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Bio:
Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‚ÄėLincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists‚Äô. On stage, Mikaela ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‚ÄėLincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists‚Äô. On stage, Mikaela ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera Photo BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera
by Rachel Weinberg - May 6, 2019

Lyric Opera has staged a grand, traditional WEST SIDE STORY that serves as a veritable primer for this iconic musical. With director Francesca Zambello at the helm, who is no stranger to directing classic musicals, Lyric's production celebrates the beauty and complexity of Leonard Bernstein's stunning score and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics. All the hallmarks of a classic WEST SIDE STORY are present here, starting with the urban-yet-polished set design from Peter J. Davison (with that famous balcony intact)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Cott and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Cott and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2019

Lyric's new grand-scale coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece West Side Story opens tonight and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria. Additional lead casting includes Brett Thiele (Riff),Amanda Castro (Anita), Manuel Stark Santos (Bernardo), and Adam Soniak (Action). Performances run through June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29 and can be purchased at lyricopera.org/wss or by calling 312-827-5600.

Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY Photo Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019).

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Lyric's coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story opens next month and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/27/2019
by - Apr 27, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/27/2019.

Global Roundup 4/19 - MUNY Casting, Corey Cott in WEST SIDE STORY, Encore Performance Photo Global Roundup 4/19 - MUNY Casting, Corey Cott in WEST SIDE STORY, Encore Performance of ALIEN Play and More!
by BWW Special - Apr 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Jenn Colella in PETER PAN, Patti LuPone, DEAR EVAN HANSEN London, and More!

Taylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Photo Taylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Announced For THE MUNY's 101st Season
by Alan Henry - Apr 17, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

Wake Up With BWW 4/17: HADESTOWN Opens, Drama League Award Nominations, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/17: HADESTOWN Opens, Drama League Award Nominations, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy opening to Hadestown, which officially opens tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre!

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Cott, Mikaela Bennett, and the Cast of WEST SIDE STO Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Cott, Mikaela Bennett, and the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019

Lyric's coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story opens next month and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria. We've got a first look at the company in action, check out the photos below!

Full Cast Announced for Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY Photo Full Cast Announced for Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019

The Chicago premiere of Lyric's new coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece West Side Story features nearly 100 artists from Chicago and across the country.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Transport Group's Gala, Honoring Michael Starboin and Carme Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Transport Group's Gala, Honoring Michael Starboin and Carmel Dean
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 13, 2019

Transport Group just presented its annual A Toast to the Artist gala, honoring Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award.

Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Sea Photo Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2019

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang continues her season-long Perspectives series this February, launching into performances that offer creative collaborations, reunions with recital partners and artists who have influenced her career, and a night of classical music comedy-all displaying the pianist's eclectic interests and musical versatility.

Wake Up With BWW 1/10: CHOIR BOY Red Carpet, Strike Updates, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/10: CHOIR BOY Red Carpet, Strike Updates, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: We took you on the red carpet at Choir Boy, an update on the Equity strike, and more!

Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY Photo Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2019

Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019).

Nadine Malouf Selected As One Of Lincoln Center in New York City's 'Emerging Artists' Photo Nadine Malouf Selected As One Of Lincoln Center in New York City's 'Emerging Artists'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2018

Nadine Malouf, graduate of the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), has been selected as one of Lincoln Center in New York City's "Emerging Artists" for 2019. Malouf has starred in two Lincoln Center productions: last season's qUEENS and 2014's The Who and the What, both at LCT3. Recipients are chosen by one of Lincoln Center's resident organizations in acknowledgement of their extraordinary talent and promising careers in the performing arts.

Lincoln Center Awards For Emerging Artists Celebrate Ten Remarkable And Rising Talent Photo Lincoln Center Awards For Emerging Artists Celebrate Ten Remarkable And Rising Talents
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 13, 2018

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the 2019 class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse and exceptional talents. Each recipient was nominated by one of Lincoln Center's eleven resident organizations, acknowledging their extraordinary talent and promising career. The 2019 winners are: singer and actress Mikaela Bennett (The Juilliard School); dancer Savannah Durham (School of American Ballet); composer and sound artist Ashley Fure (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic); actor Nadine Malouf (Lincoln Center Theater); bassist Endea Owens (Jazz at Lincoln Center); soprano Gabriella Reyes (The Metropolitan Opera); musician Adam Tendler (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez (New York City Ballet); filmmaker Eduardo Williams (Film Society of Lincoln Center); and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu (The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center). Each of the awardees will receive $7,500 to be used for career advancement.

NY Premiere Of MasterVoices' Israel In Egypt Comes to Carnegie Hall Photo NY Premiere Of MasterVoices' Israel In Egypt Comes to Carnegie Hall
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2018

A major highlight of MasterVoices' 77th season will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 8 pm in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium when the ensemble's Artistic Director Ted Sperling leads the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Israel in Egypt, Handel's timely oratorio of exile and displacement, reflecting the biblical account of the heroic flight of Israelites enslaved in Pharaonic Egypt and their crossing the Red Sea. In collaboration with The Juilliard School, MasterVoices will feature soloists who are current students or alumni from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, including sopranos Mikaela Bennett and Jessica Niles, countertenor John Holiday, baritone Gregory Feldmann and bass-baritone Erik Van Heyningen, as well as rising star tenor Andrew Stenson.

BWW Review: RENASCENCE Shines as Bright as the Soul at the Abrons Art Center Photo BWW Review: RENASCENCE Shines as Bright as the Soul at the Abrons Art Center
by Kristen Morale - Nov 12, 2018

With a book by Dick Scanlan, score by Carmel Dean and lyrics taken from the works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence celebrates its World Premiere at the Abrons Arts Center; there, it is pushing the boundaries of theater towards something transcendent, not only witnessed but experienced in as close a way as Vincent experienced her truth.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE! Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan.

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of Transport Group's RENASCENCE! Photo Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 26, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.

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