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Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 9 through 17. A 26-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Poor Wand'ring One," "Oh, Better Far to Live and Die" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, release rehearsal photos before previews begin tomorrow, Friday, May 4 for the the world-premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. This original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT) will open on Wednesday, May 23 and play through Sunday, June 17. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Helm Nathan Gunn's FLYING SOLO at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP), has announced a special addition to its 2017-18 season, Nathan Gunn, FLYING SOLO, written and directed by Hershey Felder. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

Stage & Screen Legend Patricia Morison Dies at 103
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

Stage and screen star, Patricia Morison died today at the age of 103 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. A stage icon and legend best known for her starring roles in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and The King & I opposite Yul Brynner, she established an indelible mark in films with a reputation as a the villainous femme fatale with large blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair that made her a favorite of studios and fans alike.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irina Dvorovenko, Tony Yazbeck, and More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, check them out below!  (more...)

BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ONE AMAZING NIGHT at The Balboa Theater
by Ron Bierman - May 17, 2018

The San Diego Opera's last concert this season was billed as 'One Amazing Night.' The program was originally scheduled to feature soprano Lise Lindstrom and tenor Rene Barbera, but Barbera was released from his commitment when he was offered a Teatro alla Scala debut as Ernesto in a new production of Don Pasquale. He's sung multiple time in San Diego, and will likely return, but the company understood a La Scala debut means too much to an opera singer's career to stand in his way. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, who had previously performed with Lindstrom in the San Diego production of Salome, was an effective stand-in. Earlier this season Grimsley played the pirate king here in Pirates of Penzance with surprising comic flair, though best known for dark and heroic roles. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents CARMEN At Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The first of four extraordinary hour-long performances produced by New York City Opera in Bryant Park this summer, watch passions flare in this adaptation of Carmen, one of the world's most beloved operas. The innkeeper Lillas Pastia narrates the tempestuous story of the irresistible seductress Carmen and her hapless lover Don José in this hour-long presentation of highlights from Carmen, Bizet's beloved opera, from New York City Opera. Offered to the New York public free-of-charge, this presentation is a perfect introduction to opera for newcomers of any age. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents CARMEN in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The first of four extraordinary hour-long performances produced by New York City Opera in Bryant Park this summer, watch passions flare in this adaptation of Carmen, one of the world's most beloved operas. The innkeeper Lillas Pastia narrates the tempestuous story of the irresistible seductress Carmen and her hapless lover Don Jose in this hour-long presentation of highlights from Carmen, Bizet's beloved opera, from New York City Opera. Offered to the New York public free-of-charge, this presentation is a perfect introduction to opera for newcomers of any age. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dolora Zajick of INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG DRAMATIC VOICES at University Of Nevada, Reno
by Maria Nockin - May 1, 2018

American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is one of the world's leading exponents of the dramatic Verdi repertoire. Her talent was first noticed when she was a pre-med student at the University of Nevada in Reno. Some years after that, she debuted with the San Francisco Opera as Azucena in IL TROVATORE, and it brought her international stardom. Decades later, she is best known for her interpretations of Amneris in AIDA, Eboli in DON CARLO, Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Je¬ěibaba in Dvo?ak's RUSALKA, and Adalgisa in Bellini's NORMA. (more...)

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA Explains Wage Discrepancy: 'We Are a Touring Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

While Rocktopia gets ready to take its first official Broadway bow, its producers are under fire for offering its chorus members unfair wages. An official statement from the Actors' Equity Association reads: (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Announced for THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Maira Barriga, Elizabeth Dugas, Leah Hofmann, Naomi Kakuk, Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer and Erin Moore will complete the cast of the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. (more...)

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA Responds to AEA on Arrangement for Choir's Wages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

While Rocktopia gets ready to take its first official Broadway bow, its producers are under fire for offering its chorus members unfair wages. An official statement from the Actors' Equity Association reads: (more...)

The McCammon Voice Competition Announces The 2018 McCammon Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 McCammon Voice Competition judges have chosen the semi-finalists for the eighteenth biennial competition, to be held on March 16, 2018 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The finals will be held March 17, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall. This year's competitors are David Araujo, Amanda Blue, Nicolette Book, Ryan Bradford, Rachael Braustein, Kathleen Buccleugh, Chelsea Coyne, Danielle Davis, Peter Scott Drackley, Helen Huang, Hao Hu, Emily Michiko Jensen, Abigail Kempson, Chonghwa Kim, Abigail Levis, Brandon Morales, Elizabeth Moran, Langelihle Mngxati, Chong Yoon Noh, Brittany Nickell, Yulan Piao, Anthony Reed, Michael St. Peter and Andrew Wannigman. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org. (more...)

BWW TV: Get Ready to Rock and Go Inside Opening Night of ROCKTOPIA on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway has turned up the volume! Last night at the Broadway Theatre, Rocktopia officially opened. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces,ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. Rocktopia celebrates its opening night on Broadway tomorrow,Tuesday, March 27, running six weeks only, through April 29, 2018.  (more...)

Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara and Patti Murin to Perform at Yankees Opening Day!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 28, 2018

Batter up! Frozen's resident Princess Anna, Patti Murin and Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed some exciting news on Twitter this evening. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric Sciotto, and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

What do you get when you mix a cocktail of 21 Gershwin gems, madcap comedy, and show-stopping dance numbers?  It's Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Broadway's 10-Time Tony nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 6-22.  (more...)

It's SUMMER Time! Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

The calendar may say Spring (has anyone told the weather?) but things are heating up on Broadway! Performances begin tonight for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Pianist Andrew Von Oeyen Comes to The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The Dallas Opera is proud to present an afternoon of magnificent orchestral works and one of the most gifted pianists in classical music today.  American pianist Andrew von Oeyen and The Dallas Opera Orchestra will perform a genuinely exciting twentieth-century masterworks: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCKTOPIA Performs Its Opening Night Finale
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2018

Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos from the show's opening night finale below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Opening Night After Party For ROCKTOPIA
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2018

Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and we're taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ROCKTOPIA
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2018

Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet and we're taking you inside as the stars arrived. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider to Guest Star in ROCKTOPIA April 9-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that rock icon Dee Snider, lead singer of multi-platinum-selling band TWISTED SISTER, will triumphantly return to Broadway as a special guest vocalist in the show for the fourth week of its limited engagement, April 9 - 15, 2018. (more...)

Hungarian State Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

16 premieres, 60 repertoire pieces, the inauguration of the Eiffel Arts Studios as well as the reopening of the Opera House are all featured in the 2018/19 season of the Hungarian State Opera. Until these venues are opened the resident companies of the Opera carry on touring: apart from guest appearances in county towns and Hungarian settlements beyond the borders of Hungary, the Opera is to visit New York, Berlin, the capitals of the Visegrad Group, and several Italian places that played an important role in the life of Puccini. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCKTOPIA is Ready to Rock Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

ROCKTOPIA has released production photos of its six-week limited engagementat The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). See the new images below! (more...)

Marta Eggerth, My Life My Song, Now Accompanied by Never Before Seen Historical Photos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2018

Patria Productions is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed dual CD album from 2005, Marta Eggerth, My Life My Song, is now available to view on YouTube. Each song clip is accompanied by historical photos, most never seen before. With this CD, Marta Eggerth's (1912-2013) recorded legacy as one of the world's leading sopranos showcases an international singing career spanning more than 70 years in operetta, film, lieder and opera. It is now available on YouTube for generations of opera aficionados, singers, film buffs, and others to learn from and enjoy. (more...)

TOP AND BOTTOM To Close Out Rainbow Theatre Project's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Rainbow Theatre Project will close out the 2017 / 18 season with a production of Kevin Michael West's Top and Bottom. A gay comedy that was a hit at the NY Fringe Festival, Top and Bottom will run from April 5 - 29, 2018 at the District of Columbia Arts Center. (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Releases Casting Details for CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will acknowledge thissignificant anniversary by participating in the global celebrations to honour Bernstein's legacy, with two planned performances of the choral masterpiece, Candide (1956) on Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September 2018 at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Lead Singer of Cheap Trick Robin Zander to Make Broadway Debut in ROCKTOPIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ROBIN ZANDER, lead singer of CHEAP TRICK, will make his Broadway debut as a special guest vocalist in the show for the final week of its limited engagement, April 23 - 29, 2018. An explosive concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Copland, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a forty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. ROCKTOPIA celebrates its opening night at the Broadway Theatre on Tuesday, March 27. (more...)

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA and Actors Equity Reach Tentative Agreement for Choir Contracts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 Actors and Stage Managers, has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Producers of the Broadway production Rocktopia to ensure the production will use wall-to-wall Equity contracts. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents IL PIGMALIONE By Donizetti And PIGMALION By Rameau
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

New York City Opera continues its 2017-18 Chamber Opera Series with a unique double bill of Donizetti's Il Pigmalione and Rameau's Pigmalion, the first time these one-act gems will be presented on the same program. The production also marks the New York premiere of Donizetti's first opera. This double bill will be directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, with Gil Rose conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Two performances of Il Pigmalione/Pigmalion will be presented at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater on Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces the World Premiere of NATHAN GUNN FLYING SOLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the sixth show in its 97th season, the world premiere of NATHAN GUNN FLYING SOLO, written and directed by Hershey Felder, with musical direction by Michael Bagby. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Cast Announced For Opera North's Sizzling Production Of KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

An outstanding cast has been announced for the return of Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre in May, then touring to the Ravenna Festival, to the London Coliseum for a two-week run in June, and moving to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh in July. (more...)

The Wallis Presents 'An Evening With Nathan And Julie Gunn'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

American baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn, partners in life and often on stage, will make their debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in an evening of cabaret by iconic composers ranging from Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter to Billy Joel and Tom Waits.  The evening concert from an eclectic American Songbook joins Bernstein at 100, the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history. An Evening with Nathan and Julie Gunn takes place Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Annouced Cast Change Advisory for SEMIRAMIDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Robert McPherson will sing the role of Idreno in Rossini's Semiramide for tonight's performance, February 28 at 7.30pm, replacing Javier Camarena who is ill. The American tenor also replaced Camarena on Saturday February 24, 2018. (more...)

Famed Opera Soprano Marta Eggerth's MY LIFE MY SONG Now Available On YouTube
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Patria Productions is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed dual CD album from 2005, Marta Eggerth, My Life My Song, is now NEW TO YOUTUBE. Each song clip is accompanied by historical photos, many never seen before. With this CD, Marta Eggerth's (1912-2013) recorded legacy as one of the world's leading sopranos showcases an international singing career spanning more than 70 years in operetta, film, lieder and opera. It will now be available on YouTube for generations of opera aficionados, singers, film buffs, and others to learn from and enjoy. (more...)

2018 Richard Tucker Award Goes To Christian Van Horn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced today that Christian Van Horn ¬Ė ¬ďone of those treasurable singers in whose presence one can entirely relax, assured that everything he does will be delivered with solid interpretive insight and unfailingly attractive tone¬Ē (Opera News) ¬Ė has been named as the winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Australian Ballet Brings Back Beautiful Romantic Comedy THE MERRY WIDOW To Delight A New Generation
by Jade Kops - Apr 30, 2018

The classic comic love story proves timeless as The Australian Ballet's The Merry Widow returns to the Sydney stage 43 years after it debuted in Melbourne in 1975. (more...)

Video: Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara Sings the National Anthem at Yankees Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Batter up! Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed belted one out in the ballpark today, singing the national anthem for opening day at Yankee Stadium! Check out video of Kelli officially ringing in the new baseball season with her flawless rendition! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for Associate Director Javaad Alipoor's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey - Nathan Amzi (Martini), Lucy Black (Nurse Ratched), Andrew Dennis (Ruckley and Aide Turkle), Harry Egan (Aide Warren), Joel Gillman (Randle P McMurphy), Clive Hayward (Dr Spivey), Tom Hodgkins (Scanlon), Arthur Hughes (Billy Bibbitt), Melissa Johns (Candy and Nurse Flinn), Mohammed Mansaray (Aide Williams), Shaun Mason (Cheswick), Jeremy Proulx (Chief Bromden), Jack Tarlton (Harding) and Shelley Williams (Sandra and Hospital Staff). (more...)

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE Extends Until June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announce that the world-premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE will extend until Sunday, June 17. This original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT) will begin performances May 4, 2018 with an opening night set for May 23. (more...)

Folks Operetta Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Folks Operetta is proud to announce its 2018 season and a new fundraising campaign, The Korngold Initiative. All of these projects are part of their new Reclaimed Voices Series, which focuses on recovering and reviving the lost music of the Jewish composers of the Second World War.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME/DORIAN GRAY at Budapest Operetta Theatre
by Gabor Szilagyi - Apr 18, 2018

Budapest Operetta Theatre is one of the most important venues in Budapest when it comes to musical theatre. Its huge repertoire ranges from classic operetta (The Merry Widow or The Riviera Girl aka Die Csardasfurstin) to modern musicals (mostly Sylvester Levay pop-musicals along with some classical show tunes). Two of the brand-new musical productions from the theatre deals with the ever-lasting questions of good and bad, or to rephrase it, which is the more important, the outer appearance or the inner good? (more...)

Brief 4/16: NYTW Gala, Broadway Benefit Concert for Parkland, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: New York Theatre Workshop will host its 2018 gala tonight, and Broadway stars will unite in Sunrise, FL for a benefit concert for Parkland! (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: Opera In Eden Featuring Three New One-Act Operas In Concert, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW Returns to the Stage With a New Generation of Dancers
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 12, 2018

The Merry Widow returns to the stage in 2018 with a whirl of fabulous frocks and a generous splash of champagne. The tangled tale of love and diplomacy will be delighting audiences in Sydney from 28 April to 19 May 2018, Canberra from 25 to 30 May and Melbourne from 7 to 16 June. (more...)

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