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Date of Birth: January 31, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Mercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's NinthMercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's Ninth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Artistic Director Antoine Plane and Mercury close out a celebratory 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony on Saturday, May 14 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater. Mercury presents this joyful and triumphant masterpiece on period instruments, as audiences would have heard at its premiere in 1824, alongside vocalists Mary Wilson (soprano), Sarah Mesko (alto), Zachary Wilder (tenor) and Tyler Duncan (baritone). Also joining the performance are select members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber. This performance is the culmination of Mercury's five-year Beethoven symphony cycle, described as the 'Mount Everest' of the orchestral repertoire. The evening also includes select opera arias by Vivaldi featuring each of the guest soloists. Major support for this concert comes from Houston Arts Alliance; Houston Endowment Inc.; Ting Tsung and Wei Fung Chao Foundation; Phillips66; Texas Commission on the Arts; Hans and Lili Kirchner; and Haynes and Boone, LLP. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in SalemBWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 26, 2016

Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 15, 2016) — The 58th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with a mixed–repertory program of four bold and electrifying works in one performance: Viktor Plotnikov's WORLD PREMIERE, Vesna, featuring the music of Antonín Dvorák, Yuri Possokhov's Diving into the Lilacs including music by Boris Tchaikovsky, Helen Pickett's Petal with music of Thomas Newman and Philip Glass and closing the program with Adam Hougland's Rite of Spring with the brilliant masterpiece score by Igor Stravinsky. The production will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau and runs May 6 through 15 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Saoirse Ronan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about making her Broadway debut in the current revival of THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence EdelsonBWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence Edelson
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 15, 2016

The premiere of JFK in Fort Worth on April 23 is a big step forward for composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek--who made a splash in contemporary opera circles with their post-apocalyptic DOG DAYS--as their first 'grand' opera. It's also a major leap for American Lyric Theater (ALT), and its founder and artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, which co-commissioned the work with the Fort Worth Opera. (more...)

10th Annual Make Music New York Set for June10th Annual Make Music New York Set for June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Make Music New York, dubbed 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham' (Metro New York), celebrates its 10th year with a cornucopia of free, outdoor, public concerts all around the city on Tuesday, June 21, the first day of summer. Since the festival first began in 2007, Make Music New York has become an indispensable part of the city's cultural life, offering a dazzling array of events in all five boroughs. Wrote Russell Platt of The New Yorker, '...this project has overrun the city with song and sound on the first day of summer, brimming with more than twelve hundred concerts in all imaginable genres.' (more...)

LTAC Sets 2016-17 SeasonLTAC Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Now in its sixth season, the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) has established a reputation for presenting outstanding and engaging professional performances for audiences reaching far beyond its south metro Denver location. 60,000 people a year attend performances at the Arts Center, with ticket sales topping $1 million annually. At a private subscriber event on Friday evening, Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson announced LTAC's offerings for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble to Present Norgard Retrospective, 6/16-18Lost Dog New Music Ensemble to Present Norgard Retrospective, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble is pleased to announce the programming for Norgard in New York, a three-day festival dedicated to the music of Per Norgard, the seminal Danish composer. Taking place on June 16-18 (8 PM) at Scandinavia House, these three concerts mark the first retrospective of Norgard's work to occur in the United States, with a staggering eleven U.S premieres.  (more...)

BWW Review: New York Theatre Ballet Tackles a Thematically Similar but Choreographically Diverse ProgramBWW Review: New York Theatre Ballet Tackles a Thematically Similar but Choreographically Diverse Program
by Amber Adams - Apr 7, 2016

BWW Review: New York Theatre Ballet tackled a thematically similar but choreographically diverse program (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces More Details for 2016 Deer Valley Music FestivalUtah Symphony Announces More Details for 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced three additional performances and an additional soloist for its 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Artistic Director Angel Corella Brings PENNSYLVANIA BALLET to NYC with a Vibrant Contemporary Triple BillBWW Review: Artistic Director Angel Corella Brings PENNSYLVANIA BALLET to NYC with a Vibrant Contemporary Triple Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 4, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet returned to New York City for a run at the Joyce from March 29th to April 3rd 2016, the first time the company has been here since Angel Corella took on the role of Artistic Director 18 months ago. Corella, the former American Ballet Theatre Principal who won our hearts with his boyish charm and boundless energy, turns out to be well suited to his second act as a director. Wisely, he eschewed the classics and brought three intimate and innovative contemporary pieces that were perfectly suited to the up-close-and-personal Joyce venue as well as to discerning NYC dancegoers. As Corella himself put it in an endearing program note, "I know that New York audiences are very smart and know good work and good dancing when they see it, which is why I know you are going to love this program." (more...)

Mondavi Center Sets 2016-17 Season of Music, Dance, Theatre and MoreMondavi Center Sets 2016-17 Season of Music, Dance, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 15th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance, theater and speakers. (more...)

BWW Review: Ivo van Hove Takes Possession of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: Ivo van Hove Takes Possession of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by Michael Dale - Apr 1, 2016

The esoteric director stages the Arthur Miller classic with a relatively restrained hand. (more...)

Ute Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York CityUte Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. The album presents a song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, "After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy." Coelho himself is featured on two tracks-see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor Sting & Brenda HarrisThird Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor Sting & Brenda Harris
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school is pleased to announce this year's Spring Gala will honor Sting, Grammy Award winning musician and renowned philanthropist and Brenda Harris, Third Street Preschool teacher of 22 years. (more...)

BWW Review: Memorable MOMENTS from Aucoin, Gluck and Costanzo at National SawdustBWW Review: Memorable MOMENTS from Aucoin, Gluck and Costanzo at National Sawdust
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 28, 2016

In THE ORPHIC MOMENT, a “dramatic cantata,” composer-librettist-conductor-poet (phew!) Matthew Aucoin takes an 18th century masterwork, Gluck's ORFEO ED EURYDICE—one of numerous operas based on the Orpheus legend--and knocks it on its ear. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny JulesBWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2016

Today, Jules speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains why being in Salem every night can be a 'harrowing experience'! (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Discuss NEW MOVES Showcase, 4/1Kansas City Ballet to Discuss NEW MOVES Showcase, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 24, 2016) — Artistic Director Devon Carney announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique performance series designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as within Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is intended to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves will feature choreographers Jennifer Archibald, Andrew Skeels, Stephanie Martinez, and Kansas City Ballet company dancers Sarah Chun, Charles Martin and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. (more...)

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