Frank Zappa News

Award Winning JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Denny Randell and Partner Biddy Schippers Casting New Theatrical Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The new theatrical musical " Posthumously Yours," with words, music and original story and dialogue by hit songwriters Denny Randell and his partner and collaborator Biddy Schippers, brings to life in the words of the writers, "The magic of renewed stardom through death". (more...)

Wicked Lit Presents THE DOLL , 7/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the cast for the World Premiere Wicked Lit installation of Algernon Blackwood's THE DOLL, adapted by Rack and directed by Millet (July 11-26, 2014; Fridays-Sundays, 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.): Asia Aragon (Unbound Productions debut), Jennifer Novak Chun (The Lurking Fear, The Masque of the Red Death Experience, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Wicked Lit2013), Amelia Meyers (Unbound Productions debut), Tanya Mironowski (The Unnamable, Wicked Lit 2010, 2011), and Andrew Thatcher (Wake Not the Dead, Wicked Lit 2012). The play will be performed as a full production in and around Strub Mansion (a 100-year-old Italianate Beaux Arts home) on the campus of the historic Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus in Pasadena. (more...)

Guitarist Eyal Maoz Set for Weeklong Residency at The Stone, 7/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

John Zorn's renowned THE STONE presents a weeklong residency performed and curated by mesmerizing guitarist and composer Eyal Maoz. A mainstay of the NYC downtown music scene, Maoz is notoriously known as the bad (and crazy) boy of the progressive jazz guitar world. For six nights, he brings his new works evoking both cutting edge rock-jazz-Jewish extravaganza noise and chamber grace. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
by - May 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 3, 2014! (more...)

Hal Leonard Releases Vocal Selections for ROCKY, BEAUTIFUL, ALADDIN & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Hal Leonard will release vocal selections for a series of shows from this Broadway season in the coming months, including: Rocky (available now), Beautiful (June 1,2014), A Night with Janis Joplin (June 1, 2014), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (June 6, 2014), Big Fish (July 1, 2014), and Aladdin (August 1, 2014). (more...)

Unbound Productions Stages World Premiere Readings of MYSTERY LIT and THE DOLL, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Unbound Productions, Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details about their World Premiere staged reading of MYSTERY LIT, adapted by Josephson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (May 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.) and the World Premiere production of Algernon Blackwood's THE DOLL, adapted by Rack and directed by Millet (July 11-26, 2014; Fridays-Sundays, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Unbound Productions to Stage World Premiere Readings of MYSTERY LIT and THE DOLL, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Unbound Productions, Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details about their World Premiere staged reading of MYSTERY LIT, adapted by Josephson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (May 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.) and the World Premiere production of Algernon Blackwood's THE DOLL, adapted by Rack and directed by Millet (July 11-26, 2014; Fridays-Sundays, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.). (more...)

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S Harpo's Detroit 1980 Concert Recording to Be Released
by Danielle DeSisto - May 09, 2014

Much to the excitement of Captain Beefheart fans worldwide, on April 28th Gonzo Multimedia will be releasing on CD a rare live recording of the Captain in concert at Harpo's in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 11, 1980! (more...)

Acme Theatre Presents SCI-FEST, Hollywood's First Annual Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

SCI-FEST, the 1st Annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival premieres at The ACME Theatre (135 N. La Brea Avenue) featuring two different, riveting evenings ('A' and 'B' rotating weekly) of new and classic sci fi works. Evening 'A' premieres tonight, May 6. Evening 'B' premieres Tuesday, May 13. Performances will run Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Julian Fleisher, Russell Taylor and More to Headline Joe's Pub, 5/7-18
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced an exciting lineup of performances for May 7-18. From Everything's Coming Up BroadwayWorld.com - A Jules Styne Tribute, to Julian Fleisher, to Natalie Imani, there is sure to be something for everyone. Check up the full lineup below! (more...)

Erik Scott Set to Release Second World Music Album 'And The Earth Bleeds'
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, bassist/composer Erik Scott will be releasing his sophomore CD 'And The Earth Bleeds' on May 8, 2014. (more...)

Erin Markey, Reverend Billy, Mara Wilson, Villalobos Bros and More to Play Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, April 30 - May 11, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Video Games Live & More Included in RPO's Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2014-15 Philharmonics and Pops concerts in February, but today reveals the remainder of its 92nd season, presented by Dawn & Jacques Lipson. Subscriptions to OrKIDStra and Sunday Matinees are available today to new and renewing subscribers, and tickets for Specials are now available as add-ons to all 14/15 subscribers. Single tickets for all 14/15 concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1, 2014. (more...)

UMe Announces Exclusive Record Store Day Releases from Nirvana, Soundgarden & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is pleased to announce exclusive releases for Record Store Day from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Blue Note Records, Frank Zappa, Rick James and Public Enemy. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lena Hall Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Plus KINKY BOOTS, CATS, Upcoming The Deafening Gigs & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 14, 2014

Today we are talking to a Broadway leading lady making a major mark in the gender-bending role of Yitzhak in the new Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's masterful rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, the affable and idiosyncratically alluring Lena Hall. Discussing sharing the stage with NPH in the raucous and wild rock showpiece, Hall offers a vivid view of her participation in the Broadway iteration of the cult hit - ranging from polishing her vocals for a cover of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" to donning a prosthetic penis and much more. Additionally, Hall opens up about the larger themes of the prescient and timely musical, as well as shares her affection for the rock, pop and punk sound the score so evocatively emulates and recreates. On that note, Hall also sheds some light on her other ongoing endeavor, as lead singer of the band The Deafening, and shares some of her favorite songs to sing at gigs around town - including an upcoming show at Arlene's Grocery later this week. As if that were not enough, Hall also looks back on some of her most fondly remembered roles to date, reflecting on her time spent in the corps of CATS and the lace-ups of KINKY BOOTS through to a new jukebox musical project featuring the music of iconic rock songwriter Holly Knight. All of that, throwback tales involving NPH and much, much more in this wide-ranging conversation with one of the most uniquely compelling Broadway stars of the new season. (more...)

Acme Theatre to Present SCI-FEST, Hollywood's First Annual Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, 5/6-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

SCI-FEST, the 1st Annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival premieres at The ACME Theatre (135 N. La Brea Avenue) featuring two different, riveting evenings ('A' and 'B' rotating weekly) of new and classic sci fi works. Evening 'A' premieres Tuesday, May 6. Evening 'B' premieres Tuesday, May 13. Performances will run Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Daisy Eagan, Jake Broder, French Stewart, Rena Strober & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STONEFACE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse, announced today the full cast of Vanessa Claire Stewart's STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season. STONEFACE is performed June 3 to 29, 2014; the press opening is Sunday, June 8. (more...)

PRISM Quartet Announces Release of PEOPLE'S EMERGENCY CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

In tandem with the recently announced Heritage/Evolution, PRISM Quartet announces the release of their new 2-disc recording People's Emergency Center, Music for Saxophones by Matthew Levy. Street Date: May 27, 2014 on Innova Recordings. The album features seven distinctive jazz voices as guest artists: Tim Ries, soprano saxophone, Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone, Jason Moran, piano, Ben Monder, guitar, Jay Anderson, bass, Bill Stewart, drums, and François Zayas, percussion. (more...)

Dewa Budjana Releases 'Surya Namaskar' featuring Jimmy Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Dewa Budjana, Indonesian iconic guitar legend of Balinese ethnic heritage, is releasing his 3rd album (his 7th solo effort on his parallel jazz-fusion career) on MoonJune Records; the New York City independent label of progressive music that explores boundaries of jazz, rock, avant-garde, ethno & the unknown, run by its cosmopolitan honcho and executive producer Leonardo Pavkovic. (more...)

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