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Play Reading & Master Class Launch 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series ¬"What is Truth?¬"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. The September 19 reading and the master classes that precede and follow it marks the first installment of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" The September 19 reading will be the first of three presentations, all featuring Kim and Occhiogrosso, which also includes a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 14 and a full stage production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of The People" from February 15-March 3, 2019. To reserve tickets, please call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org. (more...)

Maya Beiser and Evan Ziporyn Embark on a U.S. Tour with Ziporyn's Ambient Orchestra Performing Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

This fall, cello soloist Maya Beiser and composer/conductor Evan Ziporyn embark on a U.S. tour with Ziporyn's Ambient Orchestra, bringing Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar to the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA (Friday, October 12); the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT (Saturday, October 13), Bass Concert Hall presented by Texas Performing Arts in Austin, TX (Thursday, November 1), and Bing Concert Hall presented by Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Wednesday, November 7). Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar is a startling and soaring new version of David Bowie's entire last album Blackstar for solo cello and orchestra. Arranged for Beiser by Ziporyn, who will also conduct Ambient Orchestra, Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar has been performed to capacity audiences in Boston, Barcelona, and New York City's Central Park SummerStage. For the fall tour, Ambient Orchestra is joined by musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.  (more...)

Randall Duk Kim & Anne Occhiogrosso Headline Cent. Stage Co's Staged Reading Of OEDIPUS REX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's (CSC) presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama Oedipus Rex on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

John Eliot Gardiner & ORR Launch U.S. 'Berlioz Series 2018'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (photo: Chris Christodolou for the BBC Proms) When the Berlioz Series 2018 - their transatlantic tour in anticipation of the composer's 150th anniversary - took Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique to London's BBC Proms last month, the critical response was euphoric. Their performance scored five-star reviews in The Times of London, the Arts Desk, and the Financial Times, which concluded: 'Berlioz has no idea what he missed.' Now the series sees the orchestra and Gardiner - the winner of more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist - return to the States for concerts in Chapel Hill, NC (Oct 10), Ann Arbor, MI (Oct 12), and at New York's Carnegie Hall (Oct 14 & 15). (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Steppenwolf's DOWNSTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 43rd season with a fiery, provocative new work from Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. Downstate is a co-commission and co-production with the National Theatre of Great Britain. (more...)

BWW Review: Luis Alfaro's OEDIPUS EL REY Adapts a Classic Text Into a Contemporary Commentary
by Michael Dale - Oct 29, 2017

When Sophocles' Oedipus Rex was first performed over 400 years B.C., the Greek chorus that opened the play wore the traditional identical masks. But in Luis Alfaro's contemporary adaptation, OEDIPUS EL REY, the unifying costume piece for the Latino men who make up the choro is the orange jumpsuits worn by inmates of the California State Prison in Delano. (more...)

Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett To Discuss Black Acting Methods
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Celebrating the recent publication of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (Routledge 2017),  Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett will host a conversation with fellow theatre teachers, researchers, and makers, Kashi Johnson and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, concerning the decolonization of acting methods and pedagogies. While recent conversations tend to focus on norms of representation, this event seeks to explore the myriad eurocentric assumptions that are at play in the formative process of acting, and to present alternatives that stem from African legacies, sensibilities, and experiences. In addition to the public conversation, a closed session for interested actors will take place during the afternoon. Registration to the session is now closed. (more...)

Julie Taymor Will Receive SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Julie Taymor will be honored with the distinguished 2018 Mr. Abbott Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award will be presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, venue to be announced. Chairing the Mr. Abbott Award Committee are Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, producer Nelle Nugent of The Foxboro Company (currently represented on Broadway with Taymor's production of M. BUTTERFLY), and SDCF Executive Board Members Rachel Chavkin and Michael Wilson. Honorary Co-Chairs include actress Helen Mirren and playwright David Henry Hwang. Proceeds from the gala benefit the early-career programs of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. (more...)

NYMF Hit OEDIPUS FOR KIDS! Gets Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

OEDIPUS FOR KIDS! is returning to the New York stage for the first time since its sold-out, extended run as a Next Link Selection at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Taymor Celebrates Sardi's Caricature Unveiling
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2017

It's about time! Broadway icon Julie Taymor joins the wall at the world famous Sardi's restaurant. Look below to see Taymore celebrate with friends and colleagues including the cast of The Lion King, M. Butterfly, and more! (more...)

Opera News Announces 2018 OPERA News Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll has announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. (more...)

PuppetCinema to Return to BAM with SUDDENLY Adaptation of Etgar Keret's Short Stories
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

PuppetCinema returns to BAM with Suddenly, a magical adaptation of Etgar Keret's short stories, running December 6-9 at BAM Fisher, presented by The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. (more...)

NYMF Hit OEDIPUS FOR KIDS! Gets Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

OEDIPUS FOR KIDS! is returning to the New York stage for the first time since its sold-out, extended run as a Next Link Selection at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer And Voice Of 2001's HAL, Dies At 90
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers today. Douglas Rain died of natural causes early this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world's great classical actors. (more...)

Firehouse Announces SEASON OF MAKING
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Performance is our primary activity at Firehouse and so we're rededicating ourselves to the process of making as we focus on new scripts, devised work, and reconsiderations of world classics. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Review: Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Star in Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2018

Ranking up there with MEDEA and Oedipus Rex, Eugene O'Neill's family tragedy LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT would most likely make any playgoer's list of inappropriate classics to revive on Mother's Day weekend. (more...)

Palace Wreckers, Inc. Announce Opening Of New Comedy At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night today, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a 'revenge comedy' - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. The Central Works Method brings together writer, actors and director at the very outset of the playwriting process. In a supportive workshop environment, group research and collective brainstorming contribute to the entire development of the script. (more...)

Central Works' PALACE WRECKERS, INC Will Premiere At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night on Saturday, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org. (more...)

Julie Taymor to be Honored with Mr. Abbott Award from SDC Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will honor acclaimed Director Julie Taymor with the distinguished 2018 'Mr. Abbott' Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award will be presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, at the Bohemian National Hall. (more...)

SPARK Individual Event Registration Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Admission to individual SPARK events April 6-8 is now available online at pittsburghCLO.org/SPARK. For a small donation to Pittsburgh CLO's Audience Development and Education programs, members of the public are invited to peek behind the scenes of a musical in the making as 10 writing teams from across the country converge in Pittsburgh to showcase their work through a series of public presentations featuring local and national actors. Performances will take place at venues throughout the Cultural District. (more...)

The New York Choral Society To Honor Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe At Spring Gala April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will hold its annual Spring Gala at New York's Metropolitan Club (1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022) on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm. (more...)

The New York Choral Society To Honor Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe At Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will hold its annual Spring Gala at New York's Metropolitan Club (1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022) on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm. The organization will honor renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe with the NYCHORAL Music Excellence Award for her contributions to the musical profession, as well as Sylvia R. Hoisington who is celebrating her 50th season with the chorus. Produced in partnership with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, the evening's showcase performance will feature soprano Amanda Majeski and tenor Ben Bliss, both of whom will be participating in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Cosi fan tutte from March 15 to April 9, 2018. Members of the NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble will also perform. The evening will feature a silent auction of unique items and experiences. The program is as follows: (more...)

Lyric Stage's ANNA CHRISTIE Cast And Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O'Neill's classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights. (more...)

Mission To (dit)Mars Presents ALL SYSTEMS GO: 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: 6 as the culminating event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company 2018/19 Theatrical Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2018/19 professional theater line-up.  This season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC productions ranging from horror to a world premiere, from a spectacular musical to a timely relevant classical text. The season launches with Bram Stoker's classic horror Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey. The season continues with the rolling world premiere of Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett. CSC's Family Holiday Spectacular returns with everyone's favorite orphan in Annie: The Musical. Finally, theatre luminaries Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso return to present John Alan Wyatt's translation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwrights Series also returns and new for 2018/19 season Centenary Stage Company will be presenting the Gates Ferry Series: "What is Truth?" led by guest artists Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. (more...)

PALACE WRECKERS Has Extended Through June 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Central Works 2018 season's spring production Palace Wreckers written and directed by Gary Graves, has extended through June 17 Only (originally scheduled to close June 10). A "comic thriller," this Central Works Method play was described by the press at its opening as a journey where the 'road to happiness is paved with laughter' and 'the actors play everything in deadly earnest, with outsized emotions.' Based on a Greek tragedy and turned into a contemporary comedy with the Central Works Method which brings together writer, actors and director at the very outset of the playwriting process. In a supportive workshop environment, group research and collective brainstorming contribute to the entire development of the script. (more...)

BWW Review: A Great Evening of DARK & DIRTY Ditties by Bucket List Cabaret at Three Clubs
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2018

Featuring an eclectic mix of sexy, DARK & DIRTY show tunes and comedy songs, Bucket List Cabaret, the brain-child of Theatre 40 member Amanda Conlon and her husband Peter Flanigan, invaded Three Clubs on July 19, 2018 with an explosively entertaining evening of musical fun that kept its audience laughing from start to finish. I am not exactly sure how Ms. Conlon found (or perhaps created) such an amazing mix of naughty tunes, I can say each one kept me laughing at the unexpected language and subject matter throughout the entire show. (more...)

Cent. Stage Co. Announces ART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, Centenary Stage Company's mainstage theatrical season continues in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Reza's 1998 Tony Award and 1996 Olivier Award winning comedy Art from February 16 through March 4.  "Wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" says the NY Post, it all begins when Serge buys an expensive painting by a celebrated artist.  A white canvas with white diagonal lines.  Old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to hilariously batter one another over various slights and failures.  Art is a hilarious exploration of the very notion of what constitutes art while examining the meaning of friendship.  'Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'.' (Independent, London). (more...)

Announcing The Pittsburgh SPARK Line-up!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH CLO is pleased to welcome a collection of writing teams from across the country to Pittsburgh for the inaugural SPARK festival in March. These teams were chosen from a highly-selective submissions process and will have the opportunity to rehearse and revise their work in residencies ranging from two days to three weeks. SPARK will provide dramaturgy and production resources to 10 new musicals at all stages of development, in addition to the world premiere of UP AND AWAY. As a part of the development period, eight of the musicals will receive public presentations through which the writing teams can gather audience insights and focus their intentions for the next phase of development. A major initiative of Pittsburgh CLO's recently completed Next Generation Capital Campaign, SPARK is designed to cultivate new and innovative work from emerging and established musical theater artists.  (more...)

Playwright Bryna Turner Among Lincoln Center's 2018 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the 2018 class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a choreographer bridging the worlds of classical Indian and contemporary dance to one of the new faces of indie film to world-class musicians. Each recipient was nominated by one of Lincoln Center's 11 resident organizations, acknowledging his or her extraordinary talent and budding career. (more...)

PuppetCinema Returns to BAM with SUDDENLY Adaptation of Etgar Keret's Short Stories
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

PuppetCinema returns to BAM with Suddenly, a magical adaptation of Etgar Keret's short stories, running tonight, December 6, through December 9 at BAM Fisher. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded To David Hockney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Following the December 3 matinee performance of Puccini's Turandot, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented British artist David Hockney with the Company's highest honor, the San Francisco Opera Medal. In an onstage ceremony amongst the brilliant red Act III setting of Hockney's production, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 1993, the 80-year-old artist received the medal before a sold-out audience. (more...)

The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858 1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 1938). The production, which runs January 24 February 18, 2018, at The Connelly Theater, features costume and set design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) and is scheduled to open on February 4. Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Come to Cent. Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more.  (more...)

Julie Taymor to Receive the Honorary Maverick Award at the 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 top honorary award recipients: Tony¬ģ, Emmy¬ģ, and Grammy¬ģ winning and Oscar¬ģ nominated filmmaker,¬†Julie Taymor¬†will receive the honorary Maverick Award at the 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival.¬†Oscar¬ģ nominated and Emmy¬ģ award-winning director¬†Matthew Heineman¬†will receive the Filmmaker Award of Distinction during that same time.¬†The Maverick Awards ceremony¬†takes place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Additionally, Heineman's feature narrative debut, A PRIVATE WAR, starring¬†Rosamund Pike,¬†Jamie Dornan¬†and¬†Stanley Tucci¬†will close the film festival on the evening of Sunday,¬†October 14th and Taymor's globally renowned ACROSS THE UNIVERSE will have a special tribute screening on the morning of October 14th. Both films will be followed by Q&As.¬†The 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival takes place from October 10-14, 2018.¬† (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Review: TOMFOOLERY at the SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: Sidesplitting and Resonating
by Brent Deekens - Aug 1, 2018

Plays through the 18th of August, 2018 (more...)

Opera News Announces Recipients of the 13th Annual Opera News Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees¬óconductorWilliam Christie, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva ¬ó will be celebrated at a black-tie gala celebration on April 22nd, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will be the special musical guest. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mr. Abbott Award Honors Julie Taymor - On the Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), honored acclaimed Director Julie Taymor with the distinguished 2018 'Mr. Abbott' Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award was presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, at the Bohemian National Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Taymor is Honored With the Mr. Abbott Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), honored acclaimed Director Julie Taymor with the distinguished 2018 'Mr. Abbott' Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award was presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, at the Bohemian National Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer and Pianist Felix Jarrar
by Olga El - Apr 3, 2018

Felix Jarrar is a 22-year-old composer and pianist whose list of accomplishments includes performances at diverse venues such as Symphony Space, (le) poisson rouge, BAM's Fisher Hillman Studio and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. His works have been performed internationally by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra and the duo Unassisted Fold. He is currently working on his fourth opera, Tabula Rasa presented by Cantanti Project. (more...)

Recipients Of 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees-conductor William Christie, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva - will be celebrated at a black-tie gala celebration on April 22nd, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will be the special musical guest.  (more...)

Sadler's Wells, Ballet Boyz, Royal Opera House, Gate Theatre & ENO And More Announced For Latitude Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Latitude Festival is pleased to announce a diverse range of new names added to the line up across the arts stages, joining headliners Harry Hill, and Bridget Christie, as well as music headliners The Killers, Alt-J, and Solange. The 13th edition of the festival takes place on Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th July 2018 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are available here. (more...)

Mercury Theatre Colchester Announces Full Company For 2017 Mercury Playwriting Prize Winner EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Mercury Theatre Colchester today announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of the 2017 Mercury Playwrighting Prize winner - Oliver Bennett's Europe After The Rain. Cara Nolan directs James Alexandrou (Will), Simon Haines (Max), Natasha Kafka (Marta) and Anna Koval (Yana) and the creative team includes Amelia Jane Hankin (Designer), Kiaran Kesby (Lighting Designer), Nuno Santos (Sound Designer) and Craig Hamblyn (Fight Director). Europe After the Rain opens in the Mercury Studio Theatre on the 31 May with previews from 25 May and runs until 9 June. (more...)

Palace Wreckers, Inc. Announce Opening Of New Comedy At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night on Saturday, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a "revenge comedy" - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. The Central Works Method brings together writer, actors and director at the very outset of the playwriting process. In a supportive workshop environment, group research and collective brainstorming contribute to the entire development of the script. (more...)

Arts Umbrella Examines Topical Themes In Annual EXPRESSIONS THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Arts Umbrella is thrilled to unveil the lineup of the 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17 - 26, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella's Intensive, Pre-Professional and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this annual festival boasts a bevy of captivating productions. From the whimsical family fun of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the frontier hijinks of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, the audacious programming capitalizes on students' exceptional range and skill. This year, audiences will be treated to an array of thought-provoking works, including a modern take on the classic Greek tragedy The Phoenician Women and the perceptive student-created original Outside In. Additionally, the Theatre Conservatory Program will be make their festival debut with a performance of Charles Way's Missing, a riveting modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel featuring Vancouverite and Arts Umbrella graduate, Douglas Ennenberg. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: Opera In Eden Featuring Three New One-Act Operas In Concert, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson. (more...)

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