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ELAS BRILHAM DOC.MUSICAL Opens in Sao Paulo Celebrating Women in the History of Music Photo ELAS BRILHAM DOC.MUSICAL Opens in Sao Paulo Celebrating Women in the History of Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries
by Claudio Erlichman - October 05, 2022

The musical was conceived to give voice and tell the stories of women who broke prejudices, conquered machismo and opened the doors to the future of humanity. More than a show, Elas Brilham - Vozes que Iluminam e Transformam o Mundo – DOC.MUSICAL intends to celebrate women and open a space for speec...
Musical DOMINGUINHOS: ISSO AQUI TA BOM DEMAIS Honors the Late Master of Accordion Photo Musical DOMINGUINHOS: ISSO AQUI TA BOM DEMAIS Honors the Late Master of Accordion
by Claudio Erlichman - October 04, 2022

The musical tells certain passages in Dominguinhos' life and work, mixing reality and fiction, as the artist recalls his trajectory through facts, music and professional and affective partnerships, while talking to his greatest and faithful companion, the Accordion....
O PEQUENO PRÍNCIPE, O MUSICAL (The Little Prince) Opens Drawing a Parallel Between th Photo O PEQUENO PRÍNCIPE, O MUSICAL (The Little Prince) Opens Drawing a Parallel Between the Fable and What Lies Behind of One of the Best-Selling Books of All Time
by Claudio Erlichman - September 27, 2022

Inspired by one of the greatest classics of universal literature, points out the reopening of Teatro Villa Lobos. In the cast names like Thiago Machado and Bruna Guerin tell the adventures of the intrepid boy sewn into the story of the author himself, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who put a lot of himse...
Musical NEY MATOGROSSO – HOMEM COM H Celebrates the Trajectory of One of the Most Aut Photo Musical NEY MATOGROSSO – HOMEM COM H Celebrates the Trajectory of One of the Most Authentic Artists of Brazilian Culture
by Claudio Erlichman - September 09, 2022

After the huge success of the musical Silvio Santos Vem Ai, Paris Cultural chose to honor the chameleonic singer Ney Matogrosso, one of the most unique figures in Brazilian music and culture, in the musical Ney Matogrosso – Homem com H, with libretto by E. Boechat and M. Toledo, direction by Fernand...
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Ney Latorraca's Career, Musical SEU NEYLA will Op Photo Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Ney Latorraca's Career, Musical SEU NEYLA will Open in Sao Paulo, Combining Digital Technology and Live Theater
by Claudio Erlichman - September 08, 2022

One of the best known actors in Brazil, Ney Latorraca celebrates 60 years of his career using a new technology in Brazilian theater. The musical comedy Seu Neyla, by Heloísa Perisse and directed by Jose Possi Neto, brings together the digital world and theater, in real time....
For the First Time on Stage, Musical TEMPO CERTO (Right Time) Features Songs by Rober Photo For the First Time on Stage, Musical TEMPO CERTO (Right Time) Features Songs by Roberta Campos
by Claudio Erlichman - September 01, 2022

The plot follows the last year of a couple's relationship, exploring themes such as liquid relationships and the attempt to control time, very present in the current times. The musical features Daniel Cabral, Eri Correia, Alvaro Real and Vanessa Mello, with artistic direction and libreto by Rafael P...
Never Seen Before in Brazil, Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Weill & Brecht's THE THREEPENNY Photo Never Seen Before in Brazil, Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Weill & Brecht's THE THREEPENNY OPERA (A Opera dos Tres Vintens)
by Claudio Erlichman - August 30, 2022

Produced for the first time in Brazil, has the musical direction by American conductor Ira Levin, who leads the Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro, and scenic direction by Alexandre Dal Farra. Opening on September 1st, there will be seven recitals until September 11th....
Review: After 60 Years of its Opening WEST SIDE STORY Continues to Thrill Audiences i Photo Review: After 60 Years of its Opening WEST SIDE STORY Continues to Thrill Audiences in Historic Production
by Claudio Erlichman - July 19, 2022

West Side Story opens on July 8th at Theatro Sao Pedro. A masterpiece by Bernstein & Sondheim, direction by Charles Moeller and Brazilian version by Claudio Botelho, the musical direction is by Claudio Cruz, who leads the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro. The production also has a cast headed by Giuli...
After Great Success in Rio de Janeiro, PONTO A PONTO (Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles) Opens Photo After Great Success in Rio de Janeiro, PONTO A PONTO (Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles) Opens for a Short Season in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - July 11, 2022

After the success of Rio de Janeriro’s season, the play Ponto a Ponto (Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles), directed by Gustavo Barchilon, opens in Sao Paulo on July 15, at Teatro B32. The show features Luiz Fernando Guimaraes giving life to a 90-year-old lady, Bruno Gissoni as her grandson and Renata Ricci in...
Melodramatic and Cult: VINGANCA – O MUSICAL (Vengeance - the Musical) Returns to Sao Photo Melodramatic and Cult: VINGANCA – O MUSICAL (Vengeance - the Musical) Returns to Sao Paulo's Stage
by Claudio Erlichman - June 22, 2022

A success of Brazilian musical theater in recent years, the show Vinganca (Vengeance) returns in June at Teatro Raul Cortez in Sao Paulo. After nine years, the cult musical by Anna Toledo with songs by Lupicinio Rodrigues returns in a new house and with a renewed cast...
Donizetti's LE CONVENIENZE ED INCONVENIENZE TEATRAL (Viva La Mamma) Opens at Theatro Photo Donizetti's LE CONVENIENZE ED INCONVENIENZE TEATRAL (Viva La Mamma) Opens at Theatro Sao Pedro
by Claudio Erlichman - June 13, 2022

With performances on June 16, 17, 18 and 19, the show is musically directed and conducted by Andre dos Santos, who leads the Orquestra Jovem do Theatro Sao Pedro, stage direction by Julianna Santos. Viva La Mamma, also known as Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali satirizes the operatic work, a...
Musical BRENDA LEE E O PALACIO DAS PRINCESAS Tells the Story of the First Activist Wh Photo Musical BRENDA LEE E O PALACIO DAS PRINCESAS Tells the Story of the First Activist Who Founded the First Support House for People With HIV/AIDS in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - June 07, 2022

Brenda Lee e o Palacio das Princesas is a musical that brings a bit of the history of Brenda Lee, called the “guardian angel of transvestites”, activist who founded the first support house for people with HIV/AIDS in Brazil. She has a pension for transvestites who, for the most part, live off prosti...
BWW Review: Bake a Leg: SWEENEY TODD Opens in Sao Paulo with Sold Out Tickets Photo BWW Review: Bake a Leg: SWEENEY TODD Opens in Sao Paulo with Sold Out Tickets
by Claudio Erlichman - May 18, 2022

Sondheim's macabre musical Sweeney Todd, arrives in Brazil. The show opened on March in Sao Paulo for a short season and takes place on the 033 Rooftop of Teatro Santander. With direction by Ze Henrique de Paula, the Brazilian production stars Rodrigo Lombardi (Sweeney), Andrezza Massei (Mrs. Love...
CIA. DEBORAH COLKER Premieres the Season of CURA (Healing) in Sao Paulo Photo CIA. DEBORAH COLKER Premieres the Season of CURA (Healing) in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - May 10, 2022

Deborah Colker has devoted her time in recent years to finding a cure. In this case, a solution to the genetic disease that his grandson has. From this personal anguish, the new work of the Cia. de Dança Deborah Colker was born. Cura is about science, faith and the struggle to overcome and accept ou...
BWW Awards: BARNUM is the big winner of the 4th edition of the DID AWARDS FOR MUSICAL Photo BWW Awards: BARNUM is the big winner of the 4th edition of the DID AWARDS FOR MUSICAL THEATER
by Claudio Erlichman - May 04, 2022

After a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Digital Press Highlight Award (DID) resumed its activities in honor and recognition of the great highlights of Brazilian musical theater in the city of Sao Paulo. The ceremony, which held its 4th edition announced, the winners, celebrating the 1...
BWW Review: After 10 Years, THE ADDAMS FAMILY Returns to Haunt and Entertain at Teatr Photo BWW Review: After 10 Years, THE ADDAMS FAMILY Returns to Haunt and Entertain at Teatro Renault
by Claudio Erlichman - May 04, 2022

The family that captivated the hearts of thousands of viewers in Brazil is back! T4F reopens the Teatro Renault stage again to welcome the eccentric, scary and funny characters that enchant generations. In the main roles Marisa Orth and Daniel Boaventura , share the cast with famous names in musica...
With Only Two Performances A NIGHT ON BROADWAY Talks About Two Brazilians in Search o Photo With Only Two Performances A NIGHT ON BROADWAY Talks About Two Brazilians in Search of the American Dream on the Great White Way
by Claudio Erlichman - April 18, 2022

Uma Noite na Broadway is a very funny musical comedy, directed by Fernanda Chamma, and starring Fabi Bang and Thiago Machado, that brings together hits from some of the great Broadway musicals successfully produced in Brazil. The play tells the story of two Brazilian artists at different times in t...
After 56 Years of its Opening, MORTE E VIDA SEVERINA Returns to Teatro TUCA Photo After 56 Years of its Opening, MORTE E VIDA SEVERINA Returns to Teatro TUCA
by Claudio Erlichman - April 14, 2022

The most popular work by Joao Cabral Melo Neto returns to Teatro Tuca, where it premiered in 1965. The new production is directed by Elias Andreato and brings together, on stage, 13 young talents from various Brazilian cities, and 5 musicians, who will set the tone for the compositions of Chico Buar...
Cia. Da Revista Opens TATUAGEM, a Musical About Love and Freedom in Times of Oppressi Photo Cia. Da Revista Opens TATUAGEM, a Musical About Love and Freedom in Times of Oppression
by Claudio Erlichman - April 13, 2022

Cia. da Revista celebrates its 25th anniversary with the premiere of the musical Tatuagem, directed by Kleber Montanheiro, The show premieres on April 14 at Espaco Cia da Revista, where it runs from Thursday to Saturday at 9 pm and on Sundays at 7 pm. ...
Bellini's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Opens at Theatro Sao Pedro Photo Bellini's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Opens at Theatro Sao Pedro
by Claudio Erlichman - April 11, 2022

I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera by V. Bellini, will be performed in April at Theatro Sao Pedro. With libretto by Felice Romani, the opera is not based on Shakespeare's famous text. Staged by Antonio Araujo and musical direction by Alessandro Sangiorgi, the cast includes singers Denise de Freitas (Ro...
Based on Plinio Marcos' Work, Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo Presents the Operas NAVA Photo Based on Plinio Marcos' Work, Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo Presents the Operas NAVALHA NA CARNE and HOMENS DE PAPEL
by Claudio Erlichman - April 06, 2022

In April, Sao Paulo’s Theatro Municipal presents two operas by Plinio Marcos: Navalha na Carne and Homens de Papel. Both productions are the first operas specially commissioned by the theater. Presented in a double bill, they bring iconic texts from Brazilian dramaturgy, which focus on existences se...
Past and Present, Dream and Reality are Mixed Up in NAUTOPIA Photo Past and Present, Dream and Reality are Mixed Up in NAUTOPIA
by Claudio Erlichman - March 31, 2022

A new authorial musical opens in Brazil on April 1st: 'Nautopia', by Daniel Salve. The show features Beto Sargentelli, Eline Porto, Jonathas Joba and a great cast, when portraying the eternal back home of the young man who seeks healing through confrontation with its past and its internal and extern...
Mazel Tov: 13 – O MUSICAL Opens With an All Teen Cast and Band Photo Mazel Tov: 13 – O MUSICAL Opens With an All Teen Cast and Band
by Claudio Erlichman - March 25, 2022

Following a move from NY City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. With known names in the Brazilian cast, the show is the only Broadway musical ever with ...
Using Britney Spears's Songs NOITES DE VERAO – O MUSICAL Gives a Contemporary and Gay Photo Using Britney Spears's Songs NOITES DE VERAO – O MUSICAL Gives a Contemporary and Gay Reinterpretation to Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
by Claudio Erlichman - March 23, 2022

Can you imagine Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' told to the sound of pop princess Britney Spears in a musical, contemporary and with a completely new gay reinterpretation? For this is Noites de Verao (Summer Nights)....
Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Lyrical Season with Two Operas by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI Photo Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Lyrical Season with Two Operas by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2022

The production is conducted by Luis Otavio Santos, who commands the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro, and stage direction by Mauro Wrona. The show will also be streamed free of charge on the internet. ...