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Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko and More Set for DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko, Bart Shatto, L. Steven Taylor and more in DIVIDED, a new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld directed by Paul Stancato. (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Samantha Massell
by Broadwaysted - Sep 6, 2016

We're drinking tequila and lemonade as we get Broadwaysted with new #FriendOfTheShow Samantha Massell from Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  On this week's episode, Bryan and Samantha talk summer camp experiences, Sam shares her excitement to see her INTO THE WOODS mom Heather Headley in THE COLOR PURPLE, and then divulges the fascinating ways she prepared for her current Broadway role.  (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! - A PUPPET PARODY Begins Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

As previously announced, Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ben Davis from THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2016

As THE SOUND OF MUSIC made its way into the hearts of many all over the world, Rogers and Hammerstein's songs have made a lasting impression on many. As THE SOUND OF MUSIC tours around North America, BWW caught up with Ben Davis as they prepared to open in San Antonio, Texas. (more...)

Opera Columbus Opera On The Edge To Premiere Abridged, English Version of LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Opera Columbus continues its innovative Opera on the Edge program in the 2016-17 season, presenting an hour-long, abridged, English-language adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Opera on the Edge performances are designed to provide an introduction to opera for those who have no experience with the art form or who may not be inclined to attend a traditional opera performance in a theatre. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

?Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 1 - 18 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Hawaii (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony Announces BOB'S BOOTCAMPS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Bob Bernhardt, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Principal Pops Conductor hosts an entertaining lecture series, Bob's Bootcamps.  The series takes a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians, composers, music theory, and other musical topics.  The first Bootcamp of the 2016/17 season will be held at the Chattanooga Brewing Company on Thursday, October 13th beginning at 7:00pm and will explore John William's music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Cost is $20 and includes a free drink and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

Riverside Opera Company Presents POPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company 's(ROC) PoPera returns featuring award winning singers from recent ROC auditions with the Richmond County Orchestra, plus special guests from the Curtis High School Chorus and Brighton Heights Youth Ensemble. (more...)

Goldberg, Mahajan & William-Olsson Set for PREformances with Allison Charney Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Over the last eight seasons audiences of “PREformances with Allison Charney” relish the opportunity to experience the unexpected. (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Blaemire Leads Keen's Terrific Revival Of Jonathan Larson's Self-Portrait, TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2016

While Jonathan Larson's RENT, his 1996 East Village adaptation of Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa's La Boheme, presents a romanticized look at bohemians living in poverty for the sake of their art, his TICK, TICK… BOOM!, now getting a superb Off-Broadway revival via Keen Company, is more of a reality check. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Today, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! Puppet Parody Extends Through the Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Due to popular demand, Off-Broadway's hit puppet parody, That Golden Girls Show! will extend its stay at the Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 E 15th Street) for the holidays as a new block of tickets is made available through January 1, 2017.  (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) presents Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme as the second offering of its 21st season, opening Friday, Nov. 11. The story follows a group of starving artists and lifelong friends who find joy amid poverty and transcendent love in the face of tragedy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Hawaii (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Narrates 10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS Animated Film, Out on Demand Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Jonathan Rockefeller recently released his animated film, 10 Little Rubber Ducks narrated by Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, on iTunes. The short movie will be available live on demand starting tomorrow, October 11, 2016. (more...)

Opera New Hampshire to Present Puccini's Tosca, Conducted by Jason C. Tramm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ever since Tosca, Puccini's "shabby little shocker," premiered at Rome's Teatro Costanizi on January 14, 1900 critics have decided the work, yet begged the question - what gives Tosca its universal appeal? (more...)

Photo Flash: Goldberg, Kim & William-Olsson Take Part in PREformances with Allison Charney
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Over the last eight seasons audiences of 'PREformances with Allison Charney' relish the opportunity to experience the unexpected. Tonight, will be no exception, as baritone Suchan Kim joins PREformances' featured guests' pianist Pamela Goldberg and cellist Kasja William-Olsson in a program of works by Bach, Debussy, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mozart, Shubert and Strauss. (more...)

Baritone Suchan Kim Joins 'PREformances with Allison Charney' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Over the last eight seasons audiences of 'PREformances with Allison Charney' relish the opportunity to experience the unexpected. Tonight, will be no exception, as baritone Suchan Kim joins PREformances' featured guests' pianist Pamela Goldberg and cellist Kasja William-Olsson in a program of works by Bach, Debussy, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mozart, Shubert and Strauss. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Hills Are Alive Once Again! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Kicks Off Holiday Season at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents the new national touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, for 8 performances, Tuesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 27. BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme)will play Captain Georg von Trapp and MELODY BETTS will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, AUSTIN COLBY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The production introduces Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as Maria Rainer.  A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned.  (more...)

Tenor Amine J. Hachem Set for FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE AMERICAS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents tenor Amine J. Hachem in 'From the Mediterranean to the Americas' on December 15th, 2016. (more...)

Mainstage Theatre Company to Present Cult Hit RENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

RENT comes to Toronto in this epic rock musical that inspired a generation. (more...)

BWW Review: Stars Align in Met's BOHEME with Opolais, Beczala, Kele and Cavalletti
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 28, 2016

Take Puccini's La Boheme for granted at your peril. Sure, it has more gorgeous music per square inch than just about any other opera in the repertoire, but that doesn't mean that it always falls together, even at the Met. Lucky for those attending the current run of the opera, the stars are in alignment--with Kristine Opolais (Mimi), Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Brigitta Kele (Musetta) and Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) as the stellar central quartet and not a weak link down the line. (more...)

BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2016

When Massimo Cavelletti stepped on stage at the Met on November 16, it was a milestone: His 100th performance as Marcello, the baritone lead in La Boheme and part of the quartet at the opera's heart: There's Mimi, the seamstress, the sad soul who dies at the opera's end; Rodolfo, the heartthrob tenor, a poet, in love with her; Musetta, the spitfire who eats men for breakfast; and then there's Marcello, a painter, her lover—and, aah, the linchpin that holds it all together. (more...)

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY Gets Holiday Makeover
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Jonathan Rockefeller's That Golden Girls Show! will deck the halls and get a holiday makeover, script and all, for the entire month of December in That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody: Holiday Edition. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Broadway Stars from HAMILTON & More Perform DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

DIVIDED, the powerful new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld, and directed by Paul Stancato, will premiere in a concert performance by some of Broadway's brightest stars at Feinstein's/54 Below, in New York City on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Kingston On LA BOHEME at Opera In The Heights
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Kingston - Nov 10, 2016

Opera in the Heights stages the Puccini classic that has inspired a generation of 'bohemians' (including Jonathan Larson, creator of RENT) from November 11 through 19. Soprano Amanda Kingston, who portrays seamstress Mimi, writes about her personal connection to the romantic tragedy. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present First UK Production of VETERAN'S DAY in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'It was war. And in war, everybody goes crazy or they die - right?' (more...)

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Crime-Thriller Opera MOZART & SALIERI Set for Arcola Grimeborn Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Following a successful run in London and Vienna, Time Zone Theatre's immersive production will be part of Grimeborn 2016 at the Arcola Theatre and run from 9th - 13th August at their main house. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Today 10 August 2016. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Sonnet Repertory Theatre celebrates classic theatre for a modern planet with a production of a new musical, The Other Shore, directed by Wade McCollum. The Other Shore is being staged at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street, NYC) and performances are Monday, August 15 at 3:00pm and Tuesday, August 16 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

GOLDEN GIRLS Puppet Parody to Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Performs LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Gregory Harrell is a performer and voice teacher who lived in NYC for over 20 years, singing, loving, and consuming tacos across the country.  Harrell is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Baldwin Wallace University. Previously, he taught at Western Michigan University specializing in music theatre performance. His students regularly appear on Broadway, London's West End, National Tours, Las Vegas and TV and film. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening today 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN Returns to London Tonight at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from tonight 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

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