Lincoln Center Festival News

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORNMiller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

Shen Wei's NEITHER to Make World Premiere at BAM This FallShen Wei's NEITHER to Make World Premiere at BAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The multiple award-winning talents of Shen Wei, whose choreography has been seen in major venues and festivals throughout the world and whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, converge on BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House stage in the world premiere of 'Neither,' October 5-8. (more...)

CUNY Presents The World Premiere Of Dzul Dance, Rites of Passage, 9/24CUNY Presents The World Premiere Of Dzul Dance, Rites of Passage, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Rites of Passage on September 24, 2016 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.   Admission is $30 ($25 for CUNY students, faculty and staff and $10 for John Jay College students, faculty and staff). Tickets are available at dzul.eventbrite.com. (more...)

Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Guerilla Opera is all fun and games in their 10th anniversary season, featuring a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated with music and libretto by Nicholas P. Vines in September 2016 and the world premiere of Play, the Game or Game, the Play with music and libretto by composer and theater artist Rick Burkhardt in May 2017. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium EventsNew York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2016-17 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. Expanding to eight events this season, Insights at the Atrium has gained in popularity since its inception in 2011, helping thousands of audience members delve more deeply into the music, musicians, and ideas featured in the Philharmonic's season through a dynamic and accessible forum. All events are held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Gary Hanson Named Interim CEO of the Toronto Symphony OrchestraGary Hanson Named Interim CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces that Gary Hanson has been named Interim CEO of the TSO. Gary Hanson, a Toronto native, was chief executive of The Cleveland Orchestra until his retirement at the end of 2015. Mr. Hanson was appointed at a special meeting of the TSO Board of Directors, on Wednesday, August 17, and will begin his term on September 26, 2016. He will serve in the role for up to two years. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College to Premiere DZUL DANCE: RITES OF PASSAGECUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College to Premiere DZUL DANCE: RITES OF PASSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Rites of Passage on September 24, 2016 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with Steve Reich VariationsMiller Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with Steve Reich Variations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Steve Reich turns 80 this fall, and Miller Theatre joins with concert halls around the world to celebrate this iconic American composer on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This FallLang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (more...)

TKTS to Launch Pop-Up Residency at Lincoln Center This AugustTKTS to Launch Pop-Up Residency at Lincoln Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of a special three-month pop-up TKTS residency at the David Rubenstein Atrium's Zucker Box Office starting Tuesday, August 2 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Deemed 'a triumph' (Telegraph, U.K.) at its premiere by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in April 2014 and 'a major artistic achievement' (Toronto Star) when it was presented by The National Ballet of Canada this past November, THE WINTER'S TALE is the work of one of today's most acclaimed and in-demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon.  (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan PryceReview Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Prycestars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra performs 27th Annual Free Star-Spangled Spectacular ConcertThe Cleveland Orchestra performs 27th Annual Free Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra, led by guest conductor Loras John Schissel, performs the 27th annual free community concert in downtown Cleveland: The Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you byCuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank. This year's concert returns to Public Square and is part of the RNC Thank You Cleveland Weekend of events.  The concert begins at 9:00 p.m.and ends at approximately 10:15 p.m., followed by fireworks (weather permitting). (more...)

Lincoln Center's LC Kids Announces 16-17 SeasonLincoln Center's LC Kids Announces 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center's LC Kids program-which welcomes children and families to the world's leading performing arts center with world-class performances and free events-announces its 2016-17 season, including 10 ticketed productions from five different countries. Following the success of its inaugural season last year, LC Kids expands its offerings with a wide-ranging line up, filled with theater, dance, stories, music, and free parties on the plaza. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center FestivalPhoto Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

Photo Flash: Worlds Collide When Takarazuka CHICAGO Meets Broadway Cast!Photo Flash: Worlds Collide When Takarazuka CHICAGO Meets Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Takarazuka, Japan's famous all-female musical theater troupe, makes its first appearance in New York in over 25 years with Takarazuka CHICAGO at Lincoln Center Festival July 20-24 only at the David H. Koch Theater, running concurrently with the Tony Award-winning show, with a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and now the number one longest-running American musical in Broadway history.    Just yesterday, the cast of Takarazuka CHICAGO was introduced to the cast of New York City's Broadway production by producers Fran and Berry Weissler. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Ballet Hispanico & More Featured in Lincoln Center at the Movies EncoreBallet Hispanico & More Featured in Lincoln Center at the Movies Encore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Coming to more than 115 theaters nationwide on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 pm (local time) is Ballet Hispanico, led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, with two audience favorites: CARMEN.maquia, an electrifying contemporary take on Bizet's passionate opera choreographed by Spaniard Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Club Havana, a virtuosic re-imagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz. The film will include special behind-the-scenes interviews with the dancers and a glimpse of the company's rehearsals. (more...)

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