Date of Birth: November 13, 1917 (101)

Birth Place: Richmond, VA, USA - Calais, VT, USA
PS Classics Presents The Fifth Solo Album From Philip Chaffin WILL HE LIKE ME?PS Classics Presents The Fifth Solo Album From Philip Chaffin WILL HE LIKE ME?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

PS CLASSICS, the label that celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has released its groundbreaking new recording Philip Chaffin: Will He Like Me? today, Friday, November 9. The album is featured in The New York Times "2018 Holiday Gift Guide," which raves, "From 'When I Marry Mr. Snow' to 'I Got Lost in His Arms,' Chaffin tells a familiar story that has never sounded so new."  (more...)

50th Anniversary of The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognizes Music Books, Articles and Broadcasts on Copland, Mathis, Mitchell and More50th Anniversary of The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognizes Music Books, Articles and Broadcasts on Copland, Mathis, Mitchell and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The legacy of music icons - including Aaron Copland, Johnny Mathis and Joni Mitchell - continues to inspire award-worthy creative works. These artists are among the subjects of recently named winners of the 50th annualASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music. (more...)

Philip Chaffin to Release Song Cycle from LGBTQ Perspective WILL HE LIKE ME?Philip Chaffin to Release Song Cycle from LGBTQ Perspective WILL HE LIKE ME?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

PS CLASSICS will release the groundbreaking new recording Philip Chaffin: Will He Like Me? online and in stores November 9, 2018. (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Present A Rare Concert Version Of Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDESydney Philharmonia Choirs Present A Rare Concert Version Of Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Join Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for the highlight of their 2018 season, a rare concert performance of Leonard Bernstein's genius musical comedy masterwork, Candide, performed by an all-star Australian cast including Caroline O'Connor, Alexander Lewis, Phillip Scott, Annie Aitken and Kanen Breen. (more...)

Mikaela Bennett, Eden Espinosa & Ross Lekites Join WEST SIDE STORY Concert Following Casting BacklashMikaela Bennett, Eden Espinosa & Ross Lekites Join WEST SIDE STORY Concert Following Casting Backlash
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Following immense backlash on social media over whitewashing of the role of Maria, meant to be Puerto Rican, Boggess took to Facebook to announce that she was withdrawing from the production. (more...)

Uncategorizable, Brilliant, and Profound: Bernstein's CANDIDE at the Washington National OperaUncategorizable, Brilliant, and Profound: Bernstein's CANDIDE at the Washington National Opera
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 6, 2018

When you hear the first few notes of the rollicking overture, you know Bernstein is genuflecting hard to Johann Strauss. Yet this is a story in which the principal characters are bayoneted, hanged, maimed, raped, prostituted, ravaged by disease, and enslaved, among other things, a story which, thematically, takes the characters and us right to the edge of the Nietzschean abyss and gives us a good long sobering look into it - not the sort of thing Strauss or Gilbert and Sullivan ever did. (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Releases Casting Details for CANDIDESydney Philharmonia Releases Casting Details for CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will acknowledge thissignificant anniversary by participating in the global celebrations to honour Bernstein's legacy, with two planned performances of the choral masterpiece, Candide (1956) on Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September 2018 at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud ofBWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud of
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2018

From the moment the amazing James Conlon-conducted orchestra began their crisp, lively 'Overture' to 'Quartet Finale,' the close of Act One; this remarkable production of CANDIDE entranced the Dorothy Chandler audience. Then after a short intermission, these talented performers and musicians had the audience right back in the palms of their skilled hands, beyond the tears-inducing finale 'Make Our Garden Grow,' to the extended and most deserved standing ovation for the cast, orchestra, and creatives. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for 92Y's 2018 Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff and MoreTickets on Sale Today for 92Y's 2018 Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Single tickets are on sale today for the 2018 season of Lyrics & Lyricists, the country's preeminent American Songbook series. (more...)

Mikaela Bennett to Bring Golden-Age Classics, Contemporary Standards and More to Feinstein's/54 BelowMikaela Bennett to Bring Golden-Age Classics, Contemporary Standards and More to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Mikaela Bennett on August 18, 2017 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Mikaela Bennett to Bring Golden-Age Classics, Contemporary Standards and More to Feinstein's/54 BelowMikaela Bennett to Bring Golden-Age Classics, Contemporary Standards and More to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Mikaela Bennett on August 18, 2017 at 11:30pm. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

CANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced today the 2017-2018 season. It will feature a forgotten musical theatre masterpiece, a world premiere of a new Canadian play, a re-imagining of a 20th century theatre classic and a site-specific production of a play written, directed and starring Indigenous Canadians. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 5/8 - 5/15/2017
by - May 15, 2017

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 5/8 - 5/15/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Encores! Serves Up Delicious Mounting of Cult Favorite THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2017

In the late-night hours of June, 14, 1994, when hockey's New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, there were fans visiting the gravesites of loved ones, armed with six-packs of beer and radios, to share with long-gone fans a moment they thought they might never live to see. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! Mythic Musical, THE GOLDEN APPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple stars Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Menelaus/Scylla), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris), Jason Kravits (Hector Charybdis), Alli Mauzey(Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare/Circe), and Ryan Silverman (Ulysses). (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 11th, 2017 - ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Raul Esparza and more take the stage in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? at Town Hall! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman & More in Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris). (more...)

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