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Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

John Adams Leads the LA Phil in GREEN UMBRELLA: THEATER OF THE OUTRAGEOUS, 1/13John Adams Leads the LA Phil in GREEN UMBRELLA: THEATER OF THE OUTRAGEOUS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams leads the LA Phil New Music Group in an evening of edgy works by some of today's most avant-garde composers - HK Gruber, John Zorn and Olga Neuwirth - at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, January 13, at 8 pm. The concert features performances by chansonnier Pieter Embrechts and countertenor Nathan Medley in a staged production by Chromatic, a Los Angeles-based production company led by director James Darrah. (more...)

Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY: Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Opera Lafayette returns to its chamber-ensemble origins, highlighting the work of two of Baroque's most beloved composers, George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

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...)

Jay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere TonightJay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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 tonight, December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (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 - Dec 4, 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...)

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...)

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 23, 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 today, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (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...)

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