Jonathan Larson News

 

Jonathan Larson News

Date of Birth: February 04, 1960
Date of Death: January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Gender: Male
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

RENT's 20th Anniversary Means Double the Revivals in NYC This FallRENT's 20th Anniversary Means Double the Revivals in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Viva la vie boheme! RENT's 20th anniversary is coming up, and NYC is celebrating with two revivals of Jonathan Larson's hit musical this fall. (more...)

BROADWAY BINGE: Wind Down Summer 2015 with These Musicals on Netflix!BROADWAY BINGE: Wind Down Summer 2015 with These Musicals on Netflix!
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2015

Can't make it to NYC before the end of the summer to see a Broadway show? Want to sing and dance in the comfort of your living room? BroadwayWorld has you covered with BROADWAY BINGE, a guide to all of the musicals or inspirations for hit Broadway musicals currently available for streaming on Netflix. So get out of the summer heat, get the popcorn ready, and check out the list below get your Broadway Binge on! (more...)

Joyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & DancersJoyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, proudly kicks-off its 2015 fall season on September 22 with a world premiere by Camille A. Brown & Dancers. The work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, will be performed by an all-female cast during the company's week-long engagement at The Joyce, which runs through September 27. Tickets are $10-$40 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge online at www.joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.    (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Rhino Theatre is StunningBWW Review: RENT at Rhino Theatre is Stunning
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2015

The Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes is now showing 'Rent' through August 23rd. (more...)

NYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming ShowsNYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced a new CheapTix program, which will make all single tickets to the first two performances of every NYTW production available to the general public at $25. The program will kick off with FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND begins previews on Friday, September 11, 2015 and officially opens on Monday, September 28, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18, 2015. Tickets for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND are now on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents the first offering of its 2015/16 OBERON Presents series - GHOST QUARTET, with Music, Lyrics, & Text by Dave Malloy, Developed & Arranged by Ghost Quartet, and Directed by Annie Tippe. Performances run September 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30PM, September 12 at 4PM and 7:30PM at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Wiley Hausam Named New Artistic & Executive Director of Broad StageWiley Hausam Named New Artistic & Executive Director of Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Board of Directors for The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center today announced the appointment of veteran arts executive Wiley Hausam as the organization's new Artistic and Executive Director. Hausam will assume his new role at The Broad Stage, which presents the best in classical and jazz music, opera recitals, theater, dance and children's programming, on October 1. He will be charged with leading the Santa Monica cultural institution in the next phase of its journey-including the opening of its newly expanded $23 million East Wing facilities on the SMC Performing Arts campus in early 2016-while building on its successful seven year legacy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: RENT Alumni Reunite for BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDESTAGE TUBE: RENT Alumni Reunite for BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

On Monday, June 22, 2015, over 25 company members (Broadway, National, International, Asian World Tour, Regional) of the multiple Tony-award winning musical RENT helped celebrate LGBT pride with a special tribute to Jonathan Larson's contributions to the theater and LGBT communities. On hand were special guest speakers and original RENT creative team members Marlies Yearby (Tony nominee, original RENT choreographer) and Billy Aronson (original RENT collaborator). Watch the Broadway Sings for Pride performance below! (more...)

Sedos to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!Sedos to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

From the writer and composer of Rent, Jonathan Larson's autobiographical tale of a young composer is a musical about the courage it takes to follow your dreams in tick, tick...BOOM!. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 12, 2015

Hoy tuvo lugar en el estudio Feedback de Barcelona la presentacion del reparto de 'RENT' que se estrenara en enero de 2016 y se han interpretado algunas de las canciones del musical, por Victor Arbelo (Mark) y Mireia Òrrit (Mimi). (more...)

Broadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel MirandaBroadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Nora Dominick - Aug 12, 2015

He is arguably the biggest composer of the biggest musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed Broadway with his critically adored, history-making new musical, Hamilton, which combines the two things he loves the most: hip-hop and musical theatre. On August 12, The New York Times published an extensive article on Miranda entitled 'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of 'Hamilton,' Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes.' From the loads of background information included, BroadwayWorld has put together a list of things we learned about the Broadway It-Guy. Check out the list below! (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 12, 2015

Nil Bofill (Mark) y Víctor Arbelo (Roger) protagonizarán la nueva versión de RENTprotagonizarán la nueva producción de RENT que se estrenará en enero de 2016. (more...)

Rogers Park-Area Theatres Offering New Flex PassRogers Park-Area Theatres Offering New Flex Pass
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, The Factory Theater, Lifeline Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for an eighth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. Dubbed "Chicago's answer to off-Broadway" by the Chicago Sun-Times, the quintet of companies garnered four Non-Equity Jeff Awards out of twenty-three nominations during the 2014-2015 season and are thrilled to share their neighborhood's commitment to excellence with the entire community, by offering this discounted pass with up to 75% savings over regular single tickets. (more...)

Anthony Rapp Guides RENT in Scotland, Starting Tonight with IF/THEN, LAST SHIP & AMERICAN IDIOT StarsAnthony Rapp Guides RENT in Scotland, Starting Tonight with IF/THEN, LAST SHIP & AMERICAN IDIOT Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Seeking to recapture the immediacy of this modern day classic, UAProductions pays tribute to the legacy of Larson's beloved masterpiece, with creative consultation from original Broadway cast member, Anthony Rapp. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway HistorySOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2015

Musical theatre is not generally known for being an early adopter of up-to-the-minute trends in popular music, particularly since the advent of rock n roll and the great divide between popular music and theatre music began in the 1950s. Nevertheless, the presence of modern music idioms in contemporary musicals is a fascinating and often wildly entertaining element to assess when analyzing the great pantheon of scores that have graced the Great White Way. With the predominance of rap music in popular music for the majority of the last 30 years, it comes as no surprise that many musicals have employed the genre in the storytelling and song styling designed specifically for the shows, but the level of success as storytelling devices, character showpieces and as authentic rap music itself varies. Of course, with HAMILTON set to open on Broadway later this month, all of New York City is talking about the persuasive power of the scores of Lin-Manuel Miranda, he who was responsible for multiple rap showstoppers in his self-penned Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS as well as the hip hop tunes in the screen-to-stage adaptation of BRING IT ON, so now is a perfect time to take a look back at some of the most memorable and revolutionary uses of rap music on Broadway to date. (more...)

RENT Begins 8/7 at The RhinoRENT Begins 8/7 at The Rhino
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

RENT is set in New York City's East Village, and this revolutionary rock musical is an imaginative retelling of the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme. This unforgettable and timeless story is about a group of starving artists, who, despite poverty and illness, learn to fall in love and find their voices, brings a universal message of hope for everyone. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Sets New Venue, 2015-16 SeasonCSULB Theatre Arts Sets New Venue, 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The CSULB Department of Theatre Arts and its graduate production arm, the LA Drama Critics Choice Award-winning California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) have selected and announced the 2015-2016 season of productions, all of which will be performed in theatrical venues on the California State University Long Beach campus. California Repertory performances will move from the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary and return to the University and Studio Theaters, located on the southeast corner of CSULB. The Cal Rep and University Players season runs September 25, 2015 through May 7, 2016, and includes three new works and a musical. Dates and details for the full season are included at the end of this release. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

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