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BWW Review: Garden Theatre's Exceptional BONNIE & CLYDE Cast Makes the Most of Mediocre MaterialBWW Review: Garden Theatre's Exceptional BONNIE & CLYDE Cast Makes the Most of Mediocre Material
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 16, 2016

There is much to love about the Garden Theatre's production of Frank Wildhorn's musical BONNIE & CLYDE; the cast is breathtakingly talented, the set, lighting, and costume designs are gorgeous, and the live (unseen) band is pitch perfect. Unfortunately, there is one major thing not to love about Frank Wildhorn's musical BONNIE & CLYDE, and that is Frank Wildhorn's musical BONNIE & CLYDE. (more...)

Stanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This SpringStanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with GRAMMY-winning singer Patti Labelle Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:00 PM at Prudential Hall! Have the perfect Valentine's weekend! As a queen of rock and soul ("Lady Marmalade," "If Only You Knew," "On My Own"), Patti LaBelle's name is synonymous with style and elegance. "Ms. Patti" is known and revered for her versatility, whether she's belting out classic R&B renditions, pop standards or spiritual sonnets. This GRAMMY-winning singer is not only a three-time Emmy Award nominee, but also a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbooks. Her 50-plus-year career in the music industry has produced such hits as "When You Talk About Love," "New Attitude" and "If You Asked Me To." In 2009, she reunited with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for the first time in 30 years for the critically acclaimed Labelle reunion album, Back to Now.  (more...)

Patrick Rinn to Return to The Triad with One-Man ShowPatrick Rinn to Return to The Triad with One-Man Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrick Rinn returns with his updated one-man show 'I NEVER PROMISED YOU ... ROSE GARDEN' at NYC's famed Triad Theatre, (158 W. 72nd St.), for one performance only on Wed. Sept 28, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon and More Set for Jamie deRoy's Actors Fund Benefit at BirdlandHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon and More Set for Jamie deRoy's Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m. (more...)

Brooklyn Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, and More Speak Out on Poverty Through MTA Subway Poster CampaignBrooklyn Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, and More Speak Out on Poverty Through MTA Subway Poster Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, Will Rogers and Staceyann Chin have joined the Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) 2016 ONE Brooklyn Community MTA Campaign, which launched on September 7 in 36 Brooklyn subway stations, featuring stylized posters illustrating a diverse, hip and eclectic group of Brooklyn movers and shakers who are advocating for poor and low-income Brooklyn residents. (more...)

Teen Singing Sensation Cam Anthony to Release Debut Original Song HOW CAN I FORGIVE YA?! Friday, August 19Teen Singing Sensation Cam Anthony to Release Debut Original Song HOW CAN I FORGIVE YA?! Friday, August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

 Teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony, will release his debut original song, "HOW CAN I FORGIVE YA?!" this Friday, August 19, his 15th birthday. Cam will celebrate his birthday and the release of the song at Cam Anthony's Song Release & Birthday Block Party on Friday from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Tacony Academy High School at 6201 Keystone St., Philadelphia, PA 19135. The event is free to the public. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

High Style to Hit Westchester in Ballets with a Twist's COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOWHigh Style to Hit Westchester in Ballets with a Twist's COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York City's Ballets with a Twist shakes up the fall performance season with an engagement of Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Academic Arts Theater at Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road) on Saturday, November 19, at 8pm. (more...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonAcrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

DPAC's Eighth Season Welcomed More Than Half a Million GuestsDPAC's Eighth Season Welcomed More Than Half a Million Guests
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the first time ever, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) entertained more than half a million guests in one season, setting new records for attendance, sellout performances and total events during its recently completed 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MOREVivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

BWW Review: 'A Brick House with a New Attitude' The Commodores & Patti LaBelle Meet Ravinia Festival with 'Praise'BWW Review: 'A Brick House with a New Attitude' The Commodores & Patti LaBelle Meet Ravinia Festival with 'Praise'
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 29, 2016

It's the summer season, and the music is in the air at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. In one of the most sold and anticipated shows of the season, full of big stars, The Commodores and Patti LaBelle were not going to settle for anything less. It was pretty full crowd anticipating to see 'the Queen' Patti LaBelle. (more...)

Cam Anthony to Open for Kem in Detroit This WeekendCam Anthony to Open for Kem in Detroit This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

? Aftermath Entertainment teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony, will take the stage at Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit this weekend, as opening act at Motown Artist KEM's shows on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25. Friday's show (with special guest, Lalah Hathaway) is a sell-out; tickets for Saturday's show (with special guest, Avery Sunshine) are available at Ticketmaster and at the Chene Park Box Office. (more...)

Photo Flash: Apollo Theater Hosts Spring Gala, Featuring LL Cool J, Prince Tribute & MorePhoto Flash: Apollo Theater Hosts Spring Gala, Featuring LL Cool J, Prince Tribute & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

 Last evening, the Apollo Theater celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Gala raising $1.7M for its year-round artistic and community programming initiatives.  The concert portion of the evening was hosted by LL COOL J, and opened with the dynamic dancing duo Laurent & Larry Bourgeois of Les Twins.  The concert also featured performances by legendary R&B group, The O'Jays including rousing version of Love Train, The Backstabbers, For the Love of Money and more.  Rising star vocalist, Leon Bridges brought the crowd to its feet with a performance of Mustang Sally and vocalist Andra Day performed her hit song City Burns,followed by a touching performance of Unforgettable in tribute to legendary songstress Natalie Cole. Host LL COOL J also joined DJ D-Nice for a tribute to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest - one of several iconic artists lost in 2016.  (more...)

Anderson, Rabin, & Wakeman to Perform at Fabulous Fox, 11/9Anderson, Rabin, & Wakeman to Perform at Fabulous Fox, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform the definitive YES line-up as - Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).  (more...)

BWW Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!'BWW Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!'
by Kevin Pollack - May 26, 2016

For those of you who don't know Remember Jones, you should now. The brainchild of Remember Jones comes from New Jersey native (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Julie Gold Coming to Bridge Street Theatre, 6/4Singer-Songwriter Julie Gold Coming to Bridge Street Theatre, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

'AN EVENING WITH JULIE GOLD' features the acclaimed Grammy award winning songwriter ('From A Distance') performing her self-penned songs for one night only in the intimate setting of the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy in Catskill, NY on Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm as part of the 'Words and Music Songbook Series' curated by Tom Andersen. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform the definitive YES line-up as - Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW). The tour hits Atlanta on Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ABC Orders New Music Series GREATEST HITS, Hosted by Arsenio Hall & Kelsea BalleriniABC Orders New Music Series GREATEST HITS, Hosted by Arsenio Hall & Kelsea Ballerini
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

ABC announced today a new music series “Greatest Hits.” Each episode will highlight a five-year period celebrating the biggest hits from that time, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini. Each week, iconic music artists, as well as today's music chart-toppers, will take the stage and perform the songs that defined the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The six-episode series will feature special solo performances, never-before-seen duets and incredible tributes on “Greatest Hits,” premiering THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

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