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BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAYVIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

A.J. Shively, currently starring in the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, honored Craig and Karen Munk with his performance of “Your Passion.' (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell introduced the cast of their new musical BRIGHT STAR, who gave a live performance of a number from the show, 'Whoa Mama,' led by Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Comedy icon Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have recorded two albums together and won a Grammy for their American roots music. Now they team up on the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)

DVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR to Perform on NBC's 'Today'DVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

NBC has announced that BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will stop by the TODAY show to talk about their new Broadway musical. Later in the show, the cast of BRIGHT STAR will perform. (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording StudioSteve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Just announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR Cast Performs 'Sun's Gonna Shine'; Steve Martin Performs Mini-Musical of His Own!VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR Cast Performs 'Sun's Gonna Shine'; Steve Martin Performs Mini-Musical of His Own!
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, the cast of the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR performed 'Sun's Gonna Shine,' led by Carmen Cusack, who makes her Broadway debut in the show. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Join Jimmy Fallon Tonight; Carmen Cusack to Perform!BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Join Jimmy Fallon Tonight; Carmen Cusack to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will make its national television debut tonight on NBC'S "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."  The appearance will include interviews with Martin and Brickell, as well as a cast performance of the number "Sun's Gonna Shine," which Variety called, "A gorgeous anthem to optimism," led by Carmen Cusack.  (Ms. Cusack's starring role in Bright Star marks her Broadway debut.)  "The Tonight Show" airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. (10:35 p.m. Central).  (more...)

Cort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now OpenCort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The box office officially opened today for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Previews begin at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Tickets are available by visiting the Cort Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8:30pm; online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2. For more info, visit www.BrightStarMusical.com (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, now through February 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents Hairspray - The Broadway Musical, January 20-February 21, 2016. Check out a first look at the characters below! (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

THE FLICK Enters Final Weeks Off-BroadwayTHE FLICK Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The critically-acclaimed, smash hit production of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning drama, The Flick, which has been playing to packed houses since opening in May at the Barrow Street Theatre, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director John Johnston Talks Classical Theatre Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Interview: Artistic Director John Johnston Talks Classical Theatre Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Katricia Lang - Dec 2, 2015

Classical Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director John Johnston and Resident Company Artist Matthew Keenan have adapted the A CHRISTMAS CAROL, producing a much lauded production last season. Like Frosty the Snowman, the CTC adaption of the holiday favorite has returned for the winter. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015. (more...)

Hopkinson Smith to Perform Concert of Elizabethan Repertoire, 12/10Hopkinson Smith to Perform Concert of Elizabethan Repertoire, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

John Dowland, though also a sprightly and humorous composer, is most famous for the darker side of his character and the pervading melancholy that nourished his unquiet soul. But he was in no way the inventor of highly charged melodic poignancy in solo lute music. Two important composers of the generation of English lutenists that preceded him clearly show signs of great invention including moments of tormented yearnings which led to music of extraordinary depth. John Johnson (died in 1594) and Anthony Holborne (died in 1602) were the most prominent lutenists to remain in England during the Elizabethan period (Dowland spent many years on the Continent). Their œuvre contains rhapsodic Pavans of lyrical intensity and richness of harmony, spirited Galliards, striking character pieces and elaborate variations. They were both virtuosos if the highest calibre as the daring of their diminution techniques attests. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Announces December & January ConcertsThe Royal Conservatory Announces December & January Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

If you are already dreading the hustle of the upcoming holidays, The Royal Conservatory of Music is the perfect place to relax and gather strength for the holidays as well as to de-stress in the New Year. There is variety of concerts to choose from in December and January, either for yourself or to give as presents: Tallis Scholars offer a concert of Christmas music; birthdays of Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, and Yehudi Menuhin are celebrated; and one can bring their entire family to the first performance of the Family Concerts series, Routes of Andalucia. (more...)

Mary Jo McConnell to Make NYC Cabaret DebutMary Jo McConnell to Make NYC Cabaret Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Mary Jo McConnell makes her NYC cabaret debut while celebrating a very special birthday in Captain MJ's Fantastic Journey: A Memoir With Song. (more...)

Photo Flash: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER National Tour Kicks Off in Chicago!Photo Flash: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER National Tour Kicks Off in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The First National Tour of the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,opened at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. An opening night party followed the performance at The Driehaus Museum. Check out photos below! (more...)

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