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Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

UK's GAME Announces Initial Casting, Including Georgina BeedleUK's GAME Announces Initial Casting, Including Georgina Beedle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Game, Mike Bartlett's provocative new play, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether. The cast will include Georgina Beedle, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Kevin Harvey, Chloe Hesar, Jodie McNee, Mike Noble, Ben Righton, Richard Sumitro and Susan Wokoma. (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its exhilarating 57th season with the Kansas City premiere of composer Kevin Puts' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night, February 21, 25 and 27 and March 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLORHERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as 'the sport of the arts.' (more...)

VIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo ConcertVIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo Concert
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto is pleased to bring the first video in a series of acceptance speeches from our 2014 BroadwayWorld Award Winners! The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

John Adams Leads the LA Phil in GREEN UMBRELLA: THEATER OF THE OUTRAGEOUS, 1/13John Adams Leads the LA Phil in GREEN UMBRELLA: THEATER OF THE OUTRAGEOUS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams leads the LA Phil New Music Group in an evening of edgy works by some of today's most avant-garde composers - HK Gruber, John Zorn and Olga Neuwirth - at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, January 13, at 8 pm. The concert features performances by chansonnier Pieter Embrechts and countertenor Nathan Medley in a staged production by Chromatic, a Los Angeles-based production company led by director James Darrah. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary CelebrationHouston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which triumphed at its 2010 Houston debut, and the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with MISSY MAZZOLI featuring ETHEL, Mivos Quartet, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, Jody Redhage, cello & voice, Nathan Schram, viola, and Robert Simonds, violin. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann will return to the Met stage January 12, with Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in his first company performances of the title role, a poet whose attempts at romance are repeatedly thwarted. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce the complete cast as they present pure "electricity" with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This WinterLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show in its 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015(with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Perform THE NUTCRACKER in JanuaryUtah Symphony to Perform THE NUTCRACKER in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Utah Symphony welcomes back guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth with performances of Dimitri Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 15" and the second act of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" on Jan. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in JanuaryLive From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is proud to present The Magic Flute, one of two Mozart offerings for the 2014–15 season. From the coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night to Pamina's anguished lament, to the comic love duet of Papageno and Papagena, Mozart's genius is evident as the music in The Magic Flute illustrates his unique and profound understanding of humanity. The Magic Flute marks the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging, in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens TonightThe Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, opens tonight, December 18. (more...)

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