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DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-first century opera production. It's where we are going, and it's thrilling.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's CARMEN is Sultry and Opulent
by David Clarke - Apr 27, 2014

Closing their 2013-14 Season, HGO is presenting Georges Bizet's acclaimed CARMEN. For this production, Award winning Broadway Director and Choreographer Rob Ashford took the reins and has created a CARMEN that is as beautiful as it is exciting. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local press by storm, and where the company's Rigoletto revival was pronounced 'glorious' (Theater Jones). These accolades come at an exciting time for the company, which continues this season's extraordinary line-up with the launch of the first American presentation of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Das Rheingold by La Fura dels Baus; the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, named one of the twelve 'must-see opera events of the season' (Opera News); a new HGO production of Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford; and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which boasts designs by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local press by storm, and where the company's Rigoletto revival was pronounced 'glorious' (Theater Jones). These accolades come at an exciting time for the company, which continues this season's extraordinary line-up with the launch of the first American presentation of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Das Rheingold by La Fura dels Baus; the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, named one of the twelve 'must-see opera events of the season' (Opera News); a new HGO production of Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford; and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which boasts designs by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. (more...)

Production Team Announced for 86th Annual Academy Awards!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the Oscars® , which will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. (more...)

THE COMPLETE HOWARD HANKS Series, BREAKING BAD Exhibition and More Set for Moving Image, Sept-Oct 2013
by Movies News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image has announced its programs and exhibitions for September-October 2013. Details below! (more...)

ANN Starring Holland Taylor Extends on Broadway Through September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, has been extended through Today, September 1, 2013, on Broadway atLincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to ANN at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). ANN is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Today, September 1, 2013. (more...)

THE COMPLETE HOWARD HANKS Series, BREAKING BAD Exhibition and More Set for Moving Image, Sept-Oct 2013
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image has announced its programs and exhibitions for September-October 2013. Details below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: ANN, Starring Holland Taylor, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, ends its run on Broadway at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street) today, June 30, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through ANN's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Gloria Steinem Visits Holland Taylor at ANN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem hosted a talkback following last night's performance titled 'More about ANN - And the Future." She discussed women in politics, both the history and the future, and her work both campaigning for Ann Richards and as a colleague. Check out a photo of Steinem with Taylor below! (more...)

Holland Taylor & Gloria Steinem to Host Post-Show ANN Talk-Back, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, following the 7pm performance of ANN, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem will lead a post-show talk-back titled 'More about ANN - And the Future.' Ms. Steinem will lead a discussion about women in politics, both the history and the future, and her work both campaigning for Ann Richards and as a colleague. 'More about ANN - And the Future' is complimentary with ticket purchase to the 7pm performance of ANN Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Whether you want to ask questions or suggest answers, come and join us for a lively discussion that carries on Ann Richards' spirit. (more...)

ANN to Offer $20 Tickets to Theatergoers Ages 14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

School may be out for the summer, but ANN is still in session! As Governor of Texas, Ann Richards was a champion for students and young adults everywhere and now theatergoers ages 14-18 can see any performance of ANN for just $20. Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein and starring Emmy Award winner, 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award winner, and 2013 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama League Award nominee Holland Taylor, ANN will offer specially-priced $20 loge tickets for patrons ages 14-18 available only at the Vivian Beaumont Theater Box Office (150 W 65th St.). ANN will play its final performance on Sunday, June 30th. (more...)

Holland Taylor's ANN to Close on Broadway on June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Bob Boyett and Harriet Newman Leve announced today that ANN, written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 30, 2013, after 19 previews and 132 regular performances. ANN began performances on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), and opened on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Holland Taylor Talks ANN with Amy Poehler
by Stage Tube - Jun 07, 2013

Tony nominee Holland Taylor recently sat down with Amy Poehler for her web series SMART GIRLS AT THE PARTY, where she opened up about bringing ANN to the Vivian Beaumont Theater's stage on Broadway. Check out Taylor's full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ann Richards School Wishes Holland Taylor Good 'Tony' Luck!
by Stage Tube - Jun 05, 2013

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a unique all-girls school founded to educate young women, sent Tony nominee Holland Taylor an adorable video wishing her luck this weekend at the 2013 awards. Check it out below! (more...)

ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to ANN at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). ANN is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2013. (more...)

ANN Announces 'Bring Your Man' Buy One, Get One Free Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

18,000,000 Texans can't be wrong! Ann Richards was elected Governor of masculine, macho Texas proving that men love Ann. On Wednesday nights you can bring the man in your life for free to see ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, with the purchase of a full priced ticket. Use political man-date code: ANNBYM1 when you purchase your tickets by phone, online or in person, for any 8pm performance on Wednesdays through August 18, 2013. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Starring Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

Tony Award-winner Scarlett Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker and Emmy Award-winner Debra Monk end their runs in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF when it takes its final bows on Broadway today, March 30, 2013. Directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF plays at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) where it opened January 17. (more...)

ANN Starring Holland Taylor Extends on Broadway Through September 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2013, on Broadway atLincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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