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EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA to Play Chicagoland Area This MonthEL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA to Play Chicagoland Area This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past Is Never Finished), the brand-new mariachi opera commissioned by Lyric Unlimited, has its world-premiere performances in March. The opera reunites the team of José “Pepe” Martínez (music) and Leonard Foglia (librettist/director), who created the wildly successful Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, which had its first Chicago performances in 2013. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Continue Season with Experimental Plays Festival 'RISK IS THIS,' 5/17-6/15Cutting Ball Theater to Continue Season with Experimental Plays Festival 'RISK IS THIS,' 5/17-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with the adventurous RISK IS THIS…THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL, one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out NowOpera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's opera "27" will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to witness the artistic development of its three Composers in Residence as they participate in a Master Class conducted by acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw. This unique, “opera in the making” event, spotlighting new music being written composers Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, and David T. Little, takes place on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced initial Broadway casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Extends ANTIGONECutting Ball Theater Extends ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, Cutting Ball Theater announces that it will add an additional six performances of its current production of Sophocles' ANTIGONE. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA Collective are proud to present the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Christina Masciotti's newest work, Social Security. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Present Reading of A DREAM PLAY, 3/22Cutting Ball Theater to Present Reading of A DREAM PLAY, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

?The Cutting Ball Theater's Hidden Classics Reading Series continues with A DREAM PLAY by August Strindberg on March 22, 2015. (more...)

A MURDER OF CROWS Comes to the Cutting Ball Theater, 3/8A MURDER OF CROWS Comes to the Cutting Ball Theater, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Cutting Ball Theater's Hidden Classics Reading Series continues with A MURDER OF CROWS by Obie-winning playwright Mac Wellman, on March 8, 2015. (more...)

The Zimmerli Art Museum Presents MORE IN MARCHThe Zimmerli Art Museum Presents MORE IN MARCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers offers “More in March” with a dynamic schedule of programs and new exhibitions. In addition to the regular schedule of events during Art After Hours: First Tuesdays, the evening includes a special presentation of the talk “Vision Research: Interactions between Scientists and Artists.” For music lovers, the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra salon series and Music at the Museum invite audiences to explore music in new ways. For younger artists, Passport to Art and Drawing Club offer opportunities to get creative. Activities take place at the Zimmerli, located at 71 Hamilton Street in New Brunswick, on the Rutgers University College Avenue campus. Admission to the museum and public programs is free. Registration fees vary for classes and workshops. For more details, visit www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 CompaniesOPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development activities associated with a specific work being produced by an OPERA America Professional Company Member. (more...)

Jan Vogler, Pinchas Zukerman and More Set for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 2015-16 SeasonJan Vogler, Pinchas Zukerman and More Set for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra today announced its 43rd season at Carnegie Hall, opening with a premiere by Wolfgang Rihm performed with soloists Jan Vogler and Mira Wang on October 15 and closing with Pinchas Zukerman on March 19. Additional concerts feature Augustin Hadelich on December 5 and Khatia Buniatishvili on January 30. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of MaterialNY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of Material
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The fourth release of material in the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives - the multi-year initiative to digitize the Orchestra's extensive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation - has been completed, with all existing Philharmonic printed programs, from the first concert in 1842 to the present, now available online, and current printed programs being added every concert week. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERAOpera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. Devan and Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovarisannounced today, the carefully curated 2015-2016 lineup offers two new American operas: the East Coast Premiere of Cold Mountain, by composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer and starring the dream team of Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Jay Hunter Morris (February 2016); and the World Premiere of ANDY: A Popera, a Warhol-inspired opera-cabaret featuring a score by Dan Visconti and original songs by Heath Allen (September 2015). (more...)

George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced two key artistic personnel for the Company's world premiere commission, Dream of the Red Chamber by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (Madame Mao, The Silver River). Premiering Fall 2016 at the War Memorial Opera House, Dream of the Red Chamber will be conducted by American maestro George Manahan and staged by celebrated Taiwanese director Stan Lai in his Company debut. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum to Display New George Segal Exhibit, 2/14Zimmerli Art Museum to Display New George Segal Exhibit, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

New Brunswick, NJ – The inside of the artist's studio is seldom seen by the broader public. But the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers offers its audiences this rare opportunity through the exhibition George Segal in Black and White: Photographs by Donald Lokuta, which opens February 14, 2015. The show is accompanied by a catalogue of the same title. Lokuta met Segal in 1984 at the sculptor's studio, located on his family's farm in South Brunswick. The photographer soon returned to shoot a professional portrait, sparking an artistic alliance that would engage him for more than 16 years and result in nearly 15,000 negatives. The first selection of this two-part exhibition, through May 16, considers Segal inside and beyond his studio (with friends, family, and models), as well as the studio itself as subject. The second installment, on view May 23 to July 31, focuses on Segal at work on his iconic figures. The public is invited to Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on March 3 for a curator-led tour of the exhibition, as well as an opportunity to meet Donald Lokuta. The evening also features live music and Slide Jam, as well as the talk “Vision Research: Interactions between Scientists and Artists,” presented by Thomas Papathomas, who is a Rutgers Professor and the Busch Campus Dean. Admission is free. (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

PlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXYPlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, will present the world premiere of writer-director Aya Ogawa's Ludic Proxy, which PlayCo commissioned after producing Ogawa's translation of Toshiki Okada's play Enjoy (2010) to acclaim. (more...)

James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceJames Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, begins performances on Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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