Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

New Staging of Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE to Open the Met's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 132nd season, the 50th anniversary of its iconic Lincoln Center home, on Monday, September 26 with a new production of Wagner's epic tragedy Tristan und Isolde. (more...)

Julie Taymor to Receive 2015 William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has chosen Julie Taymor as the 2015 recipient of the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. JM Zell Partners, Ltd. will receive the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, November 1, 2015, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Adam Overett's New Musical THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO Gets First Full Workshop with the University of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adam Overett's new musical The Double-Threat Trio gets first full workshop presentation with the University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at Norman's historic Sooner Theatre on Saturday, September 24th at 11am. Admission is free. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Julie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor will curate and host the first National Sawdust+ concert on Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Tarragon Sets THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Trouble with Mr. Adams by acclaimed actor and playwrightGord Rand. Directed by Lisa Peterson (Shaw Festival's The Philanderer with Rand in the title role), this revealing comic tragedy previews from October 20, opens October 28 and runs to November 29 in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Stratford Festival Sets Cast for 2016 North American Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

 Can a play show us the very truth and nature of the world's greatest playwright? As the Bard's legacy is celebrated around the globe in 2016 with Shakespeare 400, the boisterous new comedy Shakespeare in Love takes a glorious stab at doing just that. But with little known of Shakespeare beyond the dates of his birth and death - both April 23 - the fun is all in the imagining. (more...)

VPAC's Diva Series to Continue with Michelle DeYoung, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

'Everyone at CSUN is always delighted to welcome back our alums who have risen to the top of their professions,' said VPAC Executive Director, Thor Steingraber. 'Michelle has conquered the stages at La Scala, the Met, Salzburg and LA Opera, and we welcome this great diva and look forward to her conquering the VPAC stage.' (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Igor Stravinsky: The Complete Columbia Album Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

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Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor curates and hosts the first National Sawdust+ concert tonight, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Update 11/27 - Jacob Medich, Noah Hickey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Pier Paolo Pasolini's PYLADE to Make U.S. Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

La MaMa presents PYLADE -- a play by the late, celebrated Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini -- in its U.S. premiere 40 years after the author's murder. The production directed by Ivica Buljan, director of the Croatian National Theatre, begins performances beginning December 3 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) with the press opening set for December 6, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. This contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth, PYLADE will be performed by La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory Company (GJRC), a multi-faceted company of artists created 35 years ago by Andrei Serban, Elizabeth Swados and La MaMa's founder Ellen Stewart. (more...)

New Pier Paolo Pasolini Play to Premiere at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La MaMa presents PYLADE - a play by the late, celebrated Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini - in its U.S. premiere 40 years after the author's murder. The production directed by Ivica Buljan, director of the Croatian National Theatre, begins performances beginning December 3 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) with the press opening set for December 6, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. This contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth, PYLADE will be performed by La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory Company (GJRC), a multi-faceted company of artists created 35 years ago by Andrei Serban, Elizabeth Swados and La MaMa's founder Ellen Stewart . (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Tickets to the Stratford Festival's North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE are now on pre-sale. (more...)

VPAC's Diva Series Continues with Michelle DeYoung Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

'Everyone at CSUN is always delighted to welcome back our alums who have risen to the top of their professions,' said VPAC Executive Director, Thor Steingraber. 'Michelle has conquered the stages at La Scala, the Met, Salzburg and LA Opera, and we welcome this great diva and look forward to her conquering the VPAC stage.' (more...)

Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in April for a panel led by Mr. Domingo that included Music Director James Conlon, President and CEO Christopher Koelsch and Senior Director of Artistic Planning Joshua Winograde, who directs the program, along with Nino Sanikidze, head coach for the program.  (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens, who has withdrawn due to illness, on advisement from his doctor, in selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, led by John Storga?rds in his Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

GOOD PLAY CLUB to Launch This Month at The Blue Room Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

GOOD PLAY CLUB, presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company and The Blue Room Theatre invites Perth theatremakers, professional and emerging writers to come together and stand on the shoulders of giants. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson announce the 2016-17 season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world's foremost professional choruses noted for its adventurous programming and artistic excellence, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Under the artistic leadership of Gershon, the choir's 53rd season includes an ambitious blend of choral masterworks, engaging premieres, a cappella offerings and collaborations with some of today's leading artistic visionaries to create immersive musical experiences. The programming embraces the LA Master Chorale's distinguished history, while building upon its legacy of expanding the choral repertoire by commissioning new works and championing rising and established composers. (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Present OEDIPUS ROX, 4/8-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) and MET ensemble members Sarah Shulman and Thom Huenger bring to life their spin on Greek Tragedy with a rocking performance of Oedipus Rox, sponsored by Kohl Building Products. The story of a man destined to fail will be on the Main Stage for four weeks opening April 8 and running to May 1 (Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.) There will be an 8pm "pay what you can" preview  performance on April 7.   (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Donizetti's Classic Comedic Masterpiece, Don Pasquale, a night of Opera on Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 side section, $35 middle section, $50 premium and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OEDIPUS REX & More Set for PICT's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A new venue, a new season schedule, intimate productions with a focus on characters and acting- PICT Classic Theatre celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a renewed energy and commitment to its mission of providing high-quality classic theater to Pittsburgh. (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 Players' Ring to Open Summer Late Night Season with HEADSHOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Weekend Writers Productions will present 'Headshots' by Lawrence Hennessy at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth N.H., as part of their Late Nite Summer Series.  ShowTime's are 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Sundays.  Tickets are $12 general admission with discounts for members, students and seniors.  To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Returns for Shakespeare on the Ridge for 7th Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

The Arc Theatre returns for its 7th year at Shakespeare on the Ridge with the bard's comedy of romantic deceptions, relentless lovers and rambunctious denizens of the Forest of Arden, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers* playing July 23rd through August 14th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. ADMISSION IS FREE. The Press Preview is Friday, July 22nd at 7pm.   (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...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honore and conducted by Louis Langree with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and completing the Festival's Handel Cycle, Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno conducted by Emmanuelle Haimwith Le Concert d'Astree. In addition, the 2016 season will feature a concert version of Rameau's Zoroastre with Raphael Pichon leading the orchestra and choir of the Ensemble Pygmalion. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Play Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 23, 2016

The highly anticipated Wichita Community Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, opens January 27th. The process, according to the company, has been intense and academic. (more...)

BWW Review: PUTNAM COUNTY at Signature Theatre Spells FUN in Six Languages
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 18, 2016

January 15th through 17th the Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre presented The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to the delight of local audiences. Director Deb Campbell has done it again. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Winners Announced - Jacob Medich, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 South Bend winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Faux-Real Theatre to Present THE BACCHAE at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

New York's avant-garde Faux-Real Theatre, which specializes in staging the classics of Greek theatre with an immersive abandon that closely approximates how these plays were first experienced thousands of years ago, is pulling out the stops with Euripides "The Bacchae."  Returning to La MaMa, 74A East 4th Street, where it staged "Oedipus Rex XX/XY" in 2013, Faux-Real juices "The Bacchae" with music, dancing, masks, and titillating gender and costume malfunctions galore.   La MaMa, in association with The Faux-Real Theatre, presents "The Bacchae" by Euripides, beginning Thursday March 3 at 7:30pm, and running through Sunday March 20 at 2pm.  Directed by Faux-Real Artistic Director Mark Greenfield, "The Bacchae" features masks by Lynda White, musical direction by Tony Naumovski, and costumes by Irina Getz. (more...)

Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It is with sadness that the Stratford Festival bids farewell to the man who was Canada's oldest working actor. William Needles died January 12, at the age of 97, surrounded by his family, at a hospice in Alliston, Ontario. Just days earlier, he had left his adopted hometown of Stratford, after suffering a massive heart attack on December 19. (more...)

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

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

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Update - Noah Hickey, Margo Naragon Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Update - Jacob Medich, Zoe Morgan Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Update - Jacob Medich, Lucy Barron Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

PICT and Union Project Forge New Partnership for PICT's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On September 1st, PICT Classic Theatre will open its 2016-2017 season at Union Project with SHIRLEY VALENTINE.  This marks the start of a new partnership between PICT and Union Project, which will bring high quality theatre to the East End and push the boundaries of how theatre is produced in a community space. (more...)

Peter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 7, 2016

Julie Taymor could be in the midst of plotting her big Broadway comeback. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater in collaboration with Divaria Productions and Spanish opera company Rioja Lirica will present Donizetti's classic comedic masterpiece, DON PASQUALE.    (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

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