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Freda Payne Returns to Jazz Routes with New CD Release COME BACK TO ME LOVE, 9/19-20Freda Payne Returns to Jazz Routes with New CD Release COME BACK TO ME LOVE, 9/19-20

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music - jazz - love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)
Stage Star Justin Mortelliti Releases THE PRINCE OF APRIL TodayStage Star Justin Mortelliti Releases THE PRINCE OF APRIL Today

Justin Mortellitti, singer, songwriter and actor whose credits include Roger in the West Coast Regional Premier of RENT and Drew in the Las Vegas run of Rock of Ages, has announced the release of his second EP The Prince of April today, August 29. (more...)
The Shapiro Sisters Celebrate 'LIVE OUT LOUD' at 54 Below TonightThe Shapiro Sisters Celebrate 'LIVE OUT LOUD' at 54 Below Tonight

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters are returning to 54 BELOW tonight, August 28th at 7:00 PM, for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. (more...)
New York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams BiographyNew York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams Biography

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, who wrote Robin Williams's obituary for the newspaper, will pen a biography on the actor. (more...)
John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This FallJohn Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' SWAN ESTHER (Original Concept Album) Doesn't Take FlightBWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' SWAN ESTHER (Original Concept Album) Doesn't Take Flight

In October of 1980, Nick Munns sent a tape of five songs to London theatre agent David Land. With Nick Munns music, David Land dreamed of replicating the success of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. SWAN ESTHER, not the hit that JOSEPH was, has enjoyed varying success. Now, Stage Door Records has re-released SWAN ESTHER's original concept album with studio rehearsal demos written for the reworked UK tour of the production entitled SWAN ESTHER AND THE KING. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Four Clips from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Starring Lesley Ann Warren!STAGE TUBE: Four Clips from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Starring Lesley Ann Warren!

Samuel Goldwyn Films has entered an agreement with Shout! Factory to release the classic Lesley Ann Warren version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on home video. Cinderella comes to life in this 50th Anniversary Edition of the most beloved fairy tale of all time, available on DVD from Shout! Factory on September 9, 2014. In anticipation of the release, click below to watch the Prince duet with Cinderella in '10 Minutes Ago', plus 'Impossible' and more! (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' THE LAST SESSION (Original London Cast Recording)BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' THE LAST SESSION (Original London Cast Recording)

THE LAST SESSION first opened in 1997 at the 47th Street Theatre. Sitting in one of those audiences was Rob Harris, who was so moved by the show that he made a vow to produce it himself one day. His dream become a reality in 2012, when he produced THE LAST SESSION in London. Now, fans of the musical and those who have never heard of it before can revel in the magic that moved Rob Harris in 1997. (more...)
BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Creating Our 4th Performance at 54 BELOWBWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Creating Our 4th Performance at 54 BELOW

Creating our 4th performance at 54 BELOW (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Promo - The Shapiro Sisters Prep for 'LIVE OUT LOUD' Launch at 54 Below!BWW TV Exclusive: Promo - The Shapiro Sisters Prep for 'LIVE OUT LOUD' Launch at 54 Below!

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters will be returning to 54 BELOW this Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Click below to watch an exclusive promo for the event! (more...)
Walt Disney Records Releases MARY POPPINS Legacy Collection TodayWalt Disney Records Releases MARY POPPINS Legacy Collection Today

Walt Disney Records' newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, celebrates the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5 Celebrates Comden, Green, and StyneBWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5 Celebrates Comden, Green, and Styne

Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne are all theater artists that still grab our attention. With Styne, Comden and Green created PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, DO RE MI, and others. Original Cast Records released LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5, which is dedicated to the work of Comden, Green, and Styne, giving long time fans and newcomers a collection of the trio's best songs. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New SIMS 4 Trailer, STAGE TUBE: New SIMS 4 Trailer, "So Smart, It's Weird"

A trailer has just been released for the latest installment of the video game, THE SIMS. THE SIMS 4, set to be released September 2, 2014, has the tagline, 'They're so smart, it's weird.' (more...)
WICKED's Kerry Ellis Offers Bonus Track With Album Pre-OrderWICKED's Kerry Ellis Offers Bonus Track With Album Pre-Order

Wicked's Kerry Ellis, who has just rejoined the West End cast as Elphaba, has just released a new self-titled album which is now available for pre-order. (more...)
MARY POPPINS: THE LEGACY COLLECTION Out TodayMARY POPPINS: THE LEGACY COLLECTION Out Today

Enduring Disney movie musical classic MARY POPPINS is celebrated in a new 3-disc set as part of the new Legacy Collection, out today, August 25. (more...)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Out TodaySTEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Out Today

A new collection of sheet music specially selected for inclusion in a new volume titled STEPHEN SONDHEIM - 25 SELECTED FAVORITES: SONGS FROM 13 SHOWS AND FILMS is out as of today, August 25. (more...)
Ariana Grande's New Album MY EVERYTHING Out TodayAriana Grande's New Album MY EVERYTHING Out Today

Broadway star and breakout music performer Ariana Grande's hotly anticipated solo album, MY EVERYTHING, is out today, August 25, 2014. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the HeartBWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart

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 goal, Leslie Odom Jr., who had caught our attention on SMASH, entered the studio. Now, fans and newcomers alike can revel in the glory of his decadently jazzy debut solo album, and after just one listen, I'm sure that you'll be hooked. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ROSLYN KIND: GIVE ME YOU/THIS IS ROSLYN KIND is a Pop Time CapsuleBWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ROSLYN KIND: GIVE ME YOU/THIS IS ROSLYN KIND is a Pop Time Capsule

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 KIND: GIVE ME YOU/THIS IS ROSLYN KIND, a remastered re-release of two albums, you can find yourself transported back to this bygone era again. (more...)
First Listen: THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera Releases Folk Album TRUE THATFirst Listen: THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera Releases Folk Album TRUE THAT

Michael Cera, star of THIS IS OUR YOUTH on Broadway this fall, released an indie folk album last week on August 8 without much fanfare, but the project, titled "true that", is getting quite a bit of attention despite the actor's under-the-radar sensibilities. (more...)
WICKED's Eden Espinosa Wins 2014 Independent Music Award for 'Stone Cold Sober'WICKED's Eden Espinosa Wins 2014 Independent Music Award for 'Stone Cold Sober'

The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) recently announced the results of The IMA 13 Vox Pop poll. Among the winners, Broadway star and recording artist, Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn) was awarded the Adult Contemporary Song Of The Year for her track 'Stone Cold Sober', written by Ty Taylor, from her debut solo album, Look Around. (more...)
Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His ImpersonationsMargo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: UMe's ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Fights from the HeartBWW CD Reviews: UMe's ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Fights from the Heart

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. Whether you've seen the show or not, UMe's release of ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is sure to pump you up and entertain you. (more...)
Crown to Release New Anniversary Edition of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This FallCrown to Release New Anniversary Edition of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of a cultural landmark, the original Broadway premiere of Fiddler on the Roof, which ran for nearly eight years, setting records with 3,242 performances. Crown now presents a new edition (On Sale: September 14, 2014) of the full text and lyrics that will serve as a collector's item, honoring the brilliant history of Fiddler on the Roof and commemorating its illustrious half-century reign, on Broadway and in the hearts of those who experience it today. (more...)
First Listen! Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'The Guilty Ones' from SPRING AWAKENINGFirst Listen! Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'The Guilty Ones' from SPRING AWAKENING

SMASH, Person of Interest, House of lies, actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self titled debut solo album and a first listen to his newest single, 'The Guilty Ones', from Spring Awakening. (more...)