Opera North News

Boundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare RevivalBoundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Boundless Theatre Company will present a revival of Maria Irene Fornes' MUD - the first time this seminal drama by the 9-time Obie winner has been seen in New York since 1999. The production will be directed by Elena Araoz. Previews begin October 5 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village with press opening slated for October 12. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory CompanyTobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This week Tobacco Factory Theatres launches its most ambitious ever season of productions for Aug - Dec 2017, including five in-house productions throughout the autumn and at Christmas. In addition, the theatre announces a new chapter in its history: the creation of the Factory Company which will perform two electrifying plays between February and May 2018. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive ProgramParticipants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Maiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present ORMaiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present OR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Spy or poetess? Lust or love? Wrong or righteous? History or comedy? Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine present the brilliant and bawdy Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, September 8 through 23 at the newly-opened black box at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Calls on Theatre Makers to Protect the Arts in Acceptance SpeechAndrew Lloyd Webber Calls on Theatre Makers to Protect the Arts in Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

In an acceptance speech for outstanding achievement at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards  this week, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber stressed the need for arts funding and the urgency of protecting the arts during these uncertain political times.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

Opera North's Summerfest 2017 Kicks Off with Special EventsOpera North's Summerfest 2017 Kicks Off with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Summerfest 2017 will be Opera North's 35th season. To celebrate this anniversary, Opera North will hold a free event at the historic Blow-Me-Down Farm in Cornish, New Hampshire on Saturday, July 15th. The concert will take place on the lawn of this beautiful farm on the banks of the Connecticut River and will feature a performance by Opera North singers and musicians. The event is held in partnership with the National Park Service, who manages the property. (more...)

Opera North's Summerfest to Launch with 35th Anniversary Celebration at Blow-Me-Down FarmOpera North's Summerfest to Launch with 35th Anniversary Celebration at Blow-Me-Down Farm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Summerfest 2017 will be Opera North's 35th season. To celebrate this anniversary, Opera North will hold a free event at the historic Blow-Me-Down Farm in Cornish, New Hampshire. The concert will take place on the lawn of this beautiful farm on the banks of the Connecticut River and will feature a performance by Opera North singers and musicians. The event is held in partnership with the National Park Service, who manages the property. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand TheatrePhoto Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

???????Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for La belle Helene, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Augusta Caso will sing the lead role of Helene, Peter Lake will play Paris and Eric Lindsey will sing Calchas. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra TheatreDebra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

Newport Classical Music Festival Appoints Pamela A. Pantos as Executive DirectorNewport Classical Music Festival Appoints Pamela A. Pantos as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The board of directors of the Newport Music Festival has appointed Pamela A. Pantos as their new executive director. Pantos' extensive experience from a two-decade career in arts, finance, festival and nonprofit management will usher in a new era for the festival as it enters its 50th anniversary season in 2018. (more...)

Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Chicago Folks Operetta Announces Chicago Premiere of Anti-War Operetta JOHNNY JOHNSONChicago Folks Operetta Announces Chicago Premiere of Anti-War Operetta JOHNNY JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playng at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Diana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester PalaceDiana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Casting Announced For James Bridie's MR. GILLIE at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced For James Bridie's MR. GILLIE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and continuing their rediscovery of James Bridie, one of the West End's most successful dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, the first London production since its 1950 premiere of Mr Gillie runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 25 June 2017 (Press Night: Monday, 26 June 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Diana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MANDiana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

LBO and MOLAA Present FRIDA KAHLO: PAIN AND PASSION, Sneak PeekLBO and MOLAA Present FRIDA KAHLO: PAIN AND PASSION, Sneak Peek
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

On June 9, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will present "Frida Kahlo: Pain and Passion," an evening celebrating the vibrant, colorful life of the renowned Mexican artist. The event will begin at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAPFull Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl. (more...)

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