BMG books legendary Berlin theater Theater des Westens each night time via 2024.
World music firm BMG has introduced that it has booked Berlin’s most famous theater each night time till the top of 2024. The 1,600-seat Theater des Westens would be the beating coronary heart of Berlin’s rising dwell occasions trade, that includes not simply BMG’s roster of stage musicals however a sequence of residencies by nationwide and worldwide recording artists.
“The Theater des Westens is arguably the best theater within the German capital,” says BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “As a Berlin-born firm and the one German-owned and managed world participant within the music trade, we’re proud to make this funding within the musical lifetime of our hometown.
The Theater des Westens is operated by Netherlands-based dwell leisure firm Stage Leisure, whereas the town of Berlin owns the constructing. Its revered 120-year stage has performed host to Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, Anna Pavlova, and Maria Callas. It has not too long ago centered on German-language productions of worldwide hit musicals like Les Miserables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!
“We’re delighted to have present in BMG a famend and impressive accomplice for Theater des Westens and are comfortable to assist the corporate in all advertising efforts for its compelling creative idea,” says Ulf Dewald, Director of Operations at Stage Leisure.
The information of BMG’s new two-year lease of the theater coincides with the announcement that tickets have gone on sale for Romeo & Julia – Liebe Ist Alles, a musical from the group behind Ku’damm 56. Written by BMG-published songwriters Peter Plate and Ulf Leo Sommer, Ku’damm 56 is broadly thought-about probably the most profitable new German language musical.
“We’re dedicated to creating the Theater des Westens the premier venue for leisure in Berlin. Taking such an extended lease on a venue is a primary for a music firm,” says BMG Chief Content material Officer Dominique Casimir.”
We’re beginning with two nice exhibits — Ku’damm 56 and now Romeo & Julia — however there may be much more to come back. Bringing high-end artist residencies to Berlin is a primary for Germany. We see a specific alternative for established artists who need to current a high-end present in a lovely venue reasonably than embarking on a daily tour.”
Along with BMG’s plans to incorporate residencies for music artists, in addition they report working with fellow Bertelsmann Content material Alliance corporations to discover the potential for internet hosting spoken phrase efficiency occasions. This could allow readings by Penguin Random Home authors, Bertelsmann Audio Alliance podcast occasions, or performances by stars from the biggest business broadcaster in Germany, RTL.