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Tony And Grammy Winning Diva Renee Fleming Graces The McCallum Stage WIth Special Guest Gerald Martin Moore Tony And Grammy Winning Diva Renee Fleming Graces The McCallum Stage WIth Special Guest Gerald Martin Moore
by David Green - Jan 18, 2020

In 2013, President Obama awarded Renée with America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing a?oeThe Star-Spangled Bannera?? at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Renée has sung for momentous occasions, from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008, Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.The McCallum Theatre presents Renée Fleming, one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, in recital with pianist Gerald Martin Moore, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More! Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For the Chicago Engagement of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Renée Fleming Full Casting Announced For the Chicago Engagement of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Renée Fleming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

The full Chicago cast has been announced for the limited holiday engagement of beloved Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House. The cast includes Renee Fleming and Rob Houchen, along with three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and rising star Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), as well as world-renowned soprano Marie McLaughlin, Broadway star Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten) and award-winning soprano Suzanne Kantorski. Additional casting includes West End talent Malcolm Sinclair, Rhona McGregor, Matthew Woodyatt and ensemble members Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge and Monica Swayne. (more...)

Review Roundup: Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Review Roundup: Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza!Renée Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron star as Margaret and Clara Johnson, two American tourists in Italy. Their grand vacation plans take an unexpected detour when young Clara is swept off her feet by a local charmer. Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the role of Signor Naccarelli, the debonair father of a wealthy Florentine family. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Oct 13, 2019

On Saturday Evening, October 12, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented Adam Guettel's THE Light In the Piazza. A musical theater work rather than an opera, Piazza provided the audience with a nostalgic excursion to Florence and Rome in the 1950s. For opera star Renée Fleming it was a tour de force as she not only showed onlookers various stages of her character's complete change of heart, but also gave us the glorious high notes and legato singing of opera along with the snappy repartee of musical theater.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza! Get a first look at the production in the photos! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 9/19: THE ROSE TATTOO Begins Previews, and More! Wake Up With BWW 9/19: THE ROSE TATTOO Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019

Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo begins previews tonight, and more! (more...)

Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and More Complete Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and More Complete Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Casting is complete for LA Opera's upcoming production of The Light in the Piazza. West End musical theater stars Rob Houchen, Liam Tamne and Celinde Schoenmaker, along with celebrated soprano Marie McLaughlin, join a formidable cast led by Renée Fleming, Dove Cameron and Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

Renée Fleming Will Lead a North American Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Renée Fleming Will Lead a North American Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by the UK's multiple Oliver Award-winning Daniel Evans. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, making its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon through 5th July 2019. Check out the video! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The sumptuous and unforgettable romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA makes its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon 14 th June to 5 th July 2019. (more...)

EUROPE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows EUROPE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a drama about Europe to immersive Shakespeare and open-air opera, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Alex Jennings Joins The Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Alex Jennings Joins The Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Scenario Two have announced that three-time Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones: The Edge, Babel, The Lady in the Van and most recently the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown and Unforgotten for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor) will complete the cast for the London premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. A stunning story about the life-changing thrill of first love, Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL at London Coliseum? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL at London Coliseum?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

The world premiere of Iain Bell's Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, following his critically-acclaimed In Parenthesis is playing at the London Coliseum through April 12, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London Coliseum BWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 31, 2019

In February this year, historian Hallie Rubenfold brought out a poignant book describing the backstories of the five women killed in 1888 by a murderer nicknamed Jack the Ripper. It has always seemed a poor reflection on society that the victims of such horrific crimes have been almost forgotten in the midst of the ever-increasing celebrity and mystery of Jack himself. (more...)

Photo Flash: ENO New Opera JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL Photo Flash: ENO New Opera JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019

The world premiere of Iain Bell's Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, following his critically-acclaimed In Parenthesis.  (more...)

Further Casting Announced THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Led by Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron Further Casting Announced THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Led by Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Scenario Two have announced further casting for the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. The Light in the Piazza will be performed in a full staging at the Royal Festival Hall in a limited run of only twenty performances directed by Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter. The ravishing score will be played by the 35 piece orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Kimberly Grigsby, conductor of the original Lincoln Center production. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

medici.tv Presents World Premiere of Philip Glass' PERFECT AMERICAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Tonight, February 6, medici.tv will present a live webcast of the historic world premiere production of The Perfect American, Philip Glass's new opera about Walt Disney. At 75, Glass is one of the towering figures of 20th-century music, and perhaps the most successful composer alive today. The world premiere of his new opera will take place at Madrid's Teatro Real, which commissioned the piece. (more...)

medici.tv to Present World Premiere of Philip Glass' PERFECT AMERICAN, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

On February 6, medici.tv will present a live webcast of the historic world premiere production of The Perfect American, Philip Glass's new opera about Walt Disney. At 75, Glass is one of the towering figures of 20th-century music, and perhaps the most successful composer alive today. The world premiere of his new opera will take place at Madrid's Teatro Real, which commissioned the piece. (more...)