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Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala celebrated Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director on May 18, at Capitale. Danny Burstein hosted the evening, which featured performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis,Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Celebrates Ruth HendersonPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Celebrates Ruth Henderson
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 19, 2015

The New York Pops family gathered at The National Arts Club on May 18th to celebrate the life of Ruth Henderson who passed away at her home in New Milford, Connecticut on February 25th 2015. In 1983, Skitch and Ruth Henderson founded The New York Pops. Chris Poe, President of The National Arts Club welcomed the guests and introduced James A. Read Board Chairman of the New York Pops. Many friends spoke of the dynamic, caring, beautiful and inspiring person that Ruth was. In 1991 Ruth established the PopsEd program, Kids In The Balcony, which provides free tickets to students for New York Pops Concerts.  Steven Reineke, music director of The Pops presented board member June Freemanzon, long time friend of the Henderson's with a framed photograph of one of the few pictures that exist of the two music directors of The New York Pops. Steven then sat at the the piano and played "Einsamkeit" a composition composed by Skitch Henderson for Ruth Henderson.  The afternoon was truly A Celebration of the Life of Ruth Henderson. (more...)

Symphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein HostsSymphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein Hosts
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director at 6:30 tonight, May 18, at Capitale. (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a record-breaking year for the number of prizes and total cash awarded, Lauren Michelle, of Los Angeles, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 18, 2015, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Robin Bailey, of London, U.K., and Jordan Davidson, of Philadelphia, N.Y., both won Second Prizes of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Adam Fieldson, of Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Maliakel, of New York. (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists Announced; Rebecca Luker Among Judges2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists Announced; Rebecca Luker Among Judges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Fourteen exceptionally talented singer-actors from the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Rochester, New York. (more...)


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BWW Exclusive: Previously Unreleased Track from THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary SoundtrackBWW Exclusive: Previously Unreleased Track from THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary Soundtrack
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 4, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld is proud debut a previously unreleased track from THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary Soundtrack. The track is titled 'Goodbye Maria/How Can Love Survive Waltz', which ties-in musical themes from the melody of 'Edelweiss.' (more...)

Von Trapp Family Actors Recall SOUND OF MUSIC Recording SessionsVon Trapp Family Actors Recall SOUND OF MUSIC Recording Sessions
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

On March 2nd 1965, RCA released the soundtrack to 20th Century Fox's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, which made its debut on the Billboard album chart just eighteen days later, eventually reaching the No. 1 spot on Nov. 13, 1965. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Featuring Julie Andrews, Gets 50th Anniversary Vinyl, Out Next MonthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC, Featuring Julie Andrews, Gets 50th Anniversary Vinyl, Out Next Month
by Movies News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

RAZOR & TIE's new audiophile imprint ANALOG SPARK will launch with the vinyl release of The Sound of Music - 50th Anniversary Edition. The score from Rodgers & Hammerstein's 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical will be available in a newly-remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. The original 16-track Grammy Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album will also be available on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD), and include the eight-page booklet which accompanied the original vinyl release. All releases will be available on March 10. (more...)

Symphony Space Gala to Honor Harold Prince in Musical Tribute; Danny Burstein Will HostSymphony Space Gala to Honor Harold Prince in Musical Tribute; Danny Burstein Will Host
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 4, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony AwardŽ winning producer/director at 6:30 on May 18 at Capitale. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHATLa Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse is the recipient of three prestigious and highly-competitive grants to support its world-premiere production of The Who & The What, by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, running February 11 - March 9 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The grants include the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, as well awards from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund. (more...)

2013 Astaire Awards Set for Tonight; Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Among Nominees!2013 Astaire Awards Set for Tonight; Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Among Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards are taking place this evening, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Marge Champion and Ted Chapin Honored Tonight with 2013 Astaire AwardsMarge Champion and Ted Chapin Honored Tonight with 2013 Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

Tonight, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Earn 2013 Astaire Awards Nominations!Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Earn 2013 Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Nominees have been announced for the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards taking place on Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are also now available to the public priced at $425, $200 & $75; tickets can currently be purchased online at www.FredandAdeleAstaireAwards.com. (more...)

Douglas Carpenter Wins Eastman School's 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singer-ActorsDouglas Carpenter Wins Eastman School's 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singer-Actors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Douglas Carpenter, baritone, of New York, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 15th annual Lotte Lenya Competition, held on April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Maren Weinberger, soprano, of New York, received the Second Prize of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Alison Arnopp, soprano, of County Cork, Ireland, and Lauren Roesner, soprano, of Cincinnati. Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lenya's birth, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer/actors, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of repertoire. (more...)

Marge Champion and Ted Chapin to Be Honored with 2013 Astaire AwardsMarge Champion and Ted Chapin to Be Honored with 2013 Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

31st Annual Astaire Awards Will Honor Marge Champion and Ted Chapin31st Annual Astaire Awards Will Honor Marge Champion and Ted Chapin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 3rd, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 3rd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 3, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Big doings at Broadway In Chicago, 'Othello: The Remix,' world premieres from Pride Plays, The Second City and two from composer Kevin O'Donnell, 'Spamalot,' 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale' and so much more! (more...)

2013 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists and Judges Announced: Erin Mackey, Douglas Carpenter and More2013 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists and Judges Announced: Erin Mackey, Douglas Carpenter and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Twelve exceptionally talented young singer-actors, with previous stage experience ranging from roles on Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera House, have been named finalists in the 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Acclaimed soprano and 2010 Opera News Award winner Patricia Racette, British opera and musical theater conductor James Holmes, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Vice-Chairman Theodore S. Chapin will serve as judges. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing HistoryAmerican Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, has announced that the Wing's 2012 Gala, held Monday, September 24 at The Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising just shy of $600,000. (more...)

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