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ON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation SystemON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation System
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Tony nominated musical On The Town announced today a brand new online reservation system, allowing for an online seat reservation prior to a ticket purchase. Beginning Friday, May 22, ticket-buyers can go to OnTheTownBroadway.com and reserve their tickets, at no charge, for an upcoming performance. Once the reservation is complete, the tickets can be paid for at the Lyric Theatre Box Office (213 West 42nd Street) up until one hour prior to curtain. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 1 - June 7, featuring Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in IndianapolisAlan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alan Cumming headlines The Cabaret's 2015 Summer/Fall Season with his one-man show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. The Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty and comical evening of song on September 12th and 13th.   (more...)

BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Queen Latifah is Bessie Smith! (more...)

Esperanza Spalding, Rick Steves & More Added to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts' 2015-16 LineupEsperanza Spalding, Rick Steves & More Added to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts' 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced 21 new shows for 2015-2016, featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has, for over three decades, presented a popular and diverse range of outstanding performances for fans of all ages and varied interests. Tickets will be available to members of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts beginning on Tuesday, May 19 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 5 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

24@54 Set for 54 Below, 5/2524@54 Set for 54 Below, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "24@54' on May 25 at 9:30pm. Hosted by Obie award winning writer-composer Polly Pen (Bed and Sofa, Arlington) it will feature original songs from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's cycle 24. Proceeds for the concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Organizer Marella Martin says, "This concert represents our public entry into the musical theatre community. We are so happy that the proceeds will go to benefit that community through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" (more...)

2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set for 5/30 on HBO2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set for 5/30 on HBO
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Joan Jett, Green Day, Bill Withers and Ringo Starr are among the performer inductees when the exclusive HBO special 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY debuts SATURDAY, MAY 30 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). This year's ceremony featured an exciting array of guests, including Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, Zac Brown, Tom Morello, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Karen O, Nick Zinner, Beck, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. & Cat Stephani Coming to 54 Below, 6/11Billy Lewis Jr. & Cat Stephani Coming to 54 Below, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Singer/songwriter/actor Billy Lewis Jr. has recently returned from filming the entire sixth and final season of Glee, and is ready to celebrate being back in NYC with his first live performance of 2015. (more...)

THE MARVEL EXPERIENCE Announces New Dates for 2015 Summer TourTHE MARVEL EXPERIENCE Announces New Dates for 2015 Summer Tour
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

Hero Ventures has announced that The Marvel Experience: The World's First Hyper-Reality Tour will bring its unique brand of immersive fun and excitement to four of the top markets in North America with its newly announced Summer tour. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TOWN Will Launch National Tour Next Year; Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck to Star!Broadway's ON THE TOWN Will Launch National Tour Next Year; Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck to Star!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Tony Yazbeck, nominated for a 2015 Tony Award for his leading role in the musical-comedy love letter to New York City ON THE TOWN, will reprise the role of 'Gabey' in select cities on the 2016-2017 national tour.  ON THE TOWN is nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical (Tony Yazbeck), Best Choreography (Joshua Bergasse), and Best Direction of a Musical (John Rando). (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the RoadMOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

= Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 8, 2015. (more...)

Janis Joplin Tribute to Play Bangor Opera House, 6/4-7Janis Joplin Tribute to Play Bangor Opera House, 6/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Penobscot Theatre Company has announced to the general public what subscribers have known for a while: Janis Joplin is returning to rock the Bangor Opera House through a special tribute show capping the theatre's 41st season. A Piece of Her Heart: A Tribute to Janis Joplin will run for four performances only, June 4-7. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Wins 2015 Regional Theatre Tony AwardCleveland Play House Wins 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipient for the Regional Theatre Tony Award is Cleveland Play House in Cleveland, OH. (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr., Emily Padgett and Adam Kantor Join G'DAY BROADWAY' at the Met Room, 4/29Billy Lewis Jr., Emily Padgett and Adam Kantor Join G'DAY BROADWAY' at the Met Room, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Glee star Billy Lewis Jr., Adam Kantor (Rent, The Last 5 Years), Emily Padgett (Side Show, pictured), Amma Osei (Rock of Ages), Ryann Redmond (Bring it On, If/Then), Heather Brorsen (Avenue Q) and Ashley Loren (Jekyll & Hyde) will join G'Day Broadway! The Music of Matthew Lee Robinson at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) on Wednesday April 29th at 7pm. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

HBO to Debut BESSIE, Starring Queen Latifah, 5/16HBO to Debut BESSIE, Starring Queen Latifah, 5/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

?Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”) from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

Exclusive: 13th Street Theater to Celebrate Bessie Smith This WeekendExclusive: 13th Street Theater to Celebrate Bessie Smith This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will honor the woman widely considered to be the world's greatest blues singer by making Sunday, April 19th, 'Bessie Smith Day.' The theater will be offering free admission to its new hit show, 'Mad About the Boy' (which includes a tribute to Smith) to anyone who can sing a chorus of a song recorded by Smith. ASCAP award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa, who's created and produced 'Mad About the Boy,' will also award prizes to those who do the best job of singing Smith's songs. Deffaa--who profiled Smith in the book 'Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance' (Sourcebooks, Inc.) and has lectured on her (most recently at the University of Idaho)--will be the judge, assisted by members of his theater company. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies to Reprise Tony-Nominated Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhouseMary Bridget Davies to Reprise Tony-Nominated Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the return engagement of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN with Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. The acclaimed musical will perform July 21 - August 16, 2015 with the official press night on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Tickets for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN are now on sale to the public. (more...)

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway & Emily Blunt Duke It Out in Epic LIP SYNC BATTLE!VIDEO: Anne Hathaway & Emily Blunt Duke It Out in Epic LIP SYNC BATTLE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) went head to head on last night's LIP SYNC BATTLE on Spike TV. (more...)

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