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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 4/30/2016. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Washington National Opera Announces Principal Casting and Dates for Richard Wagner’s THE RING - 4/30/2016

Glacial Dimensions: Art and the Global Ice Melt - 4/30/2016

Ramin Karimloo & Jenn Colella Bring 'Buenos Aires' to Vancouver in EVITA - 4/30/2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that LES MISERABLES star Ramin Karimloo and IF/THEN's Jenn Colella will play 'Che' and 'Eva Peron' in Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA.

Washington National Opera to Close Out Season with THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG - 4/30/2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) concludes its landmark 60th anniversary season with its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part The Ring of the Nibelung, perhaps the most challenging production to mount in all of opera. Three cycles of Wagner's epic will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. These performances will be the first time the company has presented The Ring in complete cycles in its history, and they are the only complete cycles to be presented in North America in 2016. Conceived and directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and with the WNO Orchestra led by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, the production brings together an internationally renowned cast, including British soprano Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde, Cycles I & II), Swedish soprano Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde, Cycle III), American tenor Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), American bass-baritone Alan Held (Wotan/The Wanderer), and many other of today's great Wagnerian singers.

San Francisco Opera Education Kicks Off ARIA Festival - 4/30/2016

On Saturday, April 30, the San Francisco Opera Education Department will present ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) Festival, an all-day, free community open house at the newly opened Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera in Civic Center's Veterans Building, in celebration of the creativity and talent of students (K-12).


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE RAKE'S PROGRESS at Pittsburgh Opera - 4/30/2016

Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of the David Hockney production of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS.  The production runs April 30 and May 3, 6 & 8, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Bowman & Karimloo in Vancouver Opera's EVITA - 4/30/2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs tomorrow, April 30, through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Ferguson, Hall & More Sing Karaoke for Women's Reproductive Rights at 54 Below - 5/1/2016

Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For is bringing together stars of stage and screen with 'Broadway Acts for Women: A Star-Studded Night of Karaoke and Comedy' on May 1, 2016.

RUTHLESS! Star Abigail Harrison Performs at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert - 5/1/2016

10-year-old Abigail Harrison, who currently understudies Tori Murray in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at the 5th annual 'Tunes in Times Square' charity event on Sunday, May 1.

Nat'l Jewish Theater Foundation Brings 'CABARET IN CAPTIVITY' to York - 5/1/2016

The National Jewish Theater Foundation, in association with The York Theatre Company, will present a special one-night only performance of CABARET IN CAPTIVITY: Songs and Sketches from Terezin/Theresienstadt, as part of the second annual Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings.

Theatre for a New Audience's Production of THE FATHER Begins Previews - 5/1/2016

WAITRESS Cast Performs on NBC's TODAY - 5/2/2016

Andrew Rannells & Patina Miller Announce TONY AWARD Nominations Live Today - 5/3/2016

Broadway veterans Andrew Rannells and Patina Miller will announce the nominations for this year's 70th annual TONY AWARDS on May 3rd.

Rap for Your Shot! HAMILTON Holds Open Auditions - 5/3/2016

It's time to take your shot! According to a casting notice, Broadway's HAMILTON is holding open auditions for “singers who rap” on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Chelsea Studios in New York City.

Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Performs on NBC's Today - 5/3/2016

Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway - 5/4/2016

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, will present A BETTER PLACE, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anaïs Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Love Therapy), will play a limited six-week engagement this spring at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues).

TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Performs on NBC's TODAY - 5/4/2016



Cast of Broadway's SHE LOVES ME Performs on NBC's TODAY - 5/5/2016

PTC Stages First U.S. Pro Production of Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - 5/6/2016

Revenge never tasted so sweet... According to an exciting casting notice, Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre Company is holding auditions this November for the first-ever U.S. professional production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO musical.

Foster, MacFarlane, Mazzie, Patinkin & More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 Season - 5/6/2016

We have a feeling Broadway fans are going to love the 2016 Boston Pops season, running May 6-June 18, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Featuring classic Boston Pops programming, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and a Gospel Night spectacular, along with an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, new programs that spotlight the best of the worlds of dance and puppetry, and the return of last year's audience favorite, Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes, the lineup features a slew of Broadway talent, including Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, and Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley.

Be, Daunno, Gray, Page & More Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN at NYTW - 5/6/2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).

Experiments in Opera Premieres VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives - 5/6/2016

Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, who believed that the America of his time was a culture of TV, the fun and fearless composer collective Experiments in Opera presents VIDEO OPERAS, a collection of five premieres created specifically for the video screen (no live performers or musicians).

The Mannes Opera of the New School Presents LITTLE WOMEN - 5/6/2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN with the Mannes Orchestra.

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera - 5/7/2016

New York, NY  (April 25, 2016) – On May 7th, the highly anticipated world premiere of The Shining - a new opera based on Stephen King's 1977 best-selling novel - by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, will be presented by the Minnesota Opera, at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota.  With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises, all 7,056 seats across The Shining's four performances are sold out and only standing room tickets remain for the production which runs through May 15th.  

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