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San Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera MedalSan Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

At the conclusion of last night's final performance of Verdi's Aida, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Chorus and Dance Manager and member of the Opera Chorus, Jim Meyer, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. (more...)

TV Land to Premiere Season 2 of Critically-Acclaimed Comedy TEACHERS, 1/17TV Land to Premiere Season 2 of Critically-Acclaimed Comedy TEACHERS, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Feeling salty about 2017? Come sit with the cool kids in the cafeteria, where we'll be throwing shade all winter long with two hilarious comedies, beginning Tuesday, January 17th. (more...)

Alan Partridge's SCISSORED ISLE Premieres November 17Alan Partridge's SCISSORED ISLE Premieres November 17
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

ALAN PARTRIDGE'S latest special, “SCISSORED ISLE,” is set to debut across Seeso platformsThursday, November 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community PlayhousePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

A Christmas Carol will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre Nov. 18-Dec. 23, 2016. This will be the 41st year for this holiday production at OCP. BroadwayWorld has a peek at previous productions of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDAPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA(Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking and bold vision for Verdi's enduring classic will feature soprano Leah Crocetto and tenor Brian Jagdein their role debuts as the lovers at the heart of the opera, the enslaved princess Aida and the Egyptian war hero Radames. (more...)

Seeso Announces 2017 First Quarter ProgrammingSeeso Announces 2017 First Quarter Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seeso today announced its upcoming programming, with four new Original Series, two returning Original Series and all-new, exclusive stand-up specials to kick off 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Coventry's award-winning flower shop, Hubbard's Florists, were treated to a visit from the cast of the blooming marvellous musical Little Shop of Horrors this week! Currently playing at the Belgrade Theatre until Saturday, this cult classic sci-fi musical stars X Factor's Rhydian Roberts, West End actor Sam Lupton and a carnivorous plant named Audrey II. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Seeso to Premiere ALAN PARTRIDGE'S SCISSORED ISLE and ANDY RICHTER'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSSeeso to Premiere ALAN PARTRIDGE'S SCISSORED ISLE and ANDY RICHTER'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Just in time for the holiday season, Seeso today announced that ALAN PARTRIDGE'S “SCISSORED ISLE” will debut November 17, and “ANDY RICHTER'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS,” an all-new special from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), will premiere on Seeso platforms December 20. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

San Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWSSan Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Shadows, a special, one-night-only choral concert featuring the acclaimed 48-member San Francisco Opera Chorus on Saturday, November 19. Company Chorus Director Ian Robertson conducts the uplifting program of a cappella and accompanied choral works by Brahms, Debussy, Part, Whitacre and a set of spirituals, in the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert ScheduleSan Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!, the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This AutumnTHE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton and return of Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San. Jun Kaneko's colorful and compelling production, last seen in San Francisco during the 2013-14 Season, will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and Maestro Yves Abel conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Presents UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADEDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Presents UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an unscripted night of total improvisation as Upright Citizens Brigade's Touring Company sets a performance date in Orlando this winter. The acclaimed performance group will bring a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again to the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater onWednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Unveils New Production of Giuseppe Verdi's AIDASan Francisco Opera Unveils New Production of Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA(Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking and bold vision for Verdi's enduring classic will feature soprano Leah Crocetto and tenor Brian Jagde in their role debuts as the lovers at the heart of the opera, the enslaved princess Aida and the Egyptian war hero Radames. Mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk is Amneris, the daughter of the king who desires Radames' love, baritoneGeorge Gagnidze portrays Aida's vengeful father, Amonasro, and bass Raymond Aceto is Ramfis. The international cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti. Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will conduct the final performance on December 6. Ian Robertson is Chorus Director. (more...)

Upright Citizens Brigade Plans 4 Shows at TPACUpright Citizens Brigade Plans 4 Shows at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Tomorrow's comedy stars from New York and Los Angeles will be in Nashville in late September as the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs four "unpredictable" shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theater September 30 - October 1. (more...)

Upright Citizens Brigade Plans 4 Shows at TPACUpright Citizens Brigade Plans 4 Shows at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Tomorrow's comedy stars from New York and Los Angeles will be in Nashville in late September as the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs four "unpredictable" shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theater September 30 - October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALEPhoto Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti's Don Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and young love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. (more...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

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