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New Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRICNew Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BRIC is pleased to present the world premiere of The Messiah Complex, a new play written by Nia Witherspoon and visionary director Charlotte Brathwaite with choreography by Ni'Ja Whitson and dramaturgy by Cherrie Moraga. (more...)

Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling ShowVancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver audiences are eagerly anticipating VO's full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical Evita. Less than two weeks remain until opening night and ticket sales are outpacing any show in the company's history! As of this week, the best selection of tickets is available for the Friday, May 6th evening performance and Sunday, May 8thmatinée. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 "GABRIEL BERRY" - Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Metropolitan Opera in association with the International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival Aix-en-Provence will present the talk Discovering Chéreau'sElektra at the Metropolitan Opera, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

The Wallis to Host An Evening with Peter Sellars in Conversation with Alex Ross, 5/16The Wallis to Host An Evening with Peter Sellars in Conversation with Alex Ross, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts joins forces with the Ojai Music Festival for the first time to present a lively Arts & Ideas conversation between groundbreaking opera and theater director Peter Sellars and The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. The conversation will take placeon the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater on Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert HallLA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson announce the 2016-17 season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world's foremost professional choruses noted for its adventurous programming and artistic excellence, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Under the artistic leadership of Gershon, the choir's 53rd season includes an ambitious blend of choral masterworks, engaging premieres, a cappella offerings and collaborations with some of today's leading artistic visionaries to create immersive musical experiences. The programming embraces the LA Master Chorale's distinguished history, while building upon its legacy of expanding the choral repertoire by commissioning new works and championing rising and established composers. (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVALOver 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

The Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative Announces 2016-17 Finalists in Dance, Literature, Theatre and Visual ArtsThe Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative Announces 2016-17 Finalists in Dance, Literature, Theatre and Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Following a worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in dance, literature, theatre and visual arts, Rolex recently announced the finalists who will be introduced to the respective mentors - Ohad Naharin (dance), Mia Couto (literature), Robert Lepage (theatre) and Joan Jonas (visual arts) - in the 2016-2017 Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer FestivalThree New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Sydney Opera House to Present EVOLUTION OF FEARLESSNESSSydney Opera House to Present EVOLUTION OF FEARLESSNESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Sydney Opera House will present Evolution of Fearlessness, an immersive, interactive installation by internationally acclaimed Australian video artist and director Lynette Wallworth at the 2016 All About Women festival on Sunday 6 March, continuing through International Women's Day until Sunday 13 March. (more...)

Vancouver Bach Choir to Close 85th Season with ST. MATTHEW PASSIONVancouver Bach Choir to Close 85th Season with ST. MATTHEW PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its monumental 85th anniversary season with J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion, March 19, 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in music history, 'The Great Passion' will be gloriously illuminated by the venerable symphonic choir alongside the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and a cast of internationally acclaimed soloists. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell & More Set for Lincoln Center's Great Performers 2016-17 SeasonLondon Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell & More Set for Lincoln Center's Great Performers 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

With half a century of stellar performances and universally-acclaimed artists to its credit, Lincoln Center's Great Performers series announces its 51st season. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 SeasonFestival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honore and conducted by Louis Langree with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and completing the Festival's Handel Cycle, Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno conducted by Emmanuelle Haimwith Le Concert d'Astree. In addition, the 2016 season will feature a concert version of Rameau's Zoroastre with Raphael Pichon leading the orchestra and choir of the Ensemble Pygmalion. (more...)

40th Sydney Festival Concludes40th Sydney Festival Concludes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike. (more...)

The Sydney Festival Celebrates 40th AnniversaryThe Sydney Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike.  (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live LunchRoyal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 3, 2016

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Guerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of DirectorsGuerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Guerilla Opera enthusiastically welcomes Susan Larson to their Board of Directors. In her retirement, Larson worked as music writer for The Boston Globe and is now a published author, but many know her best from Peter Sellars' innovative productions of the late 1980s. She is one of the groundbreaking artists of her generation that changed the opera director's and opera audience's perception of what an opera singer is capable of. Subsequent generations of opera singers evolved because of dynamic singing actors like her. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham FellowBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the successful completion of its two-year, $1M Cage Cunningham Campaign to establish the Cage Cunningham Fund for artist fellowships, named for legendary artistic partners John Cage and Merce Cunningham. BAC's Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov announced the inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow, Alexei Lubimov, at an event on Monday, December 14, held at the Center. The event also served as the official naming of BAC's Studio 6A the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio. The Studio is the first physical space honoring Cage and Cunningham's unparalleled contribution to 20th century art and culture. (more...)

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