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Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 SeasonAudra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVEBreaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. (more...)

Three Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet TheatreThree Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. 'These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,' Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. 'With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.' (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

Will Swenson's Return to Broadway's LES MISERABLES DelayedWill Swenson's Return to Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Will Swenson will now return to Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES a few days later than originally anticipated, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014-15 season sees one of Deborah Voigt's most personal projects come to fruition, with the HarperCollins publication of her candid, funny, and soul-baring memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. She also returns to the opera house, reprising her star turn in Francesca Zambello's Salome for her Dallas Opera debut; making her title role debut in a new staging of The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theater; and undertaking the roles of Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera – her first time singing both roles in the same production. To launch her new appointment as WQXR's inaugural Susan W. Rose Artist-in-Residence, Voigt co-hosts the opening-night broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live, joining WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to present the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter live in concert from the New York venue. She herself headlines the season-opening concert of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and season-closing events at both the Pacific Symphony and the USM Symphony, which she joins for “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.” Meanwhile, as returning Artist-in-Residence at the Washington National Opera, the beloved soprano continues mentoring young singers in the company's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program throughout the season. (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' on September 26. (more...)

The MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 SeasonThe MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 10 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Macbeth on Saturday, October 11, at. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $208 Adults; $176 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $120 students. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

The Met's Gallery Met Shorts Series to Launch 10/11 with MACBETHThe Met's Gallery Met Shorts Series to Launch 10/11 with MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

?The Met will expand its visual arts initiatives with a new series of short films, Gallery Met Shorts, in which celebrated visual artists use animation, video, and film to create original artworks set to music from operas in the Met's current season. (more...)

Winners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award AnnouncedWinners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award: Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color AwardThe Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award:Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 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. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

The Long Center to Present SALUTE TO VIENNA: A NEW YEARS CONCERT, 1/4The Long Center to Present SALUTE TO VIENNA: A NEW YEARS CONCERT, 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Party like it's 1899 in Vienna, the city of dreams! Join us at The Long Center on Sunday, January 4 at 3 p.m. to ring in the New Year with Salute to Vienna, an evening with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Bring the entire family and start 2015 with a holiday tradition! (more...)

Light Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: GUYS AND DOLLS, SOUTH PACIFIC & MoreLight Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: GUYS AND DOLLS, SOUTH PACIFIC & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Light Opera Works' 2015 season will open with THE FANTASTICKS with expanded full orchestra (June 6-14), followed by SOUTH PACIFIC (August 15-30), HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST SONG HITS (October 2-11), and GUYS AND DOLLS (December 26-January 3). (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 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 on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS, 11/22-23The Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS, 11/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

THE VERDI CHORUS presents DISTANT LANDS, Nov. 22-23. A concert of magnificent arias and ensembles from Idomeneo, The Pearl Fishers, Lakme, Prince Igor, Rusalka and The Merry Widow. Starring Soprano Shana Blake Hill, Tenor Mathew Edwardsen, Baritone Gregorio Gonzalez. Accompanied by Laraine Ann Madden and conducted by Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

JCC Manhattan launches the sixth season of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, October 20th at 12:30pm. (more...)

Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her student days. Now the Grammy Award-wining mezzo returns to the concert hall, launching the 2014-15 season under Edo de Waart in her Malaysian Philharmonic debut, and joining a trio of top orchestras -- the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and John Eliot Gardiner's Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique -- for her signature Berlioz. Long recognized as one of the world's foremost exponents of French music, Graham returns with Berlioz to the San Francisco Opera, revisiting her star turn as Didon in an original staging of Les Troyens, while for her return to the Metropolitan Opera she sings the title role in Susan Stroman's new take on The Merry Widow. Ever “an artist to treasure” (New York Times), Graham looks forward to headlining gala concerts at Los Angeles Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she joins Jane Lynch, Renée Fleming, Ramsey Lewis, and other celebrities to honor the company's 60th anniversary, and rounds out the season in company with her regular recital partner, pianist Malcolm Martineau, for a west coast tour and a season-closing appearance in Classical Action's Michael Palm Series. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet TheatrePaloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Matthew Morrison to Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall in DecemberKelli O'Hara & Matthew Morrison to Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On December 19 and 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM, The New York Pops will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage featuring Tony, Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee, Matthew Morrison, and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara. The orchestra will also be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the concert, which will include festive classics like "Carol of the Bells," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Winter Wonderland," plus some of the Broadway's most beloved musical numbers. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance on Friday, 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...)

Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

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

Natalia Millán encabezará el reparto de 'La Viuda Alegre' en el Teatro ArriagaNatalia Millán encabezará el reparto de 'La Viuda Alegre' en el Teatro Arriaga
by Roberto Rodríguez - Nov 19, 2014

La actriz Natalia Millán interpretará el papel protagonista de Hanna Glawari en la opereta 'La Viuda Alegre', que se representará del 13 al 24 de mayo de 2015 en el Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao. La producción estará dirigida por Emilio Sagi, y contará también en su reparto con Antonio Torres (Conde Danilo), José Manuel Díaz (Barón Mirko Zeta), Silvia Luchetti (Valencienne), Guido Balzaretti (Camille) y Enrique Viana (Njegus). (more...)

Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center, 12/20Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 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...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, TALES OF HOFFMAN & JOHN Live in HD in JanuaryRidgefield Playhouse to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, TALES OF HOFFMAN & JOHN Live in HD in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

How exhilarating are the operas and plays broadcast Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres' most revered stars. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, January 11, at 4 p.m., JOHN authentically depicts the real-life stories of more than 50 men asked about love and sex. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+. From the Met in New York City comes Lehar's The Merry Widow stars Renee Fleming on Saturday, January 17, at 6 p.m. The Met will also bring Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) with magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigoloto to the theater on Saturday, January 31, at 12 p.m. (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 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. December is here, and 'Peter Pan' is finally live! Plus Light Opera Works and The Hyprocrites tackle operettas, 'Newsies' and 'Mary Poppins' have significant holiday runs, 'Stomp' and 'Schooner' return, Billy Corgan and Patti Lupone strut their stuff, and the community schedules a tribute to Sheldon Patinkin. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25 (more...)

LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

La Traviata will return to the Met stage December 11 with two rotating casts of stars, all of whom are singing their first company performances of the principal roles. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, who made a notable debut as Donna Anna in the 2011 new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, brings her acclaimed Violetta to the Met for the first time in the opening performances, with American tenor Stephen Costello as her impetuous lover Alfredo. Later performances will feature Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva—currently starring in her first-ever staged performances of Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème—as Violetta, opposite Italian tenor Francesco Demuro as Alfredo. The role of Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father, will be shared by American baritone Quinn Kelsey and French baritone Ludovic Tézier. Marco Armiliato will lead all performances of Verdi's romantic tragedy this season. Willy Decker's acclaimed production had its Met premiere in 2010. (more...)

New Video Preview & Interview With Kelli O'Hara & Susan Stroman For THE MERRY WIDOW At The MetNew Video Preview & Interview With Kelli O'Hara & Susan Stroman For THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 2, 2014

Kelli O'Hara goes from Broadway to the Met! (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...)

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...)

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...)

Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera. (more...)

BWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBCBWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBC
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge was on hand at PETER PAN's press day where he talked to the stars and creative team about how they are putting together this live TV event. Here, Richie talks to Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

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