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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
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Chester, CT,

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Based on the novel Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron- 'We Never Thought We'd Even Finish It!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron- 'We Never Thought We'd Even Finish It!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, Best Score and Best Book nominees for Fun Home. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side. Conducted by the company's newly appointed Music Director,Geoffrey McDonald and directed by OSO's Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the production will be updated to the early decades of the twentieth century (when the Fabbri Mansion was built) and staged in themansion's outdoor courtyard and library. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special InitiativesThe Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

 The Glimmerglass Festival has announced it is the recent recipient of five grants for special purposes. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and these awards will help the company continue its commitment to new productions of American and rare works, expand its community engagement endeavors and assist in making capital improvements to portions of the theater.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original ScoreFUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original Score
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Lisa Kron (Lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (Score) have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) written for the theatre for FUN HOME. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

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Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 - 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

NYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary ChairNYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) as the NYMF 2015 Honorary Chair. (more...)

VIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain CallVIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain Call
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Last night, the cast of FUN HOME took their curtain call for the first time since winning five Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL. (more...)

Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the NortheastSummer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 1, 2015

The new opera season doesn't start till September at the earliest. What's an opera fan to do until the Met's curtain goes up on September 21? Well, with a little bit of effort, opera in New York and the surrounding states during the summer months can offer quite a bit. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY and MADAMA BUTTERFLY Set for Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 SeasonMY FAIR LADY and MADAMA BUTTERFLY Set for Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

ASH LAWN OPERA ANNOUNCES ITS 2015 SEASON with performances of Madama Butterfly in July, My Fair Lady in August, and Amahl and the Night Visitors in December at The Paramount Theater (more...)

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Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte.  (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks P'town: Well-Strung, Roslyn Kind & Deborah VoigtEXCLUSIVE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks P'town: Well-Strung, Roslyn Kind & Deborah Voigt
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 29, 2015

'If you had told me just a year ago that 3 shows I was a part of would be playing Provincetown this summer, I would have not believed you.' Those were the first words out of Richard Jay-Alexander's mouth when asked how the summer was planned. He is as surprised as anyone and has stories about each ACT. (more...)

The Merola Opera Program to Stage DON PASQUALE, Starring James Ioelu and Amina Edris, 8/8The Merola Opera Program to Stage DON PASQUALE, Starring James Ioelu and Amina Edris, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte. (more...)

NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and Saturday, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY. (more...)

From Schubert to the Beatles, NYFOS Sets Its 2015-16 SeasonFrom Schubert to the Beatles, NYFOS Sets Its 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG -- the only New York organization devoted solely to the astonishing variety and power of song -- has announced its 2015-16 season. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 26, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDEPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make our Garden Grow.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICAPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened its third production of the 2015 season with Vivaldi's setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger. (more...)

Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Mo Zhou will stage the program, featuring works by Gounod, Bellini, Tchaikovsky, Jake Heggie, Nikolai, Verdi, Rossini, Humperdinck, Mascagni, and Offenbach. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2015 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/2Opera Star Deborah Voigt to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

 The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in "Voigt Lessons" created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM. Music Direction is by Kevin Stites, and the production is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. "Voigt Lessons" was originally created by the Glimmerglass Opera in 2011. This performance will mark Ms. Voigt's Provincetown debut as part of the critically acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

HOUSTON (July 2, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will continue its tradition of helping Houstonians celebrate Independence Day at Miller Outdoor Theatre with its Star-Spangled Salute concert at 8:30 p.m. on July 4. The celebration, which will feature patriotic cannons and a thrilling fireworks display, will be directed by Steven Reineke, Principal POPS Conductor Designate. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.  (more...)

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STITCHES to Run 8/6-15 at TheaterLabSTITCHES to Run 8/6-15 at TheaterLab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

In Stitches Jane is coming apart at the seams, and her sister Jill is trying to hold it all together. When the phone rings their lives become irrevocably intertwined, and the the fine line between self-destruction and self-control quickly begins to erode. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Melody Moore and More in Glimmerglass Festival's MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Melody Moore and More in Glimmerglass Festival's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Verdi's Macbeth opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 11 in the company's first-ever production of the Shakespearean drama. Check out a first look below! (more...)

MACBETH Opens at Glimmerglass FestivalMACBETH Opens at Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Verdi's Macbeth opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 11 in the company's first-ever production of the Shakespearean drama. (more...)

Glimmerglass Opens 2015 Season with  THE MAGIC FLUTEGlimmerglass Opens 2015 Season with THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its season July 10 with a new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. (more...)

Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is offering its first musical event in the Berkshires at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 29 at Ventfort Hall in Lenox. General Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director Brian Garman, co-founders of the company, will present this free concert featuring some of opera's greatest arias and ensembles as a prelude to the company's inaugural season in summer 2016. The concert will be headlined by soprano Caroline Worra, tenor Cody Austin, and baritone Kyle Pfortmiller. These three artists perform regularly at opera companies around the country, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Philadelphia, and Dallas Opera. (more...)

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The Frick Collection Welcomes Three New Board MembersThe Frick Collection Welcomes Three New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Margot Bogert, Chairman of the Frick's Board announces the election of three new Trustees Elizabeth “Betty” Eveillard, Monika McLennan, and J. Fife Symington IV. (more...)

Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadway Series at The Art House in Provincetown for the 2015 Summer Season, where the show was standing room only. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Washington, DC and New York, NY- On January 16 and 17, 2014, Opera Lafayette presented the American premiere of Les Femmes Vengées at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Additional performances took place on January 23, 2014 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on February 1 and 2, 2014 at the Royal Opera House in Versailles, France.  (more...)

Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra (Cleveland), the production will be the first collaboration between Opera Columbus and Apollo's Fire, and the second full-scale collaboration with BalletMet. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEYPhoto Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the World Premiere of ODYSSEY, A YOUTH OPERA.  Music by Ben Moore, Libretto by Kelley Rourke. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

 North Carolina Opera Kicks off the 2015/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30 and 11/1 North Carolina Opera Kicks off the 2015/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30 and 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

 North Carolina Opera kicks off the 2015/16 season this fall with a fully staged production of Puccini's timeless tale, Madama Butterfly, (sung in Italian with English supertitles),presented on October 30 and November 1 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

North Carolina Opera to Launch 15/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30North Carolina Opera to Launch 15/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Opera kicks off the 2015/16 season this fall with a fully staged production of Puccini's timeless tale, Madama Butterfly, (sung in Italian with English supertitles),presented on October 30 and November 1 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

27th Annual Festival of New Musicals Sets Songwriters Showcase & Cabaret Lineup27th Annual Festival of New Musicals Sets Songwriters Showcase & Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup for the SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE and the SONGWRITERS CABARET at the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Both events take place at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. (Please note the admission process for each event in the individual descriptions.) (more...)

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