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Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.


Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next MonthPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' April 2 - 14, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KAREN MASON Returns To Her Cabaret Roots and Triumphs with Stunningly Nostalgic New Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: KAREN MASON Returns To Her Cabaret Roots and Triumphs with Stunningly Nostalgic New Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Mar 7, 2015

“March is Cabaret Month” in New York gives us the opportunity to examine where we are, and, most importantly, where we have come from with this most magical of all art forms--Cabaret. So how very fortunate we are to see and hear veteran Broadway actress and cabaret performer, Karen Mason return to her roots to lovingly take us down memory lane with her new show Mason at Mama's In March at Don't Tell Mama (which opened on March 1st). (more...)

Creative Music Studio to Hold Spring 2015 WorkshopCreative Music Studio to Hold Spring 2015 Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Composer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist and educator Amir al Saffar, composer/trumpeter/bandleader and CMS veteran Steven Bernstein, and percussion master Warren Smith join Creative Music Studio Artistic Directors/Co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso as Guiding Artists for the CMS Spring 2015 Workshop intensive, June 8 – 12, at the ear-inspiring Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Shoshana Bean for Master Class, Concert, 3/15PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Shoshana Bean for Master Class, Concert, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

PRiMA Theatre and headline sponsor Hagelgans & Veronis Law Firm are excited to host Broadway's green witch, Shoshana Bean, as she lands in Lancaster for an exclusive solo concert and public Master Class. Best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked, Shoshana is one of Broadway composer (and 2014 PRiMA guest artist) Jason Robert Brown's favorite singers. From Hairspray to Godspell, singing with Michael Jackson to the Enchanted movie soundtrack, this powerhouse vocalist brings her vocal prowess and unique experience to the PRiMA stage. (more...)

Works by Nicky Silver, Christopher Shinn & More Set for MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading SeriesWorks by Nicky Silver, Christopher Shinn & More Set for MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Cicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Orange Is The New Black & More to Be Honored at GRACIES AWARDSCicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Orange Is The New Black & More to Be Honored at GRACIES AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Over the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation (AWMF) has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry individuals who are pioneers in their respective fields and lead by example. (more...)

Tickets to IngeTheater Festival Now on SaleTickets to IngeTheater Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, will take place April 17-19, at Independence Community College, Independence, KS. Tickets for all Festival events can be purchased at www.ingecenter.org/tickets, or by calling the office, (620) 332-5491, Monday through Friday, between (more...)

Musical Theatre Fast Track Camp On Tap at Chaffin's BarnMusical Theatre Fast Track Camp On Tap at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre has announced plans for its upcoming Musical Theatre Fast Track Performance Camp, as part of its summer production of the musical All Shook Up. Auditions for the show and the camp are slated for Monday, March 16, at 3 p.m. Camp dates are June 22-July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is designed for a total of 16 students, both males and females ages 12-16, to be double cast in the show. Rehearsals for All Shook Up will be held July 6-23. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship ProgramTony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Tempe Center for the Arts to Host BREAKING GROUND Dance Festival, 3/20Tempe Center for the Arts to Host BREAKING GROUND Dance Festival, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

(Phoenix, Tempe, AZ) Thirty-two artists, choreographers and film makers will take over Tempe Center for the Arts March 20th and 21st for a two-day festival of contemporary dance and film. BREAKING GROUND 2015 is an exhilarating weekend of performances, Master Classes and social events featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary dance today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Poses for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECTPhoto Flash: Tony Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Poses for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valor! Compassion!, Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman) is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective celebrating artists who inspire the New York Stage. His photos and questionnaire, published Tuesday, March 3rd, can be viewed on The Creative Faces Project website. Scroll down for McNally's portraits! (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to witness the artistic development of its three Composers in Residence as they participate in a Master Class conducted by acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw. This unique, “opera in the making” event, spotlighting new music being written composers Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, and David T. Little, takes place on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Pomerado Elementary Students Host Master Class with The RomerosPomerado Elementary Students Host Master Class with The Romeros
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

With hopes of inspiring the next generation of performers to follow their dreams and pursue their talents, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation provides Master Classes for local students as part of their Arts in Education Initiative. On Thursday, April 2nd, the kindergarteners through fifth graders at Pomerado Elementary will host special visitors for a personal Master Class with The Romeros, who celebrate 55 years as the 'Royal Family of the Guitar.' (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, May 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 16 (7 p.m.). Maye will present an evening of American Songbook standards. Tickets for Marilyn Maye range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue) Broadway by the Year, continues the critically acclaimed series that has been lovingly hailed as a success by Variety,Time Out New York and virtually every other theatrical paper, magazine and internet site in New York City. Over four concerts this season, Broadway by the Year will cover a century of Broadway history with over one hundred musical stars singing (and often dancing!) the songs that made the Great White Way great. (more...)

OWN Announces New Original Programming & MoreOWN Announces New Original Programming & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today two new series joining its primetime lineup, in addition to new seasons and episodes of its popular returning series, and a star-studded lineup for its fifth season of “Oprah's Master Class.” (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut. (more...)

RMTC to Present BAND GEEKS, 3/16-19RMTC to Present BAND GEEKS, 3/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

In the spirit of Glee and High School Musical, Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) presents the hilarious and heartwarming Band Geeks, the triumphant story of high school misfits fighting to save their beloved Marching Beavers. The show runs this April 16-19 at the RMTC cabaret. Showtime for Thursday-Saturday is 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday is 2 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available at redmountaintheatre.org. (more...)

Broadway's Angelica Page to Star in EDGE and TURNING PAGE at Circa Theatre This JuneBroadway's Angelica Page to Star in EDGE and TURNING PAGE at Circa Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

This June, multi­award winning Broadway star Angelica Page is coming to Circa Theatre to perform the two critically­acclaimed solo shows EDGE and TURNING PAGE. Directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam, these spellbinding shows are not to be missed. (more...)

WHBPAC Opens Registration for 2015 Summer Arts Education Classes & CampsWHBPAC Opens Registration for 2015 Summer Arts Education Classes & Camps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Registration is now open for the WHBPAC's highly acclaimed Summer Arts Education Camps & Classes. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The mesmerizing songstress Audra McDonald, will grace the Van Wezel stage on March 22, 2015 at 7:00pm with a dazzling performance of her favorite show-tunes and songs from her new album Go Back Home. Her breadth and versatility as both a singer and an actress combines to make her the powerhouse artist that she is. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a whole catalogue of other awards to her name, making her one of today's most highly regarded performers. (more...)

PHILADANCO to Kick Off 45th Anniversary Celebration at Perelman Theater, 4/17-19PHILADANCO to Kick Off 45th Anniversary Celebration at Perelman Theater, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed modern dance company PHILADANCO will return to their Philadelphia home at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to mark their 45th Anniversary celebration in Perelman Theater on April 17-19 (times vary). (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award TonightStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Spire Center for Performing Arts to Welcome Paula Cole, 4/17Spire Center for Performing Arts to Welcome Paula Cole, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Spire Center for Performing Arts, the entertainment mecca of Plymouth, presents widely acclaimed songwriter Paula Cole on Friday, April 17 at 8 pm, at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. The concert opens with singer/songwriter Mark Erelli. (more...)

Nick Payne's INCOGNITO & Nick Jones' IMPORTANT HATS Added to MTC's 2015-16 SeasonNick Payne's INCOGNITO & Nick Jones' IMPORTANT HATS Added to MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced two productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2015-2016 theatrical season. MTC's Off-Broadway season at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) will feature the American premiere of Incognito by Nick Payne, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, the world premiere comedy by Nick Jones, directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights AwardStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Invites Public to Attend 11 Musical Performances During April and MayLynn University's Conservatory of Music Invites Public to Attend 11 Musical Performances During April and May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 11 musical performances during April and May 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nashville Rep's Stunning DEATH OF A SALESMANBWW Reviews: Nashville Rep's Stunning DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2015

Hitting perhaps too close to home for some and harkening back to memories best left unrecalled, while challenging audiences to examine their own lives, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman remains an emotional, visceral theatrical masterpiece. Now, through March 28, it is vividly recaptured, like so much lightening in a bottle, in a deeply affecting production from Nashville Rep, directed with finesse by Rene D. Copeland and acted by an all-star cast of Nashville performers who together create a stunningly specific place in time that somehow is timeless and universal. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert Among Tribeca Film Festival's Line Up of SpeakersHarvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert Among Tribeca Film Festival's Line Up of Speakers
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup for the 2015 Tribeca Talks® series. TFF will feature conversations with some of the industry's most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives (more...)

BWW Reviews: LYSISTRATA at Connecticut Repertory TheatreBWW Reviews: LYSISTRATA at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Mar 16, 2015

Outrageous, bawdy, and pointed: LYSISTRATA may be one of the oldest comedies we have (written in 411 B.C.E. by the great Greek troublemaker Aristophanes) but it remains both wickedly funny and pertinent. He wrote it 20 years into a bloody war that seemed endless. His premise? Have women conspire to withhold sex from their men until they can't take it any more and agree to a peace treaty. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

BAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next WeekendBAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moises Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. The show runs Mar 22-29, 2015. (more...)

Black Violin to Perform April 12 in OmahaBlack Violin to Perform April 12 in Omaha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts presents Black Violin in the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 12, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Colorado's Crested Butte Music Festival Reveals 2015 Season HighlightsColorado's Crested Butte Music Festival Reveals 2015 Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Now in its 19th season, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) continues the tradition of presenting bold new approaches to music that is as exceptional as the picturesque mountain setting of Crested Butte, Colorado. 'Over a seven-week period, we will be introducing two new mini-festivals and inspiring artists who are transforming their arts and offering captivating events, educational programs for all ages and more. The 2015 season will engage, enthrall and leave audiences asking, 'What's next?' says CBMF Director Alexander Scheirle. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

LA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of MusicLA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA. - The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to its collegiate faculty. The former principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and an experienced teacher, Hooten joins a distinguished faculty of brass instructors, many of whom hold principal positions with the San Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera orchestras. Hooten will assume his appointment in the fall of 2015, maintaining an active teaching studio in San Francisco while retaining his position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. The recital is on March 21 at 2pm at the National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets are $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Art Song Preservation Society website at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org (more...)

ASCAP/Grow A Show Workshop Returning to Lied CenterASCAP/Grow A Show Workshop Returning to Lied Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Following the marked success of its first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) event in 2013, the Lied Center for Performing Arts announces the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Sept. 9-11, 2015. The workshop seeks new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. The Lied Center is currently accepting submissions from musical theatre playwrights and composers from across the country. Submissions must be received by Friday, May 1, 2015 to be considered. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Dallas International Piano Competition to Continue, Thru 3/14Dallas International Piano Competition to Continue, Thru 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Master Class WITH ALESSIO BAX Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm Caruth Auditorium — Meadows School of the Arts Three pianists participate in this Master Class, taught by Alessio Bax. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke AscendingBWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
by Erica Miner - Mar 12, 2015

She caused a sensation at the Met Opera and elicited critical raves for her Brunnhilde at Canadian Opera Company (more...)

Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul to Host One Theatre World 2015 Conference, 5/7-9Theatre School at DePaul to Host One Theatre World 2015 Conference, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will host the One Theatre World 2015 national conference, May 7 through May 9, 2015, produced by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). TYA/USA is a national service organization whose mission is to promote the power of professional theatre for young audiences through excellence, collaboration, and innovation across cultural and internal boundaries. (more...)

Ann Hamilton's THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE, Workshops, A RITE Tour and More Among SITI Company's Spring 2015 LineupAnn Hamilton's THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE, Workshops, A RITE Tour and More Among SITI Company's Spring 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Since its founding in 1992, SITI Company has redefined contemporary theater in the United States through an innovative approach to collaboration, cultural exchange and actor training. With the ensemble as its bedrock, SITI has served as a creative home for a core group of artists: ten actors, four designers, the director Anne Bogart, and a stunning list of international collaborators. Working together, SITI has not only reimagined what is possible both on and off the stage, but, more broadly, what it means to be a global artist in the new millennium. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KATHRYN ALLEN Holds Court On Jazz Singing Great Anita O'Day at The Cutting RoomBWW Reviews: KATHRYN ALLEN Holds Court On Jazz Singing Great Anita O'Day at The Cutting Room
by Remy Block - Mar 10, 2015

When Kathryn Allyn, an opera singer now turned Great American Songbook chanteuse, took the stage at The Cutting Room last Tuesday night, she was all va-va-voom in a curve-hugging Valentine red dress. She joined her crackerjack band-musical director Frank Ponzio, bassist Tom Hubbard, and drummer Vito Leszack-to perform homage to her favorite jazz and big band singer Anita O'Day, whose heyday came between the World War II era through the early 1960s. (more...)

BWW Interview: Musical Director Andy Einhorn Talks New Works and Working with Audra McDonaldBWW Interview: Musical Director Andy Einhorn Talks New Works and Working with Audra McDonald
by Katricia Lang - Mar 10, 2015

Audra Mcdonald is returning to Houston. In 2006, McDonald made her opera debut in the Houston Grand Opera's double bill of LA VOIX HUMAINE and SEND. This is where she met music director and pianist Andy Einhorn. In 2006, Einhorn was hired to coach McDonald vocally. Now, he is her music director and pianist. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio ArtistsThe Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to thefield of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 500 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in Houston, New York, Philadelphia,Cincinnati, and San Francisco. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, held this year on February 5. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY on Broadway; Rehearsals Now Underway!Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY on Broadway; Rehearsals Now Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, March 10, for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

BAAD's Annual Women's Fest Begins March 12BAAD's Annual Women's Fest Begins March 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance forges forward with the 15th annual BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL, celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture and performance. The festival includes evenings of dance, theatre, film, poetry and performance, and begins with a special dance Master Class on March 9 and opens on Thursday, March 12, 2015 with a scorching evening of poetry and stories of lesbian love. (more...)

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