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Photo Flash: Ron Fassler Presents UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below presented a priceless evening of songs and stories with actor/author Ron Fassler telling his own personal tales of Broadway from his new book Up In The Cheap Seats, a chronicle of the time when he saw more than 200 Broadway shows as a teenager, all for as little as $2. (more...)

THE GRINNING MAN Extends At Trafalgar Studios Through April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

London's new smash hit musical The Grinning Man, now playing at the Trafalgar Studios, has today announced a new extended booking period until 14 April. (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston presents ESTHER & JONAH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Ars Lyrica Houston presents the fourth concert of the 2017/2018 Artful Women season with Esther & Jonah in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm. Produced in collaboration with Bach Society Houston as part of the 2018 Houston Early Music Festival, this program comprises two concise music dramas from opposite ends of the 18th century: G. F. Handel's Esther (1718) and Samuel Felsted's Jonah (1775). (more...)

Jaap van Zweden To Lead New York Premiere By John Luther Adams
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program pairing the New York Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams's Dark Waves with Act I of Wagner's Die Walk re (in concert), with soprano Heidi Melton as Sieglinde, tenor Simon O'Neill as Siegmund (in his New York Philharmonic debut), and bass John Relyea as Hunding. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2018/19 Season; LA TRAVIATA, SILENT NIGHT, ONEGIN, and More!
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, announces its 2018-2019 season, one that continues its focus on bold productions of classic operas, fascinating contemporary perspectives, and the best in American artistry. The season includes a new WNO production of Verdi's classic romantic drama La traviata, the company premiere of Kevin Puts's and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night, Tchaikovsky's epic Eugene Onegin, Gounod's devilishly entertaining Faust, and Puccini's towering masterpiece Tosca. The season also features a weekend of four world premieres during the American Opera Initiative Festival; a revival of WNO's hit world-premiere holiday family opera The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me; a special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist performance of La traviata; and other exciting vocal events, including the annual Mars, lnc.'s Opera in the Outfield. (more...)

Zachary James to Perform Live at Noce, Des Moines
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

???????Broadway's Zachary James (The Addams Family, South Pacific, Coram Boy) plays Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, February 3 at 10:30pm as part of the club's late night Broadway series. James is joined by pianist, Kyle Naig. The cabaret will feature highlights from James' career on the musical theatre and operatic stage as well as standards from the American musical theatre repertoire.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Whee Tell the Story - Auditions, Standardized Patients, and More
by Student Blogger: Micah Patt - Jan 30, 2018

Hi, y'all! This last week was crazy oh my goodness! Over the weekend, I went to one of my first professional auditions, trained to be a Standardized Patient, and went to a two-and-a-half-hour dance call for the Dance Showcase in April. All wonderful things, and I'm already exhausted! (more...)

Dessoff Choirs Performs Pulitzer-Winning 'Little Match Girl Passion'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs continues its 93rd season with a one-night only concert, March 11, 2018, at downtown's Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Program includes The Little Match Girl Passion, the allegorical choral reenactment of the Passion by composer David Lang (b.1957), Bach's (1685-1750) Komm Jesu, komm, and the complete Chichester Psalms by Bernstein. (more...)

NJSO Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

"Music speaks" in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season, announced today by the Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang. Classical, pops and family offerings feature works that bring to life great stories, poems and speeches, from Kate Whitley's Malala Yousafzai-inspired Speak Out to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to sarod master Amjad Ali Khan's Samaagam to Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Mary Poppins performed live to picture. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of OLD FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Old Fools by Tristan Bernays, a surprising, touching and often humorous tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andr s Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2018-19 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fifth year as music director. Highlights of the season include conducting appearances by world-class violinists Joshua Bell and Itzhak Perlman; the world premiere of Aurora, a violin concerto by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jimmy L pez; and a semi-staged opera performance of Bart k's Bluebeard's Castle. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Hosts Fifth Annual Trivia Night
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Join the Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board for a night of friendly competition at the fifth annual 'Shhh...It's Trivia Night!' fundraiser on Friday, February 23, in Roosevelt University's historic Murray-Green Library inside the Auditorium Building (430 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor). The event benefits the Auditorium Theatre's Hearts to Art summer camp, a unique program for children ages 7-14 who have experienced the death of a parent. (more...)

The Little OPERA Theatre Of New York presents Premiere Of PIRAMO E TISBE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque,presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/35006. (more...)

Singers Needed For This Saturday's Community Sing Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? When you hear your favorite tune, do you or someone you know break out in song? Or do you secretly dream of singing the Hallelujah Chorus with a professional orchestra? (more...)

Paramount Network Premieres Six-Part TV Event WACO, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

As the nation approaches the 25th anniversary of the federal siege on David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound, Paramount Network will present the six-part television event WACO premiering Wednesday, January 24 at 10 pm, ET/PT. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Launches National Tour Of Renowned Voices From Changing Middle East Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Mosaic Theater Company of DCtakes its acclaimedVoices From a Changing Middle East Festival on tour this winter, bringing several of its seminal Festival productions (I SHALL NOT HATE, VIA DOLOROSA, and the recent film adaptation of WRESTLING JERUSALEM) to the University of Oklahoma, Grinnell College, and Eastern Mennonite University for presentations of each project, and culminating in a special evening at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts where excerpts from all three works will be shared in a single evening. The tour reflects different dimensions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the efforts to achieve reckoning and reconciliation through live performance and discussion, in works performed in English, Arabic, and Hebrew (with translated surtitles). (more...)

Andrew Rayel's 'Moments Remixes 2 E.P.' Out Now on inHarmony Music
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

Blazing. Significant. Sweeping. The music of Andrew Rayel is undoubtedly powerful. As an increasingly seasoned electronic dance music producer and DJ and now, label chief Andrew Rayel has the field-tested ability to craft exciting music. (more...)

Christian Van Horn To Perform With The Cleveland Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Carnegie Hall has announced that bass-baritone Christian Van Horn will step in for Thomas Hampson, performing with The Cleveland Orchestra on Wednesday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Mr. Hampson's doctor has advised him to withdraw from this concert due to illness. The program, which features Haydn's The Seasons, remains the same. Full program information is listed below. (more...)

Handel + Haydn Society Presents Mozart + Haydn at Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The Handel and Haydn Society continues its 2017-18 Season with a program of Mozart and Haydn, conducted by Harry Christophers. The program includes Haydn's Symphony No. 49, La Passione and Symphony No. 87 as well as Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola featuring H+H concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky on violin and guest soloist Max Mandel on viola. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2018-19 season, with highlights including the live recording of a Berlioz album for Hyperion Records, semi-staged performances of Bernstein's "Candide" in celebration of the composer's centennial, and a cycle of Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos paired with works by the late composer Pierre Boulez. American composer Andrew Norman will be in Salt Lake City as Composer-in-Association for performances of his works and additional activities. (more...)

POP's Josh Shaw Takes On 'Barber' For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Gioachino Rossini's laugh-out-loud romantic comedy returns to Opera Santa Barbara for the first time since 2001. The Barber of Seville has been entertaining audiences for more than 200 years with its outrageous stage antics and vocal acrobatics. Featuring some of opera's most recognizable tunes, audiences are sure to leave the theater singing Figaro, Figaro, Fiiiiiii-garo! (more...)

The Little OPERA Theatre presents The New York City Premiere Of Johann Adolph Hasse's PIRAMO E TISBE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

??????? The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque, presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets are $35 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/35006.   Based upon the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses with a libretto by Marco Coltellini, Piramo e Tisbe is byJohann Adolph Hasse, a pivotal opera composer of the 18th Century celebrated for his sweet and tender melodies. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. (more...)

Keeping the Focus During 'End Times'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

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Opera Grand Rapids Announces STABAT MATER and FOUR SACRED SONGS
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

The Columbus Symphony To Perform Brahms' Requiem
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Brahms' A German Requiem is a work that surpasses religious context to convey peace and hope through the power of music. Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest vocalists Abigail Rethwisch and Jarrett Ott, as well as the Columbus Symphony Chorus, this program pairs the music of Brahms with Leino Songs, a mystical song cycle by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. (more...)

Play With Songs Inspired by Israeli Documentary Comes To Mosaic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The sixth production of Mosaic Theater Company's third season will be Paper Dolls, written by Philip Himberg (Producing Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program) and directed by Broadway veteran Mark Brokaw. This uplifting, entertaining, and thought-provoking play with songs illuminates the world of five gay male Filipino nurses in Tel Aviv who care for elderly Orthodox and Chasidic men six days a week-and headline a drag show on their day off! (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Announces 2018/19 Symphony Classics Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

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National Chorale presents New York Premiere Of Angela Rice's THY WILL BE DONE
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Breaking: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever Will Disco to Broadway in SUMMER!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Three actresses who will play the role of Donna Summer in SUMMER: Donna Summer Musical on Broadway have been announced. Playing the musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze ( Color Purple, Once on This Island) as 'Diva Donna,' Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as 'Disco Donna' and Storm Lever(Freaky Friday) as 'Duckling Donna.' Additional casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents FERNS AND FORREST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community chorus, presents its spring season concert, Ferns and Forrest, on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The chorus, co-directed by William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, will be accompanied by a professional 18-piece orchestra. (more...)

Contralto Avery Amereau Joins ACO In Brahms, Ries, And Schubert At Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8pm, American Classical Orchestra, "the nation's premier orchestra dedicated to period instrument performance" (Vulture), closes out its 2017-2018 season with the return of celebrated contralto Avery Amereau in a program of bright light and visible darkness at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Amereau takes center stage with ACO Men's Chorus in a performance of Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, paired with Schubert's iconic Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" and Gesang der Geister for male chorus and low strings. The program ends with a contrasting symphony by little-known composer Ferdinand Ries, a student of Beethoven in Bonn. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Full casting has been announced for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway and rehearsals begin today, February 12. As previously announced, the three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as "Diva Donna," Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as "Disco Donna" and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as "Duckling Donna." (more...)

Andrew Rayel MOMENTS REMIXES 2 E.P. Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Blazing. Significant. Sweeping. The music of Andrew Rayel is undoubtedly powerful. As an increasingly seasoned electronic dance music producer and DJ - and now, label chief - Andrew Rayel has the field-tested ability to craft exciting music. The second installment of Rayel's MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music) is out now. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale 2018/19 Season Prominently Features L.A. Composers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

???????Los Angeles composers feature prominently in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 55th concert season announced today by Grant Gershon, Kiki and David Gindler Artistic Director, and Jean Davidson, President and CEO. The contemporary works include the world premiere of Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil and the West Coast premiere of Reena Esmail's This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity. All concerts will be performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall where the Master Chorale is choir-in-residence. (more...)

Kamea Dance Company Performs The Passion of Matthaus 2727
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

Kamea Dance Company performs choreographer Tamir Ginz's new work to the sounds of J.S Bach's Matthaus Passion at the Suzanne Dellal Center. (more...)

New Cast Announced For The West End Smash Hit THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Ahead of its second birthday in the West End this spring, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces a new company. After a year of good behaviour at the Criterion the second company have been released on parole, with a new band of inmates starting performances from 27 February. Joining the cast are Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Matt Douglas-Hunt (Mitch Ruscitti) and Peter McGovern (Warren Slax). Continuing their roles as the bars-crossed lovers are Samuel Fogell (Sam Monaghan) and Holly Sumpton (Caprice Freeboys), and literally completing the cast is Chris Leask (Everyone Else). (more...)

Mozart Requiem Comes to Walnut Creek This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

???????California Symphony presents two performances of MOZART REQUIEM at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Saturday March 17th at 8pm and Sunday March 18th at 4pm. This is the third of three concert sets in the Symphony's 2017-18 season to offer patrons a Saturday evening option in Walnut Creek, catering to rising demand for professional grade performances within easy reach of discerning East Bay consumers of culture and the arts.  Diablo Regional Arts Association is the presenting sponsor of the California Symphony's Saturday night concert series, with media support provided by BARTable. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

???????The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University has been awarded a $425,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The five-year grant will help strengthen the theatre's diverse programming, extend community outreach and education efforts, and support restoration and preservation initiatives. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2017
by - Dec 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/30/2017
by - Dec 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/30/2017. (more...)

Columbus Symphony And Opera Columbus Collaborate To Present AIDA IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

In a uniquely Columbus artistic collaboration, the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus have joined forces to present a concert version of one of the most famous grand operas of all time in Aida in Concert. Conducted by Columbus Symphony Music Director Rossen Milanov, the performances will feature a host of internationally renowned guest vocalists, the 140-member Columbus Symphony Chorus, and the full orchestra of the Columbus Symphony. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 27, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2017
by - Dec 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 24, 2017
by - Dec 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 21th, 2017: John Lithgow on Broadway, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 21, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART begins previews tonight at the American Airlines Theatre, Robert Fairchild-led FRANKENSTEIN begins performances off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Anton Batagov & Attacca Quartet in World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) opens its Spring 2018 Music Series with Anton Batagov and the Attacca Quartet on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater. This varied evening of music features the World Premiere of Different Things from influential post-minimalist Russian composer and pianist Anton Batagov, paired with Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6. Batagov's Different Things will be performed by the composer (at the piano) and the Attacca Quartet, one of America's premier young string ensembles, along with Kris Saebo, double bass; Linda Jones, soprano; Luthien Brackett, mezzo soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass. (more...)

LookOut Presents THE ACCIDENTAL CURATOR by Molly Regan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to present, as part of the Winter 2017-18 lineup, The Accidental Curator, written and performed by ensemble member Molly Regan and directed by Mary B. Robinson. Regan, who was encouraged by former Artistic Director Martha Lavey to write this show, was most recently seen on the Steppenwolf stage in The Herd, Tribes, and Good People. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - A&E Documentary Event WACO: MADMAN OR MESSIAH
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the new, original two-night special event WACO: MADMAN OR Messiah which serves as the definitive account of the Branch Davidian religious sect and their leader David Koresh in the years leading up to and including the 51-day stand-off with the FBI that ended in a fiery tragedy on Mount Carmel, TX back in 1993. (more...)

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