By Nicola Merrifield
Photo: Gemma Arterton in The Duchess of Malfi (courtesy of Tristram Kenton)
The newly-opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is expected to attract an additional 100,000 annual audience members to the Shakespeare's Globe South Bank site, the venue's directors have said.
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By W. Scott Bailey
The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation is seeking to raise $54 million in private funding to help transform Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
The nonprofit organization, which will own and operate the .... read more
By BWW News Desk
Photo Courtesy of The New School/ Martin Seck
The New School will offer free tours and performances by students from Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and art and .... read more
By Bill Wilson
A public meeting next week will officially start the second phase of planning for Century II's convention and performing arts needs.
The architectural team Populous and GMLV of Wichita will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in .... read more
WESTON - The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's $10 million capital campaign has reached another milestone with the conditional approval by the Town of Weston Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission of the Company's plan to build a new studio theater on the former Walker .... read more
By Bill Wilson
A consulting team has been selected to study performing arts needs in Wichita.
AMS Planning and Research for the Arts and Entertainment Industries and partner Fisher Dachs Associates have been selected for the study, part of a broader .... read more
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and colleague Douglas Stebbins died on November 4, 2013, surrounded by his family at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, after a long struggle with liver disease.
A creative powerhouse in FDA's .... read more
By Nate Rau
Nashville is the new home to a private music social club where members pay a premium price to see top artists give three performances per year at an intimate venue in town.
The first performance for the new .... read more
Ambition abounds as Greenhill School announces the launch of the Building Community Campaign, the largest, most wide-reaching campaign in the school's 63-year history. This five- year, $52.5 million campaign will transform the Greenhill campus with the construction of a new Performing Arts and Assembly Center, .... read more
The new Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg has opened its doors to adoring crowds and local sceptics alike, while celebrated conductor Valery Gergiev basks in its glow.
by Pauline Tillmann
The new Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Mariinsky II, opened .... read more
by Richard Holledge
As parties go, it was quite a do. A soldier with a machine gun on the roof. Yards of black limos ferrying in 2,000 admirers, all coiffed and coutured. A guest list headed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and to make .... read more
"This is a huge historic city, with amazing consistency of wonderful neoclassical architecture; it's composed of these two
extraordinary contrasts - of these whole streets and the exotic churches and cathedrals.
"I would not be guilty of fracturing the wonderful urban .... read more
The New Mariinsky Theatre by Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects provides St. Petersburg with Russia's first major performance venue since the time of the czars.
Standing next to the original Markiinsky Theatre, the new .... read more
by Mario Toneguzzi
It's like the icing on the cake.
The 54th floor of The Bow, with its breathtaking Sky Garden, caps off what many have described as a magnificent building - one that was recently listed as one of the .... read more
by Louise Levene
They were holding the night train to Moscow on Saturday evening while Valery Gergiev made his way across town. The prime mover behind St Petersburg's shiny new opera house, Mariinsky 2, had put his fabled drive and energy to the .... read more
by Zachary Woolfe
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Let no one say Valery Gergiev doesn't know how to give a party.
The artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater here since 1988, Mr. Gergiev opened his $700 million new opera house, Mariinsky II, last week .... read more
by Teresa Levonian Cole
The concentration of plain-clothed policemen as we approached Theatre Square in St Petersburg was an indication that something was afoot. On the roof, an army sniper peered through binoculars, rifle at the ready. Celebrity-spotting crowds thronged the entrance, while .... read more
by Arthur Kaptainis, Gazette Music Critic
MONTREAL - It is not called the Maison operatique, although it might have been, given the former popularity of French among the aristocrats of St. Petersburg, including those who frequented the Mariinsky Theatre, a facility completed with .... read more
by Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko
President Vladimir Putin and performers led by Placido Domingo starred at the opening of a $700 million stage for the Mariinsky Theatre that aims to cement its status as one of the world's top cultural institutions.
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by Elizabeth Piper
Enlisting the drama of Prokofiev and the elegance of Tchaikovsky, St Petersburg's new Mariinsky theatre staged a gala opening on Thursday designed to silence critics of the starkly modernist building erected in the heart of Russia's imperial capital.
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