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Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
BWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & MoreBWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & More
by Robert Diamond - Feb 8, 2016

I wasn't surprised when the reaction to the announcement that Michael Crawford would return to the stage, immediately started to trend on Twitter in the UK and to generate internet traffic across the globe. Here, in his own words Michael Crawford, brings us up to date. (more...)

Saint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of MusicSaint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Hyde as the 22nd Organist and Director of Music of Saint Thomas Church. (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary EventsBrevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This summer, over a ten-week period spanning June to August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) celebrates a historic 80th Anniversary with over eighty performances in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. BMC's 2016 Summer Music Festival features a number of firsts—the operatic world-premiere of Falling Angel, an inaugural Jazz Institute, and a Dvo?ák in America Festival—in addition to an array of world-class artists including Grammy-winning banjo legend Béla Fleck, acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and esteemed BMC alumni. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career ConversationMichael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A total of 40 performances will take place in that venue, while an additional 13 performances will be presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of BalletThe Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from 11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

Violinist Jennider Koh to Perform with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 2/5Violinist Jennider Koh to Perform with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 01/19/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra led by music director Edo de Waart presents two performances with violinist Jennifer Koh on February 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Anna Clyne's Within Her Arms will be followed by Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Present BOLD MOVES, 2/10-21The Joffrey Ballet to Present BOLD MOVES, 2/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents "Bold Moves," a program of three contemporary ballets including a World Premiere by British choreographer Ashley Page, along with the return of two popular works from the Joffrey repertoire - Yuri Possokhov's RAkU and Ji?i Kylian's Forgotten Land plus live orchestral accompaniment from the Chicago Philharmonic, led by Joffrey Music Director Scott Speck, during every performance. "Bold Moves" is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, February 10-21, 2016. (more...)

Cleveland Play House & The Cleveland Orchestra to Present THE GOOD PEACHESCleveland Play House & The Cleveland Orchestra to Present THE GOOD PEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Cleveland Play House (CPH) and The Cleveland Orchestra announce details of their latest collaboration, The Good Peaches, a play commissioned by CPH and written by Pulitzer Prize and Roe Green Award-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes. The play will make its world premiere April 14 - 16 on the Allen Theatre stage. The Good Peaches features three actors and a 55-piece chamber orchestra and will be directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley and conducted by the Orchestra's Associate Conductor, Brett Mitchell. This presentation marks the third collaboration between CPH and the Orchestra and will feature music excerpted from Benjamin Britten's Sea Interludes and John Adams's Shaker Loops. This production is part of the New Ground Theatre Festival, CPH's annual showcase of new theatrical works, and was made possible by an Art Works Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which supports both the creation and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts. Additional support was made possible by New Ground Honorary Producer Roe Green, the Keithley Fund for Artistic Collaboration and Westlake Reed Leskosky. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet to Premiere FOR FOUR, Among Others, 2/4Pennsylvania Ballet to Premiere FOR FOUR, Among Others, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (January 6, 2015) – Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will take audiences on an emotional journey with four different choreographers in the upcoming performance of Strength and Longing. Nacho Duato's Without Words, Jerome Robbins' NY Export, Opus Jazz, Justin Peck's Chutes and Ladders, and Christopher Wheeldon's For Four will be featured February 4-7 at The Merriam Theater, supported by ALGER. (more...)

PA Ballet to Stage Three Company Premieres, Audience FavoritePA Ballet to Stage Three Company Premieres, Audience Favorite
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will take audiences on an emotional journey with four different choreographers in the upcoming performance of Strength and Longing. Nacho Duato's Without Words, Jerome Robbins' NY Export, Opus Jazz, Justin Peck's Chutes and Ladders, and Christopher Wheeldon's For Four will be featured February 4-7 at The Merriam Theater, supported by ALGER. (more...)

Benjamin Britten, THE SECRET GARDEN and More Set for Queensland Conservatorium's 2016 SeasonBenjamin Britten, THE SECRET GARDEN and More Set for Queensland Conservatorium's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University promises yet another captivating year of performance, featuring the talents of award-winning Australian director Bruce Beresford and a host of exceptional emerging and established musicians. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, TodayNational Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

For the first time, National Portrait Gallery visitors and staff will form a choir and perform in a free concert alongside members of Gallery's professional Portrait Choir at the Gallery's Late Shift on today 4 December. It will be the first public performance by the Gallery's Staff Choir. (more...)

Saint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingSaint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Saint Thomas Boy Choristers of the world-renowned Choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue perform with Sting The Coventry Carol tonight, December 2, 2015 during the NBC regional telecast of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting from 7- 8PM on NBC. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Wednesday, December 9, at 10am Sarasota Opera, in partnership with the Hermitage Artists Retreat in Englewood, FL, will present the second of their “Opera Talk” series with Baltimore-based composer and musician Ruby Fulton.  (more...)

Sarasota Opera and Hermitage Artist Retreat to Welcome Composer Ruby FultonSarasota Opera and Hermitage Artist Retreat to Welcome Composer Ruby Fulton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

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