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Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough TheatreIT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning TWILIGHT OF THE GODS at the Washington National OperaBWW Review: Stunning TWILIGHT OF THE GODS at the Washington National Opera
by Andrew White - May 9, 2016

Director Francesca Zambello's Gotterdammerung is truly awesome-in both the original and contemporary senses of the word.  The conclusion of a four-part epic, this six-hour installment depicts the final struggle for ownership of a magical ring whose owner might rule the world-but which also holds a dire curse for all who come into contact with it. Through unforgettable projections, beautifully-executed music and stunning vocal performances, this is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic event.  (more...)

BWW Review: WNO's Next Chapter in THE RING: SIEGFRIEDBWW Review: WNO's Next Chapter in THE RING: SIEGFRIED
by Roger Catlin - May 9, 2016

In the third installment of the Washington National Opera's mammoth staging of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung at the Kennedy Center, a new Brunnhilde awakens, Fafner's dragon turns out to be more of a monster truck, and the titular star of the work, Siegfried, turns out to be much more of a jerk than you'd ever want him to be. (more...)

Opera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This FallOpera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigthas been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Beginning in the fall of 2016, Voigt, known the world over for her "majestic voice" (WSJ), will bring to SFCM the benefit of singing experience that spans an extraordinary spectrum, from her renowned performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, to her celebrated recital appearances and acclaimed presentations of Broadway standards and popular songs. Through private lessons and masterclasses with Voigt, select SFCM voice students will have the unique opportunity to gain insight and training from one of the world's most versatile singers and music's most endearing personalities. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess & John Stamos Perform 'Kiss the Girl' on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tituss Burgess & John Stamos Perform 'Kiss the Girl' on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest John Stamos persuaded fellow guest Tituss Burgess to reprise his show-stopping number 'Kiss the Girl' from Broadway's THE LITTLE MERMAID. The 'Fuller House' star chimed in for the 'sha la la's'. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring CycleBWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycle
by Keith Tittermary - May 3, 2016

In 2006, then Washington National Opera Artistic Director Placido Domingo announced that the Opera would take on their first complete cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). In the subsequent years, the opera produced the first three of the four-some, but not in quick succession. As the opera and the nation suffered an economic downturn, the complete cycle was never realized. Until now. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDEWashington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/30/2016. (more...)

JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More!JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jessica Lang Dance, under the artistic direction of choreographer Jessica Lang, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season with a week-long engagement at The Joyce Theater on June 14 – 19, 2016, featuring five pieces, including three New York premieres. There will be a post-performance Curtain Chat discussion with Lang and dancers from the company following the performance on June 15. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/23/2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/23/2016. (more...)

SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? SF Opera Lab presents the West Coast premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring soprano and musical personality Deborah Voigt with music direction by Kevin Stites, May 6 and 8, 2016 at the Taube Atrium Theater. The intimate and acclaimed one-woman show weaves songs and arias, ranging from music by the Carpenters to Strauss, into a vivid and moving account of the superstar soprano's life and career. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE Cine-Concert This AprilSF Opera Lab Presents THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE Cine-Concert This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Season One of SF Opera Lab in the new Taube Atrium Theater continues with The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert. Running April 14-23 for ten performances, The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert features a screening of Sylvain Chomet's Oscar-nominated animated film The Triplets of Belleville as composer-conductor Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score for the film, including his Academy Award and Grammy-nominated song, 'Belleville Rendez-vous." (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Close Out Season with THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG, 4/30Washington National Opera to Close Out Season with THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) concludes its landmark 60th anniversary season with its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part The Ring of the Nibelung, perhaps the most challenging production to mount in all of opera. Three cycles of Wagner's epic will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. These performances will be the first time the company has presented The Ring in complete cycles in its history, and they are the only complete cycles to be presented in North America in 2016. Conceived and directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and with the WNO Orchestra led by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, the production brings together an internationally renowned cast, including British soprano Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde, Cycles I & II), Swedish soprano Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde, Cycle III), American tenor Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), American bass-baritone Alan Held (Wotan/The Wanderer), and many other of today's great Wagnerian singers. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOATThe Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the final production of the company's ambitious 2015-2016 Season, composer Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT.  This groundbreaking 1927 masterpiece marks TDO's first ever presentation of a Great American Musical, providing a showcase for a host of stars from both the opera world and Broadway, as well as the company's first major artistic collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre in the Winspear Opera House. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca ZambelloSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca Zambello
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

Washington National Opera's Artistic Director Francesca Zambello announces the WNO's upcoming production of The Ring, a cycle of four epic operas by German composer Richard Wagner, April 30-May 22, 2016.  Peek into a WNO rehearsal room in the videos below! (more...)

New 2016-17 Season Announced: The Kennedy Center Artfully Celebrates a Kennedy CentennialNew 2016-17 Season Announced: The Kennedy Center Artfully Celebrates a Kennedy Centennial
by Ellen Burns - Mar 14, 2016

On March 8, 2016, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the upcoming 2016-17 season will honor the late President Kennedy's centennial birthday with an array of partnerships and performances inspired by the ideals that inspired John F. Kennedy himself: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service and Gratitude. Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter highlighted the responsibility everyone at the Kennedy Center feels to offer a fully inclusive calendar of events that engage the artistic community, the public and society at large in the broad spectrum of the arts. (more...)

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