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The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇONThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Commissions New OperaCanadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana SokolovicCanadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Emily West & More Set for 54 Below this WeekAmy Spanger, Emily West & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 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...)

FLASH SPECIAL: So... What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 30+ Amazing Versions Of The Seasonal ClassicFLASH SPECIAL: So... What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 30+ Amazing Versions Of The Seasonal Classic
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 31, 2014

Today we are celebrating a wow-worthy selection of performances of Frank Loesser's classic seasonal offering 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?' in honor of tonight's hallowed year-end holiday. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tom Chaplin From Keane Sings 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' - 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song'STAGE TUBE: Tom Chaplin From Keane Sings 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' - 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song'
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2014

Tom Chaplin, lead singer of Keane, sings 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' from The Lion King as part of 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song', broadcast on Christmas Day. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julian Ovenden Sings 'Anthem' From CHESS In 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song'STAGE TUBE: Julian Ovenden Sings 'Anthem' From CHESS In 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song'
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2014

Julian Ovenden was one of the stars performing in the special 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song' concert, broadcast on the BBC this Christmas. (more...)

TIM RICE: A LIFE IN SONG Airs Tonight, Bonus Performances ScheduledTIM RICE: A LIFE IN SONG Airs Tonight, Bonus Performances Scheduled
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 25, 2014

Celebrate the holidays with Sir Tim Rice at the Royal Festival Hall! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This WinterChristine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

This January and February 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Judy Collins to Play Stoneham Theatre Next SummerJudy Collins to Play Stoneham Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

This summer, Stoneham Theatre presents veteran folk-singer-songwriter Judy Collins in An Evening with Judy Collins for two performances on June 13–14, 2015. “Stoneham Theatre is proud to bring this outstanding Grammy Award-winning artist to our stage,” said Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes. “Judy Collins' legendary singing has been captivating audiences for five decades. We know our audiences will be uplifted and entertained by her performance in our intimate venue.” (more...)

TIM RICE: A LIFE IN SONG Set To Air In UK On 12/25, Bonus Performances ScheduledTIM RICE: A LIFE IN SONG Set To Air In UK On 12/25, Bonus Performances Scheduled
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 21, 2014

See Sir Tim Rice honored at the Royal Festival Hall! (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre ItemsSOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre Items
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2014

Today we are revisiting the very best theatre-related items released in 2014 in honor of the holiday shopping season being upon us. (more...)

Bryan Rabin & Adam Bravin to Present Giorgio's New Year's Eve with Joey AriasBryan Rabin & Adam Bravin to Present Giorgio's New Year's Eve with Joey Arias
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producer Bryan Rabin and DJ Adam XII celebrate the end of the year at, Giorgio's, A Modern Discotheque on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood (8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) (more...)

Rufus and Martha Wainwright Bring NOEL NIGHTS Back to NYC Tonight, Featuring Cyndi Lauper and MoreRufus and Martha Wainwright Bring NOEL NIGHTS Back to NYC Tonight, Featuring Cyndi Lauper and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Noel Nights Will Feature Special Guests Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright and many more plus special appearances by Cyndi Lauper (tonight, Dec. 17) and Renee Fleming (Dec. 18). (more...)

Rufus and Martha Wainwright Bring Holiday Show Back to NYC TonightRufus and Martha Wainwright Bring Holiday Show Back to NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Noel Nights Will Feature Special Guests Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright and many more plus special appearances by Cyndi Lauper (tonight, Dec. 17) and Renee Fleming (Dec. 18). (more...)

Judy Collins Makes Segerstrom Center Debut TonightJudy Collins Makes Segerstrom Center Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Grammy Award-winning artist Judy Collins makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her Holidays and Hits concert tonight, December 6 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Guess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMONGuess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Gavin Creel, 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award-winner for his performance as Elder Price in the London production of The Book of Mormon, will join the Broadway company as Elder Price on Tuesday, January 6. Creel also created the role of Elder Price on the US First National Tour. Nic Rouleau, the current Elder Price on Broadway, will play his final performance on Sunday, January 4, before joining the London company of The Book of Mormon, where he begins performances as Elder Price on Monday, February 2. (more...)

Brothers McCann to Play The Black Box, TodayBrothers McCann to Play The Black Box, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, presents Brothers McCann today, November 28 at 8 p.m., kicking off THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series. Brothers Mike and Pat McCann and Erik White have been making music together since 2009, garnering a reputation for high energy, positive performances. From 2009-2012 they organized and hosted their own music festival "ReUnion" in the state of Vermont. As well as headlining, Brothers McCann toured from 2013-2014 with acclaimed singer/songwriter Martin Sexton. Sexton has referred to them as the new "Crosby, Stills and Nash" and has integrated their three-part vocals into his sets, coloring his beloved songs. This year, Brothers McCann has appeared nationwide at festivals and music halls with such legendary acts as Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Dar Williams, Rufus Wainwright and many more. (more...)

Rufus and Martha Wainwright to Bring Holiday Show Back to NYC, 12/17-18Rufus and Martha Wainwright to Bring Holiday Show Back to NYC, 12/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Noel Nights Will Feature Special Guests Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright and many more plus special appearances by Cyndi Lauper (Dec. 17) and Renee Fleming (Dec. 18). (more...)

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