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The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizeThe Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

La MaMa to Present Two Shows by Split Britches This OctoberLa MaMa to Present Two Shows by Split Britches This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

La MaMa in association with Split Britches presents Unexploded Ordnance UXO, a new project inspired by the unexploded Civil War ammunition buried on Governor's Island in New York Harbor and the iconic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove. (more...)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATIONSaint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

Daniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATIONDaniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Andrew Brown Chief Operating OfficerLos Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Andrew Brown Chief Operating Officer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has appointed Andrew Brown as its Chief Operating Officer. This is a job title promotion for Brown who is entering his 16th season with the choir, one of four resident companies at The Music Center.  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season LineupKelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public RelationsLos Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Jennifer Scott has been appointed Director of Public Relations of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP TheaterZainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Electrifying Street Dance in FLEXNJacob's Pillow Presents Electrifying Street Dance in FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival brings FLEXN, an electrifying street dance to the Ted Shawn Theatre stage, August 17-20. Created by flex dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray with visionary theatre and opera director Peter Sellars, FLEXN confronts today's complicated social justice issues by combining raw personal perspectives with powerful and provocative movement. In order to contextualize the topics addressed in the performance, the show will open with an onstage panel discussion with artists and community leaders debating the current socio-political climate and its impact on Berkshire County. (more...)

Peter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening ProductionPeter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

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Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley today announced the Company will present the world premiere commission of Girls of the Golden West, a new opera set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, by the internationally-renowned team of composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sellars. Presented at the War Memorial Opera House for seven performances opening November 2017, San Francisco Opera will announce casting, conductor, design team and ticket information in January 2017 as part of the Company's 2017–18 repertory season. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

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...)

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