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Mandell Weiss Theatre (San Diego, CA, )
San Diego, CA,

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Based on the novel by Prosper Mťrimťe

Audiences will be seduced by the physicality and energy of Amedeo Amodio's dramatic Carmen. Accompanied by Georges Bizet's famous score, obsession, intensity and drama are found in this modern-day reimagining of one of the world's most famous operas. The honorable soldier Don Jose. The proud toreador Escamillo. And Carmen, the seductive and passionate woman they both love. The stage is set for a tangled tale of passion and betrayal told through classical ballet with a contemporary edge.



Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Wicked Storms Sydney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Wicked Storms Sydney and More! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet, the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will return to Tarboro, North Carolina on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, bringing a program of mixed repertoire. NYTB has performed in the series annually for the past four years. (more...)

Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday,April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renee Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent¬†returns to Manchester following critically acclaimed tours of¬†Carmen, Tosca¬†and¬†Die Fledermaus, bringing an opera festival of three new productions, boasting magnificent new sets.¬†Aida¬†with the grandeur of Egypt,¬†La Boheme,¬†the most romantic opera of all and¬†Nabucco¬†¬Ė the most special and iconic opera of all. Not to be missed!¬† (more...)

2016 World Series Champions Anthony Rizzo & Kyle Schwarber to Join ESPN1000 Throughout MLB Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

ESPN1000 Chicago, the number-one-rated sports talk radio station in the city, will welcome World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Poster Art Revealed for Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The path to paradise begins in hell.  20th Century Fox has released a new poster for ALIEN: COVENANT, hitting theaters May 19, 2017. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL Chorus, and the Los Angeles Children's Chorus alongside four stellar solo vocalists: soprano Summer Hassan, mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis and bass Steve Pence throughout the concert. (more...)

BWW Review: An Off-Night in Seville with an Unexciting FIDELIO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 23, 2017

Beethoven's only opera, FIDELIO, was the last of three operas this season at the Met to take place in Seville, after Carmen and BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. Third time definitely wasn't the charm. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Guest conductor Christian Reif will lead¬†Berkeley Symphony¬†in Shostakovich's evening-long, epic Symphony No. 13, ¬ďBabi Yar,¬Ē on¬†Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm¬†at Zellerbach Hall. The Orchestra is joined for the Berkeley Symphony's season finale performance by bass Denis Sedov and a men's chorus comprised of alumni of the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the Pacific Boychoir Academy, and members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale, led by chorusmaster Marika Kuzma. Reif is stepping in for Berkeley Symphony Music Director Joana Carneiro, who recently gave birth to triplets. (more...)

VIDEO: The Who's Who of the Arts World Records 'With A Little Help From My Friends' for Americans for the Arts
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Executive Producer Jonathan Estabrooks, Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records), two-time Tony-nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr. and producer and Broadway orchestrator Charlie Rosen today announced that this past Tuesday, a Who's Who of Broadway, Hollywood, Theatre, Dance, and Music came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City and Los Angeles to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles' song 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to inspire support for the arts in America. (more...)

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18 (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: OperaUpClose's Family Show ULLA'S ODYSSEY to Make Waves at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Olivier Award winning theatre company, OperaUpClose, will bring their first ever opera for children and families to the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 28 to Thurs 30 Mar. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

PHIT Comedy Partners with New York's Annoyance Theatre for April Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Continuing its longstanding record of bringing the best emerging comedic talent in the country straight to Philadelphia audiences, PHIT Comedy is excited to be partnering with the famous Chicago/Brooklyn based Annoyance Theatre in April for a series of eight performances across every weekend of the month. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

Brian Thomson, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards Give Statement Concerning CARMEN on Sydney Harbour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards have just released a statement concerning the production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Kap & Co. and Carmen & Jurko Switch Start Times on ESPN 1000 This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Effective Monday, April 3, ESPN 1000's Kap & Co. and Carmen & Jurko, will swap time slots, with Kap & Co. moving to 9 a.m. ¬Ė noon CT and Carmen & Jurko to noon ¬Ė 2 p.m. In the recently released Nielsen PPM ratings for February 2017, both programs led their current time slot among sports talk shows, as they did in January for adults 24-54. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra will Perform George Michael Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will perform a George Michael tribute concert to celebrate and honour one of the greatest pop icons of a generation at Sydney Opera House on 6 and 7 July. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

Harry Bicket Conducts Handel's 'Ariodante' at Carnegie Hall, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicketconducts Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert presentation of Handel's brilliantly melodic work, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs the title role joined by sopranos Christiane Karg (Ginevra) and Joélle Harvey (Dalinda), contralto Sonia Prina (Polinesso), tenors David Portillo(Lurcanio) and Tyson Miller (Odoardo), with bass-baritone Matthew Brook (King of Scotland). (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Site Expansion
by Molly Tracy - Mar 21, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. (more...)

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Announces NYC Lineup at BAM Fisher, 5/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana¬†today announced the program for its annual New York City season, May 16¬Ė21, 2017, at BAM Fisher. (more...)

2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé to Join Plácido Domingo and Sondra Radvanovsky at L.A. Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that soprano Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Teste will join him and Sondra Radvanovsky for a one-night-only concert on April 1, 2017, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents ACCENTS OF SPAIN, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is planning a party¬óa free evening of music, food, and celebration geared to delight both opera aficionados and novices. It's called 'Accents of Spain,' a lively and colorful tribute to the intoxicating Spanish influence in opera, musical theater, and cooking. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9
by Molly Tracy - Mar 20, 2017

The final concert in Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season explores the infinite diversity of love in all its forms. With guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Paths of Passion features the technical and lyrical mastery of Robert Hanford in both Frank Waxman's Carmen Fantasy and Dvorak's Romance in F Minor in a breathtaking display of violin virtuosity. (more...)

Two River Theater to Stage THE WOMEN OF PADILLA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its season with The Women of Padilla , a new play by Tony Meneses, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

New Rochelle Opera To Honor Maestro Anton Coppola
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

New Rochelle Opera, celebrating 32 years of bringing quality opera to Westchester County, will honor Maestro Anton Coppola at its Annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm at The Fountainhead, located at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY. The annual event is the Company's largest fundraiser. (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

BLU Products Releases Compact Version of the Popular Life One X2 with the New BLU Life One X2 Mini
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Docu-Series OUTPOST to Bridge Investigative Reporting & Adventure Travel on Fusion TV and UniMas
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Airing on two networks in two languages beginning on March 26, the new docu-series 'OUTPOST,' a Story House Entertainment production, produced by i am OTHER, bridges investigative journalism with adventure travel to share untold human, social and cultural stories. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOUVENIR at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

On October 25, 1944, wealthy (and tone-deaf) soprano Florence Foster Jenkins and her accompanist Cosme McMoon performed a recital at Carnegie Hall. Tickets sold out weeks in advance; an estimated 2,000 people were turned away at the door. The world of music has never quite recovered. Come share the hilarious and touching tale of this unlikely pair in the musical "Souvenir" at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre March 16th through the 26th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bright Star Carmen Cusack Shines at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 16, 2017

Carmen Cusack's "Bright Star" never faded and was a gift from the heavens last night as she performed her cabaret act at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: Carmen Cusack Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a New Show Demonstrating Her Songwriting Prowess
by Casey Mink - Mar 15, 2017

One generally associates megaphones as the staple of high school gym teachers, used to amplify their punitive requests of portly students to run faster. Naturally, Carmen Cusack, the once-unsung supernova who made her craterous impact on Broadway in last season's BRIGHT STAR, subverted preconceived notions. Slowly making her way to the stage, Cusack began her show crooning into the piece of machinery. If the very first notes of your concert will be heard projected via megaphone, well, you'd be wise to make certain you sound exceptional. That, of course, is a non-issue for Cusack. Following a sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below last summer, the Tony (and now Grammy) nominee returned to the venue for another four-show run on March 8, and was in her usual sublime voice. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, begins Broadway performances tomorrow night, Thursday March 16, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, April 17. (more...)

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. (more...)

CULTUREMART 2017 Kicks Off Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place tonight, March 15, through March 25. (more...)

Opera Carolina Goes West (By Way Of Italy) With Puccini's GIRL OF THE WEST, 4/23, 27, 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

When Puccini's The Girl of the West premieres in Charlotte, it will be the culmination of a nearly two-year partnership between Opera Carolina, New York City Opera, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardenia and the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy - Puccini's hometown, with additional performances in Pisa, Livorno and Modena, Italy (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

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