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Obsidian Theatre & Tapestry Opera Make History With World Premiere Black Opera OF THE Photo Obsidian Theatre & Tapestry Opera Make History With World Premiere Black Opera OF THE SEA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2023

Following previous announcements that Obsidian Theatre and Tapestry Opera have come together to commission a new Black Canadian opera - and the first ever in Obsidian's history -  to be presented by TO Live in March of 2023, the companies are thrilled to share complete details of their upcoming collaboration, OF THE SEA. 

National Philharmonic Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH This December Photo National Philharmonic Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

National Philharmonic (NatPhil) presents three performances of George Frideric Handel's Messiah, aimed at bringing renewed social relevance, commentary, and philanthropy to an annual holiday tradition. Conducted by Stan Engebretson, the program features a stellar cast of African American singers alongside the National Philharmonic Chorale.

National Philharmonic Concert Schedule Announced For December 2022 Photo National Philharmonic Concert Schedule Announced For December 2022
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

The National Philharmonic's (NatPhil) 2022-2023 season continues in December with holiday programming and turns by star guest soloists.

Lyric Fest Presents A SINGER'S SINGER: A Biography In Music Of Winnaretta Singer - An Photo Lyric Fest Presents A SINGER'S SINGER: A Biography In Music Of Winnaretta Singer - An American Patroness In Paris
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčLyric Fest continues its 20th anniversary season with two performances of A Singer's Singer: A Biography In Music of Winnaretta Singer - An American Patroness In Paris, to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia - the place where Lyric Fest began - and Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3:00pm at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.

Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture Photo Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has exclusively shared a video clip of Great Performances' upcoming live capture of the recent Off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel. In 'No One Does It For Us,' Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown) and Mayme (Krysty Swann) imagine a world in which they can achieve their dreams for the future. 

VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL Photo VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL
by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

PBS has shared a first look video of the filmed capture of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Intimate Apparel. Set in turn of the century New York, GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Intimate Apparel' tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies' undergarments.

Lyric Fest Announces 20th Anniversary Season Featuring the World Premiere of COTTON b Photo Lyric Fest Announces 20th Anniversary Season Featuring the World Premiere of COTTON by Damien Geter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Lyric Fest announced their 2022-2023 season, which coincides with the organization's 20th Anniversary. The season kicks off with Elysian Fields, a celebration of Lyric Fest's beginnings.

INTIMATE APPAREL to Premiere on PBS in September Photo INTIMATE APPAREL to Premiere on PBS in September
by Michael Major - Jul 18, 2022

Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Featuring a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play, and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, the opera is directed by Bartlett Sher.

Vancouver Opera to Bring Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS PINAFORE To The Queen Elizabeth The Photo Vancouver Opera to Bring Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS PINAFORE To The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Vancouver Opera will conclude its 2021-2022 season with HMS Pinafore by acclaimed creative duo W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Four performances of the wildly popular opera will be performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday April 30, Thursday May 5, and Saturday May 7 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday May 8.

New York Festival of Song Finishes Series with THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY BLACK COMPOSE Photo New York Festival of Song Finishes Series with THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY BLACK COMPOSERS
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, concludes its 2021-22 Mainstage Series with The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 8:00pm at Merkin Hall, co-presented by Kaufman Music Center. The concert features mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, and baritone Jorell Williams, together with pianists Nathaniel LaNasa and Steven Blier, in works by Black composers that include H. Leslie Adams, Margaret Bonds, Harry Burleigh, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Robert Owens, Hale Smith, and William Grant Still.

Jorell Williams Videos

Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture

by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has exclusively shared a video clip of Great Performances' upcoming live capture of the recent Off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel. In 'No One Does It For Us,' Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown) and Mayme (Krysty Swann) imagine a world in which they can achieve their dreams for the future. 

VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL Videoplay
VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL

by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

PBS has shared a first look video of the filmed capture of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Intimate Apparel. Set in turn of the century New York, GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Intimate Apparel' tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies' undergarments.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Seattle Opera's AS ONE: A Transgender Story Told Through Opera
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

TV Broadway Beat Exclusive: LOST IN THE STARS Preview!
by Robert Diamond - Feb 3, 2011

Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center, will feature Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington, Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat got an exclusive sneak peek!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at LOST IN THE STARS in Rehearsal!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 26, 2011

Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington,Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone will star in in Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat went behind the scenes in rehearsal to capture a first look!