Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Douglas Cuomo, Daniel Fish Featured In MUSIC-THEATRE GROUP TALK & JAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) continues their 40th Anniversary celebration with this week's 'Music-Theatre Group Talk & Jam,' an exciting evening looking toward new works coming up this season and next, to take place on Saturday, October 1st at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run tonight, September 26, through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Special Performances Announced to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Composer Virgil Thomson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

Encompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the participants of the third cycle of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP), led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The companies for this session represent mixed disciplines ranging from dance to theater to opera. Chosen by a BAM-convened panel, the organizations taking part in this session are Encompass New Opera Theatre, Satellite Collective, Summation Dance, and Treehouse Shakers. As with the previous sessions, the DeVos Institute extended invitations to a group of organizations to apply for the training portion of the BAM PDP-expanding the program's reach beyond Brooklyn-based companies. These additional organizations taking part in the program areBalletNext, Beth Morrison Projects, S? Percussion, and Zvi Dance. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tonight, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Douglas Cuomo, Daniel Fish Featured In MUSIC-THEATRE GROUP TALK & JAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2011

Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) continues their 40th Anniversary celebration with this week's 'Music-Theatre Group Talk & Jam,' an exciting evening looking toward new works coming up this season and next, to take place on Saturday, October 1st at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For DARK SISTERS At John Jay College 11/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere production of DARK SISTERS, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and co-commissioned and co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. (more...)

Charl Brown & Saycon Sengbloh to Join N'Kenge for Holiday Show at Stage 72, 12/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Motown's Tony Nominee Charl Brown, and Saycon Sengbloh will join fellow cast-mate N'Kenge for her Holiday Magic Concert featuring Motown's Jamal Story and 12 year old Ice staking sensation and Actress Ilana Sedaka at Stage 72 @ The triad. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For DARK SISTERS At John Jay College 11/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere production of DARK SISTERS, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and co-commissioned and co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Presents Angel of the Amazon, Begins May 6
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director and Mara Waldman, Music Director) presents the World Premiere of Angel of the Amazon, a new music drama with libretto and music by Evan Mack at The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC. (more...)

Tim Page Joins VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel tonight, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2016
by - May 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel tonight, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Presents ANGEL OF THE AMAZON, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director and Mara Waldman, Music Director) presents the World Premiere of Angel of the Amazon, a new music drama with libretto and music by Evan Mack at The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC. Performances begin May 6 and run through May 22. (more...)

Memorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Earlier this month, Boston Conservatory and New York City voice teacher James Javore passed away following a battle with prostate cancer. In celebration of his life, a group of alumni, past students, and colleagues will host an open memorial service this Saturday, May 7, at The Church of Latter Day Saints at 66th and Columbus at 2:00PM. (more...)

Music-Theatre Group Features Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Music-Theatre Group has announced a special interview with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, to be moderated by Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) on Thursday, June 7th at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th Street between 9th and 10th) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Presents ANGEL OF THE AMAZON, Closes 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director and Mara Waldman, Music Director) presents the World Premiere of Angel of the Amazon, a new music drama with libretto and music by Evan Mack at The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC. Performances end May 22. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Presents ANGEL OF THE AMAZON 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director and Mara Waldman, Music Director) presents the World Premiere of Angel of the Amazon, a new music drama with libretto and music by Evan Mack at The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC. (more...)

Thomas Schumacher Interviews Mary Rodgers for Music-Theatre Group, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

Music-Theatre Group has announced 'Hey, Mary': An Interview with Mary Rodgers (Griffin and the Minor Canon, Once Upon A Mattress, Hey, Love) moderated by her colleague and friend Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) about her music, her muses, and the fascinating world of musical theatre that she was born into and has helped shape. The not to be missed one-night only talk will take place on Monday, May 16th at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Thomas Schumacher Interviews Mary Rogers for Music-Theatre Group, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Music-Theatre Group has announced 'Hey, Mary': An Interview with Mary Rodgers (Griffin and the Minor Canon, Once Upon A Mattress, Hey, Love) moderated by her colleague and friend Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) about her music, her muses, and the fascinating world of musical theatre that she was born into and has helped shape. The not to be missed one-night only talk will take place on Monday, May 16th at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

MTG Presents HEY, MARY: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY RODGERS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) has announced "Hey, Mary": An Interview with Mary Rodgers (Griffin and the Minor Canon, Once Upon A Mattress, Hey, Love) moderated by her colleague and friend Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) about her music, her muses, and the fascinating world of musical theatre that she was born into and has helped shape. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (more...)

Schimmel Center Welcomes Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Today, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (more...)

Music Theatre Group Hosts Music-Theatre Jam In DUMBO 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

In celebration of the company's 40th Anniversary, The Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) has announced plans for their "Music-Theatre Jam," a one-time-only happening featuring a treasure-trove of material from their past productions, to take place on Saturday, April 9th at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Christine Brewer and Dominic Armstrong, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

One of America's most beloved sopranos, Christine Brewer, who won a George London Award in 1991, and 2013 George London Award winner Dominic Armstrong, called a 'clarion-voiced tenor' by The New York Times, will share the stage for the third and final event in the season's George London Foundation Recital Series. Pianist Craig Rutenberg joins the singers for the recital on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, presents the world premiere of a transcription for organ, vocal soloists, and choruses, of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, on Thursday, April 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This event follows the two performances of the symphony in its original orchestration at the Cathedral on February 24th and 25th. (more...)

Music-Theatre Group Features Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner Tonight, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Music-Theatre Group previously announced a special interview with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, to be moderated by Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) tonight, June 7th at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th Street between 9th and 10th) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Little Opera Theatre of NY to Celebrate Bastille Day with LIBERTE, EGALITE, ET FRATERNITE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

This Bastille Day, the little OPERA theatre of ny, in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park, will present an afternoon of free French opera with LIBERTE, EGALITE, et FRATERNITE. On Sunday, July 14th, at 3:00pm the concert will take place on the Long Island City waterfront at Socrates Sculpture Park, and feature scenes from operas that voice the spirit of the French revolution. (Rain date: Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm.) (more...)

Caitlin Lynch and Kevin Burdette Lead DARK SISTERS Opera at John Jay College; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere production of DARK SISTERS, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and co-commissioned and co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. DARK SISTERS will premiere from November 9-19,2011 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $30-125 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For DARK SISTERS At John Jay College 11/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere production of DARK SISTERS, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and co-commissioned and co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. (more...)

Symphony Space to Present VIRGIL THOMSON & FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Virgil Thomson Legacy Continues with New Recording, Featuring Unpublished Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Marking the first complete recording of Virgil Thomson's songs that were originally composed for voice and piano, The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano provides a more complete understanding of one of the most important composers of the 20th century. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Charl Brown & Saycon Sengbloh Join N'Kenge for Holiday Show at Stage 72 Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Motown's Tony Nominee Charl Brown, and Saycon Sengbloh will join fellow cast-mate N'Kenge for her Holiday Magic Concert featuring Motown's Jamal Story and 12 year old Ice staking sensation and Actress Ilana Sedaka at Stage 72 @ The triad. (more...)

The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015 (more...)

Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces 2014/2015 Commemoration Events to Honor 25th Anniversary of Composer's Death
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. (more...)

The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Worldwide Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Winner Virgil Thomson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Music Theatre Group Hosts Music-Theatre Jam In DUMBO 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

In celebration of the company's 40th Anniversary, The Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) has announced plans for their "Music-Theatre Jam," a one-time-only happening featuring a treasure-trove of material from their past productions, to take place on Saturday, April 9th at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of $50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee, David Daniels, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

Symphony Space Pays Tribute to Gertrude Stein in SINGING STEIN, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Symphony Space's Gertrude Stein's Paris, a month-long, multi-disciplinary festival devoted to the vibrant cultural milieu of Gertrude Stein's Paris, continues on Friday, April 27 with two fully staged productions devoted to the inspiration Stein's work had on vocal and operatic repertoire. Encompass New Opera Theatre will present two one-act operas based on texts by Stein, Virgil Thomson's Capital Capitals and Ned Rorem's Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters. Directed by Nancy Rhodes, this salute to Stein's work through American opera is a fresh examination of the influence Stein has had throughout the arts. (more...)

Morris Park Players Community Theatre Presents GREASE April 29- May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Morris Park Players Community Theatre (MPP) presents Grease, April 29 & 30, May 6, 13, & 14 at 7:30 pm, and May 1 & 7 at 2:00 pm, the second production at their new home of Thomas Edison High School Auditorium in Northeast Minneapolis. (more...)

Symphony Space Pays Tribute to Gertrude Stein in SINGING STEIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Symphony Space's Gertrude Stein's Paris, a month-long, multi-disciplinary festival devoted to the vibrant cultural milieu of Gertrude Stein's Paris, continues tonight, April 27 with two fully staged productions devoted to the inspiration Stein's work had on vocal and operatic repertoire. Encompass New Opera Theatre will present two one-act operas based on texts by Stein, Virgil Thomson's Capital Capitals and Ned Rorem's Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters. Directed by Nancy Rhodes, this salute to Stein's work through American opera is a fresh examination of the influence Stein has had throughout the arts. (more...)

Tim Page Joins VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Morris Park Players Community Theatre Presents GREASE April 29- May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Morris Park Players Community Theatre (MPP) presents Grease, April 29 & 30, May 6, 13, & 14 at 7:30 pm, and May 1 & 7 at 2:00 pm, the second production at their new home of Thomas Edison High School Auditorium in Northeast Minneapolis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ensler & More Celebrate Music-Theatre Group's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

In celebration of the company's 40th Anniversary, The Music-Theatre Group (Diane Wondisford, Producing Director) presented 'Music-Theatre Jam,' a one-time-only happening featuring a treasure-trove of material from their past productions on April 9th in DUMBO. (more...)

Charles Ives Opera Prize and Virgil Thomson Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the winners of our country's two largest prizes for composers of vocal music: the Charles Ives Opera Prize of $50,000 and the Virgil Thomson Award of $40,000. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Presents ANGEL OF THE AMAZON, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director and Mara Waldman, Music Director) presents the World Premiere of Angel of the Amazon, a new music drama with libretto and music by Evan Mack at The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NYC. Performances begin May 6 and run through May 22. (more...)

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