Richard Jones News

St. James Studio to Present a Series of Jazz Concerts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 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 Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 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 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, 5/17-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 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 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 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, 7/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 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 2/1
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...)

Essence Healthcare Renews Partnership with Healthways Through 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

As part of its mission to help people achieve and maintain long-lasting health and wellness, Essence Healthcare today announced it has renewed its existing partnership with well-being improvement leader Healthways (HWAY) to continue offering the award-winning SilverSneakers Fitness Program through 2016. SilverSneakers, the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, is available to Essence Healthcare members throughout the St. Louis region. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Ship Of Dreams! TITANIC Is Set To Sail Back To Broadway This Fall
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 17, 2014

Today we are celebrating a particularly epic and emotionally stirring Best Musical Tony Award winner just announced to be returning to the Great White Way later this year in a stripped-down, back-to-basics production - TITANIC! (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, 1/31-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong present Leonard Bernstein's On the Town on 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...)

The 2014 Glyndebourne Festival's Events Include ROSENKAVALIER and More, 5/17- 7/25
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 02, 2014

The 2014 Festival will take place from 17 May to 24 August 2014 and includes three new productions: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera, Verdi's La Traviata and revivals of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Handel's Rinaldo. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STORY OF MY LIFE - A Funny, Touching Reminder of the Value of Friendship
by Kevin Smith - Dec 18, 2013

'The Story of My Life' is a warm, funny, touching reminder of the true value that a special friendship can have, and the unfortunate ease with which we can, and so often do, allow it to fade away. It will entertain and amuse you, but you might well leave the theater as I did - reviewing the texture of half-forgotten relationships. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2014 Season Highlights, July 2-23, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

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...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Transfer From Chichester to West End in May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival production of THE PAJAMA GAME will move to London's West End, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May of 2014. No official dates or casting has yet been announced. (more...)

Adult Panto DICK! COMES AGAIN Returns to Leicester Square, Now thru Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The West End's No1 Adult Panto is back - and this Christmas season it is Dick! Comes Again: Bigger, Longer, Harder! Legendary international DJ and celebrated nightclub diva, Miss Dusty 'O', who made her West End stage debut in last year's acclaimed, sold out Dick!, is back as S'HoHo' sex club owner Miss Sofonda Cox. (more...)

CommerceHub Hires Industry Expert John Hinkle as Executive VP of Production Systems
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ CommerceHub, the industry leading merchandising and fulfillment platform for retailers and suppliers, announced today that John Hinkle has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Production Systems. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Set for UK Tour, Nov 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET will tour the UK for the first time in a dazzling new stage production, opening at the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Monday 11 November 2013 it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Adult Panto DICK! COMES AGAIN to Return to Leicester Square, Nov 27-Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

The West End's No1 Adult Panto is back - and this Christmas season it is Dick! Comes Again: Bigger, Longer, Harder! Legendary international DJ and celebrated nightclub diva, Miss Dusty 'O', who made her West End stage debut in last year's acclaimed, sold out Dick!, is back as S'HoHo' sex club owner Miss Sofonda Cox. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Set for UK Tour, Nov 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET will tour the UK for the first time in a dazzling new stage production, opening at the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Monday 11 November 2013 it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

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