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BWW Recap: THE SING OFF A Capella Holiday Special Recap 12/17; FULL RESULTS!BWW Recap: THE SING OFF A Capella Holiday Special Recap 12/17; FULL RESULTS!
by Gabrielle Gervais

THE SING OFF, NBC's smash a capella singing competition returns tonight! The show is a one night only holiday special with an instant winner at the end of the night. I couldn't be more excited! This h... (more...)
SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: Major Superstars Shine as THE VOICE Crowns Season 7 Champion!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: Major Superstars Shine as THE VOICE Crowns Season 7 Champion!
by Matt Tamanini

Today I had a lengthy Twitter discussion with a few passionate fans of THE VOICE about the increasingly complicated impact of iTunes purchases on the crowning of a champion. Unlike in previous weeks, ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: VALLEY OF SONG (Original Cast Recording) is Lovely Despite ShortcomingsBWW CD Reviews: VALLEY OF SONG (Original Cast Recording) is Lovely Despite Shortcomings
by David Clarke

The new musical VALLEY OF SONG opened to positive notices from critics. Left incomplete at Ivor Novello's death, Christopher Hassall finished the piece. The recording captures the spirit of classical ... (more...)
SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini

Well, nearly three months after Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton first hit their 'I Want You' buttons on Season 7 of THE VOICE, we have made it to the finale. 70 artists... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK Swings With PizzazzBWW CD Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK Swings With Pizzazz
by David Clarke

Celebrated solo cabaret performer Stearns Matthews recently released his debut solo album SPARK. The record serves as a wonderful introduction to his earnest and soothing lyrical baritone instrument. ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (Original Studio Cast Recording) is Old-Fashioned Musical FunBWW CD Reviews: THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (Original Studio Cast Recording) is Old-Fashioned Musical Fun
by David Clarke

This year, Ron Lytle released the original studio cast recording to his musical THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS: A NEW OLD-FASHIONED MUSICAL. Like the made for TV CBS film, the World War I set musical is ... (more...)
SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Offers Redemption in Wild Card Round; Full Review!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Offers Redemption in Wild Card Round; Full Review!
by Matt Tamanini

Leave it to NBC's THE VOICE to change up their format with little to no warning. One could say that it is in an effort to get (or keep) a specific producer-favorite in the competition, or it could jus... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply SatisfyingBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply Satisfying
by David Clarke

Recently Ghostlight Records released the astounding original cast recording of VENICE. The Off-Broadway musical features a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Sax and Rosen, and additiona... (more...)
SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Final Five Sing Twice as a Favorite Emerges from the SemifinalsSPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Final Five Sing Twice as a Favorite Emerges from the Semifinals
by Matt Tamanini

Ok, things are getting real on NBC's THE VOICE tonight. Five artists will compete in the Semifinals hoping to secure a spot in next week's Season Seven finale. If last season is any indication, two of... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Beautifully HypnotizingBWW CD Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Beautifully Hypnotizing
by David Clarke

Having seen Mary Testa in a cabaret concert in Houston, I feel I had an idea of what to expect from her and Michael Starobin's album HAVE FAITH. While I expected it to be eccentrically eclectic and ha... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELBRATES WILDHORN's 'Frank and Friends' is Bluesy, Jazz PerfectionBWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELBRATES WILDHORN's 'Frank and Friends' is Bluesy, Jazz Perfection
by David Clarke

54 BELOW kicked off the "Frank and Friends" portion of 54 BELOW Celebrates Frank Wildhorn concerts last night with Wildhorn at the piano as a handful of his friends, new and old, take the stage to sin... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELEBRATES WILDHORN Rocked With BONNIE & CLYDE Reunion ConcertBWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELEBRATES WILDHORN Rocked With BONNIE & CLYDE Reunion Concert
by David Clarke

For all of the Frank Wildhorn fans 54 BELOW is stuffing their stockings with a fantastic treat this December. The beloved venue launched their 54 BELOW Celebrates Frank Wildhorn concerts with a Bonnie... (more...)
SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Says Goodbye to Three Singers, 12/Full Results!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Says Goodbye to Three Singers, 12/Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini

Tonight is a big night for THE VOICE as Carson Daly will mercilessly eliminate three aspiring superstars; not cool Daly, not cool. As I alluded to in my recap from last night, the rapid elimination of... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 Below
by David Clarke

Annaleigh Ashford opened her solo cabaret Lost In The Stars at 54 BELOW last night. With a deft sense of humor, a glowing smile, a big spoon, and indefatigable pizazz, Ashford brought the 70s back to ... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Welcomes Back Taylor Swift, Another Terrible Instant Save; Full Results!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Welcomes Back Taylor Swift, Another Terrible Instant Save; Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini

You know who I haven't seen on TV lately? That Taylor Swift girl. She used to be a country singer, but she seems to have disappeared from popular culture lately. I wonder what ever happened to her. We... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the SoulBWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the Soul
by David Clarke

Last week, New York based jazz duo Magos & Limon took the stage at Joe's Pub. Jazz vocalist Magos Herrera hails from Mexico City and has garnered great attention for her singing abilities. Javier Limo... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Top-10 Perform 11/24; Full Results! Coaches Over-Produce Artistry Out of ContestantsSpoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Top-10 Perform 11/24; Full Results! Coaches Over-Produce Artistry Out of Contestants
by Matt Tamanini

To say that I am a little disappointed with last week's elimination of Team Pharrell's Sugar Joans is an understatement. Though, I admit, she didn't have the best week in terms of performance, she was... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with CharmBWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with Charm
by David Clarke

Ever since WICKED made her a household name, there isn't much that Kristin Chenoweth does that doesn't make Broadway babies jump with joy. Recently, the Broadway megastar returned to her hometown of B... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Top 12 Performance Show 11/17; Full Results! Fortunately the Show Finished Strong!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Top 12 Performance Show 11/17; Full Results! Fortunately the Show Finished Strong!
by Matt Tamanini

I don't know about you, but I feel really powerful right now. After 16 episodes, THE VOICE is finally trusting the American public to take control of the singing competition. There are no more Battles... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Live Playoffs Elimination Show 11/12; Full Results!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Live Playoffs Elimination Show 11/12; Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini

For the first time all season, we will have an elimination show on THE VOICE. After two months of Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, Knockout Rounds, and Live Playoffs, we finally get to see what America... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Live Playoffs Night One, 11/10; Full Review!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Live Playoffs Night One, 11/10; Full Review!
by Matt Tamanini

Great googly moogly, after three and a half years of THE VOICE taped shows, we are finally going to have a live episode of NBC's singing competition show. Now that we are through the Blind Auditions, ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO is a Strong Collection of FavoritesBWW CD Reviews: AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO is a Strong Collection of Favorites
by David Clarke

JERSEY BOYS is due out on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 11. But, if you just cannot get enough of the music of Bob Gaudio, Rhino Records has got you covered. This summer they released the 2 Disc set AUD... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly MirthfulBWW CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly Mirthful
by David Clarke

In 2003, she sang "I Saw Three Ships" on BROADWAY'S GREATEST GIFTS: CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOLUME V, and left her fans longing for a Christmas/holiday album. Finally, in 2014 our holiday wishes came true ... (more...)
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Knockout Round Night Three 11/3; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Knockout Round Night Three 11/3; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini

We are halfway through the Taylor Swift experiment on THE VOICE, and the new queen of New York has honestly been killing it. From vocal arrangement to on-stage swagger, T-Swizzle has demonstrated the ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Lyle Lovett Leaves New Albany Audience With More Than TricksBWW Reviews: Lyle Lovett Leaves New Albany Audience With More Than Tricks
by Paul Batterson

Perhaps there is no better time to see Lyle Lovett than on Halloween Night. Performing Oct. 31 at New Albany's McCoy Center for the Performing Arts, Lovett changed styles and genres like he was sheddi... (more...)


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