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BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Victor Wallace Takes Us Back to the Paris OperaBWW Interview: PHANTOM's Victor Wallace Takes Us Back to the Paris Opera
by Jamie McGonnigal - June 29, 2016

Bigger and better than ever before! This fresh and dazzling production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennial classic comes to D.C. as part of a brand-new North American tour. Cast member Victor Wallace t... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the compan... (more...)


Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident ArtistsLyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
June 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor... (more...)


Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15
June 26, 2016

Gregory Harrell is bringing his show LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS to Don't Tell Mama on August 15th at 7pm. The performance will feature songs by Bette Midler, David Yazbek, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, T... (more...)


Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th AnniversaryPatti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
June 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since ... (more...)


Stephanie Blythe to Perform in Concert at The Glimmerglass Festival, 8/5Stephanie Blythe to Perform in Concert at The Glimmerglass Festival, 8/5
June 24, 2016

Stephanie Blythe will perform in concert at The Glimmerglass Festival on Friday, August 5, at 4:30 p.m. The mezzo-soprano replaces Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position... (more...)


Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for Site-Specific RAGTIME Concert on Ellis IslandLaura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for Site-Specific RAGTIME Concert on Ellis Island
June 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime will receive a one-night site-specific developmental concert on Ellis Island on August 8, 2016. An all-star cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway veterans including ... (more...)


The Ramblin Jug Stompers Headed to Bridge Street TheatreThe Ramblin Jug Stompers Headed to Bridge Street Theatre
June 22, 2016

GET STOMPERIZED! It's Ladies' Choice, womenfolk! Nab you a partner and head on over to the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill for some old school good times this 4th ... (more...)


BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 SeasonBREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
June 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1). (more...)


Tickets to Kristin Chenoweth Performance at Winspear Opera House on Sale 7/1Tickets to Kristin Chenoweth Performance at Winspear Opera House on Sale 7/1
June 22, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Live announced on June 20 that tickets for Kristin Chenoweth will go on sale Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Emmy® and Tony Award® -winning actress Kristin ... (more...)


BEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMFBEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMF
June 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce Josh Davis (Beautiful) will play Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, fa... (more...)


Margo Seibert and More to Star in O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference ReadingsMargo Seibert and More to Star in O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference Readings
June 21, 2016

Casting and directors have been announced for the eight new plays in development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference next month. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA TourBWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - June 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt a... (more...)


New York City Ballet to Host 2016 Fall Gala in SeptemberNew York City Ballet to Host 2016 Fall Gala in September
June 20, 2016

On September 20, 2016, New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center with the fifth anniversary of its annual Fall Fashion Gala, featuring an evening of world premiere ballets cr... (more...)


BWW Review:  Uplifting and Fun, but Ultimately Disappointing KINKY BOOTS Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Uplifting and Fun, but Ultimately Disappointing KINKY BOOTS Plays Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - June 18, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/17; SPRING AWAKENING in Pittsburgh, LEGALLY BLONDE in Sacramento and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/17; SPRING AWAKENING in Pittsburgh, LEGALLY BLONDE in Sacramento and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 17, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Sacramento, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include SPRING AWAKE... (more...)


HAMILTON National Tour Coming to Denver During 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON National Tour Coming to Denver During 2017-18 Season
June 17, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play the Buell Theatre as part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017/18 Broadway subscription series, it was announced today by pro... (more...)


Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Perform with The Cincinnati Pops Later This MonthTony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Perform with The Cincinnati Pops Later This Month
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The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. (more...)


Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
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Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidiscipl... (more...)


'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Sets 2016-17 North American Tour Route: Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle & More!'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Sets 2016-17 North American Tour Route: Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle & More!
June 15, 2016

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. (more...)


Rene Orth Appointed Composer-in-Residence at Opera PhiladelphiaRene Orth Appointed Composer-in-Residence at Opera Philadelphia
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BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERSBWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS
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Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 SeasonLong Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season
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Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's (LBO) 2017 season. “LBO's  38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California,” said Mitisek. “We'll bring s... (more...)


Spiro Veloudos to Direct THE GOLD at NYMFSpiro Veloudos to Direct THE GOLD at NYMF
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