Prelude to a Kiss

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Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for NY Premiere of CINDERELLA, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

The New York premiere of Wheeldon's full-length production of Cinderella will be performed Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm; Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm; Friday, October 25 at 8 pm; Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, October 27 at 2 pm. The acclaimed work, a co-production with Dutch National Ballet, was first performed in December 2012 by the Dutch company, and the U.S. premiere was presented by SF Ballet in May 2013. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces Two Week Engagement at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 10/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has announced that it will perform at New York's Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theater, October 16-27, 2013. FromOctober 16-20, the Company will present a variety of mixed-bill programs with works by Edwaard Liang, Serge Lifar, Wayne McGregor, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon. From October 23-27, SF Ballet presents the New York premiere of Wheeldon's lavish new full-length ballet Cinderella. Two special pre-sale offers will be available online, beginning May 20 at Audience Rewards and beginning May 30 at Travelzoo. Tickets will be available to the general public startingJune 10 by visiting sfballet.org or calling 212.496.0600. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of MTC's THE SNOW GEESE; Opens Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 24, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater present the world premiere of The Snow Geese, a new play by Sharr White, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The production will open tonight, October 24, 2013. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Breaking News: The Yankees Are Coming to Broadway! BRONX BOMBERS Take Circle in the Square; Scolari & Shayne Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced today that Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theater (235 West 50th Street). The official opening is February 6, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at the box office and Telecharge.com. (more...)

Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS Makes North American Premiere at the Met Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has its North American premiere at the Met tiday, October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Sher's staging, a co-production with English National Opera, premiered in London in 2011. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for Richmond (more...)

Grammer, Pierce & Mahoney Reunite For EW Cover
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 16, 2013

Acclaimed and versatile stage and screen actors Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney reunite for one of the many special edition covers of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Kicks Off Two Week Engagement at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has announced that it will perform at New York's Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theater, tonight, October 16-27, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Richmond (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Alec Baldwin's TV Hosting Debut on MSNBC
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

Alec Baldwin made his debut last night on MSNBC with UP LATE WITH Alec Baldwin that premiered on October 11 at 10 pm. On last night's show, Baldwin talked to Democratic mayor candidate Bill DeBlasio about his plans for the city, and hosted the guest for the entire hour on his new set, which resembled a diner. He's aiming to differ from other shows by having guests on for the full hour with deeper talks. Did he succceed? Check out the video below... (more...)

VIDEO: New Promo Revealed for MSNBC's UP LATE WITH ALEC BALDWIN
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

MSNBC has just released a new promo for its new late night talker UP LATE WITH Alec Baldwin. Check out the video of a serious Baldwin introducing the show which premiers tonight, October 11 at 10 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: New Promo for UP LATE WITH ALEC BALDWIN on MSNBC
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

MSNBC has aired a new promo for its new late night talker UP LATE WITH Alec Baldwin. The show premieres October 11 at 10 pm. Mediaite previously reported that the show would 'feature a large dose of Baldwin's outspoken liberal politics.' Watch Baldwin introduce the show below! (more...)

Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS to Make North American Premiere at the Met, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys will have its North American premiere at the Met October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces December 2013 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Requiem; J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!; and Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson. The program's soloists will include soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Fre?de?ric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Premiere of The Marie- Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Responds to Sudden Cancellation of MSNBC Show
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Baldwin, currently working on a new Cameron Crowe film in Hawaii, spoke with Gothamist.com and confirmed that his show will not return to MSNBC. (more...)

GLAAD's Rich Ferraro Responds to Alec Baldwin's Finger-Pointing After MSNBC Show Cancellation
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

BWW reported earlier today that MSNBC fired actor and talk show host Alec Baldwin following a series of alleged anti-gay slurs he recently uttered. (more...)

MSNBC Gives Alec Baldwin the Boot Following Anti-Gay Slurs
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The New York Post's Page Six is reporting that MSNBC has fired actor and talk show host Alec Baldwin following a series of anti-gay slurs he recently uttered. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Says 'Fundamentalist Wing of Gay Advocacy' at Fault for MSNBC Dismissal
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

BWW reported earlier today that MSNBC fired actor and talk show host Alec Baldwin following a series of alleged anti-gay slurs he recently uttered. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRELUDE TO A KISS, a Romantic Fantasy at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Nov 25, 2013

'If you hear a song in blue Like a flower crying for the dew That was my heart serenading you My Prelude to a Kiss' (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Says MSNBC Show Might Not Return; Contemplating Quitting Show Business
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

MSNBC has suspended host Alec Baldwin's 'Up Late' show both last night and for next Friday, November 22 and now, Baldwin has penned a blog for the Huffington Post, writing that about his long-time stance on gay rights, paparazzi, what he says he said, and his contemplation again on quiting show business. (more...)

MSNBC Suspends Alec Baldwin's 'Up Late' Show For Two Weeks; Actor Apologizes for Outburst
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Variety reports that MSNBC has suspended host Alec Baldwin's “Up Late” show both tonight and next Friday, November 22. The move follows Baldwin's confrontation with reporters attempting to interview him about his testimony this week in a trial for a woman accused of stalking him. (more...)

James Rebhorn: Over a Decade with Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Nov 12, 2013

It is not difficult to see why The New York Times classifies James Rebhorn as a 'New York theatre stalwart.' His remarkably prolific career spans over thirty years across stage and screen. He can currently be seen on the Emmy Award-winning televisions series 'Homeland' portraying Frank Mathison. Recently, Rebhorn returned to the Roundabout stage for his fifth production, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, marking more than a decade-long relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk in Tarragon's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

PRELUDE TO A KISS Kicks Off Spring Season at Harry Hope Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University, Begin. 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2014

Prelude to a Kiss, written by Craig Lucas and directed by Gloria Trombley, guest director and PT faculty member, will open the Spring season in the Harry Hope Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University. The show will run February 27-March 2 and March 4-5 (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4pm; Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30pm). (more...)

KNOCK ME A KISS Opens at the Ensemble Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre Presents Knock me A Kiss by Charles Smth, directed by Caroline Jackson Smith. (more...)

Patti Cohenour, David Burnham and Erin Mackey-Led THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Opens Tonight at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs today, Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

KNOCK ME A KISS Opens at the Ensemble Theatre 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre Presents Knock me A Kiss by Charles Smth, directed by Caroline Jackson Smith. (more...)

Patti Cohenour, David Burnham and Erin Mackey-Led THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BRONX BOMBERS
by Meet the Cast - Jan 19, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & Arliss Howard to Star in Craig Lucas' ODE TO JOY at Rattlestick, Begin. 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will begin previews Wednesday, February 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, February 27. The cast features Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon) and Arliss Howard (Moneyball, Natural Born Killers). Ode to Joy is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 30. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's Feb 2014 Radio Broadcasts to Kick Off with Beethoven; Programs Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The February broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Philharmonic in Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Symphony No. 1; Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist; and Gershwin's An American in Paris. The following week, guest conductor Andrey Boreyko will lead the Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale; Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, with Philharmonic Principal Bassoon Judith LeClair as soloist; and Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk to Lead Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 (with previews from February 26) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com . (more...)

Eureka Theatre to Present World Premiere of CRYSTAL SPRINGS, 3/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, a thought-provoking new play that interweaves the challenges of parenting in the digital age with a suspenseful tale of online misbehavior and its vicious consequences, will receive its world premiere at the Eureka Theatre in March. This latest work by rising playwright Kathy Rucker, a Humana Festival Heideman Award finalist, will be directed by award-winning British director Anna Jordan. CRYSTAL SPRINGS plays March 6 - 23, 2014 at The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. For tickets ($45-$65) and information the public may visit www.CrystalSpringsThePlay.com or call 800.838.3006. (more...)

PRELUDE TO A KISS Kicks Off Spring Season at Harry Hope Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Prelude to a Kiss, written by Craig Lucas and directed by Gloria Trombley, guest director and PT faculty member, will open the Spring season in the Harry Hope Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University. The show will run tonight, February 27-March 2 and March 4-5 (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4pm; Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30pm). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/27- Debra Monk
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Debra Monk! The Tony Award winner made her Broadway debut in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in 1982. Her Broadway credits include PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Prelude to a Kiss, NICK & NORA, REDWOOD CURTAIN, PICNIC, COMPANY, CHICAGO, STEAL PIER, AH, WILDERNESS!, THOU SHALT NOT, RECKLESS, CHILDREN AND ART, and CURTAINS. Monk won the Tony Award in 1993 for REDWOOD CURTAIN and was nominated for Tony Awards in 1997 and 2007 for both STEEL PIER and CURTAINS. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Opens Up on ORPHANS Controversy, Homophobic Accusations & Leaving Public Life in New Essay
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

In a revealing essay in New York magazine, set to hit newsstands today, actor Alec Baldwin opened up about the past year, filled with both controversy and joy over the birth of his child. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Radio Broadcasts to Feature Wynton Marsalis and More, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The March broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Philharmonic in the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms; Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"), with Joshua Bell as soloist; and Ives's Symphony No. 4 with representatives of the New York Choral Consortium. The following week Alan Gilbert and Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione will lead the Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky's Ragtime for 11 Instruments; Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot; Copland's Clarinet Concerto featuring Associate Principal Clarinet Marc Nuccio; and Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3) featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Guest Star on LAW & ORDER: SVU This Spring
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variety writes that Alec Baldwin will guest star on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU this spring in his first TV acting appearance since 30 ROCK. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & Arliss Howard Star in Craig Lucas' ODE TO JOY at Rattlestick, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will begin previews tonight, February 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, February 27. The cast features Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon) and Arliss Howard (Moneyball, Natural Born Killers). Ode to Joy is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 30. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Host TCM's PRIVATE SCREENINGS, 1/6
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Alec Baldwin hasn't foresworn television after his recent debacle with his late night show on MSNBC. The actor will return to host Turner Classic Movies' PRIVATE SCREENINGS on January 6, 2013. Baldwin is set to interview Robert Osbourne, who usually hosts the show. (more...)

'The NY Philharmonic This Week' Radio Broadcast to Kick Off 2014 with Soloist Thomas Hampson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The January broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with an all-American New Year's Eve Concert conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with Thomas Hampson as soloist. The program, recorded on New Year's Eve in 2009, includes Copland's Suite from Appalachian Spring and Old American Songs (selections), in addition to selections from Broadway musicals and Gershwin's An American in Paris. The following week, composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the New York Concert Premiere of his Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Josefowicz as soloist, as well as Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Kicks Off Dec 2013 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2013

The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Requiem; J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!; and Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson. The program's soloists will include soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Fre?de?ric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Premiere of The Marie- Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos. (more...)

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