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The Metropolitain Opera Presents A Free Outdoor Summer HD Festival Series 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera will present a free outdoor Summer HD Festival featuring ten of its award winning productions from the popular The Met: Live in HD series. The HD performances will be shown on a giant screen in front of the opera house in Lincoln Center Plaza for ten consecutive nights Saturday, August 29 through Monday, September 7.

The Metropolitan Opera Sells Record $2.5 Million In Tickets For Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera has reason to celebrate; $2.5 million worth of tickets were sold on Sunday, the first day of sales, through its box office, telephone call center and Web site, up from $2 million on the first day of sales last year, according to the Associated press.

59E59 Theaters Welcomes Origin Theatre Co With The World Premiere Of SPINNING THE TIMES 9/2-9/20
by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 7, 2009

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) proudly welcomes the return of Origin Theatre Company with the world premiere of SPINNING THE TIMES, an evening of five short plays by Geraldine Aron, Lucy Caldwell, Rosalind Haslett, Rosemary Jenkinson and Belinda McKeon, part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters.

Stage And Screen Star Anna Paquin Engaged To "True Blood" Co-Star Stephen Moyer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Stage, film and television star Anna Paquin has announced her engagement to fellow actor Stephen Moyer. Moyer co-stars as Paquin's boyfriend on the hit HBO series, True Blood.

The Metropolitain Opera Presents A Free Outdoor Summer HD Festival Series 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera will present a free outdoor Summer HD Festival featuring ten of its award winning productions from the popular The Met: Live in HD series. The HD performances will be shown on a giant screen in front of the opera house in Lincoln Center Plaza for ten consecutive nights Saturday, August 29 through Monday, September 7.

The MET Opera Announces Free Outdoor Events Line-up And NYC Locations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans for its free outdoor events this summer, which will take place in the Lincoln Center Plaza and in parks throughout New York City. In a brand new initiative, the Met's Summer HD Festival will feature screenings of ten productions from the Met's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights, beginning Saturday, August 29.

MET Opera Announces Free Outdoor Events, New Ten-Day Summer HD Festival 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans for its free outdoor events this summer, which will take place in the Lincoln Center Plaza and in parks throughout New York City. In a brand new initiative, the Met's Summer HD Festival will feature screenings of ten productions from the Met's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights, beginning Saturday, August 29.

Photo Flash: Houston Grand Opera's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) continues its 54 th season with Verdi's haunting and tragic tale Rigoletto. Rigoletto, which was last performed at HGO in 2001, returns to the Wortham Theater Centerwith a powerful new staging of Michael Yeargan's classic production that was inspired by Italianpainter Giorgio di Chirico.

L'Elisir d' Amore Returns To The MET Starring Gheorghiu 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Donizetti's comic masterpiece L'Elisir d'Amore returns to the Met with Angela Gheorghiu reprising her acclaimed portrayal of Adina and three tenors singing the role of Nemorino for the first time with the company: Massimo Giordano, Rolando Villazón, and Joseph Calleja. Other members of the cast also making role debuts include Franco Vassallo as Belcore and Simone Alaimo as the quack Doctor Dulcamara.

Crowley, Long Receive TDF/Irene Sharaff Award 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2009

Legendary designers WILLIAM IVEY LONG and BOB CROWLEY are among the four recipients of 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards to be presented at a ceremony this Friday, March 27 at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Five-time Tony Award winning costume designer William Ivey Long will receive the 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for theatrical costume design, and, for his achievements as both a costume and scenic designer, Bob Crowley (also a five-time Tony Award winner) will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards' special Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design.

The MET Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Gala Performance 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera celebrates its 125th anniversary year with a unique gala performance on March 15, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., featuring Met stars in recreations of historic classic productions and high points in the company's past. Music Director James Levine conducts the evening of 26 staged scenes that, with the use of projections, and scenic and costume recreations, will evoke the Met's illustrious history.

Verdi Singers To Be Showcased In The MET'S IL Trovatore
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2009

A cast of internationally most acclaimed Verdi singers is showcased in the Met's new production of the Italian master's melodic tour de force, Il Trovatore, which opens February 16. Renowned director David McVicar makes his Met debut, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts a cast that includes Marcelo ?lvarez in his first Met performances of the heroic title role, and three singers who are celebrated interpreters of their parts: Sondra Radvanovsky as Leonora, Dolora Zajick as Azucena, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count di Luna. Kwangchul Youn makes his Met role debut as Ferrando. In later performances, Marco Berti is Manrico; Hasmik Papian is Leonora; Luciana D'Intino is Azucena, ?eljko Lučić is di Luna, and Burak Bilgili is Ferrando, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Performances run through May 8.

Verdi Singers To Be Showcased In The MET'S IL Trovatore
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009

A cast of internationally most acclaimed Verdi singers is showcased in the Met's new production of the Italian master's melodic tour de force, Il Trovatore, which opens February 16. Renowned director David McVicar makes his Met debut, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts a cast that includes Marcelo ?lvarez in his first Met performances of the heroic title role, and three singers who are celebrated interpreters of their parts: Sondra Radvanovsky as Leonora, Dolora Zajick as Azucena, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count di Luna. Kwangchul Youn makes his Met role debut as Ferrando. In later performances, Marco Berti is Manrico; Hasmik Papian is Leonora; Luciana D'Intino is Azucena, ?eljko Lučić is di Luna, and Burak Bilgili is Ferrando, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Performances run through May 8.

The Met Expands Its Repertory In The 2009-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Eight new productions, four of which are company premieres, will highlight the Metropolitan Opera's 2009-10 season. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine jointly announced plans that include: the Met premieres of Rossini's Armida, Verdi's Attila, Jan?ček's From the House of the Dead, and Shostakovich's The Nose; new productions of Bizet's Carmen, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Thomas's Hamlet, and Puccini's Tosca; and 18 revivals from the company's repertory. The season is the first to be entirely planned under Gelb's leadership, in collaboration with Levine (the past three seasons were planned before Gelb became General Manager in 2006-07 but included some productions, repertoire, and casting changes made by Gelb).

Long & Crowley Among 4 Recipients Of Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Legendary designers WILLIAM IVEY LONG and BOB CROWLEY are among the four recipients of the 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Five-time Tony Award winning costume designer William Ivey Long will receive the 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for theatrical costume design, and, for his achievements as both a costume and scenic designer, Bob Crowley (also a five-time Tony Award winner) will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards' special Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at a ceremony on Friday, March 27, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

'AntiGravity' To Perform at Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, the acclaimed aerial performance troupe AntiGravity will appear as one of the featured performances in the first-ever 'Neighborhood Inaugural Ball,' hosted by President Barack Obama. Starting at 8 p.m. (ET), live coverage of the event will be nationally televised on the ABC special 'The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration,' anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. The premiere event of inauguration evening, the ball will include the President and First Lady's first dance of the night, President Obama's initial speech of the evening, and performances and appearances by many of the nation's top recording artists and stars, including two performances from the internationally celebrated AntiGravity troupe at 9:15 p.m. and 9:55 p.m.

British Dramatist Sir John Mortimer Dies At Age 85
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009

The British dramatist Sir John Mortimer has died at age 85 after a long illness. Mortimer is best known for his Rumpole of Bailey series of books, plays, and TV episodes. Horace Rumpole's speciality is defending those accused of crime in London's Old Bailey. Mortimer created Rumpole for Rumpole of the Bailey, a 1975 contribution to the BBCs Play For Today anthology series. Played with gusto by Leo McKern, the character proved popular, and was developed into a Rumpole of the Bailey television series for Thames Television and a series of books (all written by Mortimer). In September/October 2003, BBC Radio 4 broadcast four new 45-minute Rumpole dramatizations by Mortimer starring Timothy West in the title role. He also dramatised many of the real-life cases of the barrister Edward Marshall-Hall in a radio series starring ex-Doctor Who star Tom Baker. In 1986, his description of what he saw as Britain's descent into the viciousness of Thatcherism - Paradise Postponed - was televised.

Glenn Close Scheduled To Be On Regis And Kelly On 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2009

Glenn Close is scheduled to be on Regis and Kelly on January 7th. Close will talk about the drama series 'Damages.' 'Damages' follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator and her bright, ambitious young prot?g? Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne).

Met Presents New Year's Eve Premiere of Puccini's LA RONDINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2008

After an absence of 82 years, Puccini's bittersweet romance La Rondine returns to the Met in a new production with a gala premiere performance on New Year's Eve. La Rondine stars Angela Gheorghiu as Magda, the Parisian socialite, and Roberto Alagna as Ruggero, her lover. Lisette Oropesa, Marius Brenciu, in his Met debut, and Samuel Ramey are the other principal singers. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Tony-Winner Spinetti Performs at NY Public Library Jan 5, 8 and 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2008

Tony-Winner, Film Veteran, Raconteur, and Beatles Intimate Tells All (or most) in Three Free Performances of Victor Spinetti: A Very Private Diary at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts-January 5, 8, and 10

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