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Widely renowned for fueling the resurrection of Handelís operas, City Opera continues its exploration of the Baroque by presenting the New York premiere of Georg Philipp Telemannís 1726 opera Orpheus. Rediscovered only in the late 20th century, this inventive score showcases the composerís progressive spirit and vivid imagination.

The tri-lingual libretto in German, French, and Italian features text drawn from operas by Handel and Lully and offers a unique twist on the Orpheus myth, focusing on the character Orasia, Queen of Thrace, whose jealousy brings about the destruction of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Debut artist Daniel Teadt sings the title role in this new production staged at El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Performed in German, French, and Italian with English supertitles.

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Brad Mehldau Replaces Andre Previn at Blue Note Jazz Club, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Pianist Brad Mehldau will replace pianist Andre Previn at Blue Note Jazz Club, Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, as part of the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival. Previn was initially scheduled to perform with bassist Christian McBride during that time frame and has had to postpone the engagement due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

2014 Marin County Fair to Feature Joan Jett, Huey Lewis and The News & More, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The 2014 Marin County Fair, themed The Happiest Fair On Earth, will be the place to be over July 4th weekend with more family fun than ever before! The fair, which attracts more than 120,000 attendees over its five day run, takes place at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6. Hours are 11am to 11pm daily with headline concerts each day featuring some of Marin County's beloved locals - Huey Lewis and the News, Night Ranger, and Elvin Bishop (full schedule below.) The Fair is a one-price gate. Admission includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks and 28 free carnival rides! Adults are $17, Senior Citizens 65 and older, $15, Children 4-12 $15, and Children under 4, Free. (more...)

American Blues Theater Remounts Hit Production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 7/25-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Pink Previews, where tickets sales benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research, are Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Friday August 1 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Intiman Theatre Announces Festival Events for THE ANGELS PROJECT, Featuring ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Intiman Theatre proudly presents THE ANGELS PROJECT, a summer-long theatre festival inspired by Angels in America, Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, epic two-play exploration of politics, religion, race, sexuality, and more through the lens of the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City. As a global leader in the search for a preventive HIV/AIDS vaccine, Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the Presenting Sponsor of THE ANGELS PROJECT. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Announces the 2014-2015 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program Participants
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Five talented singers, one skilled pianist and one up-and-coming stage director will be the latest group to receive specialized industry training, one-on-one coachings and exclusive performance opportunities when the third year of Vancouver Opera's Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program commences in September 2014. (more...)

Barefoot Theatre Company and SVA Film Department Presents the 15th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Barefoot Theatre Company and the SVA Film Department (Reeves Lehmann, Chair) presents the 15th Anniversary star-studded Barefoot Gala & Awards Ceremony produced by Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano (Floating Sunflowers, Love Simple, Sins of the Mother), Producing Director Christopher Whalen (Sins of the Mother, PS. I Love You), Associate Producing Director Danelle Eliav (Emoticon; Carnival Kids) and company members Raye Levine (Pirate, Other Histories) and Daniella Rabbani (Nina at Primary Stages). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Steven Rattazzi and More in Rehearsal for KING KIRBY at the Brick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Steven Rattazzi steps into the role of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby in King Kirby, a play by the husband-and-wife team of NYIT-award winning playwright Crystal Skillman and New York Times bestselling comics writer Fred Van Lente at the Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick this June. Below, BoadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in rehearsal at the Brick Theater! (more...)

Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel is 'Entertaining the Idea' of a Solo Hulk Film
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Mark Ruffalo has confirmed to Digital Spy that Marvel is 'entertaining' a standalone Hulk film, in which he would star. Ruffalo took on the role originally in Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS. He will also appear in the sequel to the film, due out next year. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs Free NAUMBURG Concert, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In its third consecutive season with the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays an all-Beethoven program on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the free, annual, open-air summer concert series at the historic Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, located south of the 72nd Street cross-drive in Manhattan. The three Beethoven works on the program are the Coriolan Overture, Op. 62; Octet for Winds in E-flat major, Op. 103; and Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21. A thousand seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to this ticketless concert. Benches around the Concert Ground are also available. WQXR broadcasts the concert live on 105.9 FM and via live-stream at www.wqxr.org. For more information, visit www.naumburgconcerts.org. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents Steven Rattazzi in KING KIRBY, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Steven Rattazzi steps into the role of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby in King Kirby, a play by the husband-and-wife team of NYIT-award winning playwright Crystal Skillman and New York Times bestselling comics writer Fred Van Lente at the Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick this June. (more...)

Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/8/14 - PHANTOM Marks a Milestone, SEX WITH STRANGERS Begins, WAYRA Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 8, 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: PHANTOM hits 11,000 performances on Broadway, plus lots of off-Broadway beginnings tonight -- Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS begins performances, with 'WAYRA' celebrating its opening, and Max Crumm joins THE FANTASTICKS! (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tim Firth's Award-Winnging THIS IS MY FAMILY Ahead of Sheffield Run and National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning run last year in the Studio, Daniel Evans' production of Tim Firth's musical This Is My Family returns to Sheffield Theatres from Thursday 9 - Saturday 18 October, ahead of a national tour to Royal & Derngate Northampton, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Liverpool Playhouse and The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. (more...)

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, one of America's most honored and sought-after composers, marked her 75th birthday on April 30, 2014, and her 2014-15 season is bracketed by the premieres of two major works. It begins in September at the ninth quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, with the world premiere of a work commissioned by the competition; she is also a member of the jury. And in April, flutist Trudy Kane performs the world premiere of Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

McGegan, Labelle, & Philharmonia's TESEO Has Successful West Coast Performance, Heads East
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

New York City's early-music scene has fostered a number of fine period-instrument ensembles in the recent past. But for a full-size orchestra of period-instrument specialists who have played together for decades under the direction of a committed and charismatic conductor, New Yorkers need to look west - and may well do so with envy. On Thursday evening the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, led by Nicholas McGegan, gave a performance of Handel's "Teseo" at the Herbst Theater here that confirmed its leading position in the field. (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Symphony Space to Present VIRGIL THOMSON & FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

HERE to Open 2014-15 Season with TRADE PRACTICES, 8/31-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HERE begins its 2014-2015 producing season with the premiere of the site-specific Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris. Trade Practices creates a living market where audience members, cash in hand, choose how to invest their time and money. Set in Pershing Hall, a historic building on Governors Island, Trade Practices kicks off Labor Day weekend, playing a limited engagement of 16 performances only, August 31 - September 21. (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Compagnia de Colombari's ORFEO IN ORVIETO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI and THE STUDIO FOR ART, FAITH AND HISTORY are pleased to announce the international production of ORFEO IN ORVIETO, conceived by Karin Coonrod and John Conklin, based on the opera Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, with musical arrangements and conducted by Gina Leishman, directed by Coonrod. ORFEO IN ORVIETO will play Friday, July 4th, Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th at 8:30 PM at the Palazzo Simoncelli in Orvieto, Italy. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Jaclyn Bethany Presents DRAMA IN THE AFTERNOON, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Drama in the Afternoon is comprised of works from four plays by Tennessee Williams, including Spring Storm, Summer and Smoke, Sweet Bird of Youth, and Orpheus Descending. 'Drama in The Afternoon' is a part of'Performing on the Edge' produced by Opera New York/Academy for the Performing Artist/The Writer's Stage/IPA Management and Studio 353. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE WHALESHIP ESSEX & THE ROSE TATTOO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions in its 24th Season, launching this fall with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey. In the winter, Shattered Globe mounts Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning comedy/drama THE ROSE TATTOO, directed by Greg Vinkler. The final production of the 2014-15 Season (spring 2015) will be announced shortly. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance? (more...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

American Blues Theater Extends HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Through Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the extension of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," through Sunday, September 28, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

OLYMPICS ‹BER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics ‹ber Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' (more...)

FringeNYC ENCORE Series Lineup Announced 9/04-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In 17 days, there will be 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival, September 4-October 5. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

UNDERMINED to Play Kalk Bay Theatre, 26-30 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Following rave reviews and rapturous responses, Standard Bank Ovation Award winner UNDERMINED returns to Kalk Bay Theatre for a limited season from 26 to 30 August. Presented by KBT Productions and Here Manje (Pty) Ltd, directed by multiple award-winning Tara Notcutt, UNDERMINED features Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, Luke Brown and Stefan Erasmus. (more...)

Cast Announced For Time Zone Theatre's SHOOT, I DIDN'T MEAN THAT and 'THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, Time Zone Theatre and Austrian director Pamela Schermann invited British playwrights to respond to Karl Kraus's The Last Days of Mankind. The winning play, Shoot, I didn't mean that by Catriona Kerridge, will run alongside a staging of the epilogue of Kraus's epic. The resulting double-bill aims to encourage an intercultural dialogue about global conflicts combining a play by one of the most influential Austrian playwrights of the 20th century with an emerging British talent. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens Its 2014 - 2015 Season with HEART & BREATH, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's "wildly imaginative" (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

The League of American Orchestras Appoints Douglas M. Hagerman to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

League of American Orchestras Chair Patricia A. Richardshas announced the appointment of Douglas M. Hagerman,who also serves as Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra board chair, to the League's Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term and was elected by the League membership during the organization's annual meeting in June. (more...)

Bombay Rickey Debut Album to Release on 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Here's a riddle for you: Picture Yma Sumac, Mozart, some Western hippies looking for Indian enlightenment, a couple of blazing hot Bollywood stars, a surf rock guitarist with accompanying surf goddess, a jazz saxophone player, a soaring coloratura soprano, and a very troublesome coyote. (more...)

It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. (more...)

Opera Atelier Presents ALCINA, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Opera Atelier's 2014-2015 season begins with the Canadian premiere of a fully staged period production of Alcina (Oct. 23 Ė Nov. 1, 2014). George Frideric Handel's magical Alcina is a Baroque masterpiece and premiered in London in 1735. This production will mark Opera Atelier's first major Handel production at the Elgin Theatre. Alcina tells the story of a sorceress whose world is a mirage composed of the souls of her past lovers, and the Christian knight Ruggiero who is destined to set them free. (more...)

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