Michael Flatley, creator and director of this award-winning international dance phenomenon, proved his vision that hearts and minds, united through music and dance, cross all traditional boundaries. His Lord of the Dance continues to shatter box office records all over the world, leaving audiences breathless and clamoring for more. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a “show piece extravaganza,” Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is a magical adventure of sight and sound that transports its audience to a mythical time and place, lifting the spirits and capturing the hearts of all who experience it.
Performance Date: February 12, 2004
What happens to children in the absence of love? That is the question that lies at the heart of this funny and heartrending play by one of America’s most acclaimed and beloved playwrights. Debuting at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 1990, Lost in Yonkers went on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and tells the moving drama about the cruelties and painful memories that scar a family.
Performance Date: October 12, 1993
Lou Rawls has gone the distance – from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop. And through it all, the four-time Grammy Award winner’s voice has remained as distinctive as any on the charts. It’s a voice that one critic called “as sweet as sugar, soft as velvet, strong as steel, and smooth as butter.” His recordings have garnered one platinum and six gold albums, plus a gold single. He’s been seen in Hollywood films including Leaving Las Vegas, and on television he provided his unique vocal styling for three Garfield the Cat animated specials. Also known for his wide-ranging philanthropic work, Rawls has raised more than $100 million for the United Negro College Fund. As a result, there is now a Lou Rawls Drive in his hometown of Chicago, and he has been awarded five honorary doctorates. Frank Sinatra admired Rawls and said that he had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game.” Ol’ Blue Eyes thought that he and Rawls were two of a kind – saloon singers whose voices could reach into a listener’s heart and soul. Now, Rawls brings his unique tribute to Sinatra and his own special style to Newlin Hall as Rawls Sings Sinatra and Rawls Sings Rawls.
Performance Date: October 2, 2004
Founded in 1937 by conductor Robert Whitney and civic leaders, the Louisville Orchestra has long been recognized as the cornerstone of the Louisville arts community.
Performance Dates: May 4, 1995; January 13, 1995; April 15, 1994; January 21, 1994; October 21, 1990; September 24, 1989; April 2, 1985
Luma is the unforgettable experience that elevates the child-like pleasure of playing with light in the dark into an astonishing, one-of-a-kind theatrical light show. Using darkness as a canvas and light as a brush, Luma paints dazzling, dancing images that tell stories, conjure surreal worlds, and spin a visual magic that never fails to evoke awe and wonder. It is where thinking stops and astonishment begins.
Performance Date: February 12, 2007
No two ways about it, he’s unique, he’s a legend, and he’s one of American music’s most popular stars. Now, hot off a sold-out show with John Hiatt in Newlin Hall last February, Lyle Lovett is back. This time, he’s with his Large Band. Singer, actor, songwriter, Lovett also has a gift for big band arrangements that has no precedent among contemporary singer/songwriters. It all makes for a concert that you’ll remember for years to come. Just remember, It’s Not Big… It’s Large!
Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group returned to the Newlin stage on October 9, 2016.
Performance Date: October 30, 2009 and October 9, 2019