Steven Reineke News

On Sale Now: Houston Symphony 2017-18 Fall ConcertsOn Sale Now: Houston Symphony 2017-18 Fall Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that tickets for the 2017-18 season's Fall concerts are now on sale to the general public at houstonsymphony.org or by calling 713-224-7575. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Free Summer Concerts Across Greater HoustonHouston Symphony Announces Free Summer Concerts Across Greater Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today the details of its free family-friendly summer concerts during the months of June and July. A Houston tradition, these evening concerts are held in various casual venues across Greater Houston, including the iconic Miller Outdoor Theatre, making these performances accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th SeasonToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVALKennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Ben Folds Named Artistic Advisor for National Symphony OrchestraBen Folds Named Artistic Advisor for National Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) today announced the appointment of multi-faceted composer/musician Ben Folds as its first-ever Artistic Advisor, a post he will retain through the 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez & Paulo Szot Join Jamie deRoy & Friends Tony Show at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez & Paulo Szot Join Jamie deRoy & Friends Tony Show at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2017

 Broadway Producer and three time Tony Award winner Jamie deRoy held her annual Jamie deRoy & friends Tony Award show last night and the Red Carpet was rolled out at Birdland for the star studded event.  Jamie's fans and friends had their cell phone cameras at the ready as one by one Jamie introduced her award-winning cast which included, Chuck Cooper (The Life) Penny Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In the Heights), Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) with special guest, Patti Cohenour (War Paint, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights) and Paulo Szot (South Pacific) with Billy Stritch.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Starry New York Pops Gala!Photo Coverage: Inside the Starry New York Pops Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2017

Just last night, The New York Pops celebrated its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert celebrated the multi-year partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Matthew Broderick, Danny Burstein, Steven Pasquale & More Celebrate 34 Years of the NY PopsPhoto Coverage: Matthew Broderick, Danny Burstein, Steven Pasquale & More Celebrate 34 Years of the NY Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2017

Just last night, The New York Pops celebrated its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert celebrated the multi-year partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

Haley Swindal Brings New Concert GOLDEN GIRL to Feinstein's / 54 BelowHaley Swindal Brings New Concert GOLDEN GIRL to Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal is back at Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand on May 30 at 7PM and June 6 at 9:30PM in Golden Girl - a brand-new concert event celebrating the music of an era that her heart and soul were born in - The Golden Age. (more...)

Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes  Jazz Standard DebutVirtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes Jazz Standard Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Gil Gutierrez renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer who's performed at prestigious music halls notably the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C will make his debut appearance at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Details of Summer ConcertsHouston Symphony Announces Details of Summer Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today the details of its free family-friendly summer concerts during the months of June and July. A Houston tradition, these evening concerts are held in various casual venues across Greater Houston, including the iconic Miller Outdoor Theatre, making these performances accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne WarrenPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller & Adrienne Warren Rehearse For Tonight's N.Y. Pops ConcertPhoto Coverage: Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller & Adrienne Warren Rehearse For Tonight's N.Y. Pops Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

This ticket is getting harder to get than Hello Dolly.  The New York Pops Concert is once again sold out for tonight but BroadwayWorld got a seat at the rehearsal with Will, Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren. (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th YearCamp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUMChristiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

New York Pops to Feature John Williams Summer ConcertNew York Pops to Feature John Williams Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On June 8, 2017, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program of music by legendary film composer John Williams. After two successful seasons at the open-air venue, The New York Pops is proud to return to the stadium for an evening featuring the musicians of the orchestra in some of the most popular music ever written for the silver screen. The orchestra's Kids in the Balcony program, which has expanded greatly since its offshoot Kids in the Stadium was introduced in 2015 thanks in part to the generosity of concert presenters Madison House Presents, will offer more than 1,500 Queens children and their families an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday GalaJudy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As previously announced, on Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorksNEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

New York Pops Names Kids on Stage Finalists for 34th Birthday GalaNew York Pops Names Kids on Stage Finalists for 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On January 28 and 29, 2017, The New York Pops held auditions for its Kids on Stage program. Twenty students from ten different schools in New York City were selected from a pool of 117 applicants. These students will perform alongside New York Pops musicians, conducted by Music Director Steven Reineke, at the orchestra's 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on May 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANYBWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 28, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has always put together musical programs that are fun and classy. This Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella and Company, which played this Kennedy Center's Concert Hall this past weekend, was no exception. (more...)

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