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Sir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This FallSir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Esteemed conductor Sir Simon Rattle concludes his two-season Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this fall, leading four concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Maestro Rattle launched his Perspectives series last November, leading the Berliner Philharmoniker in a Beethoven symphony cycle over five consecutive days. (more...)

2016-17 Season of Ensembles Kicks Off at Merkin Concert Hall2016-17 Season of Ensembles Kicks Off at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The 33rd season of the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, chamber concerts showcasing Musicians from the Orchestra performing classical masterpieces and modern compositions in an intimate setting, will begin on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York PhilharmonicPrincipal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Video Roundup: HAMILTON Gets Three New Stars! Meet Burr, Angelica & Washington!Video Roundup: HAMILTON Gets Three New Stars! Meet Burr, Angelica & Washington!
by Ashley LaChant - Aug 1, 2016

As HAMILTON continues its journey as a nationwide phenomenon, the Chicago company is growing, and the Broadway cast has welcomed new changes since their 11 Tony award-winning sweep in June. As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, the Chicago production of HAMILTON has found its Aaron Burr in two-time Tony award nominee Joshua Henry, and the Broadway cast will now feature Mandy Gonzalez and Jonathan Kirkland as Angelica Schuyler and George Washington, respectively. (more...)

Breaking: JOSHUA HENRY and JONATHAN KIRKLAND Set to Star in HAMILTON in ChicagoBreaking: JOSHUA HENRY and JONATHAN KIRKLAND Set to Star in HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce two-time Tony Award nominee JOSHUA HENRY will lead the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr. JONATHAN KIRKLAND, who recently appeared in the Encores production of Cabin in Sky and NBC 'Shade of Blue,' will play George Washington.  (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez & Jonathan Kirkland Will Join HAMILTON in Chicago and Broadway!Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez & Jonathan Kirkland Will Join HAMILTON in Chicago and Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Two-time Tony Award nominee JOSHUA HENRY will lead the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Henry, who made his Broadway debut in IN THE HEIGHTS, received Tony Award nominations for his roles in VIOLET and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and just concluded the Broadway run of SHUFFLE ALONG where he created the role of 'Noble Sissle.' (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This OctoberInternational HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New York Philharmonic Shanghai Residency Performance Conducted by Alan GilbertPhoto Flash: First Look at New York Philharmonic Shanghai Residency Performance Conducted by Alan Gilbert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has completed its second annual Shanghai performance residency, July 2-8, part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, a cornerstone and founding component of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy. The week of concerts and coachings wrapped up with violinist Gil Shaham and Philharmonic cellists in the solo spotlight, Chaplin's City Lights screened with the score performed live, Very Young Composers, a side-by-side rehearsal with Shanghai Orchestra Academy students, and seminars, workshops, lessons, and coachings led by Philharmonic musicians and administration.  (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Updates to 175th Anniversary SeasonNew York Philharmonic Announces Updates to 175th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced updates to its 175th anniversary season in 2016-17. (more...)

World's Best Air Hockey Players Set to Compete for AHPA Championship TitleWorld's Best Air Hockey Players Set to Compete for AHPA Championship Title
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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Deseret Digital Media Launches BrandForge, a Native Advertising and Content Studio for Local Media CompaniesDeseret Digital Media Launches BrandForge, a Native Advertising and Content Studio for Local Media Companies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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New York Philharmonic Announces President's CouncilNew York Philharmonic Announces President's Council
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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NY Phil's Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 Replaces Piano Concerto No. 4 with Lang Lang in OctoberNY Phil's Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 Replaces Piano Concerto No. 4 with Lang Lang in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict, Lang Lang is unable to perform with the New York Philharmonic on October 5, 2016, as previously announced. On that program, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 will be replaced by Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, with the rest of the program remaining unchanged: Barto?k's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra. Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin will make his Philharmonic solo debut performing Mysteries of the Macabre. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Not Wild for Barry's Earnest Take on Wilde's EARNEST at NY PHIL BIENNIALBWW Opera Review: Not Wild for Barry's Earnest Take on Wilde's EARNEST at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 6, 2016

“There is no sense in which [the play] THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST needs to be an opera.” Those words aren't mine, but come directly from an article by Paul Kilbey in the program at last week's U.S. stage premiere of Irish composer/lyricist Gerald Barry's 2010 opera THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. But I couldn't agree more with the sentiment. (more...)

DANCE TO UNITE'S 3rd Annual Benefit Raises More Than $100,000DANCE TO UNITE'S 3rd Annual Benefit Raises More Than $100,000
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Dance to Unite raised more than $100,000 in support of the company's expanding free after-school dance and education programs at their 3rd Annual Benefit:One Way or Anotheron Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6pm at Avenues: The World School, located in Chelsea at 259 Tenth Avenue, NYC 10001. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Digitizes Videos of Robert Shaw's Choral Workshops; Online Now!Carnegie Hall Digitizes Videos of Robert Shaw's Choral Workshops; Online Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

In celebration of what would be renowned choral director and conductor Robert Shaw's 100th birthday, Carnegie Hall will make newly-digitized videos encompassing eight years' worth of landmark choral workshops led by Mr. Shaw at the Hall during the 1990s, available online for free for the first time, allowing viewers around the world the opportunity to observe this master musician and teacher at work. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

BWW Opera Review: SF vs. NY, Tilson Thomas vs. Gilbert, Mezzo vs. Baritone, But Audiences Take the LIEDBWW Opera Review: SF vs. NY, Tilson Thomas vs. Gilbert, Mezzo vs. Baritone, But Audiences Take the LIED
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 25, 2016

Earth Day has come and gone in 2016, but symphonic orchestra audiences in New York have lots to remember from this year's celebration, with performances of Mahler's DAS LIED VON DER ERDE (SONG OF THE EARTH). In less than a week, we had two different versions of the piece, with differing pluses and minuses: First, the San Francisco Symphony, under its music director, Michael Tilson Thomas performed the work at Carnegie Hall, then Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic had the home court advantage at Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall. (more...)

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