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
WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish RepWOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

BWW Previews: Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) is Ready for WEST SIDE STORY!BWW Previews: Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) is Ready for WEST SIDE STORY!
by Yuliani Supandji - Apr 26, 2017

Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC), a non-profit community theatre, will present one of the most well-known love story and musical of all time: West Side Story. (more...)

Film Forum to Celebrate Betty Comden Centennial Birthday with IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER ScreeningFilm Forum to Celebrate Betty Comden Centennial Birthday with IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER Screening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen's IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (1955), starring Kelly, with music by Andre Previn and screenplay and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, will have a special screening at 8:15 pm at Film Forum on May 3, the 100th anniversary of Betty Comden's birth. The screening will be introduced by Green's daughter, actress, singer, and Tony-nominated lyricist/songwriter Amanda Green. (more...)

Marcus Center Announces New ArtsBridge Project Event This FallMarcus Center Announces New ArtsBridge Project Event This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In October of 2017 the Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera and the Marcus Center will showcase three weeks of uniquely integrated arts programming in Uihlein Hall. This series of collaborative arts experiences is aimed at connecting with new audiences while offering current patrons the opportunity to engage in a different way.  The Milwaukee Ballet and Florentine Opera will collaborate around classic operatic themes while all three organizations will participate in the ArtsBridge Project event focusing on a centennial celebration of musical contributions from legendary artists: Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Desi Arnaz, Dean Martin and Jerome Robbins.  (more...)

BWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' - Media Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY and Tom's dim SumBWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' - Media Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY and Tom's dim Sum
by Pati Buehler - Apr 24, 2017

Media Theatre takes to the streets of 1950's New York for a rousing production of one of musical theater's most beloved, iconic classics. (more...)

Met Opera Star Sondra Radvanovsky to Perform in Annual Gala at Palm Beach Opera, 2/15Met Opera Star Sondra Radvanovsky to Perform in Annual Gala at Palm Beach Opera, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is proud to announce that Metropolitan Opera star Sondra Radvanovsky will be performing at its annual Gala on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy CenterHAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

BWW Review: Timeless, Cherished WEST SIDE STORY Receives a Near to Perfect Production at La MiradaBWW Review: Timeless, Cherished WEST SIDE STORY Receives a Near to Perfect Production at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Apr 24, 2017

Indeed, West Side Story is the most acclaimed musical. And, ask musical actors/actresses what is their favorite Broadway musical of all time and most concur, West Side Story. Why? It has phenomenal music by Leonard Bernstein, with concise poetic lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a tight and gripping book by Arthur Laurents. The brilliant choreography established in 1957 by Jerome Robbins will never be forgotten. The book presents one of the most powerful love stories ever, next to Romeo and Juliet. With all these elements complementing one another, from the first downbeat of the orchestra and the appearance of the Jets creeping in one by one on a half-lit stage, the show pulls you in and doesn't let go for its two and a half hours ... and its message and images of love linger long after the curtain falls. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern MasterpiecesArizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona.  (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAMNew Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season titled "Life Is But a Dream," featuring premieres of works by American composers Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, and Ben Moore inspired by poetry and folk melodies, and a World-Premiere Commission based on Shakespeare texts by Matthew Harris in honor of the chorus's upcoming 50th anniversary. The concert will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret SeriesAnn Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2017 - 2018 Cabaret Series celebrates the power of music and words to touch our lives and hearts. Broadway stars and today's leading vocalists and club performers will perform many of the greatest and most memorable songs composed by music legends and icons. (more...)

BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award WinnerBWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

University Music Society Announces 2017/18 SeasonUniversity Music Society Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces its 2017-18 season, which runs from September 2017 through April 2018. The season features 66 live performances by 43 different artists and ensembles; a schedule of HD theater broadcasts will be announced later. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 SeasonINDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony SeriesPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony returns for its third season in June, offering a diverse selection of concerts - from classics to hip-hop and everything in between. There are so many ways to add the perfect musical spark to summer in Pittsburgh! (more...)

Deb Filler to Bring I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English) to New York CityDeb Filler to Bring I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English) to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Filler returns to New York with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Metropolitan Room for its US premiere for one night only - from THURSDAY May 4! (more...)

LV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed WorksLV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2017 - 2018 concert season today, which will include 13 performances from September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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