Special Events

Join us for these free events honoring the life and career of Leonard Bernstein. Reservations are required.

  • The World of Leonard Bernstein

    Tuesday, September 27 | 7pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    As part of its expanded Artist Encounter series, the Goodman presents this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Wonderful Town and Bernstein’s tremendous influence on the world of Broadway musicals in the mid-20th century. Director Mary Zimmerman, music director Doug Peck and cast members from Wonderful Town discuss Bernstein’s groundbreaking work, illustrated with songs from his best-known productions.

     

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  • Leonard Bernstein: In His Own Words

    Wednesday, September 28 | 7pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    Bernstein’s encyclopedic knowledge of all forms of music was brought into millions of American homes via his televised Young People’s Concerts and Omnibus specials. Join us as we revisit some of these classic classes-on-the-air, with commentary by a noted Bernstein expert.

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  • Bernstein's Operas

    Thursday, September 29 | 7pm
    Chicago Cultural Center | 78 East Washington
    FREE; Reservations Required

    A special concert presentation of excerpts from two of Bernstein’s celebrated operatic scores, Trouble in Tahiti (1952) and A Quiet Place (1983), performed by some of Chicago’s most noted musical performers.

     

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  • The Films of Leonard Bernstein |
    On the Waterfront

    Friday, September 30 | 7pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    A special screening of the Bernstein-scored cinema classic On the Waterfront (1954), the composer's only dramatic score for a film, with Marlon Brando.

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  • Conga! Swing! The Dances of
    Wonderful Town

    Saturday, October 1 | 10:30am
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    The infectious dances of Wonderful Town come alive as an award-winning dancer and choreographer leads participants through the intricacies of swing dancing, conga lines and other social dances of the 1930s. Bring your dancing shoes!

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  • The Films of Leonard Bernstein |
    On the Town

    Saturday, October 1 | 1pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    A special screening of the Bernstein-scored cinema classic On the Town (1949), based on the Broadway musical hit, with Gene Kelly heading an all-star cast.

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  • The Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein

    Saturday, October 1| 3pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre | Baskes Rotunda
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    A reversal of Bernstein’s famed concerts for young people, in which the talented “stars of tomorrow” from Goodman’s summer Musical Theater Intensive workshop bring their own interpretations to Bernstein’s most beloved songs for the stage, as well as new compositions inspired by the master.

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  • The Films of Leonard Bernstein |
    West Side Story

    Saturday, October 1| 4pm
    The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre |
    Walter Lab
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    Often described as Bernstein’s masterpiece, this cherished film has a complicated history that includes not only accolades, but also accusations of cultural appropriation. Join Henry Godinez (Goodman Artistic Associate), and William Angulo (choreographer, West Side Story at Paramount Theatre) for a screening of the film framed by a conversation that is sure to shine new light on this cinema classic.

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