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Mercury presents Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion', 3/10 Mercury presents Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion', 3/10
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Houston

???????This spring, Mercury proudly presents 'one of the greatest artistic achievements in history' at Stude Concert Hall. A profound, beautiful and moving masterpiece, it, as well as other works by Johann Sebastian Bach, have inspired such world-renowned artists as The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. On March 10th, Mercury brings music and voice together to present the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. (more...)
Houston Chamber Choir presents MIND CRAFT: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance 2/24 Houston Chamber Choir presents MIND CRAFT: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance 2/24
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Houston

Houston Chamber Choir presents Mind Craft: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance with guest conductor Alexander Blachly, Ph.D. Of the hundreds of works performed by Dr. Blachly's ensemble Pomerium over the course of 43 years, this program contains a selection of his favorites by some of the leading composers of the Renaissance, from Josquin Desprez, the great master of imitative polyphony and musical canons, and Henricus Isaac, famed wizard of counterpoint, to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and the uncannily modern, tortured genius Carlo Gesualdo. (more...)
BWW Review: LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR at Catastrophic Theatre BWW Review: LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR at Catastrophic Theatre
by P'nina Topham on February 16, 2018 in Houston

LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR is an evocative theatrical experience, rooted in the intertwined existence of farcical and absurd characters, each seeking love, respect and/or money, and the most potent human driver: acceptance. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Houston

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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE Comes to MST this March HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE Comes to MST this March
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Houston

Main Street Theater (MST) presents HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE!, a musical based on the classic books series by Betty McDonald. (more...)
The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates The Creative Journey And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates The Creative Journey And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Houston

The Ensemble Theatre commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in its 'Celebrating the Creative Journey' series with a show entitled: King: The Legacy Lives On, Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. in The Ensemble Performance Centre 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. (more...)
VIDEO: Take a Look Inside the Rehearsal Room for MEMPHIS at TUTS! VIDEO: Take a Look Inside the Rehearsal Room for MEMPHIS at TUTS!
by Leah Windahl on February 15, 2018 in Houston

Theatre Under the Stars presents MEMPHIS! The 2010 Tony Awards Best Musical winner, featuring a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan, is set in the 1950s. It follows DJ Huey Calhoun, who breaks convention when he becomes one of the first white DJs to play black music on his radio station. MEMPHIS is set to open February 20th, and will run through March 4th. (more...)
Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Presents THE EXONERATED Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Presents THE EXONERATED
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Houston

If it could happen to them, could it happen to you? Six everyday people-some simply in the wrong place at the wrong time-each tried, found guilty and sentenced to death. These are the stories of The Exonerated. Artistic Director of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.), Malinda L. Beckham, brings to life this critically acclaimed play, running for only three weeks at MATCH. (more...)
Mildred's Umbrella Presents DARK MATTER Mildred's Umbrella Presents DARK MATTER
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Houston

Closing out a six-year tenure in Spring Street Studios, Mildred's Umbrella (MU) is reviving a fan favorite from its days at Midtown Arts Center with DARK MATTER, a collection of gothic shorts by Don Nigro. These ten short pieces, speak to MU's unique aesthetic of dark and quirky comedy and feature a stellar cast of local talent. (more...)
Musiqa Presents THE MOVING IMAGE Musiqa Presents THE MOVING IMAGE
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Houston

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents The Moving Image, the third installment in its 2017/18 Music+ concert series. The program features new music ensemble Loop38 and consists of four compelling works paired with short films, adding another dimension to the ordinary live concert experience. (more...)
Verified Fan registration for HAMILTON Feb 14 through Feb 19; Tickets on sale Feb 23 Verified Fan registration for HAMILTON Feb 14 through Feb 19; Tickets on sale Feb 23
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Houston

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway at the Hobby Center announce today that tickets for HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, February 23 at 10:00 AM CT. Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots. (more...)
Mariam Khalili Appointed Managing Director Of Houston Chamber Choir Mariam Khalili Appointed Managing Director Of Houston Chamber Choir
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Houston

The Board of Directors of the Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to announce the appointment of Mariam Khalili as its Managing Director. Khalili has extensive experience in managing, marketing and fundraising for performing arts nonprofits in Houston. (more...)
Da Camera presents Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, 3/2 Da Camera presents Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, 3/2
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Houston

Da Camera of Houston presents world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a program focused on the superlative brilliance and beauty of Beethoven's sonatas on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 8 PM at Stude Concert Hall at Rice University. "Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven" is presented as the second annual James K. Schooler Memorial Concert, recognizing the generous bequest made by a loyal Da Camera subscriber and donor. (more...)
Houston Symphony Showcases Hollywood Sound With Academy Award-Winning Scores In Star-Studded Evening Houston Symphony Showcases Hollywood Sound With Academy Award-Winning Scores In Star-Studded Evening
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Houston

Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke brings the glamour and sounds of Hollywood's biggest night to Jones Hall with The Oscars: Best Original Songs March 1-3, 2018 at 8 p.m., just days before the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held March 4, 2018. (more...)
BWW TV: Theatre Under the Stars presents MEMPHIS BWW TV: Theatre Under the Stars presents MEMPHIS
by BroadwayWorld TV on February 13, 2018 in Houston

Take a look behind the scenes from rehearsals for Theatre Under The Stars production of MEMPHIS!  (more...)
Photo Flash: Main Street Theater presents MEN ON BOATS Photo Flash: Main Street Theater presents MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Houston

Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus - and it's played by all women.  Men on Boats tells the story of Major John Wesley Powell's actual expedition of the Grand Canyon in 1869.  The play depicts the amazing journey of these 10 explorers with all its humor and wonder and danger and excitement.  It's an extraordinary adventure. (more...)
BWW Interview: Barrett Riggins on Rockin' and Rollin' in MEMPHIS BWW Interview: Barrett Riggins on Rockin' and Rollin' in MEMPHIS
by Natalie de la Garza on February 13, 2018 in Houston

The multi-talented Barrett Riggins talks the 'quintessential American musical'; 'Daddy-O Dewey,' the real-life inspiration behind his character in MEMPHIS, Huey Calhoun; and the power of music to open hearts and minds. (more...)
Photo Flash: Classical Theatre Company presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 2/9 through 2/25 Photo Flash: Classical Theatre Company presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 2/9 through 2/25
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Houston

Classical Theatre Company returns to the great Henrik Ibsen for the first time since their critically-acclaimed 2016 production of A Doll's House. Ibsen is known for his no-holds-barred critique of the world - in particular, society - around him, and An Enemy of the People follows that same course. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup on February 11, 2018 in Houston

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup on February 11, 2018 in Houston

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: Schenkkan and LBJ Make GREAT SOCIETY at the Alley Theatre BWW Review: Schenkkan and LBJ Make GREAT SOCIETY at the Alley Theatre
by Katricia Lang on February 11, 2018 in Houston

THE GREAT SOCIETY does not match the power of its predecessor. But ALL THE WAY is hard to match. And THE GREAT SOCIETY is a fine play in its own right. (more...)
Coming Next Weekend to the Grand PARSONS DANCE, Saturday, 2/17 Coming Next Weekend to the Grand PARSONS DANCE, Saturday, 2/17
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Houston

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 8pm, The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the eagerly anticipated return of Parsons Dance. (more...)
14 Pews Opens Bechdel Film Festival at MFAH, 2/15 14 Pews Opens Bechdel Film Festival at MFAH, 2/15
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Houston

14 Pews has a lot of treats in store for Opening Night of the Bechdel Film Festival. (more...)
Stages Repertory Theatre presents ANN, 2/14-4/8 Stages Repertory Theatre presents ANN, 2/14-4/8
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Houston

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the Houston premiere of Ann, the critically acclaimed one-woman production about iconic, larger-than-life Texas Governor Ann Richards featuring the incomparable Sally Edmundson, a longtime Stages favorite known for her starring roles in productions including Auntie Mame, Full Gallop, Driving Miss Daisy and Steel Magnolias. Written by and originally starring Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, Ann premiered at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston in 2010 under the title Money, Marbles and Chalk: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards, and premiered on Broadway in 2013. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in Houston

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 DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)