Faust

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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

Gounod’s 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.


Russell Collection Presents The Spanish Masters Art Exhibit and Sale Featuring The Salvador Dali Argillet Collection, Picasso and Miro in San Antonio, August 1-17, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The Russell Collection is thrilled to announce The Spanish Masters featuring The Salvador Dali Argillet Collection, Picasso and Miro, showcasing works by the notorious Surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and other Spanish masters including Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso in San Antonio, Texas, August 1-17, 2014. Original works on paper and tapestries as well as etchings will be available for sale in this unique showing of art. (more...)

THE AMERICAN NURSE Premiere's in Lancaster for Two Showings Only, 6/8 & 10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Premiering in Lancaster at the Ware Center for two showings only, The American Nurse is a heartwarming documentary film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America-aging, war, poverty, prisons-through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. The film will be shown Sunday, June 8, at 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer session with the filmmaker, Carolyn Jones, will be held, immediately following each showing. (more...)

QPAC to Welcome Ilya Konovalov, 15 June
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The next concert in the Southern Cross Soloists Sunday afternoon concert series, Virtuoso, offers a rare chance to experience international violin sensation and first Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic, Ilya Konovalov. (more...)

International Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar was named Artistic Director of Opera Naples today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is Damned
by Richard Sasanow - May 27, 2014

Even with its visions of damnation and redemption, Gounod's Faust, with libretto by Barbier and Carre, is pretty tame stuff. In the wrong hands, it can be dull as well. Well, you can't accuse the Dutch National Opera's new production--by Barcelona's Alex Ollé and the theatre company La Fura dels Baus--of being “dull,” with its prosthetic breasts, Barbie doll chorus and simulated sex. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Denver (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Kicks Off 2014 Bank of America Chamber Music Series Programs Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Geoff Nuttall, now in his fifth year as Spoleto Festival USA's Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music, today announced details of the Bank of America Chamber Music series comprising 11 programs, each performed three times at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina from today, May 23 through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

LAStheatre Presents THE INSTITUTE OF IMPOSSIBILITY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The Institute of Impossibility will play Drapers' Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN Today 23rd - Sunday 25th May 2014. Press Night: Today 23rd May, 7.15pm. An evening of serious fun and unimpossibilising ideas... (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Center Stage Opera concludes its 2013-14 season with one of the most beloved operas of all-time, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The tragic, tender story of a Japanese girl and and an American naval officer is told through one of Puccini's most poignant, moving scores. (more...)

Nick Blaemire, Joe Iconis, Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch & Alysha Umphress to Perform Works of Jonathan Larson at City Center, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-show events presented in conjunction with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, will feature a free pre-show event before the Saturday, June 28 performance of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!. 54 Below Meets 55 Above will feature selections of Larson's rarely heard work, curated by Jennifer Tepper (programming director of the cabaret venue 54 Below) sung by Broadway performers Nick Blaemire, Joe Iconis, Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch and Alysha Umphress. (more...)

Sony Pictures Announces Original Animated Comedy MEDUSA
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Sony Pictures Animation announced the acquisition of an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden entitled MEDUSA, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed lady from Greek mythology. (more...)

Ailyn Pérez & Stephen Costello Release "Love Duets"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

After debuting at number three on the UK Classical Chart last month, Love Duets is due for U.S. digital release today (Tuesday, June 3), with the CD release to follow on June 10. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - NYC!
by Michael Dale - Jun 3, 2014

Summer in New York is traditionally a quiet time for Broadway, although the now-previewing Tupac Shakur musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me is certainly creating quite a buzz. Perennials like Shakespeare In The Park and the New York International Fringe Festival always draw mobs of playgoers looking for a great time, but everywhere you turn in this arts-crazy city there's somebody putting on a show. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Present DAMN YANKEES, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc.presents its summer production of DAMN YANKEES. Directed by Michael J Mirra, choreographed by Rosalie Burke and musical direction by Heather Edwards (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Buon Gusto, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Enjoy an unforgettable night out on July 13 at Buon Gusto Ristorante, 15535 Devonshire in Mission Hills. Ana and company at Buon Gusto will provide a sumptuous Italian feast, including salad, dessert, coffee, tea, iced tea, and your choice of entree: Baked Penne al Forno, Chicken Marsala, or Stuffed Fillet of Sole. The musical feast will be served up by CSO leading soprano Shira Renee Thomas and two of the stars of our recent production of Madama Butterfly, tenor Matthew Miles and baritoneBobby Akinboboye (see below). They'll be singing favorites to delight every musical palate, from opera to Broadway to jazz standards. The entire evening is just $49, including tax and tip (wine available at additional cost), and reservations are required. Call 818-517-4102, or go to www.centerstageopera.org to reserve your table today! (more...)

Theatre Basel Announces Opening of 2014/2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Vom 27. August bis 7. September 2014 findet in Basel das Theaterfestival Basel unter der Kunstlerischen Leitung von Carena Schlewitt statt. Der Vorverkauf startet am 24. Juni 2014 unter www.starticket.ch und an allen Postfilialen und Starticket-Vorverkaufsstellen. Informationen unter www.theaterfestival.ch. (more...)

Paata Tsikurishvili Returns to the Stage in THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, 10/1-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Synetic Theater will open its 2014/2015 season with a new adaptation of HG Wells' haunting novel The Island of Dr. Moreau directed by and starring Paata Tsikurishvili. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Huntington's SMART PEOPLE, Now Playing Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (The Power of Duff) helms the newest play from the author of the Huntington's 2010 hit production of Stick Fly. Performances of Smart People began at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on May 23. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended to Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Turnip Theater's RABBIT HOLE Meets the Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 18, 2014

The cast members of Red Turnip Theater's ('Closer,' 'Cock') second season opener, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE, were introduced to the members of the press Monday, June 16, at 2nd's, Bonifacio High Street, Global City. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/14 - HEDWIG Album, BULLPEN, POWER PLAYS Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEDWIG hits the shelves, while IF/THEN holds a CD signing, THE BULLPEN and POWER PLAYS begin off-Broadway, featuring some amped up playwriting talent, and ATOMIC meets the press! (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Hippodrome Plus Presents SUMMER IN SOUTHSIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed festival, Hippodrome Plus presents the return of SUMMER IN SOUTHSIDE, three exciting weekends packed full of spectacular FREE outdoor performances around Birmingham Hippodrome. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Randy Newman's FAUST More Concert Than Musical Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2014

Randy Newman's take on Goethe's opera is an enjoyable collection of songs with little dramatic context. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEES
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 26, 2014

A buoyant, truly impressive local revival directed by Alan Souza, 3-DT's DAMN YANKEES is a true audience pleaser, highlighted by an enthusiastic cast and spirited re-imagined sequences that are truly Broadway-caliber. This all-new production is now playing at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through July 27, then travels to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from August 2-10. (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kooman and Dimond's DANI GIRL
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 22, 2014

DANI GIRL, a musical about a nine-year-old cancer-stricken girl Dani Lyons, created by the writing team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, is not to be missed. (more...)

Qvidian Announces Record First-Half Growth with Significant Milestones
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

A recent Qvidian research report, Sales Execution Trends 2014, found that organizations are shifting to more topline growth as economic conditions continue to improve, with two thirds of the companies surveyed indicating that they anticipate expanding their sales team in 2014. The study also revealed that sales execution challenges – long sales cycles, difficulty presenting differentiation, lack of common sales process across the organization – are preventing sales executives from achieving their goal of winning more business. (more...)

Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Playwrights West in association with CoHo Productions presents The Sweatermakers, a world premiere drama by Andrew Wardenaar. The Sweatermakers marks the third year in Playwrights West's ten-year mission to present quality, professional productions of its members' works. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/14 - LADY DAY Hits 100, Ariana Grande Live, JUNE MOON Launches WTF & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LADY DAY marks the big 1-0-0, Ariana Grande debuts songs from her new album on MTV, and JUNE MOON starts this year's festival in Williamstown! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, just played at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. The one-night-only event was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The cast included Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck,Tony Vincent, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. BroadwayWorld was there for teh special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for Encores! FAUST with Randy Newman & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which was performed last night, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. BroadwayWorld brings you phtos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Michael Cerveris & More at FAUST: THE CONCERT Opening Night Party
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 2, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert (more...)

Opera San Jose to Open 31st Season with RIGOLETTO, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Opera San José opens its 31st season with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be conducted by Joseph Marcheso, with stage direction by Brad Dalton. Rigoletto will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Six performances are scheduled from September 6 through 21 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San José Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450. The production of Rigoletto is made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José. (more...)

The San Fransisco Girls Chorus Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, NORTHERN LIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In announcing the first season of concerts curated under her artistic directorship Lisa Bielawa has made public details of the 40-voice, Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season. The season of five programs will run October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianistJon Nakamatsu and violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3D Theatricals' DAMN YANKEES Boasts Miles of HEART
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2014

Belonging to the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, Damn Yankees opened in New York in 1955, winning 7 Tony Awards and was made into a feature film in 1958, starring its original Tony winners Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon. In fact, Damn Yankees sparked the long-time fruitful collaboration between Verdon and choreographer Bob Fosse. Legendary stuff! Now in a dazzling revival at 3D Theatricals in Fullerton, America's number one sport baseball - well, in the 50s anyway - is given a finely honed treatment...the perfect summer entertainment. (more...)

Emily Afton, Samantha Blain & More to Star in OLYMPUS RECORDS at NYCFringe; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Olympus Records Company will present OLYMPUS RECORDS as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival, a production of The Present Company. OLYMPUS RECORDS marks the New York debut of composer Morgan Clarke and book writer Alex Prather. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Video: RABBIT HOLE Trailer Released
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 12, 2014

Commercial video production company !Gung Ho Films lends a hand to Red Turnip Theater to helm the official trailer of the latter's second season opener, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE. Directed by Enzo Marcos, the teaser film introduces the play's main cast Michael Williams, Agot Isidro, Sheila Francisco, and Che Ramos-Cosio. (more...)

Spookfish Theatre Company to Present I WROTE ON UR WALL AND NOW I REGRET IT, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Spookfish Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of i wrote on ur wall and now i regret it by Ming Peiffer, July 30-August 10 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The production will be directed by Kat Yen (Resident Director at The Flea Theater) and will feature Jaspal Binning, Ryan Dreyer, Karen Eilbacher, David M. Farrington, Ricky Faust, Andrea Goldman, Jordan Ho, Ying Ying Li, and Stephanie Regina. The creative team will include Lighting Design by Porsche McGovern and Sound Design by Daniela Hart. Assistant directed by Samuel Wilson. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/1/14 - The Devil Tempts Off-Broadway in Encores! FAUST, and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 1, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The next installment in Encores! Off-Center is Faust: THE CONCERT, featuring Randy Newman and an all-star cast, plus The Skivvies strip down and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices star alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which will be performed tonight, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, running one night only in July at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

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