Drag Superstar Jonny Woo Presents His 'All Star Brexit Cabaret'Drag Superstar Jonny Woo Presents His 'All Star Brexit Cabaret'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

It was announced today that Drag Superstar Jonny Woo (Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Performance) and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Anna Nicole) will present All Star Brexit Cabaret for a one-off, special performance following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The sequin spangled smash hit show will make its London premiere at the London Coliseum on Monday 17th December. Tickets can be found at londoncoliseum.org (more...)

SWITZERLAND, Starring Phyllis Logan, Transfers To The West End's Ambassadors TheatreSWITZERLAND, Starring Phyllis Logan, Transfers To The West End's Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

A West End production has been announced for Switzerland starring Phyllis Logan as renowned author Patricia Highsmith with Calum Finlay as Edward Ridgeway. The award-winning psychological thriller is written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Lucy Bailey and will run at the Ambassadors Theatre in London from Saturday 10 November 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meeting Mr. Wright (Nicholas, That Is), MARNIE's Librettist, Opening October 19 at the MetBWW Interview: Meeting Mr. Wright (Nicholas, That Is), MARNIE's Librettist, Opening October 19 at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 19, 2018

When the Met's literary advisor asked Nicholas Wright what he thought about doing the libretto for MARNIE, he said yes because he was really interested in working with composer Nico Muhly and Michael Mayer. He was somewhat reserved, however, about whether it was a good opera subject. That was understandable, of course, when he admitted, laughing, a case of mistaken identity. (more...)

Poland's Musical Innovation And Heritage Comes to Carnegie Hall, 11/14Poland's Musical Innovation And Heritage Comes to Carnegie Hall, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera presents the North American premiere of its heralded Voices of the Mountains program at Carnegie Hall in New York in a one-night-only performance on November 14, 2018. Voices of the Mountains is a multimedia concert inspired by the music of the Polish Highlands and featuring projections based on photos taken by Polish composer Mieczys?aw Kar?owicz. Conceived by Waldemar D?browski, General Director of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Voices of the Mountains takes the audience on a musical journey of the Polish Highlands through chamber and vocal music by some of Poland's most revered composers, including Wojciech Kilar, Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Miko?aj Gorecki, and Frederic Chopin, in arrangements by the young Polish composer Jan Smoczy?ski, as well as traditional Highland melodies performed by Polish folk musicians. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer and Bryn Terfel In Talks for MAN OF LA MANCHA Concert with English National OperaKelsey Grammer and Bryn Terfel In Talks for MAN OF LA MANCHA Concert with English National Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, television star Kelsey Grammer (Broadway's La Cage Aux Folles, Finding Neverland) and opera star Bryn Terfel (Lincoln Center Sweeney Todd) are currently in talks to join a concert production of the musical Man of La Mancha. (more...)

Internationally Renowned Cabaret Star Le Gateau Chocolat Brings Two Shows To Wales Millennium CentreInternationally Renowned Cabaret Star Le Gateau Chocolat Brings Two Shows To Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Following appearances at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe that saw him play to packed houses and win a coveted award, internationally celebrated star of theatre and cabaret Le Gateau Chocolat is set to make a dazzling appearance in Cardiff this Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Hope Mill TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The fifth in-house production of 2018 from Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is the musical revue Putting it Together. Putting it Together, which celebrates and showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim, will be directed by Bronagh Lagan and runs from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 24 November 2018. (more...)

New York Choral Society Commemorates Anniversary Of End Of WWI & KristallnachtNew York Choral Society Commemorates Anniversary Of End Of WWI & Kristallnacht
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Monday evening, November 12, 2018, 8 p.m., The New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYCHORAL) will present its first program of the season, MY SHADOW AND MY LIGHT, under the baton of Music Director David Hayes at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. In honor of Veterans Day and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Maestro Hayes has chosen a program that explores how three early 20th-century composers, two British and one American, created works expressing their deeply personal reactions to these profound moments in human history. (more...)

Investec Opera Holland Park Announces 2019 Season Casts And DatesInvestec Opera Holland Park Announces 2019 Season Casts And Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Manon Lescaut, sponsored by Viking Cruises, opens the season with the British lyric soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn in the title role. Named 'Best newcomer in opera' by The Telegraph in 2010 following her operatic debut as Mimi in La boheme at English National Opera, Llewellyn has gone from strength to strength on the international stage. She was last at OHP in 2017, as Magda in La rondine. The Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones makes his OHP debut as Lescaut. His recent career highlights include his Royal Opera House debut in The Nose and the Scottish premiere of Philip Glass's The Trial with Scottish Opera. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIEMetropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

Following Kevin Spacey Controversy, The Old Vic Announces The Guardians Network To Improve Workplace CultureFollowing Kevin Spacey Controversy, The Old Vic Announces The Guardians Network To Improve Workplace Culture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Today, The Old Vic announces the Guardians Network - a collaboration between organisations committed to eliminating abuses of power in the workplace. (more...)

L.A. Opera Presents SATYAGRAHA By Philip GlassL.A. Opera Presents SATYAGRAHA By Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company premiere of Satyagraha by Philip Glass. (more...)

Casting Confirmed For Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Hope Mill TheatreCasting Confirmed For Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Casting has been confirmed for the fifth in-house production of 2018 from Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester: the musical revue Putting it Together. Putting it Together, which celebrates and showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim, will be directed by Bronagh Lagan and runs from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 24 November 2018. (more...)

Orchestra Of St. Luke's Launches DeGaetano Composition Institute With First Edition Led By Composer Anna ClyneOrchestra Of St. Luke's Launches DeGaetano Composition Institute With First Edition Led By Composer Anna Clyne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) has announced the launch of the DeGaetano Composition Institute, with the first edition taking place in July 2019 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Four exceptional emerging composers will be selected through a national call-for-scores to workshop new works for chamber orchestra under the leadership of 2019 mentor and composer Anna Clyne. This new initiative was established through a generous gift from the estate of pianist, composer and teacher Robert DeGaetano, and will occur annually each July.   (more...)

The Martha Cardona Opera Presents LA TRAVIATAThe Martha Cardona Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

La Traviata is one of the cornerstones of operatic repertory, filled with catchy arias and duets, many which are recognizable from popular culture. Pair this opera with The Martha Cardona Opera -whose mission is to bring this art form to those who have yet to experience a live operatic performance, as well as to bring up-and-coming stars of the opera world to those who already have a passion for opera - and you have a perfect fit! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Star Aaron Lazar Brings BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD to Feinstein's at the NikkoDEAR EVAN HANSEN Star Aaron Lazar Brings BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

This holiday season, Broadway favorite Aaron Lazar will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with his solo show, Broadway To Hollywood, on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. Critically-acclaimed on stage and screen, Lazar will sing some of his favorite songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Broadway to Hollywood is written by Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro, a producer of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Simon Callow Will Star In His Critically Acclaimed One-Man Show A CHRISTMAS CAROLSimon Callow Will Star In His Critically Acclaimed One-Man Show A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens' much loved A Christmas Carol, returns this festive season to the West End stage starring Simon Callow, running at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 12 January. (more...)

Explore Poland's Musical Innovation And Heritage At Carnegie Hall, 11/14Explore Poland's Musical Innovation And Heritage At Carnegie Hall, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera presents the North American premiere of its heralded Voices of the Mountains program at Carnegie Hall in New York in a one-night-only performance on November 14, 2018. Voices of the Mountains is an interactive, multimedia concert featuring projections and inspired by the music of the Polish Highlands. The evening includes works by esteemed Polish composers Wojciech Kilar, Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Miko?aj Górecki, and Mieczys?aw Kar?owicz, in modern arrangements by the young Polish composer Jan Smoczy?ski. (more...)

Vibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth YearVibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018. (more...)

A New Production Of Saint-Saens's Samson ET DALILA Opens The Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 SeasonA New Production Of Saint-Saens's Samson ET DALILA Opens The Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 134th  season on Monday, September 24, with a new production of Saint-Saens's biblical tragedy Samson et Dalila, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and starring El?na Garan?a and Roberto Alagna, last seen together at the Met in acclaimed performances of Bizet's Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest opposite Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimelech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Making his Met debut, Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak directs the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years.  The opening performance will be simulcast live to Times Square, and the October 20 matinee will be seen throughout the world, as part of The Met: Live in HD series. (more...)

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