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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/30/2016. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre CompanyMatt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Keith Lockhart to Conduct Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at The Performing Arts Center 5/1Keith Lockhart to Conduct Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at The Performing Arts Center 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Affectionately known as 'America's Orchestra,' The Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. Their spring season begins in Boston on May 6, but they will be presenting a very special afternoon concert locally, at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (SUNY), on Sunday, May 1, at 3pm. (more...)

Tickets to Linda Eder, George Lopez & More at bergenPAC on Sale 4/15Tickets to Linda Eder, George Lopez & More at bergenPAC on Sale 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

 New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: George Lopez-Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8PM; Colvin & Earle-Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8PM; Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams-Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8PM; and Linda Eder-Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Slated for Van Wezel's 2016-17 Broadway Season; Classical & Dance Series Also SetKINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Slated for Van Wezel's 2016-17 Broadway Season; Classical & Dance Series Also Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

As one season draws to an end, another phenomenal one must begin! The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is elated to announce its 2016-2017 Broadway, Dance and Classical series.  (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Michelle Dowdy, Chris Dilley & Jonathan Reid Gealt to Judge First Round of RISING STAR $1000 Singing CompetitionMichelle Dowdy, Chris Dilley & Jonathan Reid Gealt to Judge First Round of RISING STAR $1000 Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

This Sunday, RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadways Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cast prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to it's cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 SeasonSutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

We have a feeling Broadway fans are going to love the 2016 Boston Pops season, running May 6-June 18, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Featuring classic Boston Pops programming, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and a Gospel Night spectacular, along with an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, new programs that spotlight the best of the worlds of dance and puppetry, and the return of last year's audience favorite -- Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes -- the lineup features a slew of Broadway talent, including Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, and Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Brevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary EventsBrevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This summer, over a ten-week period spanning June to August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) celebrates a historic 80th Anniversary with over eighty performances in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. BMC's 2016 Summer Music Festival features a number of firsts—the operatic world-premiere of Falling Angel, an inaugural Jazz Institute, and a Dvo?ák in America Festival—in addition to an array of world-class artists including Grammy-winning banjo legend Béla Fleck, acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and esteemed BMC alumni. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonUtah Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Music Director Thierry Fischer and Interim President and CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced the Utah Symphony's 2016-17 masterworks season programs and events for its 76th season. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert HallBrian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (December 15, 2015) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera perform a program of music inspired by American jazz of the 1920s on Sunday, January 24, with pianist Charlie Albright joining the Orchestra for the original jazz band version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. A suite of songs from Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, Bernstein's little-heard Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, Stravinsky's Scherzo à la russe, and Milhaud's Le création du monde complete the “American Roots” program. The concert is at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with a free pre-concert talk with Cabrera beginning at 3 pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Previous Olivier Award winners Michael Ball, Katie Brayben, John Dagleish, Elaine Paige and Clive Rowe are the latest performers to join the star-studded cast in The Oliviers In Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2015

Songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt just released his third studio album, 'Whatever I Want It To Be'- a fun and eclectic album of songs with influences ranging from jazz to big band, soul to pop, rock and roll to singer/songwriter, Motown and beyond. The album is currently available on iTunes and we've got an exclusive track. Below, check out 'Mean to You', featuring SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman! (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Talks Christmas at the Boston PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Talks Christmas at the Boston Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Dec 2, 2015

At this time of the year children all over the world are in a state of excitement. Of course they're all eager for Santa to visit leaving them toys and other gifts, but there are the lights, the animated store windows, the promise of ice skating and the wonderful sounds of Christmas carols in the air. It all puts the wonder in the eyes of the younger ones. (more...)

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Bring Holiday Tour to PPAC, 12/6Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Bring Holiday Tour to PPAC, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of their 2015 Holiday Pops Tour on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:30P. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is conducted by Keith Lockhart.  (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Perform Songs from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS at Barnes & Noble, 12/1Ann Hampton Callaway to Perform Songs from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS at Barnes & Noble, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On December 1st at 7 pm at at Barnes & Noble located at 150 East 86th Street, Ann Hampton Callaway will perform selections from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS, a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by the multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, with lyrics by two-time Emmy Award winner William Schermerhorn. Schermerhorn will join Callaway in the discussion, with Alex Rybeck on piano. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Perform at City Winery, 10/25Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Perform at City Winery, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Following the success of its first series at City Winery in the 2014-15 season, cp2 (Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players) returns to the venue for a fall series pairing unique mixed instrumental groups with vocalists. Three one-hour programs at noon on October 25, November 22, and December 20 each feature a different singer showcasing styles including classical, soul, and jazz. Brunch will be available for purchase before and during the performances, and patrons are encouraged to dress casually. (more...)

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