Leonard Bernstein News

Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Get to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. (more...)

City Lights Theatre Company Begins 2014/15 Season With ART, 09/18-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The City Lights Theatre Company will be beginning its 2014/15 season with Yasmina Reza's 'Art,' followed by 'Build,' 'Exit, Pursued By A Bear,' 'West Side Story', and more. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5 Celebrates Comden, Green, and Styne
by David Clarke - Aug 25, 2014

Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne are all theater artists that still grab our attention. With Styne, Comden and Green created PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, DO RE MI, and others. Original Cast Records released LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5, which is dedicated to the work of Comden, Green, and Styne, giving long time fans and newcomers a collection of the trio's best songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which started previews August 13 and opened August 20, running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never Seen
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2014

When the Marriott Theatre in far north suburban Lincolnshire announced it was mounting a production of the 1944 landmark musical comedy 'On The Town,' most cognoscenti were excited. I mean, this is a show that everyone who takes musical theater seriously has studied, but that few have actually seen. (more...)

Interview with Composer, Jason Robert Brown
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 21, 2014

Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sat down with composerJason Robert Brown to discuss writing the original music for You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

Marriott Theatre's ON THE TOWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

From the bustling streets of 'New York, New York' comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which opens tonight, August 20, and runs through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Marriott Theatre's ON THE TOWN
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2014

From the bustling streets of 'New York, New York' comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, currently in previews and opening August 20, and running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. Check out highlights from the show in the video below! (more...)

Special Performance of DIBBLEDANCE: SHOES ON, SHOES OFF Set for Tina Packer Playhouse, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Founding Company Member and Master Choreographer Susan Dibble brings her newest production Dibbledance: Shoes On, Shoes Off to the Tina Packer Playhouse for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY performance Sunday, August 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marriott Theatre's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, currently in previews and opening August 20, and running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) will launch its 43nd (2014-2015) main stage performance season and its third year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with A Midsummer Night's Dream Act I and Seasons on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm andSunday, September 21 at 2 pm. Tickets from $29 (plus fees) may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org. (more...)

sMASHed UP with Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set for 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valley Youth Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Is Brilliant In Every Way
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2014

Think about the combined genius of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins and the driving inspiration of William Shakespeare that created West Side Story. Then realize how awesome a dare it is to mount this classic musical, to be true to its artistry, its complexity, and its messages ~ especially for an ensemble of teenage actors. And then, stand up and give a hearty hurrah for the cast of Valley Youth Theatre which has aced the challenge. Directed by Bobb Cooper, VYT's Producing Artistic Director, the Jets and the Sharks explode onto the stage of the Herberger Theater with verve and muscularity. (more...)

Festival Chicano, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and More Among Free Oct 2014 Events at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)

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