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Photo Coverage: First Look at English National Opera's MADAM BUTTERFLYPhoto Coverage: First Look at English National Opera's MADAM BUTTERFLY
by Roy Tan - May 18, 2016

MADAM BUTTERFLY is one of opera's most enduring tales of unrequited love. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets, Anthony Minghella's Olivier Award-winning production has been hailed as 'the most beautiful show of the year' (Sunday Telegraph). (more...)

International Opera Awards 2016 Winners AnnouncedInternational Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation – a trust which aims to help those at the start of their opera careers. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2016 Season Opens with U.S. Premiere of Bizet's CARMENSan Francisco Opera's Summer 2016 Season Opens with U.S. Premiere of Bizet's CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2016 Season at the War Memorial Opera House opens May 27 with Georges Bizet's Carmen. Opera's ultimate femme fatale returns in a bold staging by the daring Catalan opera and theater director Calixto Bieito in his U.S. opera debut. Mezzo-sopranos Irene Roberts and Ginger Costa-Jackson star in the passionate title role. In a casting change announced today, tenor Brian Jagde, originally scheduled to star as Don Jose in six of Carmen's eleven performances running through July 3, will now sing the role for all performances except May 28, which will be sung by Adam Diegel. Jagde and Diegel replace tenor Maxim Aksenov, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. San Francisco Opera also returns to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, for a free live simulcast of Carmen on July 2. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO**PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

UK's Leading Dance Organisations Join Forces in East LondonUK's Leading Dance Organisations Join Forces in East London
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

A collective of the UK's leading dance organisations - East London Dance, English National Ballet, Sadler's Wells and Studio Wayne McGregor - has announced a new collaborative initiative to drive a shared vision for East London to become a world-leading hub for dance. (more...)

Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tony Winner Alfie Boe stopped by this morning's 'Today' to perform the title song from Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. The actor recently stepped into the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in the production. (more...)

Wild, Untamed Flamenco Set for London's Peacock Theatre in ZIK'RWild, Untamed Flamenco Set for London's Peacock Theatre in ZIK'R
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

East meets West in ZIK'R, the sensational new flamenco fusion show created by, and starring, Karen Ruimy and Killing Joke bassist Youth, the show traces flamenco's journey from India to Spain. The show is coming to The Peacock, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT, with press night slated for Tuesday 14 June 2016. (more...)

Houston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER ProductionHouston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER Production
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of The Nutcracker which premieres on November 25, 2016. To build upon the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming production Houston Ballet's marketing team has devised a unique three-phase brand campaign to introduce audiences to the new look and feel of the ballet.   (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to PremiereHouston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of THE NUTCRACKER which premieres on November 25, 2016. (more...)

Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This FallATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Award-winning opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer will join ENO as Artistic Director from 1 August 2016. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic LineSTAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (more...)

Prince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This WeekendPrince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 April 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event -- SHAKESPEARE LIVE! (more...)

Jim Schubin and Brian Vu Win Top Prizes in 2016 Lotte Lenya CompetitionJim Schubin and Brian Vu Win Top Prizes in 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Jim Schubin of Plainsboro, NJ, and Brian Vu of Los Angeles, both earned top prizes in the 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 16, 2016 in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/15/2016 - PARAMOUR in Previews and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/15/2016 - PARAMOUR in Previews and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR begins previews on Saturday! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, recently took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Boe in action! (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

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