About Peter Klein and Living Arts
Peter Klein, President of Living Arts, Inc., is dedicated to bringing new and unique productions as well as timeless classics to audiences across the globe.
He brought the American Ballet Theatre with Baryshnikov and Kirkland to Italy for their first tour. He arranged tours of Israel, Europe and the Far East for the Pearl Lang Company, the Feld Ballet, Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Sydney Ballet, Boston Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company and more. He sent the National Ballet of Canada, La Scala Ballet, and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo on European and American tours. He sent Pilobolus, Twyla Tharp and Mummenschanz to Israel. He brought a Broadway production of West Side Story to Europe, where it was the first original Broadway production of this American classic in Italy and France, followed by the first European tour of A Chorus Line, which performed throughout Europe for four seasons.
In recent years, in addition to Porgy and Bess, Living Arts, Inc. has toured Opera Nazionale Italiana in the US, the Harlem Gospel Ensemble in Portugal and Italy, toured the Joffrey Ballett, and sent a production of Broadway Tonight to Japan, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.
The Living Arts production of Porgy and Bess has toured for 17 years, having performed more than 1200 performances live in 23 countries on 6 continents; including 49 of the fifty United States, reaching a live audience of over 2.5 million people.