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LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass FestivalLA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/7/15- MASTER CLASSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/7/15- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2015

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Noomi Rapace to Play Iconic Opera Singer Maria Callas in Romantic Biopic CALLASNoomi Rapace to Play Iconic Opera Singer Maria Callas in Romantic Biopic CALLAS
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2015

Noomi Rapace ('Prometheus,' 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Drop') has signed on to play the iconic and most influential female opera singer of the 20th century, Maria Callas, in the feature biopic 'Callas.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National Opera
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2015

Passionate performances by Libor, Morris and Owens are what propel an otherwise adrift Flying Dutchman. Clearer staging and dynamic direction could have made this production of Wagner's classic opera thrilling. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Tonight, February 11, 2015Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Tonight, February 11, 2015
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC tonight, February 11, 2015! (more...)

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?ak'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...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, February 11, 2015Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
by - Jan 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 11, 2015! (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere TonightJay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from tonight, December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This WinterJay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Return of Heggie and Scheer's MOBY-DICK, 11/04/2016The Dallas Opera Announces Return of Heggie and Scheer's MOBY-DICK, 11/04/2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

The Dallas Opera tonight capped a phenomenally successful season with the announcement that the original Leonard Foglia production of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's powerful twenty-first century masterpiece, MOBY-DICK, will be returning to the site of its triumphant 2010 world premiere. This limited engagement will begin onFriday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Pacific Chorale to Present THE RADIO HOUR, 5/18Pacific Chorale to Present THE RADIO HOUR, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The internationally-­acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatilelibrettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-­directed by James R. Taulli. (more...)

Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER? Panel TodayDallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER? Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who went from Viennese 'wunderkind' to one of the founding fathers of the 'Great American Film Score,' when the Nazi conquest of Europe made it impossible for him to return home. (more...)

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER?, TodayThe Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER?, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who went from Viennese "wunderkind" to one of the founding fathers of the "Great American Film Score," when the Nazi conquest of Europe made it impossible for him to return home. (more...)

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER?, 2/25The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER?, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who went from Viennese "wunderkind" to one of the founding fathers of the "Great American Film Score," when the Nazi conquest of Europe made it impossible for him to return home. (more...)

Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum to Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER? Panel, 2/25Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum to Present KORNGOLD, THE LOST COMPOSER? Panel, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who went from Viennese 'wunderkind' to one of the founding fathers of the 'Great American Film Score,' when the Nazi conquest of Europe made it impossible for him to return home. (more...)

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