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Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Halloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling NarrationHalloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling Narration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season dedicated to love continues October 30 with Haunted Hearts, conjuring up bittersweet past loves, nightmarish scenes, and the bug that got away. C.P.E. Bach's Symphony No. 5, a devilishly difficult showpiece, sets the tone with its careening runs and shocking use of harmony. (more...)

Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. (more...)

Season Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26thSeason Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that.   (more...)

HANDEL & EGGS and More Set for Chamber Players Fall Season at City WineryHANDEL & EGGS and More Set for Chamber Players Fall Season at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago) for a three-concert series in fall 2016. (more...)

2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring 'Legendary Lovers' as depicted in music. Couples including Romeo & Juliet, Ruslan & Ludmila, and Tristan & Isolde all feature. Emily Birsan and John Irvin, Ryan Opera Center alumni recently heard at the Lyric Opera, sing duets by Verdi, Bernstein, and Gounod, and the orchestra performs symphonic works by Ravel, Wagner, Glinka, and Diamond. The Belle Harmonie harp duo, featuring Krista Hagglund and Anna Hirons of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, will perform in the foyer before the concert. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINKHollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Cabrillo Festival Announces New Music Director and Conductor Cristian MacelaruCabrillo Festival Announces New Music Director and Conductor Cristian Macelaru
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival dedicated to new music for orchestra, is pleased to appoint Cristian Macelaru as its new Music Director and Conductor. Macelaru takes on the position with immediate effect and conducts his inaugural season in August 2017. He succeeds longtime Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop, who stepped down after her 25th Anniversary season this August.   (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINKHollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next SummerBRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Ballet Hispánico announces that, on Monday August, 29th, 2016, a heavy water main broke at the company's home at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, at about 9:30pm, forcing the building to remain closed through the Labor Day holiday.   (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine FoundationLos Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today that The James Irvine Foundation has awarded a $450,000 Exploring Engagement Fund grant to support the Chorale's launch of Big Sing Californiathat will culminate in June 2018.  This two-year grant will support the Chorale's ongoing efforts to utilize state-of-the-art live-streaming technology to enable thousands of Californians to connect with others throughout the state for a shared singing experience, led by its Swan Family Artist-in-Residence and Grammy award-winning composer/conductor Eric Whitacre. (more...)

Ring in the Holidays with Linda Eder at Feinstein's at the NikkoRing in the Holidays with Linda Eder at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Broadway and pop star Linda Eder returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season for three performances only - Thursday, December 1 (8 p.m.), Friday, December 2 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, December 3 (7 p.m.) (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public RelationsLos Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Jennifer Scott has been appointed Director of Public Relations of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the GoodmanWONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Oshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUKOshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Oshman Family JCC will present the West Coast premiere of an acclaimed new production of The Dybbuk, featuring an all-star cast, 8pm Saturday, September 24, and 5pm Sunday, September 25 at the OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. The Dybbuk is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots, inspired by S. Ansky's timeless Yiddish play, and directed by Thomas Lindblade. (more...)

Linda Eder to Return to Crown & Anchor's Broadway Series in ProvincetownLinda Eder to Return to Crown & Anchor's Broadway Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran Linda Eder return to Provincetown for two performances only, Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

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Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss ComposersLincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families' national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland. (more...)

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