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Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1909
Date Of Death:
March 22, 1958 (48)
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Date of Birth: June 22, 1909
Date of Death: March 22, 1958 (48)

Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN, USA
BWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins AnewBWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins Anew
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 11, 2019

If Robert Lepage's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle (formally, DER RING DAS NIBELUNGEN) had worked as smoothly when it opened in 2010 as it did at this season's marvelous premiere of its prologue, DAS RHEINGOLD, on Saturday afternoon, there probably still would have been complaints--not about its focus on technology but on its traditional approach. Personally, i liked it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Lights Up MarqueePhoto Flash: Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Lights Up Marquee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

Yesterday, February 8, Broadway In Chicago's newly named JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE lit its marquee for the first time. The theatre, located at 24 W. Randolph, honors the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, founder of Broadway In Chicago and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District. His family lit the marquee in remembrance of him and his work. (more...)

Chicago's Oriental Theatre to Be Redubbed in Honor of James M. NederlanderChicago's Oriental Theatre to Be Redubbed in Honor of James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway In Chicago today announced their plans to honor the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, patriarch of Broadway and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District, by renaming the Oriental Theatre as the JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE.  (more...)

CARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, TodayCARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Georges Bizet's Carmen, with performances October 30 to November 15 and again from January 9 to February 8. Starring in all performances in the title role is Clémentine Margaine, who made her celebrated Met debut in this role in 2017.  Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna share the role of Carmen's lover, Don José. Guanqun Yu, Aleksandra Kurzak, and Susanna Phillips sing the role of Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen, Alexander Vinogradov, and Michael Todd Simpson portray the toreador Escamillo. Conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Met debut leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in interpreting Bizet's famous score; winter performances are conducted by Louis Langrée. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/27/2018
by - Oct 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/27/2018. (more...)

CARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, 10/30CARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Georges Bizet's Carmen, with performances October 30 to November 15 and again from January 9 to February 8. Starring in all performances in the title role is Clémentine Margaine, who made her celebrated Met debut in this role in 2017.  Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna share the role of Carmen's lover, Don José. Guanqun Yu, Aleksandra Kurzak, and Susanna Phillips sing the role of Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen, Alexander Vinogradov, and Michael Todd Simpson portray the toreador Escamillo. Conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Met debut leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in interpreting Bizet's famous score; winter performances are conducted by Louis Langrée. (more...)

BWW Review: Kaufmann Returns to the Met with a 'Heigh-ho Silver' in Puccini's FANCIULLA DEL WESTBWW Review: Kaufmann Returns to the Met with a 'Heigh-ho Silver' in Puccini's FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 19, 2018

Anyone who was expecting the equivalent of Bette Midler's arrival as Dolly in the Harmonia Gardens when Jonas Kaufmann finally returned to the Met, on October 17, after four years and some high-profile cancellations, must have been wildly disappointed. Oh sure, Kaufmann looked like a glamorous buckaroo and compared to some of the star tenor misfires already this season at the Met, he had a triumph. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The MetReview Roundup: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Get a first look at LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The Met below! Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini's gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lu?i? is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.  (more...)

Acclaimed ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 30th Year Of Producing Top-Tier Screen ComposersAcclaimed ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 30th Year Of Producing Top-Tier Screen Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today kicks off its renowned annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop for an historic 30th year. Mentored by Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Bellis and produced by ASCAP Film & TV executives Michael Todd and Jennifer Harmon, the comprehensive 4-week program in Los Angeles is known in Hollywood circles for grooming some of the film and TV industry's top composers, connecting them with agents, music supervisors, attorneys and A-list Hollywood studio executives. The 12 composer participants for this year's program were revealed today. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at The CockpitStellar Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at The Cockpit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

This May, All Star Productions - Winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 - join forces with Trilby Productions to bring their fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to The Cockpit. Performed in the round, this darkly comic production has been given a 21st century twist with an ensemble of seventeen larger-than-life characters drawn from modern day Britain. (more...)

The Met: Live In HD's 2018"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In The Title Role Of Verdi's AIDAThe Met: Live In HD's 2018"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In The Title Role Of Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met's grand production of Verdi's Aida, starring one of the world's most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. (more...)

World Premiere Theatre Piece Hits Oklahoma With Inter-Dimensional Art ShowWorld Premiere Theatre Piece Hits Oklahoma With Inter-Dimensional Art Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2018

"The Cowboy Who Fell From The Sky" - an immersive, post-apocalyptic, pop-up folk concert - will be performed February 22nd-24th and March 1st-3rd at 8pm at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park on Paseo (2920 Paseo …near 30th & Walker.) Additionally, Taylor Gross's inter-dimensional graphic paintings will be housed in the lobby in a series called ((('Hard Traveling' a space romp!))) (more...)

World of Wonder Presents The 13th Annual WOWie AwardsWorld of Wonder Presents The 13th Annual WOWie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

World of Wonder Presents The 13th Annual WOWie Awards (more...)

'WOWie AWARDS Honor Best in Pop Culture 2017'WOWie AWARDS Honor Best in Pop Culture 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Last night, Emmy-winning production company World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing) recognized the best of pop culture in 2017 at its 13th annual WOWie Awards. Full list of winners and their categories is below. (more...)

BWW Review: GALLOW WALKERS Is A Must-See Creative Tour-de-Force At Shakespeare In The PaseoBWW Review: GALLOW WALKERS Is A Must-See Creative Tour-de-Force At Shakespeare In The Paseo
by Ronn Burton - Oct 18, 2017

One of the most creatively imagined productions the Oklahoma City arts scene has offered in recent memory blurring the lines of genre - both musical and theatrical - by interweaving turn-of-the-century sideshow with modern-day circus and Americana folklore, GALLOW WALKERS: A PARANORMAL FOLK OPERA is unlike anything else you'll experience this spooky season. Let me put it bluntly: you shouldn't miss Michael Todd's creative masterwork - experience for yourself the bewitching alchemy this team has concocted you'll be better off for it. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHEME will play at The Metropolitan Opera through March of 2018, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

American Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEMEAmerican Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Puccini's La Boh me, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the repertory this season with 15 performances of Franco Zeffirelli's production from October 2, 2017 to March 10, 2018. Initial performances feature soprano Angel Blue making her Met stage debut as Mim , with the role sung later in the season by Anita Hartig and Sonya Yoncheva. Three acclaimed tenors, Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas and Michael Fabiano, share the role of Rodolfo. Sopranos Brigitta Kele and Susana Phillips play Musetta with baritones Lucas Meachem and Michael Todd Simpson as Marcello. (more...)

12 Gifted Composers From Six Countries Selected For Exclusive ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced the 12 composer participants selected for its prestigious annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, now in its 29th year. Led by Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Bellis, the comprehensive 4-week program takes place in Los Angeles. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Peggy Orenstein
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Newly released in paperback, Peggy Orenstein's Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (HarperCollins, $15.99) is, quite frankly, terrifying. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

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