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The Merry Widow - 1977 - US Tour

Based on L'Attaché d'Ambassade by Henri Meilhac


by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
There was a wonderful response to The Silver Gull Play Award competition this year, with over 40 plays submitted for the chance to share in a total prize pool of $5000 courtesy of sponsor The Buzz From Sydney.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Fort Worth Opera announced today the names of the six librettists whose unpublished works have been selected for Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, an exciting exploration of operatic storytelling, and the eighth installment of its innovative new works showcase.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Renowned radio broadcaster and actor John Maytham, teams up with director Alan Committie and writer Louis Viljoen, in the world premiere of The Outlaw Muckridge, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only, from 13 to 24 October 2020, at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2020
The nominees have been announced for the 2020 Theatre Tampa Bay Awards! 25 plays and 5 musicals were eligible for nomination before the remainder of the 2019-2020 season was cancelled in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
Russian performer Olga Shanina will make her New Zealand debut in Marton on Sunday.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2020
Today's top stories: Beetlejuice is coming to South Korea, Chess the Musical premieres in Russia, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe announce a Christmas album and 2021 tour, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
Today (October 20) in live streaming: This is Our Youth is presented by Broadway's Best Shows, John Logan visits The Producer's Perspective, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
In a rare opportunity for opera fans and sartorial mavens, San Francisco Opera will offer costumes previously worn by artists on the War Memorial Opera House stage to the general public for just one weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
The Met has announced themed lineups for the next two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes an Operatic Comedies week, and a Politics in Opera week, the week before Election Day.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera's HD Live in Schools program has launched a new, all-online series for the 2020-21 school year, creating cross-disciplinary educational opportunities for students across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
 Opera Australia will return to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage for the first time since the coronavirus shut down its 2020 season in March, today announcing a three-month COVID-safe season that includes two productions never before performed by the Company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
San Francisco Opera has launched its first-ever online costume shop sale. Now, fans have the opportunity to stock their closets with individually designed outfits direct from the opera stage.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
This December, PBS and BYUtv, a nationwide family entertainment network, will air the 17th annual 'Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir' holiday special featuring Tony(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) nominee Kelli O'Hara and Emmy(R) Award-winning television, film, and stage actor Richard Thomas.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
Opera Australia is launching a new online streaming service, OA | TV: Opera Australia on Demand.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
On June 15, the Metropolitan Opera will launch the Met Opera Global Summer Camp, a new educational initiative to engage and support students worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Full cast and crew have been announced for Artemisia's world premiere production of EVERY WAITING HEART. The drama will be performed at The Den in June 2020 and directed by Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot.
by Maria Nockin - Mar 25, 2020
POP is reconstructing Vivaldi's opera Ercole sul' Termodonte (Hercules in Thermodon) and hopes to premiere its version in July. Watch the Los Angeles page for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Kelli O'Hara appeared last night as the first guest on Seth Rudetsky's online concert series STARS IN THE HOUSE. Seth and his husband, producer James Wesley, began by sharing that the series was conceived as a way to bring happiness and hope during this time of uncertainty.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
 Calgary Opera has made the decision to postpone its 2020-21 season productions. Calgary Opera will be moving all live events currently scheduled for its 49th season from 2020-21 to 2021-22.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
The Telegraph has reported that performances of Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville and The Merry Widow will be held in the Circus Maximus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has announced its streaming lineup for this week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Dutch National Opera will put on a special programme during the OperaVision Summer Gala, an event in which eight prestigious European opera houses come together to celebrate World Music Day on 21 June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Kelli O'Hara's performance, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm ET, 7pm GMT.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
On Sunday, September 13, Opera Orlando fans are in for a special treat as executive director and acclaimed baritone Gabriel Preisser presents an exclusive concert of his personal opera and musical theater favorites in celebration of his recent Grammy win.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020
This week features new music from Ethan Slater, Telly Leung, and more, plus the off-Broadway cast recording of Broadbend, Arkansas, the script for James Graham's play Ink, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
BETSY McBRIDE, SIMON WEXLER, PAOLA HARTLEY, and KAREN SCALZITTI-KENNEDY will be members of the guest faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. McBride and Mr. Wexler will be teaching from July 27-31, 2020, and Ms.  Hartley and Ms. Scalzitti-Kennedy will be teaching from August 3-7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Full casting has been announced for Life of Pi, the celebrated Sheffield Theatres production which will transfer to London this summer. Life of Pi a?' Lolita Chakrabarti's dazzling adaptation of Yann Martel's extraordinary, award-winning book a?' was awarded a string of five-star reviews when it opened in Sheffield last year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
New Philharmonic, under the musical direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, opens 2020 with Franz Lehár's popular operetta a?oeThe Merry Widow,a?? featuring a libretto by Viktor Leon and Leo Stein, at the McAninch Arts Center. Due to the growing popularity of New Philharmonic's winter operas, a performance on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. has been added to the regular two performance run. Other performances are Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. This operetta, staged by Michael La Tour, will be sung in English. A free MAC Chat will take place one hour prior to each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera will present a new production of Wagner's early masterpiece Der Fliegende Holländer on March 2, 2020, with performances continuing through March 27. Valery Gergiev conducts the new staging from director François Girard, whose interpretation is centered on the young woman Senta's obsession with a portrait of the Dutchman.
by Ronn Burton - Feb 24, 2020
Tony winner (and eight-time nominee) Kelli O'Hara returned to her Oklahoma birthplace to wow audiences in the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Just Kelli and a piano, she offered a truly generous concert, performing almost twenty songs over the span of nearly two hours, without an intermission. Ms. O'Hara undoubtedly possesses one of the clearest, crystalline voices of any singer today, yet it was her honesty, vulnerability, and sincerity that truly moved the audience to an immediate standing ovation at the end of the night.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its 50th Anniversary season celebration, will present two added special events during the month of March: York Chat: Musicals in Mufti: 118 and Counting, the second in a series of panel discussions, _An Evening with Sheldon Harnick and Friends_ a special concert featuring Sheldon Harnick, Liz Callaway, and Karen Ziemba. Both special events will take place at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr is proud to announce the company's 2020-2021 Season lineup, featuring a mixed-repertory program of masterful choreographers, the return of Derek Deane's a?oeAlice in Wonderland,a?? and the PBT premier of Ronald Hynd's a?oeThe Merry Widow.a?? Orr will retire as artistic director in June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Today, the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2020-21 season, the first in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumes his full breadth of musical duties as the company's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting six productions. His schedule includes the Met premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, the first contemporary opera conducted by the maestro on the Met stage, as part of his ongoing commitment to opera of our time at the Met, which will expand in the seasons to come.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2020
This week's list features the novelization of West Side Story, as well as a graphic novel version of The Phantom of the Opera, and the audiobook of Vietgone. Plus, new music from Sophia Anne Caruso!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
In response to COVID-19 and the substantial number of high school students experiencing a loss of summer programs and employment opportunities, the Shubert Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse co-created a free virtual program that inspires young people to continue learning during this difficult time.
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera has released a new clip of Renee Fleming from her recent performance in the Met Stars Live in Concert series. Fleming sings Laurettaa??s aria from Puccinia??s a?oeGianni Schicchia?? at the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C.
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020
A video was released of Soprano Renée Fleming, accompanied by Robert Ainsley, singing a?oeAdieu, notre petite tablea?? from Masseneta??s Manon in a rehearsal for her August 1 performance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
While it will not be opening The Magic Flute in April due to COVID-19 restrictions, Opera San José has announced something all opera patrons can enjoy at home instead: the FREE live stream viewing of its breathtaking 2011 production of Mozart's first dramatic masterpiece, the rarely produced Idomeneo: ré di Creta.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
In advance of the opening of public booking on Saturday, 4 April, the twelve singers chosen to take part in the inaugural Wexford Factory were announced. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020
Today's top stories: The Music Man is still on track to come to Broadway this fall, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Today (April 23) in live streaming:Stars in the House celebrate Variety Thursday, Ben Cameron counts down songs about the earth, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) has announced updates to its upcoming 2020-2021 Season in response to programs rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that forced the closure of non-essential businesses, including PBT and the Cultural Trust venues in which the company performs. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
In addition to the free Nightly Met Opera Streams, the Met Opera's Education team has launched Free Student Streams. Designed to support students, teachers, and families working and learning remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, the program offers a free opera stream Wednesdays through Fridays each week.
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020
Kelli O'Hara, in partnership with Westport Country Playhouse's education and community outreach department, hosted 'Getting to Know You: A Celebration of Young Artists,' on Friday, April 17.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
Today's top stories: The Actors Fund's Ragtime concert has been rescheduled for the fall, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Met has announced the Week 6 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. Each opera streamed on Fridays will be chosen by viewers; the second Viewers' Choice title to be screened is Verdi's La Traviata, starring Natalie Dessay.