English National Opera News

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special SalonAmerican Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next MonthSUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

L.A. Opera presents Company Premiere of THE PEARL FISHERS starring Nino Machaidze and Javier CamarenaL.A. Opera presents Company Premiere of THE PEARL FISHERS starring Nino Machaidze and Javier Camarena
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced final details about LA Opera's company premiere of The Pearl Fishers, a rarely performed early work by Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen. Mr. Domingo will conduct the first four performances of the opera (October 7, 15, 19 and 22), with the final two performances (October 25 and 28) conducted by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESSPeter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

National Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing ShowNational Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generationa cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. (more...)

A Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring CastA Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will kick-off in Detroit and highlights include Charlotte, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago. (more...)

GOBSMACKED! Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit, Finds Full CompanyGOBSMACKED! Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Broadway In Detroit and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, have announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production GOBSMACKED! The sensational, next-generation a cappella show will play The Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement November 3-5. (more...)

Cast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring ShowCast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced For THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The European premiere of a new play by the acclaimed American playwright Keith Bunin in his UK debut, The Busy World is Hushed opens at the Finborough Theatre for an eight week limited season on Friday, 6 October 2017 (Press Nights: Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych TheatreTina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next JuneCast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI to Headline A Festival of Sex, Love and DeathDON GIOVANNI to Headline A Festival of Sex, Love and Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

HeadFirst Productions brings opera to the Pleasance Theatre for the very first time with its production of Don Giovanni as A Festival of Sex, Love and Death's flagship production. Led by an all-female creative team (Conductor, Director, Designer), this production puts women at the front and centre of what is ostensibly a story about male lust. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera's production of Richard Strauss'Elektra opens in a new staging by acclaimed English director Keith Warner at the War Memorial Opera House on Saturday, September 9. Absent from the Company's repertory for two decades, Strauss' 1909 opera, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, returns with a powerful cast headlined by soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Hungarian conductor Henrik Nanasi makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (more...)

Actor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing ConcertActor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) announces that British actor Jeremy Irons will be the Speaker for the Hill Auditorium performance of Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 ('Kaddish') that closes the 2017 New York Philharmonic residency on Sunday, November 19. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on BroadwayCast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

The Prince of Wales Announced as Patron of The Old Vic for its Bicentennial YearThe Prince of Wales Announced as Patron of The Old Vic for its Bicentennial Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Today The Old Vic announces His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as newly appointed Royal Patron of The Old Vic to mark the theatre's bicentennial year in 2018. His Royal Highness will continue a long family connection with The Old Vic, London's independent, not for profit theatre, and has inspired a new partnership between it and The Prince's Trust. (more...)

European Premiere Of THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED At Finborough TheatreEuropean Premiere Of THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED At Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

'If you take God away, the world is no less horrible' The European premiere of a new play by the acclaimed American playwright Keith Bunin in his UK debut, The Busy World is Hushed opens at the Finborough Theatre for an eight week limited season on Tuesday, 3 October 2017. (more...)

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