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Opera Philadelphia Launches BREAKING THE WAVES, 3/29Opera Philadelphia Launches BREAKING THE WAVES, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

When Opera Philadelphia's new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film,Breaking the Waves made its world premiere in September 2016, the New York Times declared the opera "ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct.' (more...)

HERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOXHERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 21 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Cathedral of St. John, Manhattan School of Music, And Ontario Society of NY Present Britten's WAR REQUIEM, 4/6-7Cathedral of St. John, Manhattan School of Music, And Ontario Society of NY Present Britten's WAR REQUIEM, 4/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Cathedral of St. John the Divine...will present Benjamin Britten's powerful invocation of the perils of battle, the War Requiem on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 and Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches Free BREAKING THE WAVES Audio StreamOpera Philadelphia Launches Free BREAKING THE WAVES Audio Stream
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

When Opera Philadelphia's new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film, Breaking the Waves made its world premiere in September 2016, the New York Times declared the opera "ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct," and Opera News said it "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet produced." It has since earned an International Opera Award nomination for Best World Premiere and made its New York debut with Beth Morrison Projects' Prototype Festival to continued acclaim. (more...)

Repast Baroque Ensemble presents HANDEL AND THE VOICERepast Baroque Ensemble presents HANDEL AND THE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Repast Baroque Ensemble will be in concert on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 - 8:00 PM both days, performing Handel and the Voice, March 17 at McKinney Chapel @ First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, between Clinton St. & Monroe Pl. in Brooklyn Heights and March 18 at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St. in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: Experience the Timeless Magic of the New Vic's THE AGING MAGICIANBWW Review: Experience the Timeless Magic of the New Vic's THE AGING MAGICIAN
by Kristen Morale - Mar 7, 2017

In association with Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt, The Aging Magician now celebrates its off Broadway premiere with The New 42nd Street at the New Victory Theater - a theater dedicated to providing children with quality (and usually fantastic) productions in the very heart of Times Square. The Aging Magician is a sensuous piece that is as much a feast for the mind as it is a tug to the heartstrings. It is enigmatic, almost like being lost in a Tim Burton inspired circus with a need to explain the sadness of nostalgia, mixed in with the wonder of keeping those memories alive; it is a show that is perhaps more magical to adults than to children, adults who can understand the almost ethereal pull of a past one does not wish to be gone. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial WeekKennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a weeklong celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, the late President John F. Kennedy-whose 100th birthday would have been May 29, 2017. The Center kicked off its Centennial celebration last May, and by the end of 2017, will have presented a suite of more than 50 distinct programs inspired by five ideals often ascribed to President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Special performances fromMay 23-29, 2017 span theater programs, dance, music, and the return of the Center's popular Open House, which all memorialize the life and legacy of America's 35th President. Highlights include performances by DJ Spooky, Yo-Yo Ma with the National Symphony Orchestra, the world premieres of Kennedy Center commissions by composer Mason Bates and Company E, and special Open House performances by Bandaloop, Flexn, and others. Additional programs through 2017 will be announced at a future date. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NYMusic-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Unveils Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts CenterAntaeus Theatre Company Unveils Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company will name its new venue at 110 E. Broadway in the City of Glendale the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in honor of the Gindlers' $1 million capital campaign contribution and long-standing patronage. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKINGLyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

Opera-Theater Work AGING MAGICIAN, Featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Coming to New Victory TheaterOpera-Theater Work AGING MAGICIAN, Featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Coming to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Co-created by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (Hedwig and the Angry Inch; The Addams Family; Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999; Wolves in the Walls, New Vic 2007), Grammy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rinde Eckert (Renee Fleming VOICES, Orpheus X, Horizon, And God Created Great Whales) and composer and National Sawdust and VisionIntoArt Director Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh, Labyrinth Installation Concertos, The Hubble Cantata), Aging Magician makes its Off-Broadway Premiere at The New Victory Theater from March 3-12, 2017. (more...)

LA Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season!LA Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Placido Domingo has announced LA Opera's 2017/18 season, which is filled with magnificent productions of classic favorites and treasured rarities that may be new to you. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE at the Taube Atrium TheaterSF Opera Lab Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE at the Taube Atrium Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents composer Ted Hearne's universally acclaimed digital-age oratorio The Source, drawn from the contents of Chelsea Manning's WikiLeaks release and called 'some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory-from any genre" by Pitchfork. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2017-18 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek 's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This WeekPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)

Sarah Small, Vanessa Walters, Wade McCullom's SECONDARY DOMINANCE Joins Prototype FestivalSarah Small, Vanessa Walters, Wade McCullom's SECONDARY DOMINANCE Joins Prototype Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Sarah Small, master of sonic moving images, multi-genre artist and creator of The Delirium Constructions, invites you to an evening of highly improbable intimacy exploring the interpersonal quests of diverse personalities. In 13 micro-movements, she synthesizes genres from Balkan folk to contemporary chamber, industrial, renaissance, rock, rap, and punk, while interweaving live and recorded electronics, Chinese sheng, strings, winds, and densely packed vocals. Working in her signature Tableau Vivant form, the music is complemented by gestural choreography and projections, including the world premiere of Black Sea Hotel's first music video. Secondary Dominance is a unique multimedia experience that unfolds as lush living pictures rife with honesty and mistakes, ferocity and hilarity.  (more...)

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