Kurt Weill News

Date of Birth: March 02, 1900
Date of Death: April 03, 1950 (50)
Birth Place: Dessau, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Nina Simone's Historic Philips Years Celebrated with Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic AlbumsNina Simone's Historic Philips Years Celebrated with Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

 From 1964 to 1967, the extraordinary Nina Simone released seven albums on PhilipsRecords, further establishing her peerless artistic expression and singular voice. During this exceptional purple patch, she recorded some of her best and most important work of her career, much of it fuelled by the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of 1960s America. In conjunction with their 60(th) anniversary this year, Verve is celebrating the genius of Simone, the supernaturally gifted singer, pianist and prolific songwriter, and her incredible mid-'60s run with the release of her entire Philips catalog on vinyl. (more...)

Nina Simone's Historic Philips Years Celebrated with Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind, High Priestess of SoulNina Simone's Historic Philips Years Celebrated with Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind, High Priestess of Soul
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKSTheatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

Wonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALEWonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This October, A Gothic Folktale opens the 2016-2017 Wonderbound season with a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley and His Band and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this original production will pull audiences into the curious world under the big-top. (more...)

Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallele (OP) will present the world premiere of Xochitl and the Flowers, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Jorge Argueta and with a libretto by Opera Parallele's Roma Olvera, three free performances will be presented November 17 and 19 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. The fully staged and costumed production will be developed during an innovative eight-week residency with third grade students of the Alvarado Elementary School Spanish Immersion Program in San Francisco, assisted by the Opera Parallele creative team and professional singers. Performances will be given Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm and Saturday, November 19, at 11 am and 1 pm at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street in San Francisco. Admission is free, but past Hands-on-Opera performances have filled up quickly, so audience members are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visitwww.operaparallele.org . (more...)

MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative New Show MONOPOLY at Metropolitan Room, 10/15 & 11/20 at 7 pmMAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative New Show MONOPOLY at Metropolitan Room, 10/15 & 11/20 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

When singer Billie Roe returned to performing in 2012 after a nearly 30-year hiatus, she set the New York cabaret scene on fire, winning the annual MetroStar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room and capturing a 2012 Bistro Award for "Outstanding Theme Show" for her compelling Dangerous Women: Life In Film Noir. Roe quickly followed that up with her critically acclaimed Tom Waits Tribute Show 1978 NYC Underground, which earned her another Bistro Award and also a 2014 MAC Award for "Best Female Vocalist." Now Billie is back again, this time with a uniquely provocative musical show, MONOPOLY: SINGING THE LIVES FROM BALTIC AVENUE TO BOARDWALK, that combines biting political commentary, humanity, and humor with songs by composers as diverse as Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, and Bono from U2. Roe continues her three-show run on October 15 and November 20, both shows at 7 pm. (more...)

Emmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens TheatreEmmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Queens Theatre will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 GalaPhoto Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actor Richard Thomas will host Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala "The Night They Invented Champagne: Celebrating Lerner & Loewe" on Monday evening, September 19.  Performing the music of the legendary Broadway composing team will be artists Britney Coleman, Kristen Hahn, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Mark Lukas, Howard McGillin, Ciara Renee, Mary Testa, Richard Troxell, Max von Essen, Nicholas Ward, and members of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Gala Director is Chase Brock, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.  (more...)

Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen Take to New York and London as HAROLD AND BROADAnita Gillette & Harold Sanditen Take to New York and London as HAROLD AND BROAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

What do Anita Gillette (multiple award-winning Broadway actress and beloved star of theatre, film and television), and Harold Sanditen (international cabaret favourite and charismatic emcee in London's West End) have in common? (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Stage Original Show SONGS OF THE GREAT WARMusical Theater Heritage to Stage Original Show SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This year's second original show from Musical Theater Heritage will be 'SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR,' October 6 - 16, sponsored by the NATIONAL WORLD WAR l MUSEUM & MEMORIAL and with funding provided WILLIAM T. KEMPER, II CHARITABLE TRUST. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKSTheater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

'Life Masks,' an evening of new works by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado, celebrates that even though you might now be of 'a certain age,' you still can fight for what you believe.  Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presents the evening September 29 to October 15. (more...)

TD Jazz, Deborah Voigt and More Set for The Royal Conservatory of Music's November 2016 LineupTD Jazz, Deborah Voigt and More Set for The Royal Conservatory of Music's November 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its November 2016 concerts, including: TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio continues with Stefano Bollani Trio & Roberto Occhipinti Trio; Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage features Noa and Aviva Chernick; Chucho Valdes and Joe Lovano return to Koerner Hall; Generation Next introduces the rising stars of tomorrow; and debuts by Deborah Voigt and Viktoria Mullova with Accademia Bizantina. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI to Open Season 28 at The BLUEBARN TheatreTHE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI to Open Season 28 at The BLUEBARN Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to open Season 28 with Bertolt Brecht's compelling and timely drama, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. (more...)

BWW Review: CRADLE WILL ROCK, a Musical Product of the Federal Theatre Project, is Next Musical Theatre Project StagingBWW Review: CRADLE WILL ROCK, a Musical Product of the Federal Theatre Project, is Next Musical Theatre Project Staging
by Roy Berko - Sep 13, 2016

In 1929 the country was plunged into a financial collapse. The result was a diminishment of funds for not only food and housing, but the collapse of the arts, including the film and theatre industries. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Opera Exposures to Present Recital Honoring Elizabeth Taylor BrowningOpera Exposures to Present Recital Honoring Elizabeth Taylor Browning
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Opera Exposures  (http://www.operaexposures.org), the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present  a special recital celebrating  Elizabeth Taylor Browning, the first African American opera singer to gain recognition in Europe and the United States in the mid to late 19th century, on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00 PM at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road.  Tickets, available at the door, are $25. Children under ten will be admitted free of charge. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season LineupKelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

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