Ravinia Festival News

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...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITAJason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

SHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates AnnouncedSHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Sheryl Crow' airing Today, April 21, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. As she nears the release of her ninth studio album titled Be Myself--out April 21 via Warner Bros. (more...)

Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription ConcertsRiccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as soloist followed by a rare performance of A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy by Liszt (April 27-29 ). Muti's residency with the CSO culminates with performances of the complete cycle of symphonies by Johannes Brahms (May 4-9 and May 11-13). During his residency, Muti also leads the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in a free, open rehearsal on April 30. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza SpaldingSinger/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza Spalding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is set to tour extensively this summer. He is currently capping off an Australian tour that included shows at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Opera House with a show at the Melbourne Recital Hall. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

SHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates AnnouncedSHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Sheryl Crow' airing Friday, April 21, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. As she nears the release of her ninth studio album titled Be Myself--out April 21 via Warner Bros. (more...)

Hershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna PlayhouseHershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the final announced production of its 2017-2018 season of shows, written and directed by Hershey Felder, NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO. (more...)

Beatrice Long to Continue 6 @ 6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series This MonthBeatrice Long to Continue 6 @ 6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

6@6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series presents Beatrice Long in concert on Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00 PM, as the fourth program of their 2017 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at Yamaha Artists Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th street), 3rd floor in Manhattan. (more...)

Ruth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH ProgrammingRuth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming April Dance Month. CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing its piece, “The Chicago Project,” Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Stacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago SymphonyStacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announces the appointment of Stacie Frank as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective today. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with soprano Ying Fang as soloist, at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 26th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert offered by the New York Philharmonic, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City. (more...)

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