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Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

OEDIPUS REX Set for 'Great Authors Out Loud' Series at Centenary Stage, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

?Renowned actors and directors Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso return to the Centenary Stage to lead the popular Great Authors Out Loud Series this season, opening with the legendary classic Oedipus Rex on Sunday, September 15th at 3 pm in The Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Center in Hackettstown. (more...)

The Cultch to Present Up-in-the-air Theatre's INSIDE THE SEED, 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The Cultch presents the world premiere of Up-in-the-air Theatre's Inside the Seed, a re-imagining of Oedipus Rex as a modern-day tragedy. Inside the Seed is set in a giant bio-genetics corporation that aspires to grow the perfect seed-The Golden Grain, and to thusly feed the world and end starvation. Deeply relevant, with a hard edge of comedy- Inside the Seed is passionately and unabashedly political with the tension, pace and the energy of a thriller. Inside the Seed is directed by Richard Wolfe and designed by Florence Barrett (costumes), Jerguš Opršal (Set, Lights, Projections) and Jordan Lloyd Watkins (sound). The large, fully professional, multi-cultural cast, includes: Mia K Ingimundson, Carl Kennedy, Tamara McCarthy, Adele Noronha, Alison Raine, Patrick Sabongui, Dallas Sauer and Tetsuro Shigematsu. Inside the Seed runs October 2-12, 2013 at the The Cultch. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare's ANTHEM Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

The Austin Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ayn Rand's novel ANTHEM. Adapted for the stage by composer Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, previews for ANTHEM begin tonight, September 25 at the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th Street). Opening night is scheduled for Monday, October 7th for a limited ten-week run through December 1, 2013. (more...)

BWW Blog: Adam Brandner - Six Plays that Every Theatre Major Needs to Read
by Guest Blogger: Adam Brandner - Sep 20, 2013

There are hundreds of plays that every theatre major should read. Plays from various genres that will shape who you are as an actor, designer, writer, director, etc… (more...)

OEDIPUS REX Set for 'Great Authors Out Loud' Series at Centenary Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

?Renowned actors and directors Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso return to the Centenary Stage to lead the popular Great Authors Out Loud Series this season, opening with the legendary classic Oedipus Rex today, September 15th at 3 pm in The Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Center in Hackettstown. (more...)

Tickets to Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Polonsky Shakespeare Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Single tickets go on sale today, September 13, for Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

DEATHTRAP, THE ENGLISH BRIDE and More Set for Centenary Stage's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Magic, mystery, laughter, and three New York premieres are the highlights of the 2013-2014 season at The Centenary Stage Company in their fourth year at the David and Carol Lackland Center. This year will feature eight diverse theatre events in the Lackland Center in addition to the New York premieres. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Johan Botha Withdraws from Final Lyric Opera's OTELLO Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Johan Botha, the world-renowned South African heldentenor who has been performing the title role of Verdi's Otello at Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been forced to withdraw from his final two performances on October 29 and November 2 because of severe back pain caused by a previous injury, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud announced today. Botha has returned to Vienna for treatment. (more...)

Johan Botha Withdraws from Final OTELLO Performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Johan Botha, the world-renowned South African heldentenor who has been performing the title role of Verdi's Otello at Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been forced to withdraw from his final two performances on October 29 and November 2 because of severe back pain caused by a previous injury, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud announced today. Botha has returned to Vienna for treatment. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OEDIPUSSY, Rose Theatre, October 16 2013
by Gary Naylor - Oct 18, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a music / comedy / performance art version of Oedipus Rex - oh yes he does! (more...)

Julie Taymor to Develop New TV Series, Film Musical
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

In an interview published in yesterday's New York Times, Julie Taymor, who is currently focusing on her new production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” reveals that she has plans to develop three new television series. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

92Y to Host Julie Taymor for FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN with Harry Lennix, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Julie Taymor, the Oscar and Tony Award-winning director of film, theatre and opera comes to 92Y on Sunday, November 17 to talk about her work in a conversation moderated by actor Harry Lennix, who received a Golden Satellite Award in Taymor's Titus. The event -From Stage to Screen and Back Again - will be illustrated with clips from her productions. Taymor is acclaimed for infusing her work with a uniquely theatrical vision - from the internationally acclaimed stage musical The Lion King, to the Beatles-inspired screen musical, Across the Universe, the timeless magic of Shakespeare on screen in Titus and The Tempest, to Shakespeare on stage, with her highly-anticipated upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Richard Foreman, Mariah McCarthy & More Win 2013 IT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

On Monday, September 30, 2013, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards (IT Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway,and host comedian and Andy Kauffman Award winner, Harrison Greenbaum, announced the 2013 award recipients at the ninth Annual IT Awards Ceremony atMason Hall @ Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexingont Avenue, NYC. The ceremony was directed by Tim Butterfield, Artistic Director of the Straphanger Collective, and written by playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays, 2013 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award recipient. Those unable to attend joined the OOB theatre community's biggest night virtually by following Molly Marinik of TheatreIsEasy and TravSD (OOBR writer, producer, actor) at nyitawards.com/live (more...)

Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series, 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.” The series launch will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Directed by Julie Taymor, Opens Tonight at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, opens tonight, November 2, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

92Y Hosts Julie Taymor for FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN with Harry Lennix Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Julie Taymor, the Oscar and Tony Award-winning director of film, theatre and opera comes to 92Y tonight, November 17 to talk about her work in a conversation moderated by actor Harry Lennix, who received a Golden Satellite Award in Taymor's Titus. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents DEATHTRAP & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

A murder mystery to stun audiences, first class ballet performances to leave them in awe, and affordable events to fit every entertainment need will create an exciting atmosphere at The Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present an evening of opera featuring Act I of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Stravinsky's rarely-performed one-act comedy Mavra; Act I, scene 1 of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini; and Act I, part 2 of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore in the fourth collaboration between the two institutions on Tuesday, February 11 and Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Met Music Director James Levine conducts the Juilliard Orchestra and singers from the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, as well as singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard. Director Edward Berkeley will stage the program in a semi-staged concert version. (more...)

Julie Taymor to Receive First Time Fest's 2014 John Huston Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director Julie Taymor will be the FIRST TIME FEST'S 2014 John Huston Award For Achievement In Cinema recipient, announced FTF Co-Founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward. Ms. Taymor will also be represented in the Fest's 'First Exposure' Retrospective Program where she will attend to present and discuss with the audience her first feature film, Titus. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

General Director Speight Jenkins announced the singers selected for Seattle Opera's popular International Wagner Competition on August 7, 2014, where emerging artists will go head-to-head American Idol style. (more...)

Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.” The series launch will take place tonight, January 4, 2014 in Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Nadler, a member of the Met's music staff, has conducted 49 performances with the company since his debut in 1989. Later this season, he will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvo?ák's Rusalka. He has led Met performances of Verdi's Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, Aida, Don Carlo, and La Traviata; Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Wagner's Tannhäuser; Giordano's Andrea Chénier; Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, Le Rossignol, and Oedipus Rex; Bizet's Carmen; Beethoven's Fidelio; Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin; Gounod's Roméo et Juliette; and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Freud's Last Session will run today, January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Brings OEDIPUS EL REY to Studio Theatre, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Dallas Theater Center returns to the Studio Theatre for the first time since 2012 with Latino playwright Luis Alfaro's sizzling, sexy and startlingly contemporary play Oedipus el Rey, which features an all-Latino cast. DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the play, an adaptation of Sophocles' timeless Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and set in the vicious reality of today's L.A. barrios.Oedipus el Rey opens in previews tonight, January 16, 2014 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through March 2, 2014. (more...)

David Darlow, Linda Gillum & More to Star in Remy Bumppo's OUR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has finalized the cast for Tadeusz Slobodzianek's award-winning Polish World War II drama Our Class. Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys is directing the Midwest Premiere of a work that has drawn raves from critics and audiences on both coasts. (more...)

Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck and Marie. Levine has led 43 performances of Berg's dark study of a man crushed by society—more than any other conductor in Met history. This season's revival will also star Simon O'Neill as the Drum-Major, Peter Hoare as the Captain, and English bass Clive Bayley as the Doctor. (more...)

Paul Nadler Steps in as Conductor Tonight for Met Opera's RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct tonight's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at the Met this season. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct this evening's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is ill. As previously announced, Nadler will also conduct the opera's final performance this season on February 15. (more...)

LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and President and CEO Deborah Borda today announced the 2014/15 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This new season, the orchestra's 96th, is devoted to moving music forward by presenting an ever-evolving vision through a series of programs that demonstrate the artistry of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a leading orchestra of the 21st century, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. (more...)

Patrick Page, Diane D'Aquila Receive STC's Emery Battis Acting Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) congratulates this year's recipients of the Emery Battis Acting Award, Patrick Page and Diane D'Aquila. Since 2010, STC has recognized two actors per season who have demonstrated exceptional skill and technique on the stage. Page and D'Aquila were praised for their incredible performances as the title role in Coriolanus and dual appearances as Volumnia in Coriolanus and the Countess in Wallenstein, respectively. The award was presented December 3, 2013 at the opening night dinner for STC's current mainstage production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, hosted by the Board of Trustees. (more...)

TheaterWorks to Present FREUD'S LAST SESSION, 1/17-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Freud's Last Session will run January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Bring OEDIPUS EL REY to Studio Theatre, 1/16-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Dallas Theater Center returns to the Studio Theatre for the first time since 2012 with Latino playwright Luis Alfaro's sizzling, sexy and startlingly contemporary play Oedipus el Rey, which features an all-Latino cast. DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the play, an adaptation of Sophocles' timeless Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and set in the vicious reality of today's L.A. barrios.Oedipus el Rey opens in previews on Thursday, January 16, 2014 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through March 2, 2014.Tickets to Oedipus el Rey are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Julie Taymor Talks SPIDER-MAN & New Audience's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in New Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

The story of alleged treachery and bureaucratic co-collaborators working backstage to force Taymor out after creative differences is widely known. In the podcast, the Tony-winner opened up about her work was affected by the issues. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (more...)

Paul Nadler to Step in as Conductor 2/15 for Met Opera's RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Paul Nadler will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at the Met this season. (more...)

James Levine & The MET Orchestra to Open Annual Series at Carnegie Hall, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

James Levine and The MET Orchestra return for their annual series at Carnegie Hall with three concerts this season in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The series launches onSunday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato singing Rossini'sGiovanna d'Arco as well as arias from Mozart'sLa clemenza di Tito. Also on the program are Verdi's Overture to I vespri Siciliani, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, and Elliott Carter's Variations for Orchestra. This marks Maestro Levine's first performance at Carnegie Hall since his triumphant return to the podium on May 19. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glass Mind's ANTIGONE Perfects the Art of Tragedy
by Giordana Segneri - Aug 17, 2013

No one writes theater like the Ancient Greeks; after all, they invented it (at least the western variety). I was reminded of this once again as I found myself lost in the high drama of Glass Mind Theatre's adaptation of Antigone, one of Sophocles' three plays revolving around Oedipus (he of psychological complex fame), king of Thebes, who unknowingly killed his father and then married his mother. And it only gets better from there. (more...)

Glass Mind Theatre Presents ANTIGONE, Now thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

'Bring water and movement clothes,' says Lynn Morton. When she tells them they'll be sweating for two to three hours, it's not for a hot yoga class, but Glass Mind's new adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone. Bound by fate, the titular heroine can either choose love and a life of privilege, or do what she feels is right - her decision is a matter of life-or-death. (more...)

Bard Music Festival Presents STRAVINSKY RE-INVENTED: FROM PARIS to LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

'Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles,' the second and final weekend of the 24th annual Bard Music Festival in New York'sAnnandale-on-Hudson, follows Igor Stravinsky from Europe to post-war Hollywood, investigating his subsequent shift in style from neoclassicism to serialism. The weekend opens tonight, August 16, with a screening of film clips that document the great Russian innovator, with commentary by Professor Charles M. Joseph, author of Stravinsky Inside Out. This special session is followed by the weekend's first concert, 'Against Interpretation and Expression: The Aesthetics of Mechanization,' a program of postmodernist ensemble classics by Stravinsky, Bartók, Varčse, Hindemith, and Messiaen; soloists include Grammy-nominated pianist Peter Serkin and So Percussion's Eric Beach. (more...)

Bard Music Festival to Present STRAVINSKY RE-INVENTED: FROM PARIS to LA, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

'Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles,' the second and final weekend of the 24th annual Bard Music Festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson, follows Igor Stravinsky from Europe to post-war Hollywood, investigating his subsequent shift in style from neoclassicism to serialism. The weekend opens on Friday, August 16, with a screening of film clips that document the great Russian innovator, with commentary by Professor Charles M. Joseph, author of Stravinsky Inside Out. This special session is followed by the weekend's first concert, 'Against Interpretation and Expression: The Aesthetics of Mechanization,' a program of postmodernist ensemble classics by Stravinsky, Bartók, Varčse, Hindemith, and Messiaen; soloists include Grammy-nominated pianist Peter Serkin and So Percussion's Eric Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Remy Bumppo's OUR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Remy Bumppo's OUR CLASS, directed by Nick Sandys, runs through May 11 in the downstairs mainstage of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Scroll down for a first look at Tadeusz Slobodzianek's Polish drama in action! (more...)

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