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BWW Reviews: RENT at Boiler Room Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2010

With a trio of powerful leading performances from Ben Van Diepen, Ciaran McCarthy and Laura Matula, the Boiler Room Theatre production of Jonathan Larson's Pultizer Prize-winning Rent may well be the finest interpretation of the groundbreaking musical we've ever seen. Certainly, we've never seen a more passionate or more engaging mounting of Rent and the cast assembled by director Corbin Green deserve every accolade possible for the obviously heartfelt rendering they give Larson's work. (more...)

Anchorage Opera to Present SOUTH PACIFIC et al. in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2010

The Anchorage Opera has announced the lineup for its 2010-2011 season. (more...)

Grigolo & Kovalevska Lead LA BOHEME's Returns to the Met Beginning 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

Puccini's classic love story La Bohème returns to the Metropolitan Opera on October 16 for an extended run of performances, starring some of opera's most celebrated young stars in the roles of Mimì and Rodolfo. Franco Zeffirelli's production, an audience favorite since 1981, will be conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli in his Met debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHINE! The Horatio Alger Musical At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

SHINE! The Horatio Alger Musical with a Book by Richard Seff; Music by Roger Dean Anderson and Lyrics by Lee Goldsmith is being presented by Other Side Productions (Peter Mercurio, Chuck Blasius - Co-Artistic Directors) as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Theater at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street. (more...)

SHINE! Begins Performances Tomorrow At Theatre at St. Clements
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

SHINE! The Horatio Alger Musical with a Book by Richard Seff; Music by Roger Dean Anderson and Lyrics by Lee Goldsmith is being presented by Other Side Productions (Peter Mercurio, Chuck Blasius - Co-Artistic Directors) as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Theater at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street. (more...)

SHINE! Begins Performances Tomorrow At Theatre at St. Clements
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

SHINE! The Horatio Alger Musical with a Book by Richard Seff; Music by Roger Dean Anderson and Lyrics by Lee Goldsmith is being presented by Other Side Productions (Peter Mercurio, Chuck Blasius - Co-Artistic Directors) as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Theater at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street. (more...)

The King's Head Theatre Relaunches as London's Little Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

London's very first fringe venue, the King's Head Theatre, opened in 1970 in the back room of a Victorian pub in Islington by maverick American Dan?Crawford, was the first pub theatre in England since the days of Shakespeare. Now the creative baton at this legendary venue has been handed over to an award-winning Australian producer-director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, and his appointment as Artistic Director, heralds major changes. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre Presents RENT 10/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

The Boiler Room Theatre (in The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg Six, Franklin) continues its 10th Anniversary season with the game-changing musical that defined a generation and heralded the beginning of a new age of Broadway musicals. (more...)

Nick Jonas, Alfie Boe To Star In Concert LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

The pop star and the classical tenor are to star in the lavish O2 production. (more...)

Skylight Opera Theatre Presents Dames at Sea 9/17-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Dames at Sea is a musical parody of the grand and glorious Busby Berkeley movie musicals of the 1930s. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company and MPiRP Presents RENT 11/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

11th Hour Theatre Company and MPiRP present RENT by Jonathan Larson, Directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien. Music Direction by Ryan Touhey (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Hosts 15th Annual Pasta & Puccini Gala, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Jefferson Performing Arts Society's (JPAS) 15th Annual Pasta & Puccini Gala will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at InterContinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Doors will open at 6:30PM. Gala patrons will enjoy an evening of world class entertainment, delicious food donated by a wide array of local restaurants and caterers and exciting auctions to the music of the great Giacomo Puccini. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the Jefferson Performing Arts Society's annual theatrical productions and arts outreach programming that annually enrich and serve over 20,000 arts patrons and reach over 10,000 youth throughout five parishes in Southern Louisiana. (more...)

United Solo Fest Welcomes The Emancipation of the Sassy Jewish Woman 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Sivan Hadari's one woman show, The Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman will premier at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on November 11th . (more...)

Butler, Cerveris, Garber, Hawke & More Sing for Jack O'Brien 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

Sonnet Repertory Theatre announced their Ninth Annual BENEFIT & CABARET HONORING JACK O'BRIEN to be held Monday, November 8th at Joe's Pub, to be hosted by Jerry Mitchell with Musical Direction by Dan Lipton and featuring performances by John Behlmann, Kerry Butler, Michael Cerveris, Victor Garber, Ethan Hawke, Carly Jibson, Andrew Lippa, Duncan Sheik, Joe Allen Players. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change For LA BOHEME Advisory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2010

Takesha Meshe Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn. (more...)

JPAS' LA BOHEME Tours New Orleans & the Northshore, Hits The Road 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2010

Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) is thrilled to present Puccini's most beloved opera La Boheme. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Opens Season With New Production of Madame Butterfly 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) launches its 56th season with Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly. 'Madame Butterfly is all at once extraordinarily popular and heartbreaking,' explained HGO's General Director and CEO Anthony Freud. (more...)

United Solo Fest Welcomes The Emancipation of the Sassy Jewish Woman 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Sivan Hadari's one woman show, The Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman will premier at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on November 11th . (more...)

Photo Flash: La bohème Opens at Dicapo Opera Theatre
by BWW Photo Special - Oct 21, 2010

Dicapo continues its 2010-11 season with a presentation of Puccini's beloved La bohème on October 15th thru October 23rd. This production is directed by Michael Capasso with sets by John Farrell, costumes by Angela Huff, and lighting by Susan Roth. Acclaimed conductor Samuel Bill leads the ensemble. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change For LA BOHEME Advisory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Takesha Meshe Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LA BOHEME at the Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010

Takesha Meshé Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change For LA BOHEME Advisory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

Takesha Meshe Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn. (more...)

Theatre Row United Solo Festival Presents JUDGEMENT 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

On November 4th, a workshop production of JUDGEMENT premiered at The Roy Arias Theater on 43rd Street. In this daring comedy, a Robot from outer space comes to Earth and produces a reality TV show. (more...)

Grigolo & Kovalevska Lead LA BOHEME's Returns to the Met Beginning 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

Puccini's classic love story La Bohème returns to the Metropolitan Opera on October 16 for an extended run of performances, starring some of opera's most celebrated young stars in the roles of Mimì and Rodolfo. Franco Zeffirelli's production, an audience favorite since 1981, will be conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli in his Met debut. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Baz Luhrmann Talks NYMF, Broadway, Hollywood, Oz, WICKED & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 11, 2010

Who has more style? More flair? More imagination? More sheer visual power in each and every frame of every single one of his films than the master of the modern movie musical - and director of the greatest Shakespeare film adaptation ever created, bar none - the fabulously talented and extremely entertaining film genius otherwise known as Baz Luhrmann. In this BWW World Premiere Exclusive InDepth InterView we talk everything from Broadway to Hollywood to Oz - with chairing this year's NYMF, Blu-Rays of his previous films, WICKED onstage and onscreen, GLEE, (the other) Oz, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Beyonce, Andrew Lloyd Webber and much, much more in-between - so follow the digital yellow brick road to the cyber emerald kingdom in the wonderful world of Baz. (more...)

SHOW CHOIR! Plays The New York Musical Theatre Festival 9/28-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre festival, Sound Street Productions & Julie Miller present SHOW CHOIR! - THE MUSICAL, an original musical comedy that takes place in a not too distant future, when international pop phenomenon The Symphonic Sensations rise from a small town high school show choir, to big time show biz success, complete with an explosion of tight harmonies & jazz hands. (more...)

Butler, Cerveris, Garber, Hawke & More Sing for Jack O'Brien 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

Sonnet Repertory Theatre announced their Ninth Annual BENEFIT & CABARET HONORING JACK O'BRIEN to be held Monday, November 8th at Joe's Pub, to be hosted by Jerry Mitchell with Musical Direction by Dan Lipton and featuring performances by John Behlmann, Kerry Butler, Michael Cerveris, Victor Garber, Ethan Hawke, Carly Jibson, Andrew Lippa, Duncan Sheik, Joe Allen Players. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change For LA BOHEME Advisory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Takesha Meshe Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company and MPiRP Presents RENT 11/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

11th Hour Theatre Company and MPiRP present RENT by Jonathan Larson, Directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien. Music Direction by Ryan Touhey (more...)

Broadway's PHANTOM McGillin Comes To Feinstein's 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, continues its Fall 2010 season with the return of HOWARD McGILLIN - record breaking star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera - on Sunday, December 5 and Monday, December 6. (more...)

Alfie Boe to Reprise Valjean in LES MIZ; Film Version?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2010

According to a report by Baz Bamigboye in UK Daily Mail, Alfie Boe is in talks with Cameron Mackintosh to reprise the role of Val Jean in the West End next year. When approached about the engagement, Boe replied, 'It's something that might well happen.' (more...)

Photo Flash: McCollum's BLIND DATE
by BWW Photo Special - Nov 24, 2010

'A flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical,' Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star Direct from a critically-acclaimed, sold-out engagement in Toronto comes the new comedy BLIND DATE - which Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star called 'a flight of theatrical fancy' and Now Magazine labeled 'the perfect marriage of theatre and comedy' - being given its U.S. premiere Off-Broadway with previews beginning December 2 prior to the official press opening on December 6 at the Ars Nova building 511 West 54 Street Created by and starring Rebecca Northan, BLIND DATE is presented by Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

The Verismo Opera Club Wades Into The Waters Of Chicago's Off-Loop Opera Scene
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 22, 2010

Chicago is home to any number of small, hard-working, barely-funded opera and operetta companies, some professional, some all-volunteer, and these for the most part fly entirely under the radar of traditional media and even of the internet itself. Some of these companies have been around in one form or another for years, and others emerge quickly and vanish just as quickly. (more...)

La Bohème Returns to The Cock Tavern Theatre, 12/14-1/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

Puccini's La Bohème returns to The Cock Tavern in Kilburn for an exclusive three week run at its home venue, to celebrate this production's first birthday. OperaUpClose's La Bohème has become the world's longest continuously running opera, after six months in Kilburn and a six week season at Soho Theatre (where it returns for another six weeks in January), meeting with great critical acclaim. This intimate staging has been wowing consistently sold-out houses with comedy, pathos, and its unique Act 2 - performed in the bar amongst locals and audience alike - described by the New York Times as 'one of the most ingenious stagings ever devised'. (more...)

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