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Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are AnnouncedWinners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This SpringAlliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production, EDWARD FOOTE, by award-winning Atlanta playwright and author Phillip DePoy. EDWARD FOOTE, a Gothic murder mystery set to haunting Appalachian folk song, will premiere on the Hertz Stage March 27 - April 19, 2015. Opening night is April 1, 2015. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick Add Additional Dates to Summer TourPeter Frampton & Cheap Trick Add Additional Dates to Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Following another year of non-stop touring including select solo performances, dates with The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton's Guitar Circus, Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is back on the road—this time co-headlining with American rock legends Cheap Trick. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Selects Three Projects for 2015 Reiser Atlanta Artists LabAlliance Theatre Selects Three Projects for 2015 Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the three artistic projects chosen for development during its second annual Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. Each project will receive $10,000 to use toward further exploration and development, as well as access to the Alliance's artistic, educational and production staffs, and rehearsal spaces. The lab productions will be presented in free performances in the Spring of 2016. (more...)

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors' New Album MEDICINE Climbs the Charts; Tour with NeedtoBreathe Kicks Off Next WeekDrew Holcomb and The Neighbors' New Album MEDICINE Climbs the Charts; Tour with NeedtoBreathe Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

With the release of their latest full length album Medicine on January 27th, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are celebrating the best sales week of their decade long career. The nearly 10,000 albums sold first week out have also pushed the band to their highest chart positions to date. Medicine entered the Billboard charts strongly this week - with two Top 10 entries (Folk Albums,Indie Albums), a Top 50 entry into the Billboard 200, and multiple other debuts including: #11Internet Albums, #12 Rock Albums, #23 Digital Albums, #30 Top Album Sales, and more. The album also peaked on iTunes at #9 on the overall Albums chart and #2 on Singer Songwriters albums. (more...)

Art Garfunkel Maps Out 2015 Tour PlansArt Garfunkel Maps Out 2015 Tour Plans
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Iconic singer ART GARFUNKEL has confirmed a wide array of tour dates for 2015 including treks through South Korea, Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. (more...)

Celtic Woman to Kick Off North American Leg of 10th Anniversary World Tour This MarchCeltic Woman to Kick Off North American Leg of 10th Anniversary World Tour This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Irish music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2015 for a concert tour celebrating the group's 10th anniversary. The 10th Anniversary World Tour offers a one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating a decade of timeless music and dance from the Emerald Isles. The tour recently kicked off in Dublin, Ireland, and will travel across Europe, the US, Australia and United Kingdom. The North American leg launches in Syracuse, NY on March 6, 2015, and will visit more than 80 cities through the end of June. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood Feb. 25, 26, 27, with additional performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in suburban Skokie Mar. 4-5. (more...)

THE GOLDEN PLATEAU 2: Celebrating Cumberland County Playhouse's 50th YearTHE GOLDEN PLATEAU 2: Celebrating Cumberland County Playhouse's 50th Year
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2015

Over the coming months, we'll be sharing some of the fondest, funniest and most moving memories shared by many CCP alumni as we commemorate the company's golden anniversary. We kick off the celebration today with remembrances from Ryan Haderlie, Harry Bryce and Matthew Hayes Hunter. As they take us down memory lane, you're likely to feel like you're right there in Crossville, being treated to the transformative, transporting work of 2013 First Night Honoree Jim Crabtree and his team - his family, really - still focused on creating art in the middle of Tennessee… (more...)

Grammy Nominated Rock Band NEEDTOBREATHE Announces 2015 North American TourGrammy Nominated Rock Band NEEDTOBREATHE Announces 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule AnnouncedTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

First spotted by eagle-eyed viewers on the BroadwayWorld.com Message Boards, a tour is shaping up as promised for a show that built up a large fan base but didn't have a long run on the Great White Way. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CASABLANCA, 2/15The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CASABLANCA, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fall in love all over again when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents "Casablanca," a symphonic cinema event led by American conductor Emil de Cou, for one special night on Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Delivers Passport to Stranded Author in D.C.Tony Winner Laura Benanti Delivers Passport to Stranded Author in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

According to a story in The Washington Post, Tony winner Laura Benanti was at the airport in Los Angeles last weekend when a woman asked the singer to deliver an envelope to her husband in Washington, D.C., where Benanti was heading to perform her cabaret show at Wolf Trap. (more...)

TPAC's 2013-14 Season Has Record Impact on Nashville EconomyTPAC's 2013-14 Season Has Record Impact on Nashville Economy
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

Nashville's non-profit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) created a record-breaking economic impact of more than $64 million during its 2013-14 season. The impact, based on the nationally accepted formula from Americans for the Arts, is one of four records broken by the organization during the banner year, according to its annual report released today at a partnership event (more...)

Marin Alsop to Conduct BSO & Jamie Barton in Mahler's THIRD SYMPHONY, 1/29-31Marin Alsop to Conduct BSO & Jamie Barton in Mahler's THIRD SYMPHONY, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop and the BSO present Mahler's epic Third Symphony on Thursday, January 29 at 8 p.m. and Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. The vocal soloist for the fourth and fifth movements is American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World winner. The Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus and Peabody's Children's Chorus join Marin Alsop, Ms. Barton and the BSO on this program. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. THE C.A. Lyons Project, the 11th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 8, 2015. Opening night is February 18, 2015. (more...)

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