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Kurt Weill News

Date Of Birth:
March 02, 1900
Date Of Death:
April 03, 1950 (50)
Birth Place:
Dessau, GERMANY
Gender:
Male
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Audra McDonald Coming to Pittsburgh's Landmark Byham Theater, 4/15Audra McDonald Coming to Pittsburgh's Landmark Byham Theater, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Hill House Association (www.hillhouse.org) will present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in concert for one night only. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15(th) at the landmark Byham Theater. (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents CABARET SONGS with Susan Lorette Dunn, 3/21The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents CABARET SONGS with Susan Lorette Dunn, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Saturday, March 21, Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcome mezzo-soprano SUSAN LORETTE DUNN back to The VETS for a performance of Kurt Weill's Cabaret Songs. The concert program also features Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Dvo?ák's Carnival Overture. Jane S. Nelson is Concert Sponsor. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's Delicious Thievery in A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Reviews: It's Delicious Thievery in A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 25, 2015

The first thing you notice when you step into the theater for A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA is Frederica Nascimento's stunningly vivid set design. It's a deconstruction in which none of the elements are hidden: lighting instruments are in plain sight; pieces of scenery hang suggestively from the rails but without trying to make a complete picture; furniture litters the upstage areas and props are scattered about; the band is in plain view tuning up on one side and actors in rags are already roaming the audience. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA; JULIUS CAESAR Up Next!Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA; JULIUS CAESAR Up Next!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation, now through May 9 (press opening February 21) and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, March 22 to May 8 (press opening March 28). While both plays spoke to the times in which they were first produced - Weimar Germany and Elizabethan England, respectively-they also speak to this season's theme of REVOLUTION, most especially from a socio-political point of view. Scroll down for a first look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA cast in action! (more...)

Jodi Stevens to Bring A BROAD'S WAY to MTC MainStage, 3/7-8Jodi Stevens to Bring A BROAD'S WAY to MTC MainStage, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, presents Broadway star Jodi Stevens in her critically-acclaimed cabaret act 'A Broad's Way' for two performances only. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the hilarious comedy by Moss Hart, LIGHT UP THE SKY, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Garvin Theatre, March 4-21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY AND TUESDAY Opens to the Delight of Kansas City AudiencesBWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY AND TUESDAY Opens to the Delight of Kansas City Audiences
by Steve Wilson - Feb 17, 2015

The first offering for 2015 of Musical Monday and Tuesday opened Monday night February 16 at the Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center. Musical Monday has always been an audience favorite and for 2015, Musical Theater Heritage added Tuesdays to the performance schedule. Hosted by Tim Scott the production featured songs from the Broadway musical Big River, bluegrass, and country. The production was like a big river out of its banks flooding the theater with fantastic vocals by some of the best vocalist in Kansas City. (more...)

BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Feb 15, 2015

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill made its journey to the Kansas City theater scene with the opening Saturday night February 14 at the White Theatre located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. The White Theatre celebrates two first on their stage with Paul Hough directing the debut of From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and the first time the musical appeared at the theater. Hough directed the play in Los Angeles in 1985, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production and Direction. Hough was Director of Production for the American Heartland Theatre from 1996 until it closed its doors in 2013. (more...)

Todd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERATodd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly ClubJacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are two of Australia's leading operatic performers, and between them have won a slew of awards for their stunning portrayals of Opera's finest characters. In their new cabaret production, Strange Bedfellows, they play their darkest and rawest characters yet: themselves. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Xoregos Performing Company's HARLEM REMEMBEREDPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Xoregos Performing Company's HARLEM REMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Xoregos Performing Company is proud to present Harlem Remembered: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, a series of free performances throughout Black History Month spotlighting the drama, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, at various venues in New York City and Westchester and Orange counties. The program features theatrical events as well as music, dance, storytelling and poetry. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast below! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Bring LOST IN THE STARS to Garner Galleria Theatre, 4/11-12Annaleigh Ashford to Bring LOST IN THE STARS to Garner Galleria Theatre, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Colorado native and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford will be performing in ANNALEIGH ASHFORD - LOST IN THE STARS at The Garner Galleria Theatre April 11 & 12 only. Tickets go on sale to current DCPA subscribers starting at 10a on Monday, February 16th by calling 303.893.4100 or visiting denvercenter.org. A public on-sale will follow on February 19th at 10a. (more...)

Tom Allen's BROOKLYN BOHEMIANS Set for Hudson Village Theatre, 2/22Tom Allen's BROOKLYN BOHEMIANS Set for Hudson Village Theatre, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

CBC's Shift host Tom Allen has created a unique cabaret show that will make a special stop at the Hudson Village Theatre on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2pm. (more...)

NYC Premiere of SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS and More Set for Irondale's 2015 SeasonNYC Premiere of SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS and More Set for Irondale's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

This Spring, Irondale Ensemble heats up Ft. Greene with its dynamic 33rd Season -- featuring the New York Premiere of Peter Kleinert's revival of Saint Joan of the Stockyards, May 22-June 13. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnnaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Preview: The World Goes 'Round at Scarborough Musical TheatreBWW Preview: The World Goes 'Round at Scarborough Musical Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Feb 7, 2015

In the musical theatre today, it seems the world goes 'round the shows of composer John Kander & lyricist, the late Fred Ebb. On Broadway, one of their final musicals 'The Visit,' starring Chita Rivera with a book by Terrence McNally, begins previews next Month and opens in April. (more...)

Shaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual MeetingShaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Board Chair Andrew M. Pringle announced the appointment of Lord Mayor Pat Darte and Arlene Carson to the Board of Governors during the Shaw Festival's Annual General Meeting earlier today. (more...)

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