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Jasper Britton, Sia Dauda, and More Will Lead The Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival  Photo Jasper Britton, Sia Dauda, and More Will Lead The Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson). The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November.

The Buffo's Opera Duo To Open Festival In Greece Photo The Buffo's Opera Duo To Open Festival In Greece
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Buffo's, a concert act featuring duets and arias of beloved comedic opera roles sung by Stefanos Koroneos (Captain Michael/Berlin Philharmonic, El Gato con Botas/Gotham Chamber Opera conducted by Neil Goren and directed by Moises Kaufman, and La Traviata/Bolshoi Theater directed by Franco Zeffirelli) and Adelmo Guidarelli (star of SONY's PS4 Pro Opera National TV Campaign, Operation Opera/Lincoln Center, La Cenerentola/Opera Las Vegas), will be presented September 5, 2018 in Rhodes Greece at the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes--a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pianist Frixos Mortzos of the Greek National Opera will accompany them.

Puccini's Final Opera, TURANDOT, Comes To The Big Screen In HD At The Ridgefield Play Photo Puccini's Final Opera, TURANDOT, Comes To The Big Screen In HD At The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

An encore presentation of Franco Zeffirelli's dazzling production of Puccini's Turandot conducted by Paolo Carignani for The Metropolitan Opera will be shown in HD on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, August 13th at 6:30pm. Acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme stars opposite tenor, Marco Berti in this performance, part of the Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Classical Series with support from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery, underwritten by Lori & John Berisford, Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone and Sabina & Walter Slavin.

The Lark Theater Presents Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT, Today Photo The Lark Theater Presents Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The Lark Theater is pleased to present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot as part of the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD Summer Season - the last in the series. Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand.

The Menier Chocolate Factory Presents A Major UK Revival Of Hugh Whitemore's PACK OF  Photo The Menier Chocolate Factory Presents A Major UK Revival Of Hugh Whitemore's PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November.

50 SHADES OF FAIRYTALES Comes to Alexander Upstairs Photo 50 SHADES OF FAIRYTALES Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

50 Shades of Fairytales: the non-political(ly correct) Song Revue (No Zuma, no Trump, no kids….unless you want 'em to grow up to be gun-wielding, lace-wearing feminists. The girls too!")

The Lark Theater Presents Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT, 8/1 Photo The Lark Theater Presents Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Lark Theater is pleased to present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot as part of the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD Summer Season - the last in the series. Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand.

Ridgefield to Screen TURANDOT Photo Ridgefield to Screen TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China, Turandot, stars Nina Stemme, one of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, who takes on the title role of the proud princess, and Tenor Marco Berti is Calaf, the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Franco Zeffirelli's dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani for The Metropolitan Opera. See this stunning production captured in HD on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, August 13th at 6:30pm, part of the Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Classical Series with support from Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery, underwritten by Lori and John Berisford, Jeanne Cook, Liz and Steven Goldstone, & Sabina and Walter Slavin.

VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season Photo VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

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.

La Rubia Productions presents the Spontaneous, Passionate and Explosive HERENCIA FLAM Photo La Rubia Productions presents the Spontaneous, Passionate and Explosive HERENCIA FLAMENCA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

Weaving a rich tapestry of culture, soul, and deeply-rooted heritage, Herencia Flamenca draws upon the passion and depth of flamenco to transport the audience to the heart of Spain. Their unrestrained energy, raw emotion, and commanding virtuosity have been described as 'impressive' and 'exhibiting outstanding skill' by well-established dance critics. Herencia Flamenca features explosive dancer Yolanda Arroyo and guitar virtuoso Paco Arroyo, along with some of Spain's hottest flamenco vocalists, and instrumentalists today, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex located at Cal State LA.

The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 84th Annual Luncheon Will Honor Anna Netrebko Photo The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 84th Annual Luncheon Will Honor Anna Netrebko
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honoree of the 84th Annual Guild Luncheon will be legendary soprano Anna Netrebko. The celebration will take place on Friday, October 26th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Announces Anna Netrebko As Honoree of 84th Annual Lunche Photo The Metropolitan Opera Guild Announces Anna Netrebko As Honoree of 84th Annual Luncheon
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honoree of the 84th Annual Guild Luncheon will be legendary soprano Anna Netrebko. The celebration will take place on Friday, October 26th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

La Rubia Productions presents the Spontaneous, Passionate and Explosive HERENCIA FLAM Photo La Rubia Productions presents the Spontaneous, Passionate and Explosive HERENCIA FLAMENCA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Weaving a rich tapestry of culture, soul, and deeply-rooted heritage, Herencia Flamenca draws upon the passion and depth of flamenco to transport the audience to the heart of Spain. Their unrestrained energy, raw emotion, and commanding virtuosity have been described as 'impressive' and 'exhibiting outstanding skill' by well-established dance critics. Herencia Flamenca features explosive dancer Yolanda Arroyo and guitar virtuoso Paco Arroyo, along with some of Spain's hottest flamenco vocalists, and instrumentalists on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex located at Cal State LA.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY, IL TROVATORE, and More Among Met Opera's Summer Encore Screenings Photo MADAMA BUTTERFLY, IL TROVATORE, and More Among Met Opera's Summer Encore Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

This summer, the Met will rebroadcast four popular operas from the groundbreaking Live in HD series as part of the Summer Encores in select cinemas worldwide. The 2018 Summer Encore titles include: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Verdi's Il Trovatore, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and Puccini's Turandot.

Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Comes To Hollywood Fringe Festival Photo Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Comes To Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

Tim Venable first fell in love with Shakespeare's classic love tragedy when he read it in his 10th grade English class. Seeing the play, watching Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's film versions in college, and playing Balthasar and Benvolio in two different productions have all added to his passion for what he believes is The Bard's best work.

VIDEO: GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Reveals the Backstory of the Famous Chande Photo VIDEO: GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Reveals the Backstory of the Famous Chandeliers in this All New Clip
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met's storied Lincoln Center home of the last 50 years, set against a backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Among the notable figures featured in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the Met's present Opera House in 1966 with a starring role in Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met's imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Premiering Ma Photo VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Premiering May 25
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2018

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met's storied Lincoln Center home of the last 50 years, set against a backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Amongst the notable figures featured in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the Met's present Opera House in 1966 with a starring role in Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met's imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Continue May 20 with Puccini's LA BOHEME Starring Michael  Photo PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Continue May 20 with Puccini's LA BOHEME Starring Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2018

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, May 20 on PBS (check local listings) with one of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's La Bohème, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE to Premiere Friday, May 25 on PBS Photo GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE to Premiere Friday, May 25 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met's storied Lincoln Center home of the last 50 years, set against a backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Among the notable figures featured in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the Met's present Opera House in 1966 with a starring role in Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met's imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

Brief 3/19: Exclusive Interview With the Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!, and Mo Photo Brief 3/19: Exclusive Interview With the Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: read an exclusive interview with the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, watch 'Mama Will Provide' in 360, and more!

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