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Joyce DiDonato Leads Young Musicians In Weill Music Institute Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing for a third straight season of master classes onOctober 29-31, 2016, working with four young professional singers in public sessions that will reach viewers around the globe via medici.tv. Soprano Suzannah Waddington, mezzo-sopranos Sophia Hunt and Raphaella Medina, and tenor Hao Ting have been selected to participate, along with pianists Justina Lee andDjordje Nesic. (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato to Release Album, IN WAR AND PEACE: HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. The New Yorker has proclaimed her “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation,” and The New York Times has described her as “the perfect 21st-century diva—an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent.” She is known not only for her extraordinary virtuosity, but also for her impassioned social engagement. Perhaps more than any project in her career to date, DiDonato's new album, In War and Peace: Harmony through Music, epitomizes this combination of qualities. The collection of Baroque arias arose from her pondering the question, in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels, “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?” DiDonato hopes the album, out November 4 on Erato / Warner Classics, and concert presentation, with which she will tour 12 countries between November 2016 and June 2017, will help listeners answer the same question. Please see below for an itinerary of live performances. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Begins Revival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

Frank Suskin Pens 'Spitting out Poetic Tales 7 and Gator Friendly'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

'Spitting out Poetic Tales 7 and Gator Friendly': an engaging and original poetry book from a man of character and talent. 'Spitting out Poetic Tales 7 and Gator Friendly' is the creation of published author, Frank Suskin, Florida native and Vietnam veteran. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/29/2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/29/2016. (more...)

The Fugard Announces Exciting Cinema Season Through the Start of 2017
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Fugard kicks off its exciting 2017 Cinema season, presenting the best of world cinema with theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a seat at The Fugard Bioscope. (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Terrence Rattigan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama, Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also stars in this critically acclaimed new production directed by Carrie Cracknell. (more...)

UPDATED: Ars Nova to File Suit Over GREAT COMET Billing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A potential legal battle that has been brewing for weeks over at the Broadway engagement of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 has come to a head this evening, as the team of Ars Nova, the non-for-profit theatre company responsible for developing the piece, has announced plans to file suit against the show's producer, Howard Kagan, for a breach of contract regarding a dispute over billing. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD Comes to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings an encore screening of National Theatre of London in HD The Deep Blue Sea on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed new production.   (more...)

ABC Rings in the Holidays with Series & Specials All Season Long
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

ABC will ring in the holidays with series and specials all season long, celebrating warmth, fun and family. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, ABC will be the place to go 'Home for the Holidays.' (more...)

ALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

SundanceTV today announced that it will feature some of the most iconic series in the history of television with a new daytime programming block, airing weekdays from 6a to 1p ET starting Monday, November 7. (more...)

MET Opera's Richard Bernstein to Perform in Verismo Opera's RIGOLETTO at Bergen Performing Arts Center 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's timeless classic, Rigoletto, replete with beautiful music at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC).  Last performed by the company in 2010 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera performs this important work of the operatic repertoire on Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m., at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey U.S.A.   (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

THE GREAT COMET, Starring Josh Groban, Sets Digital Lottery, Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, announced today a digital lottery and rush policy. (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD The Deep Blue Sea Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings an encore screening of National Theatre of London's production of The Deep Blue Sea on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters is hosting Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. THE CLEARING began performances on Thursday, October 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 23. Press opening is tonight, October 11 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Helluva Theatre Company to Stage Unique MAJOR BARBARA at Medicine Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Helluva Theatre Company presents, in collaboration with Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, George Bernard Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA at Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10019) from November 12th to November 29th, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

Dana Burde Wins Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLean
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 30, 2016

Today, Grace McLean speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains the importance of telling new, original stories in contemporary theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'
by Naomi Serviss - Nov 23, 2016

The understudy for Josh Groban in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Stangland took over just two days after opening and is settling in. (more...)

Josh Groban Releases Holiday Song 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban releases the holiday song 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Helluva Theatre Company in Association with Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Presents MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

MAJOR BARBARA as you've never seen it before. (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Josh Groban to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

NBC has announced that on Monday, November 28th, Josh Groban, currently making his Broadway debut in the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will perform on the TODAY show.  (more...)

'Line Of Duty' Star Vicky McClure Leads Cast of TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

New Book Will Chronicle the Journey Behind 'GREAT COMET'; Includes All-New Recordings!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Follow the tail! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812: THE JOURNEY OF A NEW MUSICAL TO BROADWAY, edited and compiled by Steven Suskin with script and annotations by Dave Malloy, will hit the shelves this month. (more...)

BWW TV: The Stars of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Shine Bright on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 15, 2016

THE GREAT COMET is a theatrical experience like no other. Malloy's inspired adaptation of a 70-page slice of War and Peace puts audiences just inches away from Tolstoy's brash young lovers, as they light up Moscow in an epic tale of romance and passion. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night, and you can check out interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy(Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Makes Rousing, Sexy Musical Fun Out Of 'War And Peace'
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

No, you didn't fall asleep on the Q train on your way to Broadway's latest musical and accidentally wind up at the largest, and perhaps rowdiest Russian supper club in all of Brighton Beach. (more...)


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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GREAT COMET!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy(Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Just Another Day with NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Nicholas Belton!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

With just hours left before opening night commences, BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes at the Imperial with 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' played by Nicholas Belton. Check out just a another day in the life of Nick below! (more...)

Review Roundup: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is getting a starry Broadway opening tonight. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon's brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon's older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season's premiere of Sir Richard Eyre's staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Groban and Denée Benton in NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET of 1812
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

With opening just one night away, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, has shared some gorgeous productions photos sure to make theatre lovers more excited than ever for the thrilling new musical that is unlike any other on Broadway-check out the new photos below! (more...)

Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonatooffers her latest project, In War & Peace: Harmony through Music, on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. DiDonato is joined by early music orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev from the harpsichord. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and rediscovering one of the West End's most popular dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, Dr Angelus by James Bridie starring David Rintoul and Malcolm Rennie plays at the acclaimed Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 November 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BREAKING: Josh Groban Extends Run in GREAT COMET, Announces New Block of Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

It's exciting news for Josh Groban and Great Comet fans alike: audiences will now be able to see the world-renowned performer in the title role of Pierre through July 2nd, 2017. What's more, a new block of tickets have opened up! Groban revealed his extension via Twitter tonight, along with a direct link to the new tickets waiting to be snatched up by fans. Check out the tweet below, and grab a ticket while you can! (more...)

'My Great-Grandfather Grand-Admiral von Tirpitz' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Author Corrado Pirzio-Biroli reveals to readers the European history after Bismarck and the biography of Grand Admiral von Tirpitz. 'My Great-Grandfather Grand-Admiral von Tirpitz: German Leader after Bismarck and before Hitler' (published by Archway Publishing) is a reminder that imperialism and nationalism are anti-chambers of war and that the prejudice, paranoia and vanity of certain leaders can lead to arbitrary decisions that are contrary to the interests of ordinary citizens, let alone the leaders themselves. (more...)

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