Grant Wenaus News

John Brancy and Mario Antonio Marra Present World Premiere of FORCE at Hahn Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Acclaimed young baritone John Brancy and pianist Mario Antonio Marra, winners of the 2013 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition, will perform the world premiere of Force by up-and-coming composer Chris Kapica, as well as the famous Schumann song cycle Dichterliebe, works by Dvorak, and a trio of American standards at 7:30 pm in Hahn Hall tonight, March 4. (more...)

John Brancy and Mario Antonio Marra to Present World Premiere of FORCE at Hahn Hall, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Acclaimed young baritone John Brancy and pianist Mario Antonio Marra, winners of the 2013 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition, will perform the world premiere of Force by up-and-coming composer Chris Kapica, as well as the famous Schumann song cycle Dichterliebe, works by Dvorak, and a trio of American standards at 7:30 pm in Hahn Hall on Tuesday, March 4. Following the recital, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne will conduct a question-and-answer session with the performers on stage. (more...)

Music Academy of the West's 2013 Marilyn Horne Winners to Present World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The 2013 winners of the Music Academy of the West's Marilyn Horne Song Competition, baritone John Brancy and pianist Mario Antonio Marra, will perform the premiere of Force by up-and-coming composer Chris Kapica, Schumann's Dichterliebe, works by Dvorák, and American standards in a trio of East and West Coast recitals. The first will take place at the Music Academy's Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday, March 4, followed by Santa Monica's Broad Stage on Friday, March 7, and the National Opera Center in New York City on Sunday, March 16. The New York recital is part of OPERA America's Emerging Artist Recital Series, a showcase for finalists and prizewinners from the nation's most prestigious young artist programs and competitions. (more...)

The New Voices Collective to Present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE With Jenny Powers, Drew Gehling and More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The New Voices Collective will present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE: A Celebration of Songs by Yale Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present on Monday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. The concert will explore work by some of Yale's most exciting and famous alumni, as well as current composers in the Shen Musical Theatre writing program at Yale University. An amazing cast of Broadway's finest voices will include Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day..., The Minister's Wife), Jenny Powers (Its A Bird...Its a Plane...Its Superman, Donnybrook, Grease, Little Women), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Make Me A Song, See Rock City), and Michael Winther (Laramie Project Cycle, 33 Variations, Mamma Mia, Songs From An Unmade Bed) and J. Michael Zygo (Once, Rock of Ages), and will also feature emerging talent from Yale's musical theatre performance program. (more...)

MARCUS NANCE AND FRIENDS Returns to Metropolitan Room Tonight, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Marcus Nance and Friends return to the Metropolitan Room Perform in concert for one night only tonight, September 10 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

MARCUS NANCE AND FRIENDS Returns to Metropolitan Room, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Marcus Nance and Friends return to the Metropolitan Room Perform in concert for one night only on Monday, September 10 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Marcus Nance and Friends to Perform at Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Nance will be debuting at the Metropolitan Room in Marcus Nance and Friends where he will showcase the talents of Canadian Broadway stars Jeremy Kushnier and Bruce Dow, Canadian Idol winner Melissa O'Neil and American cabaret artist Tanya Holt. On piano will be the musical director of Broadway?s Jesus Christ Superstar Rick Fox and distinguished professor of music at NYU Grant Wenaus. The performance will also welcome bassist Jonas Tauber. (more...)

NEW VOICES at NYU Features Rory O'Malley, Rebecca Luker and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The New Voices Collective present NEW VOICES at NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present, tonight Monday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Rebecca Luker, et al. Perform at NYU Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

New Voice Collective and NYU Steinhardt School, program in vocal performance, present NEW VOICES AT NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers Past and Present tonight April 16 at 8:00 PM Frederick Loewe Theatre 35 WEST 4TH STREET. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Marcus Nance and Friends to Perform at Metropolitan Room, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Nance will be debuting at the Metropolitan Room in Marcus Nance and Friends where he will showcase the talents of Canadian Broadway stars Jeremy Kushnier and Bruce Dow, Canadian Idol winner Melissa O?Neil and American cabaret artist Tanya Holt. On piano will be the musical director of Broadway?s Jesus Christ Superstar Rick Fox and distinguished professor of music at NYU Grant Wenaus. The performance will also welcome bassist Jonas Tauber. (more...)

NEW VOICES at NYU Will Feature Rory O'Malley, Rebecca Luker and More, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

The New Voices Collective will to present NEW VOICES at NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present on Monday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Rebecca Luker, et al. to Perform at NYU, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

New Voice Collective and NYU Steinhardt School, program in vocal performance, present NEW VOICES AT NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers Past and Present Monday, April 16 at 8:00 PM Frederick Loewe Theatre 35 WEST 4TH STREET. The concert will explore work by current composers in the NYU Musical Theatre writing program, as well as work by some of NYU's most exciting and famous alumni. (more...)

Luker, Kennedy & Cosgrove Set for IN DEVELOPMENT at Symphony Space, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2011

The New Voices Collective is excited to announce IN DEVELOPMENT: New Songs from New Shows, New Voices' triumphant return to its original home at Peter Norton Symphony Space, on Monday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Lauren Kennedy, Rebecca Luker, et al. Set for IN DEVELOPMENT Concert, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2011

The New Voices Collective is gearing up for IN DEVELOPMENT: New Songs from New Shows, New Voices' triumphant return to its original home at Peter Norton Symphony Space, this coming Monday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. An incredible roster of composers have contributed songs from their new musicals, providing a 'sneak peek' at an interesting array of projects, such as Homemade Fusion by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond and Bunnicula by Sam Davis and Mark Waldrop. (more...)

Luker, Kennedy & Cosgrove Set for IN DEVELOPMENT at Symphony Space, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

The New Voices Collective is excited to announce IN DEVELOPMENT: New Songs from New Shows, New Voices' triumphant return to its original home at Peter Norton Symphony Space, on Monday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Floyd Collins: How Glory Goes
by Jena Tesse Fox - Feb 17, 2008

NYU's Steinhardt School is presenting Adam Guettel's challenging new musical this weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Floyd Collins' at NYU thru Feb.17
by BWW - Feb 11, 2008

Floyd Collins, currently presented by NYU Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance, continues performances through February 17, 2008. (more...)

Keenan-Bolger, Foa, Etc. to Honor Sapp in 5/7 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2007

The late Molly Sapp, life partner of noted vocal coach Melody Racine, will be honored in a special evening featuring performances by are graduates of the prestigious University of Michigan School of Music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Applause for the Golden Boy - The Music of Charles Strouse
by Ben Strothmann - Mar 29, 2006

Victoria Clark, Alexander Gemignani, Daniel Reichard, Michael Gruber and others joined the American Musicals Project's annual benefit concert, 'Applause for the Golden Boy: The Music of Charles Strouse.' The evening showcased Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and other works by Charles Strouse, who made a special appearance. (more...)

Gurwin, Wilfert and More Celebrate Arthur Schwartz in March 6 AMP Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2006

Danny Gurwin and Sally Wilfert will be among the performers celebrating the songs of the musically versatile Arthur Schwartz in the New-York Historical Society's March 6th benefit concert (more...)

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