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TWITTER WATCH: Diane Paulus - 'a new Tribe is born'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2010

Twitter Watch shines a BWW spotlight on Diane Paulus, the Tony-nominated director of Broadway's HAIR and Artistic Director of A.R.T. in Boston. Paulus recently finished directing the new Tribe in the Broadway hit, who premiere tonight, March 9, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. She next takes the original Tribe to London, where they will open in the West End at the Gilegud Theatre on April 14. (more...)

COT Presents MOSES IN EGYPT at Harris Theater, 4/17-4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2010

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the opening production of the 2010 Spring Festival Season - Rossini's Moses in Egypt (Mosè in Egitto) on April 17, 21, 23 and 25 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. (more...)

O'Hara, Szot et al. Join NY Pops for Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

On Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops will celebrate Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe at Carnegie Hall with a vibrant program of the timeless music created by the iconic songwriting duo. Headlining the program are Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, the stars of the Tony award-winning Broadway revival South Pacific. Tenor Michael Slattery, The Clurman Singers, and dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for this thrilling collection of classic favorites from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi and Brigadoon. (more...)

American Opera Projects Presents Georgia Shreve and Alvin Singleton in Concert, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2010

AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present an evening of new music from two New York composers, Georgia Shreve and Alvin Singleton, including new works that explore the global and local ramifications of significant moments in history. (more...)

Opera America Holds Panel Discussion on Fundraising for Independent Artists 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, will present a panel discussion on Fundraising for Independent Artists, part of its Making Connections series, on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Virginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

Virginia Opera is wrapping up its 35th Anniversary Season with the scorching production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. The production, also celebrating a famous 75th Anniversary, is a brave American classic bridging the gap between Broadway and opera. The clever love story between characters Porgy and Bess explodes with a fiery tempo, amid George and Ira Gershwin's distinguished style featuring jazz, Broadway, and opera. Porgy and Bess is based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and the play of the same name he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, which focuses on African-American life in the early 1920s in Catfish Row located in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

David Pittsinger Ends Return Engagement in SOUTH PACIFIC as Emile de Becque, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

Bass-Baritone David Pittsinger will end his stint as Emile de Becque on March 21st in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, after a seven week run. The production's original Emile de Becque, baritone Paulo Szot, returns to South Pacific on March 30, 2010. (more...)

Opera Boston Closes MADAME WHITE SNAKE; Plays Next in Beijing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Opera Boston announces the company's first commissioned work- the world premiere of Madame White Snake, a new opera based on a beloved ancient Chinese legend, by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs. Co-commissioned with the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), it is the first world premiere by the BMF and an American company. (more...)

Opera America Holds Panel Discussion on Fundraising for Independent Artists 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2010

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, will present a panel discussion on Fundraising for Independent Artists, part of its Making Connections series, on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

New York City Opera To Begin Its 2010 Spring Season on March 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

New York City Opera will celebrate the opening of its 2010 Spring Season on Thursday, March 18, with a gala performance of Emmanuel Chabrier's glittering, comic L'Étoile, followed by a grand evening on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater and dancing to waltzes played by the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC'S David Pittsinger Dishes on Broadway and Opera Double Duty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

Broadway Bass-Baritone David Pittsinger recently talked to the New York Times about his uniquely demanding schedule. Pittsinger is currently performing eight times per week in the Tony Award-winning revivial of South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theater as Emile de Becque as well as portraying the ghost' of Hamelt's father in 'Hamlet' at the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

Nolen, Vroman and Berman Set To Judge 2010 Lotte Lenya Competition 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2010

Timothy Nolen (Phantom, Cyrano), Lisa Vroman (Phantom, Les Misérables), and Rob Berman (Broadway, regional, and Encores! Music Director) have been named judges for the 2010 Lotte Lenya Competition, an annual international competition that recognizes talented young singer-actors, aged 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of repertoire. (more...)

THE SWEETEST PATH Plays Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2010

Kaufman Center and New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present a special non-subscription program, The Sweetest Path, on Tuesday, March 16 at 8 PM at Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

O'Hara and Szot Join The New York Pops for a Tribute To Lerner and Loewe 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2010

On Friday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars from Lincoln Center's award-winning revival of South Pacific join The New York Pops, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for The Best of Lerner and Loewe-a tribute to one of Broadway's greatest creative teams: lyricist/librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Kaye, McGillin, Baldwin Set For NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG 2010 GALA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), recently acclaimed by TimeOut New York for its 'A-list artistry,' will present its 2010 Gala, Let Yourself Go, a celebration of the rich musical legacy of America's foremost composer/lyricist, Irving Berlin, on Monday April 12 at 7 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York City. (more...)

International Opera Star Burden Comes to Town Hall Theater 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2010

As a student at Middlebury College in the 1980's, Bill Burden was a busy guy. He sang in the choir and the Dissipated 8 while starring in concerts and musicals. He was by general agreement the best male voice on campus, but his career path pointed to international finance, and singing just wasn't part of his long-term plans. (more...)

Glimmerglass Opera Appoints F. Zambello As General and Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

The Board of Trustees of Glimmerglass Opera today announced the appointment of Francesca Zambello as General and Artistic Director commencing September 1, 2010. (more...)

Francesca Zambello Named General & Artistic Director of Glimmerglass Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

Francesca Zambello will take over as the new general and artistic director of the Glimmerglass Opera after the departure of Michael MacLeod earlier this year. Zambello is currently the artistic adviser for the San Francisco Opera and has worked at a number of other operas around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, and the Royal Opera House. (more...)

The After Party to Celebrate Carnegie Mellon's Musical Theatre Alumni, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's third, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as "a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined." Every Friday from 10:30 pm until the wee hours, pros from Broadway and aspiring stars alike belt it out on the stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Join host BRANDON CUTRELL (Bistor, MAC and Nightlife Award winner) with RAY FELLMAN (Bistro Award winner) at the piano for this weekly party in the theatre district. There is no cover charge for this event. Come and sing yourself as the mic is always open, or sit back and enjoy a cocktail with friends. Located just blocks from the Great White Way, you never know who might drop in. (more...)

A.R.T. Presents World Premiere of JOHNNY BASEBALL, 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

The American Repertory Theater (Diane Paulus, Artistic Director) continues its landmark season with its production of Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, directed by Diane Paulus. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Diane Paulus Part II - HAIR, The New Tribe, and The U.K.
by Jessica Lewis - Feb 9, 2010

Talk about a makeover. Just over one year ago, Diane Paulus was merely a freelance director with a hit on her hands. Now, that hit - Hair - is a Tony Award winning musical, and she a Tony-nominated director, newly appointed Artistic Director of one of the most prestigious regional theaters in the country (A.R.T. in Boston), and soon to be triple tasking on productions on Broadway, in London, and at her theater in Boston. Did I mention she's also a mother of two? (more...)

Kaufman Center Presents THE VOLUPTUOUS MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2010

On Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18 at 8 PM, Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present The Voluptuous Muse, a celebration of the lush tonality and decadent Romanticism of late 19th- and early 20th- century song. (more...)

Opera Boston Announces MADAME WHITE SNAKE, Premieres In Boston Before Traveling To Beijing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2010

Opera Boston announces the company's first commissioned work- the world premiere of Madame White Snake, a new opera based on a beloved ancient Chinese legend, by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs. Co-commissioned with the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), it is the first world premiere by the BMF and an American company. (more...)

Opera Boston Announces MADAME WHITE SNAKE, Premieres In Boston Before Traveling To Beijing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Opera Boston announces the company's first commissioned work- the world premiere of Madame White Snake, a new opera based on a beloved ancient Chinese legend, by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs. Co-commissioned with the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), it is the first world premiere by the BMF and an American company. (more...)

Opera Boston Presents MADAME WHITE SNAKE 2/26, 2/28, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Opera Boston presents the company's first commissioned work- the world premiere of Madame White Snake, an opera by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, based on a beloved ancient Chinese legend. (more...)

International Opera Star Burden Comes to Town Hall Theater 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2010

As a student at Middlebury College in the 1980's, Bill Burden was a busy guy. He sang in the choir and the Dissipated 8 while starring in concerts and musicals. He was by general agreement the best male voice on campus, but his career path pointed to international finance, and singing just wasn't part of his long-term plans. (more...)

New York City Opera To Begin Its 2010 Spring Season on March 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

New York City Opera will celebrate the opening of its 2010 Spring Season on Thursday, March 18, with a gala performance of Emmanuel Chabrier's glittering, comic L'Étoile, followed by a grand evening on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater and dancing to waltzes played by the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Glimmerglass Opera General & Artistic Director to Leave at End of 2010 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Michael MacLeod, General & Artistic Director of Glimmerglass Opera, will leave the company at the end of the 2010 season after five years with the upstate New York summer opera festival. (more...)

Pittsinger Returns to SOUTH PACIFIC as Emile de Becque 2/2 - 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2010

Bass-Baritone David Pittsinger returns to the role of Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, for a seven week period beginning Tuesday, February 2nd through Sunday, March 21, 2010. The production's current Emile de Becque, baritone Paulo Szot, leaves the musical on Jan. 24 to prepare for his Metropolitan Opera debut in their new production of Shostakovich's The Nose. He returns to South Pacific on March 30, 2010. (more...)

THE SWEETEST PATH Plays Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

Kaufman Center and New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present a special non-subscription program, The Sweetest Path, on Tuesday, March 16 at 8 PM at Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song Present THE VOLUPTUOUS MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

On Thursday, February 18 at 8 PM, Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present The Voluptuous Muse, a celebration of the lush tonality and decadent Romanticism of late 19th- and early 20th- century song. (more...)

Kaufman Center Presents THE VOLUPTUOUS MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

On Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18 at 8 PM, Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present The Voluptuous Muse, a celebration of the lush tonality and decadent Romanticism of late 19th- and early 20th- century song. (more...)

Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song Present THE VOLUPTUOUS MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010

On Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18 at 8 PM, Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present The Voluptuous Muse, a celebration of the lush tonality and decadent Romanticism of late 19th- and early 20th- century song. (more...)

Kaufman Center Presents THE VOLUPTUOUS MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010

On Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18 at 8 PM, Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present The Voluptuous Muse, a celebration of the lush tonality and decadent Romanticism of late 19th- and early 20th- century song. (more...)

Opera Boston Presents MADAME WHITE SNAKE 2/26, 2/28, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Opera Boston presents the company's first commissioned work- the world premiere of Madame White Snake, an opera by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, based on a beloved ancient Chinese legend. (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops celebrates Mario Lanza 4/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

'Be My Love'-and be there as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops pays tribute to Philadelphia's favorite son, Mario Lanza, with The Great American Tenor. From his wild, fiery Philadelphia youth to his MGM Hollywood blockbusters, Lanza's tenor was one in ten million. (more...)

The After Party Presents Lea DeLaria & Sara Gettelfinger 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's third, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as 'a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.' (more...)

Guthrie Opens Season With THE MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB, Schedule Set 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Director Joe Dowling today announced the Guthrie Theater's 2010-2011 season will begin with the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman. The Master Butchers Singing Club, adapted from the novel by Minnesota author Louise Erdrich, opens on the Wurtele Thrust Stage of the Guthrie Theater in September under the direction of Francesca Zambello. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

The After Party Presents Lea DeLaria & Sara Gettelfinger 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's third, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as 'a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.' (more...)

NY Festival of Song Premieres BEAUTIFUL OHIO 5/4, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

Kaufman Center and New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), acclaimed by New York Magazine as 'The best classical music programming in New York,' will present an all-new program on May 4 and 6 at 8 PM of American composers, including the premiere of Beautiful Ohio, a song cycle by 2009 Pulitzer Prize- finalist Harold Meltzer, with texts of poet James Arlington Wright and composed specifically for the young American tenor Paul Appleby. (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch & More, Opens 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2010

Signature Theatre, the current recipient of the Tony Award® for Regional Theatre, presents the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees by Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of the acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and the OBIE Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice, as well as the musicals My Life with Albertine and Dream True. (more...)

COT Presents MOSES IN EGYPT at Harris Theater, 4/17-4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the opening production of the 2010 Spring Festival Season - Rossini's Moses in Egypt (Mosè in Egitto) on April 17, 21, 23 and 25 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. (more...)

O'Hara, Szot et al. Join NY Pops for Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

On Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops will celebrate Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe at Carnegie Hall with a vibrant program of the timeless music created by the iconic songwriting duo. Headlining the program are Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, the stars of the Tony award-winning Broadway revival South Pacific. Tenor Michael Slattery, The Clurman Singers, and dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for this thrilling collection of classic favorites from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi and Brigadoon. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents THE GONDOLIERS, Opens 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, continues its travel-themed 86th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's Venetian romance, The Gondoliers. The production, opening Friday, follows on the heels of the group's well-received Brigadoon last fall. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents THE GONDOLIERS, Opens 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, continues its travel-themed 86th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's Venetian romance, The Gondoliers. The production, opening Friday, follows on the heels of the group's well-received Brigadoon last fall. (more...)

Kaye, McGillin, Baldwin Set For NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG 2010 GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), recently acclaimed by TimeOut New York for its 'A-list artistry,' will present its 2010 Gala, Let Yourself Go, a celebration of the rich musical legacy of America's foremost composer/lyricist, Irving Berlin, on Monday April 12 at 7 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York City. (more...)

Virginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Virginia Opera is wrapping up its 35th Anniversary Season with the scorching production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. The production, also celebrating a famous 75th Anniversary, is a brave American classic bridging the gap between Broadway and opera. The clever love story between characters Porgy and Bess explodes with a fiery tempo, amid George and Ira Gershwin's distinguished style featuring jazz, Broadway, and opera. Porgy and Bess is based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and the play of the same name he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, which focuses on African-American life in the early 1920s in Catfish Row located in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

Lyric Opera Closes '09-'10 Season With DON GIOVANNI 4/24-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2010

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes the 2009-2010 season with Mozart's most famous opera, Don Giovanni, April 24, 28, 30 and May 2 at the Lyric Theatre. This production of Don Giovanni features an incredible cast of singers as well as an exceptional orchestra comprised of members of the Kansas City Symphony conducted by Lyric Opera Artistic Director Ward Holmquist. (more...)

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