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CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in JuneCLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats, Friday, June 24 with two-disc physical copies online and in stores Friday, July 1. (more...)

A Cappella and Beatboxing Show GOBSMACKED! Comes to UdderbellyA Cappella and Beatboxing Show GOBSMACKED! Comes to Udderbelly
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

Two girls, five boys, mind-blowing beatboxing, breathtaking harmonies, superlative arrangements, stunning choreography, visual technicolor and one helluva show. GOBSMACKED! is set to blast into London this Summer as the brand new a cappella show takes over The Udderbelly on the Southbank in June and July. (more...)

Brand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport to Play Select American Cities During Summer 2016 TourBrand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport to Play Select American Cities During Summer 2016 Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport will be playing select American dates this summer showcasing brand new music to be released in 2016 and 2017. The band plan to release and EP of new material, entitled TBNHND (Ear Music/Edel) as well as the sequel to The Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. I originally released in 1992. The album featured collaborations with Guru of Gang Starr, Grand Puba, Main Source, and The Pharcyde to name a few and Brand New Heavies will be recording the next volume in New York City next month, announcing collaborators soon. This batch of new music follows 2014's Sweet Freaks.  (more...)

Kirk Franklin Wins Big at Billboard Music Awards - Gospel CategoriesKirk Franklin Wins Big at Billboard Music Awards - Gospel Categories
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Gospel mega-star, Kirk Franklin dominated the gospel categories during the Billboard Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. (more...)

Adele, Drake Among Nominees for the 2016 BET AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Drake Among Nominees for the 2016 BET AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the 2016 'BET Awards,' taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Blumenthal to Host 'Meet the Artists' at Spirit Square Next WeekBlumenthal to Host 'Meet the Artists' at Spirit Square Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts recently honored eight legendary artists from the Carolinas with original art installments at Spirit Square. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 SeasonJudy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film ExpoEd Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career which has spanned decades from his work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to recent Film/TV and Theatre work! This year's Expo set to be held from July 13 - 21, 2016 at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY! (more...)

Dancers Responding to AIDS Benefit FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE Set for Pershing Square Signature Center, 6/13Dancers Responding to AIDS Benefit FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE Set for Pershing Square Signature Center, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE, a dance narrative by Al Blackstone, will take place on June 6th and June 13th at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets now on sale and can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212-279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Tickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale FridayTickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Singer and songwriter Jill Scott - three-time Grammy winner for hits including "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)," performs "Fool's Gold," "A Long Walk," "The Way" and many sensuous R&B favorites. Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

VINYL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVDVINYL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVD
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

VINYL is set to make its Home Entertainment debut on Digital HD on May 23, 2016 and on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD with Digital HD June 7, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Chadwick Boseman Talks 'Captain America'; Playing James Brown & More on KIMMELVIDEO: Chadwick Boseman Talks 'Captain America'; Playing James Brown & More on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, actor Chadwick Boseman shared an exclusive clip from his new film “Captain America: Civil War” and talked about preparing to play James Brown (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 2, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, May 2, 2016! (more...)

Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel & More Coming to McCarter Theatre Center in MayAlan Cumming, Art Garfunkel & More Coming to McCarter Theatre Center in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is pleased to announce an eclectic mix of presented programming in the month of May. In addition to the previously announced concerts by Amos Lee, Dark Star Orchestra, and Todd Rundgren, McCarter Theatre Center will also be hosting performances from Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel, the rescheduled concert by bass-baritone Eric Owens, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. (more...)

Brown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATSBrown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Boyle Heights will be the setting for a pull out all the stops Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2016) celebration on the Eastside of Los Angeles as Brown Fist Productions in association with CASA 0101 Theater present the opening night of EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS, A New Rock 'n' Roll Musical. (more...)

Third Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LPThird Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Today, Third Man Records announces the release of Death From Above 1979's epic live EP. For over 10 years, these international men of mystery, Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger, have dipped their toes into whatever waters they pleased (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and created songs that'll get you off your ass and make you feel things. (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS Will Make You HappyBWW Review: Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS Will Make You Happy
by Misha Davenport - Apr 18, 2016

Porchlight's production of DREAMGIRLS is a theater lover's dream come true. (more...)

BAM to Host 39th Annual DanceAfrica Festival This MayBAM to Host 39th Annual DanceAfrica Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

DanceAfrica, BAM's longest continuing program, enters its 39th year with new Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam leading this traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza, running May 25-30. DanceAfrica 2016-Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures inaugurates Salaam's artistic vision, building on founding Artistic Director Chuck Davis' mission to embrace the contemporary African world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Get ready to step back in time to the exciting and turbulent 1960's with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of DREAMGIRLS playing from now through April 24 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Don't miss the romance, the backstage drama, and the incredible music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phizzical's BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD to Play Belgrade TheatrePhizzical's BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD to Play Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Phizzical Productions in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry present Bring on the Bollywood, a brand new Bollywood musical combining influences from British classical literature and contemporary Bollywood style. (more...)

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