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Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Upcoming CD Releases for March 2015Upcoming CD Releases for March 2015
by - Mar 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for March, 2015. (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony to Close Out Season with CANDIDE, 5/15Oakland East Bay Symphony to Close Out Season with CANDIDE, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Oakland, CA, February 27, 2015 – The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan conclude their 2014-2015 season with “all the best in the best of all possible worlds” in the form of Leonard Bernstein's masterful and droll take on Voltaire's biting, farcical satire, Candide, which will be given one performance only Friday, May 15, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway in Oakland. The Symphony and Maestro Morgan will be joined in the concert performance by the Oakland Symphony Chorus and soloists. For tickets and information, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, the Shubert will celebrate with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 6:00pm. This exclusive evening will include an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest starts. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/13-15The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

For more than 60 years, audiences have fallen in love with "Singin' in the Rain" and its award-winning on-screen performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. On March 13-15, audiences can experience the film in a new way with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the PNC Pops series. (more...)

LITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next WeekLITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' in the new Broadway revival of On The Town this March for six performances only, while her fellow New York City Ballet principal dancer, and sister-in law, Megan Fairchild is on vacation. Peck will play the role at the following performances: March 3rd at 7pm, March 4th at 2pm and 8pm, March 14th at 2pm and 8pm, and March 15th at 3pm. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

World-renowned singer and artist Frederica von Stade will take the stage on March 20 to perform with Longy's Sistema Side by Side Orchestra at the 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, under the baton of the orchestra's newly appointed Music Director Jorge Soto. The program will feature orchestral masterpieces Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5 and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in e minor, as well as classic and playful tunes such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the PianoBWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano
by Erica Miner - Feb 25, 2015

Pianist Richard Goode has won the admiration of discriminating classical music aficionados worldwide (more...)

Photo Flash: Paper Mill Breaks Down 2015-16 Season Picture Game!Photo Flash: Paper Mill Breaks Down 2015-16 Season Picture Game!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Following the company's annual picture game, inspiring audiences to guess the upcoming season, Paper Mill has followed it up with a second image, this time explaining the first! (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present MR. SMITH'S COMPOSTION, 3/21Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present MR. SMITH'S COMPOSTION, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (February 23, 2015) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop present the Family Concert Series program “Mr. Smith's Composition” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The concert will also include selections from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Music Director Marin Alsop, protégé of the famous Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, will share fascinating, age-appropriate insight into Beethoven's creative process for developing that well-known masterpiece. The program also takes the audience into the mind of the composer and narrator Gregory Smith. Prior to the concert, patrons are invited to the Inspiration Zone: beginning at 9:45 a.m., the Meyerhoff lobby will be abuzz with fun pre-concert activities such as face-painting and chamber music performances by members of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

The Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This SummerThe Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. announces the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALKOpera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company has received two important new grants to help support the world premiere of The Long Walk, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Coming to NJPAC, 4/11Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Coming to NJPAC, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a one time only all star-tribute to saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker with jazz pianist Bill Charlap, alto saxophonists Phil Woods, Charles McPher, and Jesse Davis Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird on March 6-8. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of MaterialNY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of Material
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The fourth release of material in the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives - the multi-year initiative to digitize the Orchestra's extensive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation - has been completed, with all existing Philharmonic printed programs, from the first concert in 1842 to the present, now available online, and current printed programs being added every concert week. (more...)

BWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Feb 19, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their 2015-2016 season schedule, which includes two plays and two musicals. The season will premiere Spinning Trees first dance musical. Venues and dates for the 2015-2016 season are to be announced later. The production company is currently searching for a permanent home, after four years of renting venues in the Kansas City area. (more...)

Andre Watts to Perform Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto with Utah Symphony, 3/6-7Andre Watts to Perform Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto with Utah Symphony, 3/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Under the baton of guest conductor Hugh Wolff and with guest pianist Andre Watts, the Utah Symphony will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. Commonly called "Emperor," this composition is bookended with two works by the great American composer Aaron Copland, "Fanfare for the Common Man" and Symphony No. 3 on March 6 and 7 at 8 p. m. in Abravanel Hall. (more...)

David Schmittou, Becca Ayers & More Set for Riverside Theatre's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIMDavid Schmittou, Becca Ayers & More Set for Riverside Theatre's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Riverside Theatre's 2014-2015 Season continues with the delightful and enchanting musical, Side By Side By Sodhiem. Featuring the music of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Side By Side By Sondheim plays the Waxlax Stage from March 10th through March 22nd and is sponsored by Dick & Rosemary Haverland, John & Marilyn McConnell, Ray & Sonia McGowan, and Bobbie Olsen along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story runs now through Sunday, March 15th on the Stark Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Preview Clips From ON THE TOWN New Broadway Cast Recording Now AvailablePreview Clips From ON THE TOWN New Broadway Cast Recording Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2015

Reserve your copy of ON THE TOWN now! (more...)

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