Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28 at 7:30pm; and December 3, 9, 11, and 13 at 2pm. Performances are in English with projected titles. (more...)

Opera Superstar Renée Fleming Headlines CSO Gala Event TonightOpera Superstar Renée Fleming Headlines CSO Gala Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Chattanooga, TN - The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is proud to present opera singer Renée Fleming in a Gala Event tonight, October 7, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of MoneyChicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of Money
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

CHICAGO - OPERATHON 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT and WFMT.com, celebrated its 36th anniversary by raising more than $500,000 during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 3. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara to Stage Film Noir DON GIOVANNIOpera Santa Barbara to Stage Film Noir DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2015-16 season with a uniquely compelling, film noir-inspired production of Mozart's timeless masterpiece Don Giovanni on November 6 and 8. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 6, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 8, in Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 28th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 28th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 28, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Irving Berlin' arrives in town, and screenings of 'Little Shop' and 'Oklahoma!' light 'em up. Jess Godwin sang with Kristin Chenoweth, and a Thanksgiving musical prepares, as do 'Seussical,' 'The Merry Widow' and 'My Way.' And Broadway In Chicago and the Drury Lane Theatre announce lineups for 2016! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2015
by - Oct 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin Named 2016 Kids' Night on Broadway National AmbassadorsKelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin Named 2016 Kids' Night on Broadway National Ambassadors
by Nora Dominick - Oct 22, 2015

The Broadway League announced today that Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin¬†will serve as the 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON¬†BROADWAY¬ģ National Ambassadors. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2015
by - Oct 21, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORSMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

After an opening run praised by both critics and audiences in the Cleveland area, McCarter Theatre Center will continue the 2015/2016 Theatre Season with the world-premiere co-production of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors. (more...)

Tony Winners Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Concert Series at Kimmel CenterTony Winners Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Concert Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Mark Cortale, has added two new leading ladies to the line-up of Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series, for the 2015-16 season. Performances by Tony-Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster have been added due to popular demand, completing the roster of Broadway powerhouses to perform with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky. The series kicks off with Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald on Wednesday, October 7. Additional performances in the series will take place on Friday, January 29 (Kelli O'Hara), Thursday, March 3 (Sutton Foster), and as previously announced, Thursday, May 5 (Megan Hilty). All performances will be held at the Merriam Theater at 8:00 p.m. In this unique series, Rudetsky will serve as pianist and host, engaging in intimate and witty conversations with the Broadway stars, all while presenting an evening of stellar performances of musical theater favorites. (more...)

Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met OperaMichael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado will lead the initial performances of the opera, which also feature Štefan Kocán as Sparafucile and Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Leoson, in her Met debut, as Maddalena. Later performances this season will star Željko Lu?i? in the title role and Piotr Beczala as the Duke, roles both sang in the new production premiere of Mayer's staging, opposite 2009 National Council Auditions winner Nadine Sierra in her Met debut as Gilda. Roberto Abbado conducts a cast that also features Russian bass Dimitry Ivashchenko in his Met debut as Sparafucile and Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Maddalena. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a new exhibition TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, curated by Scott Marr and Michael Schoenig, at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2016, over the course of Lyric's 61st season. (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Middle Tennessee State University's COLLIN PETERSONCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Middle Tennessee State University's COLLIN PETERSON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2015

Take Collin Peterson, for example: a junior vocal performance and music education major at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, has been acting in theatrical productions for a number of years, most recently starring as Tarzan in Arts Center of Cannon County's Tarzan, the Musical, directed by 2015 First Night Honoree Darryl Deason. A 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor, Collin starred opposite 2013 MPA Jenna Pryor, who played Jane. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Susan Stroman to Debut in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW, 11/14Tony Award Winner Susan Stroman to Debut in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar in a new-to-Chicago production directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Presented in English with projected titles, the production opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28 at7:30pm; and December 3, 9, 11, and 13 at 2pm. For tickets and information call (312) 827-5600 or go towww.lyricopera.org/merrywidow. (more...)

Utah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA TonightUtah Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Utah Opera takes audiences on a heart-stopping journey of forbidden love, loyalty, betrayal and tragedy in the 2015-16 season opening production of Puccini's "Tosca". The performances, held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater, are tonight, October 10, October 12, 14, and 16 at 7:30 PM, then October 18 at 2 PM. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/7/2015
by - Nov 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/7/2015. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

The Three Irish Tenors Bring A CHRISTMAS FROM DUBLIN to MPAC December 4The Three Irish Tenors Bring A CHRISTMAS FROM DUBLIN to MPAC December 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Enjoy an old fashioned Irish holiday celebration when A Christmas from Dublin with the Three Irish Tenors comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59. (more...)

IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Carson Elrod, Fashioned After William Ivey LongIMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Carson Elrod, Fashioned After William Ivey Long
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2015

When cast as a flamboyant 1930s fashion industry tastemaker, Carson Elrod knew exactly which role model to emulate. (more...)

Regina Opera Company to Stage THE MERRY WIDOW This MonthRegina Opera Company to Stage THE MERRY WIDOW This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Regina Opera Company, Brooklyn presents The Merry Widow with orchestra on Saturdays, Nov. 21 and 28, and Sundays, Nov. 22 and 29, 2015 at 3 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, Brooklyn (5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn - between 59th and 60th Streets). (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Lyricist Sheldon Harnick Set for Museum at Eldridge Street Next MonthFIDDLER ON THE ROOF Lyricist Sheldon Harnick Set for Museum at Eldridge Street Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Breaking all box office records in its day, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, currently in previews at the Broadway Theater and scheduled to open December 20th, has thrilled audiences on Broadway and around the world for more than half a century. Generations have embraced Tevye's story and such unforgettable songs as 'Tradition,' 'If I were a Rich Man,' and 'Sunrise, Sunset.' Now as this beloved musical returns to the New York stage, the Museum at Eldridge Street welcomes the show's legendary lyricist: Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Sheldon Harnick. (more...)

Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUSMet Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIDOW Comes Up Singing at Lyric OperaBWW Review: THE MERRY WIDOW Comes Up Singing at Lyric Opera
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 25, 2015

With artful direction and choreography from Susan Stroman, Lyric Opera's mounting of Franz Lehar's well-known 1905 operetta The Merry Widow sweeps audiences into a joyful waltz, complete with exquisite talent and a production with opulence to spare. This production debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in the fall of 2014 with commanding opera diva Renee Fleming at the helm as the titular widow Hanna Glawari. Fleming truly shines in this production, with the equally talented Thomas Hampson at her side as Count Danilo Danilovich. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Plaid Tidings,' the Q Brothers and 'Die Hard' bring us holiday shows, and shows come and go at Lyric Opera and the Royal George. 'The Wiz' comes to TV and to a Bailiwick benefit, and 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio' promise family-friendly fare. And buy 'Season Of Carols 3!' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/21/2015
by - Nov 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/21/2015. (more...)

Alan Gilbert, Kajsa William-Olsson and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 11/23Alan Gilbert, Kajsa William-Olsson and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 23rd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Susan Stroman Debuts in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW TonightTony Award Winner Susan Stroman Debuts in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar in a new-to-Chicago production directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Presented in English with projected titles, the production opens tonight, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/14/2015
by - Nov 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/14/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Leh√°r in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens tomorrow, November 14, with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Rene Flemming in Susan Stroman-Helmed THE MERRY WIDOWBWW TV: First Look at Rene Flemming in Susan Stroman-Helmed THE MERRY WIDOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Stages IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama TonightBoston Lyric Opera Stages IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera today announced the location for its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass' In The Penal Colony.  The one-act, two-character chamber opera based on a 1914 Franz Kafka short story will be staged in The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts from tonight, November 11-15, 2015.  (more...)

Pepperdine Opera Program to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/25 & 27Pepperdine Opera Program to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/25 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Pepperdine University Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents Mozart's most enduring comedy, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), sung in the original German with English subtitles and dialogue in English, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, February 25 and 27, at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double BillMet Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21. (more...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the MetNew Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSEJim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Original Force Animation continues to add cast and filmmaking talent to its first animated feature DUCK DUCK GOOSE. Joining the impressive list of vocal talent, actor/writer Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the film's leading roles and will voice the rebellious but lovable goose Peng. Legendary director/writer/actor Carl Reiner will voice Larry, a venerable, wise and loyal friend who happens to be a turtle. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner Join Original Force Animation's 2017 Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner Join Original Force Animation's 2017 Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

¬†DALLAS, TX,¬†December 8, 2015¬†¬Ė¬†The Dallas Opera¬†will present opera legend¬†Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in¬†The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented¬†Sunday, January 31, 2016¬†at 2:00 p.m.¬†at¬†City Performance Hall¬†(a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be¬†Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015
by - Dec 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert Returns to Van WezelSALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert Returns to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

SALUTE TO VIENNA returns to Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall this New Year's, with the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Viennese conductor Niels Muus. (more...)

2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 21, 2015

Gary Naylor looks back on over 100 reviews to pick plenty of Christmas crackers and a few Christmas turkeys after another wonderful year in London Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015
by - Dec 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Vienna and More in New Year's Celebration Concert, 1/2The Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Vienna and More in New Year's Celebration Concert, 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Music Director Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony in the New Year's Celebration concert on Saturday, January 2 at 7 PM in Abravanel Hall. Kick-off 2016 beautifully with traditional Strauss waltzes, polkas, and other Old World dance hall favorites as the orchestra pays homage to the Vienna Philharmonic's enduring New Year's Day concert. (more...)

Mixologists Create Cocktails Inspired by Utah Opera's THE MERRY WIDOWMixologists Create Cocktails Inspired by Utah Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Utah Opera is continuing the Salt Lake Magazine partnership for the annual Libretti & Libations where art influences life - or at least a drink. Talented mixologists from favored Salt Lake City and Park City restaurants curate unique cocktails inspired by the season's opera productions. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 24, six locations will offer refined libations inspired by Utah Opera's The Merry Widow as a way of infusing food and beverage with the experience of opera. Visit www.utahopera.org/libations for more information. (more...)

Carol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC ManhattanCarol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents the fall season finale of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 14th at 12:30pm. In this unique concert series, you will hear celebrated classical musicians just before their performances on the world's most prestigious stages removing traditional barriers between performer and audience. (more...)

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