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Opera Philadelphia Launches Free Breaking the Waves Audio Stream, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The runaway success of Opera Philadelphia's world premiere production of Breaking The Waves marked a catalytic moment last fall, “changing many of the people who brought the piece to the stage – and the company itself” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film scored a nomination for the International Opera Award for Best World Premiere, and Opera News declared it “among the best 21st-century American operas yet produced.” Now home audiences the world over can hear the spellbinding production in its entirety at operaphila.org, starting next Wednesday, March 29 at 1pm, when Opera Philadelphia unveils a free on-demand audio stream of the world premiere production that took the opera world by storm, capping an online celebration of Women's History Month. (more...)

That's Fife Festival Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????That's Fife Festival returns to the Kingdom in April 2017 with an eclectic programme of comedy, theatre, spoken word, magic and family entertainment. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches Free BREAKING THE WAVES Audio Stream
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

When Opera Philadelphia's new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film, Breaking The Waves made its world premiere in September 2016, the New York Times declared the opera "ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct," and Opera News said it "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet produced." It has since earned an International Opera Award nomination for Best World Premiere and made its New York debut with Beth Morrison Projects' Prototype Festival to continued acclaim. (more...)

AOP Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popularComposers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. Workshop sessions with professional opera singers, mentors, and instructors are held at AOP's home base in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applications and complete information will be available beginning March 15 atwww.aopopera.org/composers_voice. The deadline for applications is April 28 with fellowships announced by July 1. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

Sharkmuffin Announces Sophomore LP 'Tsuki' + Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Brooklyn DIY duo Sharkmuffin is kicking in the front door to announce their sophomore album Tsuki: heading out on a massive tour across the US and UK, and debuting brand-new track “Space Glow” today via CLRVYNT. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, and Masquerade) introduces the audience to a collision of contemporary characters who meet at the intersection of power and desire, revealing true longings of the human heart. The complexity of each character and situation is accentuated by the beguiling and melodic score composed by Robert Paterson, and a witty libretto by David Cote. Three Way is directed by John Hoomes (CEO & Artistic Director, Nashville Opera) conducted by Dean Williamson, and features Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Jordan Rutter, and Matthew Treviño alongside a chamber ensemble of 12 (American Modern Ensemble). Three Way runs June 15 - June 18 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space). (more...)

New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix's annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: OperaUpClose's Family Show ULLA'S ODYSSEY to Make Waves at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Olivier Award winning theatre company, OperaUpClose, will bring their first ever opera for children and families to the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 28 to Thurs 30 Mar. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. (more...)

Rock Favorites Thousand Foot Krutch Extends 'Lifeline' to Radio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The momentum is continuing as TFK extends its Top 10 (No. 7) Big 'Uns Countdown hit and third single from the album, “Lifeline.” (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches BREAKING THE WAVES, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

When Opera Philadelphia's new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film,Breaking The Waves made its world premiere in September 2016, the New York Times declared the opera "ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct.' (more...)

Maxamoo Releases January 2017 New York City Theater Festival Preview
by Maxamoo - Jan 4, 2017

It's our fourth year covering the January NYC theater festivals, the most wonderful time of year! Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay tell us what they're most excited to see this month. (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)

Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm Share 'Sick With Love' Video + LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Virginia-based vintage rock act, Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm, release their new album Family Ghost today. (more...)

Erik Hassle Releases 'Innocence Lost' LP Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Swedish soul-pop artist Erik Hassle releases his highly anticipated new album, “Innocence Lost” today via Record Company TEN/RCA Records. (more...)

REWIND 2017 The World's Biggest 80s Festival Announces 3 UK Festival Line-Ups
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

???????REWIND The 80s Festival - the world's biggest 80s music festival, is back with three UK festivals during July and August 2017. (more...)

Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 20th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Netflix Acquires CHASING CORAL at Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Netflix announced today that the company is acquiring worldwide rights to Jeff Orlowski's CHASING CORAL, with a release planned for later this year. (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

BWW Review: They're Ba-a-a-ack: It's Winter Panto-time!
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2017

WINTER PANTO 2017: THE PRINCESS & THE PEA is served with a generous portion of political satire. What better villains than orange-haired Queen Clump and her alt-right hand man Stompundstammer? The best jokes go over their heads, but definitely bring the kids to this loosey-goosey fantasy world of fun and frolic. (more...)

Pablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist. (more...)

'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Los Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release date for a second installment of their PICKIN' ON THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 1980'S release. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Jan 13, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID swam into Atlanta yesterday and made one heck of a splash. The tour, originating at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, clearly had a positive impact on natives as countless attendees wore their best mermaid attire, fins and sea shells included. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2017–18 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...)

BWW Review: Pointer-Counterpoint – City Opera's CANDIDE vs. Prototype's BREAKING THE WAVES
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 10, 2017

When I saw that New York City Opera was doing Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE at the same time as New York's Prototype Festival--with Missy Mazzoli's BREAKING The Waves opening the festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre on the same night—I thought that it was great counter-programming. After all, what could be further from Mazzoli's brilliant but grim gem than Bernstein's comic masterpiece--proving there's more than one way to skin a music theatre piece? (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations—received in record numbers this year—was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

New Science Channel Series SCIENCE WORKS! Explores Careers in Math, Science & Technology
by TV - On the Road - Feb 9, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, if you're into math or science, you need not spend the rest of your life hunched over a computer or microscope. You can wind up spending your workdays on the beach, riding The Waves to study surfboard aerodynamics. (more...)

A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents A Ride on the Irish Cream, written and created by Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 28 and run through Saturday, March 4 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

Waves Nx Provides New 3D Audio Experience for Spotify Users
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

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BWW Review: PROMISE LAND at Transatlantic Love Affair At The Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 6, 2017

PROMISE LAND is an original work, described as a story of home, and as a re-telling of the Hansel and Gretel tale as an immigrant journey. Devised by the Transatlantic Love Affair, a physical theater ensemble founded in the Twin Cities in 2010, it has been given a supportive home by the powerful Guthrie Theater, which maintains a 9th floor black box experimental space where all tickets are just $9. (more...)

The International Opera Awards Announces Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations-received in record numbers this year-was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

The Legends Drop 'Cash', Announce 'Nightshift' LP Out
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'I've never cared much about what people are gonna think of my music. If I did I'd be the biggest artist on the planet” proclaim The Legends, who announce the new LP Nightshift coming 4/21 on Swedish-pop imprint Labrador Records and share new single “Cash” today via Brooklyn Vegan. The track is now available to share via soundcloud. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Dana Salim Announces BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

MCALLEN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Dana Salim announced today that her latest children's picture book, Beautifully Different, will be released in April 2017, published by DS Publishing, LLC. It is the second book in the Yousuf's Everyday Adventures series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer and Poet Dominique Venzella Woods
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 13, 2017

BWW Interviews: Writer Dominique Venzella Woods (more...)

American Family Fitness Launches 'Check-In and Win' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

With gyms in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Williamsburg, American Family Fitness recently announced a Check-In and Win contest at all of their Virginia locations. Members who check-in on Facebook when they workout may be eligible to win an all-expense paid dream vacation to Hawaii with a guest. (more...)

February is Smoking at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

February is jam packed at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, starting off with a tribute to some of the world's most celebrated artists lost in 2016 by local singer/songwriter Tim Rose. Jazz songstress Karrin Allyson makes her Blue Note Hawaii debut for four nights, followed by soulful GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Marc Cohn. Other notable artists include Mike Izon, Tsun Hui Hung, Meleana Brown, Maryanne Ito, Tavana, Donavon Frankenreiter, Max V, Willie K, Blayne Asing, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and DeAndre Brackensick. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular Sets and Special Effects Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Shine
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 1, 2017

Glimmering coral reefs and a colorful cast of underwater creatures are brought to life in breathtaking detail in 'Disney's The Little Mermaid,' which opened in Columbus Tuesday night. Presented by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, 'The Little Mermaid' is a stage adaptation of the 1989 animated Disney movie that was, in turn, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale. (more...)

Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

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BWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in January
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2016

For a new opera to have its second major showing less than four months after its premiere is unheard of—but then BREAKING The Waves, based on the Lars Von Trier film of the same name, isn't just any opera. This triumph by composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and direction by James Darrah—with a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duffy in the central role of Bess—debuted at Opera Philadelphia last September and is having its New York premiere on January 6-9, 2017, over the first weekend of the Prototype Festival at NYU's Skirball Center. (more...)

Trinity Church's TIME'S ARROW Festival to Celebrate 250 Years of St. Paul's Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Trinity Church Wall Street's annual series of concerts in January has long been a highlight of the musical season. Entitled 'Time's Arrow' to allude to Trinity's signature juxtaposition of early and modern music, the 2017 festival (Jan 1-12) celebrates the 250th anniversary of the opening of St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest church building in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present the cell's Production of CRACKSKULL ROW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the cell's (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director and Kira Simring, Artistic Director) production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICA CHICA ELECTRICA'S IN THE DUST CD Review
by Barry Lenny - Dec 21, 2016

This album was a year in the making and the result is a well-rehearsed and exciting new collection of music from a great band with an ever growing following of enthusiastic fans. (more...)

Waves CEO Sasha Ivanov Explores Trends in Automated Crypto Trading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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