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Lotte Lenya News

 
Date Of Birth:
October 18, 1898
Date Of Death:
November 27, 1981 (83)
Birth Place:
Penzing, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
 
Date of Birth: October 18, 1898
Date of Death: November 27, 1981 (83)

Birth Place: Penzing, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
The Kurt Weill Foundation Responds To Pandemic With The Lotte Lenya Competition Songb Photo The Kurt Weill Foundation Responds To Pandemic With The Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

The hardships COVID-19 have caused for songwriters and performers has prompted The Kurt Weill Foundation to provide financial support to participants chosen for the Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, a new collection of sixteen contemporary theater songs by nineteen emerging writers.

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by - Sep 17, 2020

Music Mountain Theatre Presents TIME STOPS: AN AFTERNOON OF SONG WITH JIM & JOAN SCHU Photo Music Mountain Theatre Presents TIME STOPS: AN AFTERNOON OF SONG WITH JIM & JOAN SCHUBIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020

Music Mountain Theatre presents Time Stops: An Afternoon of Song with Jim and Joan Schubin. The couple will be accompanied by Francois Suhr.

Donna Murphy to Join Lance Roberts on BROADWAY'S CALLING Photo Donna Murphy to Join Lance Roberts on BROADWAY'S CALLING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020

Broadway veteran Lance Roberts' guest this week is Two Time Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy. The conversation features Lance and his guest talking about THE MOMENT his guest got THE CALL to make their Broadway debut. This week is special since Lance And Donna have been friends since high school and started the dream together.

BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Li Photo BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Lights up Stage and (Small) Screen
by Jim Munson - Jul 21, 2020

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba and Tony Award nominee Patrick Page head the dynamic cast of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's benefit online reading of Shakespeare in Vegas, a rollicking comedy by Suzanne Bradbeer. Presented by TheatreWorks' New Works from Home program in partnership with Vegas Theatre Company, this fizzy comedy features the unlikely pairing of a Vegas impresario with a dream and a despondent New York actor who join forces to bring the Bard of Avon to Sin City. Directed by Las Vegas native and TheatreWorks' Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli, Shakespeare in Vegas will be offered via video streaming from Thursday, July 23rd at 6PM (PT) until Monday, July 27th at 6PM (PT). A link to stream the show will be available at TheatreWorks.org for no charge, although donations are encouraged to support the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony-winning TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyBroadwayWorld recently caught up with Karen Ziemba from her home in New York. Her remarkable career includes 11 Broadways shows, countless Off-Broadway and regional theater appearances, and a few national tours for good measure.

BWW CD Review: Kim David Smith Live At Joe's Pub Captures Perfectly The Artist's Uniq Photo BWW CD Review: Kim David Smith Live At Joe's Pub Captures Perfectly The Artist's Uniqueness
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 19, 2020

A true original, Kim David Smith is fully represented on his new live recording, just released last week, and perfectly so.

John Brancy And Peter Dugan To Present Free, Live-Streamed Memorial Day Recital In Pa Photo John Brancy And Peter Dugan To Present Free, Live-Streamed Memorial Day Recital In Partnership With Sing For Hope 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020

Sing for Hope will present a free, live-streamed Memorial Day Weekend recital featuring 2020 GRAMMY winner John Brancy and acclaimed pianist Peter Dugan, host of NPR's 'From the Top.'

Bare Opera and CultureHub Present New Virtual Reality Opera Livestream, THE PRESENCE  Photo Bare Opera and CultureHub Present New Virtual Reality Opera Livestream, THE PRESENCE OF ODRADEK
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

After an online world premiere last weekend attended by over 700 viewers worldwide, Bare Opera will present three more livestream performances of Exercises on The Presence of Odradek on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

2020 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalist Film Premieres On May 2 Photo 2020 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalist Film Premieres On May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music announces the world premiere of the documentary film DOWN TO TWELVE: THE 2020 LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION FINALISTS, which will stream live on Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 AM EDT on www.kwf.org/LLC.

Bare Opera Presents a Livestream of EXERCISES ON THE PRESENCE OF ODRADEK Photo Bare Opera Presents a Livestream of EXERCISES ON THE PRESENCE OF ODRADEK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2020

Exercises on The Presence of Odradek will be streamed on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 7PM EST.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LOVEMUSIK on Broadway! Photo Broadway 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.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Mein Herr' From CABARET Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Mein Herr' From CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history!

Theodore S. Chapin Will Be Honored With the Floria V. Lasky Award Photo Theodore S. Chapin Will Be Honored With the Floria V. Lasky Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

The directors of The Jerome Robbins Foundation today announced that Theodore S. Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization: A Concord Company, will be honored with the Floria V. Lasky Award in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the cultural landscape of New York City.

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston Photo Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chair, Sheldon Harnick will pay tribute to Academy Award and Tony Award-winning luminaries, ESTELLE PARSONS and MAURY YESTON, with a star-studded musical salute. The elegant evening - hosted by Midge Woolsey of Thirteen/WNET and WQXR Radio - will feature recollections and tributes by well-known Musical Theatre and Opera personalities and friends. Dazzling musical entertainment will feature stars of stage and screen.

ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY Comes To Des Moines Metro Opera Photo ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY Comes To Des Moines Metro Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

Spend an intimate afternoon with DMMO favorite and Broadway star, bass Zachary James. Enjoy this critically acclaimed one-man show, which combines tales from his time in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, his portrayal of 'Lurch' in the original cast of The Addams Family, as well as performances of the greatest hits from Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Pajama Game, On The Town, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, The Fantasticks, Camelot, and Most Happy Fella.

Mamie Parris, Andrew Kober, Alex Finke and More Will Star in  UNMASKED at Paper Mill  Photo Mamie Parris, Andrew Kober, Alex Finke and More Will Star in UNMASKED at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.

Zachary James Brings Wagner-Themed DAS RHINESTONE Burlesque To The Slipper Room Photo Zachary James Brings Wagner-Themed DAS RHINESTONE Burlesque To The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Wagnerian vaudeville, parody pastiche, and Bayreuth burlesque await guests at DAS RHINESTONE, an evening of serious singing, sequins, and plenty of WTF operatic moments to get you in or distract you from the holiday spirit. Zachary James, appearing courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera, brings Wagner's diva daddy Wotan to glittering, semi-nude life at this one night only event on December 23 at New York's The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street).

Cast and Creative Announced for ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD Photo Cast and Creative Announced for ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.

Zachary James To Make Metropolitan Opera Debut In AKHNATEN Photo Zachary James To Make Metropolitan Opera Debut In AKHNATEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Zachary James, bass, will be making his highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut on November 8 in the Met premiere of Philip Glass' Akhnaten. Described as a 'true stage animal' by Opera News, James is an international opera singer known for his 'huge, robust bass' which 'resonates with force' (Bach Track), 'tremendous power and presence' (The Arts Desk, London) and 'intrinsically beautiful', 'cavernous bass' with 'oomph and range' (Opera News). Akhnaten, directed by Phelim McDermott, runs November 8 through December 7. On November 23, the production will be part of the Met's 'Live in HD' movie theater transmission series and will be broadcast to cinemas across the world.

NYFOS Presents Blitzstein's NO FOR AN ANSWER And Weill's DER SILBERSEE Photo NYFOS Presents Blitzstein's NO FOR AN ANSWER And Weill's DER SILBERSEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Steven Blier, Artistic Director a?? Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director   presents Marc Blitzstein's No For An Answer and Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee (Silverlake). Two powerful, neglected works by two masters of political theater. Each speaks passionately to the issues of our times. 

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