-renowned vocalist Sarah Brightman took on a new kind of role earlier this week at the SpaceshipTwo Christening, singing 'Happy Birthday,' both to Virgin Galactic Founder Richard Branson's granddaughter, Eva-Deia, and the vehicle itself. Eva-Deia turned one on the day of the event. Check out the video here! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tenor Anthony Kearns Sings at Pre-Mass Concert for Pope FrancisPhoto Flash: Tenor Anthony Kearns Sings at Pre-Mass Concert for Pope Francis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Below, check out new photos from world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns' performance to honor Pope Francis I during his historic 2015 U.S. trip! (more...)

Grammy Winner Chris Botti to Perform with the New York PhilharmonicGrammy Winner Chris Botti to Perform with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Chris Botti will perform with the New York Philharmonic, led by Andy Einhorn in his Philharmonic debut, Monday, April 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

At Last! AMAZING GRACE Cast Album Will Arrive on 2/26At Last! AMAZING GRACE Cast Album Will Arrive on 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

DMI Soundtracks announced today that the Broadway cast album of Amazing Grace will be released on February 26; with digital download pre-orders available on February 12. Amazing Grace will be available to purchase on all digital download and streaming services, as well as in-store. The recording was co-produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti and co-produced and arranged by Joseph Church. (more...)

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