Peccadillo Theater Company to Present A WILDER CHRISTMAS This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Jeremy Webb & Nat Chandler Bring BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Hangar's CabarETC Series, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

On Saturday, December 8th the Hangar's CabarETC series continues with a special one-day-only cabaret performance of Back Home for the Holidays featuring Jeremy Webb (The Glorious Ones and Hangar's The 39 Steps) and Nat Chandler (Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, and Phantom of the Opera) with special guest Joseph Thalken. (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Director Featured on STATE OF THE ARTS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. The show's Obie Award-winning director, Dan Wackerman, is this week's special guest on Richard Pheneger's popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts' airing today, November 27th at noon. The segment can also be heard at www.wpkn.org. Performances of A WILDER CHRISTMAS are set to begin this Thursday, December 3rd, with the Opening on December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Director to Appear on WPKN Radio This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. The show's Obie Award-winning director, Dan Wackerman, will be this week's special guest on Richard Pheneger's popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts' Friday, November 27th at noon. The segment can also be heard at www.wpkn.org. Performances of A WILDER CHRISTMAS are set to begin next Thursday, December 3rd, with the Opening on December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Rehearsals Start Today for Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS; Opens This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

PETRIFIED Stage Reading Set for Cap21 Studios, 5/19-20
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

A staged reading of a new musical 'Petrified,' is scheduled for private performances at Cap21 studios May 19th and 20th. Part comedy, part drama, part satire with a lot of heart, 'Petrified' is the story about a middle-American family trying to keep their lives together during this century's Great Recession. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Rubinstein of PIPPIN National Tour (and the Original Broadway Cast)
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 4, 2015

The circus is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from May 12th-17th in the form of the national touring production of the Tony Award-Winning revival of Pippin! In this national tour happens to be John Rubinstein, who originated the title role in the orginal Broadway production back in 1972. Now he plays Pippin's father Charlemagne, a role originated on Broadway by Eric Berry, and more recently in the 2013 Broadway revival Three-Time Tony Nominee by Terrence Mann. (more...)

InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Relatives of William Inge Visit Peccadillo's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

This past Sunday, May 18th, the sold out audience at the first NY revival of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES included Inge's nephew, James A. Mahan, as well as Mahan's children and grandchildren. They joined the cast onstage afterwards for a full family & company portrait. On behalf of the family, James Mahan's daughter Sandra wrote the following to the production the next day: 'A heartfelt thank you for having us! We so enjoyed the play and meeting the cast. Clearly everyone involved with this production put much heartfelt energy into it. Your theater has such a very warm and inviting feel which we embraced!' (more...)

The Peccadillo Theater to Stage Reading of Sinclair Lewis' IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Imagine America ruled by a charismatic bigot elected president on a populist platform. That is what Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis did in his long forgotten play IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, which uncannily reflects the current the state of American politics. The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a staged reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, last seen on the New York Stage in 1936, for one night only on Monday, March 21st at 7:30 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

Nat Chandler to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's DINO! World Premiere, 4/30-6/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre's 2012-2013 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a world premiere musical celebration of Dean Martin's life, DINO! An Evening with Dean Martin at the Latin Casino. Written by Armen Pandola and directed by Fran Prisco, the production begins with previews on April 30th, opens May 2nd and continues through June 23rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

PTC's I HATE HAMLET Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, today, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

A LOSS OF ROSES to Close Off-Broadway This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

A LOSS OF ROSES is concluding its limited Off-Broadway engagement tomorrow evening, June 7th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Presented by The Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, the first NY revival of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES opened May 12th, 2014. (more...)

Nat Chandler to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's DINO! World Premiere, 4/30-6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre's 2012-2013 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a world premiere musical celebration of Dean Martin's life, DINO! An Evening with Dean Martin at the Latin Casino. Written by Armen Pandola and directed by Fran Prisco, the production begins with previews on April 30th, opens May 2nd and continues through June 23rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 15, 2015

'What is my purpose in life?' is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence. Finding one's raison d'etre could be the ever-elusive challenge, and should you never discover it, you are in good company. It is an existential question that lingers eternally for people who really want to have a life that matters. Now on stage at The Fisher Theatre is the musical PIPPIN, the tale of existential woe. (more...)

Larry Cahn, Glory Crampton, Omar Lopez-Cepero et al. Set for FOREVERMAN at NYMF, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The new musical Foreverman, with book, music, and lyrics by Brett M. Boles, will be presented as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF's) 2012 Next Link Project, beginning performances Friday, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 28, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42 Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues). (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

InterACT Presents ALL AMERICAN GIRL, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening tonight, July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Larry Cahn, Glory Crampton, Omar Lopez-Cepero et al. Set for FOREVERMAN at NYMF, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The new musical Foreverman, with book, music, and lyrics by Brett M. Boles, will be presented as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF's) 2012 Next Link Project, beginning performances Friday, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 28, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42 Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues). (more...)

Larry Cahn, Glory Crampton, Omar Lopez-Cepero et al. Set for FOREVERMAN at NYMF Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The new musical Foreverman, with book, music, and lyrics by Brett M. Boles, will be presented as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF's) 2012 Next Link Project, beginning performances tonight, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 28, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42 Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues). (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Peccadillo's A WILDER CHRISTMAS to Close This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

A friendly reminder! The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company's hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will conclude its extended engagement this Sunday, January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company's hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will conclude its extended engagement this Sunday, January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) A WILDER CHRISTMAS (comprised of Wilder's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA) opened on December 8th. (more...)

Save 40% on Tix to Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON; Starting at $45!
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 29, 2015

Save 40% on Tix to Odets' Rocket to the Moon $45! Rocket to the Moon tells the story of Dr. Ben Stark, whose marriage to Belle is buckling under the weight of constant money worries. Enter Belle's father, Mr. Prince, a flamboyant and immensely wealthy old man who, deeply estranged from his daughter, suggests that the remedy is for Ben to have an affair with his beautiful young receptionist - Cleo Singer. In the heat of a New York summer, Cleo and Ben embark upon an affair that will transform both their lives, endangering Ben's comfortable routine while opening him up to unimagined possibilities. (more...)

SIDETRACKED Comes To Macha Theatre 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Sharon Michaels in association with the Macha Theatre presents SIDETRACKED, a world premiere whodunit set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, directed by Ray A. Rochelle. (more...)

Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Will Open Next Month at Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's, it was announced today. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will soonplay Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of ROCKET TO THE MOON!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will soonplay Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

SIDETRACKED Comes To Macha Theatre 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

Sharon Michaels in association with the Macha Theatre presents SIDETRACKED, a world premiere whodunit set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, directed by Ray A. Rochelle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON at Theatre at St. Clement's
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 24, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winnerDan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon opened last night, February 23rd at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Opens Tonight at Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement opening tonight, February 23rd at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). (more...)

SIDETRACKED Opens at Macha Theatre, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Set in the Golden Age of Hollywood , Sharon Michaels' Hollywood whodunit SIDETRACKED, directed by Ray A. Rochelle, finds five passengers waiting to board the train at L.A.'s Union Station - and each of them has a motive for the murder that's just been discovered. (more...)

SIDETRACKED Closes at Macha Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2012

Sharon Michaels in association with the Macha Theatre presents SIDETRACKED, a world premiere whodunit set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, directed by Ray A. Rochelle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peccadillo's ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) is currently in performances at Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will have its opening night on Monday, February 23rd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement's
by Sally Henry - Feb 10, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (AWAKE AND SING, GOLDEN BOY), starring Ned Eisenberg, starts performances tonight at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement, opening Monday, February 23rd. Eisenberg graciously sat down and spoke with BroadwayWorld about taking on the role of Ben Stark in this seldom-performed Odets piece, working with Wackerman, and more! (more...)

Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Starts Tonight at Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-At-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning tonight, February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. (more...)

Jeremy Webb & Nat Chandler Bring BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Hangar's CabarETC Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

Tonight, December 8th the Hangar's CabarETC series continues with a special one-day-only cabaret performance of Back Home for the Holidays featuring Jeremy Webb (The Glorious Ones and Hangar's The 39 Steps) and Nat Chandler (Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, and Phantom of the Opera) with special guest Joseph Thalken. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A WILDER CHRISTMAS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

The Peccadillo Theater Company production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, is set to open tomorrow, December 8th at 7 pm at Theatre at St. Clement's. (more...)

Teri Dale Hansen & Nat Chandler to Perform 'Swingin' Holiday Celebration'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Broadway's Teri Dale Hansen (The Boys from Syracuse, West End's Show Boat) and Nat Chandler (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera) will appear in concert with a trio of musicians led by Mike Petry on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm. The pair will perform Swingin' Holiday Celebration (produced by Broadway Pops International) featuring holiday favorites by Ellington, Guaraldi, Fitzgerald, Mercer and more. (more...)

Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS Kicks Off the Holiday Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company presents A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin tonight, December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS Plays Special Holiday Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company has added a special holiday performance of their hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, tonight (Tuesday) at 7 pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Extends Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company today announced that the hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will extend its limited engagement through January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) A WILDER CHRISTMAS (comprised of Wilder's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA) opened on December 8th to unanimous rave reviews. (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates John Rubinstein's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special event and you can check out what Rubinstein had to say about the honor below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN's John Rubinstein Unveils Caricature at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - Aug 1, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Peccadillo Theater Co. to Present William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES, Begin. 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, will present the New York City premiere of the original version of William Inge's A Loss of Roses beginning May 7th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, NYC, and continuing through June 7th, 2014. The play opens officially on May 12th at 7 PM. (more...)

Nat Chandler Stars in Walnut Street Theatre's DINO! World Premiere, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre's 2012-2013 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a world premiere musical celebration of Dean Martin's life, DINO! An Evening with Dean Martin at the Latin Casino. Written by Armen Pandola and directed by Fran Prisco, the production begins with previews tonight, April 30th, opens May 2nd and continues through June 23rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

John Rubinstein Joins LA Chamber Orchestra for Westside Connections,
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Prolific film, stage and television actor, director and composer John Rubinstein, a native Angeleno and son of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein, appears with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, LACO principals and special guest pianist Christopher O'Riley to explore personal and musical legacies at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) WESTSIDE CONNECTIONS chamber music series on Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Rubinstein created the role of Bob Fosse's Pippin on Broadway and received a Tony Award for Children of a Lesser God, and O'Riley is a versatile pianist as well as host of the popular NPR radio program "From the Top.' They join LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Principal Cello Andrew Shulman in a performance that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of both Rubinsteins and features Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G minor (Shulman and Kahane), Chopin's Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 27, No. 2 (Kahane), and Brahms' Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 (Batjer, Shulman and O'Riley). (more...)

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