Leonard Bernstein News

 
Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Bio:
Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: August 25, 1918
Date of Death: October 14, 1990 (72)

Birth Place: Lawrence, MA, USA

Bio:
Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an ... (read more)
How To Prepare Your Audition Book: Working With Accompanists How To Prepare Your Audition Book: Working With Accompanists
by Jose Simbulan - Dec 4, 2019

When BWW asked me to come up with a guide on a?oeHow To Prepare Your Audition Book,a?? I was more than happy to oblige. The following bits of advice and at-the-piano and behind-the-table wisdom have been distilled from my 30+ years of playing auditions. While I make no claim stating that a?oemy waya?? is a?oethe only way,a?? a?oethe right way,a?? I can safely say that much of what I share below has been discussed with many other audition pianists over the years, and we are all in agreement on many of the topics. (more...)

Florentine Presents Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI Florentine Presents Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

As part of an effort to incorporate more opera into their mainstage programming, the Baumgartner Studio Artist Showcase will open with Leonard Bernstein's 45-minute opera Trouble in Tahiti. Bernstein began working on this piece on his honeymoon, and many consider it autobiographical, to an extent. This American gem incorporates Bernstein's quintessential jazzy idioms and a plot that runs the gamut from sneaking out of a kid's concert to see a movie and some 'Mad Men' era shenanigans at the office. A vocal trio singing of idyllic middle-class life in 1950s suburbia evokes radio commercials of the era. Throughout the 45-minute opera, the Trio functions as a contemporary Greek chorus, providing satirical commentary to the drama. (more...)

Extension Announced For Acclaimed THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE At TheatreWorks Extension Announced For Acclaimed THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE At TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Due to popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will extend its upcoming run of internationally-acclaimed The Pianist of Willesden Lane through February 16, adding five performances. Starring celebrated pianist Mona Golabek, this triumphant tour de force recounts the inspiring true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Give 'Lullaby of Broadway' a HAMILTON Twist! VIDEO: Watch Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Give 'Lullaby of Broadway' a HAMILTON Twist!
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2019

The Tony Award-nominated Callaway Sisters are back by popular demand at Feinstein's/54 Below with their new show Broadway the Calla-way!  Serving up a feast this Thanksgiving week (through November 30), Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway raise the roof with showstoppers by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Schwartz, Kander & Ebb, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Phenomenal Ballet Hispánico Rocks The Apollo BWW Review: Phenomenal Ballet Hispánico Rocks The Apollo
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 27, 2019

Watching Ballet Hispánico perform at The Apollo Theatre on November 22nd made one aware of how much there is to feel thankful for in this politically tumultuous time where Latino cultures are frequently maligned by those currently skulking in the White House. (more...)

TheatreZone Kicks Off 15th Season With HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TheatreZone Kicks Off 15th Season With HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional Equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals, begins its 15th season with Home for the Holidays which will be presented at Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

WORKS & PROCESS, The Performing Arts Series At The Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2020 Season WORKS & PROCESS, The Performing Arts Series At The Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Works & Process at the Guggenheim  has announced its spring 2020 season. Since 1984, the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. The intimate Frank Lloyd Wright­-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater is the venue for these seventy-minute programs that explorethe creative process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. One-of-a-kind productions created for the Guggenheim's rotunda offer a unique experience of the landmark museum. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org. (more...)

Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway, Robert Bannon and More at Feinstein's/54 Below Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway, Robert Bannon and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Announced At TheatreWorks THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Announced At TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the internationally-acclaimed The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Starring celebrated pianist Mona Golabek, this triumphant tour de force recounts the inspiring true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician. Created and directed by TheatreWorks favorite Hershey Felder, this musical journey follows Jura's escape from Nazi-occupied Austria via the Kindertransport, and her life at a children's home on Willesden Lane in London, where she later survived the London Blitz. Combining vivid storytelling and masterful performances of classics by Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is a one-woman show that illustrates how music can bring light and hope to even the darkest of times. (more...)

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Announces 'Broadway Theater District' Theme The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Announces 'Broadway Theater District' Theme
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has announced the digital publication of its new curated theme, 'Broadway Theater District.' This new collection of over 40 sites celebrates the many LGBT individuals who have contributed their talents to New York City's theater history -- whether as a star with name in flashing lights on the marquee, or a member of the chorus line. (more...)

Julie Reyburn Continues Run of ANYWHERE WE ARE at Don't Tell Mama Julie Reyburn Continues Run of ANYWHERE WE ARE at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

When Connecticut-born and Cape Cod-raised Julie Reyburn launched her cabaret performing career in 2000 with the show Fate Is Kind, it began a meteoric rise in the New York nightclub scene. Over the next dozen years, Julie would win seven major solo cabaret awards (including three MACs, two Bistros, the first ever 'Nightlife Award' in 2003, and the prestigious Julie Wilson Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2007). While during the subsequent eight years, Julie often performed one-off solo shows, in group variety shows, and was a founding member of the MAC Award-Winning vocal group Marquee Five, she tabled creating a solo show run to concentrate on raising her two children. (more...)

Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. Get ready to see the Jets and the Sharks hit the stage with a peek inside the rehearsal room with cast members including Ben Cook, Kevin Csolak and more. Check out these photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Nov 15, 2019

Get a first look at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)/Broadway Palm Theatre production of West Side Story. The show will run at LPAC from November 14th through December 1st. (more...)

National Philharmonic Gets Festive With HOLIDAY SINGIN' POPS National Philharmonic Gets Festive With HOLIDAY SINGIN' POPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing at the National Philharmonic with a?oeHoliday Singin' Popsa?? on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Guest conductor and local Washington talent Luke Frazier will lead the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, as well as Broadway stars and international talents Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera); Hilary Morrow (Birdland Jazz Club); Kevin Rose, international vocalist; and Addalie Burns, an eight-year-old tap dancer, in an evening of holiday hits. (more...)

San Diego Opera Presents Ailyn Perez And Joshua Guerrero In Concert For One Amazing Night San Diego Opera Presents Ailyn Perez And Joshua Guerrero In Concert For One Amazing Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 season continues with a special one-night-only event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM when soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Joshua Guerrero perform in concert at the Balboa Theatre. They will be accompanied by pianist Abdiel Vázquez. Ailyn Pérez is no stranger to San Diego Opera, having made her Company debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in 2010, returning to sing Marguerite in Faust in 2011, and in recital in 2014. In demand at all the major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Opéra National de Paris, Ms. Pérez is the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award, and the 14th annual Opera News Award.  (more...)

Jaap Van Zweden To Conduct His First Young People's Concert, December 7 Jaap Van Zweden To Conduct His First Young People's Concert, December 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct his first New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert on December 7, 2019, A Composer's Toolkit, about how composers write their music using traditional tools and new concepts. (more...)

Ari Axelrod's A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club Ari Axelrod's A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Back to Birdland by popular demand following two sold-out performances, a?oeA Celebration of Jewish Broadwaya?? honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie's Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams. (more...)

BWW Review: PARLANDO NEW YORK DEBUT at Merkin Hall BWW Review: PARLANDO NEW YORK DEBUT at Merkin Hall
by Peter Danish - Nov 11, 2019

Auspicious debuts seem to be in the air in NYC this fall. Last month the new Athens Philharmonic blew the roof off Carnegie Hall with an extraordinary Mahler 2 in its debut, and this month a new ensemble called Parlando did the same at Merkin Hall - in a vastly different kind of program. (more...)

Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture Will Hold Celebration For Beethoven's 250th Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture Will Hold Celebration For Beethoven's 250th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019

Ludwig von Beethoven transcends all boundaries. More than any other musician, and perhaps because of his collaboration with Friedrich Schiller, Beethoven has been call the 'Musician of Freedom'. Throughout the world, everyone considers it an honor to cloth themselves in the spirit of Beethoven. Thirty years ago, on November 9, 1989, Leonard Bernstein famously conducted the Beethoven Ninth Symphony after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the days right after the fall of the wall, groups of people spontaneously gathered and sang the words of the ninth symphony. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens At LPAC November 14! WEST SIDE STORY Opens At LPAC November 14!
by Carol Kassie - Nov 8, 2019

West Side Story: Classic. Powerful. Groundbreaking. Heartbreaking.  All words that have been used to describe one of Broadway's most memorable and iconic pieces of musical theatre.  The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Broadway Palm will present West Side Story as the first production in their brand-new Broadway at the LPAC series.  The show will run from November 14th through December 1st. (more...)

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