Lincoln Center Festival News

Kim Cullen Named New Executive Director of New York Live ArtsKim Cullen Named New Executive Director of New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

New York Live Arts, New York's dynamic center for dance and the performing arts under the artistic leadership of world-renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones, appoints Kim Cullen as its new Executive Director. Cullen began working for New York Live Arts in 2014 as the Producer of the 2015 Live Ideas festival curated by Laurie Anderson and joined the organization in the summer of 2015 as Interim Executive Director. Prior to her engagement at New York Live Arts, Cullen worked as free-lance producer in New York and Europe and served as Producing Director for Elizabeth Streb. During her tenure at Streb, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics secured financing from the City of New York to purchase its Williamsburg Brooklyn building. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center This SpringPhilharmonia Orchestra of New York Comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) debut season at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall will bring unprecedented visual spectacle to two landmark symphonies of Mahler and Berlioz in a pair of concerts under principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2016 - THE HUMANS, HUNCHBACK Album & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2016 - THE HUMANS, HUNCHBACK Album & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 22, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE HUMANS starts previews tomorrow, the HUNCHBACK recording is released and more! (more...)

Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The New York Choral Society (NYChoral) and NYChoral Orchestra under the baton of Music Director David Hayes will perform celebrated Estonian composer Arvo Part's 1985 composition Te Deum in conjunction with Beethoven's Mass in C on Friday evening, February 5, 2016, 8 p.m. at Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' to Air on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' to Air on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the multiple Emmy Award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - will broadcast the opera world's most highly anticipated event of the season on February 5, 2016. The annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala concert features some of opera's biggest stars, including Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Isabel Leonard, Christine Goerke, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Costello, Nadine Sierra, and Piotr Bezcala, along with this year's Richard Tucker Award winner, Jamie Barton. Supporting the singers will be members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Choral society under the baton of Eugene Kohn. Live From Lincoln Center's 'From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala' will air on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and will be hosted by Audra McDonald. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Architecture Team Set for Reimagined David Geffen Hall at Lincoln CenterArchitecture Team Set for Reimagined David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected as the architecture team that will lead the renovation and reimagination of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center's largest concert hall, it was announced today by Katherine Farley, chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Oscar S. Schafer, chairman of the New York Philharmonic. This first-ever collaboration brings together two world-class, award-winning firms -- collectively, they bring extensive experience designing innovative public spaces and specialized expertise in the design and execution of world-renowned performing arts halls. (more...)

Improbable to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with OPENING SKINNER'S BOXImprobable to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

'Why do we love?  When would we kill? How do we learn?  Why do we believe in the unbelievable? What is memory?  Why do we keep doing things that hurt us?' (more...)

The Play Company to Open 2015-16 Idea Lab During ABYSSThe Play Company to Open 2015-16 Idea Lab During ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Play Company's (PlayCo) 2015-16 Idea Lab features three curated events, November 18 & 28 and December 4, following performances of award-winning, German playwright Maria Milisavljevic's Abyss. The critically acclaimed U.S. premiere, directed by Maria Mileaf, runs through December 6 at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street. Writing about Abyss for The New York Times, Ben Brantley praised the 'poetic drama,' as 'genuinely artful...And it will take you places you didn't expect to go.' Speaking about the play's painfully current themes, he said it considers, 'some very topical questions of European national identities in a time of permeable and shifting borders.' (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild, to Hit the Big ScreenGeorge Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild, to Hit the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Enchanting generations of wide-eyed children and adults alike, New York City Ballet's dazzling production of George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER plays to sold-out houses each holiday season in New York. Now audiences across the country will have the opportunity to enjoy the timeless tale set to Tschaikovsky's memorable music when it comes to movie screens nationwide for two screenings: Saturday, December 5 at 12:55 pm and Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm, as a presentation of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. Featured in the cast are ON THE TOWN star Megan Fairchild as the Sugarplum Fairy, with Joaquin De Luz as Her Cavalier and Ashley Bouder as Dewdrop. (more...)

THE REENACTORS Comes to Abrons Arts Center This DecemberTHE REENACTORS Comes to Abrons Arts Center This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

After over two decades of non-linearity, experimental theatre artists Juliana Francis-Kelly and Tony Torn have created a naturalistic play inspired by real events. (more...)

TAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This FebruaryTAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

?From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Sting, Seth MacFarlane and More Set for 'SINATRA' PBS Special This WinterSutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Sting, Seth MacFarlane and More Set for 'SINATRA' PBS Special This Winter
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - today announced the national broadcast presentation of SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY, airing Friday, December 18, 2015 on PBS*. (more...)

Cast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This JanuaryCast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE are pleased to announce full casting for the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 6-17, 2016, in New York City. Deemed "suddenly indispensable" (New Yorker), this 'bracingly innovative' Festival, founded, directed, and curated by Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), has quickly become 'a point of reference" in the field (The New York Times) over three astoundingly successful seasons. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust, and adapted by Scheib from Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name, Persona is a provocative, highly cerebral, and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity. These world premiere performances—which represent the first opera staged at National Sawdust—feature music direction by Evan Ziporyn and music by the ensemble Either/Or. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Brings REVELATIONS to Lincoln Center at the Movies TodayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Brings REVELATIONS to Lincoln Center at the Movies Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Four outstanding works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's leading modern dance companies, will come to the big screen tonight, October 22 at 7:00 pm (local time) as the second installment of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. (more...)

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