Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of Boston Lyric Opera's THE HANDMAID'S TALE?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of Boston Lyric Opera's THE HANDMAID'S TALE?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

This weekend Boston Lyric Opera concluded the run of THE HANDMAID'S TALE - the first performances of a new edition by composer Poul Ruders, commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera. The production starred Jennifer Johnson Cano and Caroline Worra. (more...)

Hallmark Channel Announces All-Star Cast of CHRISTMAS EVERLASTINGHallmark Channel Announces All-Star Cast of CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Hallmark Channel announces a veteran, all-star cast for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, 'Christmas Everlasting,' based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, The Second Sister. Headlining 'Christmas Everlasting' is Tatyana Ali ('Fly,' 'The Young & The Restless'), Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Dondre T. Whitfield ('Queen Sugar,' 'All My Children'), Golden Globe Awards(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ('Reverie,' 'Far From Heaven'), and Emmy(R) Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle ('Patti LaBelle's Place,' soundtrack 'License to Kill'). 'Christmas Everlasting,' now shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, will premiere Thanksgiving Weekend. 'Christmas Everlasting' is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Walk Festival HallBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Walk Festival Hall
by Maria Nockin - Aug 18, 2018

On August 17, 2018, The Grand Teton Music Festival presented Leonard Bernstein's 1957 musical, WEST SIDE STORY. In the intimate, wood-lined Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, Wyoming, Music Director Donald Runnicles led the festival orchestra, which is composed of of players from fine ensembles from across the globe. The orchestra's music was 'surround sound' in the fullest sense of the term. Patrons not only heard but experienced Bernstein's Blues, Mambo, and Cha-Cha with all their senses as the rhythms encompassed the hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And ScopeBWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And Scope
by Herbert Paine - Apr 11, 2018

With brilliant flashes of imagination and innovation, Arizona Opera's production of DAS RHEINGOLD, under the visionary direction of Brian Staufenbiel, is an entirely engaging and enthralling theatrical experience. David Murakami's digital wizardry is amazing. The cast is tremendous. Final chance to see the production: at Tucson Music Hall, April 14th and 15th. (more...)

New Play About Famous Courtesan GLAMOUR GIRL Launches Campaign for UK TourNew Play About Famous Courtesan GLAMOUR GIRL Launches Campaign for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

A fundraising initiative launched last month is helping to raise funds for a regional professional theatre tour of Glamour Girl, a brand-new play that tells the true but little-known story of one of the most glamorous English courtesan's in all of Paris. (more...)

Plymouth Born GLAMOUR GIRL Set To Take Centre StagePlymouth Born GLAMOUR GIRL Set To Take Centre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

A fundraising initiative has been launched to raise funds for a regional theatre tour of Glamour Girl a brand-new play that tells the true but little-known story of one of the most glamorous English courtesan's in all of Paris. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

Tap Your Feet to M & M Stage Productions' 42ND STREET at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Prepare to tap your feet along with M & M Stage Productions as they present the enduring and endearing classic "42nd Street" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Tap Your Feet to M & M Stage Productions' 42ND STREET at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Prepare to tap your feet along with M & M Stage Productions as they present the enduring and endearing classic "42nd Street" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA Receives Critical Raves As One Of The Company's Best In Years
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Audiences have only four more chances to see Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) acclaimed production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which Lawrence Budmen in South Florida Classical Review, calls 'a world-beater. (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater Features Deaf Actress in Copland's THE TENDER LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Hartford Opera Theater is pleased to present THE TENDER LAND with music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, as its main stage production. Directed by Kristy Chambrelli with music direction by Joseph Hodge, THE TENDER LAND tells the story of a young girl, who finds herself on the cusp of adulthood and must choose whether to remain in her small town or experience what the world has to offer. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Excitement is building as Florida Grand Opera (FGO) prepares to open its production of one of Verdi's greatest works, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a searing drama of royal intrigue and the conflict between duty and following one's heart. Long considered one of the ultimate challenges for the world's greatest singers of the Italian repertoire, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, and Plácido Domingo, Un ballo in maschera comes to Florida Grand Opera for the first time since 2005, with a cast of some of the finest singers available on the international opera scene. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

A tortuous love triangle involving the King of Sweden. A mysterious fortune teller who predicts that the King will soon die. An assassination plot. Few of Giuseppe Verdi's operas contain as many bewitching elements as his 1859 masterpiece Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which opens at Florida Grand Opera on April 29, 2017, in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater Presents David Wolfson's THE FAITH OPERAS, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Hartford Opera Theater is proud to present the world premiere of David Wolfson's THE FAITH OPERAS, a collection of operatic vignettes that grapple with issues of faith, religion, love, and family relationships. (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater to Present World Premiere of THE FAITH OPERAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Hartford Opera Theater will present the world premiere of David Wolfson's THE FAITH OPERAS, a collection of operatic vignettes that grapple with issues of faith, religion, love, and family relationships. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Full Program for 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 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...)

Red Bull Theater Seeking Six Works for 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Fabiano, Joyce El-Khoury, Dana Beth Miller and More in WCO's HERODIADE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Washington Concert Opera performed Massenet's Herodiade starring world-renowned tenor, Michael Fabiano, critically-acclaimed soprano, Joyce El-Khoury and mezzo-soprano, Dana Beth Miller, making her WCO debut. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Begins Casting For 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce the casting choices for the four productions of its 2016-17 Season, which include Georges Bizet's Carmen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls, and Giuseppe Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera). (more...)

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