Kurt Weill News

Date of Birth: March 02, 1900
Date of Death: April 03, 1950 (50)
Birth Place: Dessau, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMFBrian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $10,000 Awarded to Brevard Music CenterMore Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $10,000 Awarded to Brevard Music Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to Brevard Music Center (BMC) to support the 2017 production of the opera, Street Scene, a featured part of BMC's 2017 Kurt Weill Festival.  The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This JulyMichael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOpera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreCasting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERSClassical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

Chicago Folks Operetta Announces Chicago Premiere of Anti-War Operetta JOHNNY JOHNSONChicago Folks Operetta Announces Chicago Premiere of Anti-War Operetta JOHNNY JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playng at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This SummerMITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Brevard Music Festival 2017 Season Opening Weekend Features Lee Ann WomackBrevard Music Festival 2017 Season Opening Weekend Features Lee Ann Womack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Brevard Music Center's 81st anniversary season offers an extraordinary and diverse schedule of musical performances and exciting guest performers. The BMC Presents series, which brings big-name musicians from outside of the classical music tradition to Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, will welcome Grammy and CMA-award winning country artist Lee Ann Womack to the stage on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 PM, as part of the Music Festival's Saturday Spectacular, a special part of the opening weekend. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th SeasonToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

ActorsNET Continue its Season with AN INSPECTOR CALLSActorsNET Continue its Season with AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

ActorsNET in Morrisville, Pennsylvania continues its 21st season with British dramatist J.B. Priestley's classic mystery, AN INSPECTOR CALLS. James Cordingley of Lawrenceville, NJ directs this atmospheric thriller about a wealthy family whose dinner is interrupted by a police investigator probing the death of a young woman. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' 2017 National Conference in Detroit, June 6-8, will focus on the ways forward for orchestras in an uncertain public policy landscape. Using the story of Detroit's revitalization and resurgent creative community as a backdrop, the Conference will include a diverse array of civic, business, and cultural voices, including many from the Motor City. (more...)

PianoFight Presents CIRCUS SCREAMS by Samson Y HissPianoFight Presents CIRCUS SCREAMS by Samson Y Hiss
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

"Screams rend the air, blood stains the ground, and the show goes on. Circus performers are being killed. The psychotic motorcycle stuntman, Suicide Sid is killing off other circus performers. One by one they are falling. By blade, hanging, arrow, and flame. It's unnerving. It's horrifying. And it won't stop until he is left with no other choice, but to take to the air and end it." - Samson Y Hiss (more...)

Nexas Quartet with Peter Coleman-Wright Come to Independent TheatreNexas Quartet with Peter Coleman-Wright Come to Independent Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The last-Sunday-of-the-month chamber music series at the spectacular - and acoustically perfect - venue has been a runaway success, offering a scrumptious afternoon tea from 2:30 as a prelude to a 3:30 concert from some of Australia's most exciting musicians. Music, food and drink… an irresistible triple treat! (more...)

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Cancels RUSSIAN TREASURES: An Evening of Comedy & Romance Due to Company InjuriesGelsey Kirkland Ballet Cancels RUSSIAN TREASURES: An Evening of Comedy & Romance Due to Company Injuries
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Today, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet announced the company will be cancelling its upcoming program, Russian Treasures, due to several injuries within the company. Russian Treasures was slated to be the third program of the company's 2016/2017 season, featuring Marius Petipa's hilarious one-act comedy Cavalry Halt, as well as pieces by Leonid Yakobson, Leonid Lavrovsky, and Kasyan Goleizovsky.  (more...)

BWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse StageBWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - May 8, 2017

The Syracuse University (SU) Department of Drama is performing the powerful and engaging music of German composer Kurt Weill in its production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage at the Storch Theatre at Syracuse Stage. The entertaining production, directed by Syracuse University faculty member David Lowenstein, sets course from 1930s Berlin to 1950s America, the time in which Weill's avant-garde style and gorgeous music gained international fame. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARRY HARRYPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARRY HARRY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Performances began April 25, 2017 at for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH Gets First-Ever Musical Staging with Highbury Opera TheatreNick Hornby's FEVER PITCH Gets First-Ever Musical Staging with Highbury Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Marking 25 years since it was first published, Nick Hornby's iconic Fever Pitch is to receive its first-ever musical staging courtesy of Highbury Opera Theatre. (more...)

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