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Guest Blog: Director and Co-composer An-Ting Chang On AUGMENTED CHINATOWN 2.0 Photo Guest Blog: Director and Co-composer An-Ting Chang On AUGMENTED CHINATOWN 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020

I loved the idea of making Chinatown a stage, bringing sound and more augmented reality to the stories that Donald Shek was telling.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 5, 2020

In 2018, New York newspapers praised the short-notice Metropolitan Opera debut of baritone Alexander Birch Elliot in Bizet's The Pearlfishers. During this time of closed theaters, Elliott's a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? may be heard on Los Angeles Opera's website.

The Dryden Ensemble Will Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION Photo The Dryden Ensemble Will Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

The Dryden Ensemble presents Bach's St. John Passion as the crowning event in their 25th Anniversary Season. There will be three performances: Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, both at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints' Church, 16 All Saints' Road in Princeton, New Jersey and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m.at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania. General admission tickets are $40-45 per concert and student tickets are $10 with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at drydenensemble.org or at the door.

Long Beach Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Next Month Photo Long Beach Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Long Beach Opera presents a new production of Purcell's King Arthur --- a collaboration with Chicano provocateurs CULTURE CLASH and the authentic sounds of LA 's premiere Baroque orchestra MUSICA ANGELICA -- in January 2020 for only three performances at Long Beach's Beverly O'Neill Theatre.  Performances are Sunday January 12, Saturday January 18 and Sunday, January 19.   

The Dryden Ensemble Celebrates 25 Years With A Baroque Tapestry Photo The Dryden Ensemble Celebrates 25 Years With A Baroque Tapestry
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

The Dryden Ensemble presents 'A Baroque Tapestry,' a program of French, German, and Italian Baroque music on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

Ars Lyrica Continues 15th Season With HANDEL IN LOVE Photo Ars Lyrica Continues 15th Season With HANDEL IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble, continues its 15th season with an amorous tribute to the Baroque era's finest musical dramatist on November 23rd at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts with Handel in Love. Rice graduate Joanna Latini (soprano) and Richard Trey Smagur (tenor), Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017, lend their voices to Handel's rarely performed and highly virtuosic music.

Alexandra Silber, Frances Ruffelle & More Set for NELL GWYNN Reading Photo Alexandra Silber, Frances Ruffelle & More Set for NELL GWYNN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

The Acting Company (Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley; Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) announced casting today for the next reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning, music-filled comedy Nell Gwynn. The reading will take place on Monday, June 24 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY). Tickets are available now online at www.theactingcompany.org.

The Dryden Ensemble Presents MUSICA STRAVAGANTE For Two Performances Photo The Dryden Ensemble Presents MUSICA STRAVAGANTE For Two Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The Dryden Ensemble presents 'Musica Stravagante,' a program of Baroque music by German and Italian masters on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey. General admission tickets are $25 per concert and student tickets are free with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at drydenensemble.org or at the door.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Launches 20th Anniversary Celebration Photo Pilgrim Festival Chorus Launches 20th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the South Shore's principal non-profit community chorus, launches its two-decade anniversary celebration this spring featuring a choral masterwork in two Mozart Requiem concerts on Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Rte. 3A, Plymouth, and on Sunday, April 28, 4 pm at Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Cushing Highway, Rte. 3A, Scituate. The chorus is directed by founding Co-Artistic Directors William B. Richter, conductor and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, accompanist.  The concerts feature a 20-piece professional orchestra.

BWW Review: KING ARTHUR at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide Photo BWW Review: KING ARTHUR at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Feb 18, 2019

State Opera is presenting the semi-opera, or dramatick opera, King Arthur,

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre - Be Prepared to Laugh and Learn about One o Photo BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre - Be Prepared to Laugh and Learn about One of England's First Actresses on The Stage
by Charles Shubow - Feb 15, 2019

Go back in time to 1665 and learn about the theatre world in London.

The Dryden Ensemble Presents QUEEN CHRISTINA GOES TO ROME Photo The Dryden Ensemble Presents QUEEN CHRISTINA GOES TO ROME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The Dryden Ensemble presents 'Queen Christina Goes to Rome,' a dramatic retelling of the story of the unconventional Swedish queen on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey. General admission tickets are $25 per concert and student tickets are free with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at drydenensemble.org or at the door.

Folger Theatre Announces East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN Starring Alison Luff Photo Folger Theatre Announces East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN Starring Alison Luff
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Behold the year of the woman: 1665. Folger Theatre continues its 2018/19 season of characters who "shake the world" with Nell Gwynn, the Olivier Award-winning 2016 comedy from London about one of the first women to perform on the English stage.

The Dryden Ensemble Presents A GERMAN PRINCESS AT VERSAILLES Photo The Dryden Ensemble Presents A GERMAN PRINCESS AT VERSAILLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Dryden Ensemble presents 'Queen Christina Goes to Rome,' a dramatic retelling of the story of the unconventional Swedish queen on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Launches 20th Anniversary With Auditions, Scituate High Schoo Photo Pilgrim Festival Chorus Launches 20th Anniversary With Auditions, Scituate High School Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), one of the region's principal non-profit community choruses, invites singers to open auditions at two Welcome Nights on Monday, January 14 and Monday, January 21, at 6:30 pm.  Music Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly greet interested singers at Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth, to answer questions about PFC and audition attendees for vocal placement. Rehearsals for the spring season begin at 7 pm immediately following auditions.

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Dolphin Theatre Photo BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Dolphin Theatre
by Monica Moore - Nov 25, 2018

Director Syd Mannion and his team have encapsulated the essence of what this story is about and this is the crucial success of this production. The characters are sensationally played; they are charismatic, exquisitely presented in delicious period costume and the story is supported with a craftily constructed set.

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

2019 Season Signals New Era For State Opera Of South Australia Photo 2019 Season Signals New Era For State Opera Of South Australia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The State Opera of South Australia's 2019 season boasts the most powerful and impressive program in recent times thanks to a new artistic and executive leadership for the company.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

The Dryden Ensemble Presents Bach Cantata Fest Photo The Dryden Ensemble Presents Bach Cantata Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Dryden Ensemble will present a Bach Cantata Fest on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

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