AC Ballet Starts Their Spring Season With A West Coast Tour And Ends With A World Premiere AC Ballet Starts Their Spring Season With A West Coast Tour And Ends With A World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The Atlantic City Ballet heads to the West Coast with their production of Sleeping Beauty to begin their spring season. The company's first west coast tour will include performances in Prescott, Arizona, Palos Verde and Napa Valley, California. (more...)

Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Premiere Novel New Work At Valentine's Concert Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Premiere Novel New Work At Valentine's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, with guest artists The Oriana Singers and City Voices, will present the world premiere of British-born composer Peter Meechan's 'Love Songs (Shakespeare)' at a holiday-themed concert titled 'Shakespeare Valentines' at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., Oak Park, Ill. (more...)

BWW Review: YUJA WANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF at Louisville Orchestra BWW Review: YUJA WANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF at Louisville Orchestra
by Keith Waits - Oct 3, 2017

As the house lights dimmed the familiar rata-tat-tat on the snare drum signaled the beginning of our nation's anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner' as the audience rose to their collective feet and sang along. Thus, this long-held tradition began the Louisville Orchestra's 80th Classics Season. (more...)

Eglevsky Ballet Announces Student Workshop Performance 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Executive Artistic Director Maurice Brandon Curry has announced details for the Eglevsky Ballet's Annual Student Workshop Performance to be held at The Olmstead Theater at Adelphi University on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. This year's Student Workshop will include world premiere works choreographed by Patrick Frenette, Christopher Huggins and Morgan McEwen.  The event will also feature works choreographed by members of the Eglevsky Ballet Academy resident faculty. (more...)

Works by Frenette, Huggins & McEwen Set for Eglevsky Ballet's 2017 Student Workshop Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Executive Artistic Director Maurice Brandon Curry has announced details for the Eglevsky Ballet's Annual Student Workshop Performance to be held at The Olmstead Theater at Adelphi University on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

School at Steps to Host Ballet and Theater Showcases, 6/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The School at Steps, an educational and artistic training center for aspiring professional ballet, contemporary, and theater performers, will culminate the 2016 academic year with their annual Ballet and Theater Showcases, June 11-12 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. Presenting 120 students, the showcases demonstrate the school's commitment to cultivating the versatile dancer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

DVORAK IN AMERICA with Czech Marionettes to Play La MaMa, 3/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America' is a puppet and object theater work examining the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the great 19th-century Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). The piece is written and directed by Vit Horejš and performed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre. It traces how Dvorak helped America accept its beautiful multicultural musical traditions by his enthusiasm for African-American and Native American music during his short but influential time in the USA. La MaMa Theatre will present the play's world premiere run March 10 to 27, 2016 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village). Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

CAMT to Present THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. This puppet theater work is rich in classical and original music (played live!) and dramatizes one of the most significant cultural exchanges in American history. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra Offering Season Subscription Savings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Join the Hershey Symphony Orchestra for a season filled with music for everyone. From favorite Disney tunes, to songs from the Wild West, holiday classics, romantic classics and a salute to America with the best of Gershwin - the Orchestra will take patrons on a musical journey over the next year. Season subscribers can purchase all six concerts for around $15 per concert.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Presents 21st Century Choreographers
by Rose Marija - May 28, 2015

On May 21, 2015, at the David Koch Theater, New York City Ballet performed three works created by choreographers of today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America's National Ballet Company'. That designation became official with an act of Congress on April 27th 2006, but the troupe founded by Richard Pleasant with Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith as Co-Directors in 1940 had embraced the ethos of this country right from the start. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. Tonight, August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has performed many of opera's greatest roles in her storied career that began in 1970. In June, she makes her Opera Philadelphia debut in an incredible new role written just for her, in the East Coast Premiere of A Coffin in Egypt by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents A COFFIN IN EGYPT, 6/6-15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has performed many of opera's greatest roles in her storied career that began in 1970. In June, she makes her Opera Philadelphia debut in an incredible new role written just for her, in the East Coast Premiere of A Coffin in Egypt by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia. (more...)

Pianist Brandon McCune Pays Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller will continue Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series with pianist Brandon McCune tonight, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring Ameen Saleem on Bass and Cecil Brooks III on Drums. (more...)

Pianist Brandon McCune to Pay Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller will continue Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series with pianist Brandon McCune on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring Ameen Saleem on Bass and Cecil Brooks III on Drums. (more...)

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