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Jolson's 59th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
932 Seventh Ave. at W. 58th St.
Based on L'Attachť d'Ambassade by Henri Meilhac


BWW Review: MARIINSKY AND SAN DIEGO ORCHESTRAS TOGETHER at The Jacobs Music Center
by Ron Bierman - Oct 30, 2018

It was a rare event, two symphony orchestras on stage at the same time, and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev was spectacular. He first set a carefree festive mood with the drinking song from Puccini's La Traviata, performed with Viennese flair by the Mariinsky Orchestra and six singers from the Mariinsky Theater's Atkins Young Artists Program. Puccini's call to hedonistic living was followed by the boisterous joy of Glinka's overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla at the fastest tempo I ever expect to hear, a full minute faster than some of the best recordings. While perhaps wondering how a toothpick became his baton (though not his San Diego choice), you can judge the speed for yourself in a YouTube video recorded during a previous Gergiev concert. The breakneck speed, without seeming a showoff gimmick, demonstrated the agility and precision of the Mariinsky musicians and the warm rich sound of the string section. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway's Funniest Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, travels back to Ancient Rome for its second production of the 2018-19 season, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The Tony Award-winning farce written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, takes the stage Nov. 17 to Dec. 30. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2018
by - Oct 26, 2018

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

LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming revival of Hansel and Gretel, composer Engelbert Humperdinck's uniquely charming classic for all ages. (more...)

Lyric Announces Guest Artists for Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the participation of several outstanding singers in the Renee Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala*, to honor and celebrate American soprano Renee Fleming's extraordinary commitment to Chicago and her unparalleled contributions to our art form. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Presents Morning Melodies 2019 Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

After yet another hugely successful year of the much-loved Arts Centre Melbourne Morning Melodies concerts, the 2019 program will dazzle audiences with a stellar line-up of musical theatre, opera, jazz and dance artists. This coming year, the feel-good one hour concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will celebrate our very own Australian performers, including Rhonda Burchmore, Rachael Beck, Michael Cormick and Rohan Browne. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2018
by - Oct 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Julie Taymor's Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

A prince's quest to prove his worth and rescue his beloved leads to a fantastic adventure filled with danger and mysticism in the Metropolitan Opera's holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, with performances December 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This English-language adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in a 100-minute version of the Met's popular production by visionary theater artist Julie Taymor, is the perfect introduction to opera for the whole family, as well as a holiday treat for those who are already admirers of Mozart. The performances are led by acclaimed Mozart conductor Harry Bicket. (more...)

A Festive Evening of Beloved Songs Awaits at Sarasota Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, Sarasota Opera's "An Evening of Operetta" will light up the Sarasota Opera House with sparkling musical gems to enchant and delight. You'll find yourself in the "The Land of Smiles" as opera singers present a showcase of beautiful melodies such as "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Thine Alone," "Wanting You," and "A Toast to Champagne." Tickets start at just $10 for the performance on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara To Join Seth Rudetsky In Concert At NYC Town Hall In January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

The Town Hall Presents the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series, hosted and music directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 8pm with Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards; MURIEL'S WEDDING Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)


by BWW Staff - Nov 19, 2018

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Despiden En El Palacio De Bellas Artes A Fernando Del Paso, Creador Imprescindible De Nuestra Historia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Una fotograf√≠a de gran formato de Fernando del Paso (1935-2018), tomada por Rogelio Cu√©llar en 2011, fue testigo del homenaje que se rindi√≥ al escritor por parte de familiares, amigos y p√ļblico en general, quienes se reunieron en el vest√≠bulo del Palacio de Bellas Artes para despedir al escritor. (more...)

The State Opera of South Australia Presents THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

State Opera will present one of the most beloved operettas of all time at the Adelaide Festival Theatre later this month. Graeme Murphy's stunning new production, set against the lush and glittering backdrop of art- deco Paris, will bewitch audiences for five performances only, from November 29. (more...)

State Opera of South Australia Presents THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The State Opera of South Australia will present one of the most successful comedic operettas ever written The Merry Widow at the Adelaide Festival Theatre from November 29 to December 6. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces Selection Of Dramaturg Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today the selection of two Dramaturg Apprentices who will join the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT as Resident Artists for the 2018-19 season: Hannah McDermottand Katherine Pitt. (more...)

OHP Presents MARGOT LA ROUGE and LE VILLI in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Investec Opera Holland Park will stage a double bill of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi in 2020. Le Villi has been on OHP's planning board for some time and the performance will mark the opera's first major London staging. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/8: AVENUE Q Extends, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 8, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Grab your coffee, kick back, and read the latest news to close out your week! (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIDOW, London Coliseum
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. (more...)

Review Roundup: See What Critics Said of English National Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2019

At the Embassy Ball, wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari, leads her society suitors on a merry dance. But how will she win Danilo who counts her riches worthless? Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Alex Timbers, and Taylor Mac Named 2019 Drama League Awards Special Recognitions Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Drama League has named honorees of this year's special recognitions at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces New Season To Complete Programming For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

As his production of Richard Hawley and Chris Bush's Standing at the Sky's Edge opens in the Crucible, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, announces programming for 2019. (more...)

THE BEST OF BERGMAN Comes to The Beach Cafe Saturday, March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Multi-lingual crossover artist, Anna Bergman, sings audience favorites from her cabaret, concert, symphony and stage performances in a new show, with music director and pianist Alex Rybeck, at the Beach Cafe, Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. Songwriters include Sondheim, Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein, Porter, Coward, Bock & Harnick, Guettel, Lerner & Loewe, Legrand, Lehar, Poulenc and Puccini with songs from Bergman's favorite stage roles in such shows as The Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady and The Merry Widow. (more...)

Metropolitan Entertainment And The Boch Center Present ROCKTOPIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA comes to Boston's Boch Center Shubert Theatre for two performances only on Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 1 at 10:00 AM and are available at the Boch Center Box Office, by phone at 866.348.9738 and online at www.bochcenter.org/Rocktopia. Prices are $49, $69 and $89. (more...)

Folks Operetta Presents GOODBYE BERLIN, ALOHA HAWAII
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Folks Operetta continues its 2018- 2019 season of the Reclaimed Voices Series with a concert celebration of Paul √Ābraham's jazz operettas in Goodbye Berlin, Aloha Hawaii! This multimedia concert, written by Hersh Glagov and Gerald Frantzen, will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago (more...)

Established And Upcoming World-Class Makers Featured At Operadagen Rotterdam
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

A homage to major composers including Richard Wagner, Philip Glass, and Louis Andriessen, an ode to power women such as Harriet Tubman and Sylvia Plath, dozens of pioneering makers and young talent plus a brand-new edition of GALA! Experience all of this and more at the 14th edition of Operadagen Rotterdam. The festival, which comprises over 100 performances, both in Rotterdam's large theatres and in unexpected locations across the city, runs from 17 through 26 May. The online ticket sales have been started. (more...)

La Luna Quartet To Make Its Debut At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LA LUNA QUARTET in "LA LUNA QUARTET IN CONCERT" on March 28, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Soprano Stacy Dove, mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie, tenor Blake Friedman and baritone Eric McKeever will present a program of famous operatic and musical theater tunes sometimes performed as they are meant to be and sometimes "Fach'ed Up", where each artist will perform selections outside of their normal voice type or gender.  La Luna will also turn opera on its ear by taking famous arias, duets and ensembles and, with the help of the audience, improvise a new story on the spot. Improv + Opera = Making music without a GPS map. Who knows where we'll end up? (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 20, 2019
by - Jan 20, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the Midwest Premiere of I WANNA F#!&ING TEAR YOU APART 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the Midwest premiere of I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould and directed by Jessica Fisch. I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart runs February 15 - March 23, 2019 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2019
by - Jan 16, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's Sherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square from February 2nd through February 24th, 2019.   (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer) (more...)

The Royal Ballet Will Celebrate The Life Of Annette Page In The Linbury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

This March, The Royal Ballet, in association with The Linbury Trust and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, presents a celebration of the life of Annette Page in the Linbury Theatre. Featuring interviews, archive films and dancers of The Royal Ballet performing a programme of divertissements, this celebration of Page's life will also include the world premiere of a pas de deux created by choreographer Andrew McNicol, commissioned by The Linbury Trust and performed by Royal Ballet Soloists Olivia Cowley and Nicol Edmonds. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Presents Opera-To-Go Performances Of PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Opera Saratoga will present Opera-To-Go performances of Pinocchio to over 50 public and private schools throughout the region from February 25, 2019 to March 30, 2019. Each year, Opera Saratoga tours a production to schools throughout the greater Capital Region and lower Adirondack regions of NY, and the lower Hudson Valley. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

La Luna Quartet To Make Its Debut At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LA LUNA QUARTET in "LA LUNA QUARTET IN CONCERT" on March 28, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Soprano Stacy Dove, mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie, tenor Blake Friedman and baritone Eric McKeever will present a program of famous operatic and musical theater tunes sometimes performed as they are meant to be and sometimes "Fach'ed Up", where each artist will perform selections outside of their normal voice type or gender. La Luna will also turn opera on its ear by taking famous arias, duets and ensembles and, with the help of the audience, improvise a new story on the spot. Improv + Opera = Making music without a GPS map. Who knows where we'll end up? (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Bryan Hymel has withdrawn from upcoming performances as the Duke in Verdi's Rigoletto, due to personal reasons. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Lerner And Loewe's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Returns To London For Solo Concerts in November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Kelli O'Hara will return to London in November 2019, after the smash hit run of The King and I at London's Palladium, to play her debut London solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Names Whitney White Recipient of 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Whitney White on Sunday, December 16 at The Vineyard's 2nd annual Open House from 3-7pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2018
by - Dec 30, 2018

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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Sydney Awards; MURIEL'S WEDDING Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Stephen Costello Joins The Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATA on December 26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

American tenor Stephen Costello will sing the role of Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday, December 26, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Sydney Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2018
by - Dec 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kyra Phillips and John Roberts Perform in THE NUTCRACKER December 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Washington Ballet is pleased to announce a special performance of DC's iconic classic, The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 23 at 5:30 pm featuring appearances by Kyra Phillips, ABC Investigative Correspondent, and her husband, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts, performing the walk-on roles of The Merry Widow and The Ambassador. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Sydney Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Sydney Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIDOW at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 1, 2018

Antoinette Halloran and Alexander Lewis captivate the audience. (more...)

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