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Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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BWW Reviews: GOTTA DANCE at SF SymphonyBWW Reviews: GOTTA DANCE at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 31, 2015

San Francisco announced its new season recently, including the continuation of its film series with another John Williams favorite, ET, the reprise of Vertigo, and two Christmas classics - one a musical - Nightmare Before Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life. But Saturday night saw something more familiar to BroadwayWorld's favorite subject: musical theatre (more...)

TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

TSO POPS presents AS HEARD ON TV with Special Guest Nicole Parker and TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on April 14 & 15, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Receive New Dramtatists' Distinguished Achievement AwardTony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Receive New Dramtatists' Distinguished Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Tony Award winner and Actors Fund board chair Brian Stokes Mitchell will be presented with the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at the New Dramatists' 66th Annual Spring Luncheon. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIESPHOTO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in Spielberg Thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

DreamWorks Pictures'/Fox 2000 Pictures' upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler's List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

Parkening International Guitar Competition Announces 15 Musicians for 4th Annual Contest, 5/28-30Parkening International Guitar Competition Announces 15 Musicians for 4th Annual Contest, 5/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors for its fourth triennial competition. Representing 11 countries, they will vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions, competing at Pepperdine University from Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, 2015, on the University's campus in Malibu, California. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents FOUR HORNS Featuring Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 3/27-29The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents FOUR HORNS Featuring Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada for his Heinz Hall debut in "Four Horns," A BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert weekend, March 27-29. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial SeasonBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Release Date Revealed for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS; Felicity Jones to Star in First Spin-Off 'Rogue'Release Date Revealed for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS; Felicity Jones to Star in First Spin-Off 'Rogue'
by Movies News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Variety reports that Disney and Lucasfilm have announced details of the upcoming STAR WARS film, subtitled 'The Force Awakens' at its annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

NJ Renaissance Faire to Debut Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe at Open Arts StageNJ Renaissance Faire to Debut Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe at Open Arts Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Join New Jersey Renaissance Faire and Open Arts Stage for the debut performance of Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Brought to you by the people behind the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, the cast of Wise Kraken performs comedy without a net or a script, and every show is different. (more...)

ASCAP Honors Top Film & Television Music Composers at 30th Annual Awards CelebrationASCAP Honors Top Film & Television Music Composers at 30th Annual Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 30th annual Film & Television Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA (more...)

Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next MonthPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' April 2 - 14, 2015. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on VinylUniversal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents THE CHIEFTAINS, 3/19-21The Pacific Symphony Presents THE CHIEFTAINS, 3/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Highly regarded for popularizing traditional Irish folk music across the world, “The Chieftains” bring their bagpipes, banjos and exciting musicality to Pacific Symphony Pops for an extension of this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations! Co-founder Paddy Moloney and his band have won six Grammy Awards, released 58 albums and performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Great Wall of China. By collaborating with contemporary musicians across multiple genres—Pavarotti, Van Morrison, Ziggy Marley and Elvis Costello, to name a few—The Chieftains have enjoyed more than 50 years at the top of the modern music charts. Their international fame stems from their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music. The music on their new album, “Voice of Ages,” remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began. (more...)

San Antonio Symphony to 'Spring' Into Action with Abba, John Williams, Handel's MESSIAH and MoreSan Antonio Symphony to 'Spring' Into Action with Abba, John Williams, Handel's MESSIAH and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Following the acclaimed Strauss Festival that wrapped up its winter season, the San AntonioSymphony is closing out its year with a stellar series of musical performances ranging from the always popular Pops series featuring ARRIVAL from Sweden performing The Music of ABBA, a musical tribute the John Williams to an exploration of Baroque, with Handel's Messiah. (more...)

CSO Youth Orchestra to Perform Winter Concert, 3/9CSO Youth Orchestra to Perform Winter Concert, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

February 25, 2015 – Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras (CSOYO) continue their 2014/15 season on March 9 at 7:30pm at Brainerd Baptist Church with a concert performed by the CSOYO Symphony with Gary Wilkes conducting, featuring An American in Paris by George Gershwin and Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin. Gershwin's orchestral masterpiece, featured in the MGM movie of the same title, takes us musically through the streets and shops of Paris as American tourists gawk and take in the wonderful sights, from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre (listen for the French taxi horns). Borodin's wonderful dances from his opera Prince Igor are still delightful to listeners today. It is Russian music at its best with beautiful exotic melodies and powerful rhythms. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Superheroes Family ConcertPacific Symphony Presents Superheroes Family Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Pacific Symphony suits up for an action-packed musical adventure of crime-fighting fun as Family Musical Mornings continues with “Superheroes!” By harnessing the power of music, Captain Symphony (Daniel Emmett) and his family of superheroes, The Winged Woodwind (Diane Manaster) and Super String (Stephanie Draude), defeat the malevolent Percussionator (Ron Banks), who is trying to tear apart the orchestra! (more...)

Itzhak Perlman Returning to Van Wezel, 3/21Itzhak Perlman Returning to Van Wezel, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm. Itzhak enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Opens In The West End!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Opens In The West End!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, opened last night, Tuesday 24 February 2014 at the Aldwych Theatre, London. Directed by Marc Bruni, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (more...)

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