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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...)

Opera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonOpera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
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...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and 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. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the stunning new production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and 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. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening TodayLyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition “Creating Carousel” at the Civic Opera House. It opens on today, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be open for all performances of Carousel through May 3. It is free to performance ticketholders. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Debuts CREATING CAROUSEL ExhibitionLyric Opera of Chicago Debuts CREATING CAROUSEL Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition 'Creating Carousel' at the Civic Opera House. It opens on Friday, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be open for all performances of Carousel through May 3. It is free to performance ticketholders. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe & Warren Jones to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 5/15Stephanie Blythe & Warren Jones to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents celebrated mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe in recital with pianist Warren Jones in a program of popular songs by Poulenc, Ferré, Brel, Britten, and Coward. One of the most respected and versatile artists of her generation, Ms. Blythe recently starred as Gertrude Stein in the world premiere production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Twenty-Seven, an opera commissioned for her by the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In 2013, Innova Records released Ms. Blythe's first crossover album As Long as There are Songs, featuring selections from the Great American Songbook arranged together with pianist Craig Terry. Together Ms. Blythe and Mr. Jones have performed recitals in major concert halls across the United States. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Briana Hunter of LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN at Opera In The HeightsBWW Interviews: Briana Hunter of LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN at Opera In The Heights
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Mar 27, 2015

When doing an interview with an artist I am in awe of their love and dedication for their craft. This month I had the pleasure to meet American mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter and our conversation went from traditional interview to old friends talking about their love for the classics. Our mutual love for Bizet's masterpiece CARMEN and love for Audra McDonald made this interview go very quickly. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. The recital is on March 21 at 2pm at the National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets are $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Art Song Preservation Society website at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org (more...)

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