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SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Get to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Celtic Tenors to Open CSO's 2014-15 Pops Season, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe, and US since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio's classical roots and embraces folk, pop, and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum. An evening with The Celtic Tenors guarantees a professional, sparkling, and good-humored performance featuring gorgeous Celtic songs like the haunting "Danny Boy" and exhilarating classics like "Nessun Dorma." (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host 'O Say Can You See' Gala, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Signaling the start of the social season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will hold its annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This year's Gala concert will be led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. On the heels of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem, the evening will showcase American music and artists, beginning with a revival of Ferde Grofe's Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner, brought back to the stage for its first public performance in 80 years. The program also features celebrated blind American jazz pianist Marcus Roberts with the Marcus Roberts Trio performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Center Stage's visionary Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah narrating Copland's Lincoln Portrait; and the Morgan State University Choir lending their voices to selections from the composer's Old American Songs. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Next Master Class in Human Capital Management to Examine Challenges and Opportunities in HCM Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

CHICAGO, IL -  A one-day executive event, 'The Master Class in HCM: Understanding the Marketplace, its Evolution, and its Future,' will take place at the Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Following its launch in July, this second-ever Master Class in HCM is designed to provide company leaders, marketing executives and investors with an intense overview of the complex human capital management marketplace. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Princeton Symphony Partners with Princeton Public Library for 'PSO GOES TO THE MOVIES', 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On Monday, September 15, at 7 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the Princeton Public Library partner to kick off the 2014-2015 PSO Soundtracks Series with 'PSO Goes to the Movies: Music from the Inside Out,' a cinematic presentation of the magic and mystery of music through the stories, passions, and artistry of the 105 musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. (more...)

2014 SOLO COLLECTIVE to Feature THE STORYTELLER and More; Runs 9/7-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a wildly successful first year, Paul Stein and THE SOLO COLLECTIVE (L.A.'s only Solo Collective company) in residence at VS. THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce its second annual SOLO COLLECTIVE, with three solo shows performing this Fall: Opening with the World Premiere of Antonio Sacre's THE STORYTELLER; a special return engagement of Drew Droege's BRIGHT PATTERNS AND BOLD COLORS and closing with the world premiere of Carla Cackowski's GAL INVINCIBLE. Antonio Sacre in THE STORYTELLER, directed by Paul Stein, will preview on Sunday, September 7 and will open on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, September 28 at the new home of VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton--recent winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition--will make her Company debut as Adalgisa for five of the opera's seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. A casting update for the September 19 & 23 performances will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)

LACO to Open 2014-15 Season with World Premiere, Beethoven and Saint-Saens, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, launches its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of a work for strings and percussion by young Australian-born composer Cameron Patrick, Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5, and Saint-Saens' seldom-performed Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Egyptian,' on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Saint-Saens' concerto features the LACO debut of Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, proclaimed an 'exciting new talent' (The New York Times), who has been hailed for his 'dazzling keyboard technique and broad and varied textural palette' (San Francisco Chronicle). (more...)

Practice Fusion Further Expands Executive Team with Chief Commercial Officer and VP of Pharmaceutical Partnerships Hires
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Practice Fusion, the country's largest cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, today announced the addition to its executive team of Tom Langan as the company's chief commercial officer and Joe Priest as the company's vice president of pharmaceutical partnerships. On the heels of Practice Fusion's recent hire of Robert Park as its chief financial officer, this marks a further expansion of the company's executive bench. With the addition of two industry veterans, these hires are a sign of the company's commitment to continue growing its offerings for enterprise partners. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Will & Anthony Nunziata Return to 54 Below Tonight with BROADWAY, OUR WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After four consecutive sold-out concerts, Will & Anthony are back at 54 Below for an encore performance and updated version of their critically-acclaimed concert 'Broadway, Our Way' tonight, August 26 at 7PM. (more...)

Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Transport yourself into the world of 8-bit and CGI with music straight from the world of computer and video games in Video Games Live. The Utah Symphony hosts two spectacular performances on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall with Emmanuel Fratianni conducting. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

Cellist Rachael Lander and More to Be Featured on ADDICTS' SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

On August 27 at 11pm on Channel 4, Addicts' Symphony will air, which discusses the highly respectable world of classical musicians linked to addictive behaviour. Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular one-off musical performance. (more...)

BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'
by Toronto Newsdesk - Aug 26, 2014

Being on tour in the first violin section of the TSO , one might think I would be limited to the notes on a page, but I am also a jazz violinist and bluegrass fiddler and have no musical limits. Today's rare day off for the TSO tour means exploring the city and it's music. I hop in a taxi to meet up with a local friend and her gypsy jazz band with whom I'll play tonight. (more...)

James Conlon Steps Down as Ravinia Festival's Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

According to the New York Times, Ravinia Festival music director James Conlon announced that he will depart his position after the 2015 season. He told NYT: "I have worked year-round, including every summer, since 1974. There are things I wish to accomplish, both musical and personal, and I need dedicated time to realize these projects." (more...)

VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

Visionintoart Launches Record Label with Three New Releases
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

D-DAY: NORMANDY 1944 Offers Free Labor Day Weekend Tickets to Military/Veterans
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

3D Entertainment Distribution invites audiences to step back in time with the new documentary film “D-Day: Normandy 1944,” which opened at the Kirby Science Discovery Center Wells Fargo CineDome Theater on May 1, 2014. (more...)

Augustin Hadelich Returns to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to Kick Off 70th Anniversary Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Season 70, its 70th Anniversary season, with a celebratory performance at 8:00pm on Saturday September 20 at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence. Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF – now in his 19thseason with the Orchestra – welcomes back violinist AUGUSTIN HADELICH for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, in a thrilling and diverse program including R. Strauss's Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony and Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Resident Conductor FRANCISCO NOYA presents an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7:00?7:25 p.m. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. An Open Rehearsal takes place Friday September 19 at 5:30, with seats at $15, facilities fee included (Internet fee may apply). (more...)

Manhattan Opera Repertory to Offer Opera Masterclass with Anton Coppola, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble will present legendary opera conductor and composer Anton Coppola in a discusion of Italian opera and a masterclass on interpretation and style featuring selected singers from MORE Opera's roster at Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry Street in Little Italy on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The program is presented in conjunction with MORE Opera's October 12th and 15th performances of Puccini's “Tosca,” under the renowned conductor's baton at Dicapo Opera Theater. In addition to the masterclass, Maestro Coppola will reflect on hisconducting career, verismo opera, and his unique vision for MORE Opera's upcoming production of “Tosca” during the 90-minute program. This is a great opportunity for opera aficianados and the general public to witness a master conductor at work. Admission is free. (more...)

J. Smith Cameron and Jefferson Mays to Star in Project Shaw's VILLAGE WOOING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 96th production, George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, on Monday, September 29 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Backstage With Sweeney At Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is currently embarking on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album with a new East Coast Summer tour kicking off this week and a new rehearsal video is now available to view featuring his adorable dog, Sweeney. (more...)

Lyrics for Life to be Held 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts presents Lyrics for Life on Wed Sept 10 at 7:30 PM. The one-night only performance will be held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne and More Set for CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne, Leenya Rideout and Sam Sherwood in 'California Dreamin' on October 30th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Next Galaxy Corp Partners with Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce to Host The Business Innovation and Growth (B.I.G.) Summit at the New World Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Next Galaxy Corp. (OTCQB: NXGA), an innovative Augmented and fully Immersive Virtual Reality technology and content solutions for consumers, is pleased to announce that the Company will be producing The Business Innovation and Growth (B.I.G.) Summit in partnership with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.Each year The B.I.G. Summit welcomes sold out audiences of visionaries, thought leaders, business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and media to a day of BIG Ideas for propelling business forward.This year's event is being held at the New World Center, part of the New World Symphony America's Orchestral Academy, in Miami Beach. (more...)

The Assembly to Bring World Premiere of THAT POOR DREAM to New Ohio Theatre, 10/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Assembly will present the World Premiere of That Poor Dream, a new play written and devised collectively by the company and the cast (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Ray Campbell, Jess Chayes, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Emily Louise Perkins, and Terrell Wheeler), October 4-26 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

Steve Elmer, Carolann Sanita, North Carolina Symphony and More Set for William Peace University's 2014-15 Manning Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Manning Chamber Music Concert Season schedule. The eighth annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony, and will feature five shows throughout the academic year held on the William Peace University campus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: For a Good Time Call The Skivvies
by David Clarke - Aug 24, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are you have heard of the New York based cabaret act The Skivvies. Made up of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, this energetic duo has a loyal fan following and a reputation for being absurdly fun. I got to check out one of their concerts, and I'm afraid that my words will never actually fully communicate the sheer amount of fun and joy I experienced at their show. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 MOTOWN below! (more...)

Stephane Deneve Leads the LA Phil and Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin in Two Nights of Classical Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/26, 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Conductor Stephane Deneve graces the Hollywood Bowl stage with his commanding presence as he leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic Tuesday, August 26, at 8 pm, and a repeat performance Thursday, August 28, at 8 pm. The program features Beethoven's ultimate piano concerto, the uplifting Fifth, played by Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, in his Hollywood Bowl debut. (more...)

Nitzan Haroz Appointed Principal Trombone for Philadelphia Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra announces the appointment of Nitzan Haroz as principal trombone, effective immediately. Haroz returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra, where he was principal trombone from 1995 to 2012, after serving for two years in the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patrick Page: Good To Be Bad, An Evening of Garland, Saycon Sengbloh, and Paulo Szot. (more...)

Single Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 Season to go On-Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Single concert tickets will go on sale September 2nd for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's 77th season. Events include seven concerts in the MasterWorks classical series, two Pops Concerts, three performances in the casual series and educational offerings that include ConverZations, SymphonyLand, Kinder Concerts, and Young People's Concerts. (more...)

Ace Young Guest Stars as Michael Grandinetti Attempts Walking Through Steel in CW Series 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

For his 4th appearance on the series, this Friday, Michael Grandinetti will be performing an extreme challenge under test conditions as he attempts to melt his body through a 7ft tall, 4ft wide, 1 inch thick plate of hardened steel. And, to prove that the plate is completely solid, special guest star Ace Young (Hairspray on Broadway, American Idol) thoroughly examines the metal, verifying that it is an absolutely impenetrable barrier. (more...)

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma's Europe Concert Tour Will Include Performances in Izmir, Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

From September 3 through September 11, 2014, the critically acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble will travel to Europe for a concert tour with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bringing their unique border-crossing musical experience to audiences in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey; Paris; Amsterdam; and Luxembourg. This tour marks the first performances by the group in Turkey and Luxembourg. A full tour schedule with information for individual concerts is available on the Silkroad website. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is adding depth and diversity to what is already the Bay Area's most comprehensive concert season. In 2014-15, SFCM presents twelve orchestra concerts, three full operas, premieres by nationally-known and home-grown composers, and an expanded faculty artist series of chamber works, early music and solo recitals. (more...)

TUTS, Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and More Set for 2014 Theater District Open House This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The 21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House presented by Bank of America is a free, fun-filled, family day of learning more about Houston's nine major performing arts organizations: Alley Theatre; Broadway at the Hobby Center; Da Camera of Houston; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera; Houston Symphony; Society for the Performing Arts; Theatre Under The Stars and Uniquely Houston. (more...)

Molly Ryan, Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdlan, 9/1-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 1 - September 7, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Molly Ryan, and more! (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine'sJewels pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds' graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies' jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds' glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that 'if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence' (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs fromSeptember 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Jason Alexander Makes Houston Symphony Debut, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

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