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Leonard Bernstein News

Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CASABLANCA, 2/15The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CASABLANCA, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fall in love all over again when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents "Casablanca," a symphonic cinema event led by American conductor Emil de Cou, for one special night on Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Jackie Evancho, the pint-sized diva who won hearts - and a second-place finish - on NBC's "America's Got Talent, returns to her hometown on February 13 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next MonthTony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony WinnerKINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony Winner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 27, 2015

First-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper, who first conquered the music charts back in the 1980s, recently sat down to talk about her Kinky Boots experience and to share the show's impact on her own life - which provided much of her inspiration as she approached the project. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present Chicago Casting Auction Production of WONDERFUL TOWN, 2/25-28Bailiwick Chicago to Present Chicago Casting Auction Production of WONDERFUL TOWN, 2/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

It's no ordinary cast! Dozens of competitors bid for roles in a professionally produced stage production of the Tony Award-winning musical WONDERFUL TOWN at Bailiwick Chicago's annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION. Now, they're ready to take the stage for five performances only, February 25 - 28, 2015 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. With book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Leonard Bernstein, WONDERFUL TOWN is directed by Bailiwick Chicago Company Member Varris Holmes* with music direction by Kyle Pollio and choreography by Company Member Jon Martinez*. Tickets are available at bailiwickchicago.com. (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Riverside's celebrated 2014-2015 Season continues with the most anticipated show of the season, West Side Story. Conceived by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers from different worlds who fight to keep their passion alive. West Side Story performs on the Stark Stage from February 17 - March 8, 2015 and is sponsored by The O'Haire Fessler Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Present NEW AMERICAN ROMANTICS. 3/6 & 3/8New Amsterdam Singers to Present NEW AMERICAN ROMANTICS. 3/6 & 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by music director Clara Longstreth, will present New American Romantics, a program of American music featuring poems of Robert Frost, William Butler Yeats, James Agee, Robert Graves, and Thomas Hardy written by living composers. They include Dominick Argento, Donald Grantham, Matthew Harris, Morten Lauridsen, Elizabeth Lim, Ben Moore, and Ronald Perera. The two performances will take place Friday, March 6, 2015, at 8:00 P.M., and Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 4:00 P.M., at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson today announced the Houston Symphony's 102nd Season, comprised of a full slate of classical, POPS, family, community, education and multimedia performances, as well as recordings, collaborations, international partnerships and an expanded global presence. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

WEST SIDE STORY is now officially the fastest-selling production in Drury Lane Theatre's 30 year history. The highly-anticipated musical runs now through March 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Love is in the air this February as trumpet phenomenon and one of the bestselling jazz instrumental artists in the United States today, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies at Heinz Hall February 6-8. With a Grammy victory for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, Botti joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this PNC Pops performance under the direction of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 SeasonDetroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People's Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Present 'HALLELULAH PRAISE,' 2/28-3/1Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Present 'HALLELULAH PRAISE,' 2/28-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its highly-anticipated annual gospel music workshop and concert Hallelujah Praise: Motown Meets Gospel - at Ryerson United Church (2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver), February 28 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More!Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Now enjoying near-record subscription numbers and unparalleled community appreciation during Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th-anniversary season, Pacific Symphony today announces the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series—packed with familiar favorites, exciting world premieres and hidden gems. Bookended by popular Beethoven works and featuring superstar guest artists like violinist Midori, and pianists André Watts and Conrad Tao, Maestro St.Clair's season includes repertoire by popular composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Gershwin, Vivaldi and more. The Symphony's opera and vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Puccini's “Turandot,” while the critically acclaimed American Composers Festival enters its 15th year with a spotlight on the king of instruments: the organ. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews Playhouse
by Vickie Evans - Jan 19, 2015

Matthews Playhouse's School of Theatre, presents West Side Story, the American musical inspired by William Shakespeare, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This action-packed musical depicts the rivalry between to teen street gangs, The Jets and the Sharks of two different ethnic backgrounds. Emily Trainor, a high school senior at Providence High School and student of the School of Theatre portrays the role of Anita, the sexy, sassy sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The young protagonist, Tony, a member of The Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks (Bernardo). Anita and Maria are friends that work at a bridal shop together. The conflict and prejudices that arise as a result of this "forbidden" love affair is explosive, entertaining, and captivating. (more...)

Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") announces theater icon Barbara Cook for a single performance on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This event completes The Wallis' concert series of Broadway legends, which also features Patti LuPone (two sold-out performances on February 12 and 13) and Betty Buckley (January 24). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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