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The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music HallThe 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple Tour'; New Dates Added in U.S./CanadaTickets Selling Fast for Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple Tour'; New Dates Added in U.S./Canada
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tickets are selling fast for Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple Tour,' her largest North American tour in more than 25 years. Many shows have limited tickets available and additional dates have been added through November. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Marks 50th Anniversary with New PBS AppearancesThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Marks 50th Anniversary with New PBS Appearances
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made their first public appearance 50 years ago May 13, 1966 and now they're marking that milestone with more airings of their star-studded televised PBS Pledge Special. Click here to find dates and times for when the PBS Pledge Special airs in your market. (more...)

Pianist Alon Goldstein's Detroit Recital Debut to Cap CMSD Midtown SeriesPianist Alon Goldstein's Detroit Recital Debut to Cap CMSD Midtown Series
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The finale of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's 2015-16 Midtown Series features pianist Alon Goldstein in recital Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM at Schaver Recital Hall on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit.† (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant ConductorLA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following a national search, the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) has appointed Hong Kong native Jenny Wong assistant conductor for a two-year period beginning in May 2016. Wong, who has served as a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Distinguished Concerts International New York and Hong Kong SingFest, is one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011). Currently a D.M.A. candidate in choral conducting at USC Thornton School of Music, where she also completed her M.M. and has taught choral conducting, she has served as Visiting Director of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music for the past year. (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and witness the debut of Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee under the baton of Maestro Stuart Chafetz at 4 pm on Sunday, May 8. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman TheatreJohn Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. † (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Jeff Beck to Release New Studio Album This JulyJeff Beck to Release New Studio Album This July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Announced today, in conjunction with this summer's U.S. tour, JEFF BECK will release a new studio album on July 15. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Music Director Nicholas McGegan-who celebrates 30 years of leading the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra this season-returns to Carnegie Hall to conduct the ensemble in the New York premiere of Scarlatti's La Gloria di Primavera on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The performance of the newly re-discovered work-written 300 years ago to celebrate the birth of the heir to the Holy Roman Emperor-features soprano Suzana Ograjenöek, mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, countertenor Clint van der Linde, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Douglas Williams. (more...)

Lake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to ChicagoLake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the second-annual†Lake FX Summit + Expo,†the Midwest's largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs,†May 13-15. Following 2015's inaugural event, which drew 10,000 attendees, this year's event will feature nationally-renowned speakers, including:†Charles Adler†(tech entrepreneur/designer);†Nick Cave(sculptor/dancer/performance artist);†Graham Elliot†(chef/restaurateur/television personality);†Rodney Jerkins†(producer/composer /musician);†Ramsey Lewis†(composer/pianist/radio personality);†Maria Pinto†(fashion designer/artist/entrepreneur);†Tanya Saracho†(playwright/television writer);†Regina Taylor†(television and film actress/playwright)-and many others. (more...)

Pair of CAG Winners Awarded Avery Fisher Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Two Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition winners have been awarded Avery Fisher career grants, a cash prize given to young artists on the verge of major careers. This year grants of $25,000 are presented to violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark, and Sean Lee, cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist George Li. (more...)

'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space This Spring'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Patti LuPone is bringing her no-nonsense Broadway swagger to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre this spring in a new show titled, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY, as part of Symphony Space's 'Project B-Way/95' series. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome The Go-Go's During Farewell Tour, 8/28Segerstrom Center to Welcome The Go-Go's During Farewell Tour, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go's will embark on their farewell tour this summer to commemorate a groundbreaking 38 years in the music industry. Kicking off August 2 in Clearwater, FL, the month-long trek will hit major cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before wrapping in Southern California at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on August 28 and Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre on August 30. The tour will feature members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin performing their timeless catalog. L.A. based rock duo Best Coast will appear as special guests on most dates and rising star Kaya Stewart will open all shows. (more...)

Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in April for three weeks of concerts and activities†April 7-26†during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 125th†anniversary season.† Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) explore music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Verdi inspired by the works of William Shakespeare in three programs featuring internationally acclaimed soloists as part of the CSO's celebration of Shakespeare in music during a year that marks the 400th†anniversary of the Bard's death. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Continue City Winery Residency with Sinatra and MoreChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Continue City Winery Residency with Sinatra and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) continue their residency at City Winery Chicago with a crossover performance of jazz standards. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Classical Philharmonic Chamber Players Cross Over to Jazz for City Winery ConcertClassical Philharmonic Chamber Players Cross Over to Jazz for City Winery Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) continue their residency at City Winery Chicago with a crossover performance of jazz standards. (more...)

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