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

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Based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée

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.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bridge Street Theatre presents THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

A mother's bitterness colors the lives of her two high school-aged daughters in Paul Zindel's 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds", coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances July 6-16. Called "the most compelling work of its kind since Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie'", this poignant and lyrical drama will be performed by a cast of five brilliant female actors, led by Bridge Street favorite Roxanne Fay ("Home Fires Burning", "Dream Child", "Upon This Rock") in the role of Beatrice Hunsdorfer. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers and their Carnival of Friends Roll Into Stellenbosch This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

It is carnival time in Stellenbosch! This August, THE FANTASTIC GRIFIZZI BROTHERS will roll into the City of Oaks with a rad set up that includes everything from food trucks and bars to a double decker bus-cum-restaurant, a barber shop, fun rides and an animal-free circus in a Big Top tent. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this summer with a brand-new season of WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: CELEBRITY EDITION, premiering Wednesday, August 23rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. A (more...)

Anne Burrell And Rachael Ray Return To Transform Celebrity Cooking Disasters Into Culinary Masters In Brand-New Season Of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017


NYO-USA to Make Inaugural Tour to Latin America This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, featuring 115 outstanding young musicians from across the country, comes together for its fifth year of extraordinary music making, culminating in the orchestra's first-ever tour of Latin America. NYO-USA's 2017 Latin America tour takes place from July 26 through August 4 with orchestra performances in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia, including side-by-side musical collaborations with fellow young musicians in all three tour countries. (more...)

Jonathan Rubain's I'M IN LOVE WITH A GUITARIST Returns to the Baxter for a Limited Season in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Virtuoso guitarist, producer and director Jonathan Rubain is back for the third time with his sold-out hit show, I'M IN LOVE WITH A GUITARIST, at the Baxter Concert Hall for three performances only. (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jul 20, 2017

It's a busy weekend full of family fun on Soda City stages! (more...)

'Ghost In The Shell' Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Scarlett Johansson stars in the visually stunning and action-packed film. Breathtaking Vision of the Future Debuts July 25, 2017 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs. (more...)

BWw Interview: Carmen Cusack on SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2017

Actress/singer Carmen Cusack has graced stages across the country with her beautiful singing voice in the latest revival of South Pacific and more recently in LA at the Wallis Annenberg in Scorsese: Requiem for an American Dream. She took time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about Sondheim on Sondheim a brand new concert, of which she is a part, to be presented at the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday July 23. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Kevin James Doyle
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Kevin James Doyle about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The 30 Year Old Virgin. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents the Internet, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Internet shenanigans, humor and nudity, need we say more? (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

by Carol Kassie - Jul 18, 2017

Sandy Gelfound's life story is a fascinating tale filled with love, laughter… and cheerleading.  Beginning August 3rd, the multi-talented comedienne, raconteur, and former NFL Raider cheerleader will spend four weeks at the PGA Arts Center performing her one person show, The Kosher Cheerleader.  The production will run through August 27th. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Social: Go Backstage at The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP with Caroline Bowman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of ALL SHOOK UP with Caroline Bowman who took over our Instagram account this past weekend! See all her fun posts below! (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

ART and ARTIFACTS at Hotels Around the World
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 17, 2017

To maximize traveler's time and money, hotels are creating on-property exhibits that are dedicated to entertaining and educating guests from a U.S. historic corridor in Chicago to a local Wild West culture display in Texas. (more...)

Stick Figure Releases New Video in Support of New Year's Eve Show Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Rising star and reggae band, Stick Figure released a music video for “In this Love” off of their latest album Set in Stone, in support of their New Year's Eve show announcement. “In This Love,” comes from the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff and creates a vibrant sonic soundscape and the music video reflects just that. (more...)

The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP Star Caroline Bowman Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Broadway star Caroline Bowman will be taking us behind the scenes at The Muny's thrilling new production of ALL SHOOK UP! (more...)

Doug Varone & Dancers to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Jacob's Pillow This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

As Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival rings in 85 seasons, Doug Varone & Dancers celebrates its 30th anniversary as a company with a program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 2-6. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 13, 2017
by - Jul 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

Women in Theater News for Summer 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 12, 2017

Connecticut and the O'Neill Theater Center in the Spotlight of This Summer's News for Women in Theater (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre to Let Loose with FOOTLOOSE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre, whose performers are ages 8 to 18, presents Footloose running July 20 through July 23 at the Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre on the Main Stage at 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067. (more...)

Photo Flash: FOOTLOOSE Leaps Onto The Stage At Cortland Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to kick off their Sunday shoes and cut loose with their next exciting summer production: the musical stage version of the 1980's hit movie 'Footloose'! (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Mourns the Passing of Friend & Supporter Cornelia T. Bailey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

A lifelong lover of opera, Cornelia T. Bailey has been a subscriber and supporter of Palm Beach Opera for more than 10 years. Her vision and generous sponsorships made numerous mainstage opera productions possible. (more...)

AteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents AteNine in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 26-30. AteNine, formerly Ate9dANCEcOMPANY, is led by Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami, named “choreography's It girl” by the LA Times. A former dancer and rehearsal director of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Agami draws from her background in Gaga movement practice to create bold, innovative work. The program will include two works: Exhibit b and excerpts from vickie. AteNine dancers move with an intense clarity praised as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more” (Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight). (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This August, join Time Life in celebrating Harvey Korman's prodigious talents with a new DVD collection episodes not seen in over 40 years. THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE BEST OF HARVEY KORMAN arrives on August 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Weaving Many Musical Threads into a Theatrical Life: A Conversation with Peter Oyloe
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 11, 2017

'There have been so many musical threads throughout my life ever since I was a little guy. Music was something I did early on. I would listen to my dad, who had a beautiful voice, sing, and together we would listen to his vinyl record collection. I was always drawn to music written before I was born. There is something about the vulnerability, the universality, and the craft of earlier music that has always attracted me.' The speaker is Peter Oyloe who is touring with The Hank Band, his concert recreation of the music of the legendary folk/country western singer. Oyloe and the band's most recent gig was to open Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 Monday concert series with two virtually sold out performances of Hank Williams' music at Brunswick's Pickard Theater on July 10th. In conversation with Broadway World in the panoramic setting of a private reception in the band's honor on scenic Mere Point, Oyloe seems exceptionally soft spoken, but a few hours later when he takes the stage as Hank Williams, he transforms himself into the powerhouse singer Williams was. It is a role that has changed his life, Oyloe says, and a connection that now runs deeply as one of the primary threads in his own musical tapestry. (more...)

The Heat is On! MISS SAIGON Lands in Birmingham this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON which lands in Birmingham for 9 weeks from 26 July - 23 Sept as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Following their wildly successful Positively Present cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2017/2018 season with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager's 1979 classic two-hander (and many-voiced), They're Playing Our Song, running July 21 - August 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Massenet's MANON Opening 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Jules Massenet's Manon, opening November 4 and running for six performances through November 22, 2017. (more...)

New Album from John McLaughlin Due Out This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

On September 15, Abstract Logix issues Live @ Ronnie Scott's – a souvenir of a sold-out, two-night stand at the beloved venue by John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, recorded in March of 2017. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Award-winning Brooklyn ensemble the TEAM will present PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER, a two-night-only concert event featuring a multigenerational band of teenagers, TEAM performers, and Baby Boomers, directed by the TEAM's Artistic Director and Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

SoBe Arts to Present World Premiere of TESLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This September, SoBe Arts will present the world premiere of TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera, by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe, about the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.  We are please to announce our amazing cast and creative team and share the story of Tesla. (more...)

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez Bring DOS DIVAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their show, Dos Divas! From NYU's Tisch School of the Arts comes two fierce newcomers to the Broadway scene. With their unique sense of versatility - ranging from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to pop hits of the 21st Century - these two Latina beltresses join forces on stage in this special one night only performance to convey through song and story the trials and tribulations of what it takes to make it in New York City. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale 7/15 for Artist Series Concerts' 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Tickets for Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota's 22nd season will be available online beginning July 15 at The season, which features a dynamic line-up of established and emerging classical, cabaret, jazz and pops artists, runs September 2017 through May 2018.  The performances will be held at a variety of venues throughout Sarasota County. (more...)

Neighborhood Chefs and Restaurants Descend On Madison Square Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs, the highly anticipated annual gathering of beloved restaurants, well-respected chefs, and artisanal drink purveyors from the neighborhoods surrounding Madison Square Park, will be held on Tuesday, July 18th from 5:30-8:30pm in Madison Square Park with the entrance at 24th Street and Madison Avenue. (more...)

Scores of Jazz Fans Plan a Summer Fling in Cancun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

With more than a decade of planning music vacation experiences in alluring locales on land and at sea around the world, it should come as no surprise that in his second full year at the helm, Warren Hill has already doubled the number of festivalgoers preparing to end summer with a trek to his Cancun Jazz Festival at the five-star Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico over Labor Day Weekend (August 31-September 3, 2017). (more...)

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