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Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly opens tonight, May 9, at The Connelly Theater in New York City and runs for twelve performances through May 25, 2014. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Rameau's PYGMALION at Madame Tussauds New York, 6/17; Comes to Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual-and unusually apt-venues this summer, just before the 250th anniversary of the composer's death: Madame Tussauds New York, on June 17, and Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, on June 20 & 21. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Mary Lou Barber, Edward Pleasant and Ben Rauch to Perform at 2014 Interfaith Awards Gala, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH will be performing dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala on Thursday, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. (more...)

Terrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE Plays COCA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

COCA presents Terrapin Puppet Theatre's Love, this weekend, May 3-4, 2014, in COCA's Founders' Theatre. With a big storm brewing, Oslo's mum says he can only take a few things, or 'love luggage,' to safety. So, Oslo sets out to help his neighbors find their 'love luggage,' too! This heartfelt and entertaining story is brought to life by Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre, with traditional and digital puppets, live action and moving music. Recommended for ages 5 and up. (more...)

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls Set for The Butterfly Club, June 28-29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

First world problems are taking centre stage at Melbourne's The Butterfly Club on 28-29 June in #FirstWorldWhiteGirls, an hilarious new cabaret by Brisbane performers Judy Hainsworth and Kaitlin Oliver Parker. (more...)

International Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar was named Artistic Director of Opera Naples today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Star Stuff and Star Turns at Heinz Hall in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Greg Kerestan - May 22, 2014

Brilliant direction and unforgettable performances compensate for uneven script in Disney's more grown-up play with music. (more...)

Jacob Chapman Joins USHERS as 'Robin Pocketts'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Jacob Chapman is today announced as the new villainous failed-opera- singer-come-theatre-manager, Robin Pocketts, for the month-long West End run of USHERS: The Front of House Musical. (more...)

On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which opera is further freed from the opera house. OnThursday, June 19 at Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom in Manhattan, the companies will give a special performance of On Site's new production of Rameau's one-act Pygmalion for users of Google Glass. As the performers move about the space during the performance, audience members will be able to read an English translation of Ballot de Sovot's libretto conveniently in their Glass field of vision. (more...)

On Site Opera to Give Audience Google Glass PYGMALION Experience in Manhattan, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which opera is further freed from the opera house. On Thursday, June 19 at Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom in Manhattan, the companies will give a special performance of On Site's new production of Rameau's one-act Pygmalion for users of Google Glass. As the performers move about the space during the performance, audience members will be able to read an English translation of Ballot de Sovot's libretto conveniently in their Glass field of vision. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale Presents NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns tonight, May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents NO NO BOY, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE will present a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara and based on the novel by John Okada, set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast. Called 'eloquent...elegant and searing' by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from today, May 14-18, 2014 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street), with official opening on May 15 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Presents the NY Premiere of BATTLE HYMNS, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. Regular General Admission tickets are $60 and Premium General Admission tickets are $125. Tickets are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org. (more...)

Jacob Chapman Joins USHERS as 'Robin Pocketts'; Show Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Jacob Chapman is the new villainous failed-opera- singer-come-theatre-manager, Robin Pocketts, for the month-long West End run of USHERS: The Front of House Musical. (more...)

Johanna Allen's THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY to Play Sydney, Adelaide, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Harold Arlen wrote over 400 songs from 1926 - 1974. His music was made famous by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and the iconic Judy Garland. Vocal powerhouse Johanna Allen showcases a catalogue of his most well known music: The Man that got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for my baby, The Old Black Magic, Down With Love, Paper Moon, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and entwines stories from the women who loved him and the words of his other great musical work 'The Wizard of Oz'. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Carol and Bill McAndrew of PRINCESS IDA
by Cassandra Sandros - May 14, 2014

The story is about a prince and princess from two different kingdoms who were wed at infancy. While the prince anxiously anticipates meeting his now 21 year old bride, she has started a women's university, preaching the virtues of woman over man, and that 'man is nature's sole mistake'. When Princess Ida does not show up as agreed upon, Prince Hilarion and a couple of friends infiltrate the university as new students, and hilarity ensues. The two kings threaten war to solve the problem, the prince offers love. Ida must decide whether she can continue her noble experiment. (more...)

Cortland Rep's Summer Camp Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Cortland Repertory Theatre's 'CRT Kids' program is now accepting applications to their two summer day-camps for children and young adults interested in the theatrical arts. No experience is necessary - just an interest in theatre is required! (more...)

Cortland Rep's Summer Camp Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cortland Repertory Theatre's "CRT Kids" program is now accepting applications to their two summer day-camps for children and young adults interested in the theatrical arts. No experience is necessary - just an interest in theatre is required! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for St. Petersburg (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...)

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...)

Seattle Public Theater Relocates Executive Offices
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) at the Bathhouse on Green Lake is pleased to announce that as of June 1st, 2014, it has relocated Executive Offices to the historic University Christian Church (UCC) at 4759 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. (more...)

Juilliard String Quartet to Perform Bach, Berg, and Beethoven at Music Mountain, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th anniversary season with a mid-season benefit concert featuring the acclaimed Juilliard String Quartet on Sunday, June 22nd (3PM) performing a program including works never previously performed at Music Mountain. Also, the weekend welcomes back America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, on Saturday, June 21st (6:30PM) with a special pre-concert dinner at The Falls Village Inn (5PM). This weekend's concerts are an example of the world class caliber of talent that will appear at Music Mountain this summer. Chamber, jazz, and country concerts are scheduled thru September 14. (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (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...)

The Life of Studio 54
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 8, 2014

Studio 54 was known for two things before Roundabout purchased this historic theatre: being a famous club and being a cursed theatre, with shows sometimes opening and closing in the same night. However, Roundabout turned Studio 54's luck around with successful productions likeSunday in the Park with George, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and, of course, Cabaret. (more...)

The Gilbert & Sullivan Company Presents THE MIKADO at the Black Box Theatre, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso, celebrating their 44th anniversary this year, brings the well-known delightful comic operetta, 'The Mikado' to the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. (more...)

Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program to Present THE MIKADO, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Seattle Opera in collaboration with Seattle Public Theater's (SPT) Youth Program spin Gilbert & Sullivan's classic topsy-turvy operetta, The Mikado in a whole new direction. (more...)

The Hypocrites Inaugurate New Theatre with World Premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, 8/2-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*, playing August 2 - October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Lake Country Playhouse to Stage BONNIE & CLYDE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Lake Country Playhouse is proud to present Bonnie & Clyde, with book by Ivan Menchell, music Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black, direction by Nate C. Groonwald, choreography by Taylore Ransom, music direction by Catherine Pfeiler and starring Shannon Straka and Bryan Noll, July 10 - 27, 2014 at The Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive. Opening/Press Night is Friday July 11, at 7:30pm The regular schedule is Thursday and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-20. Single tickets for Bonnie & Clyde are on sale now and may be purchased at lakecountryplayhouse.net, The Behrend Agency, or by Piggly-Wiggly Hartland. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

RCO Presents 'Happy Birthday Bill' Concert at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Across the globe the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth will be commemorated in many ways. In Paris a week-long conference will occur. In London anew indoor Jacobean theatre within the complex of Shakespeare's Globe opens. And here in New York the Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) marks its 15th season by celebrating the anniversary with a Happy Birthday Bill performance today, April 26 at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of freeFall Theatre's THE MIKADO, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

freeFall's newest production opening tonight, April 26 and closing May 18 promises to be a real drag! Artistic Director Eric Davis directs this exciting new staging of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. The Mikado stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Broadway's FORTY-SECOND STREET and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) as The Mikado of Japan, Larry Alexander (Broadway's LES MISERABLES and CHESS) as Pooh-Bah and Tampa Bay's favorite actor/drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha, the elderly lady. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A vital presence in Denver's cultural ecology, Opera Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region's preeminent grand opera company. The Opera's programming includes mainstage productions, artist development initiatives, and education and community engagement programming. (more...)

Nicholas Parsons to Host Ross Leadbeater's THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL IN CONCERT at the London Hippodrome, June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed sell-out concert, Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical, award-winning Musical Director Ross Leadbeater (formally of Only Men Aloud) returns to the London Hippodrome on Saturday 1st June at 7pm with a new cabaret-concert celebrating the best of The Great British Musicals. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Present NO NO BOY, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE will present a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara and based on the novel by John Okada, set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast. Called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from May 14-18, 2014 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street), with official opening on May 15 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 2, 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. 'Peter' plays Monroe Street, new musicals try out in Wicker Park and Bucktown, 'Evita' lights up Cicero, 'Hot Mikado' jazzes up Rogers Park, The Hypocrites announce a trilogy, three Tony winners start rehearsal here and Las Vegas calls on the Windy City's finest! (more...)

Terrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE to Play COCA, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

COCA presents Terrapin Puppet Theatre's Love, May 3-4, 2014, in COCA's Founders' Theatre. With a big storm brewing, Oslo's mum says he can only take a few things, or 'love luggage,' to safety. So, Oslo sets out to help his neighbors find their 'love luggage,' too! This heartfelt and entertaining story is brought to life by Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre, with traditional and digital puppets, live action and moving music. Recommended for ages 5 and up. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of freeFall Theatre's THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

freeFall's newest production opening on April 26 and closing May 18 promises to be a real drag! Artistic Director Eric Davis directs this exciting new staging of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. The Mikado stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Broadway's FORTY-SECOND STREET and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) as The Mikado of Japan, Larry Alexander (Broadway's LES MISERABLES and CHESS) as Pooh-Bah and Tampa Bay's favorite actor/drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha, the elderly lady. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly opens on May 9at The Connelly Theater in New York City and runs for twelve performances through May 25, 2014. (more...)

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