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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The groundbreaking conductorless Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra returns to Musco Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 pm with Rimsky-Korsakov's beloved Scheherazade and excerpts from four operas by Mozart and Puccini. The program for orchestra and voice will feature sopranos Axelle Fanyo and Jerica Steklasa, winners of Kaleidoscope's 2019 International Vocal Competition.
by Chris Arneson - Sep 19, 2019
It's probably been quite a while since you've seen Miss Saigon...but if you have, you'll likely recall its extravagant moments most. The vibrantly large sets, huge ensemble number and of course the legendary helicopter.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra has announced that its October 13 Musco Center for the Arts concert will now include Mozart's 'Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Madama Butterfly will play at La Fenice Opera House in Venice, Italy for limited dates in late September and early October. 
by Brett Cullum - May 9, 2019
MISS SAIGON feels like a sequel to 'Les Miserables' crossbred with 'Cabaret.' We get sleazy nightclubs and sweeping war scenes mixed together with a simple love story.
by Zoe Burke - May 8, 2019
The Santa Fe Opera's General Director Robert K. Meya today announced repertory and casting for the company's exciting 64th Season in 2020. On the panel joining Meya for the announcement were the President of the Board of Directors Susan G. Marineau, Andrea Fellows Walters, Director of Community Engagement, and Cori Ellison, the company's first, recently appointed Dramaturg.
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2019
Barbara Perry, the actress best known for her role on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away on Sunday, May 5, at age 97, according to the New York Daily News.
by Rob Levy - May 4, 2019
After 30 years of tours and a successful run in the West End and on Broadway MISS SAIGON needed a fresh coat of paint. Boy did it sure get one!
by Michael Quintos - May 31, 2019
To close out its 55th season, Orange County's Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory is mounting David Henry Hwang's intriguing and mysterious play M. BUTTERFLY, using the playwright's much more layered and riveting 2017 Broadway revival as its source material. Marked assuredly by powerful, gripping performances, this admirable OC staging---directed with clarifying precision by Desdemona Chiang that continues through June 8 in Costa Mesa---keeps you at the edge of your seat, as it unpacks a story filled with wobbly uncertainties and vague declarations. A beautifully complex production that echoes sentiments of gender conformity/fluidity crossed with geopolitical issues that still resonate in today's ever-changing world, M. BUTTERFLY---particularly with this strong new update instituted by the original playwright himself---is definitely worth seeing.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Opera Kelowna announces its magnificent 2019 Season, featuring an exciting collaboration with Mission Hill Family Estate Winery to present performances amidst the vineyards; a Christmas Classic; alfresco community concerts, and more. The spectacular season will take place from June–November 2019, providing audiences with the opportunity to enjoy performances of treasured arias from well-known operas in venues and public spaces throughout the Okanagan.
by Christine Swerczek - May 30, 2019
Spectacular Visuals! Vocals to die for. Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON, the sweeping tale of love amidst war-torn Vietnam, is something to see.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Moral Fixation is a dark comedy that tracks Caleb and Claire as they learn what it means to be sober, grown up people in a time when morals and ideals seem to be culturally taboo. When Claire discovers that Caleb dallied with sex workers in the past, she becomes fixated on the symbolism of his actions and struggles with whether or not they define his character.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Morris Choral Society is pleased to announce that soprano Christina Major will perform as featured soloist in its upcoming Spring Concert "Greatest Hits from Opera and Broadway" in two performances Saturday May 18 at 8:00pm and Sunday May 19 at 3:00pm at the historic United Methodist Church on the Green in Morristown, New Jersey. MCS Music Director Jason Tramm will lead the distinguished Morris Choral Society and guest soloist Christina Major in a concert of unforgettable music written by the greatest composers of Opera and Broadway.  Due to a conflict, Christina Major will replace Susanne Burgess in the program.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Improvise your evening: Dinner in Winslow. The EDGE at BPA. Dessert or drinks after the show! Celebrate a night out on Bainbridge Island The EDGE Improv delivers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. Enthusiast Molly Wagner is hooked on The EDGE 'because it's unpredictable and extremely humorous.' Get your monthly laughter fix with The EDGE June 1!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Utah Opera continues its 2018-19 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute, a fairytale-like story with lessons of courage, respect, and truth. Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer together with Stage Director Paul Peers will lead five performances at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre (50 West 200 South) on March 9 and 15 at 7:30 PM, March 11 and 13 at 7 PM, and March 17 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $29-$108, and $15 student tickets, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling 801-533-6683.
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Mar 7, 2019
The RBTL continues its 2018-2019 season with one of Broadway's most transporting musicals, equal parts soaring and beautiful and devastatingly sad. Miss Saigon has been wowing audiences for over three decades, and it's here to wow Rochesterians for just four more days.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2019
Puccini's Madame Butterfly will launch Nashville Opera's 2019-20 season, which is described as "a compelling mix of beloved favorites and important 20th century works."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA comes to Boston's Boch Center Shubert Theatre for two performances only on Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 1 at 10:00 AM and are available at the Boch Center Box Office, by phone at 866.348.9738 and online at www.bochcenter.org/Rocktopia. Prices are $49, $69 and $89.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the three new singers and one new pianists for the 2019 20 HGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. Seven up-and-coming opera stars remain active in the HGO Studio as well for the 2019 20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Una de las óperas más emblemáticas que giran alrededor de un personaje femenino, Madame Butterfly de Giacomo Puccini, ya no solo se valdrá de la música para relatar su historia, pues ha sido trasladada al lenguaje del ballet contemporáneo para presentar una trama que reflexiona sobre distintas problemáticas sociales. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Dinner in Winslow. The EDGE at BPA. Dessert or drinks after the show! Celebrate a night out on Bainbridge Island April 6 as The EDGE Improv delivers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. As do many of the troupe's regular patrons, Dick Daniel uses The EDGE as part of his "feel-good therapy."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Enjoy an evening out with a belly full of laughs in the heart of summer on July 6: Dinner in Winslow. The EDGE Improv at BPA. Dessert or drinks after the show! Alan Francescutti likens the troupe's humor to that of Saturday Night Live - "back in the heyday." For over two decades at BPA, The EDGE has delivered imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions.
by Theresa Bertram - Jun 19, 2019
For the candy lover in all of us, the Arkansas Repertory Theater, will present Willy Wonka Jr., their first all-kids cast on the main stage June 21-30.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced seven promotions for the 2019/20 season: Brendan Saye to Principal Dancer, Ben Rudisin and Donald Thom to First Soloist, Jeannine Haller, Siphesihle November, Kota Sato and Calley Skalnik to Second Soloist.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Santa Fe Opera announces a casting update for La boh me, which opens the season on Friday, June 28. Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta, replacing Kirsten MacKinnon, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida, followed by performances as First Lady in The Magic Flute and Nella in Gianni Schicchi. After Reyes's Santa Fe Opera debut, she will be heard as Li in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Marko Nikodijevi and Marina Abramovic's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes directs Golden Shield, the first ever MTC NEXT STAGE Original to be produced, written by remarkable 25-year-old playwright Anchuli Felicia King, who this year alone will have her work performed on the stages of MTC, Sydney Theatre Company and The Royal Court in London.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Wrap up summer with an evening on the town: Dinner in Winslow. The EDGE at BPA. Dessert or drinks after the show! Celebrate a night out on Bainbridge Island August 3 as The EDGE Improv delivers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. Kathleen Jennings says, "The fun part is you never know what's going to happen, but you're right there in the middle of it."
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 9, 2019
Something Rotten! is Something Awkwardly Awesome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
In a revival version never before staged on the West Coast, David Henry Hwang's audacious, Tony Award-winning M. BUTTERFLY - inspired by a bizarre true story of illusion, obsession and betrayal - will open at ArtsWest on January 24. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until February 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
In a revival version never before staged on the West Coast, David Henry Hwang's audacious, Tony Award-winning M. BUTTERFLY - inspired by a bizarre true story of illusion, obsession and betrayal - will open at ArtsWest on January 24. Performances will run Today through Sunday until February 17.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Launching its past two annual seasons with the groundbreaking Festival O has firmly established Opera Philadelphia not only as "one of North America's premiere generators of valid new operas" (Opera News), but as "one of American opera's success stories" (New York Times). Now the company steps boldly into 2019-2020 with the third edition of its festival, O19, which comprises two world premieres, two company premieres, and a series of special presentations, events, and recitals at multiple venues across the city in September. Next, the season spotlights renowned Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who leads three productions at the Academy of Music to mark the 20th anniversary of his company debut. As the Washington Post observes: "Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Pacific Symphony continues its semi-staged operatic series with Puccini's poignant opera, “Madame Butterfly,” which tells the story of a young naïve Japanese geisha who believes that her love for a handsome American naval officer is eternal. With its lush score and heartbreaking arias, it is a timeless tale that will stir your emotions. Eric Einhorn is once again the stage director, returning after his masterful work on “Tosca” and “Turnadot.” Longtime artistic partner Pacific Chorale, led by Artistic Director Robert Istad, will join the Symphony on stage again as well, after their last appearance in a Symphony opera with 2018's “The Magic Flute.” Soprano Yunah Lee will be performing the lead role of Cio-Cio-San, followed by tenor John Pickle's performance as Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton. Mezzo-soprano Sabina Kim and baritone Luis Ledesma both appear to perform the roles of Suzuki and Sharpless, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Utah Opera continues its 2018-19 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute, a fairytale-like story with lessons of courage, respect, and truth. Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer together with Stage Director Paul Peers will lead five performances at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre (50 West 200 South) on March 9 and 15 at 7:30 PM, March 11 and 13 at 7 PM, and March 17 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $29-$108, and $15 student tickets, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling 801-533-6683.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin released the live performance of 'I Won't Grow Up, Or Will I?... a Peter Pan-Inspired Medley', a parody medley arranged, co-written, and performed by Joshua Turchin (A Christmas Story, The Pill, TrevorLive LA) and Ellis Gage (James & the Giant Peach World Premiere). Joshua Turchin also served as the music director and accompanist. The parody is a humorous and touching dialogue delving into the mind of pre-pubescent boy sopranos who fear the inevitable onset of puberty when they must face the reality that they will, in fact, grow up. You can watch the full video here:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment have officially announced the six key Philippine cities for the five-month 'M. Butterfly' 2019 National Tour, commencing this February 14, 2019 in Iloilo, and ending June 2 in Baguio.
by Vince Vicentuan - Feb 12, 2019
Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment have officially announced the six key Philippine cities for the five-month 'M. Butterfly' 2019 National Tour, commencing this February 14, 2019 in Iloilo, and ending June 2 in Baguio.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Joshua Turchin will return to The Green Room 42 with his cabaret series, 'The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin,' on February 10, 2019 at 2pm. Turchin has previously performed two successful shows, 'The Early Night Show at The Green Room' and the 'West End Lounge,' and regularly music directs and accompanies at The Green Room 42's (YOUNG) cabaret series. Special guests from Broadway, television and film will join Turchin on stage. Tickets for 'THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW' can be purchased https://ci.ovationtix.com/34878/production/1000029?performanceId=10360554
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
Houston Ballet announces that Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has promoted Soo Youn Cho to the rank of Principal. Formally a First Soloist, Cho was promoted on the evening of December 23, 2018 after starring in Stanton Welch AM's The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This well-deserved promotion is another welcomed celebration and symbol of triumph for the organization during its return to its home stage.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 17, 2018
There are few entertainments as popular as Miss Saigon (36 million attendees worldwide since it premiered on London's West End in 1989), and few that have occasioned as much controversy. Despite all that popularity, this reviewer had happened never to see the show until the current national tour surfaced this last week at Washington's Kennedy Center. Miss Saigon's reputation for controversy had preceded it, however, and I was on the lookout for offensiveness. But what I saw was a well-honed crowd pleaser with spectacular stagecraft and spectacle, excellent singing, a few catchy tunes, and a compelling plot. Some of the provocations complained of in earlier productions are no longer in evidence. In other instances, I would dispute that the material was ever objectively offensive. I'll discuss all this below, but first, some basics.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7.
by Patrick Honoré - Dec 10, 2018
The best musical theater workshop in Paris!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Puccini's story of the strong-willed diva returns to the Kennedy Center stage in WNO's Tosca, from May 11 25, 2019. Tickets start at $35.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, a tale of obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy, will conclude South Coast Repertory's 2018-19 season. Hwang's break-out hit-a Tony Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist-is about more than steamy seduction and fantasy; inspired by a true account, it's a compelling story of espionage, East-West relations and betrayal. Desdemona Chiang, in her SCR debut, directs the show on the Segerstrom Stage, May 11-June 8. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will kick off its national tour this spring. 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.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 16, 2019
On Sunday April 14 Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera, Madama Butterfly, in Japanese and English in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo. The company also live-streamed it online. Did anyone ever think an American Navy officer would speak to a young Japanese lady in Italian? l'd expect him to speak English and the lady from Nagasaki to speak Japanese. That is what happened at the performance on Sunday. Despite translations from Goro, the marriage broker, and Sharpless, the American consul, Pinkerton and Butterfly had trouble understanding each other as they came from completely different cultures.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Thousands of movie lovers have seen the acclaimed films Us, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Captain Marvel in recent weeks. In May the Los Angeles Master Chorale gives fans the chance to hear them, performing music by composers Michael Abels, John Powell, and Pinar Toprak in a concert celebrating film scores and opera ensemble writing called Great Opera & Film Choruses at Walt Disney Concert Hall. There will be two performances; Saturday, May 4 at 2 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 7 PM with many of the Los Angeles-based film composers expected to be in attendance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
MADAME BUTTERFLY is playing at New National Theatre, Tokyo from June 1 to 9, 2019.