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Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open Summer Musicale Fest with AN EVENING WITH LERNER, LOESSER, LOEWE...AND SCHWARTZ!Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open Summer Musicale Fest with AN EVENING WITH LERNER, LOESSER, LOEWE...AND SCHWARTZ!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre kicks off its Summer Musicale Fest on June 18-28 with An Evening with Lerner, Loesser, Loewe…and Schwartz! Keith Baker and the BRT Band are joined by BRT veterans Matt Leisy, Elisa Matthews, Lindsay Roberts, Keith Spencer and Jessica Wagner performing hits from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, and more. (more...)

INALA to Play Theatre Royal GlasgowINALA to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out runs at both the Edinburgh International Festival and London's Sadler's Wells, INALA brings together four time Grammy Award-winning South African choral legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and multi-award winning chorographer Mark Baldwin, in this unique artistic collaboration for a creatively reworked production that starts a UK tour from June 2015. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

Art Garfunkel to Perform at bergenPAC, 6/27Art Garfunkel to Perform at bergenPAC, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Art Garfunkel, Saturday June 27th, 2015 at 8:00PM. Purchase tickets to see Art Garfunkel at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Photo Flash: STOMP Celebrates 13th Birthday with Star-Studded GalaPhoto Flash: STOMP Celebrates 13th Birthday with Star-Studded Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

STOMP at London's Ambassadors Theatre recently announced it has extended booking period until 5 June 2016. The show, which has broken all previous box office records at the Ambassadors Theatre, also celebrated its 13th Birthday in the West End with a Gala Night for Teenagers on Monday 11 May. Check out a look back below! (more...)

JOE SATRIANI to Release 15th Studio Album 'Shockwave Supernova' 7/24JOE SATRIANI to Release 15th Studio Album 'Shockwave Supernova' 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. (more...)

Musicians to Gather at Manhattan School of Music to Celebrate the Life of Lew Soloff, 6/8Musicians to Gather at Manhattan School of Music to Celebrate the Life of Lew Soloff, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

A celebration of the life and music of Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Immersive Musical WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Begins Next Month at Brooklyn FireproofImmersive Musical WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Begins Next Month at Brooklyn Fireproof
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The original 1960's inspired sci-fi musical WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO gets an immersive, dance-party infused production beginning June 11. This theatrical extravaganza will transform the bar and gallery space of Bushwick's Brooklyn Fireproof into Planet Wongo where audience members can dance, interact with sexy alien beings and be part of the show. Wongo is based on a concept by Ben Budick with music by Dave Ogrin, lyrics by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin and a book by Steve Mackes. David Rigano directs. Performances begin June 11. (more...)

ole and Indaba Music Celebrate Rush's 40th Anniversary with Cover-Song Contestole and Indaba Music Celebrate Rush's 40th Anniversary with Cover-Song Contest
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, is teaming with Indaba Music to launch a special cover-song contest in celebration of iconic rock band Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, OK. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated LadiesZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

STOMP to Move to New Venue Uptown After 21 Years?STOMP to Move to New Venue Uptown After 21 Years?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

According to the New York Daily News, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing has ruled that off-Broadway's STOMP is free to leave the Orpheum Theater after 21 years. (more...)

BWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Apr 29, 2015

Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri announced their 2015-2016 season. Century of the Songbook explores 100 years of music. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart has programmed four original cabaret revues and one Broadway revue, each highlighting songs of the musical tradition called the Great American Songbook. The Playhouse season focuses on contributions to the Songbook by first Americans, big band leaders, women songwriters, Broadway musicals, and folk singer-songwriters. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of 2015-2016 Pops SeasonPacific Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of 2015-2016 Pops Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—April 28, 2015—A gala season awaits as great stars in entertainment lead the way to celebrate Richard Kaufman's 25-year legacy as principal pops conductor of Pacific Symphony. While last season marked the occasion of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary, 2015-16 puts the spotlight on Kaufman, who has championed the lighter side of the Symphony, bringing countless memorable artists to the stage. What better way to celebrate than with some of the best songs and genres of our time delivered by mega-watt stars and backed by the lush, magnificent sounds of the full symphony orchestra? This special season includes major headliners and the return of Orange County favorites including trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti, Broadway diva Bernadette Peters, comedy legend Martin Short and Golden-Age champion Michael Feinstein. The amazing acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie return for A Cirque Christmas, and Classical Mystery Tour delivers dozens of Beatles hits as they were originally recorded with orchestra. Also, Stewart Copeland, former drummer for The Police, joins the Symphony to perform his score to the 1925 silent film, “Ben Hur.” (more...)

STOMP Extends London Booking PeriodSTOMP Extends London Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

STOMP at London's Ambassadors Theatre is now extending its booking period until 5 June 2016. The show, which has broken all previous box office records at the Ambassadors Theatre, will be celebrating its 13th Birthday in the West End with a Gala Night for Teenagers on Monday 11 May. (more...)

Josh Groban's 'Stages' Hits No. 1 in UK!Josh Groban's 'Stages' Hits No. 1 in UK!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Billboard.com reports that Josh Groban's new album 'Stages' has debuted as the No. 1 album in the UK. (more...)

4th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival Set for 6/19-214th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival Set for 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Asheville Percussion Festival is being held June 19-21, 2015 in beautiful Asheville, NC. Come enjoy a creative environment where percussionists and dancers of all traditions, from around the globe, gather to explore, create and innovate. All workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be held at the Odyssey Community School. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 10, 2015

54 Below presented a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others, last night and Broadwayworld was there. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy - for which she was hailed as 'outstanding' by The New York Times, 'deliciously droll' by The Hollywood Reporter and 'straight up and affecting' by The New York Daily News - she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba's trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language. The 54 Below evening will include the work of diverse songwriters such as Van Morrison ('Moondance'), Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), Kander & Ebb ('All That Jazz') and Lou Reed ('Pale Blue Eyes'), in addition to original songs from her Brazilian jazz album Krazy Love. Mixtura will also feature a special version of her breakout number 'Beautiful' by Michael Friedman from Pretty Filthy. You can watch the song 'In Performance' from The New York Times here. Previous incarnations of Mixtura were called 'powerful' by The Huffington Post and 'rapturous musical heaven' by Times Square Chronicles. The evening will feature musical director and arranger Felipe Fournier on vibes. (more...)

Grammy Winner Chris Botti to Return to the Grand, 5/3Grammy Winner Chris Botti to Return to the Grand, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Grand 1894 Opera House welcomes Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4 pm. Botti will perform with his 11-member musical ensemble, plus a guest vocalist and a guest violinist. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Rocks! A Slew Of New Musicals Featuring Contemporary Scores Coming Soon - WAITRESS, HAMILTON, AMERICAN PSYCHO, SCHOOL OF ROCK, Bowie & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Rocks! A Slew Of New Musicals Featuring Contemporary Scores Coming Soon - WAITRESS, HAMILTON, AMERICAN PSYCHO, SCHOOL OF ROCK, Bowie & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2015

Today we are highlighting the many contemporary scores poised to arrive on Broadway in the near future. (more...)

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