Ravinia Festival News

Lea Delaria Leads Pride Parade Before Her Cabaret Debut at RaviniaLea Delaria Leads Pride Parade Before Her Cabaret Debut at Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Comedian, actress, and jazz musician Lea Delaria will lead off Chicago's 48th annual Pride Parade, starting at noon Sunday, June 25, at the intersection of Broadway and Montrose, before heading to her Ravinia Festival debut in the Martin Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the ArtsChicago Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $12,000 to Chicago Philharmonic for Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.              (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers TheatreTREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Sheryl Crow Announces New Tour Dates Supporting Latest Album 'Be Myself'Sheryl Crow Announces New Tour Dates Supporting Latest Album 'Be Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Sheryl Crow has announced additional dates on her tour in support of her latest album Be Myself. She is performing a series of headlining shows and appearing at several festivals, as well as taking part in Willie Nelson's Outlaw Tour. (more...)

Danish String Quartet Announces U.S. Summer Music Festival TourDanish String Quartet Announces U.S. Summer Music Festival Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

In high demand by both audiences and presenters throughout the classical music domain for their uncommonly unified sound and extraordinary musical versatility, the Danish String Quartet returns to the United States in summer 2017 for an eight-concert tour across five cities. (more...)

Kids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner's Greatest Hits Solo Tour Returns to RaviniaKids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner's Greatest Hits Solo Tour Returns to Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

By popular demand, best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL with her Greatest Hits Solo Tour at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of New York to Present Haydn and Mozart at Weill Recital HallChamber Orchestra of New York to Present Haydn and Mozart at Weill Recital Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director and Conductor, will be in concert on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 pm, performing Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents Haydn's Philosopher & Mozart's 9th Piano Concerto, the third concert of their 2016-2017 Masterworks series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Sets 2017 'Side-by-Side' Series in the ParksChicago Philharmonic Sets 2017 'Side-by-Side' Series in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic will present its third year of Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic as part of the Chicago Park District's 2017 Night Out in the Parks series. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre WorksGlitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer ProgramsBallet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 22: Everything's Coming Up Patti!VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 22: Everything's Coming Up Patti!
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Makes Impressive Debut on Multiple Billboard ChartsDiana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Makes Impressive Debut on Multiple Billboard Charts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall debuted at #1 on Billboard's Traditional Jazz Charts, #1 on the current Jazz Albums charts, #1 on iTunes Jazz Charts, #7 on Billboard's Top Current Album Chart. (more...)

Jorge Federico Osorio Plays Last Piano Works of Schubert and Brahms on New Album From Cedille RecordsJorge Federico Osorio Plays Last Piano Works of Schubert and Brahms on New Album From Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Jorge Federico Osorio pairs Schubert's final solo piano works with those by Brahms on his seventh and newest Cedille Records album. In doing so, the Mexican-born, European-trained pianist focuses on two composers who have figured prominently in his concert career. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG GalaBrandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

Diana Krall's 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out TodayDiana Krall's 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall joins LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN today to perform the song 'L-O-V-E' from her charming new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' out today. (more...)

Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn coming to DPAC on October 24, 2017Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn coming to DPAC on October 24, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Michael McDonald Returns with First New Music in Nearly a DecadeMichael McDonald Returns with First New Music in Nearly a Decade
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

May the 4th Be With You! NY Philharmonic Celebrates STAR WARS DAY with Film Concert, 5/4May the 4th Be With You! NY Philharmonic Celebrates STAR WARS DAY with Film Concert, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The New York Philharmonic is celebrating Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon. Fans who arrive by 9:30 a.m. will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of free tickets to the Star Wars concert of their choice. Three winners will be announced at 10:00 a.m. The first 20 Star Wars fans to arrive in costume will receive official Star Wars merchandise and collectible vinyl. In addition, fans waiting in line will be entertained by members of the New York Philharmonic's brass section performing music from the Star Wars movies, and will have a chance to meet R2D2, Kylo Ren, stormtroopers, and other Star Wars characters from costumed fan groups. Those planning to attend are encouraged to spread the word on social media using #nypstarwars. (more...)

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