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BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart
by David Clarke

Leslie Odom Jr. took a risk to progress his career with a solo album. He turned to Kickstarter and received copious donations from his loyal fans. Funded with almost $11,000 more than his original goa... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ROSLYN KIND: GIVE ME YOU/THIS IS ROSLYN KIND is a Pop Time Capsule
by David Clarke

Imagine yourself in a 1960's egg chair. It's a lazy evening in 1969, and the airy pop styling of Roslyn Kind's vocals gently caress your ear drums. Now, with Masterworks Broadway's release of ROSLYN K... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: UMe's ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Fights from the Heart
by David Clarke

While the Broadway production of ROCKY is going down for the final count on Sunday, August 17, the show and its bombastic score are continuing to delight audiences on a nightly basis in New York City.... (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A SECOND CHANCE (Original Cast Recording) Jazzes Life's Hardships
by David Clarke

I've come to embrace the idea that a life well lived is filled with its fair share of second chances and new beginnings. For Ted Shen's A SECOND CHANCE audiences were introduced to Dan and Jenna, both... (more...)


BWW Reviews: FRANK - A Quirky Film of a Young Man's Quest to Fulfill his Musician Dreams
by Shari Barrett

FRANK is one of the quirkiest I have seen in quite some time, centering on Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), a young wanna-be musician and songwriter who tries his best to find inspiration for his songs in the ... (more...)


VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Preview Season 14 During Nashville Auditions!
by TV News Desk

Below, the judges preview Season 14 of the singing competition at the auditions in Nashville, Tennessee! (more...)


VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Reviews Beyonce and Jay Z Concert on LIVE
by TV News Desk

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC, Jimmy shared his thoughts on the Beyonce and Jay Z concert he attended. Check out the clip below! (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ED AMES ON BROADWAY is Simply Nostalgia
by David Clarke

As the saying goes, "what's old is new again," and it seems that we cannot get enough of the 1960s these days. Recently, Masterworks Broadway ushered us back to the glory days of the American Camelot ... (more...)


BWW Review: COMMON's 'Nobody's Smiling' Balances Old School Mentality with New Edgy Sound
by Noah Kahan

Common finds a balance between his old school conscious mentality and a new school edgy sound. The deep political consciousness of his earlier albums are here in spades (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' WHERE THE SKY ENDS: THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL MOTT Awakens Dreamers
by David Clarke

To be utterly candid, I had never heard of Michael Mott until the review copy of Broadway Records WHERE THE SKY ENDS: THE SONGS OF MICHAEL MOTT landed in my mailbox. I read over the press release, gla... (more...)


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...)




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