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BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: HAROLD AND MAUDE Prove to be an Unlikely Pair of Mismatched Bodies with Identical Souls
by Shari Barrett - May 9, 2017

The romantic dramedy HAROLD AND MAUDE incorporates elements of dark humor, centering around the exploits of a young man named Harold who is intrigued with his own death, often staging his own suicide to avoid dealing with his overbearing mother who wants nothing more than for Harold to find the 'right' woman to marry who can snap him out of his self-imposed depression and detachment from society. But of course, Harold finds his own way into the arms of romance with 79-year old Maude, a free-spirited woman who teaches 19-year old Harold about living life to its fullest, and eventually that life is the most precious gift of all, even though she has already made plans to end her own life on her own terms. (more...)

The New Museum's IdeasCity Arles Announces Speakers for Spring Event
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The New Museum has announced the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Arles, held in partnership with LUMA Arles and the LUMA Foundation, extending a collaboration that began at IdeasCity Detroit and continued at IdeasCity Athens. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2017
by - May 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Offer Summer Workshop at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will offer Summer Workshop 2017, an immersive, three-week workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers, at Purchase College, June 4 - 23, 2017. (more...)

WOYZECK Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new takes on Brecht and Buchner to Jez Butterworth's latest and a classic musical, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Verdi's OTELLO with Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that it will present Verdi's grand opera Otello with orchestra for four performances - June 16, 17 and 23 at 7:30 pm and June 25 at 5:30 pm at the North Madison Congregational Church located at 1271 Durham Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

Dreaming Ahead! ANGELS IN AMERICA Opera to Make New York Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

In its 2016 - 2017 season, New York City Opera presented the New York staged premiere of Rachmaninoff's Aleko, the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes's Fallujah, 10 sold-out performances of Bernstein's Candide, the modern-day revival of Respighi's La Campana Sommersa, and the American premiere of Antonio Literes's Baroque rarity Los Elementos. This June, New York City Opera concludes the season with the eagerly anticipated New York premiere of Peter Eotvos's Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. (more...)

BWW Review: SALOME, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 10, 2017

Salome, that dancing seductress who demanded the head of John the Baptist, has been reclaimed by Yael Farber in this new feminist interpretation (the RSC stages Oscar Wilde's more familiar take next month). Or at least that's the intention, but Farber's production sacrifices the personal for the mythic - ironically once again losing the girl history erased in a storm of overblown symbolism. (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Offer DEVICES Choreographic Intensive at Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again offer DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC: a one-on-one mentorship program with Doug Varone for experienced choreographers May 28 - June 2, 2017 at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC 10065. A unique program celebrating its fourth year, the entire scope of the mentorship is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months. (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Host LIBATIONS WITH LOU Spring Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Join Theatre 4the People for a night of 'Libations With Lou' to raise funds for the world premiere of playwright Haley Rice's 'LOU,' a new play exploring the life and work of Lou Salome, one of the greatest and most controversial minds of 20th Century Europe. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Announces 'Mad Genius / Dangerous Love' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Provincetown Theater's Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2017 season entitled 'MAD GENIUS/ DANGEROUS LOVE.'  (more...)

High School Productions of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, LES MISERABLES, BIG FISH Among Nominees for 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live-streaming broadcast on GPB.org. (more...)

2017 Nominees Announced for Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live streaming broadcast on GPB.org. 35 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Begins 2017 Season with Noel Coward's Madcap Comedy BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that the first production of its 2017 season is Noel Coward's madcap comedy Blithe Spirit.  Performances will be held April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance on April 30 at 5:30 pm, at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Opera Night at Bay Street Theater 4/22 with COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Divaria Productions will be presenting a live opera performance of Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 22 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50 and are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Book Now For SALOME At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre of a revolution. (more...)

BWW Interview: JACQUELINE DARK TO DEBUT WITH STATE OPERA OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 6, 2017

Jacqueline Dark is appearing with the State Opera of South Australia in Cavalleria Rusticana. (more...)

Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Renée Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production—the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969—with Sebastian Weigle conducting all performances. The starry cast includes El?na Garan?a in her company role debut as the Marschallin's young lover, Octavian, opposite Erin Morley as Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between Marschallin and Octavian; Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, the Marschallin's oafish cousin; Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Sophie's father Faninal; and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Kathleen Kim sings Sophie in the April 28 and May 1 performances.   (more...)

Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the company's full line-up of thrilling productions scheduled to take the stage during the 2018 season, running April 27 – May 13. In 2018, the company will offer opera lovers an entirely new Festival experience with the first production of Richard Wagner's magnificent fantasy opera Das Rheingold; Gaetano Donizetti's hysterical bel canto gem, Don Pasquale; and composer Astor Piazzolla's genre-defying tango opera, María de Buenos Aires. The Festival will also usher in the sixth year of Fort Worth Opera's critically-lauded new works showcase, Frontiers, featuring eight unpublished operas from some of the most talented composers and librettists in the 21st-century. (more...)

NCTC Presents World Premiere of JC Lee's WARPLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

In June, New Conservatory Theatre Center closes its 35th Anniversary celebration and 2016-17 Season with the world premiere of warplay by JC Lee (Luce at Lincoln Center Theater, ABC's How to Get Away with Murder), directed by NCTC Artistic Associate Ben Randle. Inspired by Homer's The Iliad and the epic tale of Achilles and Patroclus, warplay is a shockingly funny, poetic and radical reimagining of one of the oldest love stories in all of Western literature. Two young men. A battle rages in the distance. Game on. (more...)

Sierra Rep presents NOISES OFF: The Funniest Play Ever Written
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its first Fallon House show of the year with Noises Off, praised as the "funniest comedy ever written" by the New York Post and often acclaimed as the comedy by which all other comedies are compared. The play opens April 14 in Columbia State Historic Park with a month-long run. (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez will be featured in its upcoming production of PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which begins performances Thursday, June 15 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, July 10. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra presents Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Adelphi Orchestra presents Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA in concert, under the direction of Maestro Jason C. Tramm May 7th (more...)

Artists Rep presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

For the final production of its 2016/17 season, Artists Repertory Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Resident Artist Michael Mendelson.  Previews run May 16 through May 19, the play opens May 20 and runs through June 11 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6
by Molly Tracy - Apr 25, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonín Dvo?ák's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in “Chopin and His World” is no exception. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Theatre 4the People's LOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice's LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 10, 2017! (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Nasty Women Unite Fest to Kick Off This Sunday in Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multi-day arts festival focused on intersectional feminism, begins its run with an opening night party at William Hallet in Astoria. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for SALOME at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients. (more...)

Wilde's Banned Biblical Play SALOME Opens 2017 Season for Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Oscar Wilde's wildly controversial "Salome" will be presented May 4 to May 20 at The Provincetown Theater. Written in 1891, the play was quickly condemned as a blasphemous take on The Old Testament tale of Salome, and banned in England for the next forty years. The play is full of religious mysticism, prophecy and superstition. Its characters mull over ideas about religious belief, morality, the ruling class, and especially human lust and sexual desire. Wilde's lyrical text mates image-rich cadences and repetitions with the narcissistic, violent and sexually-charged appetites of the play's central characters. (more...)

BWW Previews: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Brick Road Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 15, 2017

Brick Road Theatre will present A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Best Musical Award recipient, on May 5th-13th, 2017. The Tony Award-winning trio behind RAGTIME writes the show: Terrance McNally (Book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Lon Barrera directs. (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Premiere Haley Rice's LOU at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice's LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater). (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at SALOME at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

A brand new trailer has been released for Salome at National Theatre. Check it out below! (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

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