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Irish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & MoreIrish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Season, featuring a U.S premiere and two Midwest premieres. The company's first-ever three-show season kicks off this fall with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott. ITC's 21st Season continues in March 2016 with the Midwest premiere of Gary Mitchell's intense thriller IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, directed by Associate Artistic Director Jeri Frederickson. The season concludes in spring 2016 with the U.S. premiere of Deirdre Kinahan's probing drama SPINNING, directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

NEEDLES AND OPIUM to Return to Canadian Stage, May 1-10NEEDLES AND OPIUM to Return to Canadian Stage, May 1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Canadian Stage presents an encore run of Needles and Opium by celebrated Canadian writer/director Robert Lepage. The magical mind-bending performance returns after impressing critics and audiences for a series of sold-out shows in Canadian Stage's 13.14 season, which also marked the production's English language premiere. Marc Labreche and Wellesley Robertson III reprise their roles for an exclusive 10 show run at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E) from May 1 to 10. (more...)

We're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWe're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, began previews on March 15 and officially opens tonight, April 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and MoreHubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2015-16 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, are available immediately as a Season 38 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in August 2015. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

Royal Conservatory of Music to Present 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL in Toronto, May 20-24Royal Conservatory of Music to Present 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL in Toronto, May 20-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

After a successful launch in 2014, the 21C Music Festival returns with a new line-up of artists from May 20 to May 24, 2015. The festival will again run over five nights and consist of eight concerts, featuring music composed mostly during the 21st century, which once again crosses boundaries and genres: rock and hip hop musicians share billing with classical artists and the music of seminal electroacoustic pioneer Kaija Saariaho is celebrated. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Welcomes New PhotographerEdinburgh International Festival Welcomes New Photographer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Today the Edinburgh International Festival announced the appointment of the new Edinburgh International Festival Photographer, Alex Aitchison. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castleis sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-BillCOC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung returns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castle is sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Makes Headlines in New York for Its Production of SEMELEThe Canadian Opera Company Makes Headlines in New York for Its Production of SEMELE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company is making headlines in New York on the occasion of its recent tour to the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music. The COC's theatrically transcendent production of Handel'sSemele, created by famed Chinese visual and performance artist Zhang Huan, was previewed in the early days of its New York residency by the Toronto Star as “looking like an opera we can be proud that Toronto brought to the Big Apple.” It went on to open on March 4 to popular and critical acclaim withSuperconductor lauding the occasion as “a chance for this city to hear this excellent Toronto-based company in a rare American visit.” (more...)

Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt performs arias, pop songs, standards and spirituals of deep personal significance, along with anecdotes and backstage stories describing her astonishing rise to operatic heights, despite her private challenges. Voigt Lessons, an evening imbued with Voigt's trademark warmth, candor and sense of humor, premiered at Glimmerglass in 2011 to rave reviews. The New York Times hailed it as “chatty, witty, and sometimes painfully poignant,” andToronto's Globe and Mail called it “an absolute gem.” (more...)

DanceWorks to Welcome Sylvain Emard Danse, 2/28DanceWorks to Welcome Sylvain Emard Danse, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Montreal's acclaimed Sylvain Emard Danse in the Toronto premiere of Ce n'est pas la fin du monde (It's not the end of the world). This stunning full-length work by the award-winning choreographer Sylvain Emard runs one night only on February 28 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Opens a TOTEM Pop-Up Box Office at Federation Square from 2/6 – 2/18Cirque du Soleil Opens a TOTEM Pop-Up Box Office at Federation Square from 2/6 – 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Cirque du Soleil, which is currently presenting its awe-inspiring production TOTEM under the Big Top at Flemington Racecourse, will be establishing a pop-up box office at Federation Square from February 6 to 18, 2015, open every day from 11am to 6pm except Monday 9 and 16 February. Tickets for all Melbourne performances of TOTEM will be available for sale at the box office as well as exclusive special offers. (more...)

Ilya Bannik to Join Cast of Metropolitan Opera's IOLANTA for Select PerformancesIlya Bannik to Join Cast of Metropolitan Opera's IOLANTA for Select Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Ilya Bannik will sing the role of King René in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta on February 3, 7, 10, and 14 matinee, replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill. (more...)

Ilya Bannik to Step in for Ailing Alexei Tanovitski in Met Opera's IOLANTAIlya Bannik to Step in for Ailing Alexei Tanovitski in Met Opera's IOLANTA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Ilya Bannik will make his Met debut as King René in Thursday's performance of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill. The originally scheduled premiere of Iolanta was canceled as a result of yesterday's city-wide ban on road travel and the shutdown of public transportation due to adverse weather conditions. This Thursday's performance will now be the Met premiere of Iolanta, which will be presented in a double bill with Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle. (more...)

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