David Byrne News

The American Composers Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season - ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND, BLUES SYMPHONY & BEYOND and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 2014-2015 season strengthens the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Now in its 11th year at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble, and this year features the rarely performed orchestral music of pioneering composer and performer Meredith Monk, holder of the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall (Monk's Sphere, November 21). Orchestra Underground brings cabaret, pop, and jazz traditions into the concert hall in a program featuring Kurt Weill's cabaret cult classic The Seven Deadly Sins sung by Shara Worden (Sin & Songs, February 27). For the first time in several seasons, ACO returns to performing with full symphonic forces outside of Carnegie Hall - the orchestra's April concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center will showcase the New York premiere ofWynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony. (more...)

Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Announces Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, has announced a rush ticket policy. A limited number of $40 day-of-performance rush tickets will be available at The Public's Taub Box Office (425 Lafayette Street, NYC) starting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14 for that evening's performance, and on all subsequent Tuesdays and Wednesdays for evening performances through May 14. Beginning May 19, the $40 rush seats are available at the Taub Box Office, starting at 6:00 p.m. on all Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for those evening performances. Tickets subject to availability, and the offer is good for two tickets per person, cash only. For more info and tickets to Here Lies Love, please visit http://www.herelieslove.com/. (more...)

Art, Dance, Music, Theatre: Luminato 2014 Has It All
by Catherine Kustanczy - Apr 09, 2014

Program details for the Toronto-based Luminato festival, now in its eighth year, were unveiled Tuesday morning in a packed room at the modern MaRS Discovery Centre. Heralded by a Brazilian drum corps, Luminato's moustachioed Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt made his entrance, shyly smiling and shaking hands as he made his way up the aisle, before introducing a comprehensive look at this year's festival. (more...)

LUMINATO to Present If I Loved You, Gentlemen Prefer Broadway: An Evening Of Love Duets
by Alan Henry - Apr 08, 2014

Luminato Festival is thrilled to present the world premiere of IF I LOVED YOU: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway - An Evening Of Love Duets, conceived by composer, singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright, for one night only on Saturday, June 14 at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. (more...)

Monuments to Release Upcoming LP 'BRIGADUNE', 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Monuments, one of Greenpoint, Brooklyn's best-loved bands, is celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Brigadune, due for release April 29, 2014 (more...)

Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Gets Cast Recording! Release Set for 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, has been recorded and will be released on April 22nd, just one week into its upcoming open-ended commercial run at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City). (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Amapola Dry to Perform Live at NUBLU, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Amapola Dry will perform live at NUBLU on April 26, 2014 at 10:00pm. NUBLU is located at 62 Avenue C between 4th and 5th Street in the East Village. (more...)

Natalie Merchant to Play Carnegie Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Lovestream Concert Now Online to Celebrate Release of Sherie Rene Scott's ALL WILL BE WELL Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

A special new Lovestream concert is now available online to celebrate the release of Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions. The new Sh-K-Boom Records album is now available as a digital exclusive on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. (more...)

Jacaranda to Present David Byrne's THE KNEE PLAYS, 3/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Jacaranda will perform 'The Knee Plays' by David Byrne, the famed driving force of the 'art rock' band the Talking Heads. This program of 1980s film, theater and ceremonial music is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's citywide 'Minimalist Jukebox' (March 16-May 4). Robert Wilson's ambitious, unfinished opera 'the CIVIL warS' was intended for the 1984 Olympics Arts Festival in Los Angeles. 'The Knee Plays' was conceived as a set of 14 short interludes between sections of the opera to span an entire day. Jacaranda's offering of the entire set, which Byrne toured widely and recorded, will complement the L.A. Phil's two performances of the opera's 'Rome Section' by Philip Glass. Together, they constitute the only two completed parts of 'the CIVIL warS' - united in Los Angeles for the first time ever. 'The Knee Plays' tour ended in 1988. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harvey Fierstein, Sheldon Harnick & More Take Part in Public Theater's AN EVENING WITH TEVYA AND CHAVA Forum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Last night at Joe's Pub at The Public, Harvey Fierstein, who played a celebrated Tevye in the 2004 revival of Fiddler; Fiddler on the Roof co-creator Sheldon Harnick; original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; renowned Yiddish theatermaker Jenny Romaine; Taniesha Duggan, Director of Audience Engagement of Hartbeat Ensemble; andAlisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders, discussed how successive generations of storytellers used Sholom-Alechem's characters to reflect changing concerns about family, identity, and more. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ROCKY's Star-Studded Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway last night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flahertyand Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld was on the windy and frigid red carpet and you can check out photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Tan Dun's THE MAP Set for NYU Skirball Center, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Tan Dun's The Map will be performed by the NYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Cyr and featuring cellist Wendy Sutter on Monday, May 12 to close the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Visions + Voices focuses on China; it began in February and runs through May 12. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Extended Sneak Peek at The Public's Return Engagement of HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, begins performances on April 14th with an opening night set for May 1st at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Below, check out an extended sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Public Theater Continues Forum Series with Sarah Lewis, Jose Rivera & Carrie Mae Weems, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Public Theater will continue its Spring Public Forum series with an exciting new Public Forum Solo, SARAH LEWIS: PICTURES AND PROGRESS, on Monday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Member tickets are on sale now. Single tickets, starting at $25, go on sale Wednesday, March 12 and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Ani Cordero to Release New Album RECORDAR, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

On April 29, 2014, Ani Cordero is set to release her new album titled Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love and Protest, revisiting songs from the 1930s-1970s that highlight influential artists who provided the soundtrack for social change. Ani, along with co-producer Sérgio Dias of the legendary Os Mutantes, are re-introducing 11 classic songs and their iconic writers to new audiences. The songs are by musical folk heroes like Víctor Jara, Alí Primera, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Chavela Vargas, Violeta Parra and many more. Recordar re-imagines music from the Nueva Canción movement of Latin American and Iberian folk-inspired and socially-committed music. (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana, Conrad Ricamora & More to Return to HERE LIES LOVE; Previews Begin 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Joey Parnes Productions and EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) today announced casting and dates for The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love. Performances will begin on April 14th with an opening night set for May 1st at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City) for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott to Release New Album 'ALL WILL BE WELL' this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive on March 25. The stirring pop record combines contemporary rock, jazz and folk elements with revealing interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads and Noah and the Whale as well as skillful originals by Sherie and Todd Almond, who serves as producer arranger and Music Director. The recording, co-produced by Ms. Scott with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive music video for the single 'Oh, Sean' is now available; customers who pre-order the album receive an immediate audio download of the song. A special online concert Lovestream will be broadcast on March 25 at www.sh-k-boom.com. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. To pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/sherierenescott-allwillbewell. (more...)

ETHEL and Kaki King Announce National Tour of ...AND OTHER STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Acclaimed new-classic string quartet, ETHEL, and groundbreaking guitarist KAKI KING, today announced a multi-city national tour of their debut collaborative concert "...And Other Stories." These prolific non-conformists celebrate their disparate sound worlds in an epic strings/guitar exchange filled with brilliant instrumental flair, rich sonic adventures and flights of fantastic storytelling. (more...)

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