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Kurt Weill

 
Kurt Weill Headshot
Date of Birth: March 02, 1900
Date of Death: April 03, 1950 (50)

Birth Place: Dessau, GERMANY

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[West End, 1997]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[US Tour, 1961]
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[Off-Broadway, 1955]
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[Broadway, 1949]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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Musical Director Doug Martin, Creative Consultant Michael Feingold, Aimée, William Photo

Musical Director Doug Martin, Creative Consultant Michael Feingold, Aimée, William Madison, Kurt Weill Foundation

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[West End, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[West End, 1994]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[Broadway, 1971]
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[Off-Broadway, 1955]
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[Broadway, 1949]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1943]
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[Broadway, 1933]
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Kurt Weill Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Musical Revival
Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Kurt Weil, Happy End
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Kurt Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonny
 
Tony Awards - 1947 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Kurt Weill, Street Scene

Kurt Weill News

BWW Previews: George Orwell Meets Brecht and Weill In the Musical CABARET DOS BICHOS Photo BWW Previews: George Orwell Meets Brecht and Weill In the Musical CABARET DOS BICHOS
by Claudio Erlichman - May 21, 2022

Musical Cabaret dos Bichos is an adaptation of G. Orwell's novel Animal Farm. With libreto, lyrics and direction by Zé Henrique de Paula and original music and musical direction by Fernanda Maia, the language used is inspired by German cabarets, strongly referenced in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Opening Weekend of the Princeton Festival Features Storm Large, Operas By Derrick Wan Photo Opening Weekend of the Princeton Festival Features Storm Large, Operas By Derrick Wang, and Mozart
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Versatile chanteuse Storm Large opens the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s all-new Princeton Festival on Friday, June 10 at 7:30pm. She sings the dual Anna role in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins in a concert performance of the work with the PSO.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 

The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY, National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater Prese Photo The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY, National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater Present AMERICAN ONE ACTS, A Preview Concert
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

the little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will present a spring preview concert of American One Acts, a double bill, directed by Philip Shneidman with music direction by Gregory Hopkins on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:30pm, in Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center.

BWW Review: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND CURLEW RIVER at Madison Lyric Stage Photo BWW Review: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND CURLEW RIVER at Madison Lyric Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 17, 2022

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Double-Feature of Two Rare Works: The Seven Deadly Sins and Curlew River

May Princeton Festival Library Talks Explore Operatic Works Photo May Princeton Festival Library Talks Explore Operatic Works
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Festival Director Gregory Jon Geehern delves into Derrick Wang's contemporary opera Scalia/Ginsburg, Benjamin Britten's comic opera Albert Herring, and Kurt Weill's sensual The Seven Deadly Sins at talks held at area libraries this month.

Zachary James To Join Soprano Katherine Riddle And Pianist Laura Bergquist For A TRIB Photo Zachary James To Join Soprano Katherine Riddle And Pianist Laura Bergquist For A TRIBUTE TO KURT WEILL
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Grammy Award-winning bass Zachary James, currently preparing for his return to the Metropolitan Opera in the acclaimed production of Akhnaten, will join soprano Katherine Riddle (Glimmerglass, Signature Theater, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center) and pianist Laura Bergquist (Arena Theatre, Broadway's Allegiance) for a one-night only concert featuring the music of Kurt Weill.

2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.

Trevor Noah, Wynton Marsalis & More Announced for University Musical Society 2022-202 Photo Trevor Noah, Wynton Marsalis & More Announced for University Musical Society 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The University Musical Society has announced its 144th season, which runs from September 2022 through April 2023.

Ben Davis, Carmen Cusack, & Robert Cuccioli Will Lead SWEENEY TODD At The Muny Photo Ben Davis, Carmen Cusack, & Robert Cuccioli Will Lead SWEENEY TODD At The Muny
by Alan Henry - Apr 21, 2022

The Muny has announced casting for their production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

Kurt Weill Videos

VIDEO: Watch Act II Duet From Royal Opera's DON CARLOS VideoVIDEO: Watch Act II Duet From Royal Opera's DON CARLOS
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2021

The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance is a chance to discover the stars of tomorrow. Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, performing the role of √Člisabeth, and Andr√©s Presno, performing the role of Don Carlos, sing a duet from Act II of Don Carlos as part of the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2021.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The third installment of¬†Encores! Inside the Revival¬†features¬†director¬†Victoria Clark,‚ÄĮEncores! Music¬†Director‚ÄĮRob Berman‚ÄĮand‚ÄĮConsulting Producer for Musical Theater,¬†and previous‚ÄĮEncores! Artistic Director‚ÄĮJack¬†Viertel¬†as they¬†revisit,¬†Love Life¬†a year later and‚ÄĮdiscuss their process of imagining Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner‚Äôs rarely seen‚ÄĮ1948 musical.¬†

BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gal VideoBWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2020

Catch a sneak peek of the City Center 2020 Gala below as McDonald sings Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 'It Never Was You' and Stephen Sondheim's 'The Glamorous Life'.

First Listen: Preview 'Dracula's Tango' from Kim David Smith's New Album! VideoFirst Listen: Preview 'Dracula's Tango' from Kim David Smith's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2020

The new album Kim David Smith: Live at Joe's Pub will be released on digital and streaming platforms, in addition to a physical CD, on Friday, July 17. Pre-order the album or purchase the CD at KimDavidSmith.com

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LOVEMUSIK on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LOVEMUSIK on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2020

Today we rewind with LoveMusik, a musical which ran on Broadway for just over a month in 2007. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. Uhry and Prince worked on LoveMusik for four years to develop it into a stage work. The story spans over 25 years, from the first meeting of Lenya and Weill as struggling young artists, to their popularity in Europe and America, to Weill's death from a heart attack at age 50. The Broadway production ran at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman), starring Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy.

Broadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA VideoBroadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020

'This episode of Broadway Rewind is a look at a legend, a classic and a musical poet,' says BroadwayWorlds' own Richard Ridge. 'I got to chat with Cyndi Lauper who was making her Broadway debut in Roundabout's production of The Threepenny Opera, than I dropped by the opening of the new production of Jacques Brel starring Robert Cuccioli, but it started off downtown at the now defunct Actors Playhouse to catch up with an icon I had always wanted to meet, T.V. and cult film star Adrianne Barbeau, who was starring as the legendary Judy Garland in a one woman show 'The Property Known as Garland'  written by her husband Billy Van Sant.

VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE VideoVIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE LIFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Love Life starring Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford, Isabella Houston, Owen Tabaka and Clarke Thorell. See a video of Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores!  VideoBWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2020

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 20- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Opens On Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 20- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Opens On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2018

'Urinetown, The Musical' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!


Kurt Weill Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Kurt Weill written?
Kurt Weill has written 25 shows including Silverlake (Composer), Die Sieben Tods√ľnden (Composer), Marie Galante (Composer), Johnny Johnson (Composer), The Eternal Road (Composer), Knickerbocker Holiday (Composer), Lady in the Dark (Composer), One Touch of Venus (Composer), The Firebrand of Florence (Composer), Street Scene (Composer), Down in the Valley (Composer), Love Life (Composer), Lost in the Stars (Composer), Brecht on Brecht (Composer), The World of Kurt Weill in Song (Music), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Composer), The Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny (Composer), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Composer), Happy End (Composer), A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Composer), Nashville New York (Composer), The Threepenny Opera (Composer), Here Lies Jenny (Lyricist), Here Lies Jenny (Composer), LoveMusik (Source Material).

What awards has Kurt Weill been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Happy End Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonny and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Street Scene .

What awards has Kurt Weill won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonnyand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Street Scene.