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The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera HouseThe Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's LightDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

Enhance Your Experience: Lyric Takes Dining to a New LevelEnhance Your Experience: Lyric Takes Dining to a New Level
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The start of the new season at Lyric September 23 signals a fresh and exciting start for Lyric's restaurants and its hospitality services for patrons. (more...)

Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2018/19 EnsembleLyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2018/19 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the professional artist development program at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Emily Pogorelc, mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker, tenor Eric Ferring, baritones Christopher Kenney and Ricardo Jos Rivera, and bass-baritone David Weigel, have been accepted into this prestigious program for its 2018/19 Ensemble. (more...)

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Cancels Opening Night Event Due to HarveyKathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Cancels Opening Night Event Due to Harvey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts has released the following statement after inquiries for their staff and community's well being. (more...)

Lyric Opera to Present Immersive CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!Lyric Opera to Present Immersive CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago will present international singing phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) on Saturday, October 21 at 8pm. (more...)

RIGOLETTO to Open This Fall at Lyric Opera of ChicagoRIGOLETTO to Open This Fall at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Here's what you need to know about RIGOLETTO, running at Lyric Opera of Chicago, October 7 - November 3... (more...)

BWW Previews: CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON IN RESTORED MUSIC HALLBWW Previews: CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON IN RESTORED MUSIC HALL
by Laura A. Hobson - Aug 16, 2017

In a restored Music Hall, built by Samuel Hannaford in 1878, with renovations amounting to $135 million, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announce the 2017 - 2018 season with several world premieres and an appearance by Audra McDonald. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for THE SCORPIONS' STINGTickets On Sale Now for THE SCORPIONS' STING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Lyric Unlimited is thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of The Scorpions' Sting, an opera for families and young people with music and libretto from acclaimed Canadian composer Dean Burry. The opera follows a group of archaeology students and their professor as they uncover the Lost Temple of Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing. A mythic tale unfolds as they discover the ancient hieroglyphics, and the students learn the importance of knowledge and the power of forgiveness. The production is ideal for families with children ages 7-12. (more...)

Free Concert STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Announced at Millenium ParkFree Concert STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Announced at Millenium Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 17th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert. Join us at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, September 8, at 7:30pm. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

Get Tickets to See Blu Rhythm Collective, Kuumba Lynx and YOLO Boomers at the LyricGet Tickets to See Blu Rhythm Collective, Kuumba Lynx and YOLO Boomers at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

For the past two years, Lyric Unlimited's groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative has cast a spotlight on the unique vocal past and present of our vibrant city. Through the Community Created Performances program, groups of Chicagoans were encouraged to share the untold stories of their community through song. (more...)

BWW Previews: TRUE WEST at NEW CITY PLAYERSBWW Previews: TRUE WEST at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Jul 27, 2017

True West marks the third and final production of New City Players' second season. True West will be directed by ensemble member Mary Gundlach. It will star founding members Andrew Paul Davis & Timothy Mark Davis, along with John Holley & Lory Reyes. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERSLyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 SeasonSingle Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017/18 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' ColePeople's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2017-18 SeasonSingle Tickets on Sale Next Month for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Single tickets go on sale Monday, July 10 at 10am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 63rd season. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Transition of Development LeadershipLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Transition of Development Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that Mary Ladish Selander, Lyric's Director of Development, will take on a new role as Senior Philanthropic Advisor. She will continue to lead Lyric's development team and engage with the Board and other major donors as usual until her successor is appointed and will subsequently serve in this newly created consultancy role. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERTPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOpera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreCasting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

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