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Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Season with Opening Concerts, 10/1Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Season with Opening Concerts, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Sept. 4, 2015—Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair open the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series with Beethoven's monumental hymn to human freedom and brotherhood, his Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” featuring the soul-stirring “Ode to Joy.” This magnificent union between symphony orchestra and voices features Pacific Chorale and four world-class opera vocalists, soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?, tenor John Bellemer and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, who sing the dramatic and dynamic solo passages in the fourth movement. The program opens the orchestra's 37th season with a rare opportunity to hear “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland's opera, “The Tender Land,” a choral piece with a similar message of thanksgiving and neighborly love. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Kicks Off Season with Opening Concerts TonightPacific Symphony Kicks Off Season with Opening Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Sept. 4, 2015—Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair open the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series with Beethoven's monumental hymn to human freedom and brotherhood, his Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” featuring the soul-stirring “Ode to Joy.” This magnificent union between symphony orchestra and voices features Pacific Chorale and four world-class opera vocalists, soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?, tenor John Bellemer and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, who sing the dramatic and dynamic solo passages in the fourth movement. The program opens the orchestra's 37th season with a rare opportunity to hear “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland's opera, “The Tender Land,” a choral piece with a similar message of thanksgiving and neighborly love. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Utah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA, 10/10Utah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Sept. 28, 2015) – Utah Opera takes audiences on a heart-stopping journey of forbidden love, loyalty, betrayal and tragedy in the 2015-16 season opening production of Puccini's “Tosca”. The performances, held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater, are October 10, 12, 14, and 16 at 7:30 PM, then October 18 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $18-$89, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

BWW Review: Otterbein Delivers Solid Interpretation of RENTBWW Review: Otterbein Delivers Solid Interpretation of RENT
by Paul Batterson - Sep 28, 2015

There are some shows that a director just doesn't mess with. However, RENT, Jonathan Larson's urban reworking of LA BOHEME, is more pliable than a pizza. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre to Welcome Tenor Michael Amante, 10/11Ocean State Theatre to Welcome Tenor Michael Amante, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which will be opening its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick later this month, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the appearance of the celebrated American singer and stage actor, Michael Amante at Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, October 11 at 7:30pm. (more...)

IlluminArts to Present SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, 10/1IlluminArts to Present SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

IlluminArts presents immersive musical performance in conjunction with LISTEN TO THIS BUILDING: A collaboration by Exile Books, the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Called SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, the concert is set for October 1, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. (more...)

Milford Arts Council & Pantochino Launches NITE SPOT NIGHTS Series TonightMilford Arts Council & Pantochino Launches NITE SPOT NIGHTS Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. has announced a new entertainment series, Nite Spot Nights, debuting this Fall at the Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host GalaEast Lynne Theater Company to Host Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Although East Lynne Theater Company has wrapped three of its mainstage shows, and is planning the 2016 season, doesn't mean that it's finished for 2015. (more...)

MU Orchestra to Perform with Tenor Alok Kumar & Conductor Maksim KonarevMU Orchestra to Perform with Tenor Alok Kumar & Conductor Maksim Konarev
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Classical works by varying composers will be masterfully presented by the Millersville University Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra on Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Center. Pieces will include Borodin's Polovetsian Dances, a selection from Felix Mendelssohn, an aria from Puccini's opera Tosca, the famous La Donna e Mobile by Verdi, an Italian song by De Curtis--featuring New York City's tenor Alok Kumar--and Beethoven's great 5th Symphony, with its unofficial title 'Fate Knocking at the Door.' Also joining the orchestra will be guest conductor Maksim Konarev from Moscow, Russia. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Avenue, Millersville. (more...)

Tapestry Opera to Present TAP:EX METALLURGYTapestry Opera to Present TAP:EX METALLURGY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Punk and operatic virtuosity collide in Tapestry Opera's latest exploration of opera evolution. Members of the Polaris Prize-winning art-rock punk band FUCKED UP join two of Canada's most masterful and versatile opera singers, mezzo-sopranoKrisztina Szabo and tenor David Pomeroy, for TAP:EX METALLURGY. This venture is the latest installment in TAP:EX, a production series committed to radically redefining the future of opera. Directed and conceived by Tapestry's Artistic DirectorMichael Hidetoshi Mori, the provocative series is now in its third year. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

Tenor Alok Kumar to Perform Solo Concert at The Ware Center, 11/8Tenor Alok Kumar to Perform Solo Concert at The Ware Center, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Internationally renowned tenor Alok Kumar will take the stage as a solo concert artist with a program including songs by Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Ware Center. Kumar's performance will be uniquely influenced by Romani music and culture. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

ELTC to Host Radio Show & Gala Next MonthELTC to Host Radio Show & Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Why did a man in Pennsylvania create The Red-Headed League in London? Who is the person behind 'The Voice' stealing millions in Manhattan? What questions about East Lynne Theater Company's rich background will be asked at its gala celebrating 35 years of presenting American classics and world premieres? (more...)

Utah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA TonightUtah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Utah Opera takes audiences on a heart-stopping journey of forbidden love, loyalty, betrayal and tragedy in the 2015-16 season opening production of Puccini's "Tosca". The performances, held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater, are tonight, October 10, October 12, 14, and 16 at 7:30 PM, then October 18 at 2 PM. (more...)

IlluminArts Presents SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK TonightIlluminArts Presents SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

IlluminArts presents immersive musical performance in conjunction with LISTEN TO THIS BUILDING: A collaboration by Exile Books, the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Called SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, the concert is set for tonight, October 1, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. (more...)

Centaur Theatre to Stage URBAN TAILS: AN EROTIC CHRISTMAS, Dec 10-19Centaur Theatre to Stage URBAN TAILS: AN EROTIC CHRISTMAS, Dec 10-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Centaur Theatre meets the urgent need for an effective antidote to the holiday frenzy of plush toys and department store Santas with URBAN TAILS: AN EROTIC CHRISTMAS from December 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This DecemberSix Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

TAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This FebruaryTAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

?From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. (more...)

Family Musical MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Launch West End Tour, Nov. 26Family Musical MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Launch West End Tour, Nov. 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The producer of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Hetty Feather and What the Ladybird Heard today announces the world premiere of brand new family musical Mr Popper's Penguins which is making a splash this winter touring around the country from November 2015 to January 2016. Mr Popper and his Penguins will be hopping off to various locations, opening at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 26 November. The tour continues on to Malvern Theatre and London's Cadogan Hall before settling in at the Lowry Salford for a glittering Christmas season from Thursday 10 December to Sunday 10 January. The tour is completed with a run at Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 14 January to Sunday 17 January. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio ArtistsHouston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016; Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio ArtistsHouston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 SeasonTHE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016-2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera, including its Broadway lineup. (more...)

Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More!Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016–2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. Under President Deborah F. Rutter's continued leadership, the Kennedy Center is re-imagining ways of presenting the arts in the 21st century through interdisciplinary programming, immersive audience engagement, and a focus on artist-centric programming. The 2016–2017 season includes significant and institution-wide initiatives from the yearlong celebration marking the Centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth, to three newly appointed Artistic Partners who will lead these artistic and community initiatives (Yo-Yo Ma, Rene?e Fleming, and Q-Tip), and the support of American programming. With more than 2,000 performances across many artistic genres, the Center continues its tradition as the nation's center for the performing arts, commissioning, producing, and presenting the finest of local, national, and international arts. The 2016–2017 season includes 25 commissioned or co-commissioned works and projects across the Center's full range of artistic disciplines. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

Puppet Adaptation of MADAME BUTTERFLY Set for 2016 Brits Off BroadwayPuppet Adaptation of MADAME BUTTERFLY Set for 2016 Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BUTTERFLY, Ramesh Meyyappan's striking adaptation of Madame Butterfly, at Brits Off Broadway. Written and directed by Mr. Meyyappan, with puppets by Gavin Glover, BUTTERFLY begins performances on Saturday, April 23 for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 14.  Press opening is Friday, April 29 at 8:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

New 2016-17 Season Announced: The Kennedy Center Artfully Celebrates a Kennedy CentennialNew 2016-17 Season Announced: The Kennedy Center Artfully Celebrates a Kennedy Centennial
by Ellen Burns - Mar 14, 2016

On March 8, 2016, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the upcoming 2016-17 season will honor the late President Kennedy's centennial birthday with an array of partnerships and performances inspired by the ideals that inspired John F. Kennedy himself: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service and Gratitude. Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter highlighted the responsibility everyone at the Kennedy Center feels to offer a fully inclusive calendar of events that engage the artistic community, the public and society at large in the broad spectrum of the arts. (more...)

Paulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro RealPaulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro Real
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2016

El ganador de un Tony en 2008 por SOUTH PACIFIC, Paulo Szot, ofrecera un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra el proximo 22 de octubre en el Teatro Real. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/6/2016 - 3/13/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/6/2016 - 3/13/2016
by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/6/2016 - 3/13/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/12/2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/12/2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

CARMEN, MOBY DICK and More Set for Utah Opera's 2016-17 SeasonCARMEN, MOBY DICK and More Set for Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2016-17 season. The company's 39th season from October 2016 to May 2017 will feature four main stage productions and a chamber opera that encompass some of opera's greatest tales of the human condition and matters of the heart. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Berkshire Opera Festival's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Playing This SummerTickets on Sale for Berkshire Opera Festival's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Playing This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) has announced that tickets are on sale beginning today for its inaugural production of Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016. (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer FestivalThree New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

LA Opera to Present MADAME BUTTERFLY, 3/12LA Opera to Present MADAME BUTTERFLY, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

(Los Angeles) February 22, 2016 — LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season continues with Giacomo Puccini's beloved Madame Butterfly, starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Cio-Cio-San. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA Lawyers Philharmonic and Celebrity Guests Harmonize to Help Veterans and Homeless FamiliesPhoto Flash: LA Lawyers Philharmonic and Celebrity Guests Harmonize to Help Veterans and Homeless Families
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

Lawyers and judges who are talented musicians of the LA Lawyers Philharmonic will join celebrity guests to make beautiful music in harmony to help veterans and homeless families on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 7:30 pm.  With selections from South Pacific and Guys & Dolls, this fabulous 'pops' concert supports Salvation Army charities (Westwood Transitional Village, Bessie & David Pregerson Child Development Center & GrowGood urban farm).  (more...)

Broadway by the Bay to Present MISS SAIGON, 3/18-4/3Broadway by the Bay to Present MISS SAIGON, 3/18-4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The musical MISS SAIGON runs from March 18th through April 3rd at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 TheatersAlan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up for the this year's Brits Off Broadway festival, the critically acclaimed annual festival of New British Theater. Now in its 12th Season, the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival kicks off on Tuesday, April 19 and runs through Sunday, July 3.  Single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($17.50 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets to Brits Off Broadway go on sale to the general public on March 7, with an exclusive pre-sale for 59E59 Members beginning on March 1. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/09/2015Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/09/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/09/2015 for Madison (more...)

BWW Feature: Stanton Welch, the Success and FailureBWW Feature: Stanton Welch, the Success and Failure
by Katricia Lang - Aug 28, 2015

Just in time for the opening production of the Houston Ballet 2015-2016 season, the sensuous romance MANON, BroadwayWorld.com releases its discussion with Stanton Welch. In the interview, Welch talks family, career, and love. Family, career, and love at the Houston Ballet, of course. (more...)

DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015 presents Daddy's Boy, a world premiere play written by Cristian Avila where the wrestling ring becomes a battleground sexuality, family and identity. Avila directs a cast of eight, including David Conrad Brouillard, Julia Gyory, Aya Esther Hayashi, Jonathan Palmiotti, Christopher Staley*, Kyle Stockburger, Rachel Wharton, and Nick Zale. Six performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from August 30-September 6, 2015. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Nite Spot Nights to Present THE DOZEN DIVASNite Spot Nights to Present THE DOZEN DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the first show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment, 'The Dozen Divas' starring Dorothy Bishop. With a mind-boggling array of wigs and on-stage costume changes, Bishop effervescently evokes Joan Rivers, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Cher and many, many more. The versatile and outrageously talented 2015 MAC Award Nominee is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music, launched a career as a lyric soprano singing diva roles from Lucia di Lammermoor to Madame Butterfly in New York, was a guest soloist with New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and toured with Faye Dunaway in the first national Broadway tour of Master Class. (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...)

Milford Arts Council & Pantochino to Present THE DOZEN DIVASMilford Arts Council & Pantochino to Present THE DOZEN DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the first show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment, "The Dozen Divas" starring Dorothy Bishop. (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Naomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off BroadwayNaomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Due to an injury sustained in a bicycle accident, Nicola Daley reluctantly has to pull out of Ramesh Meyyappan's BUTTERFLY, which is receiving its NYC premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Naomi Livingstone (Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention at Sydney's New Theatre) will step into the role for the Brits Off Broadway run. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/16- MISS SAIGONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/16- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2016

Today in 1991, Miss Saigon opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4092 performances. Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999.The musical represented Schonberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Miserables in 1985. (more...)

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