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BWW Review: SKY ON SWINGS at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SKY ON SWINGS at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 23, 2020

On May 22, 2020, Opera Philadelphia presented the digital world premiere of composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch's opera Sky on Swings. The company gave the opera's world premiere on Sept. 20, 2018, during its Festival O.

BREAKING THE WAVES to Receive Broadcast Premiere as Part of DIGITAL FESTIVAL O Photo BREAKING THE WAVES to Receive Broadcast Premiere as Part of DIGITAL FESTIVAL O
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020

Opera Philadelphia's adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing, Oscar-nominated 1996 film Breaking the Waves made its world premiere in September 2016. It has since earned the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA)'s inaugural Best New Opera Award, an International Opera Award nomination for Best World Premiere.

Broadcast Premiere Of SKY ON SWINGS Starring Frederica Von Stade Marks Week 4 Of Digi Photo Broadcast Premiere Of SKY ON SWINGS Starring Frederica Von Stade Marks Week 4 Of Digital Festival O
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Week 4 of Opera Philadelphia's Digital Festival O features the broadcast premiere of the 2018 chamber opera Sky on Swings, premiering on Friday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. on YouTube and operaphila.org. Following Friday's digital opening night, the 2018 production will stream on-demand through Monday, August 31.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiat Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced this year's six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Kate Attwell, Mia Chung, Noah Diaz, Julia Izumi, Ife Olujobi, and Stacey Rose.

Week 3 Of Digital Festival O Features Broadcast Premiere Of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Week 3 Of Digital Festival O Features Broadcast Premiere Of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

If you are still unable to get to the barber, Opera Philadelphia can at least bring a Barber to you! Week 3 of the company's Digital Festival O features a broadcast of Rossini's comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville, premiering on Friday, May 15, at 8:00 p.m. on YouTube and operaphila.org. Following Friday's digital opening night, the 2014 production will stream on-demand through Monday, June 29.

BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital F Photo BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital Festival, including BREAKING THE WAVES
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 30, 2020

Over the last five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented an impressive group of new operas it has commissioned, along with some classics from the standard rep. Starting tomorrow, we'll get a look at some of the best of them, with the company's Digital Festival running through May 29, available on YouTube and the company's website.

Opera Philadelphia Launches Digital Streaming Festival Photo Opera Philadelphia Launches Digital Streaming Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition. Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O.

ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season Photo ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??

Theater J Has Announced Their 2020/2021 Season Photo Theater J Has Announced Their 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced Theater J's 30th anniversary season of five plays and two musicals. The nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J celebrates its anniversary with a season that features all the elements that have become signature to its work: stories that illuminate the Jewish condition, joyfully celebrate humanity, and challenge us to empathize and think more deeply about the world.

BWW Review: SECRET LIFE OF A MOTHER at Streetcar Crowsnest Photo BWW Review: SECRET LIFE OF A MOTHER at Streetcar Crowsnest
by Louis Train - Feb 11, 2020

SECRET LIFE OF A MOTHER is a simple, sweet, agonising, and intimate work of autobiographical theatre by some of Toronto's best theatre talent. With a script (mostly) by Hannah Moscovitch and (mostly) starring Maev Beaty, SECRET LIFE offers an inward look at the pains and paradoxes of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.

Alberta Theatre Projects & 2b theatre company present OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY Photo Alberta Theatre Projects & 2b theatre company present OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY
by Vicki Trask - Jan 31, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes you to the high-energy, klezmer-rock concert, folk tale, music theatre mashup Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. In partnership with 2b theatre company, Old Stock debuted in Halifax and has become an international sensation. With live music and narration by musical sensation Ben Caplan, this visually stunning production runs for a limited time from Feb. 5 a?" 16, 2020, at the Martha Cohen Theatre.

BWW Review: Sex, Power, and Wit in SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES at Tarrago Photo BWW Review: Sex, Power, and Wit in SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES at Tarragon Theatre
by Louis Train - Jan 10, 2020

As in the best novels by Philip Roth, playwright Hannah Moscovitch delights in convincing us that her character's predatory behaviour is a minor flaw, not that bad in context, and that he's not that much worse, really than anyone else. Annie is intelligent, independent, has some sexual experience; it's not as though Jon's screwing a child. And come on, he's only human. 

Opera Saratoga Announces MADAMA BUTTERFLY Photo Opera Saratoga Announces MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020.

Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival New York Premiere Of SKY ON SWINGS Photo Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival New York Premiere Of SKY ON SWINGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020.

Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020.

The Best Cyber Monday Theatre Ticket Deals in Toronto Photo The Best Cyber Monday Theatre Ticket Deals in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Let's face it: You probably have enough stuff. While deals on vacuums and toothbrushes can feel satisfying in the moment, wouldn't you rather get tickets to an unforgettable theatrical experience? That's where we come in. This Cyber Monday (i.e. today!) deals on theater tix are so good they feel like a steal. Whether it's a show you've been planning to see forever, or a deal that's just too good to pass up, today's the day to buy those tickets.

A List of Calgary's Upcoming 2019/2020 Season Photo A List of Calgary's Upcoming 2019/2020 Season
by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019

Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.

Opera Saratoga Announces 2020 Summer Festival Programming Photo Opera Saratoga Announces 2020 Summer Festival Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020.

Stratford Festival 2020 Announces 15 Plays, A New Theatre, and More Photo Stratford Festival 2020 Announces 15 Plays, A New Theatre, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival's newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness's opening speech in Richard III anticipated the a?oeglorious summera?? that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished actors who will present a repertory season of 15 productions in four remarkable theatres.

The Theatre Centre Announces 2019/20 Programming Photo The Theatre Centre Announces 2019/20 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Artistic Director Aislinn Rose announced The Theatre Centre's 201920 programming today at one of the company's signature (and delicious) community meals. The focus of the year ahead is on the idea of "reckless generosity".

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