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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...)

Ildar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall TomorrowIldar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Russian-born bass Ildar Abdrazakov makes his U.S. solo recital debut tomorrow, Thursday Jan 29, on the main stage of Carnegie Hall at 8pm. Joined by pianist Mzia Bakhtouridze, the singer will perform a program pairing works by Faure, Liszt and Ravel with Russian art songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The New York Times has described Abdrazakov's voice as "sturdy, dark and rich," adding that the "refinement and clarity" of his singing is what ultimately makes it "so moving." (more...)

Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSERAnthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play "The Dresser," set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

Starz Picks Up BBC's THE DRESSER, Starring Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellenStarz Picks Up BBC's THE DRESSER, Starring Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play 'The Dresser,' set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch & Fiance Sophie Hunter Expecting First ChildBenedict Cumberbatch & Fiance Sophie Hunter Expecting First Child
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The New York Post has exclusively confirmed the news that Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiance Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. (more...)

PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale and Mark Strong to Lead Radio 4's VICTORY, Based on Harold Pinter ScreenplaySimon Russell Beale and Mark Strong to Lead Radio 4's VICTORY, Based on Harold Pinter Screenplay
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Simon Russell Beale and Mark Strong will lead the cast for Radio 4's new drama VICTORY, helmed by Richard Eyre and based on Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1915 novel. (more...)

Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy, and Ken Watanabe in Talks for DOCTOR STRANGE?Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy, and Ken Watanabe in Talks for DOCTOR STRANGE?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Marvel fans are in for an exciting casting announcement in the near future. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Set for DR. STRANGEBenedict Cumberbatch Officially Set for DR. STRANGE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, after much back-and-forth, that Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. (more...)

New Cast to Lead Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Beginning Tonight at the MetNew Cast to Lead Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Beginning Tonight at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro returns to the Met stage tonight, December 4. (more...)

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