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La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA, )
La Jolla Village Drive & Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA,

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Based on the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Gounodís version of the age-old battle between good and evil is a treasure chest of glorious arias, gorgeous duets, and stirring choruses and ensembles. Our production, especially designed to showcase our newly renovated theatre, will take place in contemporary times, giving the powerful story a new and vibrant immediacy.


Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Jennifer Sunshine Appointed New Development Director of The Drama League
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Jennifer Sunshine has been appointed the company's new Development Director, beginning July 11th, 2016.  Ms. Sunshine is the final new addition to The Drama League's leadership, three of whom were announced last month: Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger, Program Director Sherri Eden Barber, and Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, whose position was expanded to Executive Artistic Director.  The announcement caps a transformative season for The Drama League, in which the organization broke fundraising records, served over 3,000 artists, and celebrated its 100th anniversary. (more...)

Nickelodeon Announces 2016 Comic Con Immersive Fan Experience
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Nickelodeon has announced today its immersive experience heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2016. The plans include opportunities for fans to participated in activities and panels, and purchase exclusive merchantise (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles throughout the 2016-17 season on the mainstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as well as at community outreach and education events. The artists were selected after a rigorous national audition of more than 100 singers. Led by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation, Resident Artists Program signals the creation of the first-ever Resident Company for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOOD DEVIL (IN SPITE OF HIMSELF) at WSC Avant Bard
by Roger Catlin - Jun 23, 2016

It turns out that there's a reason that WSC Avant Bard's production of The Good Devil (In Spite of Himself starts 15 minutes late. The actors who are running frantically back and forth for last minute details and consultation are actually already in character. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

Choreographer Jonah Boaker to Present RULES OF THE GAME and More in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Even if 34-year-old Jonah Boaker had begun choreographing the year he was born, he would have had to have created one and a half dances a year to reach the 55 he has already created, and that's not counting, also co-founding two pioneering performance and rehearsal spaces in Bushwick and Williamsburg before he turned 28. Add to that developing four dance apps, performing in theaters, art galleries and museums, and creating visual arts exhibitions all over the world, while accumulating awards, commissions, and honors for his accomplishments, most recently a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a US Artists Fund Award. He is a choreographer on the move. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12 week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. The Lyric's main house will be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater to Continue Platform Series with OSLO's J.T. Rogers & Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, begins its 19th season on Wednesday, July 6 at 6pm with J.T. ROGERS and BARTLETT SHER, the writer and director of LCT's production of the new play OSLO, currently in previews and opening on Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Thomas Kail has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for HAMILTON.  (more...)

Felix Barrett, Artistic Director of Punchdrunk, Awarded MBE for Work in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Felix Barrett has today been awarded an MBE for his work in the theatre industry. Artistic pioneer Barrett founded Punchdrunk with colleague Pete Higgin in 2000. Since then the company has become renowned around the world for its ground-breaking approach to making theatre, winning numerous awards and thousands of loyal fans in the process and becoming a byword for all that is different from traditional theatre. The company's practice has influenced a generation of theatre makers with its style of productions and practice (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas Meachem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the inaugural 'Emerging Star of the Year' competition. Lucas Meachem, the American baritone who performed the role of Figaro inThe Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Fall 2015, was named '2016 Emerging Star of the Year' based on a popular vote conducted online and through social media. (more...)

Single Tickets for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 Season on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Single-show ticket on-sale for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 season began at midnight on July 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Osnes Performs a Princess Mega-Medley at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2016

At her recent appearance at Feinstein's/54 Below, Tony nominee Laura Osnes performed a medley of eleven of her favorite Princess songs. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2016
by - Jul 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season Update
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Houston Grand Opera will present four pinnacles of the operatic repertoire during the company's 2016-17 season, which also features the highly anticipated world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer, and much-loved comedies by Donizetti and Mozart. Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will lead Gotterdammerung, the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians includingSimon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde. HGO will bring back its popular production of Gounod's Faust, with the HGO debut of international star tenor Michael Fabiano in the title role partnered by Houston favorite Ana Maria Martinez as Marguerite, along with the role debut of prominent bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Mephistopheles. The company will celebrate the 30thanniversary of HGO's world premiere of John Adams's pivotal Nixon in China by presenting James Robinson's production, of which HGO is a co-producer, with HGO Studio alumnus Scott Hendricks as Richard Nixon and soprano Andriana Chuchman as his wife, Pat. Patrick Summers will conduct Verdi'sthrilling Requiem, which critics at the time termed "an opera in ecclesiastical robes," with soloists Angela Meade, soprano, in her HGO debut; Sasha Cooke, alto; Alexey Dolgov, tenor; and Peixin Chen, bass; and the HGO Orchestra and Chorus. HGO's 62nd season will open with a whimsical production of Donizetti's buoyant The Elixir of Love, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas as Nemorino and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston as Adina and led by the eminent English conductor Jane Glover, HGO's 2016-17 Lynn Wyatt Great Artist, in her first HGO appearance. Mozart's zany yet deeply emotive comedy TheAbduction from the Seraglio-featuring Russian coloratura soprano and HGO Studio alumna Albina Shagimuratova as Konstanze and leading American tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Belmonte in HGO's inventive 2002 co-production-will close the main-stage season.   (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dashnight's CHOPS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, running through August 14, with press opening last night, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dashnight Productions' World Premiere of CHOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES at Ocean State Theater Company Lose Some But Winsome
by Larry O'Brien - Jul 11, 2016

Ocean State Theater Company (OSTC) opens its summer season with the 1955 Tony Award winning musical, DAMN YANKEES. The show may be sixty years old, but as long as the Yankees play ball and there are fans that despise them, it will have a place in many a heart. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Up and Coming Theatre Company Will Present HEATHERS; Begins Performances July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Up and Coming Theatre Company invites you to travel back to the '80s for some "Big Fun" as it presents "Heathers: The Musical." (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail Sets Up New Production Company at FOX TV
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Acclaimed Emmy Award-nominated and Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail, recently responsible for the critical and ratings smash GREASE: LIVE, as well as the theatrical phenomenon ¬ďHamilton,¬Ē has created a production pod housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television. (more...)

AT THE CROSSROADS: MUSIC FOR FAUST to Begin Next Week at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Modern Robot will present At The Crossroads: Music for Faust, a screening of the iconic 1926 silent film Faust with an intense live performance of a modern musical score. (more...)

Laura Osnes Reveals Dream Role - Marian in THE MUSIC MAN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

She's already taken on such iconic roles as Sandy, Cinderella, and Nellie, but Laura Osnes has another classic role in mind for the future. During a recording of the Theater People Podcast this weekend, the two-time Tony nominee revealed her dream role - 'Marian the Librarian' in THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Karen Pittman and Richard Topol Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's THE GLOW OVERHEAD Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Karen Pittman, best known for playing the role of Jory in the Tony-nominated play Disgraced and starring in the TV series 'The Americans,' and Richard Topol, known for numerous Broadway appearances, most recently with Larry David in Fish in the Dark, both star in Chautauqua Theater Company's (CTC) Signature Staged Reading of The Glow Overhead. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (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...)

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...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

World Premiere of THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE Set For Everyman This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This September, the Everyman Theatre is proud to present the world premiere concert performance of a brand new opera by virtuoso, John O'Brien. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, it stars Cara O'Sullivan and Majella Cullagh. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater to Present THE GLOW OVERHEAD as Final 2016 Signature Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) continues its significant commitment to new play development under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with Signature Staged Readings of The Glow Overhead written by Nick Gandiello, and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, running August 3 - 5 as part of the 2016 season's New Play Workshop. The Glow Overhead plays on the Bratton Theater stage at the Chautauqua Institution. (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...)

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...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm Reunite for a GREASE Duet at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

They're the ones WE want! Laura Osnes and Maxx Crumm reunited at today's #Ham4Ham with Rory O'Malley to perform the classic GREASE duet 'You're The One That I Want'. Check it out below! (more...)

Wilbury Group Makes America Great Again with p[remiere of UI [oo-ey]
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival
by Maxamoo - Aug 10, 2016

We discuss what we're looking forward to at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Jose, Jack, Liz and Lindsay describe the weird, sincere, and wacky one-person shows, musicals, and dramas that caught our attention among the nearly 200 shows at this year's festival. Fringe NYC runs August 12-28, 2016 at 16 venues across lower Manhattan (and Central Park). Tickets are only $18/show. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.). The Summer Night Concerts are presented free each year in the gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and Mr. Bychkov—conducting the event for the first time—led the Vienna Philharmonic in front of its largest Summer Night Concert audience ever (102,000 spectators). The performance reached an additional 585,000 people through TV and radio, having been broadcast by 83 stations on five continents. (more...)

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