Leonard Bernstein News

 

Leonard Bernstein News

Date of Birth: August 25, 1918
Date of Death: October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place: Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY Gives Sneak Peek!Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY Gives Sneak Peek!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Sharks and Jets of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!BWW TV: Meet the Sharks and Jets of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!
by TV - On the Road - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic DirectorMark S. Hoebee andJerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical RevueVIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 SeasonNew York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

Legendary Barbara Cook Spends One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 BelowLegendary Barbara Cook Spends One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The Broadway stars concert is on the evening of the release of her memoir, 'Then And Now.' (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICEVIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's finale round of NBC'sTHE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway alum Alisan Porter delivered an emotional performance of 'Somewhere,' from WEST SIDE STORY. Later, Porter sang a duet of 'You've Got a Friend' (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues AudiencesBWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 Summer Season59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup of shows for the 2016 Summer Season. Ticket prices range from $12 - $70 ($10 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets for the summer season go on sale to 59E59 Members on June 2 at Noon, and to the general public on June 6 at Noon. Shows in the previously announced 5A Season are on sale now. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's RepertoireBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 20, 2016

On the evening of May 16th 2016 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, the beloved troupe that was recognized as 'America's National Ballet Company' in 2006 by the United States Congress proved once again that the American Ballet Theatre is indeed a treasure. Dancegoers in dazzling formal attire were treated to a Spring Gala that eschewed traditional staples and showcased instead an appetite-whetting smorgasbord of excerpts from the spring season as well as a world premiere and the one-act Firebird. (more...)

Ardea Arts Receives $14,000 NEA GrantArdea Arts Receives $14,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $14,000 to Ardea Arts for the creation ofBOUNCE The Basketball Opera. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish MuseumHershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYKatie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This SummerJanet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform FLOWING LIGHT - NEW AMERICAN MUSIC FOR VOICES, 6/4Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform FLOWING LIGHT - NEW AMERICAN MUSIC FOR VOICES, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Western Wind vocal sextet will present Flowing Light - New American Music for Voices on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM in Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Cecilia Bartoli as Present-Day Maria Looking Back in Salzburg WEST SIDE STORY; Karen Olivo as AnitaCecilia Bartoli as Present-Day Maria Looking Back in Salzburg WEST SIDE STORY; Karen Olivo as Anita
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The international opera star sang the dramatic ballads while THE VISIT's Michelle Veintimilla acted and danced the role. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Welcome Olga Kern for All-Russian ProgramHawaii Symphony Orchestra to Welcome Olga Kern for All-Russian Program
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) concludes its 2015-2016 season with a glorious weekend of Russian masterworks on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. Titled "From Russia With Love," the season finale begins with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and is followed by Tchaikovsky's final composition, the Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major featuring pianist Olga Kern - Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Led by Maestro Victor Yampolsky, "From Russia With Love" also features Kern in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, the work that sealed Prokofiev's reputation as a composer. The concert program concludes with Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances op. 45, a symphonic work that celebrates a lush orchestral palette. We challenge concertgoers not to be moved by this performance. Tickets start at $34 and are on sale now. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 SeasonJudy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

The Orchestra Now Announces 2016-17 SeasonThe Orchestra Now Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Orchestra Now (TON), the visionary master's degree program and pre-professional training orchestra founded in 2015 by Bard College and conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, will open its impressive second season, comprising five series, at Bard College on September 24. (more...)

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