James Brown News

Williams Street Repertory's 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Williams Street Repertory has announced their 2014/15 Season is on sale now. The young theatre company in-residence at Raue Center For The Arts is now in it's fourth year and their season is set to include 6 shows including 3 Chicago premieres. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Producer Matthew Weaver Planning Broadway Stage Adaptation of Variety Show SOUL TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company - has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production. (more...)

Aloe Blacc & More Select Winners of Tribeca Film Festival's First-Ever Music Film Challenge
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced today the winners of the first-ever 'Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge. (more...)

Round Hill Music Signs Bronze Radio Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Round Hill Music is excited to announce that the American indie roots rock band Bronze Radio Return will be joining its roster of talent. (more...)

Country Duo Dan + Shay Debut at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Breakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) impressively debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums Chart (more...)

Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, Jonah Smith and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of events now through April 20, 2014. Check out the full schedule below and you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy! (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Ron Howard & Brian Grazer & Discovery Communications to Fund 'New Form' Digital Studio
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Discovery Communications, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard today announced the formation of New Form, a joint venture (more...)

Fascinating Aida's CHARM OFFENSIVE, MORECAMBE and Gwen Dickey Set for The Marlowe Theatre, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

CLASSIC comedy and songs come to The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Dianne Reeves to Headline 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present the fourth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 20-22, 2014. PJLIF will consist of three days of free jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages throughout downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. PJLIF attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country. The Festival features local, emerging, and national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. (more...)

Susanna, The Losers Lounge, K'Naan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performance lineup, March 31- April 13. Details below! (more...)

PHILADANCO Premieres BLOOD, SWEAT and DANCE, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Spring comes in leaps and bounds with the return of Philly's own modern dance company Philadanco performing Blood, Sweat, and Dance, Thursday -Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, at Perelman Theater. Known for their electrifying dance moves mixing energized modern dance with the elegance of classical ballet, Philadanco's new program highlights include the company premiere of 'Bad Blood,' a rarely performed piece by renowned choreographer Ulysses Dove; juxtaposed with the return of 'Philadelphia Experiment' by Philly-native and world renowned hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris; the late Philadelphia choreographer Gene Hill Sagan's classic, 'Suite en Bleu;' and acclaimed modern dance choreographer Donald Byrd's 'Bamm.' (more...)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month throughout April 2014 with performances by Grammy Award-winning musicians and iconic jazz performers. In addition to the special ticketed performances at Cabaret at Theater Square, the Trust continues its free BNY Mellon | Jazz Presents JazzLive series at Backstage Bar. (more...)

PASSING STRANGE Opens 4/25 at Mixed Blood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of PASSING STRANGE, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

TFF Announces Two New Music Documentaries and Tickets For Opening Night
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the addition of two feature films, both music documentaries, to its special screenings program (more...)

Adanowsky Reveals 80's Inspired Video For “Dancing To The Radio”
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Recording under the stage name Adanowsky, Adan Jodorowsky has taken a sharp left turn away from the lush folk pop of his 2011 U.S. debut Amador, an album that found him collaborating with Devendra Banhart and exploring the deepest romantic desires and heartbreaks of the titular character (the name translates to 'The Lover'). (more...)

Compuware Announces Winners of Mobile App Challenge at Detroit Catholic Central
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

DETROIT, March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, announced the conclusion of the Mobile App Challenge at Detroit Catholic Central High School (CC) in Novi, Michigan. (more...)

Victor Wooten to Perform at Boulder Theater, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Victor Wooten at the Boulder Theater on Friday, May 30th, 2014. Victor Wooten is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Commercial for Broadway's ROCKY
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2014

A brand new commercial for the new Broadway musical ROCKY has premiered which calls the innovative production 'A Theatrical Game Changer'. Get a first look below! (more...)

Full Force Are Back With Love From Our Friends
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Recording group Full Forcepartners with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, tomake their return to the airwaves with the arrival of not one buttwonew singles. The tracks herald the legendary R&B/hip-hop vocal band/production team's upcoming new album,Full Force: With Love FromOurFriends, which is slated for release later this year. (more...)

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