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The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with MISSY MAZZOLI featuring ETHEL, Mivos Quartet, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, Jody Redhage, cello & voice, Nathan Schram, viola, and Robert Simonds, violin. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 7, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST—the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick)—preceded by the climactic final act of an 1892 opera rarity: Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV) set in the Tyrolean Alps. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST -- the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick) -- preceded by the climactic final act of an 1892 opera rarity: Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV) set in the Tyrolean Alps. Opening night will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Review Roundup: Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens at the MetReview Roundup: Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens at the Met
by Review Roundups - Jan 5, 2015

Beginning New Year's Eve, Renée Fleming has returned to the stage in her first-ever performances of 'Hanna Glawari', the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of this new production of the comic operetta, which also reunites Nathan Gunn (Danilo) and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top StarsKravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts invites entertainment fans to kick off 2015 with international artists and attractions from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the MetBWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 28, 2015

Once upon a time, the Met used to be able to pull off an operetta, like the Rudolf Bing-era FLEDERMAUS, with its Garson Kanin libretto and lyrics by Broadway's Howard Dietz. But for the second year in a row--after last season's dire FLEDERMAUS from writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sams--the company rolled the dice and came up craps. How bad is the new production of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow (DIE LUSTIGE WITWE)? Let me count the ways. (more...)

TOSCA, AIDA, MERRY WIDOW and MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Set for Utah Opera's 2015-16 SeasonTOSCA, AIDA, MERRY WIDOW and MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Set for Utah Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Utah OperaArtistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2015-16 season. The company's 38th season will feature four productions between October 2015 and May 2016 that encompass some of opera's greatest tales of love and sacrifice. (more...)

BWW Review:  THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT:  THE MGM YEARS Now Playing at the Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: THE MGM YEARS Now Playing at the Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jan 24, 2015

That's Entertainment: The MGM Years the current production of the Quality Hill Playhouse continues through February 15 at the theatre in Kansas City, MO. The show highlights the songs from the movie studio MGM, but in the case of Quality Hill MGM stands for Music Glorious Music and that is exactly what the audience receives. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIETStephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Saturday with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson production of Gounod's Shakespearean masterpiece. Austin's three-performance run also stars Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as Juliette and bass Peter Volpe as Friar Laurence, with Austin's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard Buckley on the podium (Jan 24 & 29; Feb 1). (more...)

Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast ChangesDallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, JANUARY 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY(Act IV). Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo will perform the leading role of Giuseppe Hagenbach on January 30 (opening night), February 1 and 4, 2015. Tenor Arnold Rawls will sing the role for the final performance scheduled on February 7, 2015. The singers are assuming the role after Carl Tanner recently withdrew, due to illness. (more...)

Sonoma State University to Stage World Premiere of HEROINES, 2/5-15Sonoma State University to Stage World Premiere of HEROINES, 2/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Created by Sonoma State University instructors Lynne Morrow and Jane Erwin Hammett, 'Heroines' is a world premiere combining the most soaring, inspiring and hilarious numbers from the history of operetta with a new story about women fighting for independence. (more...)

IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the MetIOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Beginning January 26, the Met will present a double-bill of two rarely performed one-act operas: Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess and Piotr Beczala as Count Vaudémont, a knight who loves her; and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle, with Nadja Michael as a bride who discovers the terrifying truth about her new husband, sung by Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev returns to the Met to conduct both operas, which will be presented in a production by acclaimed Polish director Mariusz Treli?ski in his Met debut. This season's performances will be the company premiere of Iolanta, Tchaikovsky's final opera, and the Met's first-ever staged performances of Bluebeard's Castle in the original Hungarian. The February 14 matinee performance will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo ConcertVIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo Concert
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto is pleased to bring the first video in a series of acceptance speeches from our 2014 BroadwayWorld Award Winners! The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast ChangesDallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV). (more...)

Opera Superstar Renée Fleming to Headline CSO Gala Event, 10/7Opera Superstar Renée Fleming to Headline CSO Gala Event, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is proud to present opera singer Renée Fleming in a Gala Event on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan will conduct the first half as Fleming performs opera and classical works. The second half will be conducted by CSO Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and will feature Fleming on lighter fare such as Broadway tunes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - THE MERRY WIDOW, Cineworld Wandsworth, January 17 2015BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - THE MERRY WIDOW, Cineworld Wandsworth, January 17 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 18, 2015

Gary Naylor takes his seat to watch a live transmission of a classic operetta beamed from The Big Apple to The Big Smoke and losing little en route. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th BirthdayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating one of the most memorable leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her birth 90 years ago this week, the one and only Gwen Verdon. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Hold Signing at Met Opera Shop, 12/18Renee Fleming to Hold Signing at Met Opera Shop, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Star soprano Renée Fleming will sign copies of her new CD, Christmas in New York, among other items in her collection, on Thursday, December 18th at 2pm at the Met Opera Shop. (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This ThursdayStephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera this Thursday (Dec 11) to make his house role debut as Alfredo in La traviata, when he gives the first of five performances in Willy Decker's celebrated production. Costello has already sung Verdi's hero in high-profile productions on both sides of the Atlantic. This summer, his performances of the role at San Francisco Opera included a simulcast in the company's Opera in the Ballpark series, which was attended by an audience of more than 25,000 people. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents JUBLIEE OF DANCE TonightHouston Ballet Presents JUBLIEE OF DANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance tonight, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE TonightThe Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance tonight, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This year's program will feature the great American ballerina Julie Kent, a principal dancer with New York's American Ballet Theatre, who will make a special guest appearance. Ms. Kent will perform the leading female role in Stanton Welch's Clear (2001), a role she created at the work's premiere in 2001 in New York. Houston Ballet will also pay tribute to beloved first soloist Kelly Myernick, who is retiring after 14 years with the company. The Jubilee of Dance will close the evening with an excerpt of Stanton Welch's high-speed Velocity (2003), a ballet that pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. The Jubilee of Dance will be held at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

InDepth InterView: InReview 2014 -  All The Year's Top ConversationsInDepth InterView: InReview 2014 - All The Year's Top Conversations
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 31, 2014

2014 was a banner year for BroadwayWorld's most popular and most expansive interview series, InDepth InterViews, and we celebrate the closing of the calender with a look back at the most memorable entries from this year with some of my personal comments on the conversations themselves. Participants include: Elaine Stritch, Kevin Spacey, James Earl Jones, Lea Michele, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Stephen Schwartz, Lena Hall, Randy Graff, Kelli O'Hara and many more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/14 - Met's MERRY WIDOW and A Happy New Year!WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/14 - Met's MERRY WIDOW and A Happy New Year!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 31, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday's big news: Susan Stroman directs The Merry Widow, starring Kelli O'Hara and Renee Fleming, Broadway's brightest stars chime in on tonight's New Year's celebrations and more! (more...)

Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning TonightRenee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Renee Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsal Footage for THE MERRY WIDOW Starring Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsal Footage for THE MERRY WIDOW Starring Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Philly POPS and More to Bring SALUTE TO VIENNA to Lincoln Center on New Year's DayPhilly POPS and More to Bring SALUTE TO VIENNA to Lincoln Center on New Year's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Salute to Vienna returns for the 19th year to the Lincoln Center this New Year's Day at 2:30 p.m., featuring the Philly POPS Orchestra as the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Hungarian conductor Andras Deak. (more...)

Simon Gallaher to Join WICKED in Perth & BrisbaneSimon Gallaher to Join WICKED in Perth & Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that the role of the Wizard for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of the Broadway musical will be played by much loved musical theatre star Simon Gallaher. (more...)

James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have confirmed that 4-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will open on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Living on Love will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 29, 2014. (more...)

Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center TodayFree Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Then take that road before you and come see high stepping showgirls at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre ItemsSOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre Items
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2014

Today we are revisiting the very best theatre-related items released in 2014 in honor of the holiday shopping season being upon us. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/19/14 - O'Hara & Morrison at Carnegie Hall, Joe Iconis at 54 Below, ANNIE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/19/14 - O'Hara & Morrison at Carnegie Hall, Joe Iconis at 54 Below, ANNIE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 19, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison hit Carnegie Hall, Christmas comes to 54 Below, PRESTO CHANGE-O gets a starry reading and ANNIE hits theaters today! (more...)

BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara!BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Beginning New Year's Eve, Renée Fleming returns to the stage in her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will make her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, which will also reunite Nathan Gunn (Danilo) and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne). The duo previously shared the stage in Carousel with the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO TonightNYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, in her Metropolitan Opera debut, the segment will air tonight, December 18 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and will be available for streaming on NYC-ARTS.org. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renee Fleming Live in HD Next MonthRidgefield Playhouse to Present Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renee Fleming Live in HD Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Watching an opera from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse when it is Live in HD is as exhilarating as it gets! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The CarnegieWEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

hakespeare's unforgettable love story meets modern-day New York City in The Carnegie's presentation of WEST SIDE STORY Jan. 9-18, 2015 directed by Brian Robertson. Combining playwright Arthur Laurents' touching libretto and a masterful score by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, America's most beloved musical is the latest production in The Carnegie's 2014-15 Theatre Series. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

InDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & MoreInDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars all about her incredibly busy year and impossibly packed schedule coming up for the rest of 2014 and the start of 2015 - the winsome and angelic Kelli O'Hara. Offering a generous tease of her upcoming Carnegie Hall holiday concert spectacular alongside fellow InDepth InterView participant Matthew Morrison and the NY Pops in KELLI & MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O'Hara reflects on some of her favorite Christmas memories and shares some of her favorite holiday selections while commenting on the notable rapport shared between herself and Morrison, previously having co-starred in the Lincoln Center Theater productions of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and SOUTH PACIFIC. Furthermore, O'Hara offers us a behind the scenes perspective on starring in NBC's recent entertainment extravaganza PETER PAN LIVE! and her thoughts on the unique production process as well as performing in the live telecast itself and introducing new material into the hallowed score for the show specifically for the broadcast. Additionally, O'Hara opens up about her leading role in the hotly anticipated forthcoming revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's vaunted THE KING & I, to be directed by her frequent collaborator Bartlett Sher, and sheds some light on what preparations are currently underway in taking on the iconic role of Anna as well as posits her own insights into the complex character in the historically-informed story. All of that, first news on appearing in the Tom Hanks tribute as part of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, reflections on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway and on disc, whether she would consider playing Marian in NBC's recently announced live TV production of THE MUSIC MAN and much, much more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Two weeks of voting left for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 'Annie' film and 'The Merry Widow' open, 'Patsy Cline' extends, 'Sherlock Holmes' sings, 'Cupid' has a heart, and MCL Chicago, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Black Ensemble Theater plan new works for 2015, including 'Beaches' and a tribute to Roger Ebert! (more...)

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater WitCast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, in her Metropolitan Opera debut, the segment will air on Thursday, December 18 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and will be available for streaming on NYC-ARTS.org. (more...)

Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East Tenth Street at Second Avenue in Manhattan. (more...)

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert Returns to Lincoln Center on New Year's DaySalute to Vienna New Year's Concert Returns to Lincoln Center on New Year's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Salute to Vienna returns for the 19th year to the Lincoln Center this New Year's Day at 2:30 p.m., featuring the Philly POPS Orchestra as the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Hungarian conductor András Deák. (more...)

Salute to Vienna Returns to Symphony Center, 12/28Salute to Vienna Returns to Symphony Center, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Salute to Vienna returns for the 17th year to Symphony Center Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with the Strauss Symphony of America featuring the Chicago Philharmonic, conducted by Viennese conductor Alexander Steinitz. (more...)

Stephen Costello Makes Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA TonightStephen Costello Makes Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera this Today (Dec 11) to make his house role debut as Alfredo in La traviata, when he gives the first of five performances in Willy Decker's celebrated production. Costello has already sung Verdi's hero in high-profile productions on both sides of the Atlantic. This summer, his performances of the role at San Francisco Opera included a simulcast in the company's Opera in the Ballpark series, which was attended by an audience of more than 25,000 people. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, TodayJCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm. (more...)

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