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BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS ***Article to be Updated Live *** Please Refresh Browser ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Study of New World Symphony WALLCAST Concerts Reveals Younger, Ethnically Diverse Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The WALLCAST Concert Experience, a yearlong independent study about the New World Symphony's WALLCAST concerts, is now available to the public. The study reveals that audiences for the format are far more diverse than audiences for traditional classical music concerts. This diversity is reflected across multiple indicators-primarily the age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds of attendees. (more...)

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. to Launch with THE MAIDS at Access Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is proud to debut with an intimate production of THE MAIDS, directed by Ben Gunderson (LES MISERABLES - Broadway/Nat'l Tour). (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces the lineup for its fall 2016 season, September 8 - December 17. IAC takes great pride in showcasing a broad range of some of Ireland's greatest artistic talent, in collaborating with American artists and arts institutions alike, and continuing to strengthen the transatlantic bonds of Irish-American culture. Featuring the works of several frequent IAC collaborators, including Paul Muldoon,Cassandra Wilson, Declan O'Rourke and Christine Tobin, as well as the premiere of several new works, the season epitomizes the dynamic vision IAC has for Irish culture in America at the outset of Ireland's centenary year of independence. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet's Executive Director Vanessa Logan to Join Texas Ballet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that Vanessa Logan will resign, effective July 29, 2016, as Executive Director. Logan will join Texas Ballet Theater, based in Fort Worth and Dallas, as their new Executive Director. (more...)

Crown City Theatre to Present NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY IN TERROR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Crown City Theatre Company presents 'NOSFERATU: A Symphony in Terror,' based on the film by F.W. Murnau, returning September 3rd. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

The Piano Guys to Play Dr. Phillips Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces the Orlando concert date for internet sensation The Piano Guys. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

NEW INC's End-of-Year Showcase PUBLIC BETA Set for New Museum This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Public Beta: NEW INC End-of-Year Showcase 2016 will take place at the New Museum at 231 Bowery, Ground Floor, July 28-31 & August 4-7, 12-5 PM. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

VIDEO: Homeless Company XIV's Stylish and Erotic Donation Plea
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

One of the most inventive and thrilling theatre companies in New York has also been one of the unluckiest. (more...)

Lyric Stages OUR MAN IN HAVANA - As You've Never Experienced it Before
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Saucy dance rhythms and film-noire scores meet black comedy cabaret in Lyric Opera's revival of Australian composer Malcolm Williamson's work, Our Man in Havana, last performed over 50 years ago and before his spectacular fall from grace. Director Suzanne Chaundy said the performance would provide Fringe Festival audiences with an amazing, immersive musical experience set in a seedy Cuban nightclub, complete with bar and showgirls. (more...)

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to Open in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Located in the modern HafenCity area of Hamburg, on the banks of the Elbe River, the spectacular building designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron houses three concert halls, a large music education area, the Plaza - a 360° public viewing platform with views over the whole city from a height of 37 meters above ground level - and a hotel. The orchestra in residence, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, will perform two special opening concerts led by its chief conductor Thomas Hengelbrock on January 11 and 12, 2017. (more...)

John Luther Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Bela Fleck, Steve Reich and More Set for Symphony Space in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Symphony Space, New York's "cultural town square" on the Upper West Side, is proud to announce its 38th season of innovative programming, running from September 2016 to June 2017. (more...)

THE LAST ROMANCE Theater Fundraiser at The Barth Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

"The Last Romance," written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Christy Montour-Larson, is the ninth annual summer theater fundraiser for Senior Housing Options (SHO), a non-profit organization providing quality affordable housing and services for 500 adults in Colorado.  The production is SHO's major -- and only -- annual fundraiser and builds on the success of past runs such as "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" (2015), "On Golden Pond" (2014), "Steel Magnolias" (2013), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (2012). (more...)

THE RED VIOLIN to Screen With Live Orchestra at the Festival de Lanaudière
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

 Schirmer Theatrical is proud to announce the world premiere of Francois Girard's acclaimed film, The Red Violin, screened with live orchestra, featuring John Corigliano's Oscar-winning score. Internationally acclaimed violinist Lara St. John will appear as soloist with Dina Gilbert, Assistant Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, at the Festival de Lanaudiere in Montreal on July 23rd, 2016. (more...)

Illustrious Conductor James Levine is Back Home at Ravinia for Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

James Levine has returned to Ravinia for the first time since completing his music directorship in 1993 to prepare the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the Ravinia Women's Board's 50th Anniversary Gala. On Saturday, July 23, Levine will celebrate the 45th anniversary of his concurrent Ravinia and CSO debuts, by conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, the first piece he ever conducted at Ravinia-on June 24, 1971. Saturday's soloists will be soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. A large video screen will be erected on the lawn to show the concert in detail. (more...)

2016 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, opens its 2016 summer season in just 10 days, presenting 13 compelling concerts from July 29 through August 26 at 7:30 pm in locations throughout the region.  (more...)

James Levine Returns to the Ravinia Festival After Two Decades, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ravinia's longtime music director James Levine (1973-93) returns for the first time in more than two decades to lead the orchestra in Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony, the first piece he played when he made his Ravinia debut 45 years ago as a last-minute replacement for that season's gala, this Saturday, July 23, 2016. (more...)

Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

When this year's aspiring opera stars take to the stage of Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to compete in the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Centre Stage gala, they'll do so with legendary Canadian tenor and CBC Radio personality Ben Heppner in attendance. (more...)

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival is CRAZY FOR ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 54TH annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 4 - August 7, 2016 on the grounds of Amish Acres, an 80 acre historic Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For the eighth time, Amish Acres Festival has been selected by the American Bus Association (ABA) as a TOP 100 event in North America. (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GUN SHOW at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Project Y Theatre Company presents the NY Premiere of THE GUN SHOW, by E.M. Lewis at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) in The Studio Theatre. Produced as part of the Women in Theatre Festival, THE GUN SHOW has performances through July 24th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Aria Umezawa will stage the program, featuring works by Bizet, Bernstein, Donizetti, Offenbach, Mozart, J. Strauss, Puccini, Berlioz, Britten, Humperdinck, Flotow, Glück, and Rossini. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2016 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

A2SO Appoints Jennifer Balch Hale as Director of Development & Donor Services, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Jennifer Balch Hale, who takes on the position of Director of Development & Donor Services August 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: GroundWorks Dance Theater Astounding at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jul 18, 2016

The indoor-outdoor Alma Theatre was seasonally comfortable with almost all of the seats full on opening night of Groundworks Dance Theater's 14 th annual performance at the Cleveland Heights hilly, tree-covered Cain Park. What the participants didn't know was that the almost always proficient Groundworks Dance Theater was about to let loose with what assuredly was one their finest performances. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Maureen Keiller and Will Lyman in OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Musical SUPER! to Save the Day at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SUPER!, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Michael Krueger will return to New York at the New York Fringe Festival this coming summer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO ENCHANTS IN SYMPHONIC SPELLCRAFT at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 18, 2016

The witching hour was brought forward by a margin over the weekend when four of Australia's most wicked and wonderful took the stage backed by the magical Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a most spellbinding concert full of passion, humour and sonic sorcery. OK that's all the magic puns I swear! (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Production of David McAllister's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Announced for 2017 in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Australian Ballet's most ambitious production ever staged is coming to Brisbane: David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty announced for 2017 (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony's packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes. (more...)

PETER FRAMPTON RAW, AN ACOUSTIC TOUR Sets Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

After an overwhelming response from audiences nationwide, Peter Frampton will resume “Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour” with more dates this October.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: LA TRAVIATA at the Isaac Theatre Royal
by Sam Jury - Jul 16, 2016

Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece La Traviata opened triumphantly at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch last night to a capacity audience. This production marks a welcome return by New Zealand Opera to the theatre that, following an extensive restoration from the Canterbury earthquakes of the 2010s, continues to be one of the artistic jewels of the city. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CONCERT COLLECTIVE - MOZART AND BACH Presented Old Favourites
by Barry Lenny - Jul 16, 2016

This was a very well crafted performance of two relatively familiar works by JS Bach and Mozart. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline 21st Annual Symphony at Salk
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Salk Institute will celebrate 21 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Broadway luminary Kelli O'Hara and the incomparable San Diego Symphony led by guest conductor Maestro Thomas Wilkins on Saturday, August 20. (more...)

2015/16: A record-breaking season for the TSO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 2015/16 season ends on a positive note for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The TSO concludes the 2015/16 season with a surplus of revenues over expenses for a third consecutive year. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 performance season. (more...)

GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Out Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) to accompany Sony Pictures' highly anticipated feature film Ghostbusters, in theaters today, July 15. Featuring a score by multi-award winning composer Theodore Shapiro, the album is available now digitally and on CD today, July 15. (more...)

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