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Deborah Brevoort is the award-winning author of numerous plays, musicals and operas. Originally from Alaska, she now resides in the New York City area. She is best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Contest and is being produced all over the world. Other plays include: Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley, The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, My Lord, What a Night, The Velvet Weapon, Into the Fire, and Signs of Life. Her musical works include Crossing Over, an Amish hip pop musical with composer Stephanie Saltzman; King Island Christmas and Goodbye My Island with composer David Friedman; Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing with Scott Richards; Embedded, an opera inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories with Patrick Soluri; Steal a Pencil for Me, an opera with Gerald Cohen; and new adaptations of Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Impresario for the Anchorage Opera. She was a finalist for the Pelliciotti Opera Composition Prize for her opera of Albert Nobbs, with Patrick Soluri. Her plays are published by Applause Books, Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service and No Passport Press. She teaches at Goddard College, Columbia University and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program/Tisch School of the Arts.

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Hub City Opera And Dance to Present New Jersey Premiere Of MURASAKI'S MOON

Experience the New Jersey premiere of MURASAKI'S MOON by Hub City Opera and Dance. This innovative opera celebrates the life and legacy of 11th-century Japanese writer, Lady Murasaki.
Review: AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: Three 20-Minute Operas at Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: THREE 20-MINUTE OPERAS at Kennedy Center?
PEAK Performances to Present Opera-in-Concert Performances of BLIND INJUSTICE

PEAK Performances at Montclair State University is producing two opera-in-concert performances of Blind Injustice, composed by Montclair State University College of the Arts faculty member Scott Davenport Richards (A Star Across the Ocean, Charlie Crosses the Nation) with a libretto by David Cote (Three Way, The Scarlet Ibis).
VIDEO: Washington National Opera Presents The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative (AOI), an acclaimed initiative to commission and present new American operas, on January 19, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. T
Washington National Opera to Present The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative featuring three world premieres of 20-minute chamber operas.
Feature: A Fabulous Cruise to Alaska with Seth Rudetsky on the Celebrity Solstice.

I went on a fabulous cruise to Alaska on the Celebrity Solstice, through Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Vacations. The best part was interacting with Seth, his husband (James Wesley) and the three other Broadway stars: Donna McKechnie, James Monroe Iglehart, and Ann Hampton Calloway. The scenery was impressive as well.
OPERA America Awards Deborah Brevoort The Annual Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

OPERA America has announced the 2023 Campbell Opera Librettist Prize recipient, Deborah Brevoort. Conceived and funded by acclaimed librettist and lyricist Mark Campbell, the Prize is the first award in the history of American opera created specifically to honor the work of opera librettists. The annual winner receives an award of $7,000 to support creative development and career advancement.
Cincinnati Opera Adds Additional Performance of THE KNOCK

In response to popular demand, Cincinnati Opera will offer an additional performance of the powerful new opera, The Knock, as part of its 2023 Summer Festival. 
OPERA America Awards Second Round of 2023 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors

OPERA America has announced the second-round recipients of the 2023 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors.
Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of PARADE

Parade is back on Broadway! The revival, starring Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden, opened last night, March 16, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out our photos of attendees Sara Bareilles, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jeremy Jordan, Rachel Zegler, and more as they walk the red carpet here!
Ramin Karimloo, Tesori & Brant World Premiere & More Set for Washington National Opera 2023�"2024 Season

Washington National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring the world premiere of Tesori's Grounded and more.
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of BLACK ODYSSEY at Classic Stage Company

Check out photos from opening night of Marcus Gardley's black odyssey at Classic Stage Company!
Cincinnati Opera Announces Updated 2023 Summer Festival Schedule and Casting

Cincinnati Opera announces updated schedule and cast information for the company's 2023 Summer Festival, taking place June 11–July 29, 2023.
MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March

Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022–23 season with Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery, March 10–April 1 at the University Theatre.
Florida Studio Theatre Announces Spelman Award Recipient

Florida Studio Theatre has announced that the theatre will present its esteemed Spelman Award to Ed and Susan Maier at its annual fundraising event on Monday, February 6. Named in honor of FST's founding Artistic Director, Jon Spelman, this award is presented to an institution or individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership by providing FST with counsel, financial backing, and/or in-kind support.
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE COLLABORATION Ahead of Cancelled Performance

Last night, shortly before the show was about to begin, the official opening night of The Collaboration was cancelled due to a case of Covid-19 in the cast detected during pre-show testing. However, the red carpet was still held prior to the announcement. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!
Cincinnati Opera Announces 2023 Summer Festival

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, has announced details for the company's 2023 Summer Festival. The season takes place June–July 2023 and features four productions: a romantic thriller, a touching and timely premiere, an effervescent comedy, and an innovative new vision of an operatic classic.
Interview: Sheldon Epps of MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A BLACK MAN'S JOURNEY IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE Recounts the Highs & Lows of His Amazing Career

BroadwayWorld talks to Sheldon Epps about his new memoir 'My Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre' that recounts his struggles and successes leading the Pasadena Playhouse for two decades and directing the Tony-nominated musicals 'Blues in the Night' and 'Play On!' on Broadway and beyond.
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!


How many shows has Deborah Brevoort written?

Deborah Brevoort has written 2 shows including The Women of Lockerbie (Playwright), Listen to My Heart (Lyricist).

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