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American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

BWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - Movin' Too Fast at GUYS AND DOLLS
by Guest Blogger: Caroline Meredith - Sep 26, 2016

It's been three weeks since the first rehearsal of Guys and Dolls at the Orange County School of the Arts, and things are moving along quite quickly! This year is OCSA's 30th Anniversary Celebration, which entails extra concerts, master classes, and special events for much of the cast, so we are working frantically to get the show done before our schedules get any crazier. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its 40th season with Calixto Bieito's bold staging of Georges Bizet's Carmen, the largest production the company has mounted in its four decades. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spanish North Africa, Carmen is a powerful account of a defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. With the familiar story and iconic score that opera buffs and casual opera-goers alike know and love, BLO's Carmen opens September 23 for four performances through October 2. The run marks the company's debut at the Boston Opera House whereCarmen will be the first professional opera produced at the venerable theater since 1991. (more...)

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to Star in CINDERELLA at The Bristol Hippodrome - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

With Autumn now upon us and Christmas fast approaching, The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to confirm the full casting for this year's magical family pantomime Cinderella starring  national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Fairy Godparents as previously announced. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)


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The Workshop Theater to Honor Sheldon Harnick at 3rd Annual 'unGala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Workshop Theater Company will honor Sheldon Harnick with the Jewel Box Award at their 3rd annual unGala on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Lindeman 508 W. 42nd Street. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

TONY AWARDS CONCERT IN TOKYO Stars Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and Yoshio Inoue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that Matthew Morrison ("Finding Neverland" "South Pacific," "Hairspray"), Kelli O'Hara ("The King and I") and well-known Japanese actor Yoshio Inoue have signed on as headline performers for WOWOW's highly anticipated "Tony Awards Concert In Tokyo," which will take place on March 18th, 2017. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 9th, 2017 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara will be the special musical guest.  (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Makes Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall tonight, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT Set for Segerstrom This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Tonight, October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2016

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, her name was called for her role in THE KING & I. (more...)

BWW TV: Susan Moniz of FUN HOME National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2016

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 25th-30th is the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Free Concert Thursday at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a Free special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) this Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Vancouver's Simone Mcintosh Wins At Canadian Opera Company's Annual Voice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Vancouver's Simone McIntosh Wins Top Prize at Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

National Chorale to Present 49th HANDEL'S MESSIAH SING-IN This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with the 49th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. The performance features Eric Brenner, Roderick George, Kevin Maynor and Jessica Sandidge. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Conducts Puccini's TOSCA, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct a concert version of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's visionary and dramatic operatic masterpiece on November 16 at the South Orange Performing Art Center. Inspired by the French playwright Victorien Sardou's 1887 widely popular play 'La Tosca' (which stared the great Sarah Bernhardt in the title role) Puccini's exquisite music, propelled the veristic tale of an unlikely heroine into one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: A VERY MERRY WIDOW at Winter Opera
by Steve Callahan - Nov 1, 2016

Winter Opera waltzes St. Louis into fin de siecle Paris with 'The Merry Widow' (more...)

Phil Hall Presents LEGACY at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. This special show is Free and open to the public (first come first serve). (more...)

The New York Pops Will Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops celebrates its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading Željko Lu?i? in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

MY WAY Musical Revue to Bring Sinatra to Theatre at the Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, a musical revue at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster, relives the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as four actors share more than 50 of his beloved hits that span the breadth of his career from the 1950s to the 1990s. It begins previews Feb. 9 and opens Feb. 12 for a run that continues through March 19. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2017¬Ė18 Season Features Long-Awaited Return of Strauss's Elektra and Bellini's Norma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

BWW Previews: From Bocelli To Broadway! An Evening With CHAD HILLIGUS Is An Exciting Addition For The New Year At McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 31, 2016

The only American ever invited to join Australia's The TEN Tenors, Chad Hilligus makes his McCallum Theatre solo debut on Friday, January 20, at 8:00pm. 'An Evening with Chad Hilligus' features a powerful program highlighting his international career with charming stories and standards from Bocelli to Bennett to Broadway. Chad will be joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe, along with international soprano Lauren Jelencovich and other featured guests.  (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Adds Second Show with Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Kelli O'Hara for a second show in January, the venue has just announced. (more...)

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