Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust AwardHappy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, £300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

New Victory Sets 20th Anniversary SeasonNew Victory Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Devoted to kids and families since 1995, The New Victory Theater embarks on its 20th Anniversary season as New York's premier destination for inventive, inspiring and international performing arts at affordable prices. Among its roster of 16 shows in the 2015-16 season, which begins October 2, 2015 and runs through May 22, 2016, The New Victory is thrilled to bring five American works of theater to New York's family audiences. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British ChoreographersBWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 29, 2015

The second program of the Royal Ballet of England's return to New York City after an 11-year hiatus – and the first appearance of the company at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center – was an ambitious but not entirely successful presentation of works by British choreographers. The greatest failing was not onstage but in the Playbill. No notes at all were included to help the audience appreciate the ballets and the music in a historical context. While I applaud the company as well as the presenting Joyce Theater Foundation for eschewing the standard story ballets in favor of repertory fare, I am at a loss to figure out why the dancegoers were not given any information other than titles, credits, and casting. On the afternoon of June 27th when I was there, I overheard many people during pauses and intermissions commenting that a little assistance in comprehending the inspiration and intent of the choreographers would have been appreciated. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/27/2015
by - Jun 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/27/2015. (more...)

School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 raised more than $890,000 for scholarships and school programs. The evening began with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, and concluded with a seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental. The evening celebrated the legendary Rudolf Nureyev and commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Scholarship. (more...)

Actors Touring Company & Unicorn to Present UK Debut of MARTYR, Sept 16-Oct 10Actors Touring Company & Unicorn to Present UK Debut of MARTYR, Sept 16-Oct 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The UK premiere of MARTYR by Marius von Maybenburg will be directed by Ramin Gray at the Unicorn Theatre, September 16 to October 10. Press Night September 17, 2015. Actors Touring Company teams with Unicorn to present von Mayenburg's study of religious radicalisation in the classroom.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of DancersBWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of Dancers
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 2, 2015

SAB's annual Workshop performances have been a treasured staple on NYC dance lovers' calendars ever since 1965 when the legendary Alexandra Danilova, then a faculty member, initiated the iconic spring ritual. The event is not a graduation ceremony, but rather a tantalizing glimpse of what the future of dance may hold. This year, not only the school's most promising advanced students but also a group of prodigiously talented nine to 14-year-olds took the stage in fully costumed performances of excerpts from the New York City Ballet repertory, danced to live orchestral accompaniment. (more...)

The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

On June 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents Richard Strauss' ground-breaking and thrilling Ariadne auf Naxos in a staged production performed with an 18-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Utopia founder and artistic director,William Remmers, conducts while the acclaimed Benjamin Spierman (Indianapolis Opera, Dayton Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bronx Opera) directs; costume stylings are by Eric Lamp. 18-piece orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau. (more...)

Pete Townshend On Rock Operas Vs. Rock Musicals & CLASSIC QUADROPHENIAPete Townshend On Rock Operas Vs. Rock Musicals & CLASSIC QUADROPHENIA
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2015

The Who gets classical! (more...)

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonAnnapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

(Annapolis, MD – May 15, 2015) Season tickets for new and renewing subscribers are now on sale for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ASO) 2015-16 Season.  The programs chosen by Music Director José-Luis Novo feature a stellar group of guest soloists and an intriguing selection of symphonic showpieces. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Extends BRITISH INVASION Festival, Through 6/20Odyssey Opera Extends BRITISH INVASION Festival, Through 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

(Boston, MA) – Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, today announced THE BRITISH INVASION, a month-­??long opera festival of fully-­staged productions of works by English composers. From May 17-­June 20, Boston opera lovers will have the unique opportunity to choose from four evening-­length programs encompassing nine diverse operatic works, including the Boston premiere of Vaughan Williams's Sir John in Love, a double bill of Walton's The Bear and Sullivan's The Zoo, five compelling monodramas, and Adès's masterpiece of modern cultural commentary, Powder Her Face. (See below for complete program details.) (more...)

H+H Reveals Scholarship WinnersH+H Reveals Scholarship Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Handel and Haydn Society's Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program is proud to announce the winners of this year's scholarship awards. Each spring, H+H presents three prizes to local high school and college students. This year's winners are Irene Benites of Westborough, MA; Elizabeth George of Boston, MA; and Lisa Barone of Methuen, MA. This announcement comes as H+H celebrates its Bicentennial as the oldest continuous performing arts organization in the United States. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Entering its seventh season in 2015-16, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will extend its reach across New York City through a new partnership with National Sawdust (formerly Original Music Workshop), a new, non-profit, state-of-the-art music venue opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in October 2015. (more...)

School of American Ballet to Host Workshop Performance Benefit 2015, 6/2School of American Ballet to Host Workshop Performance Benefit 2015, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (212) 769-6610. Tickets and tables are available at www.sab.org/workshopbenefit. (more...)

The Odyssey Opera Presents THE BRITISH INVASION, 5/17-6/20The Odyssey Opera Presents THE BRITISH INVASION, 5/17-6/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­??based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, today announced THE BRITISH INVASION, a month-­??long opera festival of fully-­??staged productions of works by English composers. From May 17-­??June 20, Boston opera lovers will have the unique opportunity to choose from four evening-­??length programs encompassing nine diverse operatic works, including the Boston premiere of Vaughan Williams's Sir John in Love, a double bill of Walton's The Bear and Sullivan's The Zoo, five compelling monodramas, and Ade?s's masterpiece of modern cultural commentary, Powder Her Face. (See below for complete program details.) (more...)

Enniskillen International Beckett Festival HAPPY DAYS to Kick Off in JulyEnniskillen International Beckett Festival HAPPY DAYS to Kick Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The fourth Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, Happy Days, will take place over two long weekends, between 23 July and 3 August 2015. (more...)

Star Line Up for International Beckett Festival AnnouncedStar Line Up for International Beckett Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The fourth Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, Happy Days, will take place over two long weekends, between 23 July and 3 August 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Comes Home to City CenterBWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Comes Home to City Center
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 10, 2015

Opening night of Dance Theater of Harlem's 2015 season at City Center began with a curtain speech by Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, who was visibly more excited and confident on this third anniversary of the rebirth of the legendary company than she had been in 2014 when DTH danced at Jazz at Lincoln Center after a nine-year performing hiatus. Her contagious enthusiasm proved to be well founded as the evening progressed with a quadruple bill called 'What's New' that showcased the vastly improved technique and artistry of the 18-member troupe. (more...)

Works by Per Blolan, John Zorn and Erin Gee Set for ECCE's 4/24 ConcertWorks by Per Blolan, John Zorn and Erin Gee Set for ECCE's 4/24 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

ECCE Ensemble closes its 2014-15 concert season with an event featuring works by a fascinating mix of renowned composers, including pieces from its latest CD, 'Chamber Industrial' the first all-Per Bloland works recording. Also on the program are compositions by John Zorn, Erin Gee, the late Jonathan Harvey and ECCE's own John Aylward. Kicking of the evening is the premiere of two works to be announced from the ensemble's Call for Scores program. (more...)

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