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Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based on the novel by Richard Condon and directed by Kevin Newbury, The Manchurian Candidate traces the mysterious story of an American soldier decorated during the Korean War who is brainwashed into becoming an unwitting assassin in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. This taut and suspenseful thriller is the highly anticipated second opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its exhilarating 57th season with the Kansas City premiere of composer Kevin Puts' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night, February 21, 25 and 27 and March 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS NextThe New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song's 'invaluable contemporary-music series' (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format-a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to showcase new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane, George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Now Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence ProgramOpera Philadelphia Now Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to offer a fifth track in the nation's first comprehensive, operatic Composer in Residence program. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides professional development opportunities for today's most promising opera composers, selected on a competitive basis. Applications are being accepted from January 12 through January 30, 2015. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program, 1/12Opera Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to offer a fifth track in the nation's first comprehensive, operatic Composer in Residence program. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides professional development opportunities for today's most promising opera composers, selected on a competitive basis. Applications are being accepted from January 12 through January 30, 2015. (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Opens Next Month at The OdysseySMOKE AND MIRRORS Opens Next Month at The Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The magic continues when one of L.A.'s most beloved and longest running shows, Smoke and Mirrors moves to the Odyssey Theatre on Jan. 17 through March 15. Created by and starring noted actor and lifetime member of the Magic Castle, Albie Selznick and co-produced with Ron Sossi, artistic director of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the L.A. Times Critic's Choice smash hit directed by David Schweizer makes its debut in West L.A. (more...)

MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called “intensely emotional.” (more...)

NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next MonthNC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

?North Carolina Opera will bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called 'intensely emotional.' (more...)

Hunger Task Force Chooses Exablox as Its All-in-One Primary, Backup and Disaster-Recovery Storage Solution Hunger Task Force Chooses Exablox as Its All-in-One Primary, Backup and Disaster-Recovery Storage Solution
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Exablox®, the company reimagining storage, today announced that Hunger Task Force (HTF), a non-profit food bank in Wisconsin, has chosen the award winning OneBlox® for its all-in-one primary, backup and disaster-recovery storage solution. OneBlox's continuous data protection (CDP) capabilities enable HTF to recover any data in a matter of seconds. The company is also using the appliance as a backup and recovery target with Unitrends and for offsite storage replication for disaster recovery. (more...)

NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format—a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to debut new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane,George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road to The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, for the enchanting musical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, running from November 7, 2014 through January 4, 2015, with a press opening on Saturday, November 22 at 10AM. The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences favorite Rachel Rockwell will direct and choreograph, with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, this special one-hour presentation of THE WIZARD OF OZ features the classic songs 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road,' 'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,' and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' A Question & Answer session with the cast will follow every performance. (more...)

OPERA America Renews Grant Program for Female ComposersOPERA America Renews Grant Program for Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for a second two-year cycle of its Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Corinne Winters to Celebrate Release of CANCION AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17Corinne Winters to Celebrate Release of CANCION AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song presents a special NYFOS After Hours celebrating the record release of CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN with Corinne Winters and Steven Blier. The album is released the same day on GPR Records, distributed by Naxos. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE KING AND I at Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE KING AND I at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, is now playing at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., where it opened on October 29, and will run through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE KING AND I, Opening Tomorrow at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE KING AND I, Opening Tomorrow at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., opening tomorrow October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

2014 Wexford Festival Opera Festival Kicks Off Today2014 Wexford Festival Opera Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the casting for the internationally renowned Festival, which this year will run for 12 days, from today, 22 October to 2 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Premieres' INNER VOICES Series Opens TonightPhoto Flash: Premieres' INNER VOICES Series Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Premieres, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring news teams of playwrights and composers. Performances started on Saturday, October 4th at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 11th at 8:00pm. Performances will continue through November 1. BroadwayWorld has a look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Songpresents a special NYFOS After Hours celebrating the record release ofCANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN with Corinne Winters and Steven Blier. The album is released the same day on GPR Records, distributed by Naxos. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with Premieres' GRACE and THE OTHER ROOM as Part of 'Inner Voices'BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with Premieres' GRACE and THE OTHER ROOM as Part of 'Inner Voices'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2014

Premieres, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring news teams of playwrights and composers. Performances started on Saturday, October 4th at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is this Saturday, October 11th at 8:00pm. Performances will continue through November 1. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

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