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HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Today, Des Moines Performing Arts, Central Iowa's leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2017-2018 Season.  This announcement includes dates for Des Moines' premiere engagement of HAMILTON, which will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage during Independence Day 2018.  Adding to the excitement, DMPA announces that the traditional five-show Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket package will increase by one additional show.  (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz ConcertsMinnesota Orchestra Announces Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the 2017-18 seasons of its Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday Concerts and Jazz in the Target Atrium series. Live at Orchestra Hall, a series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, world music and other genres, is led by Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks. She conducts many of the series' concerts, including those with Rufus Wainwright and Cloud Cult, return performances with Pink Martini and Ben Folds, and screenings of four major feature films, with scores performed live. The Holiday season includes December concerts that range from a newly created Minnesota Orchestra Holiday Show, led by Hicks, directed by Peter Rothstein and featuring new work by storyteller-playwright Kevin Kling; to the return of Merry and Bright: A Big Brassy Christmas with Charles Lazarus; to the Orchestra's first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Bach's glorious Christmas Oratorio, led by beloved German conductor Helmuth Rilling. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer SeasonRavina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day WeekendNJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works along with Alvin Ailey's classic Revelations at NJPAC May 12-14. Tickets start at $25 for each performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTONBWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON
by Misha Davenport - Mar 14, 2017

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON (more...)

San Diego Symphony Announces 2017 Bayside Summer Nights Lineup - Leslie Odom Jr., HARRY POTTER, LA LA LAND and More!San Diego Symphony Announces 2017 Bayside Summer Nights Lineup - Leslie Odom Jr., HARRY POTTER, LA LA LAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The San Diego Symphony has announced an impressive lineup of artists for its 2017 Bayside Summer Nights including legendary crooner Tony Bennett; star of Hamilton and Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr.; internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes; country songstress Wynonna Judd; Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo; and films accompanied by live orchestra, Academy Award®-winning La La Land, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets and E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial. San Diego Symphony's popular and highly successful summer series trulyhas something for everyone! (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Bennett Among San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights 2017 LineupLeslie Odom Jr, Tony Bennett Among San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The San Diego Symphony's long-running summer concert series located on the Embarcadero Marina Park South provides audiences with an unparalleled experience of live concert music in one of the most beautiful settings in America. (more...)

First Listen: Billy Porter Duets with India.Arie on New Richard Rodgers AlbumFirst Listen: Billy Porter Duets with India.Arie on New Richard Rodgers Album
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

Billy Porter has released the track 'Carefully Taught' off of his album Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers. This song is a duet between Porter and India.Arie. Listen to the full track below. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin AileyVIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin Ailey
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

Veteran Company member Hope Boykin has been inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create this large ensemble work that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson (from Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings recorded by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (from Hamilton). (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS AlbumBilly Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast Take London by StormPhoto Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast Take London by Storm
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The cast and filmmakers from Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken, continued their way through Europe (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban StagesCast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM & More Will Play The Hollywood Bowl This SummerMAMMA MIA!, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM & More Will Play The Hollywood Bowl This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has just announced the 2017 Hollywood Bowl summer season. Highlights include a Kathleen Marshall helmed Mamma Mia! (July 28-30) and Sondheim on Sondheim (July 23). Casts have not yet been announced. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And MoreUtah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on July 1, 2017 and runs through August 5, 2017. (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban StagesBen Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. Concert Postponed at The Kennedy CenterLeslie Odom Jr. Concert Postponed at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announced the postponement of Leslie Odom Jr.'s concert as part of the Renee Fleming VOICES series, which was to be presented on Friday, March 11, 2017 in the Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Wayne Brady on His New HAMILTON Role: 'I Auditioned Like Anyone Else'Wayne Brady on His New HAMILTON Role: 'I Auditioned Like Anyone Else'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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VIDEO: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady Jokes to Family & Friends: 'I Don't Get No Damn Comps'VIDEO: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady Jokes to Family & Friends: 'I Don't Get No Damn Comps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Wayne Brady wants to make one thing perfectly clear regarding his upcoming role in Chicago's HAMILTON! (more...)

Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers. (more...)

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