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Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston Photo Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher Photo Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2019

On Sunday, March 31st, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Tony Award-winning luminaries, LAURA BENANTI AND BARTLETT SHER, with a star-studded musical salute.

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2019 Gala Honorees Photo American Composers Orchestra Announces 2019 Gala Honorees
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 17, 2019

 On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) celebrates four individuals - true forces of nature - who have effected change in the American musical landscape at its annual Gala: Jon Deak, Founder & Artistic Director of New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers; violinist Jennifer Koh; composer and conductor Tania Leon; and Frederick Wertheim, ACO Board Chairman. 

Photo Flash: 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel Photo Photo Flash: 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2018

More than 400 opera aficionados and performers ‚Äď including opera stars Alice Coote, Jennifer Rowley and Laurent Naouri ‚Äď were among those who attended the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel last night.

Photo Flash: Sheldon Harnick, James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst and More Celebrate Christ Photo Photo Flash: Sheldon Harnick, James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst and More Celebrate Christine Ebersole at Encompass New Opera Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston paid tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, Christine Ebersole, with a star-studded musical salute. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!

Encompass Honors Christine Ebersole with Musical Salute at The National Arts Club Photo Encompass Honors Christine Ebersole with Musical Salute at The National Arts Club
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 26, 2017

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, with a star-studded musical salute.

The Plaza Hotel Hosts 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
by Molly Tracy - Apr 11, 2017

More than 400 opera aficionados and performers - including opera stars Harolyn Blackwell, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Perez, Diana Soviero, Teresa Stratas and surprise presenter Renee Fleming, were among those who attended the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel last night.

Photo Flash: Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock's WOMEN OF BILBAO Packed The Metropolitan Room 2/3
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2017

There was a huge turnout at Metropolitan Room Friday night for Aimee Marcoux-Spurlock's 'Women of Bilbao,' which explored Kurt Weill's compositions from the 12-tone Weimar period to his more lush Broadway compositions.

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23.

MasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 2, 2015

MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, was honored at the Martina Arroyo Foundation's11th Annual Gala.MasterVoices was recognized along with American couture designer Joanna Mastroianni and The Michel Maurel award-winner Ernst Rieser. Brian Kellow and Terrance McKnight hosted the gala, with performances by the young artists of Prelude to Performance, Jennifer Rowley, Michele Angelini and Cecilia Violetta Lopez (both featured in the October issue of Opera News), as well as other special guests.

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by Robert Diamond - Nov 6, 2015

Photo Flash: Rebecca Luker, Ted Keegan, Sheldon Harnick and More Tribute Barbara Cook & Lee Adams
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Encompass New Opera Theatre held a gala to honor legendary Broadway performer BARBARA COOK and lyricist LEE ADAMS (Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 25. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!

Malcolm Gets & Ted Keegan to Join Tribute to Barbara Cook & Lee Adams, 10/25
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 22, 2015

Malcolm Gets (Tony Award nominee for Amour) and Ted Keegan (Star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera) have joined the lineup for the Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) gala to honor legendary Broadway performer BARBARA COOK and lyricist LEE ADAMS (Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 25.

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Barbara Cook & Lee Adams at National Arts Club
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 28, 2015

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, Charles Strouse, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary Broadway performer BARBARA COOK - on the exact day of her 88th Birthday - and lyricist LEE ADAMS (Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause)  with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 25.

Photo Coverage: BEYOND BROADWAY Composers Go Choral - Harnick, Schwartz, Lippa & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music last night and broadwayworld was there.

Stephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz and More Set for Essential Voices' 'BEYOND BROADWAY' Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Today, April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) presents BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City.

Photo Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) just presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. The evening featured ensemble music and conversation with composer/lyricists who have worked closely with conductor and music director Judith Clurmanand her Essential Voices USA. Guests attending included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hochman, Andrew Lippa, Richard Maltby, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Georgia Stitt, Jonathan Tunick, and Maury Yeston.

Stephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz and More Set for Essential Voices' 'BEYOND BROADWAY' Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

On April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) will present BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City.

American Opera Projects to Preview Rachel Peters' COMPANIONSHIP, 3/16 & 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

On March 16 at 2:30PM, American Opera Projects (AOP) First Chance, public presentations of operas-in-progress, returns to the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) for their annual Opera Index series 'New American Opera Previews, From Page to Stage' with scenes from Companionship, a new opera by composer Rachel Peters.

AUDIO: 'Scrooge' Actor Brian Cox Talks A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Modern Age of Income Inequality
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2012

President Obama recently likened the Congress' threats to send American over the fiscal cliff to Ebenezer Scrooge sending Bob Cratchet home without a Christmas goose for Tiny Tim. In the interview below, film and stage actor Brian Cox (X-Men 2, Rushmore, Troy), who will be playing the iconic role of Scrooge for the first time in WNYC and WQXR's A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama tonight, joins Takeaway to talk about how a character brought to life in 1843, is still very much relevant in today's economically troubled times.

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