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Tribeca Announces 2020 Short Film Lineup Photo Tribeca Announces 2020 Short Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

The 19th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its 2020 Shorts Program lineup. Setting a record with over 6,100 submissions, the final program roster includes 64 diverse and captivating short films from 20 countries around the globe, and features 46 world premieres, including DreamWorks Animation's new animated short, To Gerard. The short films will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs which include five narrative, four documentary, and one animation program. For the fourth consecutive year, 40 percent of the selections are directed by female filmmakers. Queen Collective by Procter & Gamble in partnership with Queen Latifah, Flavor Unit Entertainment and Tribeca Studios is back, a program dedicated to supporting gender and racial equality behind the camera. The 2020 shorts lineup is programmed by Sharon Badal and Ben Thompson. The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 15 - April 26.

Dio Announces 'The Studio Album Collection,' Out Feb. 21 Photo Dio Announces 'The Studio Album Collection,' Out Feb. 21
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996 - 2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks, and were remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.

New York's Concerts At St. Ignatius Announces Their 2019-20 Season Photo New York's Concerts At St. Ignatius Announces Their 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Formerly known as Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, the series based at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola marks its 31st season with choral works by Verdi and Rossini and special guests including the Tallis Scholars, Paul Jacobs, and Amjad Ali Khan

EBay Auction Winner Bids $7300 to Join Eddie Trunk's Bowling Team at 4th Annual 'Bowl Photo EBay Auction Winner Bids $7300 to Join Eddie Trunk's Bowling Team at 4th Annual 'Bowl for Ronnie' Charity Bowling Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

This year's BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will once again include a celebrity bowling team captained by broadcast personality and event host Eddie Trunk, and a generous Dio fan from San Jose, California has secured a place on that team with a winning EBay auction bid of $7300 for the charity. The Fourth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE, coming up on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California, will feature the celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia.

Celebrity Bowlers Set for 4th Annual 'Bowl for Ronnie' Charity Bowling Party Photo Celebrity Bowlers Set for 4th Annual 'Bowl for Ronnie' Charity Bowling Party
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Fourth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org) will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and whose new TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV.

New York's Sacred Music In A Sacred Space Kicks Off Season With I WISH IT SO Photo New York's Sacred Music In A Sacred Space Kicks Off Season With I WISH IT SO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space begins its 2018-2019 Season by welcoming patrons into the intimate Wallace Hall at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (980 Park Avenue) for a Caritas Concert.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Announces 18-19 Season Photo Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Announces 18-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

For three decades, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space (SMSS) has been a timeless retreat from the quotidian into a world of rarefied depth of beauty, featuring the finest sacred choral and organ repertoire spanning over 1,000 years of music history, all within the architecturally stunning Manhattan landmark Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (980 Park Avenue).

Sacred Music In A Sacred Space Explores Sacred, Secular Dualities Of Poulenc In Final Photo Sacred Music In A Sacred Space Explores Sacred, Secular Dualities Of Poulenc In Final 17-18 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Two sides of the same coin—culminating concert in 17-18 Season of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space explores secular, sacred dualities of Francis Poulenc on May 23rd at 8pm

Rockers Join 3rd Annual 'Bowl for Ronnie' Benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund Photo Rockers Join 3rd Annual 'Bowl for Ronnie' Benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California.

Houston Grand Opera Closes Strong 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting today that its 2016-17 season closed on a strong financial footing despite recent pressures on the Houston economy.

Houston Grand Opera Presents Götterdämmerung, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Houston Grand Opera presents Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians including Simon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde, starting April 22.

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 23at Jackson Street BBQ, and April 30 at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, with performances beginning at 7 p.m. 

Sacred Music In A Sacred Space And New York Opera Society Commission UPON THIS HANDFUL OF EARTH, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by 'Laudato Si,' Pope Francis's unprecedented 2015 encyclical about the environment, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space (SMSS), with co-producer New York Opera Society, presents 'Upon this Handful of Earth,' a world premiere chamber opera from Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office.

Houston Grand Opera Opens 2016��"17 Season with THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Donizetti's ebullient comedy The Elixir of Love sets a celebratory tone as Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 62nd season opener on October 21. The colorful production features tenor Dimitri Pittas and soprano Nicole Heaston, as well as the HGO debut of eminent English conductor Jane Glover. Performances run through November 4.  

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend.

Houston Grand Opens 2016��"17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Donizetti's ebullient comedy The Elixir of Love sets a celebratory tone as Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 62nd season opener on October 21.

Houston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season Update
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Houston Grand Opera will present four pinnacles of the operatic repertoire during the company's 2016-17 season, which also features the highly anticipated world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer, and much-loved comedies by Donizetti and Mozart. Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will lead Gotterdammerung, the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians includingSimon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde. HGO will bring back its popular production of Gounod's Faust, with the HGO debut of international star tenor Michael Fabiano in the title role partnered by Houston favorite Ana Maria Martinez as Marguerite, along with the role debut of prominent bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Mephistopheles. The company will celebrate the 30thanniversary of HGO's world premiere of John Adams's pivotal Nixon in China by presenting James Robinson's production, of which HGO is a co-producer, with HGO Studio alumnus Scott Hendricks as Richard Nixon and soprano Andriana Chuchman as his wife, Pat. Patrick Summers will conduct Verdi'sthrilling Requiem, which critics at the time termed "an opera in ecclesiastical robes," with soloists Angela Meade, soprano, in her HGO debut; Sasha Cooke, alto; Alexey Dolgov, tenor; and Peixin Chen, bass; and the HGO Orchestra and Chorus. HGO's 62nd season will open with a whimsical production of Donizetti's buoyant The Elixir of Love, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas as Nemorino and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston as Adina and led by the eminent English conductor Jane Glover, HGO's 2016-17 Lynn Wyatt Great Artist, in her first HGO appearance. Mozart's zany yet deeply emotive comedy TheAbduction from the Seraglio-featuring Russian coloratura soprano and HGO Studio alumna Albina Shagimuratova as Konstanze and leading American tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Belmonte in HGO's inventive 2002 co-production-will close the main-stage season.  

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families. 

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons.

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