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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.



BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Mar 9, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic. (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 7, 2017

In the vast world of community theatre, the production of obscure musicals can often be a dangerous game. The unfamiliarity of the show tends to lend itself to smaller crowds and clouded expectations. From a performer's perspective, this can be both advantageous and inconvenient. While unknown characters provide more opportunity for creative liberties and interpretations, there is relatively little source material to draw from. However, from the perspective of an audience member, we are less likely to hold actors to certain standards of how a character is to be portrayed, because quite frankly, we're not too sure ourselves. In the case of CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg, the cast and crew have taken an exceptionally underground musical and crafted a performance that left the audience entertained from beginning to end, wondering why they'd never heard of it before. (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver von Dohn√°nyi 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...)

First New Production of MY FAIR LADY in 25 Years to 'Dance All Night' on Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Next spring, Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc., will mount a new production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, the first Broadway production of the classic musical in 25 years. MY FAIR LADY, which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Thursday, March 22, 2018 and open on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Lyric Opera Presents An Afternoon Of Music With Lawrence Brownlee And Eric Owens, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Lyric Opera is excited to present an afternoon of glorious music with Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens in Recitalon Sunday, April 9 at 3pm. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens, who have both earned critical and audience praise internationally and in Lyric productions, will share their talents, artistry, and exciting range of repertoire. Lyric Opera is excited to present an afternoon of glorious music with Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens in Recitalon Sunday, April 9 at 3pm. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens, who have both earned critical and audience praise internationally and in Lyric productions, will share their talents, artistry, and exciting range of repertoire. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Premiere On Great Performances At The Met, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Met's new production by director Bartlett Sher also features Virginie Verrez as Stéphano, Elliot Madore as Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko as Frère Laurent. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. (more...)

Diana Damrau & Vittorio Grigolo 'Sizzle' in 'Romeo et Juliette' on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Hailed by The New York Times for singing 'with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism,' Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the tragic lovers in Shakespeare's classic story. Gounod's Romo et Juliette airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As the centerpiece of the Company's 25th anniversary season, Target Margin Theater and Abrons Arts Center will present a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's great trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Herskovits, and running April 26-May 20. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill's 1931 adaptation of Aeschylus 'The Oresteia') mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into an epic six hour production. (more...)

Gauthier Dance Performance Cancelled Tonight at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Due to inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) has cancelled this evening's (March 14) opening performance of Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart in the New York premiere of Marco Goecke's acclaimed evening-length work NIJINSKI. The new official opening for this engagement will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, opened on March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.  It brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet. The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987. A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

PlayCo Presents Human Rights Roundtable with VILLA Playwright/Director Guillermo Calderon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo) will present a conversation on human rights and how lessons from the past inform contemporary movements for social justice. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

DUREY REDISCOVERED to Premiere Uncovered Manuscripts at NYU's La Maison Francaise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

An ensemble of artists committed to exploring the rarely heard music of Louis Durey present six of his unpublished manuscripts, including four North American premieres, on Saturday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. at La Maison Francaise at New York University as a prelude to a recording to be released this May by New Focus Records. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co.Announces LIANA AND BEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play,LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

UAC Theatre to Stage SPELLING BEE at Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This winter, fun will be spelled U-A-C as Up and Coming Theatre Company brings 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Phoenix Bar & Night Club. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steep Theatre Presents EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As global destruction approaches, the lives of a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters come crashing unexpectedly back together. The wildly epic Earthquakes in London embodies the chaos of today's society, and asks us what matters most when everything's falling apart. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE to Receive Concert Presentation with Tracie Bennett at The Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

New musical inspired by Goethe poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice appears in two exclusive concerts, with a stellar cast including Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 23at Jackson Street BBQ, and April 30 at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

NIAGARA FALLS Held Over For Two Final Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

You won't see anything else like 'Niagara Falls'. And it is returning for two final performances on Monday the 13th and Wednesday the 15th at 8 PM. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid's FAUST X 2 Finds Full Cast at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the full cast for the premiere of Faust x 2, adapted by Olivier and Tony award-winning Ian McDiarmid who plays the titular role. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Names 2017 TMT Institute Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

As part of their 25th Anniversary Season, Target Margin Theater has announced the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows - CB Goodman, Ayun Halliday, Brian Lawlor, Aaron Minerbrook, and Anthony Wills, Jr. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

Ice Cube, Amber Rose & More Set for New Game Show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

VH1 today announced the network's highly anticipated game show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES, hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, kicks off Monday, March 13th at 10PM ET/PT with two new episodes per night for a branded 'VH1 Hip Hop Squares Week.' (more...)

BWW Review: THE SORROWS OF SATAN, Tristan Bates Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan delights from beginning to end, packing in witty songs, wonderful performances and a laughs per minute ratio as high as any in the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

VH1's Hit Series LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA Returns for Season 6, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA returns for its sixth season with several new additions and returning series vets. Season six is set to premiere March 6th at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Based on Marie Corelli's 1895 controversial bestseller, this new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Twisted Take on Faust LIANA AND BEN Makes World Premiere in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play, LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

GK ArtsCenter presents Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's ETERNAL SPRING: THE ARROWS AND ERRORS OF EROS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet is thrilled to announce that the second program of its 2016/2017 season,Eternal Spring - The Arrows and Errors of Eros, will be presented Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm,Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 26 at 2pm, with a preview performance onThursday, March 23 at 7:30pm. Performances will take place at Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's theater,The GK ArtsCenter, located at 29 Jay Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn (previously home to Saint Ann's Warehouse) with tickets starting at $20. (more...)

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Extended Through March 18 at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Earthquakes in London has been extended through March 18. With the original run close to sold out, there are now eight more opportunities to catch this "dazzling," "epic" production!  (more...)

Arthur M. Jolly's LONG JOAN SILVER Opens Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces opening night of their production of Arthur M. Jolly's Long Joan Silver. Performances begin with opening night February 17th at 8 pm. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Based on Marie Corelli's 1895 controversial bestseller, this new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini's heart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Celebrates John Adams 70th Birthday With THE WOUND-DRESSER, 2/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) takes part in the world-wide celebration honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams on the occasion of his 70th birthday when guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leads a performance of Adams' The Wound-Dresser on Saturday, February 25, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  (more...)

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