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Photo Flash: The Des Moines Playhouse Gears Up for THE ROOMMATE And MISS ELECTRICITY Photo Photo Flash: The Des Moines Playhouse Gears Up for THE ROOMMATE And MISS ELECTRICITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

The Des Moines Playhouse is keeping theatre LIVE in Des Moines with a unique new initiative: Live Theatre Drive-in.

DM Playhouse Adds Youth Show To Live Theatre Drive-In Series Photo DM Playhouse Adds Youth Show To Live Theatre Drive-In Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

The Des Moines Playhouse is keeping theatre LIVE in Des Moines with a unique new initiative: Live Theatre Drive-in.

Utah Opera Announces 2020-21 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming and creative teams for Utah Opera's 2020-21 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores DorΓ© Eccles Foundation.

Utah Opera Presents Verdi's Italian Classic LA TRAVIATA Photo Utah Opera Presents Verdi's Italian Classic LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Come experience Verdi's heartbreaking masterpiece, a?oeLa traviata,a?? the opera that moved Julia Roberts' character to tears in a?oePretty Woman.a?? Utah Opera's newly refurbished and ever-popular production features scenic elements designed by Peter Dean Beck and costumes by Susan Memmott Allred. Garnett Bruce will direct the production, and Steven White will conduct the cast, Utah Opera Chorus, and Utah Symphony. Utah Opera's performances of a?oeLa traviataa?? will take place in the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on October 12 at 7:30 PM, October 14 and 16 at 7 PM, October 18 at 7:30 PM and October 20 at 2 PM. This production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets priced $29-106 are available for purchase through utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. Students are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount off the standard ticket price during Monday and Wednesday performances.

FALLING & LOVING to Make World Premiere with Peak Performances Photo FALLING & LOVING to Make World Premiere with Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Peak Performances begins its 2019-2020 season with the joining of two revolutionaries of avant-garde performance, influential theater and opera director Anne Bogart and the pioneering choreographer Elizabeth Streb, in their first-ever collaboration, FALLING & LOVING (September 24-29).

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season Photo Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Victor DeRenzi, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the casting for the 2019-20 season at Sarasota Opera, welcoming back returning Sarasota audience favorites as well as introducing new artists for their company debuts.

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's JAKE HEGGIE'S THREE DECEMBERS at The Patrick Henry Pham Photo BWW Review: San Diego Opera's JAKE HEGGIE'S THREE DECEMBERS at The Patrick Henry Phame Theatre
by Ron Bierman - Mar 12, 2019

Mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade starred in the San Diego Opera's staging of Three Decembers. One of several works written with her in mind by her close friend Jake Heggie, it' s a chamber opera for three singers and 11 musicians. In a recent Interview Von Stade said, 'I've done three productions, the original in Houston, a new production in Chicago, and this one, which is my favorite.' The libretto by Gene Scheer is based on a play by Terrence McNally. Von Stade portrays Madeline Mitchell, a self-centered Broadway star who has devoted so much time to her career that her children have come to resent her. She owns the role she premiered in 2008 with acting that makes the character believable, and a voice that remains attractive and compelling, if no longer as versatile as it was earlier in her career.

Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth has announced the programming, initial casting, and creative teams for the company's 2019-20 season, which comprises four opera productions at the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Featuring improved seating and sightlines on the orchestra level, the theatre reopens after a six-month closure for the company's season-opening production of Verdi's La traviata in October 2019. The season continues with composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell's Silent Night in January 2020, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in March 2020, and Massenet's Tha s in May 2020. Silent Night is presented as part of Utah Opera's American Opera Initiative, through which the company champions and commissions American contributions to the art form. Both Silent Night and Tha s are Utah Opera premieres.

Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming, initial casting, and creative teams for Utah Opera's 2019-20 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Foundation. In its upcoming season, Utah Opera produces four operas at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre: Verdi's La traviata in October 2019, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Silent Night in January 2020, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in March 2020, and Massenet's Tha s in May 2020. Both Silent Night and Tha s are company premieres. Season subscriptions are on sale now by calling (801) 533-6683 or visiting utahopera.org. Single-opera tickets go on sale to the general public on June 14, 2019 through Utah Opera and ArtTix outlets.

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Milwaukee Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Milwaukee Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Act One Pantomimes Gather All Star Cast For Kings Langley Panto Photo Act One Pantomimes Gather All Star Cast For Kings Langley Panto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Act One Pantomimes are bringing an all star cast to Kings Langley this December, with their production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Rudolf Steiner School's theatre!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Milwaukee Awards! Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Milwaukee Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Milwaukee Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Milwaukee Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BWW Milwaukee Awards; Sunset Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year! Photo Vote For The 2018 BWW Milwaukee Awards; Sunset Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards; Sunset Playhouse Leads Theatre of t Photo Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards; Sunset Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Opera Colorado Photo BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Opera Colorado
by Jon Bee - Nov 23, 2018

Opera is not just a classical style of performance. It is the foundation for everything that would come after. Thus, knowing where we came from is just as important as knowing where we're going. In Opera Colorado's production of Verdi's La Traviata, the classical art form is presented at it's best with elements of both the past and present.

Act One Pantomimes Gather All Star Cast For Kings Langley Panto Photo Act One Pantomimes Gather All Star Cast For Kings Langley Panto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Act One Pantomimes are bringing an all star cast to Kings Langley this December, with their production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Rudolf Steiner School's theatre!

Cast, Creative Team Complete for ANNIE, Now Extended at Skylight Music Theatre Photo Cast, Creative Team Complete for ANNIE, Now Extended at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The full cast, creative team and orchestra for the upcoming holiday production of Annie at Skylight Music Theatre was announced today by Skylight Artistic Director Ray Jivoff.

Cast, Creative Team Complete for ANNIE, Now Extended at Skylight Music Theatre Photo Cast, Creative Team Complete for ANNIE, Now Extended at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The full cast, creative team and orchestra for the upcoming holiday production of Annie at Skylight Music Theatre was announced today by Skylight Artistic Director Ray Jivoff.

Dallas Opera's SAMSON & DALILA Opens 10/20 Photo Dallas Opera's SAMSON & DALILA Opens 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the initial mainstage offering of the 2017-2018 Motives Unmasked! Season: Camille Saint-Sa ns' glorious nineteenth-century grand opera, SAMSON & DALILA, opening with The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (note special curtain time), the first of five performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dallas. Saint-Sa ns' 1877 masterpiece features a tremendous ensemble cast that includes Russian superstar Olga Borodina, Clifton Forbis, Richard Paul Fink, Michael Chioldi and Ryan Kuster.

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