Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/14/2013

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 9/14/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Bailey, Garnham & More Lead West End's [TITLE OF SHOW] - 9/14/2013

Full casting is announced today for the London Premiere of Broadway musical [title of show], which will play at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday 7 August (press night Monday 12 August) to Saturday 14 September 2013. The cast will feature Simon Bailey as 'Jeff', Scott Garnham as 'Hunter', Sarah Galbraith as 'Susan' and Sophia Ragavelas as 'Heidi'.


Boston Festival of Indie Games Presents BOSTON PLAYS INDIES - 9/14/2013

September 14th, 2013 the Boston Festival of Indie Games Presents Boston Plays Indies, a night of Video Game & Chiptune music from some of the worlds most exciting performers!


New Zealand Opera Opens THE FLYING DUTCHMAN - 9/14/2013

'Expect theatricality!' says Wyn Davies, conductor of New Zealand Opera's forthcoming new production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, opening in Wellington on 14 September and in Auckland on 5 October.


Bryce Dallas Howard Talks Family Legacy at Hollywood Networking Breakfast - 9/14/2013

Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced that Bryce Dallas Howard will take the hot seat for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast at Raleigh Studios, on Sept 14th.


STRAIGHT SHOOTING Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series - 9/14/2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Saturday Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinees. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General on October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. Named by Chicago magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and hailed by the Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinee series in the city, the Silent Cinema Series is presented the second Saturday of each month at noon. All films are shown authentically in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ.


TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, MOBY-DICK, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Washington National Opera's 2013-14 Season - 9/15/2013

The 2013-2014 season of Washington National Opera (WNO) has just been announced by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. The season includes Tristan and Isolde, a new production of The Force of Destiny, the East Coast premiere of Moby-Dick, The Elixir of Love, and a new production of The Magic Flute. WNO will also present the world premiere of The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a holiday-themed family opera commissioned by WNO and written by acclaimed American composer Jeanine Tesori. A second season of the American Opera Initiative will continue WNO's efforts to commission new American works.


Washington National Opera Opens Season with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE - 9/15/2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2013-2014 season with a production honoring the 200th birthday of one of opera's most renowned composers: Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, September 15-27 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This epic romantic drama stars Deborah Voigt as Isolde and Ian Storey and Clifton Forbis as Tristan, and will be seen in a production new to Washington directed by Neil Armfield in his WNO debut. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin leads the WNO Orchestra in interpreting some of Wagner's most passionate and powerful music.


THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance - 9/15/2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production.


THE WEIR Ends Extended Run at Irish Rep - 9/15/2013

THE WEIR by Conor McPherson, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, has announced its third extension through September 15th at the Irish Repertory Theatre.


OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Closes Off-Broadway - 9/15/2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2.


Odyssey Opera Presents Five-Hour Concert of Wagner's RIENZI - 9/15/2013

ODYSSEY OPERA, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to presenting adventurous repertoire, debuts Sunday, September 15th at Boston's Jordan Hall offering a five-hour concert performance of Wagner's rarely heard opera "Rienzi." In celebration of the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth (1813-1883), Odyssey salutes one of history's greatest and most controversial opera composers in a spectacular Wagnerian event performed in true Bayreuth fashion. (Program details are below.)


ROCO Begins Chamber Series with Asian Influences - 9/15/2013

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) begins its 2013 - 2014 ROCO Chamber Series on Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 pm with a concert inspired by various Asian cultures titled Asian Influences. This will be the first journey in a season themed Around the World in ROCO Ways and is the first of six chamber concerts planned for this season. The chamber group, comprised of various ROCO musicians, will feature ROCO clarinetist Maiko Sasaki performing music by Debussy, Britten, Bartok and Yamada. The concert takes place at the Gremillion &Co. Fine Arts Annex. Tickets are available at the door or on www.rocohousoton.org


NBC to Hold Open Call for Von Trapp Kids in SOUND OF MUSIC - 9/15/2013

There will be an open call for casting of the Von Trapp children for NBC's upcoming live production of "The Sound of Music" on Sunday, September 15. The auditin will take place 10am-3pm at Grace Church (802 Broadway).


Irene Theorin Replaces Deborah Voigt in WNO's TRISTAN AND ISOLDE - 9/15/2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Swedish soprano Irene Theorin will sing the role of Isolde in its season-opening production of Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Ms. Theorin will sing the performances on September 15, 18, 21, and 24. She replaces Deborah Voigt, who has withdrawn from the production. British soprano Alwyn Mellor will sing the final performance on September 27.


LA TRAVIATA Launches Merola Opera's MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES Series - 9/15/2013

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new series that presents great opera-themed movies that have been captured on film.


American Theatre Wing Gala to Honor Harold Prince - 9/16/2013

The American Theatre Wing has just announced that its annual Gala, to be held Monday, September 16 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary director and producer Harold Prince. Anki Leeds and CeCe Black will serve as Gala co-chairs.


Atlantic Theater Opens WOMEN OR NOTHING - 9/16/2013

Atlantic Theater Company presents the World Premiere of WOMEN OR NOTHING, written by Ethan Coen and directed by David Cromer. Performances begin Wednesday, August 28, 2013.


White & Cristaldi Star in A DISH FOR THE GODS Off-Broadway - 9/16/2013

Rachel Reiner Productions will present the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn's A Dish For The Gods, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. A Dish for the Gods will begin performances on Saturday September 14, and will open Monday, September 16 and will run through October 5, 2013 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street).


Rehearsals for Rylance-Led TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III to Begin 9/16 - 9/16/2013

Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 16 in London for the critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III on Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.shakespearebroadway.com.


BEYOND THERAPY & More Set for TACT's 2013-14 Season - 9/17/2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2013/2014 Season, which will include two treasures from iconic American Playwrights. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' will present the family drama Natural Affection by William Inge and the comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, Off-Broadway at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. Neither play has been seen in NYC since their original productions.


BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Arrives On DVD/Blu 9/17 - 9/17/2013

HBO's spectacularly successful biopic tracing the later life of piano superstar Liberace, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on September 17 it has now been confirmed.


CYBORNETICS: URBAN CYBORG Released in Theaters & DVD - 9/17/2013

360 Sound and Vision, an independent distribution company located in Tribeca, NY announces its latest feature film release, Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg.


WORLD WAR Z Set for DVD, Blu-ray, VOD Release on 9/17 - 9/17/2013

'The suspense is killer!' (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic WORLD WAR Z, debuting on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D , DVD and On Demand on September 17, 2013. The pandemic begins one week early on Digital September 10 th. Due to overwhelming demand, the film has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and will be released in select IMAX theaters domestically for an exclusive one-week running beginning today.


New York City Opera and BAM Present ANNA NICOLE Opera - 9/17/2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale August 12 (August 5 for Friends of BAM) at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.


Supernatural Thriller ABERRATION Comes to DVD - 9/17/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the release of the supernatural thriller ABERRATION on DVD on Sept. 17, 2013.


Indie Docs A GIRL AND A GUN, YOU DON'T NEED FEET TO DANCE, TRIUMPH OF THE WALL Coming to DVD 9/17 - 9/17/2013

First Run Features will release the independent Documentaries A GIRL AND A GUN, YOU DON'T NEED FEET TO DANCE, TRIUMPH OF THE WALL on DVD on 9/17


SPACE JUNK 3D Now Available on Blu-ray - 9/17/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the visually stunning documentary Space Junk 3D narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, available on September 17, 2013, at an SRP of $24.98 on Blu-rayTM.


SCENIC ROUTE Starring Josh Duhamel Now Available on DVD - 9/17/2013

Kevin and Michael Goetz's SCENIC ROUTE, starring Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven, Transformers) and Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda, Balls of Fury), will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 24.


Supernatural Thriller ABERRATION Now Available on DVD - 9/17/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the supernatural thriller Aberration on DVD on Sept. 17, 2013.


Unofficial SHOWGIRLS Sequel to be Released on DVD, 9/17 - 9/17/2013

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce the September 17th DVD release of Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven. Written and directed by original Showgirls star Rena Riffel, this epic and outrageous homage to the Showgirls legacy will finally be available nationwide.


Erbe & Pankow Star in TACT's NATURAL AFFECTION - 9/17/2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Natural Affection by William Inge, the first production of the company's 21st Season. Directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 26 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through October 26, 2013.


SHOWGIRLS 2: PENNY'S FROM HEAVEN Now Available on DVD - 9/17/2013

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce the September 17th DVD release of SHOWGIRLS 2: PENNY'S FROM HEAVEN.


Documentary SPACE JUNK 3D Now Available on Blu-ray - 9/17/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the visually stunning documentary Space Junk 3D narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, available on September 17, 2013


'Enough Said' Director Nicole Holofcener Set for Film Society of Lincoln Center Free Summer Talk - 9/17/2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a final addition to the very popular free-to-the-public Summer Talks lineup, with Nicole Holofcener on September 17 at 7PM, to discuss her new film ENOUGH SAID.


Emerging Pictures Screens LETTERS TO JACKIE Nationwide - 9/17/2013

Emerging Pictures, North America's premier independent supplier of alternative content for movie theatres, today announced it will host a national screening event in theatres across the U.S. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


ABERRATION Available on DVD - 9/17/2013

Image Entertainment announces the release of the supernatural thriller 'Aberration' on DVD on September 17


Sharon Stone to Be Honored With Stanley Kramer 'Social Artist' Award at 2013 Catalina Film Festival - 9/18/2013

Catalina Film Festival (CFF) today announced that famed actress Sharon Stone will be honored at this year's festival with the Inaugural Stanley Kramer 'Social Artist' award. The award honors a film professional whose work embodies Stanley Kramer's qualities of social consciousness within their artistry while taking risks to create and influence a social transformation. The Festival, spanning five days of films, parties and celebrity attendees will be held Sept. 18-22, 2013 on the famed Catalina Island. Stone will received the award during a ceremony on the Island, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.


Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad to Lead David Leveaux-Helmed ROMEO AND JULIET on Broadway - 9/19/2013

According to the New York Times, Shakespeare's classic romatic tradgedy Romeo and Juliet is coming back to Broadway this summer. Helmed by David Leveaux, the production will star Tony nominee Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom- making his Broadway debut in the role. Joining them in the play, which is set to open on September 19 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, will be Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Joe Morton as Lord Capulet.


Chuck Cooper & Brent Carver Join Romeo & Juliet on Broadway - 9/19/2013

Tony Award-winning actor Brent Carver returns to Broadway this August, to play Friar Laurence in the new Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom and Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad as Shakespeare's titular star-crossed lovers. Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper also joins the cast, taking on the role of Lord Capulet, in place of the previously announced Joe Morton, who is unable to continue with the production due to scheduling conflicts with his recurring role on a television series.


Jazz Greats & Iconic Stylists Take NY Stages, Fall 2013 - 9/19/2013

Jazz greats and iconic stylists will take New York stages by storm this fall. Details below


UnsungMusicalsCo. Opens BLESS YOU ALL! Off-Broadway - 9/19/2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its fifth anniversary celebration with a new Off-Broadway production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! with sketches by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ('The Phil Silvers Show,' Call Me Mister) and a score by acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). Directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), the limited three-week engagement will run Sep 19 - Oct 5 at The Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street), officially opening September 22.


The DC Shorts Film Festival Returns for 10th Year - 9/19/2013

It's been ten years since the DC Shorts Film Festival started at just one theatre and took place over two days. Now in its tenth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival has grown in so many ways and is one of the best-known short film festivals in the country and the largest on The East coast.


LIVE AT LUNA PARK Concert Film Comes to Theaters Worldwide - 9/19/2013

SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment are once again collaborating to distribute the long-awaited DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK concert film to theatres worldwide beginning Thursday, September 19, 2013.


Fabio Luisi to Spend 2013-14 at Zurich Opera, the Met, La Scala and More! - 9/19/2013

In his second season as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi premieres important new productions of Beethoven's Fidelio and Verdi's Aida, and conducts revivals of Bellini's La straniera, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Verdi'sDon Carlo with Rene Pape, which also serves as the vehicle for his return to the Teatro alla Scala. As distinguished in the concert hall as the opera house, he leads four orchestral programs with the Philharmonia Zurich, makes his long-awaited London Symphony Orchestra debut, and returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Cleveland Orchestra, with which he launches the new season. As Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, the distinguished Italian conductor leads productions of Puccini's Madama Butterflyand Rossini's comedy La Cenerentola, which will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met's celebrated Live in HD series.


Guerilla Opera Presents NO EXIT - 9/19/2013

Tickets go on sale today at 12:00pm EST for Guerilla Opera's new production of Andy Vores's No Exit adapted from the play by Jean-Paul Sartre, with stage direction by Nathan Troup and scenic design by Julia Noulin-Merat.No Exit plays Thursday through Saturday, September 19-21, 2013, at 8pm, as well asSaturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013, at 2pm. All performances are in The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors, and free for students with valid IDs; tickets can be purchased from The Boston Conservatory Box Office online athttp://www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets or by phone at (617) 912-9222.


LAST GOODBYE Musical to Play Old Globe This Fall - 9/20/2013

The Old Globe will open its 2013-14 Season with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh ("So You Think You Can Dance"), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The complete creative team and casting, as well as the remainder of the Globe's new season, will be announced at a later date. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 20 - Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 20 - Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.


Warner Bros to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ in 3D & IMAX! - 9/20/2013

Marking the 75th anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.


MEN AT LUNCH Documentary Opens in New York at Quad Cinema - 9/20/2013

Part homage, part investigation, Men at Lunch is the revealing tale of an American icon, the unprecedented race to the sky and the immigrant workers that built New York in the throes of the Great Depression. The film will open in New York on September 20 at the Quad Cinema.


James Gandolfini's ENOUGH SAID Released - 9/20/2013

The second to last film of the late actor James Gandolfin has been chosen as a 'special presentation' at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and now Deadline.com reports the film will be released shortly after the festival debut on September 20. Director Nicole Holofcener's ENOUGH SAID also features Julia Louis Dreyfuss and Catherine Keener.


Cumpsty, Mastrantonio & Nivola Join Rees in WINSLOW BOY - 9/20/2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Broadway cast of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as "Desmond Curry", Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as "Grace Winslow", Alessandro Nivola as "Sir Robert Morton" and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as "Arthur Winslow".


HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER to Move to Hollywood Planet Times Square, 9/20 - 9/20/2013

The producers of Off-Broadway's sellout sensation HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER today announced that the hit comedy is set to move to The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, with performances beginning September 20th. HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER will continue at its current home, Sofia's Downstairs Theater, through next Saturday, August 17th, as Sofia's is losing its lease after 40 years.


Benedict Cumberbatch Narrates JERUSALEM Opening Worldwide - 9/20/2013

JERUSALEM, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released in the USA and worldwide beginning September 20, 2013.


WAITING FOR GODOT in Yiddish Begins Off-Broadway - 9/20/2013

The New Yiddish Rep is staging the first-ever production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" in Yiddish. In an unusual collaboration with the Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street, where the world premiere runs from Friday September 20 to Sunday October 13, diverse audiences will see this seismic landmark of the modern theatre in an entirely new light. Directed by Moshe Yassur, with an authorized translation by Shane Baker, the production marks the 60th anniversary of "Waiting for Godot's" Paris premiere in January of 1953. This "Waiting for Godot" opens on Sunday September 22 at 2pm.


Envelope Ensemble Presents ELECTRA, 9/20-22 - 9/20/2013

Envelope Ensemble has just announced its first production: Adrienne Kennedy's adaptation of Euripides' Electra.


TP&co Premieres with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - 9/20/2013


Castillo & New Yiddish Rep Stage WAITING FOR GODOT in Yiddish - 9/20/2013

The Castillo Theatre and the New Yiddish Rep join forces for an unusual cultural 'mash up': Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot will be performed for the first time in Yiddish.


TAMAR OF THE RIVER to Launch Prospect's 2013-14 Season - 9/21/2013

Prospect Theater Company will present the world premiere production of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson and book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. Directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) and choreographed by Yin Mei, TAMAR OF THE RIVER will be the first production available through Prospect's new Membership Program.


Larry and Dinah Bird Chair Lobsterpalooza for Indianapolis Opera Fundraiser - 9/21/2013

Lobsterpalooza 2013, the Indianapolis Opera's annual fundraiser, will be co-chaired this year by Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird and his wife, Dinah. The event is Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Basile Opera Center in Indianapolis.


Atlantic For Kids Opens TILLY THE TRICKSTER World Premiere - 9/21/2013


LA Opera Launches 28th Season with Gala - 9/21/2013

On Saturday, September 21, LA Opera's 2013/2014 Season begins with a one-night-only special event as the Music Center Plaza is transformed into a glamorous setting for the launch of our 28thSeason.


LA Opera's CARMEN to be Broadcast Live - 9/21/2013

Eli and Edythe Broad General DirectorPlacido Domingo announced that LA Opera's season-opening production ofCarmen on September 21, 2013, will be broadcast live on a special presentation of 'LA Opera on Air' on Classical KUSC 91.5fm. The performance, which Mr. Domingo will conduct, will feature Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as Carmen, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Don Jose, Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Escamillo and South African soprano Pretty Yende in her Company debut as Micaela. The production, originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi and previously seen in Los Angeles in 2004 and 2008, will be directed by Trevore Ross.


Minnesota Opera Presents Premiere ofManon Lescaut - 9/21/2013

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its season opening, in which the irresistible lure of money seduces the beautiful Manon, triggering her downfall. But true love is her redemption in this soulful opera by the composer of La boheme, Madame Butterfly andTurandot. Manon Lescaut was Puccini's third opera and his first major success. Defending his work against another opera based on the 1731 novel by the Abbe Prevost, Puccini said, "Manon is a heroine I believe in, and therefore she cannot fail to win the hearts of the public. Why shouldn't there be two operas about Manon? A woman like Manon can have more than one lover." He added, "Massenet feels it as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. I shall feel it as an Italian, with a desperate passion."


Prospect Theater's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Begins Off-Broadway - 9/21/2013

Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo complete the cast of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming world premiere production of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson, book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen and direction by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell). Previously announced cast members include Margo Seibert (set to make her Broadway debut as 'Adrian' in ROCKY on Broadway in Spring 2014) as Tamar, with Ako (Throne of Blood), Erik Lochtefeld (February House), Mike Longo (Hair) and Vince B. Vincent (Geography of Loss), and Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg and Mary Kate Morrissey.




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