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Investec Opera Holland Park Announces 2020 Season Photo Investec Opera Holland Park Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Investec Opera Holland Park's 2020 season will include four brand new productions. The season opens with two of the great classics of the repertoire; Verdi's Rigoletto - last performed at OHP in 2011, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin - last staged in 2012.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 5, 2018

Due to popular demand, The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, extends the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love to February 25. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938). The production, which is set to open on February 4, runs at The Connelly Theater and features set and costume design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View). Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love.

Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE Extends at The Connelly Theater Photo Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE Extends at The Connelly Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Due to popular demand, The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, extends the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love to February 25. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938). The production, which is set to open on February 4, runs at The Connelly Theater and features set and costume design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View). Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love.

The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents IMPERFECT LOVE Photo The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents IMPERFECT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858 1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 1938). The production, which runs January 25 February 18 at The Connelly Theater, features costume and set design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) and is scheduled to open on February 4. Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love.

The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT L Photo The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858 1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 1938). The production, which runs January 24 February 18, 2018, at The Connelly Theater, features costume and set design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) and is scheduled to open on February 4. Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love.

Pop Magic Productions and The Prop Thtr to Co-Produce An Evening of Two Plays at The  Photo Pop Magic Productions and The Prop Thtr to Co-Produce An Evening of Two Plays at The Prop Thtr
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Prop Thtr has announced that it will co-produce two plays, The Days of Commune by Bertolt Brecht (transl. David Constantine), and In Sarah's Shadow: The Eleanora Duse Story, in collaboration with Pop Magic Productions this fall 2017 at The Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave, in Chicago. The Days of Commune, directed by Stefan Brun and featuring Prop Thtr's ensemble, opens Friday, October 20. 

TNC's Dream Up Festival to Debut ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH Photo TNC's Dream Up Festival to Debut ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh' is a short dark comedy, written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's New York premiere August 27 to September 12. Aan Steele directs and heads the cast of eight as Duse.

Procacci Entertainments Presenta JACK LENZ IN CONCERT al Teatro Lyrick di Assisi, 9 Ottobre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Venerdi 9 ottobre, in esclusiva per l'Italia, la Procacci Entertainments presenta 'Jack Lenz in concert', al Teatro Lyrick di Assisi. Il compositore di 'The Passion' di Mel Gibson e di 'Go where love goes' per Andrea Bocelli porta in scena un estratto in prima assoluta dal suo nuovo ed inedito musical 'Il Giullare di Dio', la storia mai raccontata di Francesco di Assisi.

BWW Reviews: 'TEEN DANTE - farei parlando innamorar la gente'
by Francesco Vittorino - Oct 5, 2015

Sull'onda del settecentocinquantesimo anniversario della nascita di Dante Alighieri la regista (qui anche sceneggiatrice) Mariella Zanetti e il compositore Giovanni Santini hanno deciso di scrivere un musical dall'improbabile titolo 'TEENDANTE', che racconta la vita del giovane Dante Alighieri (cioe il Dante dell'epoca della 'Vita Nova'), andato in scena l'1 e il 2 ottobre al teatro LAC di Lugano.

Procacci Entertainments Presenta JACK LENZ IN CONCERT al Teatro Lyrick di Assisi, 9 Ottobre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Venerdi 9 ottobre, in esclusiva per l'Italia, la Procacci Entertainments presenta 'Jack Lenz in concert', al Teatro Lyrick di Assisi. Il compositore di 'The Passion' di Mel Gibson e di 'Go where love goes' per Andrea Bocelli porta in scena un estratto in prima assoluta dal suo nuovo ed inedito musical 'Il Giullare di Dio', la storia mai raccontata di Francesco di Assisi.

Ad Alessandro Frola il Premio Internazionale Flaiano per l'interpretazione in 'Billy Elliot'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Domenica 12 luglio Alessandro Frola, lo straordinario interprete di Billy Elliot, il musical firmato Massimo Romeo Piparo, ricevera il prestigioso Premio Internazionale Flaiano. L'ambito Pegaso d'Oro gli sara consegnato nella magnifica Arena del Teatro monumento "Gabriele D'Annunzio" di Pescara. Tra i vincitori di questa 42.ma edizione, anche Terry Gilliam, Valeria Solarino, Luca Argentero, Edoardo Leo e Francesco Scianna.

IL GIULLARE DI DIO - IL MUSICAL: Bando di audizione
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Opera Musicale Moderna "Il Giullare di Dio" La storia mai raccontata di Francesco di Assisi

Riccardo Muti Returns to Direct the Chicago Symphony in Verdi's Bicentennial, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Riccardo Muti begins his fourth season as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) with a four-week residency, from September 19 to October 12, which features a celebration of Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial.

BWW Reviews: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI at the Met
by Scott Frost - Mar 8, 2013

We all sat waiting anxiously for the curtain to rise on Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' after almost a 27 year hiatus on the Met stage; but with each passing act, one could sense the audience waiting for the closing curtain just as intently. Not to say that the performances or design weren't a wonder to behold. The opera and production as a whole just seemed a bit trivial in comparison. Despite the story however, the musical prowess of Zandonai's score, the meticulously detailed sets, and exquisite costuming gave Monday nights opening of 'Francesca da Rimini' redeeming beauty amid a insipid story.