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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
It's the not too distant future, post-Brexit. Global risk, technological revolution and new(t) capitalism are omnipresent. In the depths of the sea, an ocean of opportunity is arising. Following its Edinburgh Fringe run, audiences across the UK are invited to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the hull of a ship courtesy of a live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall and imaginative set by Hannah Sibai.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
What happens when two people follow contrasting principles and neither is willing to back off? Principle takes the audience on a thought-provoking journey on education and justice through a drama created by the differences between a new school principal who wants everything to be carried out by the books and a veteran vice principal who believes that discretions should be exercised on compassionate grounds. Written by Ivan Kwok, Principle was nominated the Best Script at The Hong Kong Theatre Libre when it was premiered in 2017. This current 2018 production will be directed by Fong Chun Kit and a new cast including Lui Si Lan, Ko Hon Man, Chris Sun, Wong Suet Ip and Poon Tai Ming, to be performed at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre from 9 - 25 November with tickets available at URBTIX.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017
On Monday, September 25, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, will present four honorary awards along side the 26 awards for outstanding achievement in theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Sedos, the City of London's premier amateur theatre company, has revealed its 2019 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the final production slated for its 2017-18 Season, Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel, playing February 8 March 11, 2018. Casting will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Bristol Old Vic today went on sale with its Winter/Spring 2019 programme, launching a new season of inspiring, cutting-edge and award-winning theatre, set to take Bristol by storm following its ground-breaking Year of Change.
by Maria Nockin - Oct 15, 2017
On Oct 14, 2017, Los Angeles Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, NABUCCO in a new and extremely well detailed production by Thaddeus Strassberger.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
What happens when two people follow contrasting principles and neither is willing to back off? Principle takes the audience on a thought-provoking journey on education and justice through a drama created by the differences between a new school principal who wants everything to be carried out by the books and a veteran vice principal who believes that discretions should be exercised on compassionate grounds. Written by Ivan Kwok, Principle was nominated the Best Script at The Hong Kong Theatre Libre when it was premiered in 2017. This current 2018 production will be directed by Fong Chun Kit and a new cast including Lui Si Lan, Ko Hon Man, Chris Sun, Wong Suet Ip and Poon Tai Ming, to be performed at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre from 9 - 25 November with tickets available at URBTIX.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Tonight, November 6, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss will be presented in a reading to benefit The New Group, with a company including Keith Carradine, Lily Gladstone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dana Lyn, Clark Middleton, Alessandro Nivola and Yul V zquez. Ethan Hawke directs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Community. It's important now, more than ever. Stand up, be visible, be present as 92Y's Fierce Fridays celebrates a queer-inclusive Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 30 with special guest Kate Bornstein - actress, writer, activist, and trailblazer. Kate whose Gender Outlaw is one of the most iconic books on gender identity, shares ideas, conversation, and fun while keeping the essence of Shabbat alive. Kate is joined by Phillip Picardi, editor-in-chief of OUT Magazine. Activist and Jewish educator Abby Stein helps lead and welcome in Shabbat. Break bread (or challah), celebrate self-love, welcome Shabbat, expand your community, and join us for a night to remember. This dinner - with kosher-style menu exclusively curated by The Eddy - is open to all. Beer and wine included.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
A prince's quest to prove his worth and rescue his beloved leads to a fantastic adventure filled with danger and mysticism in the Metropolitan Opera's holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, with performances December 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This English-language adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in a 100-minute version of the Met's popular production by visionary theater artist Julie Taymor, is the perfect introduction to opera for the whole family, as well as a holiday treat for those who are already admirers of Mozart. The performances are led by acclaimed Mozart conductor Harry Bicket.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
Community. It's important now, more than ever. Stand up, be visible, be present as 92Y's Fierce Todays celebrates a queer-inclusive Shabbat dinner today, November 30 with special guest Kate Bornstein - actress, writer, activist, and trailblazer. Kate whose Gender Outlaw is one of the most iconic books on gender identity, shares ideas, conversation, and fun while keeping the essence of Shabbat alive. Kate is joined by Phillip Picardi, editor-in-chief of OUT Magazine. Activist and Jewish educator Abby Stein helps lead and welcome in Shabbat. Break bread (or challah), celebrate self-love, welcome Shabbat, expand your community, and join us for a night to remember. This dinner - with kosher-style menu exclusively curated by The Eddy - is open to all. Beer and wine included.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Haven Theatre has announced casting for Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
This August, New York City will host the first ever Classical Bridge, an international music festival, academy and conference designed to build bridges through the music. Presented by New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA), the inaugural event runs August 4 - 11 at Merkin Concert Hall atKaufman Music Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave), Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, at 96th Street), and Steinway Hall (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 44th Street). For tickets. reservations and more information visit www.ClassicalBridge.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
This August, New York City will host the first ever Classical Bridge, an international music festival, academy and conference designed to build bridges through the music. Presented by New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA), the inaugural event runs August 4 - 11 at Merkin Concert Hall atKaufman Music Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave), Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, at 96th Street), and Steinway Hall (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 44th Street). For tickets. reservations and more information visit www.ClassicalBridge.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
A 73 años de haberse fundado y de ser un referente en la educación artística en el país y en América Latina, la Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral (ENAT) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) pone énfasis en la formación de profesionistas de las artes escénicas como intérpretes y creadores. Esto se verá reflejado en las propuestas que este año forman parte de suTemporada Académica de Exámenes Profesionales, en el Foro Antonio López Mancera y el Teatro Salvador Novo del Centro Nacional de las Artes, las cuales fungirán como la titulación de más de 30 actores y ocho escenógrafos.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017
The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit.
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 18, 2019
Sarasota Opera Triumphs in Verdi's Nabucco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, directed by Jacqueline Stone. Produced by Chicago's TUTA Theatre, THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES begins performances on April 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini's masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela Meade as the titular Queen of Babylon and Elizabeth DeShong as the warrior Arsace. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green complete the all-star bel canto cast.  
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini's masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela Meade as the titular Queen of Babylon and Elizabeth DeShong as the warrior Arsace. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Greencomplete the all-star bel canto cast.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Comienza la obra y el escenario está en penumbras, los asistentes son invitados a tomar asiento alrededor de una enorme mesa al centro del escenario con la finalidad de ser partícipes de este gran montaje, donde los rostros, gestos y hasta la respiración de los actores se percibe a unos cuantos pasos del público.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, announces its 32nd season, "Truth."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
This August, New York City will host the first ever Classical Bridge, an international music festival, academy and conference designed to build bridges through the music.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Deep below Summerhall, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. This immersive experience merges global risk, technological revolution and new(t) capitalism to imagine a post-Brexit future. The sights, sounds and smells of the hull of a ship are brought to vivid life with a live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall and an imaginative set by Hannah Sibai. At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided.
by Steve Callahan - Jul 29, 2018
Verdi's Nabucco has opened at St. Louis' Union Avenue Opera, and it is a remarkably fine production. Of the many beautiful shows that this amazing small company has presented in its twenty-four seasons Nabucco is, perhaps, the most vocally gorgeous of all. This is due not only to the stellar quality of the principals, but also-and especially-to the quite wonderful work of the chorus. In this opera the chorus plays a starring role.
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 24, 2017
Today, Astrid Van Wieren, who portrays Beulah, among other roles in COME FROM AWAY, speaks with BWW about what audiences can look forward to in this intimate evening of performances.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2017
In this latest episode, we bring you very special guests from Come From Away- Tony nominee Jenn Colella and Astrid Van Wieren. For the recipe for Katie's On The Fly Blueberry Poundcake Muffins, visit: www.backstagebite.com
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
It's the not too distant future, post-Brexit. Global risk, technological revolution and new(t) capitalism are omnipresent. In the depths of the sea, an ocean of opportunity is arising. At the discretion of The Company, life jackets may be provided. Following its Edinburgh Fringe run, Kna?ve Theatre invite London audiences to experience the sights, sounds and smells within the hull of a ship courtesy of a live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall and an imaginative set by Hannah Sibai. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to produce the Regional Premiere of Lizzie, The Musical. With music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, a book by Tim Maner, with additional music by Tim Maner, additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt, based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, this musical's orchestrations are done by Alan Stevens Hewitt.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
American Stage is excited to continue their support of the next generation of American playwrights with their 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. This festival is a core component of our 21stCENTURY VOICES: EMERGING PLAYS, dedicated to discovering, developing, and introducing audiences to new works for the stage. A diverse committee of 40 community members works alongside our Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte each year to read and evaluate over 500 new play submissions from up-and-coming playwrights across the globe.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
the church return to the U.S. this spring for the second leg of the Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour. The band will be celebrating their breakout album Starfish, playing the album in its entirety along with a selection of tracks from their 26 album catalogue. The Starfish Anniversary tour has taken the band across the globe, to the UK, their native Australia and the first American leg this past fall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Violinist Dan Auerbach and pianist Joshua Pierce, two exceptional players will share the stage in a joint debut performance on February 6, 8 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Together they present an exclusive program featuring great classics: Mozart's Sonata No. 18 in G Major, K. 301, Brahms's Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 and Ravel's Sonata No. 2. in G Major, Op. 77. The Mozart, Ravel and Brahms sonatas are paired with the Currier's modern Aftersong and Bloch's Nigun from the Baal Shem Suite. Sarasate's Introduction and Tarantella is added to showcase violinistic display.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um den großen deutschen Opernsanger Theo Adam, der am gestrigen Donnerstag, 10. Janner 2019 in seiner Heimatstadt Dresden im Alter von 92 Jahren verstorben ist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound. The Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient will make her Broad Stage solo recital debut on Saturday, March 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
It's not easy being one of the most influential characters in modern drama, especially knowing you have to die at the end of every performance. What would happen if you simply refused to play along? And what would the other characters do? The Washington Stage Guild invites audiences to play along with a Hedda Gabler who breaks out of Ibsen's well-made play and wreaks comic havoc. Resolving Hedda, by Jon Klein promises laughter to all. Even those new to the story of Hedda, along with the most devoted lovers of the classic play, will delight to postmodern antics. Resolving Hedda opens Thursday, March 21 and runs through Sunday, April 14. Press opening performance will be on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
Travel back to ancient Babylon when Assur, a prince descend­ed from Baal, brings offerings to the temple in hopes that Queen Semiramide will choose him as successor to her late husband. But, with a flash of lightning, the sacred altar flame goes out…
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 21, 2018
A lot of risk, fast rotations in perfect unison, a precarious balance point. No, I'm not talking about doing a twizzle in Olympic ice-dancing--but starring in SEMIRAMIDE by Gioacchino Rossini, a man who believed there was no such thing as too many runs, roulades and high notes. Neither did soprano Angela Meade, who fearlessly stars in the Met's current run of this dazzlingly difficult piece.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
Trap Door Theatre Presents the World Premiere of LETTER OF LOVE (The Fundamentals of Judo), based on the texts by Fernando Arrabal and Yves Klein. and translated by Pollux Hernuñez & Aleksi Barriere. The show is devised and directed by Aleksi Barriere.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
the church return to the U.S. in April and May for the second leg of the Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour. The band will be celebrating their breakout album Starfish, playing the album in its entirety along with a selection of tracks from their 26 album catalogue. The Starfish Anniversary tour has taken the band across the globe: to the UK, their native Australia and the first American leg this past fall. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
American Stage is excited to continue their support of the next generation of American playwrights with their 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. This festival is a core component of our 21stCENTURY VOICES: EMERGING PLAYS, dedicated to discovering, developing, and introducing audiences to new works for the stage. A diverse committee of 40 community members works alongside our Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte each year to read and evaluate over 500 new play submissions from up-and-coming playwrights across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
TUTA Theatre is pleased to announce the New York Off-Broadway premiere of THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter, Blackbird, The Hallway Trilogy), directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone (The Silent Language, The Anyway Cabaret), and featuring Carolyn Molloy (The Edge of Our Bodies, The Jewels, The Silent Language).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Simone Porter and Hsin-l Huang will perform on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 for adults and $32 for students, seniors, and active military families. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at PerformingArts.Soka.edu or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017
Variety.com reports that the music of David Bowie has reached its billionth stream on Spotify. The top-streamed song is the 1977 track “Heroes,” which was originally recorded in English, French and German.
by Gil Kaan - Apr 24, 2018
Critical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA has been chosen as the next production of this year's Center Theatre Group's second annual BLOCK PARTY running April 19 through April 29, 2018 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. We had the opportunity to talk to Nancy Keystone, CMPG's founding artistic director, and director and co-writer of AMERYKA, as she rhapsodizes on all things cultural, critical and collaborative.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
The Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet, which will make their U.S. debuts October 30-November 11, announces that tickets are on sale beginning April 16, casting for its four operas and three ballets, and gala performance program. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Critically acclaimed dance company Impermanence debuts its latest innovative creation, the first ever dance adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play BAAL, in a one-off event on the main stage of the Bristol Old Vic.