Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents the West Coast premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer in nine holiday-season performances from November 17 through December 9. The two-act work, a co-commission and co-production between San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is based in part on Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life and The Greatest Gift, a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Comes To The Renaissance Center StageIT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Comes To The Renaissance Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Renaissance Players are proud to present a Christmas favorite for your family to enjoy. It's A Wonderful Life, directed by Emma Jordan, runs from November 30 - December 9 at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. (more...)

Oil Lamp Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEOil Lamp Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith announce Oil Lamp Theater's 2018 holiday show, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. This special presentation, directed by Keith Gerth, will be performed from November 29 through December 30, 2018 - with extra Saturday matinees and Sunday evening performances added -- at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Jake Heggie And Gene Scheer's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFESan Francisco Opera Presents Jake Heggie And Gene Scheer's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents the West Coast premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer in nine holiday-season performances from November 17 through December 9. The two-act work, a co-commission and co-production between San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is based in part on Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life and The Greatest Gift, a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Continues Season with THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERSThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Continues Season with THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 56thseason with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Doug West. The adaptation had its world premiere here in 2010 and was heralded as a "delicious production" by The New York Times. Patrons can now enjoy a fresh take on this Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni and translated and adapted by Bonnie J. Monte, and experience a night of theatre under the stars at the Outdoor Stage. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And CastingSan Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and CastingSan Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

BWW Review:  ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is MarvelousBWW Review: ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is Marvelous
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 12, 2017

Holiday theatergoers have something to celebrate. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is presenting their outstanding season finale, 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' now through December 31. The beloved Christmas story is cleverly performed as a radio broadcast. Directed by Doug West and adapted by Joe Landry, the production features a superb cast and excellent staging. It is a marvelous show that will please the entire family. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio PlayPhoto Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey wraps its 2017 season with a delightful adaptation of a treasured holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. After a successful staged reading of the play in 2016, director Doug West returns to direct this new take on a beloved tale. Adapter Joe Landry has brought the 1946 film to the stage where he has gathered a troupe of radio actors and live Foley sound artists to perform It's a Wonderful Life in a 1940s radio station. Performances begin on November 30. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOWNorth Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) is proud to announce It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play as their 2017 holiday show. This beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage and foley artists creating live sound effects, the story of an idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. (more...)

Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYPortland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Portland Stage presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry November 24 December 24, 2017. Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. (more...)

Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYPortland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Portland Stage presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry November 24 December 24, 2017. Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. (more...)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOWNorth Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) is proud to announce It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play as their 2017 holiday show. This beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage and foley artists creating live sound effects, the story of an idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio PlayThe Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey wraps its 2017 season with a delightful adaptation of a treasured holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. After a successful staged reading of the play in 2016, director Doug West returns to direct this new take on a beloved tale. Adapter Joe Landry has brought the 1946 film to the stage where he has gathered a troupe of radio actors and live Foley sound artists to perform It's a Wonderful Life in a 1940s radio station. Performances begin on November 30. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hale Centre Theatre's KISS AND TELLBWW Review: The Hale Centre Theatre's KISS AND TELL
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Sep 13, 2017

Director Cambrian James' fast paced, delightful Kiss and Tell gave this grumpy critic more laughs than she has experienced in a good long time - and the rest of the Hale's opening night audience was right there with her. (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-OrdersIT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) continues its cycle of holiday operas with the world premiere presentation of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, now through December 17. This timeless tale follows a troubled banker whose guardian angel teaches him the lesson of realizing the lasting impact our lives can have on those around us. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Houston Grand Opera continues its cycle of holiday operas with the world premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The timeless tale follows a troubled banker whose guardian angel shows him the lasting impact our lives can have on those around us. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Houston Grand Opera continues its cycle of holiday operas with the world premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The timeless tale follows a troubled banker whose guardian angel shows him the lasting impact our lives can have on those around us. (more...)

American Holiday Classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Set for Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Lakewood Playhouse will present the second show of its 78th Season: the American holiday classic - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, adapted from the film by Frank Capra. (more...)

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