Lynn Lane News

NobleMotion Dance to Bring ORIGIN to The Barn, 1/22-23NobleMotion Dance to Bring ORIGIN to The Barn, 1/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

NobleMotion Dance, known for intense physicality, stunning theatricality, and unique collaborations, is excited to present the second annual Next Step Series, offering an original evening of work by Jesus Acosta, Catalina Alexandra, and Jennifer Mabus in their premier of Origin at The Barn, January 22-23 at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baritone Joshua Hopkins Talks HGO's THE LITTLE PRINCEBWW Interview: Baritone Joshua Hopkins Talks HGO's THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Katricia Lang - Dec 7, 2015

Another treat in the midst of cold weather for Houstonians- Portman & Wright's THE LITTLE PRINCE, the second opera in HGO's holiday series. The two act opera, sung entirely in English, is based on French literary giant Antoine de Saint-Exupery's fantastical novella of the same name. A pilot, hopelessly stranded in the desert, makes the acquaintance of a Little Prince and, in their journey to safety, the two meet a cast of colorful characters and spark up an unlikely friendship. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting TonightSan Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

NobleMotion's STORM FRONT Comes to The Hobby Center This WeekendNobleMotion's STORM FRONT Comes to The Hobby Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

NobleMotion Dance, known for its physically daring and visually stunning work, brings Storm Front: Experience the Elements to The Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall, this weekend, August 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Violinist Todd Reynolds and More Set for July 2015 Programs at The Jewish MuseumViolinist Todd Reynolds and More Set for July 2015 Programs at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Jewish Museum's 2015 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in July with a concert featuring violinist Todd Reynolds, part of the Museum's partnership with Bang on a Can; a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the exhibition, Repetition and Difference, with curators Susan L. Braunstein and Daniel S. Palmer; and Alexander Tochilovsky of Cooper Union discussing graphic design-related materials in the exhibition, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television. In addition, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Cooper Union are co-presenting programs related to Revolution of the Eye. (more...)

Violinist Todd Reynolds and More Set for July 2015 Programs at The Jewish MuseumViolinist Todd Reynolds and More Set for July 2015 Programs at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Jewish Museum's 2015 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in July with a concert featuring violinist Todd Reynolds, part of the Museum's partnership with Bang on a Can; a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the exhibition, Repetition and Difference, with curators Susan L. Braunstein and Daniel S. Palmer; and Alexander Tochilovsky of Cooper Union discussing graphic design-related materials in the exhibition, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television. In addition, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Cooper Union are co-presenting programs related to Revolution of the Eye. (more...)

NobleMotion's STORM FRONT Comes to The Hobby Center This AugustNobleMotion's STORM FRONT Comes to The Hobby Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

NobleMotion Dance, known for its physically daring and visually stunning work, brings Storm Front: Experience the Elements to The Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall, August 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

NobleMotion Dance Welcomes New Executive DirectorNobleMotion Dance Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

NobleMotion Dance announces the hiring of Hector Perez as the new full-time Executive Director of the organization. Andy and Dionne Noble will remain as Artistic Directors of NobleMotion Dance. Together, NobleMotion's goals are to create a premiere dance company, a well-managed business, and a clear legacy of talent, civic pride, and artistic accomplishments. We believe Hector Perez will help lead our organization to new heights. (Photo by Lynn Lane) (more...)

BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned ActingBWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - Dec 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the best person to we can discuss this fresh, modern take on the beloved Christmas story with. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Brings THE PASSENGER to Park Avenue Armory, 7/10-13Houston Grand Opera Brings THE PASSENGER to Park Avenue Armory, 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger-the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared "a perfect masterpiece"-earned virtually universal acclaim earlier this year (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's CARMEN is Sultry and OpulentBWW 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...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD is Full-Throttle SpectacleBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD is Full-Throttle Spectacle
by David Clarke - Apr 15, 2014

Houston Grand Opera, which opened a lavish production of DAS RHEINGOLD this past weekend, is proudly kicking off their first Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner. Like any modern production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Houston Grand Opera is sparing no expense. At Sunday's matinee, the audience leapt to their feet for curtain call and clamored excitedly about this show and what's still to come in the cycle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A COFFIN IN EGYPT is Rarely MovingBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A COFFIN IN EGYPT is Rarely Moving
by David Clarke - Mar 16, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is presenting the World Premiere of A COFFIN IN EGYPT, a one-act chamber opera based on Horton Foote's play by the same title. Known for crafting touching sentimentality and riveting drama, Horton Foote's legacy is sure to be celebrated for centuries to come. However, this operatic adaptation of A COFFIN IN EGYPT browbeats audiences with nostalgic sentimentality and rarely moves us to feel anything. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Extraordinarily GorgeousBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Extraordinarily Gorgeous
by David Clarke - Mar 9, 2014

Ever since it premiered on Broadway in 1973, Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, with a book by Hugh Wheeler, has been a favorite of musical theatre fans. The Michigan Opera Theatre was the first American opera company to present the piece in 1983, and other companies followed suit. It last graced Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) stages in 1999. Now, the musical, with an extraordinary set and gorgeous costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, is thrilling Houston audiences again with HGO's latest production of this American masterpiece. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand OperaDAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 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 OperaDAS 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...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's RIGOLETTO is Sung Well but Flatly ActedBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's RIGOLETTO is Sung Well but Flatly Acted
by David Clarke - Feb 9, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) consistently brings the best the opera world has to offer to Houston stages. Time and time again, they cast operas with incredible talent and put on productions that are visually stunning as well. Their latest production of RIGOLETTO is no exception. Everything that makes performances at HGO exciting was perfectly in place. The auditorium was buzzing with excitement about the show, the cast was vocally impressive and on point, and the orchestra was playing with all the gusto and pizzazz that Giuseppe Verdi's darkly toned score requires. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's US Premiere of THE PASSENGER is BrilliantBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's US Premiere of THE PASSENGER is Brilliant
by David Clarke - Jan 20, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is kicking off 2014 with the most harrowing and exhausting evening of opera I have ever experienced, and as an audience member I couldn't be more thrilled. If you're simply looking for entertainment, you'll be better off seeing RIGOLETTO (the other opera being performed in repertory with THE PASSENGER this January at Houston Grand Opera). However, if you're searching for a cerebral, gripping, and altogether emotional experience, then Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) US Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg and Alexander Medvedev's THE PASSENGER delivers everything you're wanting and so much more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's AIDA is Spellbinding and SumptuousBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's AIDA is Spellbinding and Sumptuous
by David Clarke - Oct 19, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi's 1871 opera AIDA is a worldwide phenomenon. It has been adapted into several films, Elton John and Tim Rice adapted it into a Broadway musical with the same title, and, as of 2007, New York City's Metropolitan Opera has given over 1,100 performances of the opera, making it their second most frequently produced work. Oozing with spectacle and pageantry, Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) current production of the beloved opera is a spellbinding and sumptuous beginning to their new season. (more...)

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