Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning composer of Avenue Q, is using his songwriting talents to benefit an Off-Broadway theater. Lopez will write an original song for and about the highest bidder at BiddingForGood.com. (more...)
In response to the overwhelming demand for tickets, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh have extended the Charlotte engagement of MARY POPPINS through Sept. 19. (more...)
The group exhibition Never Very Far Apart brings together six projects that cross the poetic and political ground between the individual and the group; the local and the global; this moment in time and that place in history. (more...)
Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher are pleased to announce full casting for the Atlanta engagement of MARY POPPINS. Atlanta's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 29 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, May 16. The opening night is Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. (more...)
When Mary Poppins flies into London to help out the Banks family, a familiar face is there to greet her with open arms. Her trusted friend and cohort, the chimney sweep and fun-loving Bert, is ready to help Mary share her magic with this family in need. When Mary Poppins, the award winning Broadway production of the timeless classic story, flies into Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre, Bert will be ready to share the magic of this exciting production with local audiences. Playing this role, a role he originated in London and then Broadway, is Gavin Lee, who sat down to share with me his take on his experience with Mary Poppins and the satisfaction of playing such an amazing role.
On May 18, 2010 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, The International Beethoven Project presents the New York premieres of three Beethoven chamber works. First and foremost on the program is the only completed movement of the recently rediscovered Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Hess 47, which received its world premiere to critical acclaim in Chicago last spring. (more...)
Boston announced today its upcoming 2010-2011 Broadway Season which will include six productions at Boston's Colonial Theatre and the Boston Opera House. 'The upcoming season brings us back to a time and place that helped shape identities, generations and events that speak to the collective spirit and consciousness,' said Drew Murphy, President of Broadway Across America - Boston. 'This Season will be about reminiscing, recreating, and redefining your generation.' (more...)
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein's debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Daniel Barenboim on Tuesday, April 27 will be webcast live through the Orchestra's Digital Concert Hall enabling audiences worldwide to watch her debut performance. (more...)
The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce that six new musical works have been selected for presentation at the annual ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. The winning proposals were selected from over 200 applicants. (more...)
Global music joins the digital revolution. The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra combines traditional music from around the world with cutting edge engineering and high tech effects. Currently, its creators are building musical robots, digitally modifying traditional instruments and composing original music for an extravaganza at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)
Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic's initiative, supported by a network of stakeholders, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. (more...)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel leads the orchestra in three performances of two Romantic-era masterpieces - Dvo?ák's Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, 'Pathétique' - at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday, May 6, at 8 p.m., Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m., and Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. (more...)
During a recent interview with the LA Times, Kristen Chenoweth, star of the Broadway musical PROMISES, PROMISES, that she was initially tepid to take on the role, since the majority of the roles in her past were strictly comedy. (more...)
Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Candy Spelling and The Weinstein Company will present the first-ever Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES this spring at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway). Previews will begin on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 with an opening night slated for Sunday, April 25th, 2010. The musical is written by legends Neil Simon (book), Burt Bacharach (music), and Hal David (lyrics). Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes will make his Broadway debut starring in the role of Chuck Baxter opposite Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, returning to Broadway as Fran Kubelik. Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford will also make his Broadway directorial debut and choreograph. More casting and creative team members will be announced in the near future.