Audiences will be seduced by the physicality and energy of Amedeo Amodio's dramatic Carmen. Accompanied by Georges Bizet's famous score, obsession, intensity and drama are found in this modern-day reimagining of one of the world's most famous operas. The honorable soldier Don Jose. The proud toreador Escamillo. And Carmen, the seductive and passionate woman they both love. The stage is set for a tangled tale of passion and betrayal told through classical ballet with a contemporary edge.

Three Leading Classical Organisations Announce New Initiative Supporting Female Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is delighted to announce two new Women Conductors Courses beginning in May 2019, in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) and National Opera Studio (NOS). (more...)

Staples Players Presents CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Blend the intrigue of a whodunit with the belly laughs of brilliant comedy, add a catchy score and rousing Old Hollywood-meets-Old-West dance numbers, and you've got a recipe for Staples Players next smash hit: Curtains. Will Lieutenant Cioffi solve the murder mystery, fall for a starlet, be stage struck . . . or maybe all three? Come see this enchanting show, which was the final project of Kander and Ebb-the songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago. David Roth (SHS '84) and Kerry Long (SHS '97) co-direct the cast of 46 in six performances from March 15 to 23. (more...)

Reflexionan Sobre El Papel De La Mujer Como Creadora, Artista Y Ejecutante En La Danza
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Uno de los espacios que ha conquistado la mujer dentro del arte es la danza, volviéndose dueña de su cuerpo, ideas, expresiones y discursos artísticos, tal como se apreció la noche de ayer durante la presentación del programa especial del XXIII Encuentro Internacional y XIX Iberoamericano de Mujeres en el arte. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL And Dress For Success Partnership Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23.  Sydney previews commence from June 28 at Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jill Paice, and More Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 and 1951 onMonday, March 25th at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Vocal Coaching, Hartford Stage Apprenticeship, Positions with Hamilton: The Exhibition, More in BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 3/7/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

NY Madness Celebrates Women With Line-up Of Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The next Madness of the season will take place during the Estrogenius Festival at The Kraine and will feature a line-up of female-identifying Latinx playwrights. It will take place on Sunday, March 31st at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

A COMEDY OF TENORS Comes to Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Olney Theatre Center continues its record-breaking 81st season with Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors on the Mainstage, running April 10 to May 12, 2019. Jason King Jones, Olney Theatre's Senior Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director of National Players helms the production. Jones most recently directed Annie. Press is invited to attend the performance on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Bryan Arias Is Awarded 2018-19 Jacob's Pillow Fellowship At Tilles Center For The Performing Arts At LIU Post
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Bryan Arias, Artistic Director of ARIAS Company, receives the Jacob's Pillow Fellowship at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a residency at the Pillow Lab, and a residency at LIU Tilles Center. The newly established Fellowship represents a shared vision between the two organizations to broaden resources that allow artists to thrive and bring new work to stages in Massachusetts, New York, and beyond. (more...)

That Uppity Theatre Company Raises Over $10,000 in Two Sold Out Historic Performances of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Over Valentine's Day weekend, That Uppity Theatre Company produced two sold out performances of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler as the official site for V-Day Missouri 2019, raising over $10,000 in honor of the 50th anniversary of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, the state's largest grassroots pro-choice organization. (more...)

Carmen Cusack Joins the Cast of NBC's Musical Dramedy ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2019

Carmen Cusack is headed back to the small screen in NBC's upcoming musical dramedy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Nashville Repertory Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Opens Saturday 3/23
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019

Today, in anticipation of their opening weekend, three members of Copeland's cast - Cailen Fu, Joseph Leitess and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva - offer some background information on what shapes them as actors (including their most memorable "the show must go on" moments) and offer suggestions for why you shouldn't miss Shakespeare in Love in our latest Friday 5 (+1): (more...)

Delinquent Theatre Explores Life & Love Of Trailblazing Composer In World Premiere NEVER THE LAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Delinquent Theatre presents the romantic and heart-wrenching world premiere of Never the Last, April 9-20, 2019, as part of the SeeMore Theatre Series at Vancouver Civic Theatre's Annex (823 Seymour Street). Inspired by the life story of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, an enormously innovative early twentieth century composer, the drama follows her 10-year marriage with the celebrated expressionist painter Walter Gramatte. Set to a live score of Eckhardt-Gramatte's solo violin works, the multimedia presentation blends movement and text to tell a heartbreaking tale of adventure, poverty, and strife. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Center for the Arts' THE PRODUCERS Opens Tonight in Murfreesboro
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019

Mel Brooks' The Producers - the Broadway smash hit musical that cleaned up at the Tony Awards in 2001 - is presented by Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts starting tonight, March 22, and running through April 7. Directed by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn (who last teamed up for the First Night Award-winning Pirates of Penzance at CFTA), the zany comedy features a cast led by John Frost Jr. and Tucker Young and Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. (more...)

UN DÍA COMO HOY... ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Stephen Sondheim y Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Mar 22, 2019

Hoy comparten cumpleaños los grandisimos compositores Stephen Sondheim y Andrew Lloyd Webber, sin los cuales el Teatro Musical no habria sido el mismo, y hacemos un repaso las producciones mas recientes que se han hecho en España de sus obras. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine. (more...)

Hamilton: The Exhibition, Hartford Stage, Park Avenue Armory, Public Theater, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 3/21/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Banff Centre's Mountainside Summer Season Kicks Off With Calgary Old Trout Puppet Workshop's GHOST OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Mountainside Summer Season kicks off on May 24 with two extraordinary performances: Ghost Opera produced by Calgary's Old Trout Puppet Workshop and M nowin by British Columbia's Dancers of the Damelahamid. With more than 26 ticketed shows, and over 100 free events, Banff Centre is the place to experience multi-disciplinary art in the Canadian Rockies this summer. Tickets for all shows and events go on sale on March 20 at noon at (more...)

Barter Theatre Dives Into Comedy with MADAME BUTTERMILK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

One of the most beloved musicals at Barter Theatre is coming to Gilliam Stage April 5 - May 11, 2019. "Madame Buttermilk" may be the funniest and wittiest show ever done by Barter Theatre. (more...)

La Clemenza Di Tito Returns To The Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Mozart's opera of ancient Rome, La Clemenza di Tito, returns to the Met starring Matthew Polenzani in the title role of the Roman emperor Tito, with Elza van den Heever as the vengeful Vitellia, who plots his assassination. Joyce DiDonato sings the trouser role of Sesto, Tito's most devoted friend, who is also in love with Vitellia. The trio of leading artists is reunited at the Met after their acclaimed performances together in the company's new production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda in 2013. Emily D'Angelo and Ying Fang sing the roles of the lovers Annio and Servilia, Sesto's friend and sister, respectively, and Christian Van Horn portrays the captain of the Praetorian Guard, Publio. Lothar Koenigs conducts all six performances of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's 1984 staging, which runs March 30 through April 20, 2019. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Andy Mientus and More Set for Roundabout's 5th Annual CASINO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company will host their fifth annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Artist Residencies. (more...)

WrestleMania Weekend Comedy Show: XSW Is Back
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Enter the world of Xtremely Serious Wrestling - A Wrestling Comedy experience like none other. (more...)

BWW Review: The Wait is Finally Over - CHICAGO's Fervent Return to Artscape Opera House
by Lindsay Kruger - Mar 18, 2019

Fosse'd to the nth degree, CHICAGO returns to the Artscape leaving audiences with one word in mind… "class". Clutching at the heels of the original New York production using choreography by Gary Chryst and the indistinguishable re-creation of staging and costuming, this silky musical is presented like a slice of top-end Broadway on South African soil a decade since its last showcase. (more...)

Plácido Domingo Returns To San Francisco Opera On October 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Following his sold-out appearance on the War Memorial Opera House stage last October, operatic legend Placido Domingo returns October 6, 2019 for a 2 p.m. concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Company debut. He will be joined on stage by guest artists who will be announced at a later date and accompanied by the San Francisco Opera Orchestra under the baton of Spanish conductor Jordi Bernacer for this exclusive Bay Area appearance. Tickets go on sale March 19 at 10 a.m. for 2019-20 Season subscribers and donors; sales open to the general public on March 27 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PRODUCERS Opens at The Argyle Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 18, 2019

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) concludes its inaugural season with the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers, with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music & lyrics by Mel Brooks. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a Major Sponsor of The Producers. Now on stage for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 20, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island) where performances began March 14, 2019. The show opened on March 16. (more...)

Magnet Theatre's Hit Play, EVERY YEAR, EVERY DAY, I AM WALKING Comes To The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Magnet Theatre's award-winning production Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking returns to the Baxter, for a short season, from 3 to 13 April (more...)

Frost and Young are Bialystock and Bloom in CFTA's THE PRODUCERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2019

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents the Tony Award-winning musical theater version of Mel Brooks' classic movie The Producers, starring John Frost Jr. and Tucker Young and co-directed by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn, running March 22 to April 7. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces Nominations For The 17th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2019

High school students, teachers, and parents across Houston are celebrating the nominations for the 17th Annual Tommy Tune Awards! Dan Knechtges, Artistic Director at Theatre Under The Stars, announced the nominees for Best Musical via video on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page. (more...)

UCLA Arts Announces Spring 2019 Public Events Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture will present more than 150 public events this spring. Featured in exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and performances are emerging and established artists, designers, architects, dancers, writers, musicians, policymakers, and cultural critics whose diverse work and perspectives will enliven the campus - and Los Angeles - and will offer insight and context for our current cultural climate. Many of the events are free, thanks to the support of donors, and all are open to the public. (more...)

Birdland Presents The New York Voices And More Week Of March 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At THE PRODUCERS At The Argyle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) concludes its inaugural season with the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers, with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music & lyrics by Mel Brooks.  Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a Major Sponsor of The Producers.  Now on stage for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 20, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island) where performances began March 14, 2019.   Opening Night is Saturday evening, March 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Nueva Música Mexicana Para Seis Voces Con Túumben Paax
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

El sexteto vocal femenino Túumben Paax, destacado por ser una agrupación pionera en el fomento de la composición de música nueva en México, formará parte del ciclo Los colores de la voz, organizado por la Coordinación Nacional de Música y Ópera (CNMO) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 2019 Summer Lab Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announced the 20 projects selected for its 2019 Summer Residency Lab. Chosen from over 620 submissions, these projects represent an expansive array of voices and theatrical forms and bring an innovative spirit to the eighth summer of the Lab. (more...)

Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh Celebrates Queen Victoria With Music By Strauss, Wagner And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will celebrate her in its lively, upcoming concert titled Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music. Audiences will experience some of the greatest musical pieces of the Victorian era as two actors lead them through episodes of the queen's life. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR Season Four Debuts June 12 On OWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

“Queen Sugar,” the critically acclaimed drama series from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“A Wrinkle in Time,” “13th,” “Selma”), executive producer Oprah Winfrey and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, returns for its fourth season on OWN Wednesday, June 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator/executive producer DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the fourth consecutive season. Season 4 directors include Cheryl Dunye, who will also serve as producing director, in addition to Carmen Marrón, Numa Perrier, Heidi Saman, Bola Ogun and Tchaiko Omawale, all of whom will be making their television directorial debut, with additional names to be announced. (more...)

Theatre Jobs Around the World Available in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 3/14/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to present Beatriz Gonz lez: A Retrospective, a monumental survey spanning six decades of the artist's intensive research that addresses cultural and political issues specific to the artist's home country of Colombia. On view from April 18, 2019, through September 1, 2019, the exhibition is Gonz lez's first career retrospective in the United States, providing a much-needed look at a Modern Colombian Art pioneer who offers one of the most nuanced and exciting art expressions of the postwar period in Latin America. (more...)

Inspirational 2019 Adelaide Festival Breaks Records As It Draws To A Close
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The 2019 Adelaide Festival curated by Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy was steeped in exclusive events, standing ovations, box-office success and critical acclaim. With two days still to go, the Adelaide Festival has set a new record with the biggest box office takings in the event's 59-year history, so far achieving a total box office income in excess of $5,989,183 (figure is inclusive of umbrella shows). (more...)

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Announces Public Installation Artists For May 2019 In Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Today, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival announced their public installation program for the 23rd edition of the city-wide event spanning the month of May 2019. Renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems will create three separate site-specific installations at outdoor venues downtown, representing the first time she has shown her work at this scale in Canada. These installations are presented in conjunction with exhibitions at the CONTACT Gallery and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. (more...)

The Argyle Theatre Begins Performances of THE PRODUCERS
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 13, 2019

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) concludes its inaugural season with the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers, with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music & lyrics by Mel Brooks.  (more...)

Kiln Theatre Announces Full Programme For MAPPING BRENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Kiln Theatre today announces the return of Mapping Brent for its third consecutive year. This 10-day youth theatre festival will see Kiln Theatre work alongside community venues across Brent as well as welcoming young people back to the building (more...)

Marzo se pintará con Los colores de la voz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Durante el mes de marzo la voz será protagonista de los conciertos que la Secretaría de Cultura y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), por medio de su Coordinación Nacional de Música y Ópera (CNMO), ofrecerán como parte del ciclo Los colores de la voz. (more...)

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert.  (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2019-20 HGO Studio Artists
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. (more...)

The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Verdi's Requiem With A Community Of Choruses
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

 The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its 65th Anniversary season with two nights of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Messa da Requiem on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. (more...)

#HealMeToo Festival Asks How We Can Heal From Sexual Violence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

From March 27 - April 14 2019 at the IRT Theater in the West Village, the #HealMeToo Festival will bring together over 50 leading artists, experts, and activists for a multi-disciplinary exploration of gendered and sexual violence and how it can be healed. (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The York Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the 2019-2020 season, featuring performances of a variety of classical and popular pieces from the past and present. The 2019-2020 season will offer audiences nine performances, including six Classical Series concerts and three Pops Series concerts. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Opera brings Remarkable Voices to the Druidic World of NORMA
by Steve Callahan - Mar 11, 2019

Winter Opera has opened a sumptuous production of Norma, Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece from 1831. (more...)

An Evening of Vintage Celebration at the 54th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by Lindsay Kruger - Mar 11, 2019

Winners of the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced on Sunday 10 March 2019 at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Proving the enduring vibrancy and relevancy of the art form (while celebrating a milestone for its leader), Boston Lyric Opera's 2019/20 Season of new productions spans three centuries of composers -- focusing on works that reflect the highs and lows of power and politics, bringing passionate opera installations to new neighborhoods, and introducing audiences to rising stars from diverse backgrounds. Among the season highlights, Russian-born soprano Elena Stikhina returns to BLO, where she made her 2017 American debut, to sing the lead role in NORMA. Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson marks her 10th programming season, which the company will commemorate throughout the year. (more...)

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