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Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARISPhoto Flash: Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 SeasonSALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Schimmel Center, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, today announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, consisting of nearly 30 events. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star in Alpine Theater Project's LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESSN'Kenge to Star in Alpine Theater Project's LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

This summer season, Alpine Theater Project (ATP) brings Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to the Whitefish Performing Arts Center July 13th, 14th, 15th/ 20th, 21st, 22nd/ and 27th, 28th, 29th. (more...)

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...)

Mario Lamar Hunter and His Laid Back Jazz Ensemble Announce 'Powerful Jazz Winds'Mario Lamar Hunter and His Laid Back Jazz Ensemble Announce 'Powerful Jazz Winds'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Mario Lamar Hunter and his Laid Back Jazz Ensemble: Powerful Jazz Winds project is a unique blend of Jazz Standards that offer the listener a nostalgic musical experience through Mario's interpretations that sound like a natural choice for his soulful expression' says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide. (more...)

Suits and Shades Are at the Ready for Chicago Blues Brothers at Queen's Theatre HornchurchSuits and Shades Are at the Ready for Chicago Blues Brothers at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Come and shake a tail feather with the Chicago Blues Brothers as they present a joyous two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch on Sunday 16 July. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Country Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, to Kick Off The State Theatre's 91st SeasonCountry Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, to Kick Off The State Theatre's 91st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet will kick off the State Theatre's 91st season on Friday, September 8. (more...)

VIDEO: Jamie Foxx & James Corden Face Off in Epic Riff-OffVIDEO: Jamie Foxx & James Corden Face Off in Epic Riff-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, as James started a Dogs In Sunglasses bit, Jamie Foxx interrupted him wondering why he wasn't doing any music and challenged James to a riff-off with a special appearance from Ansel Elgort and The Filharmonic. (more...)

Blue Note Expands Ops to South AmericaBlue Note Expands Ops to South America
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) - the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide - announced today expansion to South America, opening the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The expansion to Rio marks the eighth Blue Note Jazz Club location worldwide (joining locations in New York, NY; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Milan, Italy; Waikiki, Hawaii; Beijing, China; Napa, California). (more...)

The Capitol Theatre to Present AN EVENING WITH JESSE COOKThe Capitol Theatre to Present AN EVENING WITH JESSE COOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Capitol Theatre presents an evening with Jesse Cook on Saturday, October 7 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 17 at 10 am. (more...)

Steph Carse Debuts 'My Shining Hour' TV Show and Album Through Daystar CanadaSteph Carse Debuts 'My Shining Hour' TV Show and Album Through Daystar Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

JUNO Nominated Male Vocalist of the Year, Steph Carse, is returning home to Canada to share his story, his passion to inspire an anti-bullying movement and to give a rare country-inspired live performance. (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge Tapped for Reading of New Musical DOROTHYBroadway's N'Kenge Tapped for Reading of New Musical DOROTHY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Helen Hayes nominee N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim and Sondheim) will play the title role of a presentation of a new musical DOROTHY, produced by Richard Bell (Bubbling Brown Sugar) with book, music & lyrics by award-winning playwright/composer Robert Mitchell (Vincent, Frankenstein), featuring musical direction by Josh Kight. The presentation will be held tomorrow, June 9th, 2017 at 11:00AM at the private club The Players for industry guests. (more...)

Blond Ambition Releases New Video 'Stupid Boy / Girl'Blond Ambition Releases New Video 'Stupid Boy / Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Blond Ambition's captivating debut album Slow All Over is out now on Swoon City Music. The solo pop project of former Ex Cops frontman Brian Harding, Blond Ambition's songs are astute dance-pop numbers (more...)

RCA/Legacy Releases Elvis Presley 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete Recordings,' 7/28RCA/Legacy Releases Elvis Presley 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete Recordings,' 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records will release Elvis Presley - A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings on Friday, July 28. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVECarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

PURPLE RAIN - A Live Celebration Of The Music Of Prince Confirms Manchester DatePURPLE RAIN - A Live Celebration Of The Music Of Prince Confirms Manchester Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Purple Rain is a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world's greatest pop artists, Prince. Directed by Gary Lloyd, director of hit production Thriller Live, Purple Rain will feature stunning choreography and will be an exhilarating journey through Prince's entire career.  (more...)

New Prince Tribute Show PURPLE RAIN to Tour the UK in 2018New Prince Tribute Show PURPLE RAIN to Tour the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Purple Rain is a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world's greatest pop artists, Prince. Directed by Gary Lloyd, director of hit production Thriller Live, Purple Rain will feature stunning choreography and will be an exhilarating journey through Prince's entire career.  (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day ConcertAoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

???????Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in its annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday, September 3, at 8 p.m. Guest conductor John Morris Russell leads the NSO and O'Donovan in a program of Americana featuring marches, folk music, and bluegrass-inspired songs, including O'Donovan-penned songs, "Red & White & Blue & Gold", "Magic Hour" and "The King of All Birds," plus the Bob Dylan song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol." (more...)

VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Puts Broadway Spin on 'Who Let the Dogs Out?'VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Puts Broadway Spin on 'Who Let the Dogs Out?'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Jamie Foxx took the musical genre challenge, singing popular songs in different musical styles like 'Who Let the Dogs Out' as a Broadway musical!  (more...)

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