Martin Scorsese, a household name in filmmaking, has announced that he will renew his development deal with Paramount. On the list of upcoming projects is a DiCaprio-led "Devil in the White City" adaptation and a biopic about the West Side Story composer, Leonard Bernstein.
Misty Copeland made headlines earlier in the summer by being named the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Now, she's commanding some of the highest prices on Broadway. Ever since the announcement that Copeland would take over for New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild in 'On the Town,' ticket prices on the secondary market have continually been on the rise.
The New York Festival of Song is back with “NYFOS Next,” a three-day, premiere-filled concert at OPERA America’s National Opera Center. This year’s concerts include works by Adam Guettel, George Steel, Paul Moravec and Bright Sheng.
Renowned violinist Sarah Chang has taken up a two-week residency with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from January 16- 25. Chang will perform Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite in all six of the NJSO venues statewide.
The musical quietly challenged the racial divide that held sway in the world of entertainment in the 1940s.
With 'On the Town' Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green took a big step for civil rights on stage.
Howard and Janet Kagan are seeking equity investors for their 70th anniversary production of the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical via a custom-made website.
The winner of the current season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' is to be offered an ensemble role in the upcoming 70th anniversary Broadway revival of 'On the Town.'
Ready for a return visit to the turf of the Sharks and Jets? The San Francisco Symphony is betting that you are, with a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Bernstein's complete score to 'West Side Story.'
Aside from an acoustical imbalance, this was an admirable and thoroughly enjoyable staging of a Bernstein treasure too seldom revived, together with two new short operatic works by 21st century composers.
An all-star creative team is bringing Broadway a revival of the original Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical this October.
Marilyn Horne, Phyllis Newman, Matthew Epstein, Judy Kaye, Kurt Ollmann and Bernstein's three children were all on hand to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the great composer, conductor and popularizer who worked at the intersection of classical music, theater and dance.
Many happy returns to Marilyn Horne, who turns 80 years young this month! One of the truly iconic singers of the 20th century, the American mezzo may not grace our stages these days, but we have her dozens of recordings to remind us of that great, glorious voice and charismatic personality.
Following the Ninth is an unusual documentary film about a single work of music that has inspired millions ever since it was first performed: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. Filmmaker Kerry Candaele explores the global influence of the work and how its messages of freedom and brotherhood continue to inspire people today.
Classical music reality TV has been tried in the Western world already. Sometimes with great success. The BBC’s 'The Choir,' for instance, and some years ago 'Classical Star' are considered successes. And American conductors from Toscanini to Leonard Bernstein to Michael Tilson Thomas have known how to use that box in the living-room for classical music’s best interests. But now China is getting in on the act, and we’re bound to hear more.