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ASCAP Foundation Names New Executive DirectorASCAP Foundation Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The ASCAP Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators through music education, talent development and humanitarian initiatives, today announced that Colleen McDonough has been promoted to Executive Director of the Foundation, effective July 1st. She succeeds Karen Sherry, who recently retired after 17 years in the role. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS on Sunday, July 5, 7PM. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center SeasonKristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Tony-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth officially kicks off the Mayo Performing Arts Center 2015-2016 season with a performance on Friday, September 11 at 8 pm. It is one of over 150 events to take place at MPAC from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. (more...)

Tony Bennett Among Performers Set for 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame InductionTony Bennett Among Performers Set for 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Tony Bennett, Benny Blanco, Zac Brown, Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dr. John, Ledisi, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Nettles, Mike O'Neill, Richie Sambora, Bernie Taupin and Paul Williams will either present and/or perform at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayFrom MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

ASCAP President Paul Williams Receives Special Honor at 60th Ivor Novello AwardsASCAP President Paul Williams Receives Special Honor at 60th Ivor Novello Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

ASCAP announced that President Paul Williams received the PRS for Music Special International Award today at the 60th Annual Ivor Novello Awards presented by BASCA (the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in London.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms BirdlandBWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
by David Clarke - May 8, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret concert was really just a great excuse to get to hear one of Broadway's favorite leading men sing a collection of songs. (more...)

ASCAP Board Elects OfficersASCAP Board Elects Officers
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced the results of its Board of Directors officers elections held on April 29 in Los Angeles. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This JuneJulie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On June 6th, designer and director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals' Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Just announced, Julie Andrews will present Walton with the award at the event. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

BWW Interviews: HAPPY DAYS are Here Again with Director Joe HendrenBWW Interviews: HAPPY DAYS are Here Again with Director Joe Hendren
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 18, 2015

Director Joe Hendren talks about HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL, which opens April 24 at New Century Theatre in Minneapolis. Based on the popular TV series, this area premiere introduces local audiences to a show that's new and yet feels very familiar. (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Welcome Amy Grant, Blue Oyster Cult This MayLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Welcome Amy Grant, Blue Oyster Cult This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to present two diverse and extraordinary musical events this May! The classic Rock & Roll of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and the glorious and inspirational songs of Grammy Award-winning artist AMY GRANT. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Musical to Play New Century Theatre, 4/24-5/17HAPPY DAYS Musical to Play New Century Theatre, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2014-2015 season with Happy Days-A New Musical making its area premiere April 24-May 17, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Based on the hit ABC television show "Happy Days," the musical features a book by the series' original creator Garry Marshall, with music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Paul Williams. Happy Days is directed by longtime Twin Cities' director and actor Joe Hendren working with MMT's artistic director, Christian Unser. (more...)

Aaron Kirman and Neyshia Go, Agents to the Wealthy and Famous, List $26M Bel-Air CompoundAaron Kirman and Neyshia Go, Agents to the Wealthy and Famous, List $26M Bel-Air Compound
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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David Garcia & Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriters of the YearDavid Garcia & Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriters of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams was on hand to help celebrate the evening's honorees before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders. Top honors were awarded to the following: (more...)

Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Raises the Dead at PMTBWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Raises the Dead at PMT
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 13, 2015

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go to PMT for Mel Brooks's OTHER musical comedy? (more...)

Laurence Juber Releases a New Album, FINGERBOARD ROAD, and a New BookLaurence Juber Releases a New Album, FINGERBOARD ROAD, and a New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Two time Grammy award winning artist, Laurence Juber, forged his musical legend a long time ago as Paul McCartney's lead guitarist for Wings and as a groundbreaking solo acoustic guitarist and now, he adds a few more chapters with a new album and book. (more...)

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