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National Talent to Come Home for Empire Theatre Company's FALSETTOSNational Talent to Come Home for Empire Theatre Company's FALSETTOS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Empire Theatre Company will present William Finn's Tony Award-winning musical, FALSETTOS, opening February 4th. This laugh-out-loud production notably features regional favorites Darin Kerr and Cody Gerszewski in addition to Grand Forks native and national talent Michael Marcotte. With a career spanning from the LA Philharmonic to City Center Encores! Marcotte is 'thrilled to be back home performing.' (more...)

BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2016

It seems ironic--to me at least--that New York's venerable City Opera would be returning to life at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, just as the “Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now” festival was finishing up its run at alternative venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prototype “unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists”--their words, not mine, but I won't dispute it--while City is doing a warhorse. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYSSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

New York City Premiere, Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Exploring the ultimate struggle of humanity—stuck between nature's indifference and society's barely restrained brutality—Dog Days asks: is it madness, delusion, or sheer animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where is the line between animal and human? At what point must we give into our animal instincts merely to survive? (more...)

Cast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This JanuaryCast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE are pleased to announce full casting for the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 6-17, 2016, in New York City. Deemed "suddenly indispensable" (New Yorker), this 'bracingly innovative' Festival, founded, directed, and curated by Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), has quickly become 'a point of reference" in the field (The New York Times) over three astoundingly successful seasons. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Pics- Shakespeare & Co. Hosts Broadway in the BerkshiresPhoto Flash: More Pics- Shakespeare & Co. Hosts Broadway in the Berkshires
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

From the chic cocktail reception, to the spectacular performance, the lavish dinner and the elegant VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Benefit Celebration was a smash hit! Monday evening Artistic Directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy welcomed a full house at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare & Company Hosts BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES BenefitPhoto Flash: Shakespeare & Company Hosts BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

From the chic cocktail reception, to the spectacular performance, the lavish dinner and the elegant VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Benefit Celebration was a smash hit! Monday evening Artistic Directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy welcomed a full house at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. Broadway actor and three-time Emmy Award- Winner Dick Cavett hosted the one-night-only Benefit Performance with verve and witty repartee, and even offered audiences a 60 second lesson in moonwalking. Proceeds from the event benefit the Company's wide-reaching and nationally recognized Training and Education programs. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Host BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit, 8/3Dick Cavett to Host BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce special guest, legendary talk show host, Broadway actor and three-time Emmy Award Winner Dick Cavett who will be on hand to host the one-night-only Benefit Performance of Broadway in the Berkshires on Monday, August 3 at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company's internationally acclaimed Education and Training Programs. For tickets and information, please call: (413) 637-1199 ext. 105, or visit: www.shakespeare.org http://www.shakespeare.org/. FB: Broadway in the Berkshires; Instagram / Twitter: @bwayberks #bwayberks   (more...)

The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, Now thru 6/15The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY, VOLUME 6: JEROME KERN is a Treasure Trove of TunesBWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY, VOLUME 6: JEROME KERN is a Treasure Trove of Tunes
by David Clarke - Feb 2, 2015

Original Cast Records is continuing to shed light on forgotten Broadway tunes with their Lost Broadway and More series. Most recently, they highlighted the overlooked tunes of the legendary Jerome Kern by releasing LOST BROADWAY AND MORE, VOLUME 6: JEROME KERN. The disc is a treasure trove of hit ditties from the early 20th century, and each gem is delightfully sung. (more...)

THE SONGWRITERS' SALON Returns to Times Square Arts Center TonightTHE SONGWRITERS' SALON Returns to Times Square Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Songwriters' Salon, produced by Write Act Rep, John Lant Producing Artistic Director Conceived and directed by Colton Pometta, returns tonight, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Times Square Arts Center (300 W. 43rd St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

THE SONGWRITERS' SALON to Return to Times Square Arts Center, 11/6THE SONGWRITERS' SALON to Return to Times Square Arts Center, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Songwriters' Salon, produced by Write Act Rep, John Lant Producing Artistic Director Conceived and directed by Colton Pometta, returns on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Times Square Arts Center (300 W. 43rd St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Singers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera ProjectsSingers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera Projects
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Brooklyn's AOP (American Opera Projects) celebrated its 25th anniversary of developing and producing opera and music theater on Monday, May 12 with a gala that honored Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Opera Projects's 25th Anniversary Gala, 5/12Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Opera Projects's 25th Anniversary Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Monday, May 12, 2014, AOP (American Opera Projects) hosts its 25th Anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon that premiered at Opera Santa Barbara and ran at New York City Opera for ten performances in their 2010-11 Season. The evening, titled 'Opera Sings Broadway Sings Opera,' brings together stars of Opera and Broadway at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South), an historic theatre club in Manhattan. Doors open at 7:30pm with performances scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. Tickets begin at $250 and are available at AOP's website www.operaprojects.org. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins and More at Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES GalaPhoto Flash: Tonya Pinkins and More at Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

From the elegant cocktail reception, to the stunning performance, the sumptuous dinner and the extraordinary VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Gala Celebration was a resounding hit! On July 9, Artistic Director Tony Simotes welcomed a full house at the Tina Packer Playhouse (formerly Founders' Theatre) and a multitude of Broadway, opera and dance artists for the spectacular one-night-only benefit performance. Proceeds from Broadway in the Berkshires will support the Company's wide-reaching and nationally-recognized Training and Education programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES GalaPhoto Flash: Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

From the elegant cocktail reception, to the dazzling performance, the delicious dinner and the extraordinary VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Gala Celebration was a resounding hit! Last evening Artistic Director Tony Simotes welcomed a full house at the Tina Packer Playhouse (formerly Founders' Theatre) and a multitude of Broadway, opera and dance artists for the spectacular one-night-only benefit performance. Proceeds from Broadway in the Berkshires will support the Company's wide-reaching and nationally-recognized Training and Education programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Shakespeare & Co Holds Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES TonightShakespeare & Co Holds Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes announces a special one-night-only Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES tonight, July 8th at The Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company's internationally-acclaimed Education and Training Programs. (more...)

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