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Composer Julian Grant Talks About His China Years at PSO SOUNDTRACKS Photo Composer Julian Grant Talks About His China Years at PSO SOUNDTRACKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

On Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm, Princeton-based composer and conversationalist extraordinaire Julian Grant tells all­­a?"or maybe just enougha?"about his life, travels, and musical adventures in China and Central Asia at a free Soundtracks talk at the Princeton Public Library. While living in Hong Kong, he hosted a classical music radio show. He also lived in Tokyo and, from 2007-10, in Beijing, where he worked with the Beijing New Music Ensemble and attempted to master the yang qin (butterfly harp). This immersion in learning a traditional Chinese instrument proved to be the genesis of a suite of music titled a?"a??a??a?? (Five Generations, One House), a work soon to be given its US premiere by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.   

Press Agent And Broadway Executive Harvey Sabinson Dies Photo Press Agent And Broadway Executive Harvey Sabinson Dies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2019

Harvey Sabinson, one of Broadway's legendary press agents, and former long-time executive director of The Broadway League, died on April 18, 2019 of natural causes at his residence in Sarasota, Florida. He was 94 years old.

NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE Photo NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

New York City Opera has announced that Blythe Gaissert & Michael Kelly and Briana Elyse Hunter & Jorell Williams will comprise the rotating casts of its upcoming production of AS ONE.

KING LEAR Comes To Philadelphia's Quintessence Theatre Group Photo KING LEAR Comes To Philadelphia's Quintessence Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional classic theatre company located in Philadelphia's Mt. Airy neighborhood, takes on Shakespeare's greatest tragedy this spring. KING LEAR, a searing drama about the dangers of absolute power, comes to Quintessence from March 19, 2019 through April 20, 2019. Opening night is Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM.

Thom Sesma, Julia Abueva, and More Join Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham in SUPERHERO Photo Thom Sesma, Julia Abueva, and More Join Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham in SUPERHERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere musical, SUPERHERO.

BWW Interview: Lembit Beecher SWINGS at Opera Philadelphia Festival Photo BWW Interview: Lembit Beecher SWINGS at Opera Philadelphia Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 19, 2018

“I was, like many composers, not someone who was immediately in love with the human voice, the operatic voice, in new music,” says Lembit Beecher, whose opinion has definitely changed. He has become a powerful new force in the medium, with his new opera, SKY ON SWINGS, written with librettist Hannah Moskovitch and directed by Joanna Settle, opening the second year of Opera Philadelphia's Festival, O18, on September 20. It stars two formidable mezzos, Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson.

Peak Performances Kicks Off Season with Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera Photo Peak Performances Kicks Off Season with Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Peak Performances kicks off its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of Hatuey: Memory of Fire, a rousing Afro-Cuban-Yiddish opera performed in English, Yiddish and Spanish, with music by Frank London, libretto by Elise Thoron, direction by Mary Birnbaum, and choreography by Maija Garcia.

PlayPenn Welcomes Julia Mauro Bumke As New Director Of Education Photo PlayPenn Welcomes Julia Mauro Bumke As New Director Of Education
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

PlayPenn, the nationally recognized new play development organization located in Philadelphia, is thrilled to announce new work dramaturg Julia Mauro Bumke as their Director of Education. A graduate of Harvard and Princeton Universities, Ms. Bumke will assume her position full time on August 1, 2018.

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for THE WIZ; Darius de Haas, E. Faye Butler, an Photo Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for THE WIZ; Darius de Haas, E. Faye Butler, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production team for the theatre's centennial season production of The Wiz, June 19 - 25. 

Kronos: Mazzoli, Jlin, Threadgill, Riley Among Latest Group Of Fifty For The Future C Photo Kronos: Mazzoli, Jlin, Threadgill, Riley Among Latest Group Of Fifty For The Future Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) is proud to announce the fourth group of composers for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Kronos' Fifty for the Future is an exciting partnership with Carnegie Hall and others to create 50 new works - by 25 women and 25 men - expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. Each year, ten composers are announced. As ever, scores, parts, recordings, videos, and other learning materials for the compositions will be offered free of charge online at kronosquartet.org/fifty-for-the-future. 

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 17 Photo Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 17
by Audition Roundup - Dec 17, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 17, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!

James Lecesne Reprises Role for EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES Benefit This Weekend at Abingd Photo James Lecesne Reprises Role for EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES Benefit This Weekend at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Music-Theatre Group, presents James Lecesne in Eve Ensler's Extraordinary Measures for three performances only: this weekend, December 1, 2 and 3 at 7PM at The DR2 Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street.

James Lecesne in EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, Reading Series Coming Up This December at Ab Photo James Lecesne in EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, Reading Series Coming Up This December at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

This December, Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with two very special events. Scroll down for details!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/25/2017
by - Nov 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/25/2017.

James Lecesne to Reprise Role for EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES Benefit at Abingdon Photo James Lecesne to Reprise Role for EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES Benefit at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Music-Theatre Group, presents James Lecesne in Eve Ensler's Extraordinary Measures for three performances only: December 1, 2 and 3 at 7PM at The DR2 Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street. Featuring original music by William Harper and directed by Tony Speciale, proceeds from the event will be shared with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW Interview: Julian Grant's NEFARIOUS New Opera with Mark Campbell's Libretto Opens Photo BWW Interview: Julian Grant's NEFARIOUS New Opera with Mark Campbell's Libretto Opens at Boston Lyric Opera, 11/8
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 6, 2017

It's Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1828 and the city's world-renowned anatomy schools are suffering from a cadaver shortage. Enter two immoral and highly industrious men--William Burke and William Hare--who pick up the slack by murdering disenfranchised citizens and selling their corpses to one of these schools, Dr. Knox's Academy. Perfect story for a chamber opera, eh? Well, yes, actually, says composer Julian Grant (even if it's opening a bit late for Halloween).

Review Roundup: CROSSING at Brooklyn Academy Of Music Photo Review Roundup: CROSSING at Brooklyn Academy Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

CROSSING plays through October 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the critics are weighing in!

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES Photo American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country.

Lembit Beecher Debuts SOPHIA'S FOREST 9/8- 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Former Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Lembit Beecher debuts his latest work, Sophia's Forest, this September. This inventive chamber opera scored for five voices, custom-built sound sculptures, string quartet and percussion will premiere September 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the URBN Center Annex at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street. Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch wrote the libretto. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors. Tickets and more information are available at: lembitbeecher.com/treeofsound/.

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program. 

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