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by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 28, 2018
To celebrate the founding of Amore Opera in 2009, Artistic Director Nathan Hull has programmed six main-stage opera productions this season. Over the past decade, Amore has created a niche for itself in New York City's cultural realm, offering lively stagings of opera classics, neglected gems of the repertoire, appealing children's fare, and ever-popular Gilbert & Sullivan presentations in the well- appointed and intimate 200-seat Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, (near 121st Street,) New York, NY 10027.
by Maria Nockin - May 29, 2019
Numi Opera will present Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg at the Theatre in the Ace Hotel this weekend. It's a rare but outstandingly beautiful gem.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
America's longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
Join the Bohemian Revolution in the heart of 19th-century Paris as a group of struggling artists strive to create beautiful art, find love, and ultimately live life to the fullest in this romantic operatic blockbuster.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
Over 21 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera (UAO) debut this summer as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season. The seven-week summer season will open Friday, July 5 with Bernstein's hilarious, philosophical, and fast-paced take on Voltaire's 1759 biting satire of the same name, Candide and will feature the return of Christine Brewer to the UAO stage. The season continues through August 24th with performances of Puccini's operatic blockbuster La boheme, a tribute to UAO's tradition of presenting operas in original languages, and the St. Louis premiere of Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied, the true saga of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson, the longest-held American POW in US history.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2019
Celebrate Stonewall50 in style at St John's in the heart of the West Village with the American premiere of WHAT THE FANDANGO?! A musical-comedy cabaret featuring international performance artist, Robert Hofmann, brilliantly embodying four powerful personas in his stunning blend of comic genius and musical versatility creating a wild multi-gendered romp that has already taken Australia by storm.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019
Originally broadcast live from the world famous London Coliseum in 2015, cinema audiences will have a rare opportunity to see these classic Gilbert and Sullivan operas again in stunning multi-camera HD and amazing 5.1 surround sound.
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019
Robert Hofmann and St John's in the Village celebrate Stonewall50 in style with the American premiere of WHAT THE FANDANGO?! A musical-comedy cabaret featuring international performance artist, Robert Hofmann
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2019
Columbia University School of the Arts presents Mark Barford's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) production of Hadrian & Antinous.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2019
Darlington Hippodrome has lifted the lid on a selection of new shows for its Summer 2019 season.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 20, 2019
City Lit Theater Artistic Director Terry McCabe today announced his 17-person cast for the company's 2018-2019 season closer - a double-bill of one-acts, dubbed TWO DAYS IN COURT,  offering first a fantastic and then a silly and satiric look at the legal system. McCabe will direct the bill, which will open with THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER -  the play by Stephen Vincent Benet based on his 1936 short story.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) opens its 2019 season with Mozart's The Magic Flute as never seen it before - set in classic video games from the early 1980s - in a return to the El Portal Theatre. Performances take place on March 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2019, including two Sunday matinees. The 'super' production transports Papageno, Tamino, and the gang to the land of video games resembling Mario Bros. and Zelda with a new English libretto by Artistic Director Josh Shaw and E. Scott Levin. Edward Benyas conducts.
by Alan Henry - Mar 13, 2019
For the first time in Israel, International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway Star DeLaney Westfall(Kinky Boots and Sweeney Todd) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in March 2019 with the show Broadway-Israel.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2019
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2019
The Crazy Coqs Presents: Pride at the Musicals
by Drew Eberhard - Jun 19, 2019
[St. Petersburg, FL] - This summer, freeFall will be closing out their 20182019 season with the classic Broadway musical Pippin. Long a contender for inclusion in our season, Artistic Director, Eric Davis is excited to present a new staging of this beloved musical which features an energetic, funny, and moving score by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and was originally directed on Broadway by the legendary Bob Fosse.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2019
The Starving Artist Restaurant in Ocean Grove is excited to bring back live performances to the porch at Days. The Porch Show 2019, a Broadway musical revue will run Wednesday through Saturday, June 26 -29, and Wednesday, July 3 and Friday July 5. All performances begin at 7:30 PM.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 12, 2019
Over coffee, on the morning after seeing Verge Theater Company's production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play - the dark comedy by Anne Washburn, directed by Nashville theater veteran Amanda Card - last weekend, a friend allowed as how he had heard of the play, but had no idea what it was about, asking me for a brief synopsis: "It's about a group of five people in a post-apocalyptic society, presumably brought about by nuclear events across the country, if not the world, who entertain one another with detailed stories based upon episodes from The Simpson," I answered.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) opens its 2019 season with Mozart's The Magic Flute as never seen it before - set in classic video games from the early 1980s - in a return to the El Portal Theatre. Performances take place on March 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2019, including two Sunday matinees. The 'super' production transports Papageno, Tamino, and the gang to the land of video games resembling Mario Bros. and Zelda with a new English libretto by Artistic Director Josh Shaw and E. Scott Levin. Edward Benyas conducts.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2019
New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, opens 2019 with Johann Strauss II's "Die Fledermaus," libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee, Saturday,Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. The operetta, staged by Michael La Tour, will be sung in English. A free MAC Chat will take place one hour prior to each performance.
by Zoe Burke - Jan 7, 2019
WEST END PRODUCTIONS' 2019 season kicks off on February 22nd with TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Four of Albuquerque's favorite actors - Kenneth Ansloan, Tim Crofton, Tim MacAlpine and Harry Zimmerman, under the direction of Cy and Jane Hoffman, play the many characters, including the central figure, sometimes simultaneously! Four middle-aged men, each dressed in a black suit, with a black tie, sporting a black bowler hat and a red carnation in his jacket button-hole, sit facing the audience. It is not the most exciting way to start a theatrical journey, but Scottish playwright Giles Havergal's sly adaptation of Graham Greene's comic novel turns stylistic economy into a stylish statement, as it tells the odyssey of a very dull retired bank manager who reunites with his seventy-five-year-old aunt at his mother's cremation, which leads to a considerable change in his life and much excitement.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2019
West END PRODUCTIONS' 2019 season kicks off on February 22nd with TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Four of Albuquerque's favorite actors - Kenneth Ansloan, Tim Crofton, Tim MacAlpine and Harry Zimmerman, under the direction of Cy and Jane Hoffman, play the many characters, including the central figure, sometimes simultaneously! Four middle-aged men, each dressed in a black suit, with a black tie, sporting a black bowler hat and a red carnation in his jacket button-hole, sit facing the audience. It is not the most exciting way to start a theatrical journey, but Scottish playwright Giles Havergal's sly adaptation of Graham Greene's comic novel turns stylistic economy into a stylish statement, as it tells the odyssey of a very dull retired bank manager who reunites with his seventy-five-year-old aunt at his mother's cremation, which leads to a considerable change in his life and much excitement.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2019
Following the break-out success of the Yiddish production Fiddler on the Roof and the world premiere of the jazz opera Dear Erich, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) continues this season's presentations with a concert exploring Yiddish theatre's golden age with From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen on Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm., performed Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. This event is part of Carnegie Hall's Migrations: The Making of America festival.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2019
The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages three to six, will begin its 14th season Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled "Allegro and Adagio," is the first installment in Philharmonic Playground, the season's theme that imagines the Orchestra as a playground.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Women of _______ (a song not song) by I-Chia Chiu, kt shorb and the ensemble February 13-17, 2019 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the McGill Savoy Society's upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's RUDDIGORE, or The Witch's Curse: An Entirely Original Supernatural Opera!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Milwaukee theater audiences young and old are in for a real treat this January when First Stage proudly presents Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical, Book by Dennis Kelly and Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2019
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new, critically acclaimed production of The Mikado sets the real-life characters of Victorian London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company within the imagined Japanese town of Titipu. Audiences will meet Messrs. Gilbert, Sullivan, and D'Oyly Carte themselves, and join them on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and a fantastical cast of characters await. There are the three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner with a list of offenders deserving of his services, including himself-for flirting!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2019
The Riverside Opera Company(ROC) and Richmond County Orchestra(RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia presents the 2nd Annual Staten Island Has Talent @NYPL. The performers are winners of open public auditions held by the RCO and ROC . They will sing and perform selections of their choosing. The performance is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the RichmondTown branch of the New York Public Library located at 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island. For information contact: riversideoperacompany@gmail.com or call Riverside Opera Company at 212-729-4792.
by Alan Henry - Feb 28, 2019
For the first time in Israel, International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway Star DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots and Sweeney Todd) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in March 2019 with the show Broadway-Israel.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 25, 2019
Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019
With over 20 companies presenting more than 25 events throughout the city, the Fest will once again prove how opera can be fresh, vital, and relevant, exploring contemporary themes of gender roles, LGBTQ rights, toxic masculinity, political satire, global warming, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
For the first time in Israel, International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway Star DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots and Sweeney Todd) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in March 2019 with the show Broadway-Israel.
by Barry Lenny - Feb 18, 2019
State Opera is presenting the semi-opera, or dramatick opera, King Arthur,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
On April 6, 13 and 14, 2019 at the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in LA's Little Tokyo, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents its most ambitious production to date: the first ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly. With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Opera in the Heights Artistic Director Eiki Isomura, the production presents Puccini's story as if it actually happened and attempts to answer the question: How would Butterfly and Pinkerton communicate?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2019
Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and Skylight Music Theatre is celebrating by announcing the leads for Kiss Me, Kate, running May 17 June 9, 2019. The cast will be led by R na Roman playing Kate/Lilli Vanessi and Andrew Varela as Petruchio/Fred Graham. Kiss Me, Kate sizzles with onstage romance and backstage passion. It won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical and features such unforgettable songs as So in Love, Another Op'nin', Another Show, Why Can't You Behave? and Too Darn Hot. Blending the irreverent humor of William Shakespeare and Cole Porter, this brilliant battle of the sexes follows a tempestuous couple as they struggle to present a musical version of Taming of the Shrew. Roman was last seen at Skylight as Yum-Yum in Hot Mikado and Nina in In The Heights. Varela was most recently seen at Skylight as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Daddy Warbucks in Annie.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2019
Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 7, 2018
New Philharmonic's immensely popular New Year's Eve program returns to ring in 2019 with three concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m.
by Julie Musbach - Dec 20, 2018
Milwaukee theater audiences young and old are in for a real treat this January when First Stage proudly presents Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical, Book by Dennis Kelly and Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin.
by David Green - Apr 8, 2019
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2019-2020 season, continuing to present the finest world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences.  The new season includes McCallum debuts, returning favorites, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment and holiday cheer, among so much more. A CHRISTMAS STORY, WAITRESS and THE PLAY THAT GOES WORING are among the many Broadway offerings in what looks to be the most stellar season in McCallum history.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre's final production in its 2018 - 2019 "lost" musicals in staged concert series is Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys,  with book by Groucho Marx's son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Christie Chiles Twille.  Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys is presented for three performances Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2019
For Analisa Leaming, playing Irene Molloy in the national touring company of Hello, Dolly! - which heads to Nashville next week for an eight-performance run at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall - there are more reasons than usual to be exhilarated and excited for an impending opening night in a new city and venue.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019
In the third concert of her More About The Melody series, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf invites Tony Award-winning music director, Ted Sperling to host an evening celebrating the music of the three generations of the iconic Rodgers family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, and Adam Guettel.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019
Enjoy an all-new restaging of The Mikado, as performed by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 3 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$69.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2019
For its 52nd Season of great operatic spectacles, Opera Grand Rapids is excited to bring to West Michigan two stunning performances: Gilbert & Sullivan's, The Mikado, and Puccini's, Turandot.
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 10, 2019
Under the direction of Ivo Van Hove, Czech composer's Leos Janacek's song cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, is given a rare performance by Muziektheater Transparant.