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Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale to Lead MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead This AutumnSimon Russell Beale to Lead MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Simon Russell Beale will star in Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at the Hampstead Theatre this fall. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more! (more...)

John Lahr, Kika Markham & More Make Shortlist for 2015 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre BiographyJohn Lahr, Kika Markham & More Make Shortlist for 2015 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The shortlist is announced today for the eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography - the nominees are Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr, Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave by Kika Markham, What do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts by Richard Eyre, Covering Shakespeare by David Weston and I Know Nothing: The Autobiography by Andrew Sachs. (more...)

Emily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSEREmily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Today Starz revealed that Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, War Horse) has joined the cast as 'Her Ladyship' (more...)

Photo: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSERPhoto: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television 'The Dresser,' an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. (more...)

Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Words on Dance in association with Symphony Space, is proud to present an evening with CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer and director in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer RITA MORENO, April 27, 7:00 PM at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN  at The Metropolitan OperaVIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

From: Metropolitan Opera, Richard Eyre's production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts. For more, click here. (more...)

Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operareturns to Great Performances at the Met on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m. (more...)

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh Announce New UK, Ireland Tours of Smash Hit MARY POPPINS, Oct. 13Disney & Cameron Mackintosh Announce New UK, Ireland Tours of Smash Hit MARY POPPINS, Oct. 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at Leicester Curve on Tuesday 13 October 2015. Initial tour schedule attached. Casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

The Met Sets 2015-16 Season: 25 Operas, 6 Premieres & MoreThe Met Sets 2015-16 Season: 25 Operas, 6 Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 season will present 227 opera performances in a varied repertory, ranging from rarely performed masterpieces to perennial audience favorites. The season features six new productions and 18 revivals, starring the world's greatest singers and conductors, many of them in repertory they have not previously performed with the company. (more...)

2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of five outstanding women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don Josť, soprano Anita Hartig is MicaŽla, andIldar Abdrazakov is the toreador Escamillo, led by Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Carmen will be broadcast on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 22 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (In New York THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses. (more...)

Sonia Friedman Productions Welcomes Donna Munday as Executive ProducerSonia Friedman Productions Welcomes Donna Munday as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) has appointed Donna Munday in the new role of Executive Producer. (more...)

Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone éeljko Lu?i? sings the title role; German bass Renť Pape is among his victims of his bloody rise to the throne as Banquo, and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of his heroic rival Macduff. (more...)

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