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BWW Interview: Elza van den Heever Takes on Beethoven's Leonore in FIDELIO at Caramoor and It's 'No Joke'BWW Interview: Elza van den Heever Takes on Beethoven's Leonore in FIDELIO at Caramoor and It's 'No Joke'
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 27, 2016

When South African soprano Elza van den Heever made her debut at the Met, as Elizabeth I in Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA, it was something that was totally memorable in every way--not only for her intelligent and gorgeous bel canto singing but for the lurching gait that helped show her character as unbalanced. What does she have in mind for her role debut as Leonore, in Beethoven's FIDELIO, at the Caramoor Festival? (more...)

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Liza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-rayLiza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Olive Films, a boutique theatrical and home entertainment distribution label dedicated to bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to DVD and Blu-ray, has just announced that August 16th will be the Blu-ray debut of Liza Minnelli's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970). (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the StoryThe Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and ParodyBWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2016

'ARIADNE ON NAXOS' balances wondrously between classic beauty and parody. (more...)

BWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWNBWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
by Steve Callahan - Jun 14, 2016

Salman Rushdie's tale of love and vengeance becomes a powerful opera in this commissioned work at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH - The Dark Tale Shines Bright at OTSL!BWW Review: MACBETH - The Dark Tale Shines Bright at OTSL!
by Steve Callahan - May 31, 2016

Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues its forty-first season with another remarkably fine production-Verdi's Macbeth. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

The Lambs, America's Oldest Professional Theatrical Club, Celebrates 139th AnniversaryThe Lambs, America's Oldest Professional Theatrical Club, Celebrates 139th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Lambs, America's oldest professional theatrical organization, a social club, was originally founded in London in 1868, then founded in New York Christmastime 142 years ago in 1874. The Lambs formerly incorporated in New York state on May 9th, 1877. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the MetBWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 4, 2016

I wonder whether James Levine imagined that Mozart's DIE ENFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO) would be his swan song as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera. I think he might have chosen better. (more...)

Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the MetMozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season. (more...)

Opera PATIENCE & SARAH Set for Players Theatre, 6/23-24Opera PATIENCE & SARAH Set for Players Theatre, 6/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). Considered the first opera to portray an openly romantic relationship between two self-affirming women, PATIENCE & SARAH is composed by Paula Kimper with libretto by Wende Persons.  The work is based on the novel of the same title by Isabel Miller. Paula Kimper is conducting with Douglas Moser directing. Baritone Michael Kelly is featured in the cast of seven.  Tickets are $42- $62 and can be purchased through https://web.ovationtix.com/ or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/11/2016 - Ken Howard, Galas All Around!Broadway AM Report, 4/11/2016 - Ken Howard, Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SAG-AFTRA remembers Ken Howard, and galas, galas, galas! (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Live-Streams Ken Howard Celebration TodaySAG-AFTRA Live-Streams Ken Howard Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held today, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/9/2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/9/2016. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA National Board Elects Gabrielle Carteris President, Rebecca Damon EVPSAG-AFTRA National Board Elects Gabrielle Carteris President, Rebecca Damon EVP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

SAG-AFTRA today announced that Gabrielle Carteris was elected president by acclamation in a historic national board vote. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SAG-AFTRA to Live-Stream Ken Howard Celebration Next MondaySAG-AFTRA to Live-Stream Ken Howard Celebration Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

COD College Theater to Stage RUMORS at the MAC, 4/21-5/1COD College Theater to Stage RUMORS at the MAC, 4/21-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents one of Neil Simon's most celebrated comedies, 'Rumors,' directed by COD Director of Theater, Connie Canaday Howard at the McAninch Arts Center's Playhouse Theatre, April 21-May 1. The New York Post calls 'Rumors,' 'Light, frothy and fun;' and NBC-TV calls it, 'Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting.' (more...)

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