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Review: World Premiere of FOREVER BROOKLYN! Kicks off the Whitefire Solofest 2019Review: World Premiere of FOREVER BROOKLYN! Kicks off the Whitefire Solofest 2019
by Shari Barrett - Jan 6, 2019

Born and raised in Suburban Philadelphia, playwright Mark Wesley Curran admits he has only been to Brooklyn once in his life while driving through the town to get somewhere else. And yet he chose to write the World Premiere play FOREVER BROOKLYN! about Melvin Kaplofkis, a young Jewish man growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s who, as a kid, entertained his family and friends by telling jokes and stories, longing for success as a comic in the 1960s. Fans of Neil Simon will point to Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, two plays which I assume Mr. Curran used as source material, along with a few early films by Woody Allen, to develop the play's characters and setting rather than writing from his own personal experience. (more...)

Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh's "Man of La Mancha," a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film.  (more...)

Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh's "Man of La Mancha," a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film.  (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening tonight, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Dallas Opera Premieres Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening tonight, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Dallas Opera to Simulcast Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located at 61 West 62nd Street, NY, NY 10023. (more...)

Dallas Opera's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS to Be Simulcast at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located at 61 West 62nd Street, NY, NY 10023. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Trainor Dance Premieres a Trio of Diverse Contemporary Works by Caitlin Trainor This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

For its fourth New York City concert, Trainor Dance premieres three highly physical and musical pieces by its Artistic Director and choreographer/dancer Caitlin Trainor. With movements as varied as the sound palette, the evening is a well-balanced composition of the modern ballet-hybrid. (See below for program details.) (more...)

MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Composers, Inc. announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, based on George Eliot's great romantic novel Middlemarch. The production will be featured as a part of the New Work series at Z Space in San Francisco, for four performances only, March 19-22, 2015. (more...)

Trainor Dance Premieres a Trio of Diverse Contemporary Works by Caitlin Trainor, 12/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

For its fourth New York City concert, Trainor Dance premieres three highly physical and musical pieces by its Artistic Director and choreographer/dancer Caitlin Trainor. With movements as varied as the sound palette, the evening is a well-balanced composition of the modern ballet-hybrid. (See below for program details.) (more...)

OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

American composer Tobias Picker is presented in OPERA America's Creators in Concert series this season on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the National Opera Center. The hour-long presentation includes a discussion with the composer, moderated by OPERA America President and CEO Marc Scorca, and performances of select arias from each of the composer's five operas by sopranos Kristin Sampson and Ashley Emerson, mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, tenor Daniel Durran, and baritones John Brancy and Christian Bowers. For tickets, priced at $25, or access to a livestream of the event, visit operaamerica.org/CreatorsInConcert. (more...)

INTRODUCING CAITLIN TRAINOR Plays Schermerhorn Theater in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011

'Introducing Caitlin Trainor,' an evening of three dramatically different premieres-'Digital Fallout,' 'E Strano! (How Strange!)' and 'ORBit' mark the New York choreographic debut of Caitlin Trainor, September 30-October 2. (more...)

INTRODUCING CAITLIN TRAINOR Plays Schermerhorn Theater in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

'Introducing Caitlin Trainor,' an evening of three dramatically different premieres-'Digital Fallout,' 'E Strano! (How Strange!)' and 'ORBit' mark the New York choreographic debut of Caitlin Trainor, September 30-October 2. (more...)