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Tenor Bradley Schuller to Solo in 14th Annual SING-ALONG MESSIAH, 12/7Tenor Bradley Schuller to Solo in 14th Annual SING-ALONG MESSIAH, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Tenor Bradley Schuller will be a guest soloist in the 14th annual Sing-a-Long Messiah, held on Sunday, December 7th at 3:30 p.m. in Oak Park. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

For generations, RVA has been delighted by the holiday classic Handel's Messiah. Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus, on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for this timeless favorite. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitaro Harada. (more...)

EPIX to Launch Premium TV App on Google ChromecastEPIX to Launch Premium TV App on Google Chromecast
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced that it is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast today, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. (more...)

MESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal ProgrammingMESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Adding a final flourish to the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two concerts of Handel's Messiah on Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. Featuring 40 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra and four gifted soloists from the Chorale's ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio - rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass and lush orchestrations - performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country. The soloists are Christina Bristow, soprano; Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; and Chung Uk Lee, baritone. Composed in a mere 24 days, Handel's 1741 English-language oratorio continues to be the composer's most popular work and may be the most performed classical work of all time. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

One of the concert world's most popular ensembles performs its "Holiday Pops" program featuring Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell when the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell takes the stage on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented as part of the 2014-2015 Broward Center Classical Series, the concert is underwritten by Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season ScheduleBuffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

As the holidays approach, this is the time of year when everyone's thoughts turn towards creating lasting family memories and enjoying traditions. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering four chances to experience the joy of music and magic of the holidays with exciting, high-quality performances infused with the spirit of the season. (more...)

The Music Hall to Present MESSIAH SING!, 12/22The Music Hall to Present MESSIAH SING!, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Music Hall will welcome back the Seacoast's largest Messiah Sing! Monday, December 22 at 7:30pm, for a tenth season of the Seacoast's best-loved choruses and conductors, guest soloists and orchestral accompaniment. Join together with friends and family in a community performance featuring Handel's triumphant Christmas oratorio. Patrons may bring their own score, or purchase one at The Music Hall. There will be a rehearsal in the auditorium starting at 6:30pm for all ticket holders and vocal scores may be purchased the night of the performance. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAHNew Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra present Handel's Messiah with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of international vocalists December 19–21 in Princeton, Neptune and Newark. Soprano Nathalie Paulin, mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel, tenor Isaiah Bell and bass Gordon Bintner join the Orchestra for Handel's masterwork—a Christmastime tradition in concert halls across the world. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2014—Rejoice in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery of “Handel's Glorious Messiah” when Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as a festive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. A holiday tradition across the world, “Messiah” has been performed for more than 250 years, but with each new conductor, orchestra and soloists, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini leads the Symphony along with Pacific Chorale and a host of globally distinguished soloists including soprano Katherine Whyte, mezzo-soprano Claire Shackleton, tenor Steven Tharp and baritone Richard Zeller. Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets, “Messiah” energizes its audience and leaves them singing, “Hallelujah!” Handel's popular oratorio takes place at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$99. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah. Soloists include soprano DEBORAH SELIG, mezzo-soprano REBECCA RINGLE, tenor CHARLES BLANDY and MATTHEW BURNS, bass-baritone. ANDREW CLARK, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University and former artistic director of the Providence Singers, conducts. The perennial favorite holiday concert features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday December 20 at The Vets in Providence. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RI Phil box office at 401.248.7000. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Announces Christmas ConcertsAtlanta Symphony Announces Christmas Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is proud to bring live music into the lives of its community, and the coming holiday season will be no different. From Classical to Pops! to the traditional, family-friendly Messiah and "Christmas with the ASO," the ASO will be bringing holiday cheer all season long. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

'Annual performances of Handel's Messiah have been a New York tradition from the time New York culture began to assert itself,' says Oratorio Society of New York Music Director Kent Tritle. English choral societies, inspired by grand performances of Messiah at Westminster Abbey at the turn of the 19th century, would perform the work periodically, but the Oratorio Society of New York made it an annual tradition in New York City - in 1874, the year after the Society was founded. (more...)

Kick-Off Holiday Season with Utah Symphony's Annual Performance of Handel's MESSIAHKick-Off Holiday Season with Utah Symphony's Annual Performance of Handel's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Holiday tradition continues with the Utah Symphony's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Maestro Thierry Fischer conducts the Utah Symphony, the Utah Symphony Chorus and the 2000-voice Abravanel Hall audience in this traditional kick- off to the Salt Lake City holiday season. Bring your score so you can sing along to the music that, last year, Fischer called "a masterpiece that is truly inspiring." Tickets, priced from $18 to $69, ($10 for students) are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

Music at Trinity Wall Street Announces December OfferingsMusic at Trinity Wall Street Announces December Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Music at Trinity Wall Street represents a high-water mark of the holiday season in New York City. December has long brought acclaimed annual performances of Handel's Messiah by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. In the words of the New York Times, 'to experience the full, formidable range of Messiah...let Trinity be your guide.' This season, Julian Wachner, Trinity's Director of Music and the Arts, will lead the ensembles in the Messiah at Trinity Church (Dec 17, 19, 21) and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (Dec 18). (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUMLos Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's holiday offerings continue with "Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas," showcasing the Chorale's astonishingly pure sound and exquisite balance in an all a cappella program that celebrates the 20th anniversary of former composer-in-residence/National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen's monumental O Magnum Mysterium, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is your destination for world-class, affordable holiday shows -- whether you are purchasing tickets as a gift or taking the family to a holiday experience, NJPAC has a versatile selection of shows including classics like Rudolph-The Musical -- celebrating 50 years of the television production, New Jersey's Best production of Handel's Messiah and children's annual event Holiday Swingin.' (more...)

St. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for 12/16St. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

An annual St. Bart's tradition, St. Bartholomew's Choir will join forces with St. Bartholomew's Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bartholomew's Festival Orchestra for a concert of sacred and secular music of the season in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew's Church. This concert features a blend of treasured classics, compelling new works and delightful arrangements of beloved carols. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Hold Annual Holiday Pops Concert, 12/7Canton Symphony Orchestra to Hold Annual Holiday Pops Concert, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

CANTON, OHIO (November 18, 2014) - The Canton Symphony Orchestra's Annual Holiday Pops Concert returns Sunday December 7 at 3pm. Feel the excitement as a combined chorus of over 150 voices joins Assistant Conductor Rachel Waddell and the Canton Symphony Orchestra for a festive holiday performance on stage at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW. This cherished tradition, sponsored by CSE Federal Credit Union, the Repository and Motter and Meadows Architects, is for all ages and promises to fill you with the spirit of the season. (more...)

Hall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAHHall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Hall of Fame Playhouse of Bronx Community College once again plays host to one of the most powerful and joypops traditions of the borough, HANDEL'S Messiah FEATURING ORCHESTRA OF THE BRONX AND THE BRONX OPERA CHORUS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CONDUCTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL SPIERMAN. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake CharlesErica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana. (more...)

CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY Holiday Album in Stores TodayCHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY Holiday Album in Stores Today
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

As previously announced, Carnival Films, producers of Downton Abbey, together with Warner Bros. Records release Christmas at Downton Abbey, an official collection of festive hymns and classic carols evoking a simpler time, from the much loved, award-winning television series. (more...)

Vermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, 12/17Vermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concerts bringing festive cheer to communities around the state. The Orchestra with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus directed by José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, will present three Holiday Pops concerts in Barre, Burlington and Rutland. A quintet made up of members of the VSO brass section pairs with the beloved Counterpoint Chorus. They will perform in six communties throughout Vermont. (more...)

BWW Preview:  KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS Opens the 29th Season of the Heartland Men's ChorusBWW Preview: KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS Opens the 29th Season of the Heartland Men's Chorus
by Steve Wilson - Nov 15, 2014

The Heartland Men's Chorus celebrates all things Kansas City December 5-7 with their holiday concert Kansas City Christmas. The first concert of their 29th season takes the stage at the Folly Theater under the direction of the Heartlands new artistic director Dustin S. Cates. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber Gets Honored with  Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: Christopher Sieber Gets Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2014

Broadway favorite Christopher Sieber was just honored with a caricature at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big celebration and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

The Ohio State's 'Celebration Concert' Set for 2/5The Ohio State's 'Celebration Concert' Set for 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The School of Music presents its popular Music Celebration Concert Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. This annual musical extravaganza showcases the school's many performing groups -- from the Symphony Orchestra, glee clubs and concert bands to its Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, soloists and much more -- all presented in a non-stop collage setting. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERY MERRY POPS Concert, 12/12Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERY MERRY POPS Concert, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HOUSTON (December 5, 2014) – From festive carols to family activities, there is something for everyone this holiday season with the Houston Symphony. Catch the holiday spirit with traditional carols such as “Winter Wonderland” and “Little Drummer Boy” at the annual Very Merry Pops at Jones Hall on December 12-14. Principal POPS conductor Michael Krajewski will take the stage with the orchestra for a fun evening of traditional holiday songs to remind people why this is simply the “most wonderful time of the year.” (more...)

British Royal Family Conductor and Houston Symphony to Celebrate Holiday Season this MonthBritish Royal Family Conductor and Houston Symphony to Celebrate Holiday Season this Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

From festive carols to family activities, there is something for everyone this holiday season with the Houston Symphony. Catch the holiday spirit with traditional carols such as 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Little Drummer Boy' at the annual Very Merry Pops at Jones Hall on December 12-14. Principal POPS conductor Michael Krajewski will take the stage with the orchestra for a fun evening of traditional holiday songs to remind people why this is simply the 'most wonderful time of the year.' (more...)

Clayton G. William to Perform MESSIAH with Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community ChoraleClayton G. William to Perform MESSIAH with Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community Chorale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Emerging artist, Clayton G. Williams will sing the Baritone Solo in an upcoming performance of Handel's Messiah with the Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community Chorale this holiday season. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next WeekThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre to Host 10th Anniversary Performance of 'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' in JanuaryAuditorium Theatre to Host 10th Anniversary Performance of 'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents the 10th anniversary performance of "Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah," honoring the life of Civil Rights activist and cultural icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 17 and 18, 2015. The exuberant jazz reinvention of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah"-a vibrant mix of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Swing, Classical and Scat-features star soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson. Tickets ($25 - $70) are on sale now and available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy). (more...)

BWW Review:  A Musical Gift With KANSAS CITY CHRISTMASBWW Review: A Musical Gift With KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS
by Steve Wilson - Dec 8, 2014

The outstanding musical production of Kansas City Christmas opened the 29th season of the Heartland Men's Chorus on Friday December 5 at the Folly Theater. The newly appointed Artistic Director Dustin S. Cates led the chorus of about 120 men through an array of humorous and sincere holiday songs to kick off the festive season. Cates served as a Guest Conductor for the Chorus's production of I Am Harvey Milk. (more...)

Holiday Pops, Sing-Along MESSIAH, NUTCRACKER and Steve Cochran Set for Raue Center's 2014-15 Holiday LineupHoliday Pops, Sing-Along MESSIAH, NUTCRACKER and Steve Cochran Set for Raue Center's 2014-15 Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Get out of the cold and into Raue Center For The Arts! The theatre is proud to announce their holiday that features a little something for everyone. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Dec 4, 2014

Maestro Lockhart talks about the Holiday Pops concerts and the new work Flaherty and Ahrens have written for the Pops (more...)

BWW Reviews: Weathervane Unafraid to Take Chances With JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBWW Reviews: Weathervane Unafraid to Take Chances With JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Paul Batterson - Dec 20, 2014

In the days leading up to the Weathervane Playhouse's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Layne Roate approached director Adam Karsten with an idea. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's Messiah: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE Messiah (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiate Chorale brought to Carnegie Hall, under conductor and director Ted Sperling. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest TestamentBWW Reviews: NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest Testament
by Michael Dale - Dec 20, 2014

Monty Python's tale of the fellow born in the stable next to Jesus' has gone from blasphemous to delightful family fun. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', with Tamsin Greig and more, begins tonight in the West End, the Von Trapp kids come together at 54 Below, and Michael Buble brings Christmas to New York! (more...)

Seraphic Fire's MESSIAH Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 12/21Seraphic Fire's MESSIAH Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Seraphic Fire's Messiah will be performed at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this weekend, December 21, 2014 at 4:00pm. (more...)

MOST to Present 9th Annual MESSIAH SING-ALONG This WeekendMOST to Present 9th Annual MESSIAH SING-ALONG This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Ninth Annual Messiah Sing-Along is set for this Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. at theRoswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd in Historic Roswell. Admission: $10. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, continuing tonight, December 16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as 'Baroque-N-Roll,' Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include 'Hail to the Shoe,' 'We Love Sheep,' and the audience favorite and sing-along 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.' BroadwayWorld brings yo photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Christmas with San Francisco Symphony and MoreBWW Preview: Christmas with San Francisco Symphony and More
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 15, 2014

With an overwhelming number of productions and events on the horizon, I find it difficult as a critic to decide what shows to cover ("criticism" is not the most appropriate quality of the holiday; therefore I aim to stay positive in this article). Fortunately, we can share Christmas without sharing the same theatrical experiences. So, take a moment to tell BroadwayWorld San Francisco what holiday shows and experiences you will visit this winter, and don't forget to check out BroadwayWorld's picks for a Bay Area holiday extravaganza! (more...)

AUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott ForrestAUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott Forrest
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

Eric Idle, the famous member of the absurdist-comedy collective Monty Python, recently joined forces with composer John Du Prez to create 'Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy),' a zany pastiche based on Monty Python's 1979 film 'The Life of Brian,' and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: POCATELLO opens off-Broadway, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS and 26 PEBBLES benefit good causes, and NOT THE Messiah begins tonight at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie HallThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, tonight and tomorrow, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Apollo Chorus' 135th Anniversary Performance of Handel's MESSIAHPhoto Flash: Inside Apollo Chorus' 135th Anniversary Performance of Handel's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The Apollo Chorus, Chicago's oldest musical organization, performed their signature rendition of the choral masterpieceHandel's "Messiah" to a capacity crowd on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. A second concert will take place on Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive. Handel's "Messiah" has been performed by The Apollo Chorus nearly every December since 1879. Few works today are as celebrated or beloved as Handel's Messiah, and this annual performance has become a holiday tradition for many Chicago families. (more...)

BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Maestro Nicholas McGegan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will ring in the New Year with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Friday, January 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, January 3 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. McGegan will lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's final symphony with the well-known "Ode to Joy," along with Beethoven's rarely performed Opferlied, his King Stephen Overture and Haydn's The Storm. Please see below for complete details. (more...)

Victor Raider-Wexler to Star in HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS at Jewish Community CenterVictor Raider-Wexler to Star in HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS at Jewish Community Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Best known for his roles in 'The Pursuit of Happyness,' 'Minority Report' and 'Dr. Dolittle 2,' Kansas City actor Victor Raider-Wexler is now lending his star power to 'Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,' presented by Paul Mesner Puppets at the Jewish Community Center, 'The J.' (more...)

INNER MESSIAH, DIVINE CHARACTER Provides Unique Perspective on Political EventsINNER MESSIAH, DIVINE CHARACTER Provides Unique Perspective on Political Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Inner Messiah, Divine Character: Narrative Approaches to 'Be Beyond Best' (Wipf & Stock/Resource Publications, 2014) provides a unique literary perspective on current political events and restores power and hope to disenfranchised individuals through an innovative construct, i.e., Inner Messiah, to empower readers to reclaim their divine origins as a starting point to achieve peace and justice in their individual and collective actions. (more...)

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