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Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next YearPatrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, TodayRossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Seattle (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Extension for GHOSTS,ArtsWest Announces Extension for GHOSTS,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts through Sunday, October 23. The additional performances are scheduled for Thursday 10/20 through Saturday 10/22 at 7:30pm and Sunday 10/23 at 3pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at ArtsWest.org. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 7, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tallahassee, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, AS YOU LIKE IT in Tallahassee, and GHOSTS in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Ibsen's GHOSTS at ArtsWest: A Haunting TriumphBWW Review: Ibsen's GHOSTS at ArtsWest: A Haunting Triumph
by Amelia Reynolds - Oct 2, 2016

Henrik Ibsen's lesser-known drama 'Ghosts' should be just as prolific as 'A Doll's House.' This 19th-century societal criticism is one to check off your classical theater bucket list, and Richard Eyre's masterful adaptation at ArtsWest is impressively close to the original. On top of casting two theatrical powerhouses--Suzanna Bouchard and Noah Racey--ArtsWest's current production is one that would make Ibsen himself stand and applaud. (more...)

Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hull UK City of Culture 2017, details of which are announced today, is a 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity inspired by the city and told to the world. Divided into four seasons, this national celebration draws on the distinctive spirit of the city and the artists, writers, directors, musicians, revolutionaries and thinkers that have made such a significant contribution to the development of art and ideas. (more...)

ArtsWest is Pleased to Announce the Seattle Premiere of GHOSTSArtsWest is Pleased to Announce the Seattle Premiere of GHOSTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the Seattle Premiere of Richard Eyre's powerful new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, featuring the return of award-winning actor Noah Racey to Seattle. Noah Racey has enjoyed an extensive Broadway career in productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna Dance, Curtains and more. Ghosts marks the first time in 3 years that Noah Racey has appeared on stage in Seattle: theatre fans won't want to miss the opportunity.  (more...)

ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the first time since opening our doors at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in 1999, the total number of season subscriptions before the season openshas surpassed the prior year's end-of-season total. Subscriptions goals are normally met or surpassed by the end of a given season, but this year we are celebrating before the season even begins. There are other reasons why 2016 is a remarkable year for ArtsWest: in addition to a record-setting revenue for season subscribers, the number of subscribers is at an all-time high for any season opening in our history. (more...)

ArtsWest is Pleased to Announce the Seattle Premiere of GHOSTSArtsWest is Pleased to Announce the Seattle Premiere of GHOSTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the Seattle Premiere of Richard Eyre's powerful new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, featuring the return of award-winning actor Noah Racey to Seattle. Noah Racey has enjoyed an extensive Broadway career in productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna Dance, Curtains and more. Ghosts marks the first time in 3 years that Noah Racey has appeared on stage in Seattle: theatre fans won't want to miss the opportunity.  (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This OctoberFlash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and ExperimentationLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at King's Theatre GlasgowJACKIE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

?Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will play at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Today 26 to Saturday 30 July 2016, as part of a nationwide tour.  (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE METEyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 SeasonPrint Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPERBWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

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