John Adams News

National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This JulyNational Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

This summer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a "bona-fide star" (New Yorker) of the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, and Glyndebourne, returns as one of twelve curators to Brooklyn's artist-led National Sawdust (NS), where he will present and perform in a radical reimagining of Handel's dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, a co-production of National Sawdust and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (led by conductor Nicholas McGegan). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. PetersburgPittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Jewels of Australian Classical Music Talent in Woodend for Queen's Birthday WeekendThe Jewels of Australian Classical Music Talent in Woodend for Queen's Birthday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

When one of Australia's finest young pianists, Tony Lee, arrives in Woodend to perform a repertoire of Beethoven, Prokofiev and American composer John Adams, he will one in a line up of Australia's best at this year's Woodend Winter Arts Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck HappyBWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTIONPittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONThe Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

William Daniels to Chat, Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book ShopWilliam Daniels to Chat, Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated actor of stage and screen, William Daniels (1776, Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) for a discussion to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, There I Go Again. Daniels will sit down with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland for an intimate conversation about his life on stage and off.  (more...)

CRT Partners with UConn's Center for Student with Disabilities to Provide Sign Language InterpretationCRT Partners with UConn's Center for Student with Disabilities to Provide Sign Language Interpretation
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces that each show of its 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series, 1776, Noises Off, and Disney's Newsies, will have performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) through a partnership with the University of Connecticut Interpreting Services (UCIS), a division of the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). ASL interpreted performances will take place during the Saturday matinee performances on June 10 (1776), June 24 (Noises Off), and July 15th (Disney's Newsies). (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Slates Upcoming European Festivals TourCincinnati Symphony Slates Upcoming European Festivals Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the details of an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe led by Music Director Louis Langree over three weeks in August and September. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than OneTony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than One
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2017

In this production of THE LITTLE FOXES, actresses Laura Linney Cynthia Nixon alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition. Both are nominated for a Tony Award, Cynthia for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and Laura for Best Actress in a Play. Below, watch as they describe what it's like working with acclaimed director Daniel Sullivan and what it feels like to be nominated for a Tony together!  (more...)

The Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Alternative Programming Series 2017The Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Alternative Programming Series 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse is announcing its Alternative Programming series for the 2017-18 season. Alternative Programming includes a series of staged readings, special events and play development collaborations. All events are held at OCP. (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-18 Peace Chamber ProgramPeace Center Announces 2017-18 Peace Chamber Program
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The 2017-2018 Peace Chamber program offers a chamber music concert series, informative lectures, a summer workshop and master classes with visiting artists. (more...)

Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series 2017-18 Season Celebrates Fiddlesticks' 25th AnniversaryFiddlesticks Family Concert Series 2017-18 Season Celebrates Fiddlesticks' 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fiddlesticks, the orchestra's feline ambassador to children, have a big milestone to celebrate in the 2017-2018 season - the 25th anniversary of the Fiddlesticks Concert Series! (more...)

New York Virtuoso Singers to Present ASCAP Young Composer Awards ConcertNew York Virtuoso Singers to Present ASCAP Young Composer Awards Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Concert, the second event of their 2016-17 concert season on Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue, New York, NY. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 SeasonSan Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera today announced its participation as a co-commissioner of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs—the first full-length opera written by Bay Area composer Mason Bates and set to a libretto by Mark Campbell—joining Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera, with support from Cal Performances. The new work is a co-production with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and will have its world premiere beginning July 22, 2017 at Santa Fe Opera. San Francisco Opera will present the Bay Area premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs during the Company's 2019–20 repertory season at the War Memorial Opera House. Bates' electro-acoustic opera is composed in one act and is comprised of a prologue and 19 scenes. (more...)

Iggy Pop Joins Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte on 'Loneliness Road'Iggy Pop Joins Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte on 'Loneliness Road'
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICSPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cellist Maximilian Hornung Tilt at Joins BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor David Zinman, brings Brahms' Symphony No. 3 and Strauss' Don Quixote to life in two sensational BNY Mellon Grand Classics performances on Friday, May 19, and Sunday, May 21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Julian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESARJulian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rehearsals begin for the thrilling political tragedy Julius Caesar, directed by Simon Dormandy, in a follow up to last year's ground-breaking collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's graduating students. Performances will play 9 June-1 July 2017, with press night slated for 14 June. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next SpringHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

Jamie LaVerdiere to Lead 1776, Helmed by Terrence Mann at CT Repertory TheatreJamie LaVerdiere to Lead 1776, Helmed by Terrence Mann at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Tony Award-winning musical '1776,' from the book by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. (more...)

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