Kurt Weill's Street Scene

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, February 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018
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"...a production so excellent that it could grace the stage of many regional theaters — and that includes the talented cast..." - Gregory Issac, Theater Jones - Read the complete review here   

 

An American Opera, based on Elmer Rice's play

Music by Kurt Weill

Book by Elmer Rice

Lyrics by Langston Hughes

This production is the recipient of a grant awarded by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. The Kurt Weill Foundation, Inc. promotes and perpetuates the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya by encouraging an appreciation of Weill’s music through support of performances, recordings, and scholarship, and by fostering an understanding of Weill’s and Lenya’s lives and work within diverse cultural contexts. It administers the Weill-Lenya Research Center, a Grant and Collaborative Performance Initiative Program, the Lotte Lenya Competition, the Kurt Weill/Julius Rudel Conducting Fellowship, the Kurt Weill Prize for scholarship in music theater, and publishes the Kurt Weill Edition and the Kurt Weill Newsletter. Building upon the legacies of both Weill and Lenya, the Foundation nurtures talent, particularly in the creation, performance, and study of musical theater in its various manifestations and media. Since 2012, the Kurt Weill Foundation has administered the musical and literary estate of composer Marc Blitzstein. www.kwf.org.