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Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27 at Pittsburgh OperaPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27 at Pittsburgh Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce Vavrek's 'quick-witted libretto.' BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

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Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce Vavrek's 'quick-witted libretto.' (more...)

2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals. This season, the recitals move to the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, located on the fourth floor of the Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco). The February 28 series-opener—Ports of Call with New York Festival of Song Artistic Director Steven Blier and 2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Amina Edris, Edward Nelson and Brad Walker—marks the inaugural public performance in the Taube Atrium Theater, which boasts the innovative Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. The 5:30 p.m. Sunday recital series continues on March 6 with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist John Churchwell; March 20 with baritone Efraín Solís accompanied by pianist Robert Mollicone; and April 24 with baritone Kihun Yoon and pianist Mark Morash. (more...)

Rita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance TodayRita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This just in! Rita Moreno has cancelled this evening's Lincoln Center Performance. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season TonightVanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. The Appel Room series opens with Vanessa Williams performing in the breathtaking space in Frederick P. Rose Hall tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have confirmed that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host. Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe returns to Carnegie Hall with pianist Alan Louis Smith to lead an audience sing-slong concert, Sing, America!, on Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage as part of Carnegie Hall's annual series The Song Continues. Audience members have the opportunity to join in and sing along to some of America's most popular songs from the early 1900s including "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "By the Beautiful Sea," and many more. (more...)

LA Master Chorale's Messiah Sing-Along Set for 12/16LA Master Chorale's Messiah Sing-Along Set for 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's 35th Annual "Messiah Sing-Along," a beloved and time-honored tradition, brings together family, friends and the community to perform Handel's masterpiece on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 8 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

LA Master Chorale Celebrates Season with 'Rejoice! Brass Tidings' on 12/13LA Master Chorale Celebrates Season with 'Rejoice! Brass Tidings' on 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Blazing brass, majestic pipe organ and soaring voices add sonorous sparkle to the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 'Rejoice! Brass Tidings,' which heralds the season with such classics as Willcocks' Carols for Brass and Choir, Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata for chorus and double brass, and John Rutter's Gloria, on Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and featuring 62 Chorale members, the program also includes Shawn Kirchner's Behold New Joy: Ancient Carols of Christmas, composed as a companion piece to Rutter's jubilant opus, Nico Muhly's Senex puerum, Paul Gibson's Rejoice in the Lord Alway and two Christmas motets by Giovanni Gabrieli for double and triple choirs. (more...)

Get Tickets to See 'Liasons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano' Live on StageGet Tickets to See 'Liasons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano' Live on Stage
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 19, 2015

Song of Stephen Sondheim re-imagined by 36 contemporary composers including Jason Robert Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Duncan Sheik, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gabriel Kahane, David Shire, Thomas Newman, Nico Mulhy, Jake Heggie and many more. (more...)

Sondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space TonightSondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Tonight, November 19 (8 pm) pianist Anthony de Mare brings the third and final installment of his inspired LIAISONS project to Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Releases First Holiday Recording in Nearly 20 YearsLA Master Chorale Releases First Holiday Recording in Nearly 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Now everyone can enjoy Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale's release of 'Festival of Carols,' a CD and digital download album recorded live at Disney Hall featuring favorite Christmas carols performed by the Grammy nominated-chorus and conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete details and casting for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists— Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick (Twenty Minutes or Less), David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire (Alexandra), and Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos (Service Provider)—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in semi-staged concert performances on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The 7 p.m. performance is sold out; a second performance at 9 p.m. has just been added to accommodate demand. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Performs Handel's Messiah Dec 6 and 20 at Disney HallLA Master Chorale Performs Handel's Messiah Dec 6 and 20 at Disney Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Handel's Messiah, his most popular oratorio, on Sundays, December 6 and 20, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This SpringPhylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report initial casting for The Public Theater's New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Phylicia Rashad returns to The Public to play 'Shelah' in this deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith. Rashad last appeared at The Public in THE STORY by Tracey Scott Wilson in 2003. HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Alumni Series to Begin at National Sawdust Next WeekendAmerican Lyric Theater Alumni Series to Begin at National Sawdust Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

American Lyric Theater is proud to launch a new series, ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert, celebrating the successes of its Composer Librettist Development Program. The series includes two upcoming concerts at the brand new National Sawdust, November 15, 2015 and February 7, 2016, each featuring excerpts from five different operas with scores and/or librettos written by alumni of the CLDP. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat With Jeff McCarthy of Arena's OLIVER!BWW Interview: A Chat With Jeff McCarthy of Arena's OLIVER!
by Jamie McGonnigal - Nov 6, 2015

Jeff McCarthy starred in Broadway's Beauty & The Beast, Chicago, Les Miserables, and the original casts of Side Show (Terry) and Urinetown, creating the role of Officer Lockstock, which he reprised several times for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS events, The Easter Bonnet and Gypsy of the Year competitions. He's spending his holiday season in Washington D.C. at the Arena Stage, where he'll take on the role of Fagin in their production of Oliver!. Jeff took a moment to chat with me about the show, as well as his past, present, and future plans. (more...)

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