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SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Patricia Racette and Nmon Ford in Pittsburgh Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss's powerful Salome, at the Benedum Center November 5th -13th.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Juanjo Mena will Serve Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reasons that will prevent her traveling to America as scheduled. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss's powerful Salome, at the Benedum Center November 5th-13th. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 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...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Premiere New Piece at The PAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (PAC) is gearing up for November, which begins with a World-Premiere from one of their own, Purchase alum and professor in the Conservatory of Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers celebrating their 30th Anniversary season with a new co-commissioned piece by The PAC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera Presents SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

First performed in 1905, Salome was originally censored in Vienna, banned in London, and even protested in New York. However, now it's considered a classic. Salome helped reinforce Strauss's reputation as "the greatest genius of the age". (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Open Season with Mozart 'Great' Mass at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York fulfills its role as New York's champion of the grand choral tradition with the opening program of its 2016-17 season:  Mozart's "Great" Mass in C Minor, written to celebrate the composer's marriage, and Bruckner's Te Deum, a gem of a 19th-century choral masterwork that Bruckner called "the pride of my life." (more...)

The Group Rep Launches 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Group Rep is entering its 43rd year of continuous operation and proudly announces its newest Season containing an exciting collection of original and classic theatrical offerings.  These will explore the reasons people do the things they do and offer the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

YoMiss Productions to bring THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? to Charm City Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

YoMiss Productions will present 'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?' as part of the Charmed City Festival. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Doug Varone And Dancers Announce WINTER INTENSIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers announces the Winter Intensive 2017 from Monday-Saturday, January 9-14, 2017 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Hunter College 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. The Winter Intensive features classes taught by company members and a number of unique special events, providing a supportive community to challenge dancers physically and artistically. (more...)

Doug Varone And Dancers Awarded The National Dance Project Touring Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers proudlyreceived a National Dance Project (NDP) Touring Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) which will support the company's United States tours of in the shelter of the fold during the eighteen-month tour period of June 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018. (more...)

Soprano Julia Migenes Returns to Odyssey with Musical Portrait of Claude Debussy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to L.A. with the world premiere of her newest musical portrait of a great composer. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak (The Ruling Class with Peter O' Toole), Migenes' Debussy: His Letters and His Music opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Feb. 10 for a three-week run. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Premiere Of IN THE NAME OF SALOME!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

A new play based on Julia Alvarez's epic fictional novel of real-life iconic poet Salome Ureña de Henriquez. Born in the 1850s, in a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil, Salome's fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Returns to Carnegie Hall, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three concerts on consecutive evenings in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, conducted by Franz Welser-Most. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the overture to Die Zauberharfe on its opening program on Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 and the United States premiere of Rene Staar'sTime Recycling. Alongside his work as a composer, Mr. Staar is a longtime violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

New York Premiere of FISH MEN to Begin at INTAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will continue with the New York premiere of FISH MEN by Candido Tirado. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading Željko Lu?i? in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. (more...)

Onstage at The Barn 50: NANCY ALLEN Shares Some Musical Memories
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

Today our special series Onstage at The Barn: Memories from The First 45 Years continues with actress Nancy Allen, who first set foot on that magical levitating stage in a production of The Robber Bridegroom, directed by Rene Dunshee Copeland, which remains brilliantly etched in the minds of Nashville theatre-goers who were on-hand for the production. (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre to Present TREVOR by Nick Jones Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Trevor by Nick Jones, running February 10th - March 4th, 2017 at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. (more...)

James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

LA Opera and GRoW @ Annenberg Announce Winners of Student Art Contest for SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three Southern California college students were selected as the winners of LA Opera's Salome art contest. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau.  PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Thrillpeddlers' Longtime Venue, Hypnodrome Theatre, to Close in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Thrillpeddlers, the award-winning, quirky, scrappy, hidden and BELOVED, little theatre-that-could, and artistic director Russell Blackwood are saddened to announce that due to a sudden sale of the building that has been their home since 2004, they must vacate the premises by the end of February 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Renowned Actress SALOME JENS Talks About Doing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jan 10, 2017

Actress Salome Jens certainly needs no introduction. She has starred on Broadway, in film and on television over the years creating a mystique that is original and totally alluring. The very sound of her voice holds me captive. She will open at Group rep in NoHo on January 27 in the classic Witness for the Prosecution. I caught up with her during her busy schedule, and here's what she had to say about the play and the new production. (more...)

Opening Date Set for IN THE NAME OF SALOME!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

FIND YOUR TRUTH! (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

Flux to Premiere Adam Szymkowicz's Gender-Bending Tale of Robin Hood, MARIAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere of Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood by Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar, Ubu, Pretty Theft) January 28 - February 11 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, Ste. 1E, New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Theatre Lab's SALOME Will Play The Recently Restored Hoxton Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

"Salome, Salome, dance for me!" (more...)

Al Pacino and Judith Light to Star in Tennessee Williams Drama GOD LOOKED AWAY at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that their first development production, under the theater's new play development program PlayWorks, will be Dotson Rader's GOD LOOKED AWAY starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as 'Tennessee Williams' and co-starring two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Transparent) as Williams' close friend 'Estelle' and Miles Gaston Villanueva (CBS's The Young and the Restless) as 'Baby.' (more...)

Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO to Welcome Jessica Chastain, 12/21
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, hosted by James Lipton welcomes award-winning actress and producer Jessica Chastain to the stage on Wednesday, December 21 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic's Larry Rachleff To Conduct Schubert's UNFINISHED, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Larry Rachleff welcome cellist Alban Gerhardt back to The VETS for a program of Haydn's Second Cello Concerto along with Schubert's immortal "Unfinished" 8th Symphony and two favorites by Richard Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils" fromSalome and Der Rosenkavalier: Suite.  (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt To Join Made For Online Opera VIREO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Composer Lisa Bielawa's Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will feature world-renowned opera star Deborah Voigt singing a role created for her in Vireo's Episode Eleven, "Circus," to be shot on January 20, 2017 at the 16th Street Oakland Train Station in Oakland, California.  (more...)

BWW Review: Racette Strips to Essentials as Opera's Ultimate Mean Girl, SALOME, at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 13, 2016

Despite some fine singing from soprano Patricia Racette (who also went the Full Monty in the title role), the Met's revival of Richard Strauss's Salome was a little tame--something that it should never be. (more...)

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