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The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 98th SeasonThe Cleveland Orchestra Announces 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season. The year marks the Orchestra's 98th season and the 14th season with Franz Welser-Most as Music Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jessica Vosk Thrills 54 Below in Debut NYC Solo Show I CAME FROM JERSEY FOR THISBWW Reviews: Jessica Vosk Thrills 54 Below in Debut NYC Solo Show I CAME FROM JERSEY FOR THIS
by David Clarke - Mar 1, 2015

Playing her debut NYC solo show I Came From Jersey For This to a sold out house at 54 Below, Jessica Vosk took the intimate venue by storm. Dazzling audiences with her talent, energy, sincerity, and humor, she put up a perfectly crafted cabaret tribute to her journey from singing with her dad in the living room of their New Jersey home to landing roles on Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESVIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance! (more...)

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II to Play The Majestic Theatre, April 3-4BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II to Play The Majestic Theatre, April 3-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The San Antonio Symphony is going "Looney," in April with the Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II 25th anniversary concert, which features a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world - and their equally famous music. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat TonightTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm tonight, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

LITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next WeekLITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' in the new Broadway revival of On The Town this March for six performances only, while her fellow New York City Ballet principal dancer, and sister-in law, Megan Fairchild is on vacation. Peck will play the role at the following performances: March 3rd at 7pm, March 4th at 2pm and 8pm, March 14th at 2pm and 8pm, and March 15th at 3pm. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

ON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural HistoryON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural History
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

In a career spanning more than four decades, the contemporary American choreographer Karole Armitage has been celebrated for blurring the boundaries between dance, music and art. Inspired by disparate, non-narrative sources—from 20th century physics, to 16th century Florentine fashion, to pop culture and new media—the classical dance vocabulary, in her hands, is given a needed shock to its system with speed and fractured lines, abstractions and symmetry countermanded by asymmetry. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This FridayTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

LA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This WeekendLA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin's daring Alice in Wonderland at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 pm. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Joshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 SeasonJoshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Joshua Gersen, age 30, has been named New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor beginning in September 2015. He will assist Music Director Alan Gilbert and all guest conductors throughout the season, and will lead educational events, including Young People's Concerts and Young People's Concerts for Schools. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Renews Women Composers InitiativeLeague of American Orchestras Renews Women Composers Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The League of American Orchestras' program supporting women composers will be renewed for a second year, the League and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, announced today. Administered by New York's American Composers Orchestra and made possible by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the initiative aims to increase opportunities for women composers through a series of orchestral readings and commissions. (more...)

Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Conductor Long Yu announces 'the creation of an entire canon of new music, one of the most important projects in my life' - Compose 20:20 (more...)

Tickets to Mary Chapin Carpenter at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre on Sale 2/27Tickets to Mary Chapin Carpenter at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre on Sale 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Mary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, has embarked on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances that include a 7:30 p.m., concert on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre in Minneapolis. The tour marks Carpenter's return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by long-time friends John Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitar and bouzouki). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her BlissBWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
by Erica Miner - Feb 24, 2015

The composer's unique style is instantly recognizable (more...)

New York Choral Society to Present 'For Those We've Loved,' 4/8New York Choral Society to Present 'For Those We've Loved,' 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The New York Choral Society and Music Director David Hayes will continue its season on April 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm at Carnegie Hall with a program titled For Those We've Loved. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of John Adams's Scheherazade.2 - Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra - a Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts - which also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake - take place Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

'Fantastic Art China' Brings Top Contemporary Chinese Art to New York for Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations'Fantastic Art China' Brings Top Contemporary Chinese Art to New York for Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

As part of "Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China", a series of arts & culture initiatives celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year throughout New York City, the China Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), China's largest and most prestigious art academy, is hosting a much-anticipated public exhibit of contemporary Chinese visual art at the David Rubenstein Atrium and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center beginning February 18th and continuing through February 24th. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Announces 2015-16 Season at Walt Disney Concert HallLA Master Chorale Announces 2015-16 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) -- heralded around the globe for its unparalleled artistry and wide-ranging repertoire - announces its 2015|16 Season, its 52nd, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Acclaimed Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director Grant Gershon, "a first-rate conductor" (Opera News) who marks his 15th season at the choir's helm, conducts 10 programs shaped by his keen creative vision, 5 of which are repeated, for a total of 15 performances at Disney Hall. The innovative season features numerous world, US and West Coast premieres as well as semi-staged and multi-media concerts designed to provide an immersive experience. (more...)

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