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International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- On Stage Edition!BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- On Stage Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading the yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, but for theatre fans, there is even more to celebrate, as our favorite holiday programming and performances will be presented across all platforms this December. Whether you'd like to check out your favorite Christmas musical on stage, tune in for a festive concert on TV, or buy a movie ticket to a big holiday release, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! This year's guide is brought to you by Fathom Events. Fathom Events is the home of cinematic experiences that offer high-quality, affordable entertainment events broadcast to the big screen. This December, ring in the holidays with an array of iconic performances including world-class ballet, MET Opera, classic films and more! For additional information, visit: http://fathomevents.com. Below, check out our all-inclusive Holiday Roundup for 2014! (more...)

Linda Marlowe and James Swanton Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios, Beginning TonightLinda Marlowe and James Swanton Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy will play Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY from tonight 9th December 2014 to Saturday 3rd January 2015. Press Night: Friday 12th December, 7pm. These two London premieres, performed on the same evening at Trafalgar Studios, with Linda Marlowe (about to guest star in EastEnders) and James Swanton, are 'Dickens with a Difference'. (more...)

ABR Launches New Mycoplasma Testing ServicesABR Launches New Mycoplasma Testing Services
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

ABR (now a VMRD division) announced today the availability of new testing services that can detect the presence of mycoplasma in animal origin products, master virus seeds, and other sample types. The new services satisfy various regulatory standards including US Pharmacopoeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP), and 1993 FDA Points to Consider. (more...)

Linda Marlowe and James Swanton to Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios This WinterLinda Marlowe and James Swanton to Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy will play Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY from Tuesday 9th December 2014 to Saturday 3rd January 2015. Press Night: Friday 12th December, 7pm. These two London premieres, performed on the same evening at Trafalgar Studios, with Linda Marlowe (about to guest star in EastEnders) and James Swanton, are 'Dickens with a Difference'. (more...)

Holy Ghost Writer Discovers JACK THE RIPPER in New BookHoly Ghost Writer Discovers JACK THE RIPPER in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Everything from social media and blogs to newspapers have been abuzz with recent claims of DNA evidence solving the 126-year murder mystery involving the shadowy Jack the Ripper. While amateur sleuth, Russell Edmunds, and molecular biologist, Jari Louhelainen, seemed to have discovered DNA evidence of the identity of Jack the Ripper, other clues seem to eerily link to the soon-to-be-released novel, Jack the Ripper: Newly Discovered Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by inconspicuous author, The Holy Ghost Writer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at ANNA NICOLE, Coming to the Royal Opera House, SeptemberSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at ANNA NICOLE, Coming to the Royal Opera House, September
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

Sex, celebrity and scandal: Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera draws on the dramatic life and death of Anna Nicole Smith, presented at the Royal Opera House September 11-24, 2014. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

In a snappy one-hour edit of Government Inspector, Sedos brings a stylistic 70s twist to Gogol's biting satire about greed, corruption and the pursuit of status. (more...)

Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, Now thru 7/18Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, Now thru 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In a snappy one-hour edit of Government Inspector, Sedos brings a stylistic 70s twist to Gogol's biting satire about greed, corruption and the pursuit of status. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2014 Season Highlights, Begins TodayFestival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2014 Season Highlights, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The 66th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Rossini, a multi-media version of Schubert's Winterreise with video by the award-winning South African artist William Kentridge, as well as Trauernacht, a unique staging of Bach's sacred cantatas by British director Katie Mitchell. Also on the roster is a new Festival production of Die Zauberflote, directed by Complicite's Artistic Director Simon McBurney. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death, a concert version of the composer's Les Boreades, featuring young singers selected by the Academie Europeenne de Musique, will round out the Festival's major vocal presentations. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 66th Season - Handel, Mozart & More, Begins TodayFestival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 66th Season - Handel, Mozart & More, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The 66th annual Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present four world premieres in 2014: new opera productions of Handel's Ariodante and Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, plus Katie Mitchell's staging of Bach cantatas, Trauernacht, and William Kentridge's multi-media version of Schubert's iconic song cycle, Winterreise. Also featured in the coming season is a new Festival production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a concert version of Rameau's Les Boréades, and a selection of orchestral concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances. In addition, the 17th annual European Academy of Music will offer more than 60 events and 250 young artists. From July 2 to 24, 2014, all events unfold in eight extraordinary venues, many of them open air, in and around the picturesque city of Aix-en-Provence. (more...)

Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

In a snappy one-hour edit of Government Inspector, Sedos brings a stylistic 70s twist to Gogol's biting satire about greed, corruption and the pursuit of status. (more...)

St. James Studio to Present a Series of Jazz Concerts This SummerSt. James Studio to Present a Series of Jazz Concerts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The St. James Studio is delighted to host four talented and creative female jazz stylists over four Saturdays in May and June 2014, presented by JBGB Events. Between them they will treat audiences to a wealth of musical styles such as jazz and tango with a Parisian twist; smooth and sophisticated jazz, folk and blues; Brazilian bossa nova and swinging, finger clicking jazz. (more...)

Tickets for the Glyndebourne Festival are Still AvailableTickets for the Glyndebourne Festival are Still Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

This will be Robin Ticciati's first Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director. He is only the seventh conductor to hold the post in Glyndebourne's 80- year history, following in the distinguished line of Fritz Busch, Vittorio Gui, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Davis and Vladimir Jurowski. (more...)

Stage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAMEStage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. Stephen McGill has been awarded £50,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game. He will co-produce alongside Joseph Smith, Old Vic Productions, John Brant and Gavin Kalin. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 May 2014 and stars Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton. (more...)

The 80th Year of THE GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL Features EUGENE ONEGIN, DON GIOVANNI and More, 5/17-8/25The 80th Year of THE GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL Features EUGENE ONEGIN, DON GIOVANNI and More, 5/17-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

This will be Robin Ticciati's first Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director. He is only the seventh conductor to hold the post in Glyndebourne's 80- year history, following in the distinguished line of Fritz Busch, Vittorio Gui, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Davis and Vladimir Jurowski. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAMEPeter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 66th Season - Handel, Mozart & More, 7/2-24Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 66th Season - Handel, Mozart & More, 7/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

The 66th annual Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present four world premieres in 2014: new opera productions of Handel's Ariodante and Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, plus Katie Mitchell's staging of Bach cantatas, Trauernacht, and William Kentridge's multi-media version of Schubert's iconic song cycle, Winterreise. Also featured in the coming season is a new Festival production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a concert version of Rameau's Les Boréades, and a selection of orchestral concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances. In addition, the 17th annual European Academy of Music will offer more than 60 events and 250 young artists. From July 2 to 24, 2014, all events unfold in eight extraordinary venues, many of them open air, in and around the picturesque city of Aix-en-Provence. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, Now thru 2/1Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong present Leonard Bernstein's On the Town today, January 31-February 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with soprano Georgia Jarman. The program features Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from On the Town and On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite, Foss's Time Cycle, and Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. (more...)

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