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Tanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford EastTanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Award-winning writer Tanika Gupta returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East to debut her hilarious and uplifting new comedy LOVE N STUFF on the Main Stage - three years after its first successful run in the Studio. Love N Stuff audience favourite Rina Fatania returns to play the role of Bindi and will be joined by new lead Nicholas Khan in the role of Mansoor. This funny, fast-paced and engaging show sees two actors playing a breathtaking 20 characters and is set to have audiences laughing out loud. Directed and designed by Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) the show will run from Friday 3 June until Saturday 25 June. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVISA.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

BERKELEY, CA (March 22, 2016) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphonyclose their 2015-16 season Thursday, May 5 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall with the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein Symphony, which the Orchestra co-commissioned with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Violinist Simone Porter makes her first appearance in the Bay Area, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Rarely does a discerning lover of the pipe organ have the opportunity to hear three full-scale organ concerti in a single program. On Sunday, April 10th, at 5:00pm, graduate students from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester will present a program of works by three composers, spanning almost 200 years.  (more...)

Split Britches to Present Series of Workshops Across the UK This SpringSplit Britches to Present Series of Workshops Across the UK This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Led by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, New York-based duo Split Britches has transformed the queer art scene over the last thirty years with satirical gender-bending performances. Having challenged convention at every stage of their careers, Split Britches are now set to disrupt the way we think about getting old, as they present a series of workshops and performances across the country from  11 March - 16 April, and prepare to launch a Public Service Announcement via YouTube on sexually transmitted diseases within the ageing population. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Kronos Quartet, 4/2Carnegie Hall to Welcome Kronos Quartet, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the pioneering Kronos Quartet in a program of new works, including two world premieres, on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Aleksandra Vrebalov's open-form piece, My Desert, My Rose, and Yotam Haber's South Africa-inspired break_break_break will receive their world premieres. The program also includes New York premieres of works by Nicole Lizee, N. Rajam, Wu Man, Karin Rehnqvist, Fode Lassana Diabate, and Albert Behar. A new arrangement by Jacob Garchik of 'Baba O'Reilly,' Pete Townshend's classic song for The Who, is also featured. Guest artists include kantele (Finnish zither) player Ritva Koistinen and electronic artist Philip White. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)

Timo Andres & Gabriel Kahane to Perform at Zankel Hall, 4/7Timo Andres & Gabriel Kahane to Perform at Zankel Hall, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents a joint concert by Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane-composers, performers, and long-time friends-on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The program encompasses music from the past four centuries with vocal and piano works by J.S. Bach, Charles Ives, Benjamin Britten, Jerome Kern, Thomas Ades, and Andrew Norman, along with the New York premieres of new works the composers have written for each other. A pre-concert talk will be held in Zankel Hall with Kahane, Andres, and Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Harry Bicket to Conduct Mercury on Valentine's Day WeekendHarry Bicket to Conduct Mercury on Valentine's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

A Valentine's experience like no other, Mercury performs all of Bach's gleaming Orchestral Suites with internationally acclaimed guest conductor Harry Bicket on February 13, 2016 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater.  Written over many years, the four Orchestral Suites (BWV 1066-1069), are filled with some of Bach's most recognizable and beloved melodies.  This performance is a part of the 2016 Houston Early Music Festival (HEMF), generously funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts.  To purchase tickets or HEMF festival passes, or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

From February 23 to May 22, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents In Time (The Rhythm of the Workshop): Andreas Bunte, Denis Côté, Daniel Eisenberg and Varvara & Mar. (more...)

Michael Gira of Swans Announces Solo TourMichael Gira of Swans Announces Solo Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Michael Gira of Swans has announced a London performance at the Barbican on March 30, 2016. The solo London date, his first since 2013's performance at the Church of St John at Hackney, is part of a European tour through March and April (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Offer Students Free Livestream Viewings of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURECheek By Jowl to Offer Students Free Livestream Viewings of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Cheek by Jowl today announce their plans to offer free livestream viewings of their production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure to students, via their school, college or higher education institution. Cheek by Jowl's latest Russian-language work of Measure for Measure has been co-produced with Moscow's Pushkin Theatre and in May was filmed at their London base at the Barbican Centre, of which they are Artistic Associates. The stream attracted over 6,000 people worldwide. (more...)

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film SeriesDavid Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that London's Barbican Centre has just announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January. (more...)

Frank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL FestivalFrank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

As part of the eleventh edition of the COIL Festival, Performance Space 122, in partnership with Paradise Factory, present the New York premiere of The Holler Sessions, written and performed by Seattle-based performer Frank Boyd in collaboration with the TEAM. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

Christina Sajous, Justin Matthew Sargent & More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Workshops; Hunter Foster to DirectChristina Sajous, Justin Matthew Sargent & More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Workshops; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Hunter Foster, will be presented the Ars Nova Loft (511 West 54th Street) as a special industry reading on Thursday, December 3 at 3:00 PM and Friday, December 4 at 3:00 PM. The cast includes Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Elena Ricardo (Mamma Mia!), Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me, American Idiot), Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). Industry members interested in attending should email OkayBetterBest@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE TonightMinnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (tonight, November 14 - 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. (more...)

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