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Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & MoreFestival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The 67th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart; the French premiere of Jonathan Dove's children's opera The Monster in the Maze led by Sir Simon Rattle with the London Symphony Orchestra; and a revival of director Robert Carsen's acclaimed 1991 Festival production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Festival's major vocal presentations this season will also include Serbian composer Ana Sokolovi?'s unconventional one-act a capella opera Svadba (Marriage), and a double bill presenting Persephone,Stravinsky's melodrama for tenor, female narrator, choir, children's choir, dancers and orchestra, with Tchaikovsky's last opera, Iolanta. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Bruce Dow Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Bruce Dow Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year's honorees—Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanosky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Previous Opera News Award Winners Martina Arroyo,Gerald Finley and Susan Graham are among the presenters. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Dow, Caine Tied!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Dow, Caine Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Park Ave Armory's 2015 Artistic Season to Feature Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson & MorePark Ave Armory's 2015 Artistic Season to Feature Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Park Avenue Armory announced the details of its 2015 season, encompassing site-specific installations, commissions, and cross-disciplinary collaborations across a range of art forms-from installation, to dance, music, and performance art. The season reflects and strengthens the Armory's mission, dedicated to advancing new forms of artistic expression, catalyzing open collaboration between artists, and creating immersive and thought-provoking experiences for audiences within its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and historic period rooms. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXNPark Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie "Regg Roc" Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. (more...)

Judith Clurman Leads Essential Voices USA in New CD 'CHERISHED MOMENTS', Featuring Ron Raines and MoreJudith Clurman Leads Essential Voices USA in New CD 'CHERISHED MOMENTS', Featuring Ron Raines and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

HE JEWISH SPIRIT, a new cd on Sono Luminus (DSL-92182), was released today, October 28, 2014, with Essential Voices USA, conducted by Judith Clurman with soloists Ron Raines, Bruce Ruben and Michael Slattery. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERReview Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Review Roundups - Oct 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season kicked off with the controversial John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris. (more...)

Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Opera, but it was one of the most important.' (more...)

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This WinterJay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a brand-new musical concert event. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical The Rocky Horror Show is being offered as a special event, for three performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation on Friday, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (more...)

BWW Catches up with the Cast of NEXT FALL; At the Southwark Playhouse Until 25th OctoberBWW Catches up with the Cast of NEXT FALL; At the Southwark Playhouse Until 25th October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld catches up with the cast of NEXT FALL the latest must-see at Southwark Playhouse. The play runs until 25th October. (more...)

Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is a 2011 George London Award winner who this past summer sang the roles of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with the Los Angeles Opera and Billy Bigelow in Carousel at Glimmerglass Opera. Together, they will open the 2014-15 season of the George London Foundation for Singers with a joint recital at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 4:30 PM, with pianist Ken Noda. The event is Mr. McKinny's New York recital debut. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Berliner Philharmoniker to Release Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray, 9/19Berliner Philharmoniker to Release Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Berliner Philharmoniker releases its live recording of Bach's spiritual and dramatic St John Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and staged by Peter Sellars, in a box set comprising both DVD and Blu-Ray, on Friday, September 19. The linen-bound hardcover edition from the orchestra's new in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, features St John Passion in the best possible picture and sound quality with extensive bonus material, including an interview with Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars, an introduction to the work by Chorus Master Simon Halsey, and a comprehensive booklet with photos. The set is available from www.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com and Arkiv Music. (more...)

Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Conductor Ludovic Morlot ushers in the month of September by leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two classical performances, Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, both at 8 pm. (more...)

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