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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.


FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Roberto Iarussi Will Perform at The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Roberto Iarussi is a classically trained singer whose extraordinary vocal talent, and musical sensibilities enable him to perform across a wide variety of musical genres. Though recognized as an Opera Singer, the second generation Italo American found his inspiration from great singers of many different musical styles, most notably Barbra Streisand, to whom Iarussi dedicates his recently completed milestone recording, entitled 'I BELIEVE' which was recorded with London Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

John Lloyd Young & Carmen Cusack Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The stellar ensemble cast-drawing talent from the worlds of stage, screen and music-includes Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (Broadway's Jersey Boys), Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack (Broadway's Bright Star), & many more. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off New Season with MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Víctor Ullate Roche y Carmen Conesa se unirán en PAREJA ABIERTA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 25, 2016

El musical basado en la comedia de Dario Fo y dirigido por Gabriel Olivares, se estrenara en noviembre en Alcazar de San Juan. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Annual Gala Concert, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla pi√Ļ piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon:¬†https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano (more...)

Paula Dione Ingram to Make Cabaret Debut at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

'Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway' showcases  black composers, lyricists and performers of Broadway and their influence on other composers who wrote for the black experience. (more...)

90210! THE MUSICAL! Parody to Bring Drama Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

90210! THE MUSICAL!, the new Off-Broadway parody of the popular 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, will begin performances on September 8, 2016 at Theatre 80. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irina Kolesnikova Brings HER NAME WAS CARMEN to ENO
by Roy Tan - Aug 24, 2016

Following last year's sell-out season, the world's leading ballerina Irina Kolesnikova returns to the London Coliseum from 23-28 August with a new take on an old classic, Her Name Was Carmen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the ballerina in action below! (more...)

Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced a cast change advisory. Janai Brugger will sing the role of Pamina in the December 20, 23, 26, 30 matinee, January 2 and 5 performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, replacing Layla Claire, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy. (more...)

Lucius Set for Central Park SummerStage This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After a stretch of sold out U.S. shows Lucius confirms additional tour dates this fall with stops in Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco, Houston and more. The new shows are in conjunction with the bands forthcoming headlining performances at New York's SummerStage and Boston's House Of Blues. (more...)

Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Searing drama and epic lyricism open the Canadian Opera Company's 2016/2017 season with a new production of Bellini's Norma.  (more...)

Telemundo Announces Trailblazing Social Media Experience for Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced a trailblazing and wide-ranging social media experience for TV viewers of the upcoming 2016 edition of ¬ďPremios Tu Mundo¬Ē (Your World Awards) during the live simulcast broadcast on TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO (more...)

Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova Hosts First Ever Instagram Photo Call for HER NAME IS CARMEN
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

St Petersburg Ballet Company doyenne Irina Kolesnikova returns to the London Coliseum stage this week with the world premiere of her new ballet HER NAME WAS Carmen and for the first time, in both ballet and the London Coliseum's history, social media fans are being granted exclusive access as the star hosts the world's first Instagram photo call live in the heart of the iconic auditorium. With over 400 million global users Instagram is one of the top social media networks and ballet in particular has in recent years gradually been building a massive tribal audience across the photo-sharing app.  (more...)

Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre Present TWO HEAVENLY ONE-ACT COMEDIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: David Perlman & Natalie Weiss Spin 'All By Myself' in MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!, Madagascar Live!, and other shows without exclamation points) returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last week for his solo concert debut of MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS. The show featured guest star Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Les Miserables, Everyday Rapture). The pair put a spin on 'All By Myself' by Eric Carmen (sung in the style of Celine Dion) - check it out below! (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40 DAYS OF OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today a multi-platform, regional recognition of the robust opera and vocal music offerings in Greater Boston over the next six weeks, and debuted an online calendar that combines them all as part of the company's "40 Days of Opera" celebration. (more...)

Encore Run for REMEMBERING THE LUX at the Baxter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Alistair izobell's hit production REMEMBERING THE LUX is back by popular demand and returns to the Baxter Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/20-8/21/2016
by - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 21, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 21, 2016

It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominated actress Carmen Cusack, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza (September 8-9), and Tony nominated actress Melissa Errico (September 20-24) previewed selections from their engagements and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

BWW Review: Rose-Mock's THE PRODUCERS A Satiric Masterpiece
by Trevor Durham - Aug 20, 2016

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Tapman Productions Presents the World Premiere of THRUST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Tapman Productions and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce the first show in their 2016 - 2017 season, THRUST!, August 19 - 28, at Stage 773, Thrust Theatre, 1225 W Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets to THRUST! are $20 and go on sale June 1 at the Stage 773 box office, www.stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252. For more information on Tapman Productions visit TapmanProductions.com. (more...)

Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Midwest Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Inspired by actual events in 1959, Alabama Story centers on a fearless, no- nonsense librarian, a vocal segregationist senator and an innocent children's book. In a parallel story, childhood friends Joshua and Lilly, a black man and white woman, reunite among the societal tensions of the times. In 2000, Emily Wheelock Reed was cited for her work in 1959 Alabama by the American Library Association and received the Scroll of Honor from the Freedom to Read Foundation for refusing to remove the children's book, The Rabbits Wedding from the shelf. (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

LA Opera Opens 2016/17 Season with Verdi's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Inspired by actual events in 1959, ALABAMA STORY centers on a fearless, nononsense librarian, a vocal segregationist senator and an innocent children's book. BroadwayWorld has your first look at the production below! (more...)

Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, which will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, will include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3  'Scottish', Berlioz's Les nuits d'été with mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Crawford says of this program, 'In Mendelssohn's stormy Scottish Symphony, period instruments enliven the thrilling orchestration and memorable tunes for which the composer is so beloved. In Berlioz's evocative Les nuits d'été, the ACO proudly introduces the extraordinary young American mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau. A rarely heard symphony by British composer Cipriani Potter completes a concert that takes the audience back into the luxurious sonorities of the Romantic Era.' (more...)

Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Single tickets are on sale now for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open November 4 and 6 with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen, followed by productions of Leoš Jana?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on April 28 and 30. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Ko¬ěena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael McCorry Rose, Louis Pardo and Rena Strober to Star in The Barn Stage Company's CHESS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its 40th season with Calixto Bieito's bold staging of Georges Bizet's Carmen, the largest production the company has mounted in its four decades. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spanish North Africa, Carmen is a powerful account of a defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. With the familiar story and iconic score that opera buffs and casual opera-goers alike know and love, BLO's Carmen opens September 23 for four performances through October 2. The run marks the company's debut at the Boston Opera House whereCarmen will be the first professional opera produced at the venerable theater since 1991. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE PRODUCERS at Quincy Music Theatre
by Trevor Durham - Aug 16, 2016

It's a hit! (more...)

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre to Premiere HER NAME WAS CARMEN at ENO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The celebrated St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to the London Coliseum to present the world premiere of Her Name Was Carmen starring Irina Kolesnikova 23 - 28 August 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced today that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film. Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin Thursday, October 27 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Launches Season with North American Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater opens the 2016-2017 season at the Winspear Opera House September 16-18, and Bass Performance Hall October 7-9, with a mixed repertoire program featuring Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta's Carmen, a co-production with London's world-renowned The Royal Ballet and Australia's Queensland Ballet, and DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse, choreographed by Tony Award-Winner Christopher Wheeldon. (more...)

Roberto Iarussi Releases Album I BELIEVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Roberto Iarussi is a classically trained singer whose extraordinary vocal talent, and musical sensibilities enable him to perform across a wide variety of musical genres. Though recognized as an Opera Singer, the second generation Italo American found his inspiration from great singers of many different musical styles, most notably Barbra Streisand, to whom Iarussi dedicates his recently completed milestone recording, entitled 'I BELIEVE' which was recorded with London Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Extended TV Spot for FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

A new extended TV spot is out for the highly anticipated ¬ďHarry Potter¬Ē spin-off FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. The film arrives in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on November 18th from Warner Bros Pictures. (more...)

Lana Gordon Hits the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Lana Gordon in the role of Velma Kelly beginning tonight, Monday, August 15 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Acorn Productions Hires New Director of Training
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Acorn Productions, a non-profit theatrical education company dedicated to nurturing the performing arts in Portland, is thrilled to announce that they have hired Carmen-Maria Mandley as the new Director of Training for Acorn Acting Academy, currently located at Mechanics Hall in downtown Portland. (more...)

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