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Date Of Birth:
December 05, 1901
Date Of Death:
December 15, 1966 (65)
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LA Master Chorale Presents MUGUNGHWA, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2011

Renowned violinist Jennifer Koh joins Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale to perform the world premiere of Mugunghwa: Rose of Sharon by Mark Grey - named one of the Los Angeles Times '2008 Faces to Watch' - Sunday, March 6, 2011, 7 p.m., at Disney Hall. With text based on the extraordinary verses of Korean poet and engineer Namsoo Kim, who fled from a North Korean prison at the outbreak of the Korean War, the piece was commissioned by the Chorale and is the fourth piece to be premiered by the choir as part of its notable 'LA Is the World' initiative, which was launched in 2007. This installment begins phase two of the initiative, conceived by Gershon as a collaboration among composers, master musicians and the choir to expand the choral literature with works that mirror LA's vibrant multi-cultural fabric. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre Presents Disney’s Mars Needs Moms 3/11-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2011

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents Disney's "Mars Needs Moms" for a special engagement March 11 through April 21, 2011, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. (more...)

Vaporized Tivol Plays Next In LA Phil's Green Umbrella Series 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2011

Conductor Benjamin Shwartz leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group in a program of music by Unsuk Chin and Anders Hillborg, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, March 15, at 8 p.m. (more...)

THE LION KING Premieres In Madrid October 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2011

As previously announced by BWW's Spain Editor Juanjo Gonzalez, DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (Thomas Schumacher, producer and president) in association with STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SPAIN (Julia Gomez Cora, general director), Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon (Mayor of Madrid) and Simon Amselem (Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Spain and Portugal), have announced the Spanish premiere of Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, to open October 21 at Lope de Vega Theatre on Madrid's Gran Via. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose Set for LA Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Concert, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2011

Actress Anika Noni Rose has been confirmed to play the role of Juliet in the LA Phil all-Tchaikovsky program led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, at 8 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, at 2 p.m. The Sunday concert is the second LA Phil LIVE performance, and will be simulcast live in theaters across the country, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The all-Tchaikovsky concert program features the composer's three Fantasy-Overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays - Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. Preceding each of these powerful symphonic poems are selections from the Bard's immortal works performed by the previously confirmed cast of actors - Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Malcolm McDowell as Prospero, and Matthew Rhys as Hamlet. Kate Burton, the prolific Tony-nominated stage and screen actress and daughter of the late Richard Burton, directs this all-star cast and also serves as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast. (more...)

Austin Cook Set to Musically Direct Theo Ubique's 'Some Enchanted Evening'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2011

Young, upcoming and wildly successful Austin Cook is music director for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's next production of 'Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein,' running March 11-April 30. (more...)

PHOTO Flash: THE LION KING Hits Madrid in October 2011
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 02, 2011

After New York, Las Vegas, West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Singapore, THE LION KING will officially open at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid on October 21st, 2011 in its first Spanish production. It will be produced by Disney Theatricals and Stage Entertainment. Today, March 2, Thomas Schumacher and Julia Gómez Cora presented the project to the press at Teatro Real in Madrid and BroadwayWorld was was on hand for a performance preview. Photo coverage appears below! (more...)

Presentación de 'El Rey León' en el Teatro Real de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 02, 2011

Bajo el lema 'El Musical Que Conmueve Al Mundo' se ha presentado esta mañana El Rey León, que se estrenará en el Teatro Lope de Vega de Madrid el 21 de Octubre de este año. El acto ha contado con la presencia de Thomas Schumacher, presidente de Disney Theatricals, Julia Gómez Cora, directora de Stage, y Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, alcalde de Madrid. (more...)

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin Debuts at Walt Disney Concert Hall 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2011

The 2010/11 Baroque Variations and Chamber Music Society series at Walt Disney Concert Hall continues with the debut of Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, founded in East Berlin in 1982 and recognized today as one of the world's leading baroque ensembles. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Celebrates Film with IRIS, Beginning 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2011

As Cirque du Soleil celebrates the artists and artisans of the 2011 Academy Awards, it prepares to occupy the Kodak Theatre with its newest production IRIS, taking up permanent residence at the venue and starting preview performances on July 21, 2011. (more...)

MARY POPPINS National Tour Nominated for 4 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2011

Nominations for the 27th annual Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 28, and the MARY POPPINS North American tour was honored with four nominations for its recent Washington, D.C. engagement in the following categories: Outstanding Non-Resident Production; Caroline Sheen ('Mary Poppins') for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production; Gavin Lee ('Bert') for Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production and Ellen Harvey ('Miss Andrew') for Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production. (more...)

New Cast Set for DANCING WITH THE STARS; Premieres 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2011

A star-studded cast filled with celebrities across a variety of genres -- including a boxing legend, a talk-show personality, a Super Bowl Steeler, a former Playboy bunny and a legendary comedic actress - are set to compete each week on the dance floor in the spectacular two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

COC And BAM Present The Nightingale and Other Short Fables 3/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2011

Following a sold-out world premiere engagement in Toronto and standing ovations at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Robert Lepage's critically acclaimed The Nightingale and Other Short Fables makes its anticipated US premiere at BAM. (more...)

Zubin Mehta Leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2011

Fifty years since Zubin Mehta debuted in Los Angeles, he returns with the venerable Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. (more...)

ReVision Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

ReVision Theatre a professional theatre company located in Asbury Park, NJ announces their exciting 2011 season of spectacular shows. (more...)

Monday Nights, New Voices Plays The Duplex 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Join Composer and producer, Scott Alan, for another night of 'Monday Nights, New Voices' February 28th, 2011 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

Randy Newman Wins 'Original Song' Oscar for TOY STORY 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

Randy Newman has won the 'Best Original Song' Academy Award for 'We Belong Together' from TOY STORY 3. (more...)

No Doubt Collaborates with LA Phil's Composer Fellows and YOLA Musicians, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2011

Four high school students participating in the LA Phil's Composer Fellowship Program will compose a four-movement piece inspired by songs by Grammy-winning rock band No Doubt. (more...)

Local Natives to Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2011

Currently topping most year-end lists of the best music of 2010, Los Angeles-based Local Natives begins 2011 with a special performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall for one night only on Saturday, February 26 at 8pm. (more...)

ABC and Academy Extend Oscar Telecast Agreement
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The ABC Television Network's contract to carry the annual Academy Awards presentations has been extended for six more years, though 2020, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak and Anne Sweeney, President of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. (more...)

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