VIDEO: First Look at KALEVALA, The Upcoming Musical Inspired By The Finnish National EpicVIDEO: First Look at KALEVALA, The Upcoming Musical Inspired By The Finnish National Epic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The creative team of Kalevala the Musical has launched a mesmerizing promotional video highlighting their cast, production, and concept inspired by the national epic poem of Finland. Kalevala The Musical is a story of ancient legends, told by the spirits of the haunted forest of Kalevala. Passed down from generation to generation, these tales were collected in a book of poems by Elias Lonnrot in 1835, widely cherished across the world. Kalevala has been a source of inspiration to many fantasy authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien. (more...)

Photo Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL ConcertPhoto Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

KALEVALA The Musical is a story of ancient legends told by the spirits of the haunted forest of Kalevala. The musical is adapted from materials of the national epic poem of Finland. Among others, the author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R.Tolkien has acknowledged the direct influence of Kalevala in his works. The story has been set to an ethereal yet powerful pop, folk, and world music score written by Johanna Telander. The concert will feature performances from composer Johanna Telander, Raissa Katona Bennett (The Phantom of the Opera), Omer Shaish (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and acclaimed Finnish actress Reeta Vestman, along with Mary Baron, Nicole Corris, Kelly Delaveris, Jennifer Hiemstra, Natsuko Hirano, Markus Kaitila, John Koski, Kristi Roosmaa, Catrina Teruel, and Amanda Yachechak. The band includes David Fletcher, Carol Ma, Arei Sekiguchi, and Christopher Telander, with musical direction by Sean Ferguson. (more...)