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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)
VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group' Photo VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 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.

Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Seaso Photo Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 1, 2018

An artist with breathtaking talent and charismatic stage presence, Grammy Award-nominated pianist Yuja Wang curates a six-concert Perspectives series during Carnegie Hall's 2018-2019 season, demonstrating the singular blend of technical prowess, keen musical insight, and quicksilver versatility that has established her as one of the world's finest performers. Ms. Wang's series offers 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 versatility.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Meet the cast below!

MasterVoices Announces 2018-19 Season Photo MasterVoices Announces 2018-19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2018

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the acclaimed ensemble's 77th season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The upcoming season will be framed by two major musical events, the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Handel's oratorioIsrael in Egypt performed at Carnegie Hall, and a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin-Moss Hart avant-garde musical, Lady in the Dark, starring Victoria Clark at New York City Center. Lady in the Dark has not been seen in New York since it was presented at New York City Center in 1994 as part of the inaugural Encores! season.

Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE Photo Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, 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.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Bernstein Celebration Ft Violinist Dan Photo Princeton Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Bernstein Celebration Ft Violinist Daniel Rowland & Soprano Meghan Picerno
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

On Saturday, September 29 at 8 pm and Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) opens its six-concert Classical Series with a celebration of one of America's most revered composers and conductors, Leonard Bernstein. The concert features brilliant violinist Daniel Rowland performing the West Side Story Suite (arranged by William Brohn) for violin and orchestra, and stunning soprano Meghan Picerno singing "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide.

Review Roundup: Eden Espinosa, Mikaela Bennett and More Star in WEST SIDE STORY for B Photo Review Roundup: Eden Espinosa, Mikaela Bennett and More Star in WEST SIDE STORY for BBC Proms
by Review Roundups - Aug 13, 2018

The BBC Proms concert of West Side Story was presented this week in conjunction with the centennial celebration of composer Leonard Bernstein.

Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year Photo Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 13, 2018

In April 2018, the New World Symphony joined The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras in announcing their new partnership, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), which is a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. Supported by a four-year, $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance offers a holistic and personalized array of support to Black and Latinx musicians to develop their audition skills, increase their participation in auditions, and ultimately, increase their representation in orchestras.

Brief 8/2: Disney Takes Over Broadway in Bryant Park, and More! Photo Brief 8/2: Disney Takes Over Broadway in Bryant Park, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: stars from Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King will perform at today's Broadway in Bryant Park, and more!

Mikaela Bennett, Eden Espinosa & Ross Lekites Join WEST SIDE STORY Concert Following  Photo Mikaela Bennett, Eden Espinosa & Ross Lekites Join WEST SIDE STORY Concert Following Casting Backlash
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 1, 2018

Following immense backlash on social media over whitewashing of the role of Maria, meant to be Puerto Rican, Boggess took to Facebook to announce that she was withdrawing from the production.

BWW Preview: Summertime and the Music is Easy, in the Northeast Photo BWW Preview: Summertime and the Music is Easy, in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2018

If you can't get enough of operas, symphonic concerts and a few musical theatre pieces thrown in for good measure, have I got a summer for you! Start in New York City and head north--almost around the corner, or a weekend (or more) away--and you'll find more than enough to keep you happy during the sultry weather ahead. (Even if it doesn't turn out quite so sultry…) It covers the gamut from Handel to Puccini, from serial podcasts to light opera, from dramma serio to musical comedy, with an added emphasis on Leonard Bernstein as the music world celebrates his 100th birthday.

Audra McDonald, Bryce Pinkham, and More Head to Caramoor This Summer Photo Audra McDonald, Bryce Pinkham, and More Head to Caramoor This Summer
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018

A carefully curated selection of Broadway's best comes to Caramoor this summer, as Westchester's idyllic cultural mecca celebrates its 73rd season (June 16-July 29). The festival opens with superstar vocalist Audra McDonald, performing favorite songs from past and present with the resident Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Hello Dolly! Music Director Andy Einhorn (June 16).

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala with Jessie Mueller, Lena Hall, J Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala with Jessie Mueller, Lena Hall, John Gallagher, Jr. & More!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's 2018 Gala Fundraiser celebrating Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and the award-winning theatre company's 35th Anniversary took place on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Cody Lassen is the 35th Anniversary Gala Chair and Audible, Inc. is the lead corporate sponsor of the event. BroadwayWorld was on hand and you can check out photos from the evening below!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's Spring Gala! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's 2018 Gala Fundraiser celebrating Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and the award-winning theatre company's 35th Anniversary took place on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Cody Lassen is the 35th Anniversary Gala Chair and Audible, Inc. is the lead corporate sponsor of the event.

Symphony Space Celebrates 40 Years With Wall To Wall Leonard Bernstein Photo Symphony Space Celebrates 40 Years With Wall To Wall Leonard Bernstein
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2018

Forty years ago, two visionary leaders - Isaiah Sheffer and Allan Miller- took over an abandoned Upper West Side theater for an all-day free marathon concert called Wall to Wall Bach.  This event founded Symphony Space, and every year since 1978, Symphony Space has been presenting free marathon Wall to Wall events, hailed by The New York Times as 'an annual gift to the city of New York.'  In its 40th anniversary year, Symphony Space's signature concert event celebrates the centennial of a cherished American composer: Leonard Bernstein.  This FREE marathon concert will honor Bernstein's legacy with music, dance, conversation, film clips, and more, exploring the many facets of his creative life (May 19th, 3pm-11pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 95th and Broadway).

Schimmel Center With The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra Presents 'The Struggle To Fo Photo Schimmel Center With The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra Presents 'The Struggle To Forgive'
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018

Schimmel Center with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra presents the world premiere of The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Led by Music Director and Conductor Gary S. Fagin, the new cantata-which has a libretto by Fagin and features soprano Mikaela Bennett, mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel, and baritone Jorell Williams-gives voice to those whose lives have been impacted by gun violence in the United States, including victims and their families.

Virginia Arts Festival Announces Brooke Shields to Headline Bernstein On Broadway May Photo Virginia Arts Festival Announces Brooke Shields to Headline Bernstein On Broadway May 12
by Julie Musbach - Mar 2, 2018

The Virginia Arts Festival joins the worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100, honoring the life and legacy of the legendary composer and conductor.

92Y'S LYRICS & LYRICISTS Presents a Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration LENNY'S  Photo 92Y'S LYRICS & LYRICISTS Presents a Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration LENNY'S LYRICISTS
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

Following sold out performances and rave reviews for Lyrics & Lyricists season opener The Bobby Darin Story, the series continues with Lenny's Lyricists, 92Y's nod to the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, including never-before-heard stories about this extensively documented composer.

NYFOS presents PROTEST at Merkin Concert Hall 2/27 Photo NYFOS presents PROTEST at Merkin Concert Hall 2/27
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018

Mikaela Bennett with NYFOS; photo by Karli Cadel On February 27 at 8:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present a new program devised by Steven Blier, entitled, simply, PROTEST. A cast of young, diverse and brilliant singers that includes Mikaela Bennett who just wowed the world in Michael Gordon's opera Acquanetta at the Protoype Festival performs songs by a panorama of composers, from Marc Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz. (View the complete program below.)

BWW Review: Caught in the Net of Prototype's ACQUANETTA at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts C Photo BWW Review: Caught in the Net of Prototype's ACQUANETTA at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 13, 2018

'Memories of Things Past'--'A la recherche du temps perdu' in Proust-speak--and very much in the past it was, for me at least, going in to ACQUANETTA, the piece that opened this year's iteration of the PROTOTYPE. Its name and purported subject--horror films--conjured up childhood memories for me. Musically and dramatically, however, ACQUANETTA--by Michael Gordon, composer (of 'Bang on a Can' fame), Deborah Artman, librettist (ditto)--was very much in the present and in a class of its own, seen January 10 at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center.

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