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The Met Celebrates Black History Month With Two Weeks of Nightly Opera Streams Featur Photo The Met Celebrates Black History Month With Two Weeks of Nightly Opera Streams Featuring African-American Singers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021

The Met has announced themed lineups for the first two weeks of February in its ongoing series of Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 14-15- with Lillias White, Laura Benanti and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 14-15- with Lillias White, Laura Benanti and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.

The Met Announces EUGENE ONEGIN With Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky & More fo Photo The Met Announces EUGENE ONEGIN With Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky & More for Nightly Met Opera Streams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

The Met has announced themed lineups for five weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure.

TALKING FEDS Launches WOMEN AT THE TABLE Series Photo TALKING FEDS Launches WOMEN AT THE TABLE Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Celebrated political podcast Talking Feds is launching a new series, “Women at the Table.”

BWW Feature: Protests, Parades, And Pride, Oh My! Photo BWW Feature: Protests, Parades, And Pride, Oh My!
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 28, 2020

Broadway World Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher has a few words about Gay Pride and what it has looked like in the cabaret/concert industry these last few decades... and where it can definitely go in the future.

The Met Opera's AKHNATEN Returns To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse For A Photo The Met Opera's AKHNATEN Returns To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse For A Summer Encore
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

Although the Metropolitan Opera is closed through the end of the year, you can still experience some of the its greatest performances on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, June 19- The Antonyo Awards, PETER PAN LIVE! and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, June 19- The Antonyo Awards, PETER PAN LIVE! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Today (June 19) in live streaming: the first ever Antonyo Awards, Peter Pan Live! and so much more!

The Met Announces Weeks 13 and 14 Nightly Streams Schedule Featuring the AT HOME GALA Photo The Met Announces Weeks 13 and 14 Nightly Streams Schedule Featuring the AT HOME GALA and More
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

The Met has announced the Weeks 13 and 14 schedules for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, which feature the Met's acclaimed productions of Philip Glass's Akhnaten and Satyagraha, both available to the public for the first time on the Met's streaming platforms.

Opera San Jose Announces Free Live Stream Of Mozart April 18-May 18 Photo Opera San Jose Announces Free Live Stream Of Mozart April 18-May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

While it will not be opening The Magic Flute in April due to COVID-19 restrictions, Opera San José has announced something all opera patrons can enjoy at home instead: the FREE live stream viewing of its breathtaking 2011 production of Mozart's first dramatic masterpiece, the rarely produced Idomeneo: ré di Creta.

BWW Feature:  A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019 Photo BWW Feature: A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2019

Stephen Mosher looks back at the cabaret scene, as captured by his camera in 2019

BWW Feature: BWW Cabaret Critics' 2019 Year-End Round Table Photo BWW Feature: BWW Cabaret Critics' 2019 Year-End Round Table
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 10, 2019

BWW Cabaret Editor invites the journalists on the team to an informal discussion about the art form of cabaret, their passion, and what excited them in 2019.

BWW Review: Aaron Blake Soars to New Heights at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: Aaron Blake Soars to New Heights at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2019

Opera star on the rise brings his larger than life voice to the smaller and more intimate cabaret room at 54 Below, and audiences swoon.

BWW Interview: Opera Star, AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's/54 Be Photo BWW Interview: Opera Star, AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Brady Schwind - Nov 17, 2019

Opera Star AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's / 54 Below

BWW Review: Bring on the Jugglers, Philip Glass's AKHNATEN Finally Arrives at the Met Photo BWW Review: Bring on the Jugglers, Philip Glass's AKHNATEN Finally Arrives at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 16, 2019

It has taken 35 years for Philip Glass's AKHNATEN to get to the Met, since its premiere at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart in 1984. If you're an acolyte of Glass, Phelim McDermott's production, designed by Tom Pye, made it well worth the wait; if you're not, there's enough going on to keep you occupied during the 3 ½-hour performance.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lanie Kazan and More Join Feinstein's/54 November Lineup Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lanie Kazan and More Join Feinstein's/54 November Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Philip Glass's AKHNATEN Has Its Met Premiere November 8 Photo Philip Glass's AKHNATEN Has Its Met Premiere November 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents the company premiere of Philip Glass's modern masterpiece Akhnaten on November 8, 2019, with performances continuing through December 7.

Aaron Blake Heads to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Aaron Blake Heads to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Aaron Blake, who stars in the Met's new production of the Philip Glass masterpiece a?oeAkhnaten,a?? will simultaneously perform his new cabaret act at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9:30 PM., accompanied by pianist Cris Frisco.  He will have also performed the Sirius XM worldwide HD broadcast of a?oeAkhnatena?? the day before, on Nov. 23. 

BWW Review: Mostly Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE versus Teatro Nuovo's STRANIERA, Ingenuity Ou Photo BWW Review: Mostly Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE versus Teatro Nuovo's STRANIERA, Ingenuity Outdoes Purism
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 22, 2019

This week's opera performances--Teatro Nuova's LA STRANIERA by Bellini and Mostly Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE--proved that opera can be considered alive and well (and living in New York), as long as those producing it believe in it and give us some voices worth hearing.

Lincoln Center Extends Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis Langrée's Contrac Photo Lincoln Center Extends Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis Langrée's Contract Through 2023
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

On the eve of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's (MMFO) opening performances at the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss has announced that Lincoln Center has extended the contract of Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree through the summer of 2023. Langree has held the position since 2003, fostering the Festival Orchestra's profile as an established ensemble and steadfast presence on the Lincoln Center campus, furthering its scope of repertoire beyond music of the classical era, and heightening its reputation as one of America's premier chamber orchestras. Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 1998 and began his tenure as music director in 2003. 2023 will be his twenty-first season in the role. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Keyboardist Cal Harris Jr. Releases New Album 'Soulful' On Innervision Records Photo Keyboardist Cal Harris Jr. Releases New Album 'Soulful' On Innervision Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Keyboardist, Writer, & Producer, Cal Harris Jr. has released 6 Billboard charting singles including 2 in the Top 5 and was ranked #4 among Smooth Jazz Artists by Billboard Magazine for the year 2018. He is now set to release his 3rd project 'Soulful' his first since joining Innervision Records in 2015. Having already generated 2 smash singles 'Soulful' is one of the most anticipated projects of 2019.

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