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BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy KuhnBWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway came to Natick last night as the Jewish Arts Collaborative presented SETH RUDETSKY & JUDY KUHN: A BROADWAY CABARET AND CONVERSATION at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). As promised by JCA Artistic Director Joey Baron in his introduction, the evening was fun (with a capital "F") as these two veterans of the Great White Way regaled the sold-out house with backstage stories, Rudetsky's masterful musicianship, and Kuhn's gorgeous vocalizing from her considerable musical theatre canon. (more...)

Rachel Bloom, Megan Hilty and Chita Rivera to Appear in L.A. Edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICARachel Bloom, Megan Hilty and Chita Rivera to Appear in L.A. Edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the May CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, featuring Chita Rivera (The Visit), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), recording artist Helen Reddy, Megan Hilty (Smash), Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Live!) and more. (more...)

Scoop: SHOTS FIRED  on FOX - Wednesday, April 19, 2017Scoop: SHOTS FIRED on FOX - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
by - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHOTS FIRED , airing on FOX on Wednesday, April 19, 2017! (more...)

Chita Rivera and More Will Sing Out in CONCERT FOR AMERICA This Month at Town HallChita Rivera and More Will Sing Out in CONCERT FOR AMERICA This Month at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, announced today additional guests for the upcoming concert on Tuesday, April 18 at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). Chita Rivera, Adrienne Warren, Caroline Rhea, Sonia Manzano and Kaytie O'Hara will join previously announced performers for the event. (more...)

BWW Review: Concert For America Brings All the Stars to Chicago!BWW Review: Concert For America Brings All the Stars to Chicago!
by Katherine Damisch - Apr 6, 2017

Concert for America is a humanitarian effort by the Broadway community that woke up in early November, as we all did, to the realities of President Trump. The initiative seeks to raise money for organizations that have always been important for social justice, but will prove ever more vital in the current administration. These include such causes as the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Sierra Club, NCADV, and National Immigration Law Center. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky Team for BC/EFA Benefit DECONSTRUCTING PATTIPatti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky Team for BC/EFA Benefit DECONSTRUCTING PATTI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with the ultimate authority on all such things for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment at Deconstructing Patti, AnEvening of Broadway Songs and Stories with Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Barry Manilow Joins Next Month's 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' at The Town HallBarry Manilow Joins Next Month's 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! announced today that music icon Barry Manilow will be kicking off the fourth edition of the benefit concert series, which will take place on Tuesday April 18th at 8pm at The Town Hall in NYC (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out This Month; Pre-Order for Kristin Chenoweth Track!SPEECH & DEBATE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out This Month; Pre-Order for Kristin Chenoweth Track!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sycamore Pictures has just announced the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for SPEECH & DEBATE will be released by Broadway Records. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen, and LaChanze Lead April CONCERT FOR AMERICAVanessa Williams, Andy Cohen, and LaChanze Lead April CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the April CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, featuring Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Oskar Eustis, Lisa Lampanelli, LaChanze, Andy Cohen and more. The fourth edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in ChicagoPhoto Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in JuneANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Pressing Matters will begin performances on Saturday, April 15 and celebrate its opening night on Thursday, April 20 running through May 20, 2017 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Colin Donnell, Alex Newell, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Chicago Next WeekColin Donnell, Alex Newell, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!  is proud to announce that Torrey Devitto (Chicago Med), Colin Donnell (Chicago Med), Yuri Sardarov (Chicago Fire), Alex Newell (Glee), Christine Pedi (Spamilton, Forbidden Broadway), and Chicago Children's Choir will join the previously announced cast of performers and presenters. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sirius XM's Seth Rudetsky Talks Concert for AmericaBWW Interview: Sirius XM's Seth Rudetsky Talks Concert for America
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 13, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the March CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Featuring Chita Rivera, Melissa Manchester, Alice Ripley, Ana Gasteyer, the Chicago cast of Hamilton, Sharon Gless, Lynne Jordan, Marya Grandy and Emily Bear, the third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago (50 E Congress Parkway).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyce Celebrates New Album HERO at The Cutting RoomPhoto Flash: Tyce Celebrates New Album HERO at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Every so often a new artist comes along with a debut album that not only raises eyebrows, but curiosity in that the songs are so perfectly matched with the talent. In Tyce's case, with the release of his debut Broadway Records album, HERO (March 10), his voice is perfectly in sync with the celebratory music and lyrics of noted-Meat Loaf-collaborator Jim Steinman. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below cast of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING IN CONCERT To Appear on Sirius XM's SETH SPEAKSFeinstein's/54 Below cast of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING IN CONCERT To Appear on Sirius XM's SETH SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast of Feinstein's/54 Below concert version of the new musical parody Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating will be interviewed by acclaimed Radio Host/Author/Producer Seth Rudetsky on "Seth Speaks" on the Sirus XM Radio. (more...)

CONCERT FOR AMERICA Releases Powerhouse Performance from Keala Settle, Full Rebroadcast TonightCONCERT FOR AMERICA Releases Powerhouse Performance from Keala Settle, Full Rebroadcast Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Saturday, February 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall in New York City (123 West 43rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue). Prior to tonight's final rebroadcast, CONCERT FOR AMERICA released a video of WAITRESS's Keala Settle singing a stunning rendition of 'The Impossible Dream.' Check out the video below! (more...)

Deborah Cox Records THE BODYGUARD Hits for I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Album, Out This MonthDeborah Cox Records THE BODYGUARD Hits for I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Album, Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway Records and Deco Recording Group have announced that Deborah Cox: I Will Always Love You will be released digitally and in stores on March 31, 2017. (more...)

HAMILTON's Chicago Cast, Chita Rivera and More to Headline CONCERT FOR AMERICA in the Windy CityHAMILTON's Chicago Cast, Chita Rivera and More to Headline CONCERT FOR AMERICA in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the March CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Featuring Chita Rivera, Melissa Manchester, Alice Ripley, Ana Gasteyer, the Chicago cast of Hamilton, Sharon Gless, Lynne Jordan, Marya Grandy and Emily Bear, the third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago (50 E Congress Parkway). (more...)

Tyce Sings Jim Steinman Tunes in New Album HERO, Out Next MonthTyce Sings Jim Steinman Tunes in New Album HERO, Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Every so often a new artist comes along with a debut album that not only raises eyebrows, but curiosity in that the songs are so perfectly matched with the talent. In Tyce's case, with the release of his debut Broadway Records album, HERO (March 10), his voice is perfectly in sync with the celebratory music and lyrics of noted-Meat Loaf-collaborator Jim Steinman. (more...)

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