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The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Kennedy Center today announced casting for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Evita which runs in the Kennedy Center Opera House from September 30 to October 19, 2014. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago. The press opening night is Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Earlier this year, HGO gave the American premiere of the work in Houston with the same cast. There was special praise for the production and performances, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. New York magazine described David Pountney's staging as “a multi-story set so vivid you can practically smell the machine oil and coal smoke,” while the Financial Times said: “The production, imported from Houston, is imposing in every way.” The New York Times called the cast “flawless,” adding: “The conductor, Patrick Summers, drew a surging, textured, richly detailed performance of this challenging score (lasting three hours) from the inspired musicians of the Houston Grand Opera.” WQXR's Operavore summed up the import of the performances: “The Passenger shows how a Holocaust opera can hold the stage while examining important, complex issues—and could certainly point the way for future composers to deal with such important but delicate subject matter.” (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, ends its Broadway run today after 97 performances. The Cripple of Inishmaan originally opened on April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Enters Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, is now in its final week at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, Aug. 12-17. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, begins its final two weeks at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened to rave reviews on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe to Appear Tomorrow on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, will be interviewed tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11 on 'The View.' Locally, the program airs at 11:00AM on ABC7. Check your local listings. (more...)

Gentleman's Guide y Hedwig son los vencedores de los Tony 2014
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 08, 2014

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' (Mejor Direccion, Mejor Libreto, Mejor Vestuario y Mejor Musical) y 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Mejor Actor para Neil Patrick Harris, Mejor Actriz de reparto para Lena Hall, Mejor Iluminación y Mejor Revival de un musical) empatan, en una edicion facilmente olvidable. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

It's Tony Sunday! Your Guide to ALL About the 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's tonight! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

It's Almost Tony Night! Complete Guide to BWW Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 07, 2014

It's almost here! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday night, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kenneth Branagh & More Celebrate Opening Night of MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory
by Walter McBride - Jun 06, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory officially opened last night, June 5. Branagh is a five time Academy Award nominee and will be making his NY stage-debut in this production. The production also stars Alex Kingston who is well-known for her role in Doctor Who, as well as Richard Coyle, Scarlett Strallen, Tom Godwin, Edward Harrison, Dylan Clark Marshall, and Kate Tydman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Neil Doyle Battles in MACBETH
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 06, 2014

Doyle is part of an ensemble led by Sir Kenneth Branagh that will stage that Scottish play in the vast drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Plays
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 02, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for the theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Play and Best Revival of a Play categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the National Tour of EVITA, Coming to the Arsht Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America are pleased to present the national tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's passionate and elegant masterpiece EVITA. The Tony Award-winning musical will play at the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited engagement from tonight, May 27 - June 1, 2014. EVITA closes the Broadway in Miami 2013-2014 subscription season presented by Bank of America. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Chats THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN and More on CHARLIE ROSE
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, opened on Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The production will play a strictly limited run through Sunday, July 20. Radcliffe recently sat down for a feature interview on "Charlie Rose." Click below to watch the conversation! (more...)

DVR Alert: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe Appears Tonight on CHARLIE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, will be interviewed tonight on "Charlie Rose". Locally, the program airs at 11:00PM on PBS/WNET. Check your local listings. (more...)

BWW Awards Update - Under 2 Weeks to Go; Tight Races Between HEDWIG & LES MIZ, IF/THEN vs. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/17 with just 12 days to go in voting! (more...)

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