Michael Todd News

Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1909
Date Of Death:
March 22, 1958 (48)
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Gender:
Male
Seattle Opera to Present THE CONSUL, 2/22-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary season continues with The Consul, a riveting Cold-War thriller coming to McCaw Hall for the first time. In this tale, an inhuman bureaucracy poses a formidable obstacle for a woman desperate to flee a totalitarian state with her family. Menotti's intensely human score won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1950, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical Play and played for more than 100 performances on Broadway. Seattle Opera's production, which features several leading alumni of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, opens on Saturday, February 22, and runs for seven performances through Friday, March 7. (more...)

Petition Calls For New 'Stay or Go' Fire Safety Law Following NYC High-Rise Fire
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Following the death of 27-year-old playwright Daniel James McClung in Sunday's high-rise fire in New York City, the family and best friends of Daniel's husband Michael Todd Cohen, who remains seriously injured following the fire, have released a statement. (more...)

Playwright Dies in NYC High-Rise Fire; Husband's Family Releases Statement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Following the death of 27-year-old playwright Daniel James McClung in Sunday's high-rise fire in New York City, the family and best friends of Daniel's husband Michael Todd Cohen, who remains seriously injured following the fire, have released a statement. (more...)

Fires Delay The Platters' Australian Tour to 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The producers of the current Australian tour by US vocal group, The Platters, have announced the postponement of the forthcoming Brisbane and Adelaide seasons of the tour until early 2014. The postponement comes about because of the devastating fires in New South Wales, where the group was to spend the next two weeks touring. Venues in the fire region today advised the producers to postpone the tour given the circumstances. (more...)

The Platters Return to Adelaide 22-23 November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

One of the world's most loved and successful vocal groups, The Platters, will return to Adelaide for the first time in many years for two performances only at The Regal Theatre 275 Kensington Road, Kensington, Adelaide on 22 and 23 November at 8.00pm. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More Set for The Met's AN EVENING OF BRITTEN AND MUHLY at Le Poisson Rouge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and Le Poisson Rouge announced details for 'An Evening of Britten and Muhly,' two concerts at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Metropolitan Opera stars Patricia Racette, Kathleen Kim, and Iestyn Davies will perform at the event. Composer Nico Muhly will host and perform on piano. (more...)

Review: Musicals Tonight! Offers Cole Porter Rarity, MEXICAN HAYRIDE
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2013

The 1944 comic romp that starred Bobby Clark and June Havoc returns to New York for the first time. (more...)

The Met to Celebrate Britten's Centennial With a Revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

On the occasion of composer Benjamin Britten's centennial, the Met will present its first performances of his 1960 opera A Midsummer Night's Dream in more than a decade. James Conlon leads his first Met performances of the opera, which is directed by Tim Albery in a revival of his acclaimed 1996 production. (more...)

MEXICAN HAYRIDE, SMILE, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART and More Set for 2013-14 Season at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart. (more...)

James Conlon to Conduct MetOpera's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Conductor James Conlon returns to the Metropolitan Opera to lead a revival of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream in commemoration of the 2013 Britten centenary, with six performances beginning Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The 1996 production by Tim Albery returns to the Met after ten years, and features a cast that includes Kathleen Kim as Tytania, Erin Wall as Helena, Elizabeth DeShong as Hermia, Iestyn Davis as Oberon, Joseph Kaiser as Lysander, Michael Todd Simpson as Demetrius, Matthew Rose as Bottom, and Riley Costello as Puck. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More Set for The Met's AN EVENING OF BRITTEN AND MUHLY at Le Poisson Rouge, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and Le Poisson Rouge announced details for "An Evening of Britten and Muhly," two concerts at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Metropolitan Opera stars Patricia Racette, Kathleen Kim, and Iestyn Davies will perform at the event. Composer Nico Muhly will host and perform on piano. (more...)

Tickets to Musicals Tonight! 2013-2014 Season on Sale 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 16th NY season with Cole Porter'sMexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. (more...)

WNO Presents Opera in the Outfield Performance of SHOW BOAT at Nationals Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S Opera in the Outfield performance of the American classic Show Boat tonight, May 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National Opera
by Jeffrey Walker - May 06, 2013

SHOW BOAT is back in an appealing production by the Washington National Opera. The Kennedy Center Opera House is a fitting berth for Captain Andy's Cotton Blossom and the happy/troubled show folk who make it their home. Boasting a cast and chorus of 100, WNO's SHOW BOAT allows the story to roll along the 40-year time span and the glorious music to enthrall the audience once again. (more...)

WNO to Present Opera in the Outfield Performance of SHOW BOAT at Nationals Park, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S Opera in the Outfield performance of the American classic Show Boat on Saturday, May 18. (more...)

Marina Prior Returns to Adelaide, 23 to 25 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2013

One of Australia's best loved ladies of musical theatre, Marina Prior, will perform her new one-woman show Leading Lady at The Regal Theatre 275 Kensington Road, Kensington, Adelaide from 23 to 25 May at 8.00pm with a 2.00pm matinee on Saturday 25 May. (more...)

MEXICAN HAYRIDE, SMILE, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART and More Set for 2013-14 Season at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces 'Viva Verdi' Concert, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program concludes its 2012/13 season next month with a one-night-only concert celebrating one of opera's greatest composers. (more...)

James Levine Returns to the Met to Conduct Three Operas; Full Season Announced Including Nico Muhly, Craig Lucas, Bartlett Sher & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met podium for the first time in two years, conducting three operas with which he has long been associated: a new production of Verdi's final masterpiece Falstaff, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Berg's Wozzeck. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will be conducting two operas in the 2013-14 season, Rossini's La Cenerentola and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met podium for the first time in two years, conducting three operas with which he has long been associated: a new production of Verdi's final masterpiece Falstaff, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Berg's Wozzeck. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will be conducting two operas in the 2013-14 season, Rossini's La Cenerentola and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. (more...)

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