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Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific directed by Linda Dunn for its 101st season in 2014. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-first century opera production. It's where we are going, and it's thrilling.' (more...)

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski Makes NY Philharmonic Debut, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Vladimir Jurowski will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Janine Jansen as soloist, and selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella, tonight, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Nicola Benedetti Performs Szymanowski's VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 with the NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Violinist Nicola Benedetti will make her New York Philharmonic subscription debut - replacing Janine Jansen, who has been advised by her doctor not to play for at least a week - in performances of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1. Vladimir Jurowski will make his Philharmonic debut conducting the concerts, tonight, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. The program will conclude with selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella. (more...)

Nicola Benedetti to Replace Janine Jansen in Szymanowski's VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 with the NY Philharmonic, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Violinist Nicola Benedetti will make her New York Philharmonic subscription debut - replacing Janine Jansen, who has been advised by her doctor not to play for at least a week - in performances of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1. Vladimir Jurowski will make his Philharmonic debut conducting the concerts, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. The program will conclude with selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 12, 2014

Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets, and special events. Their Weatherstone Studio at the Darien Arts Center has recently played host to a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Flawlessly directed by Peter Green, the timeless songs, intimate theater setting, simple set pieces, inspired costumes and brilliant Broadway-caliber cast combined for an entertaining and memorable evening. I felt privileged to be able to attend such a perfect production. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/14/2014 - 3/14/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/14/2014 - 3/14/2014! (more...)

Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Beginning March 24, three Met stars will sing their first company performances of the leading roles in Andrea Chénier, Giordano's tragic love story set during the French Revolution. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first company performances of the opera, which will star Marcelo Álvarez in the title role of the real-life poet executed by revolutionary forces; Patricia Racette as the aristocrat Maddalena, whose privileged life is overturned by the revolution; and Željko Lu?i? as Carlo Gérard, a servant who becomes a leader of the insurrection. The cast also includes Jennifer Johnson Cano as La Bersi, Russian mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova in her Met debut as Madelon, Tony Stevenson as Incredibile, Dwayne Croft as Roucher, Robert Pomakov as Mathieu, and Margaret Lattimore as the Countess. (more...)

Naxos Releases Richard Danielpours's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos today, March 25. (more...)

Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, “Toward a Season a Peace” was premiered by Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, Calif. The work features Pacific Chorale (Artistic Director John Alexander) and Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. By weaving together sacred passages with texts by the great Sufi poet Rumi, Danielpour explores violence and war in the name of religion, using the season of spring as a metaphor for change and transformation. The work was commissioned for the Symphony's 2012 American Composers Festival, “Nowruz—Celebrating Spring,” presented in collaboration with the Farhang Foundation. (more...)

Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, “Toward a Season a Peace” was premiered by Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, Calif. The work features Pacific Chorale (Artistic Director John Alexander) and Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. By weaving together sacred passages with texts by the great Sufi poet Rumi, Danielpour explores violence and war in the name of religion, using the season of spring as a metaphor for change and transformation. The work was commissioned for the Symphony's 2012 American Composers Festival, “Nowruz—Celebrating Spring,” presented in collaboration with the Farhang Foundation. (more...)

Naxos to Release Richard Danielpours's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, "Toward a Season a Peace" was premiered by Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, Calif. The work features Pacific Chorale (Artistic Director John Alexander) and Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. By weaving together sacred passages with texts by the great Sufi poet Rumi, Danielpour explores violence and war in the name of religion, using the season of spring as a metaphor for change and transformation. The work was commissioned for the Symphony's 2012 American Composers Festival, "Nowruz-Celebrating Spring," presented in collaboration with the Farhang Foundation. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

Heroic Exploits at Blyth Festival as BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Born in Owen Sound, the second of three children, Air Marshal William Avery 'Billy' Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED, LL.D. (Feb. 8, 1894 - Sept. 11, 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with seventy-two victories, making him the top pilot in the British Empire. (more...)

Beloved Stage and Screen Actor Sam Kelly Passes Away at 70
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Sam Kelly was born in Manchester in 1943. Throughout his acting career, Kelly appeared in films, television, radio, and theatre. According to BBC News, Kelly passed away this morning after being admitted to a hospice. His agent, Lynda Ronan, confirmed his passing saying that he 'bravely fought' against his illness and that he died peacefully. He was 70. (more...)

The Ustinov Studio, Bath Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce its Autumn 2014 season, which will comprise three black comedies from some of the greatest names in European drama: Friedrich Durrenmatt's Play Strindberg, Florian Zeller's The Father and Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents PONDER ANEW: A WWII WARRIOR'S STORY, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

On Sunday, June 29 at 2:30, Cumberland County Playhouse presents Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story. Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer, long-time Nashville theater favorites, perform this play with music. Adapted from the WWII memoir of Carol's father, Lt. Herschel D. Ponder - a fighter pilot who flew P-47 Thunderbolts in Europe - this moving production evokes the essence of war and warriors: their victories, sacrifices, loyalty and the sweet pain of coming home. Response from combat veterans and people from all walks of life has been tremendous. (more...)

LIFTING MY VOICE: A MEMOIR by Barbara Hendricks is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music. (more...)

Royal Greenwich Festivals Presents Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, 20-28 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

From the top of Greenwich Park Hill you can look out on one of most spectacular views of the capital - a city of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. With this inspiration, GDIF 2014 invites you to experience familiar streets and public spaces as they're transformed by over 50 outdoor events from leading UK and International artists - from gravity-defying aerial choreography to global stories of War and Peace; encounters between the living and the dead and a house turned inside out; from a pop-up desert island to a flying ship of dreams. This summer at GDIF the magic of outdoor theatre shows the world in a different light, urging audiences to look at the world anew. (more...)

Fratellanza to Bring THE MUTE QUIRE to Ireland and China
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

The Mute Quire, a theater piece created by Fratellanza, premiered in Michigan to critical acclaim and sold-out houses in 2012. Fratellanza has rewritten The Mute Quire and, as an international ensemble from America, China and Italy, has been chosen to perform it at the Galway and Macau Fringe Festivals. The baffling but true events surrounding the printing of Shakespeare's First Folio, are told in afreewheeling story of a blind printer, his illiterate apprentice, and a buffoonish actor from the King's Men. Highly kinetic and poetic, The Mute Quire reasserts the raucous and the popular in Shakespeare, against the counter-forces of individualism and profit. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

A few weeks ago, Shelf Awareness ran an article about a summer reading round-up with five great Southern bookstores, and one question struck me in particular: Looking back at your life of reading, do you have one book in particular associated with a certain summer? (more...)

Seattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Seattle Opera is now half-a-century old! Founded in the aftermath of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, Seattle Opera has become one of America's most respected opera companies and a powerhouse in Seattle's cultural scene. Now, to mark the company's growth and accomplishments, we are pleased to announce the publication of a stunning new large-format book: 50 Years of Seattle Opera. Written by Melinda Bargreen and published by Marquand Books, a Seattle-based designer and producer of fine art books. Bargreen has reviewed and covered the highs and lows of Seattle Opera on behalf of The Seattle Times for close to 40 of the company's 50 years; she writes with a unique authority on the subject. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger— the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared “a perfect masterpiece”— earned virtually universal acclaim earlier this year. The Chicago Tribune declared The Passenger to be an “engrossing, thought-provoking experience,” while the Houston Chronicle praised the presentation for “ingenious storytelling, potent music, commanding performances and vivid, fast-paced staging.” Now HGO brings the David Pountney production of The Passenger for its New York premiere in three performances— July 10, 12, 13 —at the Park Avenue Armory as part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival. Pountney's staging was inspired, in part, by the soaring space of Park Avenue Armory's massive Wade Thompson Drill Hall, where he produced Zimmerman'sDie Soldaten for Lincoln Center Festival in 2008. HGO artistic and music director Patrick Summers will conduct the HGO Orchestra and Chorus; reviewing the Houston performances, the Wall Street Journal praised Summers for the way he “shaped the evening with enormous care.” The Dallas Morning News commended all the singers – headed by mezzo-soprano Michelle Breedt in the title role – by saying: “Top to bottom, the cast is excellent.” (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Brings THE PASSENGER to Park Avenue Armory, 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger-the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared "a perfect masterpiece"-earned virtually universal acclaim earlier this year (more...)

Jean Giraudoux's ONDINE Set for The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The rarely-performed classic Ondine, considered to be French playwright Jean Giraudoux's finest work, will open today at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, running through March 2, 2014. Curtain for all shows is 7:30 pm for Tuesday through Saturday shows and 2:30pm for Sunday matinees. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Eyes Big Screen Adaptation; Kickstarter Campaign to Launch Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Entertainment Weekly writes that the producers of off-Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 are planning a film adaptation of the interactive, operatic stage spectacle and will launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming Tuesday, February 11, to help fund the venture. The goal is currently set for $500,000. (more...)

Four Vocal Soloists and Montclair State University Chorale Join NJ Symphony for Verdi's REQUIEM, 4/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Verdi's mammoth Requiem April 3-6 in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown with soprano Marianne Fiset, mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peter Volpe and the Montclair State University Chorale. Thomas returns to NJSO stages after his performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra in January. The April 5 performance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick is the NJSO's third College Night event of the season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Fans Take Part in 'War and Peace' Readathon!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 27, 2014

In honor of the last week of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the show just invited fans to Times Square to read Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace out loud, tag-team filibuster style, to celebrate great literature that has been made in to great theater! The epic event began on Tuesday and wrapped up this afternoon, when the reading was finally completed. BroadwayWorld stopped by for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to ­ 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

John Dagleish, George Maguire & More to Star in Hampstead Theatre's SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Hampstead Theatre brings the talents of an exciting young cast to Sunny Afternoon, the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Featuring some of The Kinks' best loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, and with choreographer Adam Cooper joining the creative team, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band's debut release. (more...)

Codyjean Excites as She Reveals the Big Mystery Behind the Waterfalls
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Imagine a simple yet sufficient and happy life in a farm, where people wake up to the soft dew, the sound of the rooster, the treat of fresh air, and the lush of the plants all around. Is it not this the kind of setting that will trigger the imagination of a little girl? Author Codyjean sets the stage of her fascinating story that will attract all curious minds, leading them to explore and discover the secrets of the 'Starlight.' (more...)

DAYLIGHT PRECISION Runs Now thru 3/16 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

'Daylight Precision' by Douglas Lackey takes us back to World War II and into the great moral controversies involving strategic bombing. Should we bomb cities, or military targets? The United States began by avoiding cities but ended up destroying them. Lackey shows how the change came about by tracing the careers of Generals Haywood Hansell and 'Bomb them back to the Stone Age' Curtis LeMay. Lackey writes, '700,000 civilians lost their lives because Hansell lost his command to LeMay. Hansell is the unsung tragic hero of World War II.' Theater for the New City will present this new work tonight, February 21 to March 16, directed by Alexander Harrington. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Sets WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF?, HAY FEVER & More for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2014 Summer Season, comprising four productions and starring Clare Higgins, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alison Steadman and Felicity Kendal. Beginning on 18th June with Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, the season continues with KAFKA'S DICK by Alan Bennett, followed by THERESE RAQUIN by Emile Zola, and concludes on 6th September with Noel Coward's HAY FEVER. (more...)

Dmitry Krymov Lab, Rara Woulib, THE ROOF, TURFED and More Set for LIFT, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

LIFT celebrates its 20th Festival in 2014 connecting the World to London - the most culturally diverse city on the planet - and London to the World. (more...)

Robert Vacca Releases RESIST NOT EVIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

New York (more...)

Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Comes to Vancouver, Nov 11-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Get unstuck in time this November. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five explores the human condition by reliving its most beautiful and heartbreaking moments. Experience the story of Billy Pilgrim, the man who becomes 'unstuck' in time, in the stage adaptation of Vonnegut's celebrated novel. As Pilgrim jumps uncontrollably between moments in his life, he bears witness to the true love, horror, war, and peace of recent and future generations. Witness Pilgrim's remarkable journey through time and space, love and hate, and everything that lies between - during his life as a young boy, as a soldier in World War II, and even as part of an exhibit inside an interstellar zoo. (more...)

Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015. (more...)

UNCONSCIONABLE by Dr. Carolyn LaDelle Bennett is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Rochester, N.Y. (more...)

Augustin Hadelich Returns to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to Kick Off 70th Anniversary Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Season 70, its 70th Anniversary season, with a celebratory performance at 8:00pm on Saturday September 20 at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence. Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF – now in his 19thseason with the Orchestra – welcomes back violinist AUGUSTIN HADELICH for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, in a thrilling and diverse program including R. Strauss's Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony and Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Resident Conductor FRANCISCO NOYA presents an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7:00?7:25 p.m. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. An Open Rehearsal takes place Friday September 19 at 5:30, with seats at $15, facilities fee included (Internet fee may apply). (more...)

Theater Project to Offer Free Staged Reading in Maplewood, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Theater Project is no stranger to hot potato topics, having presented productions and readings of plays tackling marriage and income inequality, not to mention War and Peace. And it frequently previews scripts under consideration for its main stage productions in a series of script-in-hand performances and discussions called OPENING NIGHTS IN THE AFTERNOONS, at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, at 2 PM, Saturday, September 6. Admission is free. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

Four Vocal Soloists and Montclair State University Chorale Join NJ Symphony for Verdi's REQUIEM, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Verdi's mammoth Requiem today, April 3-6 in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown with soprano Marianne Fiset, mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peter Volpe and the Montclair State University Chorale. Thomas returns to NJSO stages after his performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra in January. The April 5 performance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick is the NJSO's third College Night event of the season. (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to ­ 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

22 Artists to Address the Legacy of WW1 in AFTER A WAR at LIFT 2014, June 24-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

LIFT 2014 presents After A War, 24 - 29 June 2014 at Southbank Centre and Battersea Arts Centre. The artistic response to war can be poetic, profound, harsh - and sometimes even surprisingly playful; a reaction to both the war itself and the long shadow it casts many years after the event. (more...)

Birmingham Opera Company Presents KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Birmingham Opera Company has announced that KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry will be performed in The Freedom Tent at Cannon Hill, The People's Park Birmingham. (more...)

The Theater Project to Present Staged Reading of TWO ROOMS, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Theater Project is no stranger to hot potato topics, having presented productions and readings of plays tackling marriage and income inequality, not to mention War and Peace. TWO ROOMS by Lee Blessing examines a husband and wife separated by an act of political violence. The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. While he languishes in confinement, she does all she can to pressure the government to take action. The play will be presented as a script in hand performance at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, at 2 PM, Saturday, May 3. Admission is free. (more...)

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski to Make NY Philharmonic Debut, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Vladimir Jurowski will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Janine Jansen as soloist, and selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2014 Announced, 6/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From the top of Greenwich Park Hill you can look out on one of most spectacular views of the capital - a city of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. With this inspiration, GDIF 2014 invites you to experience familiar streets and public spaces as they're transformed by over 50 outdoor events from leading UK and International artists - from gravity-defying aerial choreography to global stories of War and Peace; encounters between the living and the dead and a house turned inside out; from a pop-up desert island to a flying ship of dreams. This summer at GDIF the magic of outdoor theatre shows the world in a different light, urging audiences to look at the world anew. (more...)

Birmingham Opera Company Presents KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Birmingham Opera Company announced today that KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry will be performed in The Freedom Tent at Cannon Hill, The People's Park Birmingham. (more...)

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