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by Julie Musbach - 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."
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2018
Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2018
City Lit's 2018-19 season to span four centuries with comedies and dramas considering timeless themes
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018
The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA), dedicated to advancing the field of Asian American theater, announces Chicago as the host city for the Sixth National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest), to be held August 13 - 18. ConFest Early Bird passes start at $350 and are available at CAATA.net.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2018
Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, with the support of Intersection for the Arts, presents the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's TWO MILE HOLLOW directed by Lily Tung Crystal. Ferocious Lotus is proud to produce Winkler's work since she was announced as the 2018 winner of the coveted Yale Drama Series Prize for her new play, GOD SAID THIS, and the 2018-2019 Jerome Fellow at The Lark. TWO MILE HOLLOW is part of a simultaneous world premiere with Artists at Play in Los Angeles, First Floor Theatre in Chicago, and Theatre Mu/Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2018
International theater and concert headliner ISAAC SUTTON will welcome Broadway Star Carrie St. Louis (Kinky Boots, Wicked and Rock of Ages) as a very special guest at Northshore Tower Theater in NYC on May 6. 
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2018
Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster. Born and raised in Stevenage, this is the musical story of the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls. From the Olivier award nominated producers... but not the winners of 11 Tony Awards!
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018
After a national search, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career development to emerging artists who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in a co-presentation with Pomegranate Arts, is thrilled to announce the special guest artists who will perform in Taylor Mac's ambitious, internationally acclaimed work A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Local Philadelphia performance artists and musicians will join Mac in these final U.S. performances of the full, 24-hour-long pop odyssey, June 2 & 9 at the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, as part of the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music as two distinct 12-hour concerts, Saturday, June 2 (1776-1896) and Saturday, June 9 (1896-present day) - Mac's longest continuous performances since the work premiered at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2016.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in a co-presentation with Pomegranate Arts, is thrilled to announce the special guest artists who will perform in Taylor Mac's ambitious, internationally acclaimed work A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Local Philadelphia performance artists and musicians will join Mac in these final U.S. performances of the full, 24-hour-long pop odyssey, June 2 & 9 at the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, as part of the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music as two distinct 12-hour concerts, Saturday, June 2 (1776-1896) and Saturday, June 9 (1896-present day) - Mac's longest continuous performances since the work premiered at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2016.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere. 
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018
Following its critically acclaimed hit LIZZIE, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, direction by Artistic Director Harmony France, music direction by Andra Velis-Simon and choreography by Kasey Alfonso.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2018
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) welcomes the return of Taylor Mac, the genre-defying winner of a 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant, recipient of the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in the epic 24-hour performance art concert, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, in its entirety in four six-hour chapters March 15, 17, 22 and 24 at 6 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Single tickets are now available for $45-$250 online at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, via AXS by phone at 888-929-7849 and in person at The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018
Final cast is today announced for Charles Court Opera's smart, stylish, sparkling fresh version of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic masterpieces, The Mikado.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2018
Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera delivered with the emphasis on the comic and more than a nod to the realities of 2018 sensibilities.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2018
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2018
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven Symphony #9 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2018
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2018
The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce a first-time collaboration with the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), bringing A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS to the Spriet Stage. This acclaimed stage adaptation, based on the award-winning novel by Khaled Hosseini, had its world premiere in San Francisco in July 2016 and became the bestselling production in A.C.T.'s history. The Grand's production will premiere an all new, all Canadian cast with original staging by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff. The Title Sponsor for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is London's Selectpath. 
by Julie Musbach - Jun 8, 2018
The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, written by Jessica Walker, with music direction by Joseph Atkins.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2018
MPAC's 2018-2019 season promises to be one full of amazing concerts, musicals, family events, dance and even Vicki Lawrence's Mama.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018
Two concert productions that explore the Yiddish theatre's golden age will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) this season. Early Yiddish Theatre and Vaudeville will be presented on February 11 at 2 pm. From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen will be performed on March 11 at 2 pm. Both will be performed Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2018
Say what you will, The Hypocrites have found a way to transform traditional theatre into a form of entertainment that appeals to folks who'd rather go to a party than sit in a theater. And they've done it using Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. No joke.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2018
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is excited to announce our Fall 2018 production of Another Mikado, adapted and directed by Allison Benko, whose recent credits include assistant directing the Tony Award-winning production of Oslo at Lincoln Center Theater. In response to the growing debate of how to present the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, The Mikado, in today's society, we hope to present the various sides of this debate in a new theatrical work inspired by the original The Mikado. After a series of workshops in the spring and summer, Another Mikado will run in November 2018 in various locations throughout the tri-state area.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2018
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director), in tandem with 'Day of Remembrance', opens its 41st season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia with the special return engagement of the acclaimed play NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, based on the groundbreaking novel byJohn Okada. Directed by Ron Nakahara, the cast will feature Leanne Cabrera, Dinh James Doan, Chris Doi, Eric Elizaga, David Huynh, Scott Kitajima, Karen Tsen Lee, Claro de los Reyes, Shigeko Sara Suga, and Tony Vo.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2018
 The wackiest beach party in town continues! Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces a one-week extension of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites, now through February 25, due to high demand.  Tickets are now on sale at pasadenaplayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2018
Opera Grand Rapids announces upcoming performances of STABAT MATER by Gioachino Rossini and FOUR SACRED SONGS by Giuseppe Verdi on Saturday, March 24 - 3:00 PM at Christ Memorial Church, Holland and Sunday, March 25 - 7:30 PM at First Park Congregational Church, Grand Rapids.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2018
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the New York Premiere of Angela Rice's Thy Will Be Done on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com or by calling (212) 333-5333.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2018
Tenner Tuesdays will offer £10 tickets to under-30s on Tuesday evening performances, and Hi Five will offer £5 tickets to the unwaged on Sunday matinee performances. The new ticket prices will apply to select productions in 2018 starting with Charles Court Opera's The Mikado, with further productions to be announced.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018
Having wooed audiences in the UK and Australia with the award-winning Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe, which broke all box office records on its transfer to Wilton's Music Hall in 2011.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2018
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) continues this season's presentations of concert productions exploring Yiddish theatre's golden age with From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm., performed Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2018
Hey! I Care! a benefit night of music & lyrics by David Auxier-Loyola, comes go Don't Tell Mama, with proceeds to HelpIsOnTheWayToday.org. Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 PM. $20 + 2 drink minimum. Reservations online at donttellmamanyc.com or call 212-757-0788.
by Monica Moore - Feb 12, 2018
Who doesn't love a night of glamour and glitz and this year at the Northern Area Performance Arts Awards the cabaret show has the theme Mkurder Moulin Rouge Style. Theatrical superstar Kit Haines is directing and promises excitement plus when Auckland Community Theatre supporters get together to celebrate, recognise and appreciate all those who make theatre 'happen' and keep it alive.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 9, 2018
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven Symphony #9 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-$100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 9, 2018
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Scenic designer Albere has been working overtime putting finishing touches on the scenery for the production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey.  Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 9, 2018
you are my sunshine - a new play with folk songs …based on a true story by Kelli Kerslake Colaco is a multi-decade (1927-1956) character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy. Narrated in Woody Guthrie-style folk songs - accompanied by Bay Area music favorites Chris Haugen (guitar) and Trevor Marcom (vocals/guitar), the fact-inspired ensemble drama focuses on the search for truth behind a dark family legend vis-a-vis an ancestor and the women and children in his life.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2018
Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins is directed by Thom Southerland,  Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. Itb has been nominated for 5 Off West End Awards - Best Female: Sheila Hancock, Best Male: Bill Milner, Best Costume: Jonathan Lipman, Best Set: Francis O'Connor, Best Lighting: Matt Clutterham. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
Florida Studio Theatre Announces Its 5th Summer Cabaret Season with three delightfully inventive music revues. Carole's Kings kicks off the season with laughter and smooth harmonies in a unique tribute to one of America's most beloved singer-songwriters, Carole King. Following right behind are The Swingaroos with an all-new show, Music of the Night, celebrating the past century of Broadway hits. Capping off the Cabaret season is Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged, a stripped-down, funky salute to the 19th century composing duo. The season opens on June 14 and runs through September 23 in FST's Court Cabaret. Single tickets range from $36-39. A subscription to all three Cabaret shows can be purchased for as little as $49. Subscriptions and single tickets can be purchased in person at the FST Box Office, by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2018
One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods' musical sophistication and lyrical richness are sure to delight audiences!
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 20, 2018
I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this production, which runs through May 20, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sharone Sayegh and Raymond J. Lee in "Project Broadway: The Unconventional Materials Challenge" on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:30pm. Sharone and Ray met dancing in wet suits and spandex sparkles in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia! and are excited to team up for their first duo show at Feinstein's/54 Below. Taking a cue from "Project Runway," Sharone and Ray will present an evening of Unconventional Materials as they tackle nontraditional casting roles and partner up on a few exciting pop selections, with musical direction by Steven Jamail.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2018
A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.'
by Julie Musbach - Apr 18, 2018
The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, written by Jessica Walker, with music director Joseph Atkins. Produced by Jess Walker Music Theatre, in association with Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT begins performances on Tuesday, June 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 13, 2018
Artistic and Executive Director of Pacific Opera Project (POP) Josh Shaw was recently named 'One of Musical America's Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music.' Over the past six seasons, he has directed 23 productions at POP including THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, and LA CALISTO. His reimagining of THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO as an episode of Star Trek has gained national attention and has been produced by seven companies.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2018
Full casting is announced today for the London workshop of EMMA, A New Musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Thom Southerland.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2018
Following its critically acclaimed hit LIZZIE, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, direction by Artistic Director Harmony France, music direction by Andra Velis-Simon and choreography by Kasey Alfonso.