Peter Danish is an award-winning author and playwright. He is also a Media Marketing Consultant and Classical Arts Presenter. He is a founding member of ArtsRock, where he presented concerts with such world renowned artists as Grammy winning Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Grammy winning Violinist Marc O'Connor, The Eroica Trio, The American Brass Quintet, The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Alec Baldwin, Louis Black and Robert Klein. At The Riverspace Performing Arts Center, he presented such artists as Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Bill T. Jones, Bill Irwin, Mike Nichols, Ani Di Franco, Eve Ensler, Pete Seeger, Ellen Burstyn, Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. He has programmed concerts and educational programs for a multitude of local arts organizations including the American National Opera and the Westchester Hudson Opera, and has lectured on opera and classical music in schools and libraries as part of their outreach programs. For over two decades he has served as Director of Marketing for NBC, Vice President of Marketing for Telemundo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Azteca TV Network, and Marketing Consultant to PBS. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, The Wagner Society of N.Y. and Board of Trustees of the award-winning classical concert series, The Carnegie Room Concerts at the Nyack Library. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ad Age, Ad Week and Media Week.
'The Bridges of Madison County' was a silly book that was elevated greatly by superb performances in its film incarnation. Jason Robert Brown's musical take on the story isn't quite as successful. However, Elmwood Playhouse's strong cast makes it worth the trip.BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Metropolitan Opera November 16, 2017
From the first notes of Christopher Martin's clarion call trumpet intro, it was clear the audience was in for something quite special. In no time at all Maestro Van Zweden put his own definitive signature on the mammoth five-movement excursion from the deepest darkest recesses to the most reflective music ever written, and back to the sunlight light.BWW Previews: ANNA VELEVA IN CONCERT at Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY September 23, 2017
In 1947, Harry Truman was president, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the first Polaroid camera was introduced and a UFO landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Oh yeah, and The Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack, New York first opened its doors! Since then Elmwood has staged over 367 main stage productions, and had over 250,000 audience members have passed through their doors.BWW Review: SYNCOPATION Doesn't Miss a Step at Penguin Repertory Theater August 17, 2017
GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL a stage adaptation of the classic 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture comedy, 'Grumpy Old Men,' will be presented this Thursday, June 15th @ 11am & 3pm in New York City. Attendance is by invitation only.BWW Interview: Jordan Rudess: FROM BACH TO ROCK at Iridium April 7, 2017
Simon Rattle is often called 'the one that got away' in Philadelphia - but he's not alone. The Philadelphia Symphony has a rich and storied history of losing great conductors to other institutions. Mr. Rattle is in town conducting a very well received new production of Tristan and Isolde at the Met, but at Carnegie Hall on Monday night, Maestro Rattle commanded the mighty forces of the Philadelphia Symphony, his most-favored American orchestra, in a regal performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 'The Tragic.' To the orchestra's credit, only a week after a short but bitter strike, they have not lost a step.BWW Preview: World Premiere of JIMMY WEBB'S NOCTURNE FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center October 19, 2016
BWW Previews: WORLD PREMIERE OF JIMMY WEBB'S NOCTURNE FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center