The Merry Widow

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Based on L'Attaché d'Ambassade by Henri Meilhac

Houston Ballet Announces First Soloists for 2014-15 Season, Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced today that Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014-15 season beginning in August 2014. (more...)


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Light Opera Works to Present DAMN YANKEES, 6/7-15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

DAMN YANKEES, the 1955 Broadway musical based on the Faust legend, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 7 through 15. The production features a full 28-piece orchestra accompanying such songs as 'Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)' and 'You Gotta Have Heart.' (more...)

OUR GLAD, MEMORIES OF GLADYS MONCRIEFF Set for Glen Street Theatre, 3 June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

What Joan Sutherland was to grand opera, Gladys Moncrieff was to the golden age of operetta and musical comedy. (more...)

Susan Stroman Will Be Featured Tonight on NYC-ARTS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature program co-host and New York Emmy winner Paula Zahn's interview with five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman.The segment will air tonight, May 29 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and will be available for streaming on NYC-ARTS.org. (more...)

Susan Stroman to be Featured on NYC-ARTS, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature program co-host and New York Emmy winner Paula Zahn's interview with five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman.The segment will air on Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and will be available for streaming on NYC-ARTS.org. (more...)

EVIL DEAD, NICE WORK, 2CELLOS, Midtown Men and More Set for Long Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The biggest, most accessible and diverse arts venue in the Texas capital is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Season of Long Center Presents programming. With two never-before-seen in Austin Broadway musicals, evenings of classic Southern musical comfort, laugh out loud comedies and plenty of family offerings, the Long Center is Austin's destination for arts and entertainment this season. Beginning May 27, subscription packages will be available to the public. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HEROINES & More Set for Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has announced its 2014-2015 performance season showcasing the emerging talents of Sonoma State University students studying theater arts, dance and music. (more...)

PAT KIRKWOOD IS ANGRY Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the US premiere of PAT KIRKWOOD IS ANGRY, written by Jessica Walker, with Joseph Atkins at the piano, and directed by Lee Blakeley, with musical arrangements by James Holmes. PAT KIRKWOOD IS ANGRY begins performances on Tuesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 29. Press opening is Sunday, June 15 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Lillias White, Tony Yazbeck & More set for 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists, 5/31-6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Even the legendary Broadway gods and goddesses have come face to face with failure. On May 31, June 1, and 2, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to musical theater's most thoroughly panned musical bullion as artistic director and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director David Zippel closes the season with Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows. Vocalists Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll, Lorna Luft, Jessica Lea Patty, Lillias White and Tony Yazbeck sing numbers like "All the Things You Are," "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore," "As Time Goes By" and "He Touched Me" that - despite their origins in such failures as Very Warm for May, How Now Dow Jones, Everybody's Welcome and Drat The Cat!, respectively - have become American Songbook standards. (more...)

Shana Farr Brings IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - tonight, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

Shana Farr to Bring IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, 3/26-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

Jason Graae Brings New One-Man Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced that Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award winner, Jason Graae, will bring his new one-man show, 49 ½ Shades of Graae, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - tonight, March 20 (8 p.m.) (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the members of its 2014-15 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 aspiring young singers who applied for the coveted program. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Andy Day and Damian Williams Set for DICK WHITTINGTON, 5 Dec. 2014 - 4 Jan. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes have announced the cast of this year's much-anticipated family pantomime, Dick Whittington, ahead of its arrival on the Lyceum stage from Friday 5 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Earl Carpenter Set for Limited Run as 'Javert' in Broadway's LES MISERABLES as Will Swenson Takes Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Acclaimed British actor Earl Carpenter will join Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert beginning Tuesday, August 12 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 8/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the Tony Award-winning musical, will be presented by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 9 through 24, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, Costello and Pe?rez will perform songs, arias, and duets from popular works by Verdi, Puccini, Hahn, Tosti, Falla, Heggie, and more. (more...)

Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and title song 'The Sound of Music' when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from August 2 through August 10. Directed by Ken Cazan, who also directed CCO's critically acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking this summer, The Sound of Music will be performed in English with a full live orchestra. Single tickets range from $30 to $106. (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Capitol City Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Tickets for Capitol City Opera Company's fully staged production of The Merry Widow are on sale now and can be purchased online at ccityopera.org or by phone at 678-301-8013. General admission tickets for the three performances of Franz Lehár's comic operetta are $40. Tickets for seniors, students and military with valid identification are $30. Until August 17, a special 2-for-1 discount off the $40 general admission price is available making the tickets just $20 each. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

William Ivey Long Joins Creative Team of THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Don Gregory, the original and current producer of THE BELLE OF AMHERST, just announced that six time Tony Award® winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella) has joined the creative team to design the signature period costumes for the new production of WilliamLuce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson starring Golden Globe Award® nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects). (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Melbourne Opera will present a new production of French opera The Pearl Fishers (Les Pecheurs de Perles) conducted by Richard Divall. Richard has conducted over a dozen productions of the opera over a period of more than 35 years. (more...)

Celebrate the New Year with SALUTE TO VIENNA Concert on 1/1/15
by Louisa Brady - Aug 19, 2014

Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Returning to New York for a 19th season, this magnificent concert features uplifting melodies from famous operettas including Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow, as well as polkas and Strauss waltzes. Don't miss the Blue Danube waltz! (more...)

Salute to Vienna Presents New Year's Concert, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert will take place at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 2:30 PM. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Tickets for Dylan F. Thomas' new production of Verdi's immortal La Traviata are already going fast! One of the most beloved operas of all time, La Traviata was also the inspiration for the hit film 'Pretty Woman' starring Julia Robers ('Violetta') and Richard Gere ('Alfredo'). But while Hollywood insists on a 'happily-ever-after' ending, opera (and real life) often takes a different direction. La Traviata's moving story and music will be brought to life on The Madrid Theatre stage by an outstanding cast, led by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas at the Sunday 3 pm matinees (9/21,28), and byRachelle Woolston and Matthew Miles at the 7:30 pm Saturday evening performance (9/27). Brian Onderdonk leads The Center Stage Opera Orchestra through the lush score, and the English translation of the Italian libretto will be projected above the stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet LES MIZ's New Bad Guy- Earl Carpenter
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofClaude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil'sLes Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. Carpenter will play a limited engagement in LES MIZ through Sunday, October 3 during Will Swenson's previously announced hiatus from the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of Broadway's newest Javert in action! (more...)

British Actor Earl Carpenter Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. (more...)

Gary Griffin Set to Direct Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score from Parade will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015. Recent TONY-winner, and original composer, Jason Robert Brown will be at the helm to direct a star-studded cast and full chorus as Music Director, joined by Olivier Award-nominee Gary Griffin as Director. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

Opera On The Edge Returns to Shadowbox Live, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Crazed clown murders wife in front of a live audience! Opera On The Edge returns to Shadowbox Live's Backstage Bistro with Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, opening October 12 at 503 S. Front Street. Crazed clown murders wife in front of a live audience! Opera On The Edge returns to Shadowbox Live's Backstage Bistro with Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, opening October 12 at 503 S. Front Street. (more...)

Light Opera Works' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the Tony Award-winning musical, will be presented by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 9 through 24, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21. (more...)

Drew Starlin, Julia Krohn & More to Lead TUTS Underground's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

TUTS Underground will stage the Texas Premiere of Hands On A Hardbody, June 12-22 at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. (more...)

LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents its spring production, La Traviata, this Sunday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). Last performed by the nonprofit company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera on April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood. (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present THE MERRY WIDOW and More, Fall 2014; Spring Auditions Set for 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Capitol City Opera Company, one of the only opera companies in the Southeast to champion local singers, will present a fully staged production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today. (more...)

Sascha Radetsky to Give His Farewell Performance with the American Ballet Theatre in COPPELIA, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sascha Radetsky, a Soloist with American Ballet Theatre since 2003, will give his farewell performance with the Company on July 3 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Franz inCoppelia. Radetsky will dance opposite Xiomara Reyes in the role of Swanilda. (more...)

Christine Brewer & Elizabeth Futral Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director Anthony Freud announced today that two internationally acclaimed opera singers, American sopranos Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, have been cast for the new production and company premiere of The Sound of Music, to be presented next spring. (more...)

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of A Coffin in Egypt, a new chamber opera in one act, based on the play, A Coffin in Egypt by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, for three performances only tonight, April 23 and April 25 and 27 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their identities to test their lover's fidelity. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Two performances only, May 9 at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Avenue and May 10 at Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 W. Devon Avenue. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The production is suitable for all audiences of all ages and is free to the public; $20 suggested donation. For more information visit www.candidconcertopera.org. (more...)

Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

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