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Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore is setting sail for the splash hit event of the summer! Gilbert and Sullivan's first blockbuster is among the most crowd-pleasing comic musicals in history, loved for its dynamite songs, gleefully entertaining story and saucy satire. The captain's daughter is in love with an ordinary sailor but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Will she and her beloved defy convention and set sail for love? Filled with Sullivan's memorable melodies – infused with fresh musical arrangements ranging from big band swing to classic pop – H.M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old!

Theater at Monmouth to Stage Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, 9/18Theater at Monmouth to Stage Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theater at Monmouth's 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Sorcerer on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, The Sorcerer blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a 'neglected gem' of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Stages Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, Beginning TonightTheater at Monmouth Stages Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theater at Monmouth's 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Sorcerer tonight, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, The Sorcerer blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a 'neglected gem' of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Celebrate 40th Season with Gala Performance, 10/12Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Celebrate 40th Season with Gala Performance, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Help celebrate The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th anniversary by joining Founder and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, plus the NYGASP repertory cast & orchestra, alumni from Broadway, TV, and The Metropolitan Opera, friends and others at a special gala & performance on Sunday, October 12 (3PM) above NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (60 Washington Square South) as they champion the ongoing history of the only full time professional Gilbert & Sullivan company in America! (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announces Casting for its 40th Anniversary Season's RUDDIGORENew York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announces Casting for its 40th Anniversary Season's RUDDIGORE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on November 1st and 2nd with the G&S classic,Ruddigore playing for a limited run at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Captain's Log, Stardate November 2014. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei take audiences to galaxies far, far away to explore new worlds with lights, music and lots of action during PNC Pops “Sci-Fi Spectacular” at Heinz Hall on November 14-16. (more...)

Light Opera Works Presents COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, Now thru 10/12Light Opera Works Presents COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS today, October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

The Hideout Theatre presents Nothing and Everything, a title inspired by the common reaction of the plays of legendary playwright Anton Chekhov, Nov. 8-Dec. 20. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free "Music for the Spirit" concerts on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE in Rep, Beg. 11/26The Hypocrites to Stage H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE in Rep, Beg. 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING Now thru 12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

The Hideout Theatre presents Nothing and Everything, a title inspired by the common reaction of the plays of legendary playwright Anton Chekhov, today, Nov. 8-Dec. 20. (more...)

The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE, 11/21-23The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Knoxville Opera proudly presents two performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore on Friday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the city's hallmark Tennessee Theatre. Maestro Brian Salesky will host a special opera preview session 45 minutes prior to each performance. The musical comedy is perfect for a family outing or special date and is one of several productions offering cultural and entertaining variety throughout the Knoxville Opera's 37th season. (more...)

The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep TonightThe Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE This WeekendThe Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Knoxville Opera proudly presents two performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore tonight, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the city's hallmark Tennessee Theatre. Maestro Brian Salesky will host a special opera preview session 45 minutes prior to each performance. The musical comedy is perfect for a family outing or special date and is one of several productions offering cultural and entertaining variety throughout the Knoxville Opera's 37th season. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This WeekendThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free 'Music for the Spirit' concerts tonight, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', TodayPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Captain's Log, Stardate November 2014. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei take audiences to galaxies far, far away to explore new worlds with lights, music and lots of action during PNC Pops “Sci-Fi Spectacular” at Heinz Hall on November 14-16. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Carol and Bill McAndrew of PRINCESS IDABWW Interviews: Carol and Bill McAndrew of PRINCESS IDA
by Cassandra Sandros - May 14, 2014

The story is about a prince and princess from two different kingdoms who were wed at infancy. While the prince anxiously anticipates meeting his now 21 year old bride, she has started a women's university, preaching the virtues of woman over man, and that 'man is nature's sole mistake'. When Princess Ida does not show up as agreed upon, Prince Hilarion and a couple of friends infiltrate the university as new students, and hilarity ensues. The two kings threaten war to solve the problem, the prince offers love. Ida must decide whether she can continue her noble experiment. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/08/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/08/2014 for Austin (more...)

Summer Stages: Vermont's Summer Season Offers Something for EveryoneSummer Stages: Vermont's Summer Season Offers Something for Everyone
by Erin McIntyre - Jun 3, 2014

The performing arts come alive in Vermont during the summer months, and this year's season promises to be an exciting one. Vermont's summer theater venues are as varied as its productions. Both Unadilla Theater (Marshfield, VT) and QuarryWorks (Adamant, VT) offer an intimate theater-going experience in a picturesque setting where pre-show picnicking is encouraged. For live theater in one of Vermont's beautiful historic spaces, try Stowe Theatre Guild (Town Hall Theatre; Stowe, VT) or Lamoille County Players (Hyde Park Opera House; Hyde Park, VT). Lost Nation Theater (Montpelier, VT), Saint Michael's Playhouse (Colchester, VT), and Weston Playhouse (Weston, VT) routinely bring in top-notch professional performers from across the country. Each of these theaters has a full summer/fall season: (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEAMichael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will travel to Harrogate, England to represent the United States at the 21st annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. The company will perform productions of The Pirates of Penzance & The Yeomen of the Guard August 5-10th at the acclaimed event. This year the world's largest G & S celebration will host 60 productions with 2,000 performers and special events at multiple venues in Harrogate from August 2nd through August 26th. (more...)

RUDDIGORE, THE GONDOLIERS and More Set for NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary SeasonRUDDIGORE, THE GONDOLIERS and More Set for NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary Season on October 12th and for the first time in its history -- will present a full schedule of performances in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR, 'CIRCUS NOW' & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2014-15 SeasonShakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR, 'CIRCUS NOW' & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS has announced its 2014/2015 season. Continuing its mission to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, all while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities, NYU Skirball's eleventh season will feature mainstage productions ranging from classic Shakespeare to cutting-edge circus to a rock & roll light show, hailing from London, Germany, Quebec and everywhere in between. (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES Opens Tonight at Teatro LATEAMichael Levesque's JULES Opens Tonight at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from today, June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEAMichael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/15/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/15/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/15/2014 for Austin (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 11th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 11th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide, featuring the best summer theaters in Illinois, Wisconsin, western Michigan and northern Indiana, plus the Muny in St. Louis! Timber Lake, American Folklore, Mason Street, Wagon Wheel, Little Theatre On The Square and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Anker, Tony Sheldon and More in Guthrie's MY FAIR LADYPhoto Flash: First Look at Helen Anker, Tony Sheldon and More in Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening TonightHelen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

BWW Preview:  SOUTH PACIFIC Comes to the Off Center Theater in Kansas CityBWW Preview: SOUTH PACIFIC Comes to the Off Center Theater in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jul 26, 2014

The Tony Award winning 1949 musical South Pacific comes to the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. from August 7 through August 24. This enduring love story is set on a tropical island during World War II. Richard Rodgers wrote the music with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and the book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Sarah Crawford directs the Musical Theatre Heritage production and provides musical direction with Jeremy Watson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Toby's is Silly and SublimeBWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Toby's is Silly and Sublime
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

The heart of the operetta's appeal is the sublime silliness of its premise: pirates from the era of sail plundering Victorian steamships. It just never gets stale. And binding it all together is Sullivan's music. utside the sphere of grand opera, Sullivan has no equals on the stage except possibly Gershwin and Bernstein. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. December is here, and 'Peter Pan' is finally live! Plus Light Opera Works and The Hyprocrites tackle operettas, 'Newsies' and 'Mary Poppins' have significant holiday runs, 'Stomp' and 'Schooner' return, Billy Corgan and Patti Lupone strut their stuff, and the community schedules a tribute to Sheldon Patinkin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE PIRATES OF PENZANCEPhoto Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. Pinafore will run in repertory with remounts of the company's wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney. All three promenade-style productions will be helmed by ten creatively cast performers acting as their own orchestra, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, Now PlayingPhoto Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. Pinafore will run in repertory with remounts of the company's wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney. All three promenade-style productions will be helmed by ten creatively cast performers acting as their own orchestra, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Hideout Theatre presents Nothing and Everything, a title inspired by the common reaction of the plays of legendary playwright Anton Chekhov, Nov. 8-Dec. 20. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' H.M.S. PINAFOREPhoto Flash: First Look at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' H.M.S. PINAFORE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the perennial favorite H.M.S. Pinafore playing a limited run December 26- 31st at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE MIKADOPhoto Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. Pinafore will run in repertory with remounts of the company's wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney. All three promenade-style productions will be helmed by ten creatively cast performers acting as their own orchestra, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin TonightPhoto Flash: The Hypocrites' THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. In what has become an annual celebration of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, H.M.S. Pinafore will run in repertory with remounts of the company's wildly popular productions of THE MIKADO and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, also adapted and directed by Graney. All three productions will be helmed by ten creatively cast performers acting as their own orchestra, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. Scroll down for a first look at the latter two shows! (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will travel to Harrogate, England to represent the United States at the 21st annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. The company will perform productions of The Pirates of Penzance & The Yeomen of the Guard August 5-10th at the acclaimed event. This year the world's largest G & S celebration will host 60 productions with 2,000 performers and special events at multiple venues in Harrogate from August 2nd through August 26th. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season Begins 10/12NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season Begins 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary Season on October 12th and for the first time in its history-will present a full schedule of performances in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The milestone season will launch with a gala celebration on October 12th and continue with three productions of G&S classics --- Ruddigore (November 1 & 2); a holiday run of H.M.S. Pinafore (December 26-31); and a limited spring run of The Gondoliers (May 15-17, 2015) all taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). 3 show subscriptions and single Tickets are now onsale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRINCESS IDA (West Michigan Savoyards)BWW Reviews: PRINCESS IDA (West Michigan Savoyards)
by Cassandra Sandros - Apr 7, 2014

A Gilbert and Sullivan classic, first produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1884, Princess Ida is a humorous medieval-themed romp that addresses the topsy-turvy philosophies of gender roles, relationships, women's liberation, and of course, love. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Reviews: Princess Ida (West Michigan Savoyards)BWW Reviews: Princess Ida (West Michigan Savoyards)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A Gilbert and Sullivan classic, first produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1884, Princess Ida is a humorous medieval-themed romp that addresses the topsy-turvy philosophies of gender roles, relationships, women's liberation, and of course, love. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the production of My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances begin on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28. Single tickets start at $28 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their identities to test their lover's fidelity. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Two performances only, May 9 at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Avenue and May 10 at Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 W. Devon Avenue. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The production is suitable for all audiences of all ages and is free to the public; $20 suggested donation. For more information visit www.candidconcertopera.org. (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 SeasonTHE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

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