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Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELSPegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe ConcertColin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New TunesGunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages SeriesDes Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National TourAdam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This FallEDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Aria Umezawa will stage the program, featuring works by Bizet, Bernstein, Donizetti, Offenbach, Mozart, J. Strauss, Puccini, Berlioz, Britten, Humperdinck, Flotow, Glück, and Rossini. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2016 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas MeachemSan Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas Meachem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the inaugural 'Emerging Star of the Year' competition. Lucas Meachem, the American baritone who performed the role of Figaro inThe Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Fall 2015, was named '2016 Emerging Star of the Year' based on a popular vote conducted online and through social media. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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 company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Southwark Playhouse in AugustTHERESE RAQUIN to Open at Southwark Playhouse in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Celia Dugua and Secret/Heart Theatre will present THERÈSE RAQUIN, based on the novel by Emile Zola at Southwark Playhouse this autumn. Sebastian Harcombe will direct the production, running Thursday 11 August - Saturday 3 September 2016. Press night is set for Monday, 15 August 2016. (more...)

ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.   (more...)

ALEXANDER'S FEAST to Open LA Master Chorale 'Hidden Handel' ProjectALEXANDER'S FEAST to Open LA Master Chorale 'Hidden Handel' Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, transforms Walt Disney Concert Hall into a festive banquet hall in the ancient Persian city of Persepolis for two immersive performances of eminent director Trevore Ross's semi-staged production of Handel's Alexander's Feast, created for the LA Master Chorale to launch its multi-year 'Hidden Handel' project on Saturday, April 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 17, 2016, 7 pm. (more...)

Paulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro RealPaulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro Real
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2016

El ganador de un Tony en 2008 por SOUTH PACIFIC, Paulo Szot, ofrecera un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra el proximo 22 de octubre en el Teatro Real. (more...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the MetNew Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

MIRANDO THE GAY TEMPEST to Play The Lion and Unicorn TheatreMIRANDO THE GAY TEMPEST to Play The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Award-winning Theatre North bring their exuberant one-man adaptation of  THE TEMPEST to the newly re-opened Lion and Unicorn Theatre for a two week run, presenting a distinctive blend of physical theatre and Shakespeare's gloriously romantic text in intimate surroundings. (more...)

THE TEMPEST to Play Theatre NorthTHE TEMPEST to Play Theatre North
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on…." Award-winning Theatre North bring their exuberant one-man adaptation of THE TEMPEST to the leading off-West End Jermyn Street Theatre, presenting a distinctive blend of physical theatre and Shakespeare's gloriously romantic text for one performance only on Valentines Day. (more...)

Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday PresentationMet Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Rosina; David Portillo and Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva; Elliot Madore and David Pershall as Figaro; Valeriano Lanchas as Dr. Bartolo; and Robert Pomakov as Don Basilio. Antony Walker conducts all nine performances of the opera, which runs through January 2. (more...)

Daniel Gortler, Lauren Flanigan & David Adam Moore to Perform at Jewish Museum, 12/10Daniel Gortler, Lauren Flanigan & David Adam Moore to Perform at Jewish Museum, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

 The Jewish Museum will present The Word: Spoken, Sung, and Played, a concert featuring acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler with internationally renowned vocalists Lauren Flanigan (as narrator) and David Adam Moore (baritone) in a performance of Johannes Brahms's The Fair Magelone  (Die schone Magelone) on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm. During the second half of the program, soprano Lauren Flanigan will sing Luciano Berio's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' from Epifanie with Daniel Gortler. This will be Ms. Flanigan's first public New York City performance since 2010 when she was diagnosed with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). To conclude, Mr. Gortler, who has delighted audiences and critics with his concerts around the world and received praise for his technical mastery and musical ingenuity, will perform Franz Schubert's Three Piano Pieces for solo piano. (more...)

Actor's Express to Focus on Local Playwrights with THRESHOLD Festival, 12/5-6Actor's Express to Focus on Local Playwrights with THRESHOLD Festival, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Actor's Express presents THRESHOLD, a new festival of new play readings December 5-6, 2016. This year's festival focuses on works by local playwrights. (more...)

Marc Kudisch's BARITONES UNBOUND Heads to the Royal George This WinterMarc Kudisch's BARITONES UNBOUND Heads to the Royal George This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists. (more...)

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