John Berry CBE and Anthony Lilley OBE for Scenario Two are delighted to announce a new production of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza starring four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming as Margaret Johnson, who embarks on a fateful trip to Florence with her daughter in the summer of 1953. Additional casting including Broadway and West End stars to be announced soon.
World-renowned Soprano Renée Fleming stars in New Production of the Multi Tony Award-winning Musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Lyric Opera House
Chicago Opera Theater’s Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Ashley Magnus today announced the plans for the company’s 47th season, to include productions of two exciting contemporary operas, a Chicago premiere by Rachmaninov, and the company’s second world premiere commission. Yankovskaya will conduct each of these Chicago Opera Theater (COT) productions.
Full casting announced for Lyric’s grand-scale production of West Side Story featuring nearly 100 national and local artists May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House
The Chicago premiere of Lyric’s new coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece West Side Story features nearly 100 artists from Chicago and across the country. Performances of the grand-scale musical run at the Lyric Opera House from May 3 - June 2, 2019 (press opening May 4). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at lyricopera.org or by calling 312-827-5600.
CHICAGO-BASED CURATOR JEFFREEN M. HAYES’ AFRICOBRA EXHIBITION SELECTED AS OFFICIAL COLLATERAL EVENT OF VENICE BIENNALE ARTE 2019, OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 24
Today Chicago-based curator and Threewalls Executive Director Jeffreen M. Hayes announces her exhibition AFRICOBRA: Nation Time has been selected as an official Collateral Event of the historic Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice (May 11 – November 24, 2019). The exhibition, which heralds the eponymous collective of young Black artists working in 1960’s Chicago, debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami in December of 2018, and will be on view in Venice (Ca' Faccanon, San Marco, 5016 [Poste Centrali]) through the duration of the Biennale Arte 2019 from May 11 – November 24.
EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 19 – 22, 2019), today announced a /Dialogues panel in Detroit on Thursday, April 4 at 6pm as part of the exposition’s expanded year-round program. The discussion takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (4454 Woodward Avenue) and aligns with the museum’s current exhibition Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, the first exhibition in the Midwest and most comprehensive show to date on the French art movement Supports/Surfaces. Exhibition curator and artist Wallace Whitney (Ceysson & Bénétière) will discuss the seminal French art movement with Rachel Stella, an independent scholar and contributor to the first-ever English publication on Supports/Surfaces and Raphael Rubinstein, a New York-based poet and art critic who has written extensively on the movement.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Present a Program Of Critically Acclaimed Repertoire Highlights for 2019 Summer Series, June 6, 8 and 9
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s upcoming Summer Series program will feature highlights from the company’s recent repertoire, including work by acclaimed choreographers Brian Brooks, Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and Crystal Pite. The program will premiere at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 East Randolph Street) on Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., followed by performances Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 – June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019).