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Iolanthe - 1931 - Broadway

Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a ward of the Court of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy - down to the waist. When Phyllis sees Strephon kissing an apparently young woman, she assumes the worst. But her "rival" turns out to be none other than Strephon's own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy - fairies never grow old. But Phyllis' guardian, the Lord Chancellor of England, and half the peers in the House of Lords are sighing after her. Soon the peers and the fairies are virtually at war, and long friendships are nearly torn asunder.

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Erlanger's Theatre

(New York, NY)
246 W. 44th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020
The Van Wezel has announced four additional digital presentations coming up in 2020, including something for everyone!
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2018
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2018
HGO, North London's leading opera company, presents a new production of Domenico Cimarosa's masterpiece of opera buffa, 'THE SECRET MARRIAGE'. 'What a treat to bring Cimarosa's sparkling, effervescent opera to life', says director SINEAD O'NEILL. 'It was an immediate hit in 1792, and it's easy to see why. Fast-paced, with direct, well-drawn characters, tangled love affairs, confusion and misunderstandings, it is light-hearted, touching, and charming.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2020
Join seven principal performers of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) for a one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7pm. Celebrating the repertoire of prolific theatrical team, Gilbert and Sullivan, the company's Wand'ring Minstrels offer a personal, at-home concert in I Have a Song to Sing, O!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
To commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day this November, the Union Theatre will present the professional London premiere of Benjamin Till's award-winning musical, BRASS.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2019
The King's Head Theatre's 50th anniversary year begins with four exciting, provocative productions that reflect the breadth of the historic London venue's programme. Encompassing a world premiere, a brand new English version of a celebrated opera, a popular revival and an inventive take on a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, each piece in the season explores love and intimacy across boundaries - whether societal, physical or emotional.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2018
To commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day this November, the Union Theatre will present the professional London premiere of Benjamin Till's award-winning musical, BRASS.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2018
Manon Lescaut, sponsored by Viking Cruises, opens the season with the British lyric soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn in the title role. Named 'Best newcomer in opera' by The Telegraph in 2010 following her operatic debut as Mimi in La boheme at English National Opera, Llewellyn has gone from strength to strength on the international stage. She was last at OHP in 2017, as Magda in La rondine. The Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones makes his OHP debut as Lescaut. His recent career highlights include his Royal Opera House debut in The Nose and the Scottish premiere of Philip Glass's The Trial with Scottish Opera.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019
Parliamentary hijinks, hearsay, political extremes, and conflict of interest a?' 19th century Gilbertian storytelling never seemed so relevant!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
Introducing Sasha Regan's ALL-MALE THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE cast. They have boarded the pirate ship and are on route to the Palace Theatre for 2 nights, on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December. The ship is carrying a star crew of burly pirates and an abundance of lasses in petticoats and plenty of rum! What's not to love!
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 BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018
To commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day this November, the Union Theatre will present the professional London premiere of Benjamin Till's award-winning musical, BRASS.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 19, 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2020
Due to overwhelming demand, Sasha Regan's award-winning All Male 'The Pirates of Penzance' will run for a second night at the Palace Theatre London.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2019
On 12 November, 'Playing in the Dark' was held, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's concert with author Neil Gaiman, singer/speaker Amanda Palmer, baritone Simon Butteriss and special guest actor David Tennant at the Barbican, London.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020
Running a small Off-West End Theatre, planning tours, staging a concert and bringing up a young family during the Coronavirus pandemic might sound daunting to many, but to Sasha Regan it's a daily challenge. Since March, the award-winning director and theatre owner has been fighting a long battle to keep the Union Theatre in Southwark open.
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 7, 2019
Alex Pearson Productions presents the World Premiere of 20:40 by David Kerby-Kendall at The Upstairs Studio, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham on Tuesday 4 - Sunday 16 June 2019, 7:30pm/4:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2018
Giffords Circus celebrates the 250th anniversary of the wonder of circus, with a UK premiere tour of their new show, My Beautiful Circus. The show will open on Friday 4th May at Fennells Farm, Stroud with the official press night on Thursday 28th June at Chiswick House & Gardens, London.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
The Scottish Opera has announced that its Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring five of Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits! 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2018
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is excited to present: A Treasure Trove of Gilbert & Sullivan
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 Aliya Al-Hassan - May 17, 2018
Iolanthe is arguably one of Gilbert and Sullivan's finest works. This frivolous and frothy opera was successfully revived by the ENO earlier this year, but now returns as something a little different. After surprising audiences with an original run at the Union Theatre and then a successful transfer to Wilton's Music Hall in 2011, Sasha Regan returns to her most critically acclaimed production; an all-male Iolanthe.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2018
Club 11 London & Alex Parker Theatre Company in partnership are excited to announce further casting for The Light Princess in Concert, featuring already announced Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, at Cadogan Hall at 630pm, Sunday 1st July 2018, directed by Paul Foster and musical direction under Alex Parker.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Grab your coffee, kick back, and read the latest news to close out your week!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 7, 2019
A comic operetta is a difficult thing to pull off, but the ENO has good form with the genre, having had great success with an irreverent version of Iolanthe last year. This year, they turn their attention to a new version of The Merry Widow for the first time in over a decade.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 26, 2018
An original devised play, The Tragical Comical Fool's Game (Or, Nun of Your Business) follows Bella (an almost nun) as she grapples with her destiny and a crazy crew of characters all trying to sway her in various directions. Very (very) loosely based on Measure for Measure, The Fool's Game shows on July 10th at 5pm, 11th at 7pm, 18th at 9:15pm, 21st at 6:15pm, and 26th at 5pm. It runs approximately one hour. All performances will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church at 900 4th Street, SW - Orange Venue. Individual tickets go for $17 and can be purchased on the Capital Fringe website. Please note that you will need a Capital Fringe button ($5 through July 6th) to enter the venue!
by Gary Naylor - Jun 24, 2021
Hop on the Express G&S and see a detective solve a mystery with the help of some of Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest hits.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
‘Express G&S’  will now play the newly configured, socially distanced Pleasance Theatre, London N1, from Wednesday 23 June  - Friday 2 July, 2021. 
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2021
Fantastical fairies and pompous politicians collide in this sweet satire, one of Britain's favourite operas.
by Elaine Bard - Jul 5, 2018
As part of The Grand's birthday celebration, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine will be putting on Trial by Jury and 'A Grand Relationship with GSSME'- featuring numbers from shows they have produced at The Grand.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is excited to present: A Treasure Trove of Gilbert & Sullivan
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2018
Giffords Circus celebrates the 250th anniversary of the wonder of circus, with a UK premiere tour of their new show, My Beautiful Circus. The show held its official press night on Thursday 28th June at Chiswick House & Gardens, London. Check out the photos below!
by Charles Shubow - Jul 19, 2019
A potpourri of beautiful music from Gilbert & Sullivan to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
An original devised play, The Tragical Comical Fool's Game (Or, Nun of Your Business) follows Bella (an almost nun) as she grapples with her destiny and a crazy crew of characters all trying to sway her in various directions. Very (very) loosely based on Measure for Measure, The Fool's Game shows on July 10th at 5pm, 11th at 7pm, 18th at 9:15pm, 21st at 6:15pm, and 26th at 5pm. It runs approximately one hour. All performances will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church at 900 4th Street, SW - Orange Venue. Individual tickets go for $17 and can be purchased on the Capital Fringe website. Please note that you will need a Capital Fringe button ($5 through July 6th) to enter the venue!
by Elaine Bard - Jan 6, 2019
While Maine Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states, it has a rich and vibrant theatre scene comprised of Equity, Professional and Community houses.
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 Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 14, 2021
One of the few positives that has come out of the pandemic is that there has never been more opportunity to experience something new. Theatre, ballet and opera companies have quickly realised that their reach is now potentially worldwide and a new audience awaits online.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2019
Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding Director) presents the workshop production of New Creation, conceived and directed by Kai Chieh Tu and devised and performed by Katherine Wright, Janice Amaya, Laura Yumi Snell & Sharlee Taylor runs Thursday, February 28, 2019 and March 1 & 2, 2019 at 7:30pm for a total of three performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) in Manhattan. Tickets are $18 in advance, $21 at the door. For tickets and further information please visit www.dixonplace.org or call 866-811-4111 for tickets.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
Following their productions of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, internationally-renowned chamber opera company Charles Court Opera mark 10 years at the King's Head Theatre with an enchanting new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, which will run from 12 March to 11 April 2020, with a press night on Tuesday 17 March.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020
Hot off the Captain's table! There's just over a month until Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male company docks at Wilton's Music Hall for another nautical adventure! The much-loved crew of All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE downs anchor at Wilton's from 15th April - 9th May before setting sail to Bath, Winchester, Cambridge and Exeter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020
Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to ENO with his staging of The Marriage of Figaro, making his main stage debut alongside Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra Kevin John Edusei, who makes his ENO debut in the pit.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, presented January 3-19, 2020 in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Skylight celebrates its long history of producing the works of W.S. Gilbert (book and lyrics) and Arthur Sullivan (music) with an imaginatively reinvigorated production of this classic gothic operetta. Ruddigore will be performed in a special, limited run in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the new Christmas album from Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, new music from Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2020
Charles Court Opera - a??the masters of G&S in small spacesa?? - are to come out of lockdown with a specially customised outdoor staging of their Offie award-winning production of a??H.M.S. Pinaforea?? at The Maltinga??s Open Air Theatre Festival on Monday 24 August.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its ground-breaking Outreach and Education programme department, Scottish Opera has announced further projects to bring music and performance into the lives of people across the country.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019
Amore Opera concludes its 2018-19 season at the Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027) with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, sung in its original Italian; and with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe, performed entirely by children.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2021
The Scottish Opera has announced its upcoming lineup for this spring and summer, including two new films and plans for over 200 outdoor performances this summer, in alignment with the Scottish Government timeline for easing restrictions.