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San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernàcer Takes the Podium for Performances 12/2–­ 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Beginning this Friday, San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will take the podium to lead four programs over a span of seven days. Bernacer, who made his Company conducting debut with a performance of Bizet's Carmen last summer, will conduct the final fall season performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly (December 4) and Verdi's Aida (December 6) at the War Memorial Opera House, a concert of opera scenes and arias showcasing the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows at Herbst Theatre (December 2), and a concert featuring the string section of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (December 8) in the intimate Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Bring It On star Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lauren' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016.   (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Alexei Ratmansky's THE FAIRY'S KISS, Headed to Miami City Ballet, Set for Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm and Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and excerpts of his ballet The Fairy's Kiss set to premiere at Miami City Ballet this winter. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Melinda Hughes Releases Video for TWEETS IN THE NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2017

Melinda Hughes who is a Weimar Cabaret specialist and a successful satirical performer who has sold-out venues around the world.  (more...)

Nytec Designed and Engineered Technology that Brings Carnival Corporation Ocean Medallion Wearable and Network of Intelligent Sensors to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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Bounder & Cad to Perform at The Pheasantry This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Back by popular demand, raffish young cabaret duo Bounder & Cad return to the Pheasantry with their subtly scandalous show 'Warning: Implicit Content'. Original comedic songs with Cowardy wit and jazz pizzazz- recommended for fans of Fascinating Aida, Kit & the Widow/McConnell- and anyone who likes music and jokes. (more...)

Motown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in a Broadway Diva's collaboration with Naples Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for six concerts. Performances at the Francis Pew Hayes Hall in Artis-Naples will be Tuesday January 10-13th at 8:00PM and January 14th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108. (more...)

Carnival Corporation Introduces Game-Changing Guest Experience at CES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

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NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Host Open House, Free Concert This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its annual winter Open House on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  (more...)

Israeli Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More, Jan. 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Israeli Opera will present 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus conducted by Ethan Schmeisser who will also alternate as the opera's conductor. (more...)

Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Opera is for everyone-and so is Seattle Opera's 2017/18 season! There's a new bilingual performance for elementary-school students, new performance venues such as Georgetown Steam Plant, a new mainstage collaboration with ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony leaders, and even an outdoor performance offered free of charge. Regardless of background or socioeconomic status, this season offers ways for a broad audience to be able to experience opera; it's an open invitation for the Pacific Northwest.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

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San Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

At the conclusion of last night's final performance of Verdi's Aida, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Chorus and Dance Manager and member of the Opera Chorus, Jim Meyer, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. (more...)

Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

Natalie Weiss To Perform Music Box Concert and Teach in Cleveland Musical Theatre Intensive Educational Program
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cleveland Music Theatre (CMT), the brainchild of native Clevelanders Miles Sternfeld and Sean Patrick, was created to provide Northeast Ohio with high quality, engaging, locally produced musical theater by uniting Cleveland's most talented artists with Broadway/national talent, while creating educational opportunities for rising professional actors. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Stars Headed to BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

This Thursday, December 8th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from The New Group production of Sweet Charity, starring Sutton Foster. (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice are bringing excerpts of Rice's latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in three commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
by - Dec 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 17, 2017! (more...)


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STAGE TUBE: Adam Pascal Gives Special Performance at SOMETHING ROTTEN to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Audience members at Friday's performance of Something Rotten received quite the treat when Adam Pascal, currently appearing as Rotten's very own pretty boy front man, William Shakespeare, performed One Song Glory to benefit fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pascal first performed the famous tune on Broadway when he originated the role of Roger in the original production of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical about a group of friends and artists struggling to survive in New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 10, 2017! (more...)

Farah Alvin, Devin Ilaw and More to Sing Favorite BROADWAY'S GUILTY PLEASURES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway's Guilty Pleasures' on January 2nd, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

16th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Runs Jan. 14 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

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DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS Royal Albert Hall Concert Now Streaming for Free
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Disney's Broadway Hits, a concert celebrating two decades of Disney Theatrical's stage musicals performed last October at London's Royal Albert Hall and broadcast last week on BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night,' can now be heard for free in its entirety here. (more...)

The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ontinuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English for families this December and January. This year's production, Mozart's The Magic Flute, opens December 20 and includes reduced ticket prices. (more...)

Heather Headley Among Guests for AN IRISH CHRISTMAS­ - A CELEBRATION OF CAROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Renowned music artists and performers Heather Headley, Ricky Skaggs, John Patitucci, David Kim and Laura Story will appear as special guests in selected cities on Keith & Kristyn Getty's annual Christmas concert tour An Irish Christmas – A Celebration of Carols (more...)

Verismo Opera Announces Ballet Audition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces auditions for ballet dancers and ballet schools will be held.  Young adult, semi-professional or professional classical ballet dancers are invited to apply and perform in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Celebrating its 28th season, Verismo Opera seeks to collaborate with ballet schools in New Jersey, preferably from Bergen County, to provide ballet students, ages 16 to 20 years of age, or older professional dancers interested in performing opportunities with the largest professional, grand opera company in the county. (more...)

The Jewish Museum And FLSC Announce New York Jewish Film Festival Events, 1/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. (more...)

New Casting Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC , directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien on January 3-8. This lavish new production will make its Milwaukee premiere January 3-8 at the Marcus Center as part of a North American tour and the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets are available at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water St, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Finds Its New 'Maria'; Plus a Peek Inside Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

This lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer, beginning January 3 in her national tour debut. Charlotte Maltby begins in Milwaukee, WI, then continues to Indianapolis, IN. Scroll down for a peek at Maltby and O'Brien in rehearsal!  (more...)

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies, of Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin, makes her soulful concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, January 6th, 2017. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Zephyr Ventilation Hosts Second Annual San Francisco Blogger Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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BBC Radio 2 to Broadcast DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS at Royal Albert Hall This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

John Barrowman hosts an evening of Disney's Broadway hits from the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart, broadcasting on BBC Radio 2 this Friday 16 December from 8 to 10 p.m. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and FSLC Announce NYJFF Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. (more...)

Kennen Butler, Maggie Randolph to Lead The Barn Stage Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World takes the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only! (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rehearsals started yesterday, December 13th, for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). Check out the company at the first day of rehearsals below! (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Host All-Star Holiday Show This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

This Thursday, December 15th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes back past guests to share their favorite holiday tunes as part of its annual All-Star Holiday Show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, December 13th, for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). To celebrate the first day of rehearsal, get a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs Show-Stopper 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The cast of Disney's Aladdin, led by Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), performed a never-before-seen version of the show-stopping production number 'Friend Like Me' live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre (more...)

Jordi Bernacer To Conduct San Francisco Opera's Performances, 12/2-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Beginning this today, San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will take the podium to lead four programs over a span of seven days. (more...)

Melinda Hughes to Return to The Metropolitan Room with CHEERS DARLING!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Weimar Cabaret artist Melinda Hughes, whose previous appearance at The Metropolitan Room sold out, will return to the venue in Cheers Darling!, a brand new show. (more...)

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Tries on His Heels with KINKY BOOTS' Nathan Peck!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 1, 2016

In the episode below, Ben tries on his sexiest heels with the Kinky Boots dance captain, Nathan Peck! Can you keep up? (more...)

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