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Mandy Gonzalez, Jordan Leeds & More Set for SHALOM BROADWAY at QPAC, 10/5Mandy Gonzalez, Jordan Leeds & More Set for SHALOM BROADWAY at QPAC, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway Stars Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In The Heights), Jordan Leeds (Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard), Netanel Bellaishe (A Chorus Line, Guys And Dolls), and Tamara Tsoutsouris (La Boheme, Madame Butterfly), will perform Broadway Pop's International concert of SHALOM BROADWAY! Saturday October 5th at 3:00pm. (more...)

Utah Opera to Open 2014-15 Season Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY, Begin. 10/11Utah Opera to Open 2014-15 Season Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Utah Opera begins the 2014-15 season on October 11 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater with opulent costumes and enchanting music in Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, featuring conductor Robert Tweten and director Garnett Bruce. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: MISS SAIGON Turns 25FLASH FRIDAY: MISS SAIGON Turns 25
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of West End and Broadway mega-musical MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Reveal Full Set List for CHEEK TO CHEEK LIVE! on PBSLady Gaga & Tony Bennett Reveal Full Set List for CHEEK TO CHEEK LIVE! on PBS
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! - an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances - will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Mark Walters Debuts This Weekend in the Title Role of Don Giovanni with Seattle OperaMark Walters Debuts This Weekend in the Title Role of Don Giovanni with Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

SEATTLE, Oct.17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Seattle Opera will feature Mark Walters in the title role of Don Giovanni on October 19 at 7:30 P.M. in Italian with English subtitles at McCaw Hall. (more...)

The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Seattle Opera will feature Mark Walters in the title role of Don Giovanni on October 19 at 7:30 P.M.in Italian with English subtitles at McCaw Hall. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook ProjectThe Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's HGOco, the company's community collaboration and education initiative, announced plans to produce a multiyear Veterans Songbook project to honor United States servicemen and servicewomen. Houston's veteran community is on track to become the largest in the United States. This compelling project will feature songs drawn directly from the stories of Houston-based veterans and their loved ones, with themes centered on conflict and courage as well as strength and sacrifice. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This year's program will feature the great American ballerina Julie Kent, a principal dancer with New York's American Ballet Theatre, who will make a special guest appearance. Ms. Kent will perform the leading female role in Stanton Welch's Clear (2001), a role she created at the work's premiere in 2001 in New York. Houston Ballet will also pay tribute to beloved first soloist Kelly Myernick, who is retiring after 14 years with the company. The Jubilee of Dance will close the evening with an excerpt of Stanton Welch's high-speed Velocity (2003), a ballet that pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. The Jubilee of Dance will be held at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

EDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming SeasonEDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

A major revival of Willy Russell's Educating Rita will open the Playhouse's 2015 Spring Season. The production, directed by Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz, will mark the play's 35th anniversary and will star Leanne Best as Rita and Con O'Neill as Frank. Following a remarkable first year, the Everyman season will begin with Associate Director Nick Bagnall's fresh take on A Midsummer Night's Dream. The second half of the season is marked by two world premieres, both screen to stage adaptations; a never-before seen Arthur Miller screenplay The Hook at the Everyman and the first ever stage adaptation of a Coen Brothers' film will see The Hudsucker Proxy come to life on the Playhouse stage. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Vintage Theatre to Present MISS SAIGON, Beginning 12/5Vintage Theatre to Present MISS SAIGON, Beginning 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Based on the opera Madame Butterfly by Puccini and set in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, 'Miss Saigon' similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between a Vietnamese bar waitress and an American G.I. (more...)

Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/25Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly opens tonight, May 9, at The Connelly Theater in New York City and runs for twelve performances through May 25, 2014. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Funding Arts Broward Brings Twenty-Five Arts Projects to Life for the 2014-2015 SeasonFunding Arts Broward Brings Twenty-Five Arts Projects to Life for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Twenty-five arts projects have been brought to life for the 2014 - 2015 season through Funding Arts Broward (FAB!). That's four more organizations than last year through this resourceful funding pool. The new arts organizations added to the FAB! portfolio are: Brazilian Voices; Chameleon Musicians;Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and the Pablo Malco Foundation. Highlights of the most recent 25 awards will give South Florida one more opportunity to see Alvin Ailey - Back in Broward at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; another exposure of Puccini's Madame Butterfly though Florida Grand Opera; and Seraphic Fire's Broward Spring Season. This, just to name a few attractions that Broward residents and visitors can count on thanks to smart arts supporters who collaborate, give and enhance our community. Thank you FAB! "This grant award has been fundamental in helping the Coral Springs community see an expanded arts and culture portfolio within its very diverse suburban community," says grantee, Executive Director, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Bryan Knicely. (more...)

MDC Public Schools Superintendent Attends Florida Grand Opera's THAIS Dress RehearsalMDC Public Schools Superintendent Attends Florida Grand Opera's THAIS Dress Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined more than 1440 students at the dress rehearsal of Tha?s, Florida Grand Opera's final opera production of the season. “By opening up the dress rehearsals to students, our goal is to provide the younger generation with an up close and personal musical and theatrical experience of the opera art form as well as to foster a new generation of opera lovers,” said Cerise Sutton, Director of Education at Florida Grand Opera. “We are thrilled with the support we have received for our programs from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools from the classroom level all the way up to the superintendent.” (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/04/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's SeasonDAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-first century opera production. It's where we are going, and it's thrilling.' (more...)

Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)

Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera,  Through 2017Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera, Through 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #23 - MISS SAIGON30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #23 - MISS SAIGON
by Pat Cerasaro - May 17, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special spotlight on a multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical currently being revived in the West End, MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at M. BUTTERFLY, Now Playing at Court TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at M. BUTTERFLY, Now Playing at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly runs through June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is tomorrow, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre Announces Their 29th Season Featuring THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY and MoreSummer Opera Lyric Theatre Announces Their 29th Season Featuring THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Celebrating its Twenty-Ninth Year, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre announces a season featuring fully-staged productions of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Samuel Barber's great 20th century masterpiece, VANESSA. Since 1986, Founder and General Director Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8 week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music. These weeks culminate in a series of performances showcasing the young artists at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto. A haven for opera lovers in late summer, SOLT is the only operatic training course of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, and alumni include Etienne Dupuis, Frederique Vezina, David Pomeroy, Keith Klassen, Marc Boucher, Krisztina Szabo, Joseph Kaiser, Norah Sourouzian and Joshua Hopkins. (more...)

New Version of Tobias Picker's Opera AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Receives World Premiere at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival, 7/20New Version of Tobias Picker's Opera AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Receives World Premiere at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the premiere of a new version of An American Tragedy, which was originally commissioned by and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, by composer Tobias Picker and librettist Gene Scheer on Sunday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., with subsequent performances through Sunday, August 24. One hour prior to the opening performance and other matinee performances, Mr. Picker will preview his work in a free discussion at the Preview Pavilion next to the performance venue. The production is directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by George Manahan, and the cast features Glimmerglass's 2014 Young Artists. Tickets range from $10-$144 and can be purchased by calling the box office at(607) 547-2255 or online at glimmerglass.org. (more...)

Record-Setting Attendance for OPERA America's Opera Conference 2014Record-Setting Attendance for OPERA America's Opera Conference 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, is pleased to announce details of Opera Conference 2014: Audiences Reimagined, to be held in San Francisco, CA from June 20–23. Hosted by San Francisco Opera, in association with Opera Volunteers International, this largest annual gathering of opera professionals in North America will convene at venues in Union Square and the Civic Center. It marks the first time the Conference will be held in San Francisco in 25 years. (more...)

FAB! Awards Over $191,000 to Arts OrganizationsFAB! Awards Over $191,000 to Arts Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Twenty-five arts projects have been brought to life for the 2014 - 2015 season, with help through a grant award from Funding Arts Broward (FAB!). That gives four new eligible FAB! grantees an opportunity through this resourceful funding pool. The new arts organizations added to the FAB! portfolio are: Brazilian Voices; Chameleon Musicians; Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and the Pablo Malco Foundation. Highlights of the most recent 25 awards will give South Florida one more opportunity to see Alvin Ailey - Back in Broward at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; another exposure of Puccini's Madame Butterfly though Florida Grand Opera; and Seraphic Fire's Broward Spring Season. This, just to name a few attractions that Broward residents and visitors can count on thanks to smart arts supporters who collaborate, give and enhance our community. Thank you FAB! 'This grant award has been fundamental in helping the Coral Springs community see an expanded arts and culture portfolio within its very diverse suburban community,' says grantee, Executive Director, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Bryan Knicely. (more...)

THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in CooperstownTHE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato in Utica and Bernstein's Candide. The productions will run in repertory in the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown July 10 through August 23. These mainstage offerings will be complemented by lectures, concerts and other special events. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Earlier this year, HGO gave the American premiere of the work in Houston with the same cast. There was special praise for the production and performances, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. New York magazine described David Pountney's staging as “a multi-story set so vivid you can practically smell the machine oil and coal smoke,” while the Financial Times said: “The production, imported from Houston, is imposing in every way.” The New York Times called the cast “flawless,” adding: “The conductor, Patrick Summers, drew a surging, textured, richly detailed performance of this challenging score (lasting three hours) from the inspired musicians of the Houston Grand Opera.” WQXR's Operavore summed up the import of the performances: “The Passenger shows how a Holocaust opera can hold the stage while examining important, complex issues—and could certainly point the way for future composers to deal with such important but delicate subject matter.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Huey, Eddie Egan, Mel Maghuyop and More in MISS SAIGON at Flat Rock PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Diana Huey, Eddie Egan, Mel Maghuyop and More in MISS SAIGON at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, now through August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

One of Bollywood's brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch's La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne's glitterati for its Australian première this August. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)

Excess Baggage Author Karen Ma Discusses Novel at Eastwind Books of Berkeley TodayExcess Baggage Author Karen Ma Discusses Novel at Eastwind Books of Berkeley Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

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Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Currently in Rehearsal, 7/24-8/24Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Currently in Rehearsal, 7/24-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, from July 24 - August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. (more...)

Excess Baggage Author Karen Ma Discusses Novel at Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 7/17Excess Baggage Author Karen Ma Discusses Novel at Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC'sMadama Butterfly has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its 1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Black Violin, 11/22Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Black Violin, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

BWW Interviews: MISS SAIGON's Hugh Maynard!BWW Interviews: MISS SAIGON's Hugh Maynard!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 26, 2014

Hugh Maynard is beaming in the London sunshine as we meet at the Prince Edward Theatre to reflect on his return to the role of John in Miss Saigon. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Presents LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, 9/20Minnesota Opera Presents LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Puccini's La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera's first 'Spaghetti Western,' opens Minnesota Opera's 2014-2015 season on September 20, led by Music Director Michael Christie and a powerful trio: Claire Rutter, Rafael Davila, and Greer Grimsley. The drama and excitement of opening night inside Ordway will extend outdoors that evening with a free, live video simulcast under the stars in Rice Park. (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERSMelbourne Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Melbourne Opera will present a new production of French opera The Pearl Fishers (Les Pecheurs de Perles) conducted by Richard Divall. Richard has conducted over a dozen productions of the opera over a period of more than 35 years. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 5/4Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni returns to Philadelphia in five performances at the Academy of Music, today, April 25-May 4, 2014, weaving the tale of the legendary rake Don Juan in Mozart's alternately playful and dramatic musical masterpiece. With an ingenious staging of masquerades, trapdoors and mirrored panels, the production shines a spotlight on opera's most infamous scoundrel in a timeless classic of comedy and tragedy set to music of limitless genius. Mozart's anti-hero has a personality so engaging that audiences will wonder why they are rooting for him as he charms and abandons women at will, until his darkest side emerges. (more...)

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