Leonard Bernstein News

Date of Birth: August 25, 1918
Date of Death: October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place: Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender: Male
'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman TheaterWEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board ChairPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Devin McGranahan as Chair of the Board, succeeding Richard P. Simmons.  McGranahan's appointment will become effective September 21, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Symphony's Annual Meeting.  The Board also honored Simmons, naming him Board Chair Emeritus. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

San Francisco, August 31, 2015 – Acclaimed Opera Parallčle will present its annual gala benefit Saturday, October 3, at 6:30 pm, at Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco featuring an original “Jukebox Opera” entitled Heroes, created by the Company's artistic team and performed by baritone Michael Mayes, who performed the role of Joe DeRocher in OP's 2015 production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. The performance will showcase another side of this charismatic artist together with Opera Parallčle's Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement and Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, who will trace the journey of a hero in arias by Heggie, Bernstein, Adamo, and others. The evening will also include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, performance, and auction presented in The Commandant's Ballroom & Lounge at the classic 1920's Beaux-Arts hotel, Marines' Memorial Club. Tickets are priced from $350, with tables and sponsorships available for $3,500-$10,000 and all proceeds benefit Opera Parallčle and its cutting-edge productions including this season's premiere at SFJAZZ of Terence Blanchard's Champion February 19-28 and Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse April 29-May 1 at ZSpace in San Francisco. For tickets and information, visit www.operaparallele.orgor call Roma Olvera at 415.626.6279. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland joined the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN on Tuesday, Augst 25th in the role of 'Ivy'. Copeland will be performing through September 6. The Huffington Post just unveiled a behind-the-scenes profile of her journey from rehearsals to opening night on Broadway, featuring interviews with Misty and her co-star Tony Yazbeck. Watch it below! (more...)

BWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in TownBWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in Town
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 31, 2015

Dean Sobon and Samantha Hewes Cramer give WEST SIDE STORY the dance it deserves. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now.  (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

BWW Previews: HERB & LENNY at Antrim PlayhouseBWW Previews: HERB & LENNY at Antrim Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Aug 26, 2015

A benefit for the Antrim Playhouse. A reading of a new play by award winning author Peter Danish. (more...)

Northrop to Welcome Ballet West This OctoberNorthrop to Welcome Ballet West This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Minneapolis, MN -- Kicking off its 2015//16 Dance Season, Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Ballet West on Sat, Oct 3 at 8:00 pm. The company that starred in the reality television show 'Breaking Pointe' will present a sparkling repertoire accompanied by a full, live orchestra comprised of local musicians. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- Leonard BernsteinBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- Leonard Bernstein
by Ken Fallin - Aug 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of composer Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 97 years old today, August 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pico Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 25, 2015

As the topic of guns in society becomes more and more prominent during the upcoming election season, Stephen Sondheim's controversial 1990 Off-Broadway and off-beat musical Assassins has increased in its relevancy. Rarely staged today, Assassins is an event that commands attention, and last week, we traveled to the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles to see their version of the show, which also featured several performers familiar to Ventura County audiences. (more...)

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