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Mellon Foundation Expands Funding For Cincinnati Opera, CCM Partnership Photo Mellon Foundation Expands Funding For Cincinnati Opera, CCM Partnership
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a new grant of $550,000 to renew funding for Opera Fusion: New Works and support two new initiatives to promote diverse voices in the arts.

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SC Photo Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.

Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies Photo Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works, will host two new operas in November and December of 2018.

Capital Stage Announces 14th Season of Plays Photo Capital Stage Announces 14th Season of Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2018

Capital Stage brings you its 14th Season of professional thought provoking theatre.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Gregory Spears + US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's CASTOR  Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces Gregory Spears + US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's CASTOR & PATIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2018

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced that the company has commissioned a new evening-length opera, Castor and Patience, from composer Gregory Spears and librettist Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States. Castor and Patience will premiere at the Corbett Theater in the School for Creative and Performing Arts in July 2020, highlighting Cincinnati Opera's centennial season. It will be Spears' second work for the company, following the extraordinary critical and popular success of Fellow Travelers, with librettist Greg Pierce, in 2016. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Life on Mars, is one of the most lauded poets of her generation; her original story for Castor and Patience is both timeless and topical, setting a prototypical family conflict against the backdrop of recent events.

BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time Photo BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time
by Harry Haun - Jun 13, 2018

In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience by dispassionately drinking in the stage action and politely applauding at the appropriate places. This is-typically-the usual battle station for the artist-in-progress. Atypically-in fact, for the first time--John Kander sat alone.

Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2018

Jump For Joy! The Off-Broadway cast recording of the New York premiere production of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell), will be recorded and released by JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at Sear Sound Studios (353 West 48th Street) on Monday, May 14, 2018 to lay down the tracks for the recording.

Strathmore Presents IRON & COAL Photo Strathmore Presents IRON & COAL
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2018

Strathmore and Beth Morrison Projects will present the world premiere of Iron & Coal, a multi-media rock opera by composer/lyricist Jeremy Schonfeld and director Kevin Newbury, in the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, 2018 at 8 p.m.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Cabaret Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents Cabaret
by Julie Musbach - Apr 23, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents the Tony-winning musical Cabaret for three performances on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors John Kander with Stephen Sondheim Award Photo Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors John Kander with Stephen Sondheim Award
by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2018

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award¬ģ-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. The Stephen Sondheim Award was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy and will benefit Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs.

Rachel Chavkin to Direct MTC's World Premiere of CONTINUITY Photo Rachel Chavkin to Direct MTC's World Premiere of CONTINUITY
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the world premiere of Continuity, the new play by Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominee Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds, American Hero) and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).

CHOSEN CHILD to Receive Staged Reading as Part of Emerging Artist Theater's New Works Photo CHOSEN CHILD to Receive Staged Reading as Part of Emerging Artist Theater's New Works Series
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Good Works Productions announces the cast and director for a staged reading of CHOSEN CHILD, part of Emerging Artist Theater's New Works Series. Mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, who's waiting for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. This drama with comedy is about adoption, obligation, and the ties that may, or may not bind.

Leave Your Troubles Outside!! Life Is A CABARET At The McCallum Theatre Photo Leave Your Troubles Outside!! Life Is A CABARET At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Mar 5, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Cabaret for seven performances, Wednesday, March 28, through Sunday, April 1. The Saturday March 31 performance at 2:00pm is presented through the generosity of Robert and Sharlene Britz. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Cabaret has been hailed by all the critics as a divine, dangerous and decadent entertainment.

American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season With DREAMSCAPES Photo American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season With DREAMSCAPES
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2018

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 2017-2018 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, with Dreamscapes, on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (57th St. and 7th Ave.).

American Composers Orchestra Presents DREAMSCAPES at Carnegie Hall This April Photo American Composers Orchestra Presents DREAMSCAPES at Carnegie Hall This April
by Macon Prickett - Feb 22, 2018

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 2017-2018 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, with Dreamscapes, on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (57th St. and 7th Ave.).

The Playhouse Says 'Wilkommen' To CABARET March 13-18 Photo The Playhouse Says 'Wilkommen' To CABARET March 13-18
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 - Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington for eight performances, March 13-19. This is the first time the Broadway revival has toured the historic Wilmington theater.

Vineyard's THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE to Feature Tony Yazbeck, Irina Dvorovenko, and Mor Photo Vineyard's THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE to Feature Tony Yazbeck, Irina Dvorovenko, and More
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). Performances will begin May 4, 2018 with opening night set for May 23. Kander, Thompson, and Stroman previously collaborated at The Vineyard on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS.

Hayes Theater Box Office Opens 2/13 for LOBBY HERO, First Ten Buyers Get Sneak Peek a Photo Hayes Theater Box Office Opens 2/13 for LOBBY HERO, First Ten Buyers Get Sneak Peek at Renovated Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

The box office for LOBBY HERO at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street) will officially open on Tuesday, February 13 at 12pm (EST). The first 10 ticket buyers in line will receive a special sneak peek of the newly renovated landmark Theater. The Hayes Theater box office will be open Tuesdays - Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pmor until curtain. It is closed Mondays.

BWW Review:  Anna Chlumsky Paints The Town Red in Greg Pierce's CARDINAL Photo BWW Review: Anna Chlumsky Paints The Town Red in Greg Pierce's CARDINAL
by Michael Dale - Feb 6, 2018

In last season's GROUNDHOG DAY, the exceedingly charismatic Andy Karl was given the unenviable task of playing out a romantic comedy as a thoroughly despicable character. Now, in Greg Pierce's Cardinal at Second Stage, Anna Chlumsky's perfectly fine performance is similarly weighed down.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by Julie Musbach - Feb 1, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers, the critically acclaimedopera based on the 2007 landmark novel of the same title by Thomas Mallon. With music by Gregory Spears and libretto by Greg Pierce, the opera reflects the tension between two men's professional and public lives, and their private, forbidden longings during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington, D.C. Daniela Candillari (Lyric debut) will conduct the 17-piece orchestra and Kevin Newbury will direct.

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