Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016. (more...)

The Guthrie Theater Presents World Premiere of THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Enter a world ruled by fevered delusions and far-flung imagination, where a windmill transforms into a giant and a filthy innkeeper becomes a king. Join us in a realm of illusions and experience the story of a man who can no longer leave his beautifully imagined world, even after the curtain has come crashing down. (more...)

Historian Uncovers Evidence that Author of DON QUIXOTE May Be of English Heritage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

New documents by historian Julio Mayo suggest that the author of Don Quixote may be of English heritage and not Spanish, as previously thought.   (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's “Man of La Mancha,” in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's “Moby-Dick,” which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Art News: Andrea Rosen Gallery Presents Three-Part Exhibition of Works by FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES, Thru 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Andrea Rosen Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, and Massimo De Carlo are delighted to announce a three-part exhibition of the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Curated by artists Julie Ault and Roni Horn, the exhibition will be on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Massimo De Carlo, Milan; and Hauser & Wirth, London in May, June, and July 2016. This exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the artist's work in Milan since an exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in 1991 and the first in London since the artist's survey at the Serpentine in 2000. Over the last decade, Andrea Rosen Gallery has been dedicated to a series of two-person exhibitions situating Gonzalez-Torres's work with artists including Joseph Kosuth, Agnes Martin, On Kawara, and Roni Horn, and this will be the first one-person show at the gallery since 2000. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley, Richard Ruiz & More to Star in Marriott Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, previewing June 22, running through August 14 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. With book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and an exuberant score by Mitch Leigh, the breathtaking musical tells the rich story of chivalry, romance, idealism and dreaming "The Impossible Dream." Complemented by Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, six-time Jeff Award Winner Nick Bowling (The King and I at The Marriott Theatre, The History Boys and Fiorello! at TimeLine Theatre) presents a unique production of the classic tale, bringing to life the parallels between the struggles of 16th Century Spain with the challenges of modern day society.  (more...)

San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Effective immediately, San Francisco Ballet announces six promotions, five new Company members, and five apprentices for the 2017 Season. Soloist Carlo Di Lanno has been promoted to principal dancer and Francisco Mungamba, Julia Rowe, Wei Wang, and WanTing Zhao have been promoted to soloist. In addition, former SF Ballet Apprentice Blake Kessler has been appointed a member of the corps de ballet. New members of the Company's corps de ballet include Ludmila Bizalion, Elizabeth Mateer, and Natasha Sheehan; Angelo Greco joins as a soloist and Aaron Robison as a principal dancer. Alexandre Cagnat, Shene Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh of the SF Ballet School Trainee Program have been promoted to the rank of apprentice. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined CATS in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m., The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents the world premiere of the ballet THE RED SHOES, featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions by Jessica Rudman, with original story and choreography by Susannah Marchese. (more...)

BWW Review: Four Humors Brings the Classic THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA to Life in a Delightful Way with a Clever Adaptation and Inventive Design
by Jill Schafer - May 18, 2016

When the ingenious gentlemen of Four Humors apply their unique, clever, and hilarious storytelling style to a classic such as THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN Don Quixote OF LA MANCHA, it's a thing not to be missed. And even though I've experienced many such unique adaptations by Four Humors, as well as original work, last night's world premiere opening night still gave me something unexpected. As the play points out, everyone knows Don Quixote, even if you're never read the book or heard the name Miguel de Cervantes. Four Humors tells the classic story about honor, chivalry, and madness in a unique way using puppetry projection and by making Cervantes a character in the play, allowing the characters to step outside the story and comment on it. I believe this is Four Humors' debut at the Guthrie, which will no doubt expose a new audience to their often accomplished mission 'to create art that celebrates the humor, stupidity, and beauty of our world by letting the artist connect with the audience in a vulnerable and honest way.' (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, Don Quixote. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

Anais Chalendard Set for Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive from June 6-8, 2016 in Allen, Texas. (more...)

New Line Developing Misty Copeland Biopic LIFE IN MOTION; REMEMBER THE TITANS Writer on Script
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Titled LIFE IN MOTION: AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA, the project is based on Copeland's biography of the same name. REMEMBER THE TITAN's Gregory Allen Howard will pen the film's script. (more...)

Boxcar Theatre to Relaunch The Speakeasy in August
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Boxcar Theatre's 2014 immersive hit, The Speakeasy, is on track to relaunch this summer in its new home in San Francisco's North Beach-Chinatown neighborhood. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, August 8, with previews starting Friday, August 12, and a press opening scheduled for mid-October. Exclusive presale tickets will go online Thursday, June 9 at 10 a.m., and will be available only to members of Club 1923 and affiliated groups. Tickets for the general public will go on sale June 13. For information, online sales and to register as a Club 1923 member, visit thespeakeasysf.com. (more...)

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)

FUN HOME, THE SECRET GARDEN & More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for its 7-show 2016/17 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by David Wasson with musical direction by Patrick Hoagland, the production runs now through May 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 99th season for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2016-17 season. The year marks the Orchestra's 99th season and the 15th season of the acclaimed partnership with its Music Director. Recent praise of the Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Franz Welser-Most includes The New York Times calling the ensemble "…American's most brilliant orchestra," and The Wall Street Journal stating that the Orchestra is "…magnificent." (more...)

BWW Review: MARIINSKY BALLET Pays a Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya at BAM
by Marsha Volgyi - Mar 4, 2016

The Mariinsky Ballet at Brooklyn Academy of Music performed a Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya (more...)

BWW Interview: KAYLA ROWSER, A Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2016

As the reputation of Nashville Ballet has grown over the years, so too have the company's dancers' resumes and notoriety. Case in point: NB principal Kayla Rowser has graced magazine covers, been the subject of numerous media reports and stories, and she has become, without question, one of the best-known proponents of dance in a city where music has long reigned supreme. (more...)

New Jersey Ballet to Perform Ginger Thatcher's SATURDAY NIGHT as Part of Annual Gala, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The New Jersey Ballet will perform Ginger Thatcher's Saturday Night as part of the company's annual gala performance on April 9, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Thatcher's work is choreographed to the music of jazz singer Etta James, and has been in the company's repertoire for over a decade. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Karl Condon Joins Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

KARL CONDON will be a member of the faculty of the Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program from July 4-16, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, announces a 2016/17 season that mixes beloved masterworks of the Baroque with rare gems from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Fables & Follies opens on September 9 with an encore visit to the world of King Louis XIV, with Marc­Antoine Charpentier's comic chamber opera Les Plaisirs de Versailles. Handel's late masterpiece Jephtha will be offered twice, on October 15 and 16, and will feature a stellar cast of soloists plus the award-­winning Moores School Concert Chorale from the University of Houston. On December 31 a festive program rings in the New Year with cantatas J.S. Bach wrote specifically for this holiday. Bachanalia also includes Ars Lyrica's annual holiday gala and silent auction following the program. (more...)

Lefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNK
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Lefra Productions is already well-known for its productions of hilarious farces, which have been entertaining audiences in South Africa since 2012. This year, Frans Swart's Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney en John Chapman's runaway hit  DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! will tour the country, with a run all set to take place at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn. (more...)

Emre Gurgen Pens DON QUIXOTE EXPLAINED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The classic tale 'The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha,' a humorous book by Miguel Cervantes, levels hidden criticism at society, aristocracy and the clergy. This is one of the premises upon which author Emre Gurgen his new book, 'Don Quixote Explained: The Story of an Unconventional Hero' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Mar 18, 2016

“Man of La Mancha” opened at Westchester Broadway Theatre in the usual grand way. It is certainly exciting to have a robust Cervantes/Don Quixote and silver voiced Aldonza/Dulcinea, but the production, itself needs to iron out some kinks. (more...)

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Emma Cann - Mar 17, 2016

This season, the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates not only the 400th anniversary of the death of their namesake, but also that of Miguel de Cervantes, with a brand new adaptation of Don Quixote. After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited squire. With each calamitous adventure they experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote's books seems further away than ever. (more...)

Moscow Festvial Ballet to Perform at MPAC, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Performing Carmen Suite and Romeo and Juliet, two of their staple pieces of their world famous repertoire, the Moscow Festival Ballet comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29 - $59. (more...)

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage. (more...)

Center for Jewish History to Present NABUCCO, 4/6-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Giuseppe Verdi's opera classic NABUCCO - about Babylonian Jews in exile during Biblical times - will be presented April 6 to 17 at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by the American Sephardi Federation, which is presenting a trio of Sephardic-themed production for the first time ever this year in its celebration of Sephardic history and culture.  NABUCCO follows the Center's acclaimed adaptation of MERCHANT OF VENICE earlier this year, and will be followed by a revival of OTHELLO in June. (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, 3/30-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Behind the curtain of the big top, no one is laughing harder than the saddest clown of them all. Philadelphia Artists' Collective, in partnership with Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, presents the Philadelphia premiere of He Who Gets Slapped, from March 30 to April 16, 2016, at Broad Street Ministry (315 S. Broad Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Arrives at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Mar 14, 2016

On Friday, March 11, Kentwood Players welcomed the multiple Tony Award winning musical "MAN OF LA MANCHA" with Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion to the Westchester Playhouse where performances will continue through April 16. The production is directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth with Musical Director Mike Walker and Choreographer Drew Fitzsimmons, produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library. Here's your first look at onstage photos by Shari Barrett. (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's 2016 Summer Intensive to be Held in July 2016; Faculty Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN, KEITH LEE, and TERRY EDLEFSEN will be members of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive in West Chester, Pennsylvania in July 2016. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome West Coast Debut of Royal Swedish Ballet's JULIET AND ROMEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Royal Swedish Ballet, one of Europe's first and most revered ballet companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts June 10 - 12 with the West Coast debut of Juliet and Romeo by choreographer Mats Ek. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

 'The Impossible Dream,' one of the great songs of the American musical theatre, will lift the hearts of audiences with its message of courage and the search for truth as Lakewood Theatre Company concludes its 63rd season on Friday April 29, 2016 with the award-winning musical, Man of La Mancha. The production sponsors for Man of La Mancha are Bill & Barbara Warner & Dr. Fritz Camp. (more...)

Peterborough Players' Arts on Screen Series to Continue with DON QUIXOTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Cervantes' eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on a journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. (more...)

Music Hall to Welcome Russian National Ballet Theatre, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts welcomes back The Russian National Ballet Theatre on Sunday, May 1st for two performances. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Announces 80th Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

2016 marks the start of our two-year 80th-anniversary celebration and we're excited to share a summer of Broadway blockbusters, Vermont premieres, and groundbreaking partnerships with you. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: YAGP 2016 Was Better Than Ever at 'Ensuring the Future of Dance'
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 30, 2016

The 2016 season of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) culminated during three days in April at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). On April 27th, the Final Round of this celebrated international competition proved to be a heartening display of youthful promise. Then on April 28th and 29th, the "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala featured the 2016 YAGP finalists along with a roster of top-flight professionals. Several of the pros are former YAGP alumni, which validates YAGP's motto: "Ensuring the Future of Dance". (more...)

New Jersey Ballet to Perform at MPAC, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

 New Jersey Ballet returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center with a weekend of their most popular ballets on May 21 and 22, respectively.  The ballets being performed are Don Quixote and Cinderella. (more...)

Tom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced their 2016-2017 season of shows. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Directors Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

 The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle honored Marin Shakespeare Company's Artistic and Managing Directors, Robert and Lesley Currier with a special award at its annual gala held March 28, 2016 in San Francisco. (more...)

ABT Soloist Devon Teuscher to Receive 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Devon Teuscher has been awarded a 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, which recognizes young artists of extraordinary talent, provides additional resources to help them realize their full potential. (more...)

Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, The Moving Beauty Series to Present THE CO-OP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center and The Moving Beauty Series present THE CO-OP: 6 dancers plus 4 choreographers creating 1 beautiful show, this weekend, April 15th-17th, 2016 at 8:00 PM, at Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Launch Spring Season with SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Boston Ballet's spring season kicks off with Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, back by popular demand after a record-breaking world premiere in October 2014. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

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