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BWW Single Review: Saycon Sengbloh's 'Everything' Keeps Your Summer Hot
by David Clarke

Broadway veteran Saycon Sengbloh isn't letting the early closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME get her down. Ever since she caught the attention of theatergoers in AIDA and WICKED, her fans have followed he... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites
by David Clarke

JERSEY BOYS is one of Broadway's hottest properties. Why? Well, who doesn't love the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? In 2005, this rags to riches story took Broadway by storm. Almost a deca... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner

Few vocal performers of our day are as closely identified with American classical music as this renowned artist. (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful Punches
by David Clarke

In May 2014, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING opened to rave reviews at the Davenport Street Theatre. Audiences laughed until their sides ached at the latest incarnation through its sparkling cl... (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Trumpet Shall Sound - HÃ¥kan Hardenberger Conquers Tanglewood
by Erica Miner

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Saturday, July 19 offering at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, as Latvian-born Music Director designate Andris Nelsons helmed Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson's Bridge, Tru... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap, Displays Enviable Musicianship
by Jennifer Perry

Simply sensational is but one way to describe Ms. Bareilles. (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Atlantic Records' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Perfect
by David Clarke

With glowing reviews from all the major outlets in New York City, a slew of Tony Nominations, and wins for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Music... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Ab Soul's 'These Days' Takes Authentic Look Into the Artist
by Noah Kahan

These Days is a brilliant work because it sounds nothing like either of his label mate's albums. Instead, These Days is an authentic look into Ab-Soul as a person and as an artist. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series Showcases Some of Signature's Best, Including Driscoll, Olivera, and Smith
by Jennifer Perry

As a bit of a musical theatre geek, admittedly one of the things I look forward to the most each summer in DC is the Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret series at our very own Tony Award-winning Signature ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Original Cast Recording) is Addictive and Clever
by David Clarke

Last summer, The Public Theater, Michael Friedman, and Alex Timbers reunited to gift New York City with a free production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Like their B... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Nonesuch's HERE LIES LOVE (Original Cast Recording) is Bubbly, Pop-Laden Fun
by David Clarke

Imelda Marcos is a ripe public figure for having a biographic musical written about her. Personally, I always expected a musical about her life would have that grand and epic cinematic sound of Andrew... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' AHRENS & FLAHERTY: NICE FIGHTING YOU (A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW) is Festive and Fun
by David Clarke

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have had an extensive career, composing music for the stage and screen over the last thirty years. As a team, they captured us with their enchanting work on Anastasia.... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Asia's Nightingale Returns
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo

After a four-year hiatus from the recording studio--busying herself in commercially successful and critically acclaimed performances and tours in the United States--Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha v... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) Has Some Damage
by David Clarke

Daniel Waters' quirky and deliciously dark 1989 film Heathers is a beloved cult classic known for catchy one-liners and its wonderfully subversive humor. Naturally, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL garnered a lo... (more...)


VIDEO: Ariana Grande Reveals 'My Everything' Tracklist; Previews 'Break Free' Video!
by TV News Desk

Below, get a preview at her newest single 'Break Free', which the artist shared on Instagram! (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's IF/THEN: A NEW MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Stirring but Falls Short
by David Clarke

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey collaborated together for a second Broadway musical, IF/THEN. After making a splash with NEXT TO NORMAL, anticipation for IF/THEN was high. Once stars like Idina Menzel, Anth... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast) is Captivating
by David Clarke

Based on the rocky romance shared by quintessential Irish wordsmith James Joyce and his muse, chambermaid Nora Barnacle, HIMSELF AND NORA enjoyed a successful run as part of NYMTF at the Theatre at St... (more...)


BWW CD Review: San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY is a Triumph
by David Clarke

When it comes to contemporary classics in American musical theatre, just the sheer mention of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY is enough to get any fan of the medium listening. His clever orchestra... (more...)


BWW Reviews: New Broadway Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Shines Light on Music of Tupac Shakur
by Noah Kahan

Director Kenny Leon and the cast of characters do a fantastic job of adapting 2Pac's music to a fictional story without compromising the music's integrity. (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Toe-Tapping, Jazzy Fun
by David Clarke

Fabulously entertaining fans eight times a week, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: THE MUSICAL, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name, racked up six Tony Nominations this year. The musical comedy a... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ANDROCLES AND THE LION (Original Television Cast Recording) is Ebullient and Glee Inducing
by David Clarke

I had never heard of the television musical ANDROCLES AND THE LION until Masterworks Broadway announced they'd be releasing the cast recording. NBC originally aired the broadcast on November 16, 1967,... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Nick Ziobro's A LOT OT LIVIN' TO DO - A Charming Mix of Standards
by David Clarke

In the vein of Michael Buble, Nick Ziobro recently released his pop/jazz album A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO. Produced by Michael Feinstein, this collection features a charming mix of Broadway, Jazz, and Pop ... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS is a Sterling Recording of a Forgotten Favorite
by David Clarke

Jay Records, with the support of The Kurt Weill Foundation, digitally released the first complete recording of composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ogden Nash's score to the 1943 musical ONE TOUCH OF VENU... (more...)




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