Aida
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Palace Theatre (New York, NY)
1564 Broadway at 47th
New York, NY
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Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
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Aida, opera by Guiseppe Verdi

The story of a politically star-crossed love affair between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian prince, finally entombed alive in punishment.


Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello Previews BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2014

On April 10, celebrate some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway at 54 Below.The show will feature some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Scandalous), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Rent, Flower Drum Song, Glee), Robert Creighton (Little Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). (more...)

LA Puppet Fest Continues this Weekend with Theatre, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

LA Puppet Fest 2014, back for its second year, is a city-wide celebration dedicated to sharing and promoting the art of puppetry through performances and workshops. Taking place from April 1 - 13, spanning from Santa Monica, West Los Angeles to West Hollywood and Hollywood, LA Puppet Fest promises to offer entertainment and educational activities with something for everyone. Over 25 events are scheduled, many appropriate for children and families, as well as adult only programs. www.LAPuppetFest.com (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Morrison Center Run, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from April 16 - May 4. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Morrison Center Box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED's Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre On Sale 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

After breaking box office records in each of its previous three engagements, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. (more...)

Something New Podcast Episode Features BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

'Something New' Episode 211: Dan Radzikowski / Broadway Sessions In Episode 210, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down (via Skype) with Dan Radzikowski, a voice teacher/coach, performer and music director. (more...)

ONCE National Tour Set for Run at Fox Theatre, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from today, April 8 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Christina Sajous to Make 54 Below Debut this Week, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Broadway's Christina Sajous will make her 54 Below debut on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:30pm. Sajous will premiere a brand new show co-conceived and directed by Ethan Paulini. Tickets $25-35 are now on sale and available at www.54below.com or by calling 646.476.3551. (more...)

Broadway Sessions to Celebrate CCM, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Perth Festival Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, 4/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

WILLIAM Shakespeare is almost without debate the greatest playwright in the English language. He was born in April, 1564, which makes April 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A vital presence in Denver's cultural ecology, Opera Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region's preeminent grand opera company. The Opera's programming includes mainstage productions, artist development initiatives, and education and community engagement programming. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents AIDA led by Music Director Robert Spano, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in a concert staging of Verdi's Aida June 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., June 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., and June 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. This will be the ASO premiere of Aida, and these performances will mark the end of the Orchestra's 2013-14 season. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Expansion of 'HD at the Opera House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the expansion of its new broadcast and film series called 'HD at the Opera House'. This new series is allowing Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. In addition to opera, the series will include ballet and theater from some of the world's most famous venues. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. (more...)

Natalie Weiss, Teal Wicks, Robin De Jesus and More Set for PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER: VOLUME 2 at 54 Below, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

After a sold-out first edition, Broadway's best writers and performers team together again to help raise funds for children with special needs in New York City and around the world. Victor Legra, Anthony Crouchelli & M.O.V.E for Autism present Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2 featuring the music of Carner and Gregor, Rosser and Sohne, Maglione and Ruiz, Joey Contreras, Justin Anthony Long, Jonathan Lee & Joanna Burns; David Dabbon, and Will Van Dyke at 54 Below April 24 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present our season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Power of Women Honoree IDINA MENZEL Graces Cover of Variety
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

In 2010, Tony winner Menzel co-created A Broader Way, an arts centered program for urban girls. (more...)

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC on Wednesday, May 7, 2014! (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Jessica Hendy and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, April 17th, Broadway Sessions goes #Hendynation with Broadway vet Jessica Hendy and more. (more...)

Jennifer Aylmer, Burak Bilgili and More Nominated for 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Ten Finalists for 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year; Ceremony Set for 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CINDERELLA's Todd Buonopane Sings 'Everybody's Girl' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

CINDERELLA's Todd Buonopane performed 'Everybody's Girl' at Broadway Sessions on April 3rd, 2014. Click below to watch him sing! (more...)

WICKED Kicks Off Morrison Center Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from today, April 16 - May 4. (more...)

VIDEO: Iglehart, Nicholaw & More Go Behind-the-Scenes of ALADDIN on 'Nightline'
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with the shows director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and stars Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart,Courtney Reed and Jonathan Freeman. (more...)

Long Center, UT Austin and Zach Theatre Present 2014 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Long Center's Michael & Susan Dell Hall will be the scene for a spectacular new awards show, honoring the achievements of students in high school theater departments in Travis and the 6 contiguous counties. The Long Center, University of Texas at Austin and ZACH Theatre will be honoring their exceptional work with the 2014 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) tonight, April 17. The Ceremony will be televised at a later date by KXAN. (more...)

Nominations Announced 3/18 for 2014 Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards; Ceremoy Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Months of anticipation for hundreds of local high school students is about to reach a fever pitch. On March 18th at 7:00 AM, students from 19 local high schools will gather on the Long Center City Terrace, where officials will announce the nominees for the inaugural Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards. Attending students are encouraged to show up on the terrace with signs and plenty of school spirit as they cheer their respective schools on. This announcement is the kick-off to the extraordinary, Tony's-style awards ceremony one month later, on April 17th. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Almost Played a Nun in John Turturro's Movie FADING GIGOLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director John Turturro talked about a shocking and hilarious idea he had for Broadway and film star Elaine Stritch in his movie FADING GIGOLO. (more...)

Fascinating Aida's CHARM OFFENSIVE, MORECAMBE and Gwen Dickey Set for The Marlowe Theatre, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

CLASSIC comedy and songs come to The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN Makes Three TV Debuts on ABC Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

After a First Look preview on 'Good Morning America' aired on Monday, April 14th, today, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Today, the production is making three national television debuts on the ABC Television Network, which kicked off with GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On this morning's 'Good Morning America' the talented cast performed 'Arabian Nights,' broadcast live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Check out the energetic performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

This morning, ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA gave viewers an inside look at Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway. (more...)

Tom Wopat and Stephen Schwartz to Join BROADWAY AT MOORLAND, 6/5; Brian Stokes Mitchell Leaves Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat and GRAMMY Award-winning Broadway songwriter Stephen Schwartz are joining the festivities in Broadway at Moorland, the 14th annual summer concert and fireworks display at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ, a partnership between New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Far Hills Race Meeting Association. Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun, A Catered Affair) will join previously announced Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, five-time MAC-winning cabaret star Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy (Broadway's Cats and Aida), and Kelli Rabke (Broadway's LES MISERABLES and in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Due to a scheduling conflict, Brian Stokes Mitchell will no longer perform on the bill. (more...)

Broadway Sessions to Welcome Jessica Hendy & More, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Mayo Center Stages BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! tonight, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Finale of NBC's PARENTHOOD
by - Apr 11, 2014

On the season finale of NBC's PARENTHOOD titled "The Pontiac", Haddie comes home for the summer, while Adam and Crosby reminisce about their childhood (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Telly Leung & More Sing at BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2014

Last night, 54 Below celebrated some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway. The show featured some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Scandalous), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Rent, Flower Drum Song, Glee), Robert Creighton (Little Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN to Make Three TV Debuts on ABC, 4/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

After a first look preview on "Good Morning America" airs on Monday, April 14th, on Tuesday, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

„Singin' in the Rain" singt und tanzt in Nordhausen
by Iris Moebius - Apr 10, 2014

Seit 28. Marz steht wieder ein Musical auf dem Spielplan des Theaters Nordhausen: „Singin' in the Rain' von Herb Brown und Arthur Freed, das Buhnenmusical nach dem weltberuhmten Film mit Gene Kelly. Die Figuren verleihen ihrer Gefuhlslage singend, tanzend und herrlich steppend Ausdruck. So wie Entertainer Don Lockwood, der so verliebt ist, dass es ihm nichts ausmacht, „im Regen zu singen'. (more...)

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