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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.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 2016-17 Season on October 27 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 44th season with a concert at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Orpheus is joined by award-winning pianist Christian Zacharias-widely known for his interpretations and recordings of Beethoven's works-for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation Celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour, presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the NAC Orchestra.  The Genius of Philip Glass features the NAC Orchestra led by guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies performing a concert of music spanning the legendary composer's career. (more...)

World Premiere Opera THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE to Open This Sunday at the Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

?This Sunday, the Everyman Theatre will present the world premiere concert performance of a brand new opera by virtuoso, John O'Brien. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, it stars Cara O'Sullivan, Majella Cullagh and Owen Gilhooley. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale Names Jen Rogers President & CEO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Phoenix Chorale's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Jen Rogers as its new President & CEO. Ms. Rogers accepted the position following her highly successful tenure last season leading the organization as its Interim President & CEO. (more...)

ACME Performs with Blonde Redhead, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thereminist Carolina Eyck and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) embarks on a busy month of concerts on October 6 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York with Nordic Noir, a concert featuring music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding and MBD73. ACME will tour with Blonde Redhead from October 9-14, performing the band's album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety, before joining Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson for a tour supporting his recent Deutsche Grammophon album Orphee from October 16-23. Upon returning to New York, ACME performs with German thereminist and composer Carolina Eyck in the world premiere of her Fantasias for theremin and string quartet. ACME and Eyck's recording of the Fantasias will be released by Butterscotch Records on October 14. (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres, will perform a concert at National Sawdust (80 North 6th St.). The performance is part of Andres' engagement as a National Sawdust curator for the 2016-2017 season, and will include a selection of works from Kutik's new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics, including two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (arr. Friedrich Hermann), the New York premiere of Andres' Words Fail, and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, both of which Kutik commissioned for the album. The duo will also perform Nico Muhly's Compare Notes, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, and the world premiere of Andres' arrangement of a short work by Janacek titled Words Fail.  (more...)

'Subway Series', Stravinsky & Harrison Festivals and More Set for Trinity's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

This season, Trinity Church Wall Street's music program continues to minister to New Yorkers through an unparalleled array of free, ambitious musical offerings. (more...)

Paliku Theatre to Present METAMORPHOSES This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Metamorphoses, an award-winning, lyrical adaptation of Ovid's masterpiece by Mary Zimmerman, recounts ancient Greek mythological tales for a contemporary audience. Metamorphoses is onstage at Paliku Theatre October 21st through October 29th. (more...)

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, Bryna Turner Join Lincoln Center Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for its 2016-2017 season: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, and an LCT3 production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

Halloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling Narration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season dedicated to love continues October 30 with Haunted Hearts, conjuring up bittersweet past loves, nightmarish scenes, and the bug that got away. C.P.E. Bach's Symphony No. 5, a devilishly difficult showpiece, sets the tone with its careening runs and shocking use of harmony. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Outcry Youth Theatre invites you to experience the beauty of Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE. EURYDICE reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Come experience Eurydice's journey into the underworld in this gorgeous and timeless story of love and loss. The show runs September 30-October 8 at the Studio Theatre in the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre?! (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

Stage Veterans Form Indie Pop Trio Moondrunk; LUNACY Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway's Ashley Perez Flanagan (vocals/percussion) and Yair Evnine (cello/beats), alongside Andrew Bancroft (vocals/guitar), have formed Moondrunk, a New York indie pop trio. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that has plenty of rock but lacks strong characters and is overly predictable. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' soul-searching, compassionate, surprisingly funny, and achingly poetic 1961 play about a defrocked minister and his one chance for salvation, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season on Friday, October 14 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 13, with specially priced previews on October 12 and 13. (more...)

Godfrey Johnson Brings JOHNSON UNZIPPED to the Foxwood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Godfrey Johnson will be performing JOHNSON UNZIPPED at The Foxwood Theatre in Houghton this weekend, heralding in the spring season with a celebration of music, madness, comedy and humanity. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Opera Exposures to Present Recital Honoring Elizabeth Taylor Browning
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Opera Exposures  (, the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present  a special recital celebrating  Elizabeth Taylor Browning, the first African American opera singer to gain recognition in Europe and the United States in the mid to late 19th century, on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00 PM at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road.  Tickets, available at the door, are $25. Children under ten will be admitted free of charge. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

BWW Interview: Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain Sets Alley's MIDSUMMER on a New Stage
by Katricia Lang - Oct 7, 2016

Get ready to see the forests (and its trees), Athens (and its court), fairies, four young and crazy confused lovers, and a traveling theatre troupe full of loveable hacks in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Michael E. Burke (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2018) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre at The Theatre School building, located at Racine and Fullerton in Lincoln Park. The production premieres on Friday, October 21, and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM.  Post-show discussions will occur on October 23 (2 PM) and 27 (7:30 PM). (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Present LOST ROMANTIC SYMPHONIES with Kelly Hall-Tompkins
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Oakland Symphony, Michael Morgan Music Director and conductor, will be joined by guest violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins - currently on Broadway was as the Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof -- and members of its acclaimed Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra for Lost Romantic Symphonies Friday, November 18, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE FAIRY QUEEN Begins This November at Studebaker Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and COT's Andreas Mitisek put a modernized spin on Purcell's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic with an edgy and hilarious examination of the messes mere mortals make of relationships. "The Fairy Queen" will be performed at Chicago's historicStudebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan Ave). The press performance will be November 5 at 7:30 p.m.Subsequent performances will be November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 3 p.m. (more...)

NJSO Welcomes New Musicians and Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has welcomed new musicians and artistic staff to the Orchestra. In the 2016-17 season, David Southorn joins the Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster; NJSO first violinist Adriana Rosin has also been named Assistant Concertmaster. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Foxwood Theatre to Present The Twinkles' 2 MEN AND A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Godfrey Johnson returns to The Foxwood Theatre on 5 and 6 November. This time he is joined by pianist extraordinaire, Nicholas McDiarmid. Together they form the hilarious duet playing/ singing duo, 'The Twinkles'.  (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

Tennessee Williams Meets Burlesque¬óOutdoors!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is flying to new heights with Dangerous Birds (If Agitated), opening November 4th uptown at Phillips Bar. The vast outdoor patio of the neighborhood institution will be the staging area for three outrageous short comedies by Tennessee Williams tied together as an ornithology lesson by Burlesque staple Bunny Love. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy show-themed cocktails while they watch the capers unfurl in this patio-turned-"atrium" where anything can happen-and will! (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash Hit HADESTOWN Releases Songs for Download
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Producers Mara Isaacs and Dale Franzen, and Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, announced that an EP of four exclusive tracks recorded live during the acclaimed Off-Broadway run of the new musicalHadestown, led by the song "Why We Build the Wall," have been released for digital download and streaming by Warner Music Group today, Friday, October 14th. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Palik? Theatre Presents METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Metamorphoses, an award-winning lyrical adaptation of Ovid's masterpiece by Mary Zimmerman recounts ancient Greek mythological tales for a contemporary audience.  Metamorphoses is onstage at Palik? Theatre October 21 through October 29, performed by Windward Community College students of Theatre 260. (more...)

Spectrum Presents Festival Featuring The Music of Michael Hersch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Spectrum proudly presents a festival of music by composer Michael Hersch on September 7th, 8th and 11th. Featured performers include Michael Hersch, Miranda Cuckson, Mariel Roberts, Ah Young Hong, Jacob Rhodebeck, Gary Louie, Sophie Shao, and Michael Atkinson. Works include two New York premieres, a world premiere, and only the third-ever complete performance of his landmark "The Vanishing Pavilions" of 2005. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Renee Fleming to Headline TSO's 2016-17 Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Led by Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) opens its 95th season on Wednesday, September 21 at Roy Thomson Hall with a sumptuous performance by the radiant soprano Renee Fleming. (more...)

LA New Court Theatre Set to Present ATLAS PIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Los Angeles New Court Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man's Son, a new play by Alex Burkart at Working Stage Theater from September 30 through October 23. Directed by Beth Lopes and featuring original songs by Kyle Acheson, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Braunstein, Michael Chandler, Devereau Chumrau, Herman Johansen, Josey Montana McCoy, and Nancy Stone. Opening is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement of 12 performances will run through October 23 only. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Led by guest conductor Semyon Bychkov for the very first time, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonicreturns for its 13th open-air concert, with a program of French orchestral classics, in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

'Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert' Coming to Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 9/30
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

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