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Three Bone Theatre Responds to this Moment with HANDS UP Photo Three Bone Theatre Responds to this Moment with HANDS UP
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 22, 2020

As relevant and compelling as it was back in 2014 in responding to Michael Brown, HANDS UP is a perfect way for Three Bone Theatre to return to the Charlotte scene, more activist and more woke.

HERE Announces HERE THERE EVERYWHERE, In-Person and Expanded Online Programming Photo HERE Announces HERE THERE EVERYWHERE, In-Person and Expanded Online Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2020

The OBIE-winning HERE, has announced HERE THERE EVERYWHERE, a return to live in-person events along with expanded online programming for its summer and fall 2020 season, featuring original relevant works by more than 235 diverse artists. A centerpiece of the season is #stillHERE: IRL, an adventurous new series that reimagines the live experience.

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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

Opera Philadelphia Launches Digital Streaming Festival Photo Opera Philadelphia Launches Digital Streaming Festival
by Stephi Wild - 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.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of NOURA? Photo Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of NOURA?
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2018

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Noura, a new American drama from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo, continuing her longtime collaboration with director Joanna Settle, November 27-December 30, in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons. Let's see what the critics had to say.

BWW Review: Heather Raffo's NOURA Takes An Ibsen-Like Approach To Iraqi Assimilation  Photo BWW Review: Heather Raffo's NOURA Takes An Ibsen-Like Approach To Iraqi Assimilation Into America
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2018

The lack of visible doors in our view of the home of the title character of Heather Raffo's drama of an immigrant Christian Iraqi family in America, Noura, appears more and more to be a symbolic gesture once it becomes apparent that her story takes its cue from Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURA Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURA
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will, from today, November 12, through Thursday, November 15, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Noura, from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo and director Joanna Settle. The Washington Post deemed this "epic-feeling, nearly searing portrait of a woman torn between cultures and family" the "best premiere of the Women's Voices Theater Festival" when it made its world premiere in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, it will be performed at Playwrights Horizons from November 27 to December 30. Playwrights Horizons created Live for Five in 2007 as part of their Arts Access program to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. Since its inception, over 3,000 theatergoers have been able to attend the theater thanks to the initiative.

Joanna Settle Directs Heather Raffo's NOURA at Playwrights Horizons Photo Joanna Settle Directs Heather Raffo's NOURA at Playwrights Horizons
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2018

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Noura, a new American drama from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo, continuing her longtime collaboration with director Joanna Settle, November 27-December 30, in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons Offers Live For Five Lottery For Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSG Photo Playwrights Horizons Offers Live For Five Lottery For Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2018

Playwrights Horizons will, from today, October 1, through Thursday, October 4, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the world premiere production of Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God and Present Laughter on Broadway), this side-splitting comedy satirizing the performance of contemporary white liberalism begins October 12 and runs through November 25.

BWW Review: 'Losing Your Mind' Three Ways in a Weekend at Opera Philadelphia's Festiv Photo BWW Review: 'Losing Your Mind' Three Ways in a Weekend at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 26, 2018

Whether from disease, 19th century #MeToo-style abuse, or unrequited love, Opera Philadelphia's (OP) Festival O18 opening weekend showed us three ways that central female characters lost their grip on reality. While I considered only one of them a total success, audience openness to sometimes-demanding material made it clear that the company has found a formula that strikes at the hearts of opera-goers, new and old.

Playwrights Horizons Installs GalaPro To Increase Accessibility For Deaf And Hard-of- Photo Playwrights Horizons Installs GalaPro To Increase Accessibility For Deaf And Hard-of-Hearing Patrons
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2018

As Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) begins their 2018-2019 season with the New York Premiere of Craig Lucas's I Was Most Alive with You-a play featuring both Deaf and hearing casts-the company continues to emphasize a commitment to accessibility with the launch of an expanded captioning program, powered by GalaPro. GalaPro, which lets Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons view captions on their smartphones/devices, allows captions to be available at every post-opening performance on both Playwrights stages. GalaPro closed-captioning will be available for all I Was Most Alive with You performances after September 24.

BWW Interview: Lembit Beecher SWINGS at Opera Philadelphia Festival Photo BWW Interview: Lembit Beecher SWINGS at Opera Philadelphia Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 19, 2018

‚ÄúI was, like many composers, not someone who was immediately in love with the human voice, the operatic voice, in new music,‚ÄĚ says Lembit Beecher, whose opinion has definitely changed. He has become a powerful new force in the medium, with his new opera, SKY ON SWINGS, written with librettist Hannah Moskovitch and directed by Joanna Settle, opening the second year of Opera Philadelphia's Festival, O18, on September 20. It stars two formidable mezzos, Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Live For Five Lottery For I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Live For Five Lottery For I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2018

Playwrights Horizons will, from today, August 20, through August 22, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive with You. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli with Director of Artistic Sign Language Sabrina Dennison, the production begins performances September 1, and runs through October 14.

Opera Philadelphia's World Premiere of SKY ON SWINGS launches O18 Festival Photo Opera Philadelphia's World Premiere of SKY ON SWINGS launches O18 Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jul 9, 2018

O18, the second edition of¬†Opera Philadelphia's annual season-opening festival, launches on¬†September 20¬†‚Äď on the eve of¬†World Alzheimer's Day¬†‚Äď with the¬†world premiere¬†of¬†Sky on Swings.

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Join Forces Photo The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Join Forces
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Joe's Pub at The Public join forces once again for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the tutelage of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the program serves as an incubator for artists and their collaborators to create and develop music and theater projects. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 18-30 with Public Readings, free and open to the public, on June 29 and 30. Readings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the artists.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Additional Details of Upcoming Season; Michael Gaston, Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Additional Details of Upcoming Season; Michael Gaston, Trip Cullman, and More
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018

Playwrights Horizons announces additional details of its 2018-19 season, which comprises new works from a broad cross-section of the contemporary American theatre's most exciting writers and artists.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of LOG CABIN Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of LOG CABIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today for the Live for Five online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of LOG CABIN

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