Carnegie Hall News

Breaking News: Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Just in from the NY Daily News, Joan Rivers is being brought out of the medically induced coma that she has been in since Thursday. The paper reports that the process could take until Tuesday, and that the full extent of whether or not Rivers has suffered a loss of cognitive or physical function is not yet known. (more...)

Joan Rivers Update - Melissa Rivers Has 'fingers crossed'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Reports this weekend have confirmed that there has been no progress for Joan Rivers, who is said to still be in a medically induced coma and fully dependent on life support machines. While Mt. Sinai hospital has not issued any updates on the legendary comedian's status, daughter Melissa did issue a Sunday statement that 'Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed'. (more...)

Operalia 2014 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support; Family to Make Tough Call
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers is currently on life support. Sources close to the star say that her life is completely dependent on machines at the moment, and in a few days, her family will be faced with the decision of whether or not to keep her on the life support. The family is holding out hopes that she will make a recovery of some sort very soon. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Opens Up: 'My Mother Would be Touched by the Tributes and Prayers'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has spoken out today after news broke that her mother been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital yesterday after she stopped breathing during a minor throat operation. The 81 year-old comedienne was having surgery on her vocal chords. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Helaine Levy to Receive Georgy Award at Arizona Theatre Company's 2014 Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Helaine Levy, Executive Director of the Diamond Family Philanthropies, will receive the Georgy Award from Arizona Theatre Company in recognition of the foundation's consistent support of ATC, her personal ongoing support of Tucson's not-for-profit community and her role in establishing the Non-Profit Loan Fund that assists not-for-profits with cash flow. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Feature Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 08/28/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar on September 19-20, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The concerts feature Ms. Weilerstein performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor along with Britten's “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8. (more...)

UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.' (more...)

Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Conductor Ludovic Morlot ushers in the month of September by leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two classical performances, Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, both at 8 pm. (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring Newest Live Show to Houston, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host featuring Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass will make its Houston debut Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 8 p.m., in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Presents Sphinx Virtuosi and Catalyst Quartet at Bass Concert Hall on 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. This 18-piece conductorless orchestra is comprised of alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players. These critically acclaimed cultural ambassadors unite each fall for a national tour. (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series 'Extreme Weight Loss,' airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT). (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway Coming to Ronnie Scott's, 29-30 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway will perform at Ronnie Scott's, Monday 29th September - Tuesday 30th September 2014. (more...)

Varla Jean Mermant to Peform at 54 Below, 9/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Varla Jean Merman is the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Returning to 54 Below on September 3 & 4 by popular demand, Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring Tom Judson at the piano. For Tickets please visit 54 Below online at http://54below.com/artist/varla-jean-merman/ or call 646 476-3551. (more...)

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