BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at KC Lyric OperaBWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at KC Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck - Apr 28, 2019

The 2004 San Diego Opera production of Bizet's 'Pearl Fishers' marks a visually striking end to the season. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) Announces Panels & SpeakersBroadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) Announces Panels & Speakers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

The fifth annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) will feature over thirty Broadway Stage Managers and Professionals in an incredible array of panels addressing important aspects of the art and craft of stage management. As the leaders of a theatrical company, stage managers are responsible for the mounting, maintenance and running of a show. They deal with a wide variety of issues and need to be well-versed in both production processes and people skills. The BSMS provides a unique forum to engage with top professionals on numerous topics important to stage managers at all levels. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Jessie Mueller, and Fellow Stars Attend Broadway Match MakerPhoto Flash: Alex Newell, Jessie Mueller, and Fellow Stars Attend Broadway Match Maker
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Broadway Match Maker, a bone marrow donor database drive, was held on Wednesday, June 27th at The Actors Fund Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway's best came out in support, check out the photos below! (more...)

Lyric's THE PEARL FISHERS Opens Sunday, 11/19Lyric's THE PEARL FISHERS Opens Sunday, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

From the composer of Carmen, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. Characterized by tropically hued costumes and colorful sets, this new-to-Chicago production promises high drama and gorgeous music conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Andrew Sinclair. (more...)

Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next MonthBizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The Pearl Fishers is coming to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 19 - December 10. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Stage Managers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Oct 16, 2016

It is 7:04pm on a Thursday. To the average audience member of THE COLOR PURPLE, the most important person waiting backstage is one of the above-the-title stars (Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Holliday or Danielle Brooks). But those in the industry know that, at this particular moment, the most important person is a woman sitting stage right in front of three monitors. That woman, with a headset on and binder in front of her, is Stage Manager Sharika Niles. She is the one who will soon give the word to start the show. She is the one who tonight is in charge of 'calling the show.' She is the one who will dictate the show the audience sees by giving the word for a spotlight, sound effect, set movement, etc.. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'LION KING' Hits 5000!
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 11, 2009

Disney's landmark musical event THE LION KING celebrated 5000 Broadway performances on Thursday, November 5 at the Minskoff Theatre. Only eight other musicals have reached this milestone, including Disney's Beauty and the Beast. THE LION KING is the ninth longest-running musical in Broadway history and the first American musical to welcome 50 million guests worldwide. (more...)