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BWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - May 30, 2016

The fourth time was the charm for Minda Larsen, winner of the 2015 MetroStar Competition: “I have an MFA in opera,” she joked during the debut of her show, My Southern Song, at the Metropolitan Room on May 21, “So it took four tries in six years to win that competition.” The remark is typical of the self-deprecating humor of the versatile singer from Jacksonville, FL, who spent time in Georgia and went to school in South Carolina. Itching all her life to get out of the South, now she longs to get back. Her new show (a four-date run that is her award for winning the MetroStar) captures that longing with love, laughter, and an occasional tear. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Launches 2016 Guitar Festival This AugustAdelaide Festival Centre Launches 2016 Guitar Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This year's Adelaide Guitar Festival epitomises inclusion and access for all lovers of music - taking the beautiful, divergent and diverse sounds of the guitar to the people of South Australia. (more...)

Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film FestivalHon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENThe Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

710 Main Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season710 Main Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

  The 710 Main Theatre presents the 2016 - 17 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season with a diverse mix of programming including collaborations with two  local theatre companies as well as a brand new partnership with the Shaw Festival to present a production at the 710 Main Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: Rocking Out to the Life of Johnny Cash with RING OF FIRE at CCTCBWW Review: Rocking Out to the Life of Johnny Cash with RING OF FIRE at CCTC
by Kristen Morale - May 25, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, has decided to step away traditional staged storytelling and try something different with its newest "jukebox" production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Created by Richard Maltby, Jr and hereby directed and choreographed by Pamela C. Wills, with Nina K. Schuessler serving as Producing Artistic Director, Ring of Fire is a story within and through a performance, and this production has the unique ability to depict the lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter, complete with interchangeable characters and interspersed moments of chronological storytelling, in a way I could image they would have approved of themselves: simple, straightforward and even stark (how fitting that word is) in its presentation but so oddly appropriate for the unadorned but deeply affecting way Cash's music hits you. Those on stage are not "acting" to portray these music legends, but instead almost seem to hand themselves over to the audience's belief that this is not a presentation or something that is purely meant to entertain; they are there to tell a story, and with a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs played in the background, there is something so beautiful in the rawness of this entire production. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at MetropolisMichael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company announced its 2016-17 season today, comprised of six production by award-winning composers and playwrights. (more...)

BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 Comes to Oil Can Harry's in Studio CityBOYS WITH GUITARS 3 Comes to Oil Can Harry's in Studio City
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Gabriel Green (Mr. LA Leather Bear 2014) has announced BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 featuring singer/songwriters SEAN WOLF GALUSZKA, COLIN DEANE, SEAN FITZPATRICK, and jACE at Oil Can Harry's in Studio City for one show only on Wednesday, May 25 at 8pm. BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 will also welcome special guest DON MIKE. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Rock of Ages, the hit show that rocked Broadway, will soon rock the Bangor Opera House, and Penobscot Theatre Company is eager to get the community in on the act. The nonprofit has planned a Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser for opening night, June 11, and two winners will walk away with walk-on roles at selected performances later in the run. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Songwriter Guy ClarkRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Songwriter Guy Clark
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Has a Whole Lotta Music Going at Dutch AppleBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Has a Whole Lotta Music Going at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - May 17, 2016

Rockabilly, country, and blues fans, rejoice. Elvis fans, look sharp. The greatest recording event in history is happening at Dutch Apple through June 19, and you can be there. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson Confirms Extensive North American TourSturgill Simpson Confirms Extensive North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, Denver's Paramount Theatre (two nights), Seattle's Paramount Theatre and L.A.'s The Wiltern (two nights). (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

New Adaptation of GHOST, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET & More Set for Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 24th SeasonNew Adaptation of GHOST, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET & More Set for Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced an exciting lineup of plays for the Company's 24th season of professional theatre in North Fulton County. Following an extraordinarily successful record-breaking year, the bar has been set high for GET as programming continues to grow and expand. The 2016-2017 season will take a journey through love, death, time, foreign lands, freedom fights, and even back to 1956 Memphis, Tennessee. With musicals, comedy, drama, and a world premiere, GET will once again offer an entertaining, enlightening, and illuminating variety of theatre for our patrons throughout north Georgia and beyond. In addition to the mainstage subscription series, GET will produce a four-play Theatre for Young Audiences series, and a four concert Big Band series. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Comes 'Home'BWW Review: Playhouse's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Comes 'Home'
by Joseph Baker - May 9, 2016

When Director and Co-Choreographer Jordan Nichols first saw and enjoyed MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, he knew that he just had to stage a production in the city itself; as polished and entertaining as it was, it needed just a little something . . . 'an infusion of Memphis grit.' In Playhouse on the Square's powerful, pulsating production of the musical, he has achieved just that. Memphians are very proud and protective of their musical heritage, and though originators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan have not attempted to portray real persons and events, their knowledge of the early 'rock and roll' era and its personalities has resulted in a satisfying approximation. Having few musical gifts outside a kazoo, I could nonetheless play 'Six Degrees of Elvis Presley' with some confidence: My third cousin was Bill Black, bassist for Elvis Presley in those early days; and my first cousin's brother-in-law was cult rockabilly musician Charlie Feathers ('Tongue-tied Jill'). I remember enjoying disc jockey Dewey Phillips (on whom MEMPHIS protagonist 'Huey Calhoun' is based) and his outsized personality, and anyone with any knowledge of Sun Studios and the early careers of Jerry Lee Lewis (who shocked an older generation with his marriage to a younger cousin), Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley know that these artists came from humble ('cracker,' in the play) beginnings. These icons always acknowledged their debt to black gospel and blues musicians. All of that, together with racism and interracial relationships, surfaces in MEMPHIS. (more...)

Cast Announced for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at King's Theatre GlasgowCast Announced for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright & Iris DeMent to Perform at the Boulder TheaterLoudon Wainwright & Iris DeMent to Perform at the Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Loudon Wainwright and Iris Dement will perform at the Boulder Theater on August 6th, 2016.  (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz's GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS - LIVE AT 54 BELOW Recording to be Released This FallNorbert Leo Butz's GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS - LIVE AT 54 BELOW Recording to be Released This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Broadway Records has announced that they will release Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls - Live at 54 BELOW digitally and in stores on September 9, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com (more...)

Jason Donovan Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET UK TourJason Donovan Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

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