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BBC Enlists Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen for New Screen Adaptation of THE DRESSERBBC Enlists Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen for New Screen Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

According to The Telegraph, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen will unite to lead a new screen adaptation of the play THE DRESSER for the network. Sir Richard Eyre will direct. (more...)

The Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and MoreThe Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold & More Join Cast of Royal Opera House's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSMartin Harvey, Cris Penfold & More Join Cast of Royal Opera House's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues at the Warner Theatre with CARMEN, 11/1MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues at the Warner Theatre with CARMEN, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 1 pm on Saturday, November 1st with Bizet's CARMEN. (more...)

The Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall TheaterThe Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera opens its 130th season with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Town Hall Theater will broadcast it live on the THT big screen October 18th at 1:00 pm. This is the first time since 1941 that Mozart's enormously popular comedy-in which various romantic entanglements complicate the nuptial plans of Figaro and his bride-to-be, the clever housemaid Susanna-has been chosen to open the Met season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were the happy couple of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. (more...)

Bizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the MetBizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Bizet's Carmen will open at the Met September 30 with Anita Rachvelishvili, the Georgian mezzo-soprano who has performed the role to acclaim around the world, reprising her interpretation of the title role. Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the first eight performances of the run, which will also star Aleksandrs Antonenko as Don José, Anita Hartig as Micaëla, and Massimo Cavalletti and Ildar Abdrazakov as the swaggering toreador Escamillo. The production is by Richard Eyre, who also directed the Met's season-opening new staging of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. The November 1 matinee performance of Carmen will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world. (more...)

The Gamm Stages Fresh New Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic HEDDA GABLERThe Gamm Stages Fresh New Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to stage a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. The Norwegian playwright's 19th-century antiheroine--and one of the famous enigmas of the stage--is the newly married, beautiful and inscrutable wife of an academic for whom the bourgeois life is simply not good enough. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella, who authored this adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece, directs Marianna Bassham (Joan in Far Away, Charlotte in The Real Thing) in the title role. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. 'He sees everything in Technicolor, eyes wide open, taking everything in, not missing a second that he could possibly enjoy in his life.”' (more...)

Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROReview Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Review Roundups - Sep 25, 2014

Despite the union battles and season lockout threats, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors as scheduled on Monday night with Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” conducted by James Levine. (more...)

2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Warner Theatre2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 1 pm on October 18th with Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD, 10/18Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will thrill Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, October 18. (more...)

The MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 SeasonThe MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 10 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Macbeth on Saturday, October 11, at. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $208 Adults; $176 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $120 students. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen CARMEN Live in HD, 11/3Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen CARMEN Live in HD, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Georges Bizet's steamy melodrama Carmen returns to the Met with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Now, music lovers can see it Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, November 3, at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. (more...)

Rachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARORachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December's performances of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Willis-Sørensen will sing the role on December 4, 8, 12, 15, and 20 matinee, replacing the originally announced Amanda Majeski, who now sings the September and October performances of the opera. (more...)

James Levine Leads the MET Orchestra in Five Carnegie Hall Performances, Beg. 10/12James Levine Leads the MET Orchestra in Five Carnegie Hall Performances, Beg. 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

In the upcoming season, James Levine leads musicians from The MET Orchestra in five programs at Carnegie Hall with a wide array of acclaimed soloists as guest artists. The series begins with The MET Orchestra on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 9 as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 with soloist Maurizio Pollini (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 SeasonTickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions into more than 2000 movie theaters and performing arts centers worldwide. (more...)

The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and MoreThe Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

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