Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon’s autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC’s 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 […]

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

A critically acclaimed musical with one of the most diverse casts on Broadway tried to reverse slumping ticket sales by replacing a black actor with a more famous white one, but social justice warriors torpedoed the move, and the show will not go on as a result. “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” […]

Who knew? Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell were best friends

Who knew? Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell were best friends

Alice Cooper was also good friends with the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. They used to golf together. – Ed. Alice Cooper on his friendship with Glen Campbell: Who knew that the “godfather of shock rock,” known for his macabre heavy-metal act featuring decapitated dolls, was the best of friends with country superstar Glen Campbell? […]

Verdi’s “La Traviata” with the acclaimed Sonya Yoncheva comes to “Great Performances at the Met”

Verdi’s “La Traviata” with the acclaimed Sonya Yoncheva comes to “Great Performances at the Met”

NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata, on Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Michael Fabiano is her lover, Alfredo, Thomas Hampson, in one of his most acclaimed Met […]

Tucson-area students put talents to work on stage, behind the scenes at Arizona Theatre Company Summer on Stage

Tucson-area students put talents to work on stage, behind the scenes at Arizona Theatre Company Summer on Stage

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is pleased to announce that 40 students from 17 Tucson-area high schools are teaming up for productions of Macbeth (July 27) and The Addams Family (July 28) at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. as part of ATC’s Summer on Stage program. The annual three-week program is now underway and offers […]

Tchaikovsky’s enduring masterpiece ‘Eugene Onegin’ with Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei comes to ‘Great Performances at the Met’

Tchaikovsky’s enduring masterpiece ‘Eugene Onegin’ with Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei comes to ‘Great Performances at the Met’

NEW YORK, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic verse novel. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Eugene Onegin airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, […]

American portrait master Igor Babailov awarded highest honor by royalty

American portrait master Igor Babailov awarded highest honor by royalty

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Maestro Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA, world-renowned American portrait master who has painted the official portraits of numerous world leaders including three Popes and a saint for the Vatican, patriarch, presidents, prime ministers, noble peace prize laureate, British royalty, celebrities and distinguished individuals, was awarded the historic “Chevalier of […]

World-class soprano warbles way back to Israeli roots

World-class soprano warbles way back to Israeli roots

Chen Reiss will spend part of her summer at the Israeli Opera’s master classes, where students ‘breathe singing and music’ By Jessica Steinberg Chen Reiss, the soprano opera singer who trained in Israel, performs worldwide, and is participating in the summer master class program of the Israeli Opera (Courtesy Chen Reiss) It’s been a whirlwind […]

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