Kurt Weill News

Date of Birth: March 02, 1900
Date of Death: April 03, 1950 (50)
Birth Place: Dessau, GERMANY
Gender: Male
THE FACTS OF LIFE's Charlotte Rae to Release MemoirTHE FACTS OF LIFE's Charlotte Rae to Release Memoir
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Actress Charlotte Rae is best known for her role as Mrs. Garrett on the TV series "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life," but from "Car 54 Where Are You?" and Molly the Mail Carrier on "Sesame Street" to the current role opposite Meryl Streep in "Ricki and the Flash," her career has onstage and on screen has been the envy of industry members. However, life at home may not always have been as comedic as the characters she entertained the public with for several decades. Subjects discussed in Ms. Rae's new book entitled "The Facts Of My Life" (24.94/34.95, Nov, 2015) include: (more...)

Actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, Daughter of Playwright Bertolt Brecht, Dies at 84Actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, Daughter of Playwright Bertolt Brecht, Dies at 84
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2015

Daughter of German playwright and lead administrator of her father's literary estate, died on Monday. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This MonthAnn Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by Peter Napolitano, THE MUSIC OF MADELINE KAHN will feature several friends & colleagues of the comic legend, including her co-stars from Richard Rodgers' Two by Two, Walter Willison and Joan Copeland, with Lawrence Leritz, guest star on 'Cosby'. They will be joined by performers from theatre, cabaret & opera who have been inspired by Kahn, including Ann Harada (Avenue Q, "Smash"). Jeff Cubeta serves as music director.  (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart StyleBWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart Style
by Alix Cohen - Aug 29, 2015

Back in January, BroadwayWorld's lead cabaret reviewer Stephen Hanks announced he was giving up critiquing shows to start his own company, Cabaret Life Productions, through which he would publicize, promote, and help book cabaret performers, and also produce cabaret shows. Hanks' first major production out of the box is a monthly series at the Metropolitan Room called New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, that features talented artists recreating award-winning or highly-praised shows we wish we'd seen--a really good idea. Hanks' series launched Wednesday night with Mark Nadler's award-winning 2003 show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians). The Metropolitan Room was filled to the gills and abuzz with anticipation, as most of the audience was only familiar with the show's second-hand praise and/or the CD version of Nadler's performance. (more...)

Adrienne Haan to Make Carnegie Hall Debut with TEHORAH This OctoberAdrienne Haan to Make Carnegie Hall Debut with TEHORAH This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, will make her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm with her production of Tehorah. The concert is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations. Patrons of the event include the German and Israeli Ambassadors to the United Nations, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2015-2016 season with a newto-Washington staging of Georges Bizet's popular classic Carmen, September 19 to October 3 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Starring two French mezzo-sopranos-Clementine Margaine and Geraldine Chauvet- in the title role, this production also showcases two stars of flamenco dance, principal dancers Timo Nuñez (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance) and Fanny Ara. The production is staged by American director E. Loren Meeker and the WNO Orchestra is led by American conductor Evan Rogister. A special performance on Friday, October 2 features casting by current singers and alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (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...)

PLAY IT AGAIN: THE MOVIE MUSIC OF WOODY ALLEN to Feature Ute Lemper & MorePLAY IT AGAIN: THE MOVIE MUSIC OF WOODY ALLEN to Feature Ute Lemper & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Woody Allen is passionately devoted to music - in particular the jazz, swing, and popular music of the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's. His movies are a love letter to a glorious period in American music, featuring some of cinema's most memorable musical moments. Celebrate the collaboration between a great filmmaker and his passion for music with an evening of live performances by three of music's finest song interpreters on Thursday, October 8 at Town Hall in New York City. (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (more...)

Nicole Coffaro to Make NYC Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama, 8/16-17Nicole Coffaro to Make NYC Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

It's always exciting when talented young singers make their debuts at a well known New York City cabaret venue, and this coming weekend, on Sunday and Monday, August 16 and 17, at 7 PM each evening, 22 year old Nicole Coffaro, a recent graduate of Chapman University in Orange, CA, will be doing just that! Her show, simply titled 'Nicole Coffaro at Don't Tell Mama,' will feature Drew Wutke on piano and will reflect her eclectic tastes in music. (more...)

Composer Maury Yeston Set for Q&A at Southwark PlayhouseComposer Maury Yeston Set for Q&A at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway composer Maury Yeston is flying in from New York to see at first hand the acclaimed new version of his Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

Tommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th AnniversaryTommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

 The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomed 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, took place July 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by 270 people, the event raised $212,000 from a combination of ticket sales, silent and live auction proceeds, table sponsorships and individual and corporate contributions. (more...)

Karyn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in OctoberKaryn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. (more...)

Emmanuel Music's 2015-16 Season to Include All-Bach Program, Christoph Wolff & MoreEmmanuel Music's 2015-16 Season to Include All-Bach Program, Christoph Wolff & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Since taking over the baton at Emmanuel Music in 2010, Artistic Director Ryan Turner has traversed new territory with the critically acclaimed Chorus and Orchestra, from standing room only performances of 'The Great Gatsby' and 'A Little Night Music' to their first performance of Bach's 'St. John Passion' in seven years. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe, Montego Glover & More Join MasterVoices' 2015-16 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe, Montego Glover & More Join MasterVoices' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

New York City's famed Collegiate Chorale - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - announced four strategic initiatives that position the organization for its next phase of performing excellence. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Check out the fun a capella performance, made for Broadway Sleepout, below! (more...)

Provincetown's Tennessee Williams Fest to Feature International Productions & MoreProvincetown's Tennessee Williams Fest to Feature International Productions & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Every September, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest) draws theater-lovers from around the globe to celebrate the life, work, and enduring relevance of America's great playwright in performances of his classics, his daring experimental works, and new works Williams has inspired. Since its founding in 2006, the TW Festival has presented 58 plays by Williams, including ten world premieres. (more...)

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