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BWW Review: MACBETH at STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN - Superstars Netrebko and Domingo miscast in a glittering new production of Verdi's MACBETH BWW Review: MACBETH at STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN - Superstars Netrebko and Domingo miscast in a glittering new production of Verdi's MACBETH
by Mark Janicello on June 22, 2018 in Germany

Currently, the world of opera is sorely lacking superstar talent. Last night, at the Staatsoper unter den Linden, three of the world's brightest classical-music talents came together in a very expensive, glittering new production of Verdi's MACBETH. Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and conductor Daniel Barenboim, the Staatsoper's Music Director, were the 'above the title' names in the production. Of the three, only Mr. Barenboim, now 75, truly fulfilled his role in the production. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by BWW Special on June 22, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! (more...)
BAT OUT OF HELL Comes To Metronom Theater This Fall BAT OUT OF HELL Comes To Metronom Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Germany

Endlich ist es offiziell: Jim Steinmans BAT OUT OF HELL - Das Musical mit den Welthits von Meat Loaf ist die nachste Produktion im Stage Metronom Theater am CentrO Oberhausen! Das Musical ist damit die Nachfolgeproduktion von Disneys Musical Tarzan, das am 23. September 2018 zum vorerst letzten Mal auf einer deutschen Buhne gespielt wird. Die Deutschlandpremiere des außergewohnlichen Rock-Spektakels von Kultkomponist Jim Steinman ist im November 2018. Der Vorverkauf ist ab sofort geoffnet. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
MARY POPPINS Comes to Stage Theater an der Elbe Beginning Today! MARY POPPINS Comes to Stage Theater an der Elbe Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Germany

MARY POPPINS opens June 14 at the Stage Theater an der Elbe and will run until May 5, 2019.  (more...)
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk on June 02, 2018 in Germany

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin, renowned for its vast lineup of more than 50 craft and artisanal beers, takes center stage in a different form of the arts this spring. The British tenor and Deutsche Oper ensemble member Andrew Dickinson will direct the three-day event taking place May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd. Opera @ Stone: La Boheme presents a modern twist on Puccini's classic love story, set in current-day Berlin and utilizing the expansive award-winning restaurant's entire multi-level space. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk on May 31, 2018 in Germany

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin, renowned for its vast lineup of more than 50 craft and artisanal beers, takes center stage in a different form of the arts this spring. The British tenor and Deutsche Oper ensemble member Andrew Dickinson will direct the three-day event taking place May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd. Opera @ Stone: La Boheme presents a modern twist on Puccini's classic love story, set in current-day Berlin and utilizing the expansive award-winning restaurant's entire multi-level space. (more...)
Benefiz-Lesung Von Hanna Schygulla Für Junge Geflüchtete Benefiz-Lesung Von Hanna Schygulla Für Junge Geflüchtete
by BWW News Desk on May 28, 2018 in Germany

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Semperoper Ballett Erhält Europäischen Kulturpreis TAURUS
by BWW News Desk on May 28, 2018 in Germany

Am Samstag, den 2. Juni 2018 wird das Semperoper Ballett mit dem Europaischen Kulturpreis TAURUS geehrt. Die Verleihung findet im Rahmen der Premiere des Ballettabends »100°C« in der Semperoper Dresden statt, sechs Tage vor der offiziellen Veranstaltung in der Frauenkirche Dresden. Die Sachsische Staatsministerin fur Wissenschaft und Kunst, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, wird die Laudatio halten. (more...)
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin Becomes the City's Fifth Opera House With LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk on May 27, 2018 in Germany

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin, renowned for its vast lineup of more than 50 craft and artisanal beers, takes center stage in a different form of the arts this spring. The British tenor and Deutsche Oper ensemble member Andrew Dickinson will direct the three-day event taking place May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd. Opera @ Stone: La Boheme presents a modern twist on Puccini's classic love story, set in current-day Berlin and utilizing the expansive award-winning restaurant's entire multi-level space. (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at Admiralspalast - Grease is Still the Word! BWW Review: GREASE at Admiralspalast - Grease is Still the Word!
by Mark Janicello on May 27, 2018 in Germany

'Wop baba lu bap a wap bam boom!!' 47 years after its Broadway debut and 40 years after John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sang and danced their way into the world's collective consciousness, GREASE is still the word! This touring production of GREASE, which has been on the road in German-speaking Europe since October 2017 is an amalgam of both the original stage production and the 1978 film. The Admiralspalast in Berlin is the last stop of this mammoth production before taking a summer hiatus. Last night the T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and lovebirds Danny and Sandy gave a whizz-bang performance that thrilled the tough Berlin audience. (more...)
BWW Review: THE WANDERING at Theater Im Delphi - A World Premiere with potential. BWW Review: THE WANDERING at Theater Im Delphi - A World Premiere with potential.
by Mark Janicello on May 26, 2018 in Germany

A group of young performers (Donna Lee, Darell Hanes, Alexander Simoes, Carrie Getman, Udo Wiegand, and Sara McKee) work with 100% commitment, futilely trying to turn Ken Shakin's THE WANDERING, a musicalized re-imagining of James Joyce's 'Ulysses,' (factually a short Oratorio), into a fully-staged operatic performance. They only partly succeed. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
Martin Woelffer und sein Team sagen DANKE Martin Woelffer und sein Team sagen DANKE
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2018 in Germany

Am Samstag, den 26. Mai verabschieden sich Martin Woelffer und sein Team mit einem großen „Danke-Fest" vom Kurfurstendamm. Am 27. Mai geht in der Komodie am Kurfurstendamm mit Katharina Thalbachs Inszenierung von „Der Raub der Sabinerinnen" eine fast 100-jahrige Geschichte zu Ende. „Das wird kein einfacher Tag fur mich und mein Team", ist Theaterchef Martin Woelffer sich sicher. „Aber wir sind es unseren treuen Zuschauern und Unterstutzern schuldig, dass wir uns hier nicht sang- und klanglos verabschieden. Zum Abschied lassen wir es noch mal richtig krachen", verspricht er. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil Will Bring Hit Broadway Show PARAMOUR to Hamburg Germany Cirque du Soleil Will Bring Hit Broadway Show PARAMOUR to Hamburg Germany
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2018 in Germany

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Stage Entertainment announced today that the Broadway Show Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR will relocate to Hamburg, Germany's musical metropolis. The hit musical will have its European premiere at the Stage Theater Neue Flora in April 2019. (more...)
BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Deutsche Oper Berlin - A woefully underrehearsed performance with a runaway orchestra BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Deutsche Oper Berlin - A woefully underrehearsed performance with a runaway orchestra
by Mark Janicello on May 20, 2018 in Germany

Deutsche Oper Berlin's Verdi Festival 2018 took a very inauspicious turn with last night's woefully underrehearsed performance of LA TRAVIATA. Within the first 8 bars of the Prelude, I knew we were in trouble. Unfortunately, I was not mistaken. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
BWW Review: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN BWW Review: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN
by Mark Janicello on May 17, 2018 in Germany

In the right hands, Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA can be one of the funniest pieces in the standard operatic repertoire.  At the many productions of this work that I have seen, there were, at best, a few smiles. When comedy is not done right, it's a tough, often sloppy, slog.  Last night at Berlin's Staatsoper unter den Linden, I (and the rest of the audience) laughed out loud numerous times during this thoroughly charming, utterly delightful and simply hilarious production.  BARBIERE at the Staatsoper has restored my faith in going to the opera in Berlin. In contrast to most productions in Berlin, IL BARBIERE splendidly entertains, rather than tries to 'educate' its audience, and does so with wit, style, and skill. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
BWW Review: WAHNSINN! THE WOLFGANG PETRY MUSICAL at Theater Am Potsdamer Platz - A commercial product created to please the masses. BWW Review: WAHNSINN! THE WOLFGANG PETRY MUSICAL at Theater Am Potsdamer Platz - A commercial product created to please the masses.
by Mark Janicello on May 11, 2018 in Germany

WAHNSINN! dresses up the extremely commercial, completely interchangeable Wolfgang Petry songs with a clever set design, colorful costumes, interesting choreography and a couple of memorable performances. Enrico De Pieri as Peter (the nominal lead) in the show, almost single-handedly saves this enterprise from utter meaninglessness by imbuing Mr. Petry's superficial songs with more gravity than they deserve and by creating a believable character with genuine emotion that the audience could care about. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in Germany

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Deutsche Oper Berlin - An ABC Production (an Amateurish, Boring Catastrophe) directed by former operatic tenor, Rolando Villazón BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Deutsche Oper Berlin - An ABC Production (an Amateurish, Boring Catastrophe) directed by former operatic tenor, Rolando Villazón
by Mark Janicello on May 02, 2018 in Germany

If you let a Chimpanzee drive a speeding locomotive, you'd get a train wreck similar to DIE FLEDERMAUS at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Former operatic tenor Rolando Villazón is responsible for 'directing' this unmitigated disaster of a very expensive new production. Were I not on assignment to review FLEDERMAUS for Broadwayworld.com, I would have left after the first 20 minutes of Act One. (more...)
BWW Preview: THE TIGER LILLIES at Admiralspalast - The British Cult Trio on European Tour bring their comedic stylings to Berlin BWW Preview: THE TIGER LILLIES at Admiralspalast - The British Cult Trio on European Tour bring their comedic stylings to Berlin
by Mark Janicello on April 29, 2018 in Germany

The British are Coming!!!  If Sid Vicious and Bertold Brecht had a baby...and Tiny Tim was its Godfather, the result would be something like the British Cult Trio THE TIGER LILLIES.  Plant your tongue firmly in your cheek and make your way to the Admiralspalast to catch THE TIGER LILLIES in Concert. Their 2018 Tour 'Still Alive and In Concert' will be making a stop at Berlin's Admiralspalast on June 30th. (more...)
FROM THE HOUSE OF DEAD Premieres On 21 May 2018 FROM THE HOUSE OF DEAD Premieres On 21 May 2018
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2018 in Germany

Director Frank Castorf makes his house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper with Leoš Janaek's last opera, From the House of Dead. Frank Castorf has already staged a large part of the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky at the Volksbuhne in Berlin. Simone Young conducts another premiere at the Bayerische Staatsoper following the new production of Palestrina (2009). (more...)