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Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS CONCERT at Rockefeller Chapel, 3/7Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS CONCERT at Rockefeller Chapel, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

On the heels of the hit 135th anniversary engagements of Handel's 'Messiah,' the Apollo Chorus will present a celebration of music from some of history's most iconic composers during their Choral Classics concert in one of Chicago's most dramatic settings. Britten's Simple Symphony, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and Schubert's Mass in A-flat will be performed Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The historic chapel provides an extraordinary venue for the concert, featuring the 120-member choir conducted by the Apollo Chorus Music Director Dr. Stephen Alltop. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver to Present Handel's THEODORA, 2/14Early Music Vancouver to Present Handel's THEODORA, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) welcomes back acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor Alexander Weimann as guest musical director for its presentation of George Frideric Handel's Theodora on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. In addition to being one of the world's most sought-after ensemble directors, soloists, and chamber music partners, Weimann also serves as conductor of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, and as music director of Les Voix Baroques, Le Nouvel Opéra, and Tempo Rubato. He has led many of EMV's most successful productions over the last 10 years. (more...)

Kirk Von Hammett's Second Annual Fear FestEvil Set for San Jose, CAKirk Von Hammett's Second Annual Fear FestEvil Set for San Jose, CA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Kirk Von Hammett loves to keep things interesting, and so it is that the next Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil event will be a Murder Mystery Dinner/ VIP Party at the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA (more...)

Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY: Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Opera Lafayette returns to its chamber-ensemble origins, highlighting the work of two of Baroque's most beloved composers, George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trafalgar's THE RULING CLASS with James McAvoy!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trafalgar's THE RULING CLASS with James McAvoy!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Ron Cook, Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale, Joshua McGuire and Anthony O'Donnell, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society to Welcome Violinist Aisslinn Nosky in Concert, 1/23 & 25Handel and Haydn Society to Welcome Violinist Aisslinn Nosky in Concert, 1/23 & 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

As part of its Bicentennial Season, the Handel and Haydn Society is proud to present a program dedicated exclusively to one of its namesake composers, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Canadian-born virtuoso Aisslinn Nosky, concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society since 2011, leads the charge as soloist and leader in Haydn's rarely-performed Violin Concerto in C Major, a work that wasn't published until the 20th century. Nosky will join the Period Instrument Orchestra and Artistic Director Harry Christophers in Haydn's Symphonies No. 7 (Le Midi) and 83 (La Poule), as well as the Overture to Lo Speziale. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Opens with Strauss Celebration, 1/17Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Opens with Strauss Celebration, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

In its first concert of 2015, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the music of Richard Strauss. On Saturday, January 17, Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the orchestra welcome pianist ILYA YAKUSHEV, who most recently played with the Philharmonic in the 2011 season-opening concert. The Philharmonic will perform Strauss's early Serenade for Winds and his towering tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life). Between the two Strauss pieces, Mr. Yakushev will play J.S. Bach's First Keyboard Concerto. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. The January concert is sponsored by The Joseph and Rosalyn Sinclair Foundation. Guest Artist Sponsors for Ilya Yakushev are Dr. Herbert Rakatansky and Ms. Barbara Sokoloff. An Open Dress Rehearsal takes place Friday January 16 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Morgan James Covers D'Angelo's 'Ain't That Easy'Morgan James Covers D'Angelo's 'Ain't That Easy'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 3, 2015

Morgan James covers D'Angelo! (more...)

LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)

AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?On Thursday, March 12 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted byMaestro Thomas Crawford, presents Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation' (more...)

Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Youth is the underlying theme of the Handel and Haydn Society's next series of concerts as it presents the early compositions of two giants of the Classical era, Mozart and Beethoven. In addition, the program will feature the young singers of H+H's Collaborative Youth Concert (CYC) initiative. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions for New Members, 2/17Richmond Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions for New Members, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony Chorus will audition prospective new members at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Tuesday evening, February 17, from 7:00-9:00pm. Visit www.rschorus.com to read about the Chorus and its audition process and access audition preparation materials. If you are interested in auditioning, you will be asked to complete a short audition questionnaire and schedule an appointment. The deadline for submitting the questionnaire is February 13. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson today announced the Houston Symphony's 102nd Season, comprised of a full slate of classical, POPS, family, community, education and multimedia performances, as well as recordings, collaborations, international partnerships and an expanded global presence. (more...)

N.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 SeasonN.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Sandi Macdonald, President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony today announced programming for its 2015/16 season, the orchestra's 83rd season and Llewellyn's 12th season as Music Director. (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Love is in the air this February as trumpet phenomenon and one of the bestselling jazz instrumental artists in the United States today, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies at Heinz Hall February 6-8. With a Grammy victory for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, Botti joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this PNC Pops performance under the direction of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. (more...)

Nancy Seabold to Make NYC Debut at The Metropolitan Room, 2/21Nancy Seabold to Make NYC Debut at The Metropolitan Room, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Nancy Seabold will be debuting her show 'Love and How It Grows You... A One Woman Musical Revue' on February 21 at 1pm at the Metropolitan Room. Nancy will sing songs from a mix of different genres from Cabaret to Musical Theater to Opera; Pop to Country, and American Songbook. She will be joined by Steve Ross on the piano and Sean Harkness on the guitar. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Bumps SUSANNA to 2015-16 SeasonThe Collegiate Chorale Bumps SUSANNA to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces the postponement of George F. Handel's Susanna from February 3, 2015 to the company's 2015/16 Season, with date and time to be confirmed. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 SeasonDetroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People's Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Madonna's 13th Studio Album 'Rebel Heart' Out 3/10Madonna's 13th Studio Album 'Rebel Heart' Out 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Madonna's 13th studio album Rebel Heart will be released March 10th on Interscope Records. (more...)

The Handel and Haydn Society to Continue Bicentennial Celebrations with 2015–16 SeasonThe Handel and Haydn Society to Continue Bicentennial Celebrations with 2015–16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and Artistic Director Harry Christophers are pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Season-H+H's 201st-featuring the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus performing works from the Baroque and Classical eras. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 & More Heading to Netflix This FebruaryHOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 & More Heading to Netflix This February
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Netflix has revealed the list of films and TV shows heading to the streaming service in February. The third season of HOUSE OF CARDS will debut on Feb. 27th. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More!Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Now enjoying near-record subscription numbers and unparalleled community appreciation during Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th-anniversary season, Pacific Symphony today announces the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series—packed with familiar favorites, exciting world premieres and hidden gems. Bookended by popular Beethoven works and featuring superstar guest artists like violinist Midori, and pianists André Watts and Conrad Tao, Maestro St.Clair's season includes repertoire by popular composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Gershwin, Vivaldi and more. The Symphony's opera and vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Puccini's “Turandot,” while the critically acclaimed American Composers Festival enters its 15th year with a spotlight on the king of instruments: the organ. (more...)

Oscar Nominee J.K. Simmons to Host NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, 1/31Oscar Nominee J.K. Simmons to Host NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, 1/31
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Golden Globe winner and Academy award nominee J.K. Simmons will make his hosting debut on January 31. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Morgan James Covers D'Angelo's Entire BLACK MESSIAH AlbumMorgan James Covers D'Angelo's Entire BLACK MESSIAH Album
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 15, 2015

Morgan James shows her passion for D'Angelo! (more...)

Button Eye Productions to Present THE ORCHID & THE CROW, 13-22 FebButton Eye Productions to Present THE ORCHID & THE CROW, 13-22 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Button Eye Productions present the premiere of The Orchid & The Crow - a tragi-comedy about faith, sex, identity and ritual, created and performed by Daniel Tobias and directed by Christian Leavesley as part of the The Coopers Malthouse resident artist initiative. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: The Gurleys and TamikoNASHVILLE THEATER 101: The Gurleys and Tamiko
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 12, 2015

Today, in our latest installment of Nashville Theater 101, we introduce three more members of our wildly divergent, almost prototypically dysfunctional theater family: Tamiko S. Robinson, Nan Gurley and Wayne Gurley. (more...)

Baritone Clayton G. Williams Set for Solo Recital at The Fordham, 2/22Baritone Clayton G. Williams Set for Solo Recital at The Fordham, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Rising young artist, Clayton G. Williams, a New York-based baritone who recently was a member an ensemble cast in New World Waking one of, "the most original and entertaining productions witnessed this year…" [Broadway World] will present a solo recital as part of The Fordham at Four Concert Series this February. (more...)

Title, Art & Cover Revealed for Tony Ortega's Upcoming Explosive Scientology ExposeTitle, Art & Cover Revealed for Tony Ortega's Upcoming Explosive Scientology Expose
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

London-based Silvertail Books is to publish The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega, the story of the life of author Paulette Cooper, the most famous victim of the Church of Scientology's notorious and ruthless 'Fair Game' retaliation schemes. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jerome Harmann-Hardeman of DIRTY DANCINGBWW Interviews: Jerome Harmann-Hardeman of DIRTY DANCING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 24, 2014

Hold on to your britches, ladies! DIRTY DANCING, written by Eleanor Bergstein, has been adapted for the stage in a hot new production that audiences across America have been going crazy for! That's right… Johnny, Baby, and the rest of the Kellerman's gang in the flesh are headed from city to city bringing the steamy love story right to you. (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire reprises its popular “Fireside” series – intimate 90-minute concerts followed by coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists. In a tribute to Bach's 330th Birthday, this intimate concert tells the musical story of a day at the Bach Family Household and features AF veteran musicians alongside Young Artist Apprentices in a true multi-generational tribute to Bach. (more...)

MCCC's WWFM Radio Unveils New Show Focusing on Baroque MusicMCCC's WWFM Radio Unveils New Show Focusing on Baroque Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

WWFM The Classical Network, located on the campus of Mercer County Community College (MCCC), is pleased to announce the launch of The Well-Tempered Baroque, a one-hour program devoted to the music of the Baroque era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ELLINGTON AT CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Charm to Harlem's Apollo TheaterBWW Reviews: ELLINGTON AT CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Charm to Harlem's Apollo Theater
by Aaron Fallon - Dec 23, 2014

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the arrival of the holiday season is marked by 'Holidays at the Apollo,' which this year includes 'Ellington at Christmas,' a two-act offering of Ellington's 'Nutcracker Suite' and portions of his 'Sacred Music Concerts.' We're re-gifted these Ellington holiday classics in an enjoyable, if not completely flawless performance by Ellington expert David Berger and his Jazz Orchestra, featuring students from the Dance Theater of Harlem School and the Arts High School Advanced Choir of Newark, as well as solos by baritone Norm Lewis, sopranos Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, and tap virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith. (more...)

South Bend Symphony Orchestra's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Set for This WeekendSouth Bend Symphony Orchestra's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will ring in the holiday season with its annual Home for the Holidays performances at the Morris Performing Arts Center tonight, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow, December 21 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH TonightThe Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Tonight, December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Weathervane Unafraid to Take Chances With JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBWW Reviews: Weathervane Unafraid to Take Chances With JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Paul Batterson - Dec 20, 2014

In the days leading up to the Weathervane Playhouse's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Layne Roate approached director Adam Karsten with an idea. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's Messiah: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE Messiah (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiate Chorale brought to Carnegie Hall, under conductor and director Ted Sperling. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest TestamentBWW Reviews: NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest Testament
by Michael Dale - Dec 20, 2014

Monty Python's tale of the fellow born in the stable next to Jesus' has gone from blasphemous to delightful family fun. (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Celebrate! Messiah and Carol Sing-Along TonightPilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Celebrate! Messiah and Carol Sing-Along Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community choral group, presentsCelebrate! - Messiah and Carol Sing-along tonight, December 19, at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth. The chorus's fifth annual Messiah Sing includes a carol sing-along, where the audience enjoys an opportunity to sing favorite carols, a great event to prepare for the holiday season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', with Tamsin Greig and more, begins tonight in the West End, the Von Trapp kids come together at 54 Below, and Michael Buble brings Christmas to New York! (more...)

Seraphic Fire's MESSIAH Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 12/21Seraphic Fire's MESSIAH Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Seraphic Fire's Messiah will be performed at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this weekend, December 21, 2014 at 4:00pm. (more...)

MOST to Present 9th Annual MESSIAH SING-ALONG This WeekendMOST to Present 9th Annual MESSIAH SING-ALONG This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Ninth Annual Messiah Sing-Along is set for this Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. at theRoswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd in Historic Roswell. Admission: $10. (more...)

St. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for TodaySt. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

An annual St. Bart's tradition, St. Bartholomew's Choir will join forces with St. Bartholomew's Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bartholomew's Festival Orchestra for a concert of sacred and secular music of the season in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew's Church. This concert features a blend of treasured classics, compelling new works and delightful arrangements of beloved carols. (more...)

Vermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, TodayVermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concerts bringing festive cheer to communities around the state. The Orchestra with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus directed by José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, will present three Holiday Pops concerts in Barre, Burlington and Rutland. A quintet made up of members of the VSO brass section pairs with the beloved Counterpoint Chorus. They will perform in six communties throughout Vermont. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, continuing tonight, December 16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as 'Baroque-N-Roll,' Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include 'Hail to the Shoe,' 'We Love Sheep,' and the audience favorite and sing-along 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.' BroadwayWorld brings yo photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

AUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott ForrestAUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott Forrest
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

Eric Idle, the famous member of the absurdist-comedy collective Monty Python, recently joined forces with composer John Du Prez to create 'Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy),' a zany pastiche based on Monty Python's 1979 film 'The Life of Brian,' and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

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