Peter Klein has been active in the national and international scene since founding Living Arts in 1973. He brought American Ballet Theater with Baryshnikov to Italy on their first European tour in 1977 and subsequently arranged tours of Israel, Europe and the Far East for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Pearl Lang Company, The Feld Ballet, Jose Limon Dance Company, Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Sydney Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet, Boston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, and the National Ballet of Spain to name a few.
He sent Pilobolus and Twyla Tharp on their first visits to Israel and brought Mummenschantz to Israel and South Africa. In 1981 he brought the Nederlander production of West Side Story to Italy, France and Monte Carlo where it was the first original Broadway production of this American classic.
In 1986 Peter Klein brought La Scala Ballet with Franco Zeffirelli's Swan Lake to the United States and Canada and for the first time A Chorus Line to Europe and Asia. It was followed by tours of Europe and Israel of The Fantasticks, Titanic the Musical, Evita, Grease, Ain't Misbehavin' and Jesus Christ Superstar.
In recent years in addition to touring Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on all six continents, Living Arts has toured Opera Nazionale Italiana in the United States, Canada, Israel, Portugal and Mexico; the Harlem Gospel Ensemble to Portugal and Italy; the Joffrey Ballet to Italy and Germany; sent a production of Broadway Tonite to Japan, Hong Kong and Switzerland; Los Vivancos to London, Budapest and Beijing.
Living Arts' recent production of Ain't Misbehavin' toured France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Turkey.
Living Arts' landmark production of Porgy and Bess has been touring since 1992, with 1,224 shows and over 1,500,000 tickets sold in 25 countries.