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Excerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the play's Broadway premiere. Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman TheatreJudy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

Stephen Costello Leads Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met Opera, 3/3-18Stephen Costello Leads Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met Opera, 3/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

As Opera News notes in a "Spotlight" double-page spread in the just-published February issue, Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello is now "at the top of his game." This spring, marking his house title role debut, he headlines Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (March 3-18) at New York's Metropolitan Opera, starring opposite Pretty Yende in Bartlett Sher's hit staging. By way of a preview, Costello and Yende will each sing romantic arias from the opera in a special Valentine's Day edition of WQXR'S Classical Beer Jam at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in downtown Manhattan, marking their first public appearance together (Feb 14). Opera lovers around the world can catch a live webcast of the performance on Facebook and WQXR.org. Meanwhile, the tenor may already be seen at the Met, channeling Frank Sinatra as the Duke of Mantua in Michael Mayer's Vegas setting of Verdi's Rigoletto (Jan 20-Feb 4), to which, last year, the New York Times found his "bright tenor … perfectly suited." (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Host Launch Event for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTheatre for a New Audience to Host Launch Event for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will participate in The Ghostlight Project, which was conceived by a group of theatre artists in response to the Presidential election, and which aims to unitemembers of the theatre community nationwide in resisting intolerance and working to support vulnerable communities.  (more...)

Michele Selene Ang, Enid Graham & More Will Lead LCT3's BULL IN A CHINA SHOPMichele Selene Ang, Enid Graham & More Will Lead LCT3's BULL IN A CHINA SHOP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Michele Selene Ang, Enid Graham, Lizbeth Mackay, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Ruibo Qian will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner, to be directed by Lee Sunday Evans.  BULL IN A CHINA SHOP  will begin performancesSaturday evening, February 11, open on Wednesday, March 1, and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 26 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Peterborough Players brings the World's Finest to Peterborough this WeekendPeterborough Players brings the World's Finest to Peterborough this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????As part of their Arts on Screen Season, which includes the world's finest performances streamed in high definition to their theatre on Hadley Road, the Peterborough Players will present 2 screenings this weekend. (more...)

Director Bartlett Sher and STG Founder Ida Cole to Chat THE KING AND I and More in SeattleDirector Bartlett Sher and STG Founder Ida Cole to Chat THE KING AND I and More in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Seattle is near and dear to the hearts of two important theatre aficionados - director Bartlett Sher (Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! and many more) and Ida Cole, who, in 1994 purchased the ailing Paramount Theatre and brought it back to life, and then founded Seattle Theatre Group. (more...)

BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the MetBWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 15, 2017

There's some famous and gorgeous music in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE—Juliet's waltz, Romeo's “Ah, leve-toi, soleil” and a number of duets —but this is definitely not one of those operas where the title characters can take turns with the showpieces but never look each other in the eye. Luckily, that wasn't the case with Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in the Met's new Bartlett Sher production, where they lit some fires at Tuesday's performance. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will play at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans beginning fall 2017. (more...)

Emmy Winner Travis Wall Brings New Show to Bay Area 3/22Emmy Winner Travis Wall Brings New Show to Bay Area 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TRAVIS WALL. the Emmy Award winning choreographer ('So You Think You Can Dance') and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced national tour dates for the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain.  This groundbreaking live performance will come to the Bay Area for one appearance only: 7:30pm,March 22, at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd. Tickets ($39 - $79) are available at www.SanJoseTheaters.orgor (408) 792-4111. Additional information on the show can be found at www.ShapingSoundCo.com. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center TheaterDominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau.  PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

THE KING AND I Comes to Seattle 1/24THE KING AND I Comes to Seattle 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I that will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from January 24 through February 3, 2017. (more...)

Lena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGELena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Omar Metwally, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl.  The production, which will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, begins previews Thursday, February 23 and opens on Monday, March 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

Warner Theatre's Met Opera: Live in HD Season Continues with ROMEO ET JULIETTEWarner Theatre's Met Opera: Live in HD Season Continues with ROMEO ET JULIETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Warner Theatre's 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season continues with Gounod's Romeo et Juliette in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, January 21 at 12:55 pm. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada TheatreDevin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Take Tradition on the Road in 2018Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Take Tradition on the Road in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof will end its run on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00PM. This revival will have played a total of 463 performances when it gives its final bow. Just confirmed, a National Tour is planned beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

The Met Opera's ROMEO ET JUILIETTE to Screen Live in HD at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Opera's ROMEO ET JUILIETTE to Screen Live in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series presents a live in HD screening of Gounoud's Romeo et Juliette on Saturday, January 21 at 12:55 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: The Wondrous and Brilliant National Tour of Broadway's 2015 Revival of THE KING AND I Docks Splendiferously at the PantagesBWW Review: The Wondrous and Brilliant National Tour of Broadway's 2015 Revival of THE KING AND I Docks Splendiferously at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Dec 19, 2016

A friend referred to The King and I as a war horse, an old chestnut, for it has surely surpassed time as an enduring musical classic, but upon seeing it again, one realizes just how potent, vibrant and topical a piece it truly is. Musicals of such depth and perspective with a keen eye to the future seem to be a thing of the past. Yes, it's a love story at the core, an unlikely one, but with many, many more levels. It entails issues of race, slavery, the urgency for a king of a tiny uncivilized kingdom to change his primitive, barbaric ways, and for his children to receive a truthful education as he embarks on assimilating 19th century Siam to western culture and civilization...and to repeat, it's a bigger-than-life love story that has become eternally revered not only for its music but for its intolerance of bigotry of any type. In this 2015 Broadway revival, currently onstage at the Hollywood Pantages Theater, nothing is lost; every gorgeous detail is present, and the story of Anna and The King is radiantly performed through January 21, 2017. In short, this production is a stunner. (more...)

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