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The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Ruby Friedman Orchestra Premieres 'I'm Not Your Friend' Single
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today, May 16, the RUBY FRIEDMAN ORCHESTRA teams with POPMATTERS.com to premiere the lead single 'I'm Not Your Friend' off their long-awaited debut roots-infused album GEM (out Friday, June 24). Click here to check it out. (more...)

VIDEO: DAPHNE'S DIVE's Pulitzer-Winning Author Quiara Alegría Hudes Has High Praise For Director Thomas Kail
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

As a member of Signature's Residency Five, her new play is the first of three the company will premiere in the next five years. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of DRY LAND to Run 4/9-5/15 at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel that has critics and audiences across the U.S. abuzz. Alana Dietze (A Small Fire) directs Connor Kelly-Eiding, Teagan Rose, Daniel Hagen, Ben Horwitz and Jenny Soo for an April 9 opening at the Echo's home base, Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

LV Philharmonic to Perform GERSHWIN: MUSIC OF THE JAZZ AGE, 4/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs Gershwin: Music of the Jazz Age on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Hysterically Funny BACH AT LEIPZIG at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Mar 22, 2016

Musical geniuses of yesteryear like Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart or Bach ... ah, a chosen few who left an unparalleled legacy...but not without bitter resentment and treachery from rivals, some talented, some not... Remember Amadeus by Peter Schaeffer? Salieri stopped at nothing to thwart Mozart's success. Well, now Itamar Moses pits not one, but seven musicians against one another for the coveted position of choirmaster/organist after Johann Kunau dies literally at the organ at Thomaskirche, Leipzig in 1722. There's a flurry of fanciful farce amongst the competitiveness currently onstage in Moses's Bach at Leipzig at Group rep, directed by the brilliant Calvin Remsberg and boasting a devilishly versatile cast, through May 1. (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

Seacoast Rep to Host Fugue Mill Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Jazz, Folk, Classical Music, Beat Poetry, and innovative Songwriting come together in the first Fugue Mill Music Festival, an all day music and art festival at Seacoast Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present An Afternoon Of French Romance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Maestro Christopher Seaman leads the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in a Sunday afternoon of French Romance featuring popular masterworks by French composers Saint-Saens and Franck, and the HSO debut of violinist Tessa Lark on March 20 at 4 pm. The winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Violin Award, Lark will perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3 in B Minor. Lark, who is praised by critics and audiences alike for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility and musical elegance, was named the Silver Medalist of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, making her the highest-ranked American-born winner in the Competition's history. To add an international twist, the HSO's French Romance program opens with a masterwork from across the English Channel, Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell - better known as the 'Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.' Tickets start from $34 and are on sale now. (more...)

Midori Joins Pacific Symphony for Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Mesmerizing virtuoso, former child prodigy and so famous she goes by one name—Midori—joins Pacific Symphony to perform Erich Korngold's achingly beautiful Violin Concerto, which the composer reimagined from four of his acclaimed film scores. The exquisite program is led by Grammy and Juno award-winning music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, of whom Musical America has called: “One of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world.” Tovey also leads the orchestra in grand and thrilling music inspired by the galaxy—Gustav Holst's dramatic interpretation of the cosmos, “The Planets,” enhanced by the voices of the women of Pacific Chorale (John Alexander, artistic director); plus, Debussy's luminous piano piece, “Clair de Lune,” orchestrated by the legendary Leopold Stokowski.  (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2nd Annual STAGE RAW AWARDS; Ceremony Held This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The answer to last year's question of whether the digital arts venture STAGE RAW could bring back its awards ceremony celebrating the best of LA's up-to-99-seat theaters, the answer is YES. STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2015 in L.A.'s still-embattled theaters of up to 99-seats. (more...)

BWW Review, Part I: Part's MISERERE and Mozart's REQUIEM a Pair to Remember with Dudamel and LA Philharmonic
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 3, 2016

Early in May, Gustavo Dudamel—the brilliant music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic—was booed at the opening of TURANDOT at the Vienna State Opera purportedly for playing too loud. There were no such complaints when he returned to Disney Hall in Los Angeles on May 20, with a grand, finely nuanced performance that paired the austere but marvelous MISERERE by Arvo Part with Mozart's REQUIEM. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present Pulitzer Prize Winner WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?Quiara Alegria Hudes' hauntingly beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful is set to have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital Collections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Archives of La MaMa just launched La MaMa's Digital Collections Website (catalog.lamama.org). Its development was made possible by a generous 'hidden archival collections' grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa's 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by artists, scholars, educators, and the interested public. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection! (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, opens its milestone 50th anniversary season with a series of events, including concerts featuring some of the world's greatest artists. (more...)

EMV to Present First-Ever Vancouver Bach Festival in the Heart of the City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents its first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival, August 2 -12, 2016, at Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

EMV to Host First-Ever Vancouver Bach Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents its first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival, August 2 -12, 2016, at Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Audiences have the opportunity to experience some of J.S. Bach's best known works on period instruments, played by international stars in the warmth and acoustic splendor of two of Vancouver's most cherished venues. Concerts include intimate chamber music like the Cello Suites, the Goldberg Variations, The Musical Offering and The Art of the Fugue, as well as larger scale orchestral and choral works such as the Orchestral Suites, and the monumental Mass in B Minor. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

STOMP Coming to Chicago for Extended Run Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions: the ongoing sell-out production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; this year, it will incorporate two new pieces.  It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts  or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or… (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS Opens 6/21 at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Opening June 21 at the Barn Theatre - GUYS & DOLLS! A sure bet for the whole family! Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running through July 3. (more...)

BWW Preview: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL by Premiere Stages 7/14 to 7/31
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2016

Water by the Spoonful, Quiara Alegria Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional theatre at Kean University in Union from July 14th through July 31st. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Inaugural Class of Shanghai Orchestra Academy Graduates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

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Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2016-2017 concert season. (more...)

Five Houston Arts Organizations Take Part in CIRCLE OF FIFTHS Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston, Da Camera, Houston Chamber Choir, Mercury, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra collaborate in a five-concert subscription series designed to attract young professionals. (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...)

Sixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country, inspired by this year's theme 'SCANDAL'. (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Present World Premiere of Rokeach Piccolo Concerto, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The world premiere of a new piccolo concerto by Bay Area composer Martin Rokeach highlights the Oakland Symphony's concert scheduled Friday, March 18, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Music Director Michael Morgan will conduct and the program also includes Cherubini's Requiem featuring the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Director, and Beethoven's Second Symphony. The evening begins at 7 pm with no-host drinks, free pre-concert lobby entertainment and a pre-concert talk. Tickets are priced $20-$75 and may be purchased at www.OaklandSymphony.org or by calling 510-444-0802.  (more...)

Pianist Alexei Tartakovsky Comes to Merkin Concert Hall This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

New York Artist Management presents pianist Alexei Tartakovsky on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

Vijay Iyer, Brentano Quartet to Open Chamber Music Society of Detroit's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Farmington Hills -- The Chamber Music Society of Detroit opens its 73rd season with a pair of concerts and its first-ever Silent Auction and Reception the weekend of September 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the Midwest Premiere of GRIZZLY MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the Midwest premiere of Grizzly Mama by George Brant. The production, directed by RTE member Megan Carney, runs September 8 - October 15, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, September 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Frederic Chiu Sets Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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5@5 at DiMenna Presents Frederic Chiu in CLASSICAL SMACKDOWN 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Frederic Chiu in Classical Smackdown - J.S. Bach vs. Philip Glass, a concert on Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 PM, as the eighth program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

A BURNING MIXTAPE Features Songs From BURNING MAN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Just in time for this year's annual Burning Man festival, on August 22, 2016, writer Matt Werner and composer Gene Back are releasing 'A Burning Mixtape,' a collection of 14 songs from Burning Man: The Musical for free online at BurningManTheMusical.com. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 14 musical Events in September and October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 14 musical performances during September and October 2016. (more...)

Music Before 1800's Announces 2016-17 Season at Corpus Christi Church
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

NYC early music series Music Before 1800's 42nd season is one of remarkable breadth. (more...)

Matt Haimovitz's OVERTURES TO BACH Set for Release This Month with PENTATONE Oxingale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Matt Haimovitz's continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. (more...)

Victor Tichart Invites Audiences to BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT at Chisholm Recital Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The next presentation in Victor Tichart's concert series is titled BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT. For this concert, the audience will have the opportunity to choose their own items for the programme. (more...)

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble to Present Norgard Retrospective, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble is pleased to announce the programming for Norgard in New York, a three-day festival dedicated to the music of Per Norgard, the seminal Danish composer. Taking place on June 16-18 (8 PM) at Scandinavia House, these three concerts mark the first retrospective of Norgard's work to occur in the United States, with a staggering eleven U.S premieres.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Echo Theater Company's DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel that has critics and audiences across the U.S. abuzz. Alana Dietze (A Small Fire) directs Connor Kelly-Eiding, Teagan Rose, Daniel Hagen, Ben Horwitz and Jenny Soofor an April 9 opening at the Echo's home base, Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/22; World Premiere of SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, St. Petersburg, Sydney and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Ike Holter's SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg, and SHUT UP AND DRIVE in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Welcome Pianist Roy Eaton in I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Acclaimed classical pianist Roy Eaton brings his artistry to Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy on Sunday afternoon May 8th in a program designed especially for Mother's Day called "I Remember Mama". (more...)

BWW Review: Next Act's MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Celebrates Life's Creation and Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 20, 2016

American's national Mother's Day arrives, Sunday, May 8, and Next Act Theatre presents a heartwarming, poignant and powerful production to close their season at exactly the right time of year titled Motherhood Out Loud. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, more than a dozen playwrights revisit motherhood through a series of themed vignettes beginning with 'Chapter One: Fast Births' and finishing with 'Chapter Five: Coming Home.' Directed by Milwaukee's acclaimed Laura Gordon, each chapter features four actors--Doug Jarecki, Michelle Lopez-Rios, Deborah Staples and Tami Workentin--who play the numerous mothers/fathers of various ages and stages throughout the evening. (more...)

BWW Review: MEN OF TORTUGA at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Apr 19, 2016

'The very powerful are always fools,' intones Kit Maxwell, the one character with a conscience in Jason Wells' 2009 black comedy, Men of Tortuga, a taut and ironic thriller about corporate terrorists conspiring to plan a dastardly assassination. The show opened at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard last weekend and plays through May 15. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer who surmounted adversity (Le Mozart Noir), and enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with one of the world's greatest choral ensembles - Stile Antico. EMV' s programming offers an opportunity to travel back through time and hear masterpieces illuminated by an in-depth knowledge of the specific musical culture, instruments and style in which they were written. (more...)

Thomas Nickell to Make UK Debut with London Premiere of David Matthews' Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Seventeen year-old pianist and Young Steinway Artist Thomas Nickell makes his much-anticipated UK debut Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th July at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, with the London premiere of the rarely heard David Matthews' Piano Concerto, Op. 111. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 13-24, 2016. (more...)

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