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ATC Opens Season with BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, 10/7ATC Opens Season with BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2010

Ginger Rogers danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow her from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS tells the story of this legendary dancer, singer and actress through the music of some of the 20th century's greatest composers and with plenty of dance numbers worthy of the Hollywood icon. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from September 10 through October 2. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from October 7 through October 24. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are Tucson Lifestyle, KGUN9 and MIX-FM. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

MTG Opens 15th Season With 70, GIRLS, 70 9/20MTG Opens 15th Season With 70, GIRLS, 70 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will open its 15th season with a 40th Anniversary staging of John Kander and Fred Ebb's charming 70, GIRLS, 70. (more...)

Melissa Fahn, Cynthia Ferrer Complete Casting For MTG's HELLO AGAIN 11/8Melissa Fahn, Cynthia Ferrer Complete Casting For MTG's HELLO AGAIN 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will continue its 15th season with Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN. (more...)

ATC Opens Season with BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, 10/7ATC Opens Season with BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Ginger Rogers danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow her from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS tells the story of this legendary dancer, singer and actress through the music of some of the 20th century's greatest composers and with plenty of dance numbers worthy of the Hollywood icon. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from September 10 through October 2. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from October 7 through October 24. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are Tucson Lifestyle, KGUN9 and MIX-FM. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Donna Murphy to Return to Broadway in THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTUREDonna Murphy to Return to Broadway in THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announced that two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy will star in the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Melissa Fahn, Cynthia Ferrer Complete Casting For MTG's HELLO AGAIN 11/8Melissa Fahn, Cynthia Ferrer Complete Casting For MTG's HELLO AGAIN 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will continue its 15th season with Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN. (more...)

HGO Presents First Mariachi Opera TO CROSS THE FACE OF THE MOON 11/13HGO Presents First Mariachi Opera TO CROSS THE FACE OF THE MOON 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its forty-first world premiere, To Cross the Face of the Moon / Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, commissioned by HGO through its Song of Houston project. Music by José 'Pepe' Martinez, music director of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, with libretto by acclaimed Broadway director and author Leonard Foglia, the opera will be performed in concert by a cast that includes mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, baritone and HGO studio alumnus Octavio Moreno, and Martinez, together with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas. This will be Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán's only Houston performance in 2010. (more...)

HGO Presents First Mariachi Opera TO CROSS THE FACE OF THE MOON 11/13HGO Presents First Mariachi Opera TO CROSS THE FACE OF THE MOON 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2010

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its forty-first world premiere, To Cross the Face of the Moon / Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, commissioned by HGO through its Song of Houston project. Music by José 'Pepe' Martinez, music director of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, with libretto by acclaimed Broadway director and author Leonard Foglia, the opera will be performed in concert by a cast that includes mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, baritone and HGO studio alumnus Octavio Moreno, and Martinez, together with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas. This will be Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán's only Houston performance in 2010. (more...)

Virginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESSVirginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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...)

MTG Concludes 14th Season with Ring Festival's DAS BARBECÜ 6/14MTG Concludes 14th Season with Ring Festival's DAS BARBECÜ 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will conclude its 14th season with a very special Ring Festival LA production: DAS BARBECÜ. The one night only event will take place on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Kristine Bendul of 'Come Fly Away'GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Kristine Bendul of 'Come Fly Away'
by Adrienne Onofri - May 2, 2010

Kristine learned to dance the Twyla way in 'Movin' Out' and is now in Tharp's Sinatra-scored production. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company's CELADINE Ends Run 3/7The Colony Theatre Company's CELADINE Ends Run 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 28, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 28, 2010
by - Mar 28, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stage One How I Love You, Stage Two The Human Heart Now Available For DownloadStage One How I Love You, Stage Two The Human Heart Now Available For Download
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

In 1996, DINK Records released a compendium of musical theater love songs from Gershwin, Sondheim, Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Herman, Kern,..., with a twist. Sung between men, with no lyric alterations (including pronouns), 'Stage 1 How I Love You' was, as Out Magazine described 'a dream no longer deferred.' (more...)

Virginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESSVirginia 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...)

Sisters Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway Perform BOOM! At Town Hall, 6/4Sisters Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway Perform BOOM! At Town Hall, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

Sisters and Tony-nominated actresses Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway will present their new show Boom! at Town Hall, on Friday, June 4 at 8pm. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to  DC/Capital Area Theatres - July 2010 OfferingsA Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - July 2010 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Jun 30, 2010

Is there any better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than the Nation's Capital? If you're in town for the fireworks and concert on the Mall, consider popping into one of our local theatres. This month's MUST-SEES include The Capital Fringe Festival and Hip-Hop Festival, pirates, a high-flying nanny, a supreme trio, a boar with a flapjack, a crazy one-man Lord of the Rings, those loveable Tony Award-winning puppets, lots of plaid, a household of singing sisters, Stew's 'strange' score, and a concert version of a Rodgers and Hart classic musical. There's something for everyone in July on our DC area stages. (more...)

Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Tony Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Laurence Fishburne transforms into Thurgood Marshall to tell the triumphant story of how a boy from the backstreets of Baltimore changed history. Written by George Stevens Jr and helmed by Leonard Foglia, Thurgood plays at the Geffen Playhouse from June 27 to August 8, 2010, with an opening night of July 7. (more...)

MTG Concludes 14th Season with Ring Festival's DAS BARBECÜ 6/14MTG Concludes 14th Season with Ring Festival's DAS BARBECÜ 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will conclude its 14th season with a very special Ring Festival LA production: DAS BARBECÜ. The one night only event will take place on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Levi Kreis Wins 'Featured Actor in a Musical'2010 Tony Awards: Levi Kreis Wins 'Featured Actor in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Callaway & Mason Join 'Free to Dream: The Songs of Katsaros & Schermerhorn,' 8/2Callaway & Mason Join 'Free to Dream: The Songs of Katsaros & Schermerhorn,' 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

Award-winning Broadway actresses Liz Callaway and Karen Mason have announced that they will join the lineup for 'Free to Dream', an evening devoted to the songs of Katsaros and Schermerhorn, August 2 at Joe's Pub. The program, which will have two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, showcases the people and places that make up the fabric of America; from country, rock and pop, to swing and the blues. Previously announced artists include Rent star Anthony Rapp and Avenue Q's John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo. Proceeds from Free to Dream benefit The New York Pops' education programs, which bring music to thousands of public schoolchildren across the five boroughs of New York City. The evening will be hosted by The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke, and will feature the Camp Broadway Kids, as well as the voice of Willard Scott as ‘DJ Sam'. (more...)

Anna Aimee White Plays Ginger Rogers in New Musical at Cleveland Play HouseAnna Aimee White Plays Ginger Rogers in New Musical at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

Acclaimed actress Anna Aimee White takes on the role of Ginger Rogers in Backwards In High Heels:The Ginger Musical, the captivating story of the star's journey from her hometown to Hollywood and from one love affair to another. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, Runs 2/6-3/7The Colony Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, Runs 2/6-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

Liz Callaway and the CSO Celebrate Milestones of Sondheim and LoesserLiz Callaway and the CSO Celebrate Milestones of Sondheim and Loesser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Broadway sensation and celebrated vocalist Liz Callaway joins the Columbus Symphony for an evening of music by two true legends of the Great White Way, Stephen Sondheim and Frank Loesser. (more...)

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson Collaborations Celebrated in New YorkKurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson Collaborations Celebrated in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

Kurt Weill's stage collaborations with Maxwell Anderson are being celebrated in New York this winter with rare back-to-back productions of "Knickerbocker Holiday" and "Lost in the Stars." (more...)

Shaw Festival Box Office Now Open for 2010 SeasonShaw Festival Box Office Now Open for 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2010

The Shaw Festival's box office is now open for its 2010 season set to begin April 1. (more...)

MTG Presents ONE TOUCH OF VENUS 2/7MTG Presents ONE TOUCH OF VENUS 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2011

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will continue its 15th season with Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's 1943 rare classic One Touch of Venus. (more...)

The African American Playwrights Exchange Holds A Reading Of MRS. STREETER The African American Playwrights Exchange Holds A Reading Of MRS. STREETER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2010

The African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX) & Jaz Dorsey will present a reading of the 2008 AAPEX Award winner for 'Best Family Drama,' Mrs. Streeter, written by Merrill D. Jones, on Monday, February 8th at the Dramatist Guild. (more...)

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Premiere BOOM at Iridium Jazz Club, 1/10Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Premiere BOOM at Iridium Jazz Club, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2010

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway will premiere their new concert entitled BOOM at the Iridium Jazz Club on January 10th. Baby boomer sisters, the Callaways sing and celebrate the soundtrack of their childhood, the unforgettable songs of the 60's and 70's. (more...)

The African American Playwrights Exchange Holds A Reading Of MRS. STREETER The African American Playwrights Exchange Holds A Reading Of MRS. STREETER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2010

The African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX) & Jaz Dorsey will present a reading of the 2008 AAPEX Award winner for 'Best Family Drama,' Mrs. Streeter, written by Merrill D. Jones, on Monday, February 8th at the Dramatist Guild. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company Opens West Coast Premiere of CELADINEThe Colony Theatre Company Opens West Coast Premiere of CELADINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company Opens West Coast Premiere of CELADINEThe Colony Theatre Company Opens West Coast Premiere of CELADINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company Cancels This Weeks Performances Of CELADINEThe Colony Theatre Company Cancels This Weeks Performances Of CELADINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010

Due to a family emergency within the cast of the Colony Theatre's production of CELADINE, opening this Saturday night, ALL PERFORMANCES this week have been cancelled, including the press opening this Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, Runs 2/6-3/7The Colony Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, Runs 2/6-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Great Neck Arts Center Hosts Their Annual Benefit GalaPhoto Flash: Great Neck Arts Center Hosts Their Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, the Great Neck Arts Center (GNAC) hosted its annual benefit gala at The NYIT DeSeversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York. (more...)

Arena Stage Presents Second Stage Theatre's Let Me Down Easy 12/31-2/13Arena Stage Presents Second Stage Theatre's Let Me Down Easy 12/31-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is pleased to announce that it will launch the national tour of Second Stage Theatre's production Let Me Down Easy. (more...)

Arena Stage Presents Second Stage Theatre's Let Me Down Easy 12/31-2/13Arena Stage Presents Second Stage Theatre's Let Me Down Easy 12/31-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is pleased to announce that it will launch the national tour of Second Stage Theatre's production Let Me Down Easy. (more...)

Anna Aimee White Plays Ginger Rogers in New Musical at Cleveland Play HouseAnna Aimee White Plays Ginger Rogers in New Musical at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2010

Acclaimed actress Anna Aimee White takes on the role of Ginger Rogers in Backwards In High Heels:The Ginger Musical, the captivating story of the star's journey from her hometown to Hollywood and from one love affair to another. (more...)

Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

Tony Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Laurence Fishburne transforms into Thurgood Marshall to tell the triumphant story of how a boy from the backstreets of Baltimore changed history. Written by George Stevens Jr and helmed by Leonard Foglia, Thurgood plays at the Geffen Playhouse from June 27 to August 8, 2010, with an opening night of July 7. (more...)

MTG Opens 15th Season With 70, GIRLS, 70MTG Opens 15th Season With 70, GIRLS, 70
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will open its 15th season with a 40th Anniversary staging of John Kander and Fred Ebb's charming 70, GIRLS, 70. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - August 1, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - August 1, 2010
by - Aug 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sisters Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway Perform BOOM! At Town Hall, 6/4Sisters Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway Perform BOOM! At Town Hall, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Sisters and Tony-nominated actresses Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway will present their new show Boom! at Town Hall, on Friday, June 4 at 8pm. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 22, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 22, 2010
by - Apr 22, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8Laurence Fishburne Stars In THURGOOD At The Geffen 6/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Tony Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Laurence Fishburne transforms into Thurgood Marshall to tell the triumphant story of how a boy from the backstreets of Baltimore changed history. Written by George Stevens Jr and helmed by Leonard Foglia, Thurgood plays at the Geffen Playhouse from June 27 to August 8, 2010, with an opening night of July 7. (more...)

70, GIRLS, 70, LITTLE ME And  BAT BOY Among MTG's 15th Season Of Broadway In Concerts70, GIRLS, 70, LITTLE ME And BAT BOY Among MTG's 15th Season Of Broadway In Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an eclectic quintet of shows to celebrate its fifteenth season of Broadway in Concert musicals. (more...)

Wainwright's Opera PRIMA DONNA to Open at Sandler's Wells in April 2010Wainwright's Opera PRIMA DONNA to Open at Sandler's Wells in April 2010
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

Following its hugely successful premiere at Manchester International Festival in 2009, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright's debut opera, Prima Donna embarks on an international tour with a new production, making its London premiere in April 2010. Performing at Sadler's Wells from April 12th to the 17th, 2010. (more...)

CTFD Announces Additional $250K Sono Osato Scholarship GiftCTFD Announces Additional $250K Sono Osato Scholarship Gift
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Career Transition For Dancers is proud to announce an additional gift for The Sono Osato Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies. Through the generosity of Ms. Osato, her scholarship program is now endowed for a total of $1.25 million. This $250,000 gift is a one-to-one matching grant for the 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee year of CTFD, with half toward the scholarship program and the other half for general operating. (more...)

Wainwright's Opera PRIMA DONNA to Open at Sandler's Wells in April 2010Wainwright's Opera PRIMA DONNA to Open at Sandler's Wells in April 2010
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Following its hugely successful premiere at Manchester International Festival in 2009, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright's debut opera, Prima Donna embarks on an international tour with a new production, making its London premiere in April 2010. Performing at Sadler's Wells from April 12th to the 17th, 2010. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Announces its 2010-2011 SeasonMusicals Tonight Announces its 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2010

Musicals Tonight recent announced its 2010-2011 season. The season will feature a number of ambitious works, including One Touch of Venus and the American premiere of Theodore & Co. (more...)

Virginia Opera Closes Season With PORGY AND BESSVirginia 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...)

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