2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Team picked to make ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ into stage musical

Dates for future productions, as well as additional creative team members and cast, will be announced in 2023.

Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release

The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand’s first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year

Broadway’s longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Hair, which has story and lyrics by Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, was the first rock musical on Broadway, the first Broadway show to feature full nudity and the first to feature a same-sex kiss.

Tony Moments: A Night For Broadway to Reclaim Its Groove

Broadway has its groove back, said Tonys host Ariana DeBose at an exuberant ceremony seeking to illustrate just that sentiment.

‘Shine the light’: Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony Awards

The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress says this year’s telecast will spread its arms wider to celebrate Broadway’s stars and unsung heroes.

Ravinia Festival’s 2022 Lineup Brings Signature Music Mix, Bevy of Guests

In addition to the annual CSO residency, Ravinia will play host to a spate of guest ensembles, including Music of the Baroque, The Knights, the Lincoln Trio, Chanticleer, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Lyric’s ’22-23 Season: Verdi, ‘Fiddler,’ Fleming, & ‘Carmen’

Plus a world premiere, Chicago-set take on ‘The Barber of Seville’ and the return of ‘West Side Story’

Playlist: 10 Underrated Songs to Remember Stephen Sondheim

Labels really don’t work with Sondheim, who had one foot in the Golden Age and the other in what came next.

Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, opera singer Justino Diaz, and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died.

Emilie Kouatchou Makes ‘Phantom’ History On Broadway

The actor and soprano made her Broadway debut as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera,” becoming the first Black woman in the role in the show’s 33-year history in New York.

Artist Icebreaker: Conductor Teddy Abrams

Ahead of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, conductor Teddy Abrams explains why classical music needs to reach out to young people and embrace other artforms — and explains how Leonard Bernstein was a role model for both of these missions.

When Worlds Collided: Classical Music Inspired by the Beautiful Game

With this year’s Euro Cup Finals nearly upon us, chants and songs are breathing life into the stadiums. Yet as it turns out, the relationship between music and football extends way beyond chants and national anthems.

Chicago Phil ‘Rejoices’ in Return for 2021-22 Season

The ensemble’s return to live performance features four programs which all will be conducted by artistic director and principal conductor Scott Speck.

Bruce Springsteen marks the return of live shows on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen reprises his Broadway show for a summer run, another sign of live entertainment’s rebirth after a 15-month pause because of COVID-19.

La Vie Boheme: ‘Rent’ musical celebrates 25th anniversary

The musical celebrates its silver anniversary with an online gala featuring theater stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Neil Patrick Harris.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

The sobering musical, which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein?

Think you’re a Broadway buff? How well do you know the the musicals of the dynamic duo, Rogers and Hammerstein?

Quiz: Can We Guess What Broadway Show You Should Star In?

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights on the Great White Way? Take this quiz to see if we can guess what Tony Award-winning Broadway musical YOU should star in.

Lyric Returns With Free Star-Studded Virtual Gala

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s season opens this weekend in truly unprecedented fashion: with a virtual gala.

Andrew Lloyd Webber warns arts ‘at point of no return’

The Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are “at the point of no return,” and urged the government to set a date for theaters to be allowed to reopen.

Broadway musical ‘Diana’ to bypass closed stage for Netflix

The Broadway musical Diana isn’t waiting for theaters to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it’s going to Netflix.

Seven Sensational Virtual Field Trips for Chicago Art Lovers

We’re not sure the next time we’ll be able to catch an in-person performance, but luckily, many of Chicago’s hallowed artistic venues are just a click away.

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