Victoria Frings as Polly and Terence Archie as Macheath in Arden Theatre Co.'s "Threepenny Opera"Photo by Mark Garvin The Threepenny Opera Music by Kurt WeillBook and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht (with Elisabeth Hauptmann)Directed by Terrence J. Nolen Arden Theatre ... Mark Delavan as Iago in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Otello"Photo by Kelly & Massa PhotographyOtelloBy Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Arrigo Boito (based on Shakespeare's "Othello")Conducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Robert B. DriverOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of Music, PhiladelphiaOct.1-15, 2010www.operaphila.org/10-11/production1.shtmlOpera Company ... To Billie With LoveDee Dee Bridgewater channels Billie Holiday in "To Billie With Love"Photo by Mark HigashinoDee Dee Bridgewater QuintetAnnenberg Center for the Performing ArtsPhiladelphiaJune 8 Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater let the spirit of Billie Holiday float in during ... PAB’s Modern Variety Pack Pennsylvania Ballet company members dancing "Requiem for a Rose," choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.Photo by Paul Kolnik Program IV: Mixed repertory, including:"Square Dance" (choreography by George Balanchine); "Afternoon of a Faun" (choreography by Jerome Robbins); ... Pennsylvania Ballet Carmina Burana. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev.Program IIMarch 4-13, 2010http://www.paballet.org/
Pennsylvania Ballet performed five ballets this month, that showed their range both with the dances and the dancers. The first installment puts George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, with their remake of Carmina ... Capriccioby Richard StraussAcademy of Vocal Arts, Helen Corning Warden TheaterPhiladelphia, PAMarch 2, 2010http://www.avaopera.org/Is it the words or the music? that make the stuff of operatic dreams. Richard Strauss doesn’t answer that in his last opera Capriccio but gets some ... New York City BalletRussian ProgramFeb 9, 2010Lincoln Centerhttp://www.nycballet.com/nycb/home/AgonPost Balanchine RussianBookended by two Balanchine classics, Choreographer Alexey Miroshnichenko premiered The Lady with the Little Dog for the New York City Ballet’s Russian program this month. Based on a short story ... Golden Age by Terrence McNally
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Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia PAJanuary 22 - February 14, 2010Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington DCMarch 12- April 19, 2010www.PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.orghttp://www.kennedy-center.org Marc Kudisch as Tamburini and Jeffery Carlson as Bellini. Photo: Mark GarvinCrouching ... The Jazz Life
Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D.G. KelleyThe Jazz Loft Project. Sam Stephensonhttp://www.amazon.com/Thelonious-Monk-Times-American-Original/dp/0684831902www.jazzloftproject.orgThelonious Monk’s life looms so large that legends about him have at times eclipsed his musical legacy. two books revisit Monk’s life ... Philadanco!40th Anniversary JubileeNov. 14, 2009Verizon Hall, Philadelphiahttp://www.philadanco.org/Photo by Lois GreenfieldJoan Myers Brown wanted her favorite choreographers represented for her hometown 40th anniversary season in November and asked frequent collaborator Christopher Huggins to create something unique for the occasion. The ...