English National Opera News

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's TheatreOnly Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Movie Musical Starring Glenn Close Eyeing January Start?SUNSET BOULEVARD Movie Musical Starring Glenn Close Eyeing January Start?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Norma is one step closer to her silver screen return! TheWrap reports that a new movie musical version of SUNSET BOULEVARD is eyeing a January 2018 start at Paramount. (more...)

Michaela Martens Replaces Stephanie Blythe in SFO's ELEKTRAMichaela Martens Replaces Stephanie Blythe in SFO's ELEKTRA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera announced today a cast change for Richard Strauss' Elektra, which opens on Saturday, September 9, in English director Keith Warner's new staging at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will sing the role of Klytemnestra, replacing mezzo-sopranoStephanie Blythe who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh FringeNational Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross. (more...)

59 Productions to Create Public Artwork for Re-Opening of Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Museums59 Productions to Create Public Artwork for Re-Opening of Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Museums
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian Art in Washington, will be transformed into a spectacular public artwork by the Tony Award-winning artists, 59 Productions, to celebrate the renovation and reopening of the two museums in October. (more...)

BWW Sydney Interview: Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Ahead of Their Australian TOGETHER Concert TourBWW Sydney Interview: Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Ahead of Their Australian TOGETHER Concert Tour
by Jade Kops - Jul 25, 2017

BWW Sydney was thrilled to have the opportunity of interviewing two Musical Theatre legends, Michael Ball OBE and Alfie Boe, currently in Sydney promoting their upcoming TOGETHER tour. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SeasonTickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Signs to Decca GoldCountertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Signs to Decca Gold
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has signed to Universal Music Group's US-based classical label, Decca Gold. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces Emma Rice's Wise Children as New Company in ResidenceThe Old Vic Announces Emma Rice's Wise Children as New Company in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Vic has just announced a new Company in Residence: Emma Rice's Wise Children. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNILincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival concludes its 51st season with a revival of the acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra production of Don Giovanni, directed and conducted by Ivan Fischer, with a cast led by baritone Christopher Maltman; Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree leading two Festival Orchestra programs featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein in his Mostly Mozart debut and violinist Gil Shaham; a special appearance by Langree on piano in a pre-concert recital with Susanna Phillips; and Mostly Mozart artists-in-residence International Contemporary Ensemble performing a nature-inspired program by three pioneering female composers and featuring Wu Wei in his festival debut. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For SUNSET BOULEVARD UK and Ireland TourFull Casting Announced For SUNSET BOULEVARD UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Curve are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September). Tour schedule below with more dates to be announced soon. sunsetboulevardthemusical.com (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative TeamBroadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

Jake Orr Joins Theatre503 as ProducerJake Orr Joins Theatre503 as Producer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

South London's Theatre503 have announced that freelance producer and programmer Jake Orr is to join its team as Producer. The former theatre blogger will take up the post on 3rd July. (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway BowsVIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard. Check out the video of the final curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Glenn Close Takes Final Curtain Call as SUNSET BOULEVARD Closes on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Glenn Close Takes Final Curtain Call as SUNSET BOULEVARD Closes on Broadway
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the revival's end. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Norma Surrenders - SUNSET BOULEVARD Takes Final Broadway BowBWW Flashback: Norma Surrenders - SUNSET BOULEVARD Takes Final Broadway Bow
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD plays its final performance on Broadway today, Sunday, June 25. The production, which marked the triumphant return of Glenn Close to the role of Norma Desmond, will have played a total of 145 performances. Originally scheduled as a limited run through May 28th, Sunset Boulevard extended through June 25. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL Opens on the West EndReview Roundup: Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2017

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian. The show made its world premiere tonight at the London Coliseum and the critics are weighing in.  (more...)

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