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Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.
Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.
Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. His most recent collaboration is on the title track of Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways, which was co-written with renowned musician and producer Guy Chambers and sung as a duet between Rufus and Robbie.
In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009. The opera was subsequently performed in London at Sadler’s Wells in April 2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House in February 2012. Now fully established as a composer of operas, Rufus was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera, Hadrian, premiered in Toronto on October 13, 2018.

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Full Company Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Chichester Festival Theatre

The full company has been announced for Adam Penford’s new production of The Sound of Music, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 10 July – 3 September

Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, and Liam Forde to Star in HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! at Birdland

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the New York debut of the musical revue “Hooray for Hollywood!” on Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 PM.

Rufus Wainwright Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Self-Titled Debut With Expanded Re-Release

Originally released on the same date in 1998, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - 25th Anniversary Edition includes the original 12 tracks remastered from the original tapes plus three never-before-released songs from the album sessions and assorted tracks previously only available on his limited 13-disc boxset, House of Rufus.

MATILDA The Musical, Three Dog Night, Bruce Hornsby, And More Come To MPAC This June

MPAC's 2022-2023 season comes to a conclusion in June with a variety of concerts and free events. The month kicks off with four performances of MPAC's spring production of Matilda the Musical June 2-4.

Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Harvest' Featuring Andrew Bird And Chris Stills

Folkocracy sees Wainwright joined by a spectacular lineup of friends, family members, and other special guest artists including Brandi Carlile, John Legend, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, ANOHNI, Susanna Hoffs, Van Dyke Parks, Madison Cunningham, and many more.

Barrington Stage Company Adds Second Date for Mandy Patinkin Concert

Having fully sold out the initial date of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE within 24 hours, Barrington Stage Company and Mandy Patinkin have added another performance on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

Broadway Legend Mandy Patinkin Comes to bergenPAC in May

bergenPAC will present Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive on Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in its recently renovated theater. Tickets range from $65 to $165.

BBC PROMS To Include Works From Rufus Wainwright, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Self Esteem

The BBC Proms 2023 launches with a programme bursting with opera, oratorio and large-scale choral work and the first ever weekend-long Proms festival rooted in the North-East at Sage Gateshead.

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE to Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, to Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Stage for one performance only on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

Billy Joel Concert At Madison Square Garden Rescheduled Due To New York Rangers Playoffs

Due to the New York Rangers Game 3 against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel's concert scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

GREC FESTIVAL de Barcelona anuncia su programación

El próximo mes de julio tendrá lugar en Barcelona el GREC FESTIVAL, que incluirá entre su programación el musical UN AMOR PARTICULAR en el Teatre Condal.

Ane Diaz Shares Blazing New Single 'Carmela'

Produced, mixed and mastered by Jim White, Paul Fonfara, and John Keane, the project continues Diaz’s overarching themes of family orientation and paying homage to her homeland, with her fear of forgetting cherished memories of Venezuela fueling the inspiration behind the reimagined renditions of the iconic folk songs.

Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Heading For Home (Feat. John Legend)'

Folkocracy sees Wainwright joined by a spectacular lineup of friends, family members, and other special guest artists including Brandi Carlile, John Legend, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, ANOHNI, Susanna Hoffs, Van Dyke Parks, Madison Cunningham, and many more.

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE Tour to Pittsburgh CLO in May

Pittsburgh CLO will present Broadway’s master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, in his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Katrina Weidman Releases Debut Solo Track 'Suffer Me'

Weidman went on to co-host A & E’s doc series, “Paranormal State”, ‘Real Fear: The Truth Behind The Movies”, “Paranormal Lockdown” with Nick Groff, and more recently seen with Jack Osborne on “Portals to Hell' (Discovery Channel), where Jack and Katrina teamed up to investigate the world’s most sinister and haunted locations.  

John Brancy & Peter Dugan to Make Café Carlyle Debut in April

On April 20 and 21, 2023, at 8:45PM, Grammy-Winning baritone, John Brancy, and pianist and host of NPR's From The Top, Peter Dugan, bring an evening of entertainment and song to Café Carlyle.

Blue Note Napa Announces Expanded Lineup For 2023 Summer Sessions Concert Season

One of America's fast-growing independent concert promotions and venue operations group, Blue Note Napa, has announced the newly extended music lineup for the 2023 Summer Sessions at Silverado Resort concert series beginning May through October.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Announces Andrew Crust As New Music Director

Now in its 89th year, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Andrew Crust as its fifth Music Director. Crust was selected out of a pool of seven finalist candidates and succeeds Jaime Laredo, who stepped down from the position in 2021 after a twenty-year tenure leading the orchestra. Crust’s first concert as the VSO’s Music Director will take place on September 30, 2023 at the Flynn in Burlington.

CHOIR!CHOIR!CHOIR! To Tour the UK With a New Show

As their debut tour kicks off this Friday in Dublin, internationally renowned Choir!Choir!Choir! will be returning to the UK and Ireland once again with a brand new tour for Autumn 2023. Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman are coming to venues all across the UK with a brand new show!

Guest Blog: 'It's a Party Where Everyone's Invited' Craven Suzuki on the Joy of Participation and Community in CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!

Most people don't think they can sing. Many of them are 100% correct. But is that a reason not to? Choir! Choir! Choir! co-founders and directors Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA DaBu) invite you to try because you just may be surprised with the results.

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