by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019

Rachel Portman's opera, The Little Prince, will play at Teatro Colon Sept. 28-29 after one performance on May 11. (more...)

Casting Announced For 8 HOTELS At Chichester's Minerva TheatreCasting Announced For 8 HOTELS At Chichester's Minerva Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Pandora Colin, Ben Cura, Tory Kittles and Emma Paetz will make their Chichester debuts in Nicholas Wright's new play 8 Hotels, which Richard Eyre directs at the Minerva Theatre from 1 - 24 August (press night: 7 August). (more...)

Award-Winning Ballet Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Returns To MelbourneAward-Winning Ballet Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Returns To Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2019

The Australian Ballet's gigantic, award-winning, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, returns to Melbourne this year for a limited, exclusive season from 8 to 22 June at Arts Centre Melbourne. (more...)

Hugh Bonneville, Hadley Fraser & More Join Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019Hugh Bonneville, Hadley Fraser & More Join Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019 has been announced today by Artistic Director Daniel Evans, offering the colourful variety of work for which Chichester is renowned. New for 2019 is The Spiegeltent, a unique venue for an eclectic range of events. (more...)

Utah Opera Stage New Production of Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright's THE LITTLE PRINCEUtah Opera Stage New Production of Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright's THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

In January 2019, Utah Opera unveils its new production of composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright's 'The Little Prince' (2003), an operatic adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's novella published 75 years ago (more...)

WNO Presents THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND MEWNO Presents THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its annual holiday family opera tradition with The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, December 14-16, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Based on Jeanette Winterson's award-winning children's book which tells the Nativity story from the donkey's point of view, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me features music by Tony-award winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a libretto by the late poet J.D. 'Sandy' McClatchy. These performances star current and former members of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Fugard Theatre Appoints Greg Karvellas As First Artistic DirectorFugard Theatre Appoints Greg Karvellas As First Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Karvellas is no stranger to South African theatre goers, having directed multiple-award winning productions at The Fugard Theatre in his former role as Resident Director there. These include Oleanna, The Road to Mecca, Shakespeare in Love, Significant Other, The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews and CHAMP (which also enjoyed successful seasons at the Artscape Arena Theatre, the National Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Festival in 2013). (more...)

Photo Flash: GOD SAID THIS Wins Yale Drama Series PrizePhoto Flash: GOD SAID THIS Wins Yale Drama Series Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, was given to Leah Nanako Winkler for her play God Said This. The 2018 award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. The winning play received a private staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater on October 30, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Nico Muhly and Isabel Leonard on MARNIEVIDEO: Nico Muhly and Isabel Leonard on MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

In the video below, composer Nico Muhly and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard discuss Marnie during intermission of the La Fanciulla del West Live in HD broadcast, with host Susanna Phillips.. (more...)

The Met's MARNIE to Be Screened at RialtoThe Met's MARNIE to Be Screened at Rialto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The MET Live in HD presents for the first time the contemporary opera of Marnie, with music by composer Nico Muhly and libretto by Nicholas Wright. This co-production with the English National Opera is based on Winston Graham's novel, which inspired Alfred Hitchcock to direct the thriller of the same title. (more...)

VIDEO: Nico Muhly on The Met Opera's MARNIEVIDEO: Nico Muhly on The Met Opera's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

In the video below, composer Nico Muhly discusses specific musical elements of his new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production. (more...)

VIDEO: Arianne Phillips and Isabel Leonard on Marnie's CostumesVIDEO: Arianne Phillips and Isabel Leonard on Marnie's Costumes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

In the video below, watch Costume designer Arianne Phillips and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who plays the title role, discuss the many costumes in Nico Muhly's 'Marnie' with host Susan Graham during intermission of the Live in HD transmission of 'Samson et Dalila.' (more...)

VIDEO: 'I See Forio' from The Met Opera's MARNIEVIDEO: 'I See Forio' from The Met Opera's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

In the video below, Isabel Leonard sing 'I See Fario' from Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The MetReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production is now on stage at The Met! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MARNIE at The MetPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At MARNIE at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production. (more...)

BWW Review: Muhly's MARNIE, in Mayer's Cinematic Production, Is a 'Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma'BWW Review: Muhly's MARNIE, in Mayer's Cinematic Production, Is a 'Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 22, 2018

Nico Muhly's MARNIE, aided and abetted by Nicholas Wright's libretto, dramaturg Paul Cremo and the sweeping production of Michael Mayer--which had its US premiere Friday night at the Met--is that fabled “riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Nothing is quite what it seems or results in easy answers--for the characters or the audience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meeting Mr. Wright (Nicholas, That Is), MARNIE's Librettist, at the MetBWW Interview: Meeting Mr. Wright (Nicholas, That Is), MARNIE's Librettist, at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 19, 2018

When the Met's literary advisor asked Nicholas Wright what he thought about doing the libretto for MARNIE, he said yes because he was really interested in working with composer Nico Muhly and Michael Mayer. He was somewhat reserved, however, about whether it was a good opera subject. That was understandable, of course, when he admitted, laughing, a case of mistaken identity. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met Opera's MARNIEVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met Opera's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

In the video below, watch a trailer for Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production. 2018-19 season. (more...)

A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Makes Philadelphia PremiereA HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Makes Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Psychologist Pumla confronts imprisoned ex-officer Eugene in this searing account of the atrocities committed by the South African police force under apartheid. On October 26, EgoPo Classic Theater presents Nicholas Wright's adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikidela's award-winning book about her time serving on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (more...)

Review Roundup: NAKED at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Hailed as one of the great playwrights of all-time, Nobel Prize-winner Luigi Pirandello's Naked, in a new version by Nicholas Wright, delves deep into the struggle of self-identity, and the tendency to skew reality to benefit desires of the heart. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming, Poe), Naked follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. (more...)

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