The Portland Opera hosted the opening night of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1851 opera Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium on Friday, May 4, which brought the house to its feet and left the audience wanting more. The plot of Rigoletto revolves around the womanizing Duke of Mantua and his court jester Rigoletto who cruelly mocks the victims of the Duke’s escapades w...

On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalcokicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster "Stay Hungry" international tour. The tour will make its way across the U.S. and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with five...

You know of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gough and Picasso. And, if you’ve ever been to elementary school, you’ve probably been taught about Georgia O’Keeffe. But what about Artemisia Gentileschi? Playwright Lee Kiszonas is aware that most people probably don’t know much, if at all, about the 17th century Italian baroque painter, despite her groundb...

Chazz Palminteri will return to Broadway in A Bronx Tale, the musical based on his solo show that also inspired the 1993 film of the same name. The Oscar nominee will take on the role of Sonny on weekday performances beginning May 24, becoming the first actor to play the same part in a play, film, and stage musical. Original cast member and Tony no...

The In Scena! Theater Festival kicks off its sixth year of programming tonight, May 7 with a special performance of We Are Not Alone, a play about a psychiatric inmate facing struggles in the outside world. Other theater offerings throughout the course of the 15-day festival run from thrilling to dramatic to comedic and tragic. The best bit of news...

Italy's Dario D'Ambrosi, originator of the theatrical movement called Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater), will perform a single night in his breakthrough work, "Tutti Non Ci Sono/ We are Not Alone," May 7 at 7:00 PM at the Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, as the opening event of the sixth annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY,...

Written by Natalia Newman and starring the Italian actor and performer Andrea Galata, The Mystery at The Carnival -Il Mistero al Carnavale is an original Commedia dell'Arte play that follows the best traditions of the style, interlacing the plot of Colombina (Newman), Pierrot (Galata) and Alrecchino looking to solve a mystery charade, with a piano...

Composer Ed Munger, 76, and lyricist Herb Weisburgh, 82, are a local songwriting duo who have been working together for 50 years. Their first and only stage work, the musical "Love in Firenze," is finally having a full production this week at The Addy, the intimate new theater at Proctors. Named after the city of Florence (Firenze), the show is a l...

Scene dal teatro italiano classico nell'originale lingua italiana! Studenti della Washington University sotto la direzione della professoressa Rebecca Messbarger interpreteranno selezioni di Machiavelli, Goldoni, Pirandello e Fo, martedì 24 aprile dalle 10:15 alle 11:30 a.m. al McMillan Cafè della Washington University. Ovviamente l’ingresso è grat...

No place nurtures Romance and Amore like Italy and no current Pop-Opera ‘Crooner’ honors Italy more than Franco Corso. ‘The Voice of Romance’ and his stellar band of International musicians will take you on a ‘Musical Journey Through Italy.’ Featuring beloved songs of Bocelli, Caruso, Pavarotti and many Italian upbeat pop, such as ‘Italiano’, ‘Il M...