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Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Pérez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, 9/9-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Audiences will be on the edge of their seats when Geva Theatre Center presents Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by David Ira Goldstein. Wait Until Dark begins performances on September 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through October 5. (more...)

Amanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

American Soprano Amanda Majeski will be singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in replacement of Marian Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn due to health reasons. (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Prepares for Lockout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera continues problems as the General Manager, Peter Gelb, in a letter told the orchestra, chorus and stagehands to prepare for lockdown if no agreement is reached by next week. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/14 - MOTOWN, THE LION, ATOMIC, 'MUSCLES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MOTOWN hits 500 shows, 'MUSCLES', THE LION and ATOMIC begin off-Broadway, GHOSTS screens in the UK and 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW again this evening! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien präsentieren das Cast für die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung von MARY POPPINS
by Iris Moebius - Jun 10, 2014

Das Musical, basierend auf dem Buch von P.L. Travers und einem der beliebtesten Disney-Filme aller Zeiten, mit der wunderbaren Geschichte um die Familie Banks und ihr zauberhaftes Kindermadchen, wird am 1. Oktober 2014 seine Premiere im Ronacher feiern. Die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien freuen sich besonders eine großartige Besetzung fur Wien gefunden zu haben! Allen voran als „Mary Poppins' die bezaubernde Annemieke van Dam, dem osterreichischen Publikum vor allem als „Elisabeth' bereits bestens bekannt. Die Rolle des „Bert' wird von David Boyd verkorpert. Das Ehepaar „George' und „Winifred Banks' sind Reinwald Kranner und Milica Jovanovic (LOVE NEVER DIES, Ronacher), „Miss Andrew' Maaike Schuurmans (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher), „Admiral Boom' Dirk Lohr und „Roberston Ay' Niklas Abel (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher). (more...)

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Extends UK Tour from September 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Broadway Entertainment Group in association with New Adventures are delighted to announce that one of the most popular dance productions ever staged, MATTHEW BOURNE'S multi award-winning hit 'SWAN LAKE', will extend its current UK tour internationally from September 2014. The show will visit the Tokyo Theatre Orb, Shanghai Cultural Square, Singapore Esplanade, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne and the Theatre Royal, Sydney. Further venues will be announced shortly. (more...)

Puccini's Classic Love Story La Boh'me on Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohme, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mim, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed to make her company role debut as Mim with just a few hours notice, having sung the demanding title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly for the first time at the Met the night before. With this performance, she became the first singer in Met history to debut two major roles in a 24-hour period. (more...)

Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from West End's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run, Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, just opened in the West End, playing until 13 September 2014. A buoyantly blissful blend of romance and comedy starring Joanna Riding reprising her feisty heroine, and Michael Xavier, the show features golden hits such as Hey There (You With The Stars In Your Eyes), Hernando's Hideaway and Steam Heat. (more...)

The Almeida's KING CHARLES III, Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, to Transfer to Wyndham's Theatre from Sept 2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

New Production Photos Of UK THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2014

A first look at the new West End revival of musical comedy classic THE PAJAMA GAME starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier is now available to view via a series of new production photos just unveiled. (more...)

Almeida Announces New Season, Including OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre today announces its body of work for the autumn: a World Premiere of a new work by Alecky Blythe will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins and the London Premiere of David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

KING CHARLES III To Transfer To Wyndham's From September
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Premiere SCHOOL OF ROCK Musical on Broadway Before West End?
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

In an interview with the Telegraph, Andrew Lloyd Webber says there's a 'strong possibility' that his next musical, School of Rock, will premiere on Broadway instead of the West End due to more relaxed laws on child performers in the United States. The West End requires the hiring of 3-4 child actors for one role, which makes casting difficult. (more...)

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