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Ben Platt, Norm Lewis, and More Set For The Ravinia Festival's 2024 Summer Lineup

The Ravinia Festival has revealed its complete 2024 summer lineup. Among this year's Broadway names taking the stage at The Ravinia Festival are Ben Platt, Jessie Mueller, Norm Lewis, Michael Feinstein, and more! Learn more about the full lineup here!
Peabody Institute Announces Spring 2024 Peabody Performance Series at Hopkins Bloomberg Center

Discover the Spring 2024 lineup for the Peabody Performance Series at DC's JHU Bloomberg Center. Presented by Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute, the series promises an exciting season of performances.
Conductor Alsop Takes on New UK & Polish Appointments and Leads Major Productions in London, Vienna, and Katowice

Marin Alsop takes on new UK and Polish appointments, leading major productions in London, Vienna, and Katowice. Don't miss her all-American program with the Philharmonia Orchestra, rare performance of Penderecki's The Black Mask, and more.
Berkeley Symphony Opens 2023-24 Symphonic Series With AMERICAN KALEIDOSCOPE

Berkeley Symphony, led by Music Director Joseph Young, will open the 2023-24 Symphonic Series with American Kaleidoscope on Sunday, October 15 at 4 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall. Learn more about the concert and find out how to get tickets here!
DSO Kicks Off Its 2023-2024 Season in September

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2023-2024 season in September with its popular Movies in Concert series showing Amadeus Live in Concert followed by a concert dedicated to the music and aesthetic of the 1920s. GRAMMY-award winner and Latin America sensation Lila Downs will perform in mid-September followed by Fabio Luisi’s first show of the season.
Broadway Rose Theatre to Present AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' The Fats Waller Musical Show

Experience the infectious energy and humor of Fats Waller's music at Broadway Rose Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical Show. Don't miss your chance to groove to the sounds of 'Honeysuckle Rose,' 'Black And Blue,' 'The Joint Is Jumpin',' and more. Get your tickets now!
Andre Raphel To Lead The Minnesota Orchestra In A Performance Celebrating Juneteenth, June 23

Conductor André Raphel marks Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of the last African Americans still enslaved inn Texas in 1865, conducting the Minnesota Orchestra in a program honoring the holiday, on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 8pm. 
Philharmonia Orchestra Appoints Marin Alsop as Principal Guest Conductor and Launches 2023/24 London Season Programme

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced that it is appointing Marin Alsop as Principal Guest Conductor, as it launches the first half of the 2023/24 London season.
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Ebony Repertory Theatre 15th Anniversary Season

Ebony Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ as its 15th Anniversary Season Opening Production. 
Boston Pops & Keith Lockhart Announce 2023 Spring Pops Season At Symphony Hall, May 12- June 10

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra has announced their 2023 Spring Pops season, May 12–June 10, encompassing a celebratory spectrum of concerts and remarkable breadth of musical genres for which “America's Orchestra” is universally recognized. 

New World Symphony announces I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe. Taking place from February 3-15, 2023, this multi-disciplinary Festival builds on 2022's inaugural I Dream a World Festival and underlines New World Symphony's ongoing commitment to inclusive programming and representation of Black musicians and creatives.
Madeleine Peyroux Brings Her CARELESS LOVE FOREVER Tour To City Winery Boston, December 28-30

Jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux takes over the City Winery Boston's Mainstage for three shows as part of her Careless Love Forever Tour December 28-30. 
2-Time GRAMMY Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center This Weekend

Catherine Russell has a full schedule of performances slated throughout the East Coast and in Europe to finish off the year. Among them include her annual four-night residency at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center from September 29 through October 2, with two shows nightly.
Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts Announces Fall/Winter Programming

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced its fall/winter programming, reflective of its artistic vision, featuring a mix of collaborations with constituents across Lincoln Center and a focus on genres historically underrepresented on campus.
George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver an evening of ragtime, blues and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards celebrating Black History Month. A Tin Pan Alley Celebration of Black History Month plays at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Friday, February 11 at 7 PM.

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas have announced I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, a multi-disciplinary, multi-tiered festival that celebrates the history and influence of this cultural movement.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Celebrate 20th Season With Return To Live Music

Boston Landmarks Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins celebrates its 20th anniversary season with the return of live orchestral music to the iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade this summer-the first live and free professional symphony concerts in Boston since the pandemic began.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Summer Concert Series Kicking Off on July 4th

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kicks off a month of free summer concerts on July 4 with the BSO’s 4th of July special, a 30-minute musical televised performance in partnership with WMAR TV-2 followed by a series of free in-person concerts starting July 8 and running through July 30.
Blue Engine Records Releases 'Blues Symphony (Symphony No. 2)'

The symphony's seven movements are each infused with different influences-a ragtime stomp here, a habanera rhythm there-and, collectively, they take listeners on a sonic journey through America's revolutionary era, the early beginnings of jazz in New Orleans, and even a big city soundscape that serves as a nod to the Great Migration.


How many shows has James P. Johnson written?

James P. Johnson has written 4 shows including Runnin' Wild (Composer), A la Carte (Composer/Lyricist), Keep Shufflin' (Composer), Sugar Hill (Composer).

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