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Seattle Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/6-21Seattle Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A menagerie of fantastical creatures, colors, and sounds awaits at Seattle Opera's The Magic Flutethis May. Prince Tamino and his comical sidekick Papageno set out to rescue The Queen of the Night's daughter. But their quest takes on unexpected turns as they soon realize not all is as it seems in this fairytale land. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso and Mara Davi to Headline 'UNITED IN LOVE' Concert in DenverAnnaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso and Mara Davi to Headline 'UNITED IN LOVE' Concert in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning actor Annaleigh Ashford will reunite with her Kinky Boots co-star (and fellow Colorado native) Andy Kelso for United in Love, a special concert event presented by Ebner-Page Productions and benefiting the Denver Actors Fund on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 80124. (more...)

Austin Swift, Arden Myrin & More Join Cast of CMT Hit Comedy STILL THE KINGAustin Swift, Arden Myrin & More Join Cast of CMT Hit Comedy STILL THE KING
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

CMT today announced that Austin Swift, Arden Myrin and Natalie Dreyfuss will appear in season two of the hit comedy, STILL THE KING starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman premiering this summer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robert Schenkkan Discusses New Play, HANUSSENSTAGE TUBE: Robert Schenkkan Discusses New Play, HANUSSEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

In this daily, five-part series for the DCPA NewsCenter, they introduce you to the plays and playwrights featured at the Denver Center's 2017 Colorado New Play Summit, using words and video. Today: Robert Schenkkan, author of the historical drama 'Hanussen,' who was Adolf Hitler's personal mentalist. (more...)

Robert Wisdom and Q'orianka Kilcher Join Cast of TNT's THE ALIENISTRobert Wisdom and Q'orianka Kilcher Join Cast of TNT's THE ALIENIST
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World) are set to star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning, New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Making of Stained Glass in DCPA's THE CHRISTIANSSTAGE TUBE: The Making of Stained Glass in DCPA's THE CHRISTIANS
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

DCPA Director of Scenic Arts Jana Mitchell takes you into the scene shop where she made the stained glass for the DCPA Theatre Company's 'The Christians.' 'We always get a little giddy when we get stained-glass projects because ... it's fun,' said Mitchell, who reveals all of her secrets - and secret ingredients.  (more...)

Dakota Fanning to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Based on Best-Selling NovelDakota Fanning to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Based on Best-Selling Novel
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) is set to star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. (more...)


by Richard Sasanow - Jan 10, 2017

When I saw that New York City Opera was doing Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE at the same time as New York's Prototype Festival--with Missy Mazzoli's BREAKING THE WAVES opening the festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre on the same night—I thought that it was great counter-programming. After all, what could be further from Mazzoli's brilliant but grim gem than Bernstein's comic masterpiece--proving there's more than one way to skin a music theatre piece? (more...)

Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Opera is for everyone-and so is Seattle Opera's 2017/18 season! There's a new bilingual performance for elementary-school students, new performance venues such as Georgetown Steam Plant, a new mainstage collaboration with ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony leaders, and even an outdoor performance offered free of charge. Regardless of background or socioeconomic status, this season offers ways for a broad audience to be able to experience opera; it's an open invitation for the Pacific Northwest.  (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This WeekPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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BWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in JanuaryBWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in January
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2016

For a new opera to have its second major showing less than four months after its premiere is unheard of—but then BREAKING THE WAVES, based on the Lars Von Trier film of the same name, isn't just any opera. This triumph by composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and direction by James Darrah—with a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duffy in the central role of Bess—debuted at Opera Philadelphia last September and is having its New York premiere on January 6-9, 2017, over the first weekend of the Prototype Festival at NYU's Skirball Center. (more...)

Daniel Bruhl & Luke Evans to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Premiering 2017Daniel Bruhl & Luke Evans to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Premiering 2017
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Captain America: Civil War) and Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train, The Hobbit trilogy, Dracula Untold) have been cast in TNT's THE ALIENIST, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr (more...)

Pierce Brosnan Action/Thriller I.T. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray 11/22Pierce Brosnan Action/Thriller I.T. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray 11/22
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action-thriller I.T. on home video.  Written by Dan Kay (Pay the Ghost) and William Wisher, Jr. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and directed by John Moore (Max Payne), the film stars Pierce Brosnan (The November Man, James Bond Franchise), Anna Friel (“Marcella,” “Pushing Daisies”), Stephanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3, “A.N.T. Farm”), James Frecheville (The Stanford Prison Experiment, Animal Kingdom), and Austin Swift (Live by Night).  RLJE is set to release I.T. on Nov. 22, 2016 on Blu-Ray for an SRP of $29.97 and on DVD for an SRP of $29.96. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerts CANCELLED Through 12/5Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerts CANCELLED Through 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

With the strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians now entering its seventh week, additional symphony concerts through December 5 have been canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today. (more...)

Liquidity Services Announces Agreement with Dublin Office of IndassolLiquidity Services Announces Agreement with Dublin Office of Indassol
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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BWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera PhiladelphiaBWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera Philadelphia
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 27, 2016

BREAKING THE WAVES, the stark, brutal new opera by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, had its premiere last week at Opera Philadelphia, with a thrilling score and a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duffy. Directed by James Darrah, the gripping production doesn't let anyone off easy, including the audience. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Director Jakob Verbruggen to Helm TNT's THE ALIENISTCritically Acclaimed Director Jakob Verbruggen to Helm TNT's THE ALIENIST
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (London Spy, Black Mirror, The Fall) will direct THE ALIENIST for TNT. (more...)

BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 SeasonBREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1). (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches Season with Three Productions in Eleven DaysOpera Philadelphia Launches Season with Three Productions in Eleven Days
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the second year running, Opera Philadelphia launches the new season with a world premiere. Inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film, Breaking the Waves is a new three-act chamber opera that draws on the talents of three of today's foremost young creative artists: composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and director James Darrah. Starring soprano Kiera Duffy and baritone John Moore, the premiere production takes place over five performances in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater under the baton of Steven Osgood (Sep 22-Oct 1). (more...)

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