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VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County PlayhouseAlan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer ProgramsPasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director and Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director Emeritus) rounds up its 2016-2017 Season with three summer programs including HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a critically acclaimed play about the unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, from May 30 - June 25, 2017; SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! The Gospel of Rock. (more...)

Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal CompetitionCan You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: Colbert Digs Up Clip of Richard Gere Starring in GREASEVIDEO: Colbert Digs Up Clip of Richard Gere Starring in GREASE
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2017

During his visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Richard Gere was given a flashback all the way to 1973 when Colbert dug up a clip of 22 year-old Gere starring as the iconic Danny Zuko in the West End production of Grease. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Big Stars Mark This May at Blue Note HawaiiBig Stars Mark This May at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

May has major stars lining up at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicking off with two local favorites DeAndre Brackensick and Robert Cazimero, followed up by seminal reggae artists Black Uhuru, soul songstress Meleana Brown and American Idol star Taylor Hicks. (more...)

Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This MayLambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Take a trip back to the 1950's as the Acting Troupe of Lambert moves and grooves in Grease, the original high-school musical! (more...)

JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk to Headline Green Music Fest 2017JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk to Headline Green Music Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s VibeBWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

Charlie Daniels Band Comes To Casper Next MonthCharlie Daniels Band Comes To Casper Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Charlie Daniels Band is coming to the Casper Events Center on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale beginning at 11:30 am on Friday, April 14th. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & DiningDREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars, Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Next up on the Main Stage at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre, running from April 8 -  May 6, CM Performing Arts Presents the Family Favorite: GREASE! Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The true definition of a musical prodigy, 16-year old Ethan Bortnick discovered he had the uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back verbatim when he first started learning the piano at the tender age of three. Nowadays rubbing shoulders with Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey!  Ethan Bortnick also holds the Guinness World Record for 'The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour'.  His latest tour will make a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Ethan Bortnick performs on Saturday, April 8th at 8 p.m.  (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING to Rock Out at Theatre RoyalALL OR NOTHING to Rock Out at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

ALL OR NOTHING, the new Small Faces musical sensation, is to rock out at Theatre Royal, Glasgow as part of its second major UK tour. (more...)

Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in AprilOld School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING Announces Second Major UK Tour from March 2017ALL OR NOTHING Announces Second Major UK Tour from March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

???????ALL OR NOTHING, the new Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK in 2017 on its second major outing. (more...)

Pegi Young Announces New Album 'Raw', Out TodayPegi Young Announces New Album 'Raw', Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pegi Young is preparing for the launch of her fifth album, aptly titled Raw. The collection will be available February 17th via Baltimore Thrush Records. (more...)

Red Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity ImagesRed Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity Images
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

International Celebrity Images presents the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, 129 East Fremont Street, in Las Vegas, NV  89101. (more...)

Pegi Young Premieres New LP 'Raw' with the LA TimesPegi Young Premieres New LP 'Raw' with the LA Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

On February 17, Pegi Young heads out on her own with a new album Raw, a collection of songs about love, loss and forgiveness. (more...)

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