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HBO's TRANSHOOD Debuts November 12 Photo HBO's TRANSHOOD Debuts November 12
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2020

Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, TRANSHOOD is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they each navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland.

Opera Orlando Announces ON THE TOWN Series Photo Opera Orlando Announces ON THE TOWN Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

As a complement to Opera Orlando's 2020-21 'On the Mainstage' series that includes Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat, Hansel & Gretel, and Carmen, the Opera announces its 'On the Town' series, featuring original productions throughout the City Beautiful.

AS ONE se estrena en el Teatro español Photo AS ONE se estrena en el Teatro español
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 24, 2020

El Teatro Español estrena hoy 24 de septiembre la ópera AS ONE, en la que un barítono y una mezzosoprano comparten el personaje de Hanna, una mujer transgénero a la que acompañaremos durante su transición.

NEW YORK LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL Announces Full 2020 Lineup Photo NEW YORK LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL Announces Full 2020 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ film and media organization and one of the world's most respected LGBTQ film festivals, has announced its full line-up for The New York LGBTQ Film Festival’s 32nd year.

BILLY PORTER to Narrate HBO Max Docuseries EQUAL Photo BILLY PORTER to Narrate HBO Max Docuseries EQUAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

HBO Max has announced Emmy®, Tony® and Grammy®-winner Billy Porter (Pose, American Horror Story: Apocalypse) as narrator for EQUAL.

Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films Announce Ten New Projects Photo Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films Announce Ten New Projects
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects.

HBO Max Announces Powerhouse Cast for LGBTQ+ Docuseries EQUAL Photo HBO Max Announces Powerhouse Cast for LGBTQ+ Docuseries EQUAL
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2020

HBO Max has released the names and images of the actors set to portray iconic LGBTQ+ activists in the upcoming four-part docuseries EQUAL, premiering as a binge drop in October 2020 during LGBT History Month.

HBO Announces Upcoming Documentaries For Second Half Of 2020 Photo HBO Announces Upcoming Documentaries For Second Half Of 2020
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

HBO has confirmed multiple upcoming documentaries for the second half of 2020.

Frameline44 Pride Showcase to Take Place in June Photo Frameline44 Pride Showcase to Take Place in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020

In celebration of San Francisco Pride Weekend, Frameline announced today that it will host Frameline44 Pride Showcase Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020.

The Santa Fe Opera Cancels 2020 Season Photo The Santa Fe Opera Cancels 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

General Director Robert K. Meya today announced the cancellation of the Santa Fe Opera's 2020 Season scheduled to open on July 3 and run through August 29. The cancellation is a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of nonessential businesses, constraints on public gatherings and restriction of both domestic and international travel. These precautions, taken to protect public health and safety, have impacted the opera's ability to fully prepare and safely gather for its 64th Festival Season. 

The American Opera Project Presents Three Titles on AOPTV Photo The American Opera Project Presents Three Titles on AOPTV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020

Three World Premiere English-language opera productions are available for livestream on the American Opera Project website, www.aopopera.org.

Atlanta Opera Announces 2020-21 Season: Three New Productions, SE Premiere And More Photo Atlanta Opera Announces 2020-21 Season: Three New Productions, SE Premiere And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

The Atlanta Opera has announced its 41st season. True to the vision of Tomer Zvulun, the company's Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director, the 2020-21 lineup boasts major new productions of three critically important works: Das Rheingold, one of the most iconic in the canon; The Sound of Music, one of the best-loved classics of musical theater; and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, one of contemporary opera's most palpable hits, now receiving its Southeast premiere. Together with the Atlanta premiere of As One, Steve Jobs is one of two topical and much talked-about new operas in Atlanta's award-winning Discoveries series, which breaks down barriers between artists and their audience by providing intimate, immersive experiences in nontraditional spaces.

The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Libr Photo The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Librettist' Film At Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative premieres the short film a?oeCredit the Librettist: Conversations with Today's Opera Makersa?? at Opera America's New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

2020 Sundance Film Festival Announces Juries Photo 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announces Juries
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah.

The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera Am Photo The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

Opera America will feature a public discussion with The Dramatists Guild's Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative at their New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

Opera America Repertoire Development Grants Awarded Photo Opera America Repertoire Development Grants Awarded
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

OPERA America has awarded $220,000 in Repertoire Development Grants to The American Opera Project (New York, NY) in consortium with Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, NY), Beth Morrison Projects (New York, NY), Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera and The Dallas Opera. The grants provide technical and financial support to OPERA America Professional Company Members and their producing partners to enhance the quality, quantity and creativity of new American opera and music theater.

Gertrude Opera Presents AS ONE Photo Gertrude Opera Presents AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019

Gertrude Opera will present the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera AS ONE as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

The American Opera Project Selects Fellows & Resident Singers For Innovative Training Photo The American Opera Project Selects Fellows & Resident Singers For Innovative Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The American Opera Project (AOP), announces its selection of eight composers and librettists to receive fellowships for its 10th cycle of the Composers & the Voice training program. Composers Alaina Ferris, Matt Frey, Michael Lanci, Mary Prescott, Jessica Rudman, Tony Solitro, and librettists Amanda Hollander and Jonathan Turner, will each receive a 2-year, tuition-free fellowship that provides experience writing for the voice and opera stage. The fellows will work collaboratively with the following six singers, named as the 10th Composers & the Voice Resident Ensemble: Lyric Coloratura Soprano Justine Aronson, Lyric Soprano Jasmine Muhammad, Mezzo-Soprano Augusta Caso, Tenor Timothy Stoddard, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass-Baritone Brandon Coleman. 

The Academy Invites 842 To Membership; 50% Are Women Photo The Academy Invites 842 To Membership; 50% Are Women
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 842 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2019 class is 50% women, 29% people of color, and represents 59 countries. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2019.

BWW Review: Five Years and 26 Productions Later, AS ONE Makes a Splendid Return to Ne Photo BWW Review: Five Years and 26 Productions Later, AS ONE Makes a Splendid Return to New York at City Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 3, 2019

The spectacularly musical, touchingly dramatic, surprisingly funny and profoundly moving chamber opera, AS ONE, by Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell, made its long-overdue return to New York on Thursday, in a production by Matt Gray as part of New York City Opera's spring season.

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