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Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First NightQuartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-WixsonBWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert SeriesGavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Gavin Creel and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at NOCCAGavin Creel and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at NOCCA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The stars will continue to shine on New Orleans this season. Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" will perform on December 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM.  Creel will perform with Sirius XM Radio host Seth Rudetsky at the piano, prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of "Hello Dolly!"  (more...)

Verve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases: Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists & Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The InstrumentalsVerve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases: Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists & Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Us Hope That 2022 Is As Much Fun As 1922BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Us Hope That 2022 Is As Much Fun As 1922
by Barry Lenny - Oct 17, 2016

Adelaide's Gilbert and Sullivan Society expanded their repertoire some time ago, and they haven't looked back. (more...)

IAB Reveals 'What Works and Why' in Digital Marketing Around the World in 2016 Insights ReportIAB Reveals 'What Works and Why' in Digital Marketing Around the World in 2016 Insights Report
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Foals Kick Off Fall North American Headlining Tour Tonight in SeattleFoals Kick Off Fall North American Headlining Tour Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Foals will kick off their fall headlining tour tonight in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theater. The run will take them across North America, with support on all dates from Bear Hands and Kiev. (more...)

Foals Performance on AT&T Live At The iHeartRadio Theater New York Now AvailableFoals Performance on AT&T Live At The iHeartRadio Theater New York Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Foals' performance and intimate Q&A from their AT&T Live performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City will be available via TV broadcast and video stream on Friday, September 30th at 9:00 PM EST / PST. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This WeekendSHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Two-time Tony Award Nominee and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will make his anticipated Provincetown return with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series this weekend, August 26 & 27, at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This MonthSHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Two-time Tony Award Nominee and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will make his anticipated Provincetown return with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on August 26 & 27 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

Skydiver Luke Aikins to Take Historic Flying Leap from 25,000 Feet - Without a Parachute or Wing Suit - on 'STRIDE GUM PRESENTS HEAVEN SENT' Airing Live Saturday, July Skydiver Luke Aikins to Take Historic Flying Leap from 25,000 Feet - Without a Parachute or Wing Suit - on 'STRIDE GUM PRESENTS HEAVEN SENT' Airing Live Saturday, July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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Foals Announce Fall Headlining Tour Across the U.S.Foals Announce Fall Headlining Tour Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Foals have announced a headlining tour to take place this fall across the United States. The run will kick off on September 23rd in Seattle, WA at the Paramount. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Reagle Music Theatre's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Reagle Music Theatre's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE from tonight, July 7, through July 17, 2016. Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

The Friday 5 (On Thursday): THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE's Samuel & SmithThe Friday 5 (On Thursday): THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE's Samuel & Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2016

Nashville's summer theater season continues its fast clip with tonight's opening of the blockbuster musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. Running through June 25, the tap-happy musical features Keeton favorite Stella London in the title role of Millie Delmount, with Austin Jeffrey Smith and Tyler Samuel playing Jimmy and Miss Dorothy, respectively. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPsElla Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve's 60 th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends the peerless Ella Fitzgerald's Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith's Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Although the calendar tells us we're still in the spring season, things are quickly heating up in Nashville - theatrically speaking - and theater-goers have a plethora of shows coming up from which to choose, including some summer musicals that are sure to set feet a-tapping and a classic drama that's sure to provoke more thought and discussion than perhaps ever before. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the EngemanBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 1, 2016

Closing out a spectacular 9th season at Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre is a first-rate incarnation of the Tony winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Is this show done consistently? Perhaps. But let me tell you everything about this production, running through July 10th, is absolutely top-notch and certainly a must-see for this season. (more...)

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