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EUGENE ONEGIN Opens this Sunday at Lyric Opera of ChicagoEUGENE ONEGIN Opens this Sunday at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

An unforgettable romantic story of unrequited love and its unintended consequences returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago Feb. 26 -Mar. 20 for eight performances. For those who know Tchaikovsky's ballets Nutcracker and Swan Lake but not his operas,Eugene Onegin is a wonder and revelation. The glorious music brings Pushkin's poetic tale to life brilliantly in a beautiful production with a terrific international cast. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited And Lyric Opera of Chicago Present Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 3/24Lyric Unlimited And Lyric Opera of Chicago Present Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and Lyric Unlimited are proud to present the Chicago premiere of a jazz-infused operatic event, Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD. Directed by Ron Daniels, this 90-minute chamber opera by Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette A. Wimberly explores the extraordinary life of legendary jazz saxophonistCharlie Parker. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CABARET Makes A Timely Return To The Australian Stage As Beneath The Delicious Debauchery Of Weimar Germany It Remains Frightfully CurrentBWW REVIEW: CABARET Makes A Timely Return To The Australian Stage As Beneath The Delicious Debauchery Of Weimar Germany It Remains Frightfully Current
by Jade Kops - Feb 5, 2017

Having celebrated 50 years since CABARET debuted in New York on 20th November 1966, the return to the stage of this love story, set against the transition from the Hedonistic days of the Weimar Republic to the early days of the Nazi Germany, is both entertaining and a timely reminder to a world facing an uncertain future. (more...)

Julie Taymor Has Her Eyes on ACROSS THE UNIVERSE for Future Stage AdaptationJulie Taymor Has Her Eyes on ACROSS THE UNIVERSE for Future Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

According to Variety, during a panel on Broadway's THE LION KING, Julie Taymor was asked what film she wants to bring to the stage next. 'Across the Universe,' she said. 'It belongs onstage.' (more...)

Dixon Place to Present Pinocchio Themed PIN AND THE BLUE FAIRYDixon Place to Present Pinocchio Themed PIN AND THE BLUE FAIRY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

PIN* AND THE BLUE FAIRY is a new play in development with OUTLIERS Theatre Co, based on Collodi's classic The Adventures of Pinocchio. The play examines the wooden puppet's journey to become a proper boy through the eyes of a contemporary trans teenager named Blue. As Blue attempts to find their own path, they turn to Pin's tale, and their stories intertwine in a search for understanding, transformation, and personal truth. (more...)

80s Icon Tami Stronach Does JACK AND THE BEANSTALK in NYC80s Icon Tami Stronach Does JACK AND THE BEANSTALK in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Child-like Empress from 'Never-Ending Story' is back! Tami Stronach, 30 years on, is putting together a new album and show for families and children - with the album set to launch next month, and the show set to kick off in New York on February 4.  (more...)

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...)

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