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Austin Opera Names Annie Burridge As New General Director
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Opera Oct. 24 announced the appointment of Annie Burridge as General Director of Austin Opera. Currently the Managing Director of Opera Philadelphia, an opera company recognized for its groundbreaking audience engagement and programming model, Ms. Burridge will assume her new position in November 2016, with a 5-year contract through October 2021. The announcement was made today by Elisabeth Juen Waltz, Chairman of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees and Jon Nash, President of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees. Ms. Burridge's nomination was confirmed at a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 24th. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings 'Summertime' to Sydney with PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

In a magnificent finale to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season, Chief Conductor David Robertson will reveal his latest Opera in the Concert Hall presentation - arguably the greatest American opera of all time: The Gershwins®' Porgy and Bess ® by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin.  (more...)

Kasper Holten's 'The Flying Dutchman' to be Livestreamed from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) will be streaming the opera The Flying Dutchman and the ballet Alice in Wonderland live from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet on the Yle Klassinen website. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Juanjo Mena will Serve Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today. (more...)

On Site Opera's RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT to Premiere Next Fall at American Museum of Natural History
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Vanishes Too Quickly from Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Nov 17, 2016

Presented during The Austin's Opera's 30th anniversary season, THE FLYING Dutchman commands the historic Long Center's stage with a diverse, collective cast and belting operatic sequences. The origins of the story of The Flying Dutchman are rather skewed between timelines. The story first appeared in Travels in various parts Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1790 by John MacDonald, and again when Richard Wagner's operatic rendition came to life in 1843, after being adapted from an episode of Heinrich Heine's satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski. More modernly, the story of The Flying Dutchman is told through the highly loved film series, The Pirates of The Carribean. Regardless of the interpretations by creative minds, one fact remains true - The Flying Dutchman refers to a ghostly ship destined to sail the seas for all eternity. Richard Wagner's rendition, sure to please both critics and audiences alike, is bringing this haunted tale to life with the reputation of precision that precedes The Austin Opera. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE PULVERISED at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Following an explosive premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Litterature, Alexandra Badea's The Pulverised arrives in the UK with a new English translation. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver von Dohnányi Leads the Way to a New Seattle KATYA
by Erica Miner - Mar 6, 2017

Dohnanyi shares details about his astonishing musical background and training, and his thoughts about Czech opera (more...)

DOCKSIDE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Sandra van der Bol's new book Dockside ($16.99, paperback, 9781498495172; $8.99, eBook, 9781498495189) is about love. It is about the surprises, the unfolding, the testing, the joy, the pain, the adventure and the eternal bonds of true love. Not only is it about the love between a man and a woman, but also about the love of the Creator for us, His children, and the ways in which He interacts with our earth experiences. In this weaving together of natural and eternal realities, the tapestry of our lives becomes rich, colorful, purposeful and filled with wonder. This book is an illustration of the mystery of love played out in and through the lives of two ordinary, albeit adventurous and ever learning people. In a way, the 'secret' of this love is summed up in Piet's own words: 'Marry a Dutchman and love God more than you love him'. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

Rebel and Misfits Brings SEX WITH STRANGERS to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rebel and Misfits Productions is thrilled to announce 'Sex with Strangers,' its first project in a new series called 'An Intimate Theatre Project.' The provocative and timely play comes from Laura Eason (House of Cards) and will be directed by New York City's Michelle Bossy. The event runs March 30 through April 15 at a private home in the Central West End (4632 McPherson Avenue). Starting nightly at 8pm, each performance will seat a small, intimate audience of approximately 50 people. (more...)

Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. The winners' films, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner, will be screened during PONY's Symphonic Storyboards concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 21-22, under the baton of principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. Hailed as “among the most progressive modern orchestras,” PONY is an ensemble of some of New York's finest musicians, dedicated to reinventing classical music performance with spectacular visuals and lighting. (more...)

Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter DeAnda, from February 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome, to be conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome will star soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, her fifth leading role in Los Angeles. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012) from February 18 through March 19. (more...)

Julie Taymor Has Her Eyes on ACROSS THE UNIVERSE for Future Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

According to Variety, during a panel on Broadway's THE LION KING, Julie Taymor was asked what film she wants to bring to the stage next. 'Across the Universe,' she said. 'It belongs onstage.' (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Defunkt Theatre Presents ON THE EDGE: TRIFLES and DUTCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Two trailblazing classics combine to make an electrifying evening in which Defunkt distills America's history of racism and gender inequity into a scintillating exploration of the way we live now.  Defunkt's own Sarah Armitage directs. (more...)

Bakermat Kicks Off His Own Label Imprint 'Big Top Amsterdam'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Earlier today the young Dutchman launched his own label with a first release by Koni and Danelle (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2017–18 Season Features Long-Awaited Return of Strauss's Elektra and Bellini's Norma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

Victorian Opera Receives Classical:Next Innovation Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Renowned for its contribution to the development of new Australian opera and music theatre, Victorian Opera has premiered 17 new works in its 11 year history. As a national leader in the commissioning and presentation of new Australian opera, Victorian Opera is extraordinarily proud to receive this international recognition.  (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Opera San Jose today announced the company's 2017-18 season opening September 19, 2017 with Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Peter Grunberg and directed by Brad Dalton, followed by Puccini's La rondine, conducted by Christopher Larkin and directed by Candice Evans. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenor Paul Appleby, the 2011 George London Award winner who, it was recently announced, will be in the cast of the world premiere of John Adams's Girls of the Golden West with San Francisco Opera next season, teams up with mezzo-soprano and 2015 George London Award winner Sarah Mesko and pianist Ken Noda for the season's second event in the George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Lisa Chavez To Replace Leann Sandel-Pantaleo In Sarasota Opera's DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES, Sarasota Opera Announces Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. This will be the company's first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia Racette
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

The iconic production that created a sensation when it was first staged in LA Opera's inaugural season, Salome returns to make its mark on the 21st century, starring Patricia Racette in the role of a lifetime. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Cape Town Opera's 2017 season launches with an explosive meeting of South Africa's foremost young singers directed by a veteran theatrical innovator. It includes a major new international musical and brings acclaimed international singers to the stage for the third in the Naspers Grand Masters series. (more...)

Lisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that film star Richard E. Grant and Broadway standout Lisa O'Hare will star as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in Lyric Opera's grand-scale production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady, April 28-May 21, 2017 (press opening April 29). (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the company's full line-up of thrilling productions scheduled to take the stage during the 2018 season, running April 27 – May 13. In 2018, the company will offer opera lovers an entirely new Festival experience with the first production of Richard Wagner's magnificent fantasy opera Das Rheingold; Gaetano Donizetti's hysterical bel canto gem, Don Pasquale; and composer Astor Piazzolla's genre-defying tango opera, María de Buenos Aires. The Festival will also usher in the sixth year of Fort Worth Opera's critically-lauded new works showcase, Frontiers, featuring eight unpublished operas from some of the most talented composers and librettists in the 21st-century. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

Definition Theatre Company to Stage Chicago Premiere of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. An Octoroon is directed by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and runs July 21 - August 20, 2017 in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater as part of Definition's tenure in the Victory Gardens Resident Theater Program. (more...)

Fredde Le Grand Moves Away from Usual Style with New Single 'Dancing Together'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Over his illustrious career, which has now spanned for more than a decade, Fedde Le Grand has constantly made an effort to develop and reinvent his music. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director, Jack Hartman of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Apr 20, 2017

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre April 28-May 7 For tickets https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ylt (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE PULVERISED at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following an explosive premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Litterature, Alexandra Badea's The Pulverised arrives in the UK with a new English translation. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the love that will set him free. Amber Wagner sings the role of Senta, opposite Jay Hunter Morris as the huntsman Erik. The cast also features Dolora Zajick as Senta's nurse Mary with Ben Bliss as the Steersman and Franz-Josef Selig as Senta's father Daland.  (more...)

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