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BWW Review: US/THEM, National TheatreBWW Review: US/THEM, National Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 23, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary hour of storytelling that releases the human spirit from its physical incarceration. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in SpringThree New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex. (more...)

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Second Season, Featuring ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 8/26, 29, 9/1Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Second Season, Featuring ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 8/26, 29, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) proudly announces its second season, featuring a new production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. Performances will be Saturday, August 26; Tuesday, August 29; and Friday, September 1 at 7:30PM at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents FOCUS ON JOHN SINGER SARGENT PAINTING And TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)The Jewish Museum Presents FOCUS ON JOHN SINGER SARGENT PAINTING And TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDIHouston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

HGO to Conclude 2017 Winter Season with Verdi's 'Mighty' REQUIEMHGO to Conclude 2017 Winter Season with Verdi's 'Mighty' REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

Widely recognized as one of the most dramatic works written in the form of the Christian liturgy, Verdi's mighty REQUIEM differs from those of other composers in that it demands operatic performing forces; it has been called 'an opera in disguise.' (more...)

BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Lyric's world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto - recorded in Chicago last January - will air nationally on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9pm CST on PBS (Check local listings). B (more...)

Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKINMatt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited Presents CHARLIE PARKER YARDBIRD OPERA, 3/24Lyric Unlimited Presents CHARLIE PARKER YARDBIRD OPERA, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and Lyric Unlimited are proud to present the Chicago Premiere of a jazz-infused operatic event, Charlie Parker's Yardbird - A Chamber Concert. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Inside Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in ManilaPhoto Exclusive: Inside Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 11, 2016

Broadway star Andrew Keenan-Bolger sang not one, but three Tagalog Christmas songs: the exuberant 'Pasko Na Naman,' the heartbreaking 'Sana Ngayong Pasko,' and the tongue-twisting 'Kumukutikutitap' that thrilled the audience at his concert, 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' held last night at Bonifacio Global City's newest performance venue, the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving ImageGroundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAGIC FLUTE, Opening Tomorrow at the Lyric OperaPhoto Flash: First Look at THE MAGIC FLUTE, Opening Tomorrow at the Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Mozart's enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil. The Magic Flute opens tomorrow, December 10, with eleven performances through January 27 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETYBWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETY
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2016

While the work of director John Doyle has been a frequent presence at Classic Stage Company for the past few years, his tenure as the company's artistic director gets off to an impressive start this season with a crisp and engaging world premiere production of Tom Schulman's DEAD POETS SOCIETY. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICESalon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 SeasonThe Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Newly appointed Artistic Director of France's La Colline - national theatre, Wajdi Mouawad comes to Philadelphia with his internally acclaimed performance. (more...)

BWW Review: AKEELAH AND THE BEE at Wheelock Family TheatreBWW Review: AKEELAH AND THE BEE at Wheelock Family Theatre
by Rishka Mehra - Nov 8, 2016

In the opening of its 36th season, The Wheelock Family Theatre showcases a production that pushes viewers to test the bounds of their own potentials and work hard to pursue their passions. WFT's Akeelah and the Bee not only presents messages of resilience, tenacity, and perseverance in the face of adversity, but it also highlights the importance of garnering support through communal relationships and fostering a sense of self by understanding the obstacles of the surrounding world. A powerful story punctuated by humor, WFT's production of Akeelah and the Bee triumphs in its ability to include the audience in a narrative where the courage of a child instills hope in others. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.   (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the StopsBWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the Stops
by Gary Laird - Nov 2, 2016

HGO's production of Gounod's FAUST puts the 'grand' in grand opera. The current production has all the bells and whistles - a timeless story, a top-notch cast, the costumes, sets and lighting of an all-out extravaganza. In short, it has everything the word 'opera' conjures up. And it's at the Wortham, all for you. (more...)

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