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BWW Previews: MUSICAL QUARANTINE DIARIES at AUSTRIA

MUSICAL IN THE TIME OF COVID19!

We are in the middle of something, no one ever dreamed about. Theatres, Cafes, Restaurants, all closed, our social life swapped into the world of digital communications. But even in the darkest times, there is always a light. Musical Actors have done amazing things, like Rory Six and his Living Room Concerts. (If you enjoyed his concerts, click here to find out more about his upcoming plans and his crowdfunding project)

On Sunday, May 3rd, the VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN presents a Best Of Musical Concert in the ORF- Radio Kulturhaus in Vienna. "WIR SPIELEN FÜR ÖSTERREICH", with Songs from the In House productions like ELISABETH, TANZ DER VAMPIRE, DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, I AM FROM AUSTRIA, SCHIKANEDER, DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE, MOZART!, REBECCA and not to forget, the current production of CATS.

The likes of Thomas Borchert, Carin Filipčić, Maya Hakvoort, Dominik Hees, Milica Jovanović, Oedo Kuipers, Lukas Perman, Drew Sarich, and Mark Seibert are bringing some Musical Magic into our living rooms. If you are in need of more Musical, the ORF is streaming the latest VBW In House production I AM FROM AUSTRIA straight after the concert. As we are going to enjoy Musical separated together on Sunday, don't forget to dress up properly for the show. Stay safe and healthy.

Mark your calendar, May 3rd, 8:15 p.m. on ORF III and at the ORF TV-Thek



Obituary: Caspar Richter Has Passed Away Photo
The German Musical Community is grieving the loss of one of the VBW's founding fathers, Caspar Richter, who passed away last night. Richter has been involved in productions like A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Freudiana, Elisabeth, Mozart, Jekyll, and Hyde, Chicago, Rebecca, and Mel Brooks, The Producers, to name a few. Our Musical World wouldn't have been the same without his second-to-none passion.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards Photo
The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Salzburg Festival 2023 is Set For This Year Photo
'The time is out of joint' - the utterance that inspires Shakespeare's Hamlet to set things right offers an insight into the works, especially the operas, that can be experienced during the Salzburg Festival's upcoming season.

ORFEO ED EURIDICE Comes to Salzburg in May Photo
The creators of musical theatre made early use of the myth of the Thracian singer Orpheus who follows his dead bride Eurydice down into the underworld in order to restore her to the realm of the living by the power of his song.


From This Author - Martin Ganeider

Martin Ganeider, born in the beautiful mountains of Austria (not so Sound of music as some might think) felt in love with Musical theatre when he found a Vinyl from the Austrian production of CATS.... (read more about this author)


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