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Complicité Appoints Amber Massie-Blomfield As Permanent Executive Director Photo Complicité Appoints Amber Massie-Blomfield As Permanent Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021

Complicité theatre company has appointed a new, permanent Executive Director, Amber Massie-Blomfield, to take the company forward as the UK transitions out of lockdown.

Et Alia Theater & Aurora Nova Present WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Photo Et Alia Theater & Aurora Nova Present WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

Et Alia Theater, in association with Aurora Nova, presents: White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour, produced by Luísa Galatti and Ana Moioli, performed by Giorgia Valenti. Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to be Performed as Part of Let There Be Theatre Photo WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to be Performed as Part of Let There Be Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021

With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.

Complicité Announces TELLING STORIES: TRUTH, LIES AND THE DEATH OF COMPASSION Photo Complicité Announces TELLING STORIES: TRUTH, LIES AND THE DEATH OF COMPASSION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

Complicité theatre company’s Artistic Director, Simon McBurney, will be joined online by award-winning writers Karen Armstrong, Amin Maalouf and Esther Woolfson to discuss stories: why we tell them, what they do, and, in particular, the story of how we got to where we are now.

Max Porter Will Read His Novel GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS Live From Union Chape Photo Max Porter Will Read His Novel GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS Live From Union Chapel
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2020

Wayward Productions today announces that Max Porter will read his bestselling first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, at Islington's Union Chapel on Sunday 25 October at 7.45pm.

A Virtual Staged Reading of YELLOW FACE Will Be Held on August 3 Photo A Virtual Staged Reading of YELLOW FACE Will Be Held on August 3
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2020

By popular demand, Sierra Madre Playhouse will again present online the recent selection from its Virtual Off the Page series of staged readings, Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang.

Metropolitan Opera Announces New Opening Date of December 31, 2020 Photo Metropolitan Opera Announces New Opening Date of December 31, 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020-21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis.

Complicité's THE ENCOUNTER Extended Until 25 May Photo Complicité's THE ENCOUNTER Extended Until 25 May
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

Complicité's multi award-winning production The Encounter will be available through 25 May.

Bristol Old Vic Announces Free Season Of Streamed Shows - THE GRINNING MAN, A MONSTER Photo Bristol Old Vic Announces Free Season Of Streamed Shows - THE GRINNING MAN, A MONSTER CALLS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2020

Bristol Old Vic today announced three of the five titles that will be streamed on YouTube as part of the Bristol Arts Channel.

St. Ann's Warehouse to Livestream Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Photo St. Ann's Warehouse to Livestream Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 14, 2020

St. Ann's Warehouse will stream Simon McBurney's The Encounter for free, available to the public on Friday, May 15 (2pm EST) through Friday, May 22 (5pm EST). A live discussion and public Q&A will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:30pm EST (7:30pm BST) with Simon McBurney and guests.

Complicité's THE ENCOUNTER Will Stream Online For One Week Photo Complicité's THE ENCOUNTER Will Stream Online For One Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020

Following the success of Complicité's multi award-winning production The Encounter in 2016 and 2017, where over 88,000 people watched the show online, the recording will be available again for one week on Complicité's website and YouTube channel.

Berlin's Schaub√ľhne Will Stream UNGEDULD DES HERZENS Today, April 13 Photo Berlin's Schaub√ľhne Will Stream UNGEDULD DES HERZENS Today, April 13
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2020

Berlin's¬†Schaub√ľhne will stream¬†Ungeduld des Herzens (Beware Of Pity)¬†today at 12:30pm EST.

Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U. Photo Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U.S. World Theatre Day Message
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

The Global Theater Initiative invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artist is invited by the International Theatre Institute Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet Launches Online Platform Photo Dutch National Opera & Ballet Launches Online Platform
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2020

The government's temporary decision to ban events and gatherings until 1 June 2020, in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, means that the Dutch National Opera & Ballet's theatre will remain closed until then.

The Metropolitan Opera Has Announced its 2020‚Ä"21 Season Photo The Metropolitan Opera Has Announced its 2020‚Ä"21 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Today, the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2020-21 season, the first in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumes his full breadth of musical duties as the company's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting six productions. His schedule includes the Met premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, the first contemporary opera conducted by the maestro on the Met stage, as part of his ongoing commitment to opera of our time at the Met, which will expand in the seasons to come.

Orchestra Of St. Luke's Has Announces Details Of Its Second Bach Festival Photo Orchestra Of St. Luke's Has Announces Details Of Its Second Bach Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) today announced detailed programming for the second annual OSL Bach Festival, spanning three weeks from June 9-30, 2020, with concerts and masterclasses across four venues in Manhattan-including three orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall-and featuring guest artists cellist Pieter Wispelwey, harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, and soprano Amanda Forsythe. The OSL Bach Festival was launched last June to great success as part of the first season of esteemed Baroque and Classical Music specialist Bernard Labadie as OSL Principal Conductor.

Esa-Pekka Salonen Explores A Fabled Era's Revolutionary Musical Culture With The Los  Photo Esa-Pekka Salonen Explores A Fabled Era's Revolutionary Musical Culture With The Los Angeles Philharmonic
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2020

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933, through two wide-ranging and dramatic programs led by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, explores the musical culture of Germany's politically charged Weimar era. These concerts are given context by Weimar Variations, a collection of ancillary events curated by Stephanie Barron and Nana Bahlmann.

BWW Interview: Russian Tenor Bogdan Volkov Tuned In On His LA Opera Debut in THE MAGI Photo BWW Interview: Russian Tenor Bogdan Volkov Tuned In On His LA Opera Debut in THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Gil Kaan - Nov 10, 2019

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic THE MAGIC FLUTE opens this week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday November 16, 2019; under the baton of James Conlon (with Grant Gershon conducting on December 1, 12 and 15). This will be the third LA Opera mounting of 1927 and Barrie Kosky's avant-garde THE MAGIC FLUTE merging animation with live performance. I had the chance to present a few questions to Bodgan Volkov, who's making his Los Angeles Opera debut as Tamino, the prince and current bearer of the magic flute.

Rialto Chatter: Robert Evans Bio-Play THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE May Still Come to  Photo Rialto Chatter: Robert Evans Bio-Play THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE May Still Come to Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019

Rumors have been circulating about a Broadway transfer of The Kid Stays in the Picture since its West End run two years ago. Deadline is reporting that this very much may still be a possibility.

Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Presents Tenor Paul Appleby In Schumann's Dic Photo Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Presents Tenor Paul Appleby In Schumann's Dichterliebe
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2019

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents celebrated American tenor Paul Appleby in Schumann's Dichterliebe for Voice and Piano, Op. 48 (1840) with pianist Ken Noda on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall. Part of a concert titled 1891: Brahms's Clarinet Quintet, the program also includes Schubert's Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103 (1828) and Brahms's Quintet in B minor for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 115 (1891) performed by pianist and Artistic Director Wu Han, violinists Aaron Boyd and Francisco Fullana, violinist and violist Yura Lee, cellist Keith Robinson, and clarinetist David Shifrin.

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