Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Musical Version of Helga Visser's THE BUSH CONCERT Comes To The Dunstan Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Eight Adelaide Symphony Orchestra musicians and actor Susan Ferguson will present two highly participatory performances of Helga Visser's much-loved Australian tale THE BUSH CONCERT on Saturday 9 July at 1pm and 3pm in The Dunstan Playhouse.   (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

NetEase Showcases New PC and Mobile Games at Second Annual Game Enthusiasts' Day
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

THE STORY OF JESUS Coming to Virtual Reality This Christmas Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

AUTUMN VR Inc. and VRWERX, LLC have just announced the very first Virtual Reality Feature Length film will be brought to global audiences this Christmas season. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

2016 Concerts at Kent Town Opens on 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

2016 Season of Popular Concerts at Kent Town opens 2pm Wednesday 20 July 2016. It will feature Mezzo-Soprano Charlie Kelso and Peter Kelsall - Organist at Wesley Church, Cnr. Fullarton Road and Grenfell Street, Kent Town. Tickets at Door $10 includes Afternoon Tea. (more...)

Aztec Economy to Present Limited Engagement of Casey Wimpee's BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Aztec Economy will be re-mounted for a limited engagement, 4 invited performances of Butcher Holler Here We Come as a part of Spit & Vigor's IRT 3B Residency. Details below... (more...)

DC, Baltimore & VA-Area Artists Tapped for TCG's Inaugural 'Rising Leaders of Color' Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of the Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

John Cleese & Eric Idle Set for The Venetian Theatre, 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Still together again, Britain's living legends of comedy, John Cleese and Eric Idle, announce their must-see show John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last...For The Very First Time in Las Vegas at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas on Nov.18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

John Cleese & Eric Idle Coming to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced that Just For Laughs and Mills Entertainment will present Britain's living legends of comedy John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for John Cleese and Eric Idle range in price from $65.50-$105.50. Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, June 17 at noon and will be available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece THE LIBERTINE this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Greg Hicks Returns to the Arcola Theatre in Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

An acclaimed new production of Leo Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA, adapted by Nancy Harris and starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks, will transfer to Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 July. Press night is Monday 11 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ShawChicago presents Jeff Award nominee Richard Henzel performing in his signature piece, Mark Twain In Person. This production will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 on June 20 at 7 PM. Dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

MyCarl Productions,in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free'sNIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wedensday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Handel's MESSIAH to be Performed at Central Florida Community Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

This summer, join the CFCArts' Summer Classical Choir as they showcase the incredible works of George Frederic Handel in an evening honoring one of the most famous oratorios in history. Delight in some of the best-known choral works from the Baroque era, including the "Hallelujah" chorus. The CFCArts presentation of Messiah, utilizing its eighty-voice classical choir and full symphony orchestra, is something you do not want to miss! (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere All-New Series NAZI SECRET FILES, 7/11
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Premiering Monday, July 11 at 10/9c, NAZI SECRET FILES is a thrilling, six-part series examining newly-discovered information about Hitler and those close to him during the Nazi reign. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Updates to 175th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced updates to its 175th anniversary season in 2016-17. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
by Erica Miner - Jul 25, 2016

From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing. (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony's packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes. (more...)

2015/16: A record-breaking season for the TSO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 2015/16 season ends on a positive note for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The TSO concludes the 2015/16 season with a surplus of revenues over expenses for a third consecutive year. (more...)

S.J. Knight Publishes Musical Adaptation of A TIME TO HEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Author S. J. Knight is a published author and former ABC radio scriptwriter, who has written a wide variety of material over many years, but found a true passion in writing scriptural novels for adult readers. 'A Time To Hear,' the first of Knight's four part 'Time To' series, first appeared in 2006. Reprinted in 2012, it was subsequently adapted for the stage, and is now published as 'A Time To Hear - A Musical Stage Play,' by Xlibris AU. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wednesday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Mozart, Bach, Britten and More Slated for Oratorio Society of New York's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will mark its 2016-17 season with performances of symphonic choral masterworks of Handel, Mozart, Bruckner, and Britten, ending with Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor. Leading the OSNY for its 144th season will be Kent Tritle, in his 12th year as Music Director. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BORIS: WORLD KING Rewritten to Reflect Brexit for Edinburgh Fringe Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Following a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and an acclaimed West End transfer, BORIS: WORLD KING returns to Edinburgh in a brand new version rewritten to reflect recent events surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra with Thomas Crawford Opening in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, which will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, will include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3  'Scottish', Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete with mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Box Office Opens Today for 2016–17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

THE ONE GOD, New Book in 40-book Series of a New Revelation, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ August 15, New Knowledge Library (NKL) releases The One God, the new book in a 40-book series it is publishing called 'The New Message from God.' The One God follows the first book in the series God Has Spoken Again (NKL, 2015) in revealing what Marshall Vian Summers claims is a new revelation from God for our world. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida. Grew up in Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts. After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986. (more...)

Photo Flash: Night of the Living N-Word!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to present a first look at the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

VIDEOS: Three Sheldon Harnick Songs You Have To Hear
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

Before teaming with Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick contributed songs to several Broadway revues. (more...)

Gary Hanson Named Interim CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces that Gary Hanson has been named Interim CEO of the TSO. Gary Hanson, a Toronto native, was chief executive of The Cleveland Orchestra until his retirement at the end of 2015. Mr. Hanson was appointed at a special meeting of the TSO Board of Directors, on Wednesday, August 17, and will begin his term on September 26, 2016. He will serve in the role for up to two years. (more...)

EVITA – die Proben zur Wiederaufnahme haben begonnen!
by Marcel Konrath - Aug 18, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webbers und Tim Rices Welterfolg EVITA ist auch nach der Sommerpause wieder bis Ende des Jahres in Wien zu sehen. Das Musical feierte unter der Regie von Hollywood-Star-Regisseur und -Choreograph Vincent Paterson, der bereits die Choreographie fur die Hollywood-Verfilmung von EVITA mit Weltstar Madonna entwarf, im Marz 2016 Premiere. Gestern starteten bei den VEREINIGTEN BÜHNEN WIEN die Proben fur die nachste Saison. Intendant Christian Struppeck begrußte die neuen Cast Mitglieder - allen voran Publikumsliebling Marjan Shaki, die die Titelrolle bis Mitte Oktober verkorpern wird und Musicalstar Felix Martin, der ab September in der Rolle des „Peron' zu sehen sein wird. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, which will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, will include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3  'Scottish', Berlioz's Les nuits d'été with mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Crawford says of this program, 'In Mendelssohn's stormy Scottish Symphony, period instruments enliven the thrilling orchestration and memorable tunes for which the composer is so beloved. In Berlioz's evocative Les nuits d'été, the ACO proudly introduces the extraordinary young American mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau. A rarely heard symphony by British composer Cipriani Potter completes a concert that takes the audience back into the luxurious sonorities of the Romantic Era.' (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Cast Announced for Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes the Australasian premiere of this breathtaking Tony Award winning stage musical at Chapel off Chapel, Thursday 13 October until Sunday 6 November 2016. (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

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