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Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next SeasonLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold. (more...)

Sundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross FoundationSundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for the 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, February 2-20. The retreat is one of the 25 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content, and is made possible through the generosity of the Ucross Foundation. Over 90 Sundance artists have benefitted from time at Ucross Foundation including Charlayne Woodard, Jeanine Tesori, Doug Wright, Annie Baker, Adam Guettel, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Tanya Saracho. (more...)

Toshi Reagon, Sarah Silverman, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubToshi Reagon, Sarah Silverman, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, January 20-31, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This WinterNew Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Rob Ashford-Helmed CARMEN & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2016-17 SeasonMY FAIR LADY, Rob Ashford-Helmed CARMEN & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis confirmed today the repertoire and casting for the company's 2016/17 season - the second season that they have fully planned together.   (more...)

Daniel Smith, World's Most Recorded Bassoon Soloist, Dies at 77Daniel Smith, World's Most Recorded Bassoon Soloist, Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Daniel Smith, who was one of the few bassoonists recording and performing in both Jazz and Classical music, described as the "Gerry Mulligan of The Bassoon", in the world of Jazz and the "Rampal of The Bassoon" in classical music, dies at 77 on December 19, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 12/6/2015 - 12/13/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 12/6/2015 - 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 12/6/2015 - 12/13/2015. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere, 4/1/16Opera Philadelphia's Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere, 4/1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  The engagement marks the first time opera will be performed on the Apollo Theater stage, and the first time Opera Philadelphia will play New York.  (more...)

Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere in April 2016Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere in April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  The engagement marks the first time opera will be performed on the Apollo Theater stage, and the first time Opera Philadelphia will play New York.  (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD Receives a New York Premiere at the Apollo, 4/3CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD Receives a New York Premiere at the Apollo, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD receives a New York premiere, Friday, April 1 at 8PM & Sunday, April 3 at 3PM. (more...)

SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY to Open in Select NY & L.A. TheatersSOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY to Open in Select NY & L.A. Theaters
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Packed with thrilling music, SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY, is a feature documentary about a gifted alto sax player and Charlie Parker's protégé, Frank Morgan. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea DeLaria Talks HOUSE OF DAVID, Jazz, and ConcertsBWW Interview: Lea DeLaria Talks HOUSE OF DAVID, Jazz, and Concerts
by David Clarke - Nov 24, 2015

Lea DeLaria, the television, stage, and music star who is currently best known as Carrie 'Big Boo' Black in the hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, recently released HOUSE OF DAVID: DELARIA + BOWIE = JAZZ. The innovative album earned strong reviews, and she has been treating New York audiences to live performances of the record. To get the inside scoop on the record and concerts, I recently chatted with DeLaria. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

'CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' On Vinyl Available Today On Savoy Jazz'CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' On Vinyl Available Today On Savoy Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

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CRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday RushCRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday Rush
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2015

Turkeys are on-sale at your local supermarket, so there's no better way to know Thanksgiving is just around the corner - yep, less than two weeks away! - which means that local theater companies will be unleashing their holiday season productions with enough productions of A Christmas Story (both the musical and the play), It's A Wonderful Life and Ebenezer Scrooge-led shows that you could shake a stick at! (more...)

SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY Film to Hit NYC, LA This DecemberSOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY Film to Hit NYC, LA This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY, a film by N.C. Heikin, will open in New York at The IFC Center on December 2nd and in LA at Laemmle on December 18th. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Thus, we are happy to present the return of one our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make BelieveCRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make Believe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2015

Halloween's all done in, there are still three weeks ahead before we officially give thanks, and Christmas - and all its accompanying frenzy and frivolity - is about seven weeks away! So what's there to do for all the theatrical types jonesing for a trip to make believe? Plenty! Theater companies all over middle Tennessee are showing off their best and brightest, with a number of eagerly anticipated shows opening this weekend and/or continuing from their earlier opening nights and next Tuesday there's a sparkling new Broadway musical swinging through Music City to entertain you… (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Archie Shepp Chosen as 2016 NEA Jazz MasterArchie Shepp Chosen as 2016 NEA Jazz Master
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Archie Shepp has just announced his selection as a 2016 NEA Jazz Master. (more...)

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