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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Heats Up Odyssey Theatre Photo A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Heats Up Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7.

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence Photo Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE! Photo Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas Photo OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants Photo New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

Inara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Homegrown Topangan and acclaimed singer/songwriter, Inara George returns to Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum for her annual concert that benefits the theater's artistic and educational programming.

Inara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Homegrown Topangan and acclaimed singer/songwriter, Inara George returns to Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum for her annual concert that benefits the theater's artistic and educational programming.

Charles Ives Opera Prize and Virgil Thomson Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the winners of our country's two largest prizes for composers of vocal music: the Charles Ives Opera Prize of $50,000 and the Virgil Thomson Award of $40,000.

Tulsa Opera Stages LA BOHEME This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Tulsa Opera opens its 68th season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's LA BOHÈME, this weekend, October 16 and 18 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Tulsa Opera to Stage LA BOHEME This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Tulsa Opera opens its 68th season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's LA BOHÈME, on October 16 and 18 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Live Music Lineup Set for UNDER THE OAKS at Theatricum Botanicum, 8/20-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Theatricum's 'Under the Oaks' series brings performance and live music to the Topanga woods in the intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

UNDER THE OAKS Begins Today Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Theatricum's 'Under the Oaks' series brings performance and live music to the Topanga woods in the intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

Live Music Lineup Set for UNDER THE OAKS at Theatricum Botanicum, 8/20-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Theatricum's 'Under the Oaks' series brings performance and live music to the Topanga woods in the intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

LA Opera Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Renée Fleming, 5/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

When Renée Fleming returns to LA Opera this spring to headline the Company's first performances of A Streetcar Named Desire, General Director Plácido Domingo promises that it will be an experience to savor.

BWW Reviews: Monty Python Meets Offenbach in City Opera's Daffy LA PERICHOLE
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 23, 2013

New York City Opera's production of Jacques Offenbach's LA PERICHOLE feels right at home at City Center, home of the 'Encores!' series, which reintroduces audiences to lesser known Broadway musicals that failed or went out of fashion despite wonderful scores. PERICHOLE doesn't have a care in the world in Christopher Alden's boisterous vision. It's a cheerful reminder of a musical style that has unjustifiably fallen by the wayside.

Michael Bonnabel's THE GOOD BOY Begins 4/26 at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 79 new American plays in its 20-year history - concludes its 2012-2013 Season with the New York premiere of THE GOOD BOY by Michael Bonnabel, set to begin previews April 26, prior to its official press opening May 5, at Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Darin Anthony directs. Off-Off Broadway performances run through May 19.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents A STREETCAR NAMES DESIRE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces a special performance of Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire for high-school and college students with tickets for only $20. The operatic version of the Tennessee Williams classic will be seen in a semi-staged presentation with the Lyric Opera Orchestra onstage, with singers Beverly O' Regan Thiele (Blanche), Kiera Duffy (Stella), David Adam Moore (Stanley), and Scott Ramsay (Mitch). Evan Rogister conducts this presentation, which is directed by Brad Dalton.

MARCH MADNESS, THE LAST WILL and More Set for Abingdon Theatre Company's 2012-13 Season of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Abingdon Theatre Company-which has produced more than 77 new American plays in its 20-year history-launches its 2012-2013 Season, beginning this fall with the world premiere of MARCH MADNESS by Mike Vogel, set to begin previews October 26, prior to its official press opening November 4, at the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street), directed by Donald Brenner.

MARCH MADNESS, THE LAST WILL and More Set for Abingdon Theatre Company's 2012-13 Season of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Abingdon Theatre Company-which has produced more than 77 new American plays in its 20-year history-launches its 2012-2013 Season, beginning this fall with the world premiere of MARCH MADNESS by Mike Vogel, set to begin previews October 26, prior to its official press opening November 4, at the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street), directed by Donald Brenner.

Inara George Presents a Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2011

Pack a picnic and head for the hills for an afternoon of eclectic, al fresco music. Indie singer-songwriter Inara George invites special guest John C. Reilly and some of L.A.'s most inspired performers to play hits from the prolific songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

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