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Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Soprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardSoprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that soprano Janai Brugger is the 2016 winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award. The Award, which honors trailblazing contralto Marian Anderson's personal and humanitarian achievements, celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the vocal arts and who exhibits promise for a significant career. In addition to receiving a $10,000 cash prize, Ms. Brugger will perform a recital on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater and will establish an educational residency at the opera workshop program of Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: Louisville Year End - What We Saw On Stage This YearBWW Review: Louisville Year End - What We Saw On Stage This Year
by Keith Waits - Dec 28, 2015

BWW LOUISVILLE YEAR END REVIEW: What We Saw On Stage This Year (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration at The Town HallElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. Starring Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye, Vivian Reed, Little Annie, Gay Marshall, Molly Pope, Amber Martin, Aaron Weinstein and Meow Meow, the concert will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall(123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Kennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardKennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera are seeking nominations for The Marian Anderson Vocal Award, which celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the area of opera, oratorio, or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2015! (more...)

Dallas Opera Names Ekaterina Scherbachenko as Debut Artist of the YearDallas Opera Names Ekaterina Scherbachenko as Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

DALLAS, MAY 21, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: incandescent Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko. (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonAnnapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

(Annapolis, MD – May 15, 2015) Season tickets for new and renewing subscribers are now on sale for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ASO) 2015-16 Season.  The programs chosen by Music Director José-Luis Novo feature a stellar group of guest soloists and an intriguing selection of symphonic showpieces. (more...)

Denyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of FameDenyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

On May 13, top athletes, entertainers and business leaders will be inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame. (more...)

Matthew Zelle Names EVP at Park Avenue ArtistsMatthew Zelle Names EVP at Park Avenue Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Matthew Zelle has joined the executive team at Park Avenue Artists, the distinctive artist-management company. Zelle will hold the title of Executive Vice President at Park Avenue Artists (PAA), co-founded in 2011 by David Lai and Ross Michaels, who share the title of President. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELReview Roundup: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel opened on April 12 and continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale!Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. BroadwayWorld brings you an backstage look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Behind-the-Scenes of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL - Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, Jarrod Emick & More!Photo Flash: New Behind-the-Scenes of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL - Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, Jarrod Emick & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago.  Check out some new behind-the-scenes photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSELSTAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

The Chicago Tribune just unveiled an intimate video of Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale -- current stars of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL -- performing 'If I Loved You'. Click below to watch the duet! (more...)

Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' CouncilAilyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that soprano Ailyn Pérez has joined the organization's Artists' Council. Comprised of a distinguished group of Met artists from both past and present, all of whom share the Guild's mission to support the Metropolitan Opera and enhance the public's appreciation of the art form, the Artists' Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Guild board and staff, and, when possible, works actively on its programs. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Could CAROUSEL be the next Rodgers and Hammerstein revival to grace the Broadway stage? The cast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production hope so. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly HumanBWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly Human
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 12, 2015

When one of the world's major opera houses announced its plans to present the best-known works of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-season span, no one had reason to believe that the Lyric Opera of Chicago would present a 'Carousel' starring a slew of Broadway, television, opera and ballet stars alongside the cream of Chicago's theatrical and vocal talent (60 actors, singers and dancers in all), supported by an orchestra of 37 players, and all overseen by the same director and musical director who would bring 'The Sound of Music' and 'Peter Pan' to live television, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Walken and all. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015 – Opera Parallèle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ, a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies' riveting and mysterious The Lighthouse, and the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius. Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ will present their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center. Based on the life of African-American boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallèle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. The complete schedule of performances will be announced and tickets go on sale to the general public mid-July, 2015. For more information, visit www.operaparallele.org and www.sfjazz.org. Peter Maxwell Davies' three-character opera, The Lighthouse, based on the mysterious and unsolved disappearance of three people off the Scottish coast in 1900 will be given a new production April 29-May 1, 2016 at Z Space in San Francisco. The season will open with the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius entitled Amazing Grace, featuring San Francisco fourth graders and soloists, November 12-14, 2015, at a venue to be announced. For more information about the Opera Parallèle season, visit www.operaparallele.org . (more...)

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