The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)

Trampled Under Foot to Reunite for 2016 BLUES FROM THE TOP Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

This year's 14th Annual Blues From The Top Festival features its finest music lineup yet, with a reunion by renowned Blues-Americana group, Trampled Under Foot! (more...)

Samenvatting: TRUSTECH (inclusief CARTES), het mondiale evenement voor vertrouwenstechnologie
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS!
by Walter McBride - May 3, 2016

DMI Soundtracks will soon release the original cast album for WAITRESS, distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. Produced by Sara Bareillesand Neal Avron, the cast album is projected for release on June 10th across digital platforms and on July 1st on compact disc. The cast just hit the recording studio yesterday and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRAC
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

One Billion Rising Toronto, with the generous support of Young People's Theatre and Children's Peace Theatre, is pleased to present the return of EMOTIONAL CREATURE by Eve Ensler, in a new production directed by Tanisha Taitt. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2016

DMI Soundtracks will soon release the original cast album for WAITRESS, distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album is projected for release on June 10th across digital platforms and on July 1st on compact disc. The cast just hit the recording studio today and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below! (more...)

BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June. (more...)

Out Now: Justin Paul Presents The Model 'Wrong Number' (Underground Sol)
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

As the summer festival season kicks into high gear, the time is ripe for a return to the soulful basics of electronic dance music with songs grounded in the human element. Justin Paul presents The Model's “Wrong Number” is just that kind of release. (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of May 1, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

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KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Elektra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Bob and Tobly McSmith have announced that due to overwhelming demand Katdashians! Break the Musical! will transfer to Elektra Theater. After a sold out run at Theatre 80 from May 27 - June 4th, the Katdashians will be headed up to Times Square with performances beginning on June 16th running through July 16th.    (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

Fitz And The Tantrums Celebrate Release of Self-Titled Album With JIMMY KIMMEL Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Fitz and The Tantrums will appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' next Monday, June 13. The Los Angeles-based band will celebrate the release of its self-titled album - out on June 10 - with a performance on the show's outdoor stage, surrounded by a crowd of hometown fans. (more...)

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k Announce More Than $50 Million Raised for Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a fundraising program that provides a simple way for race participants to support local causes that have a significant impact on Canadian communities. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised. (more...)

OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involved with OPERA America since 2006, when he participated in Leadership Advance, one of the organization's professional development programs. He joined OPERA America's board in 2011. O'Leary was elected chairman at OPERA America's recent annual business meeting — held during Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal — where eight new members were also elected to the board and three current members were re-elected to three-year terms.  (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW Sets Summer Performance Schedule at Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience," written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo, has announced a new summer performance schedule at the Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street - entrance just west of 8th Avenue). Beginning Saturday, July 2, performances will be on Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 3pm and on Wednesday at 2pm through September 4th. Eric Krebs produces and directs. (more...)

WAITRESS Cast Album Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The original cast recording of Broadway's hit musical Waitress is now available for digital downloads and streaming. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album is being released on DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. The CD will be released on July 1st. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL! Unveils New Teaser, Extends with New Songs
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL!, the very unauthorized musical parody of the Kardashians reimagined as cats, has extended its run. Performances at Times Square's Elektra Theatre will now run through July 30, 2016. Arguably one of the most important stories in the US and UK this week after Andrew Lloyd Webber's legal complaint against the show, New York's most controversial musical will now feature six all new songs. Below, get look into the lives of the Katdashians, America's First Feline Family, as they star in a new musical! (more...)

Mo'Nique Stars in New Drama INTERWOVEN, Debuting in the Flix Premiere Online Theater, 7/1
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Flix Premiere announced that INTERWOVEN, directed by V.W. Scheich, starring Academy Awards winner Mo'Nique ('Precious') will be the Online Cinema's first Red Carpet Premiere in the U.S. (more...)

KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL! to Cut 'Cats' Tunes Following Legal Pressures from Andrew Lloyd Webber
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The show was forced to cut any tunes which sound similar to music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, following legal pressures from Lloyd Webber's legal team. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

EPHEMERA to Return to the Elektra Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

EPHEMERA returns this July! (more...)

Sharemoney Introduces International Money Transfer Services to Peru
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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Fitz And The Tantrums Announce Fall Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Fresh off the debut of their self-titled album, Fitz and The Tantrums announce their 'Come Get Your Love' fall North American headline tour. (more...)

Driftwood Theatre Group to Tour THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Across Ontario
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Driftwood Theatre Group will present the ultimate battle of the sexes, William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, as it rolls across Ontario this summer for The Bard's Bus Tour. This unique production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is set in 1989 during the Toronto Pride Festival and explores themes of sexuality, consent and the exchange of power. (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2016

'ARIADNE ON NAXOS' balances wondrously between classic beauty and parody. (more...)

KNOCKERS: A BROADWAY BURLESQUE Comes To Elektra Theater in July
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

The Hot Box Girls present their latest concoction of modern-vintage vaudeville in an *almost* family-friendly burlesque entitled KNOCKERS: A BROADWAY BURLESQUE, directed by A. Scott Parry with choreography by Rick Delancy. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

EPHEMERA Set for Elektra Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Ephemera invites you to immerse yourself in a dance theater experience featuring a scintillating love triangle, a completely original score, and sinfully delicious cocktails. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: THAT PHYSICS SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo, celebrated its 100th performance yesterday, Sunday, July 24th. Following the 3pm performance, the cast and crew gathered in the theatre lobby to pose for pictures and eat cake! (more...)

Zeb Wells and Elizabeth Porter Join Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the company behind recent Emmy® nominated series “Robot Chicken” (Adult Swim) and “SuperMansion” (Sony/Crackle), amongst numerous others, today announced that longtime collaborator and Emmy® and Annie Award winner Zeb Wells has joined the company as an exclusive in-house producer, and longtime Comedy Central executive Elizabeth Porter has been hired as Head of Development. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Will Step in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Jenna Ushkowitz ('Glee') will take over the role of Dawn from July 29 while Kimiko Glenn takes a leave of absence. (more...)

Brent Cobb's SOLVING PROBLEMS Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

“Solving Problems,” the lead track from Brent Cobb's anticipated major label debut, premiered yesterday at NPR Music's “Songs We Love” series and can now be heard/shared via YouTube and purchased at iTunes. Of the track, NPR Music's Ann Powers praises, “'Solving Problems' is emblematic of the calm insights Cobb offers onShine On Rainy Day, an album genuinely worthy of comparisons to often-invoked names like Jesse Winchester and Kris Kristofferson.” (more...)

Marvel Music Releases Marvel's DAREDEVIL Season Two Digital Soundtrack Album
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Marvel Music is set to release the digital soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL Season 2 on July 15, 2016. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH MR. WONDERFUL Musical Set for New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A Night with Mr. Wonderful the Musical will have its first preview in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, which will take place at the Off Broadway house, The Elektra Theatre. (more...)

QUEEN ME by Schonte Hamilton Debuts in the New York New Work Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Queen Me by Schonte Hamilton in New York New Work Theatre Festival The stage play Queen Me, by writer and director Schonte Hamilton was selected to be a part of the prestigious New York New Works Theatre Festival. (more...)

New Drama and Musical to Headline New York New Works Theatre Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Two distinctive pieces of theater - a drama about pioneering gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, and a musical comedy version of the Greek classic Electra - will be featured in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, August 29 through September 14. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016. (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Tickets to April 30 Screening of Richard Strauss' ELEKTRA
by Katricia Lang - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is giving away tickets to a special screening of Elektra, the final performance of The Met: Live in HD 2015-2016 Series. Showing is Saturday, April 30 at 11:55 AM at a Houston-area movie theater! Enter to Win! (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Wins 2nd Prize at New York's Got Talent Finals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A brand new musical-in-progress that has made waves across multiple Japanese newspapers, 'OMOTENASHI Journey' won the 2nd prize at New York's Got Talent Finals at Off-Broadway The Elektra Theater last night on Tuesday, on April 26th. (more...)

Fitz And The Tantrums Perform 'Handclap' On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tonight Fitz and The Tantrums will perform their new fabulously contagious single, 'HandClap,' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (more...)

Omotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent competition at The Elektra Theater tonight on Tuesday, April 26th. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's Elektra is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was…something missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Screen Met Opera's ELEKTRA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's recent adaptation of Sophocles's Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. (more...)

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