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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical RideBWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - Mar 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's MelodiesBWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's Melodies
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2017

One would assume that Mark Twain would have been amused that his 1884 novel condemning America's history of enslavement of Africans, 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' has occasionally been condemned itself as racist literature for its realistic use of a certain slur. (more...)

Review Roundup: BIG RIVER Opens the 2017 Season at Encores!Review Roundup: BIG RIVER Opens the 2017 Season at Encores!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

Photo Flash: Travel Down Muddy Water with a First Look at Encores! BIG RIVERPhoto Flash: Travel Down Muddy Water with a First Look at Encores! BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

BWW TV: Mysteries Are Deep and Wide in Encores! BIG RIVER Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe, and More!BWW TV: Mysteries Are Deep and Wide in Encores! BIG RIVER Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. (more...)

BWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVERBWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVER
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.  (more...)

Lauren Worsham and Cast of BIG RIVER to Perform at 'Encores! Unscripted' EventLauren Worsham and Cast of BIG RIVER to Perform at 'Encores! Unscripted' Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star and Encores! Music Director, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day's American Idiot and Hands on a Hardbody, written by the frontman of Phish. The Encores! Unscripted evening will feature a performance by Lauren Worsham from the cast of Encores! BIG RIVER. (more...)

Breaking: Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Kyle Scatliffe, and More to Star in Encores! BIG RIVER - Full Cast Set!Breaking: Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Kyle Scatliffe, and More to Star in Encores! BIG RIVER - Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017 SeasonSouth Bend Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The South Bend Civic Theatre is pleased to announce its exciting 2017 Season, celebrating their 60th anniversary and 10th year in their new home. (more...)

BWW Previews: A 60th Anniversary Christmas Celebration! JOHNNY MATHIS Brings A Christmas Song Or Two To McCallum TheatreBWW Previews: A 60th Anniversary Christmas Celebration! JOHNNY MATHIS Brings A Christmas Song Or Two To McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 5, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents Johnny Mathis and "60th Anniversary Tour Christmas Concert" with special guest Gary Mule Deer on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, with both performances at 8:00pm. A Johnny Mathis Christmas showcases the legendary, award-winning vocalist and performer with his quartet and a 31-piece orchestra. The concert features favorites from Mathis' many beloved and best-selling holiday albums, plus a selection of Mathis' pop music hits. You'll hear such yuletide classics as 'It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,' 'Winter Wonderland' and 'White Christmas' delivered with the inimitable Mathis styling. Joining Johnny is the hilarious comedian Gary Mule Deer, a McCallum favorite. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting RoomLionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Jonny Fritz Debuts Stadium Inn Video + On Tour NowJonny Fritz Debuts Stadium Inn Video + On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Jonny Fritz released his video for “Stadium Inn” today via American Songwriter. The song appears on his new LP Sweet Creep, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, is out now via ATO Records. (more...)

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner TrioPeoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Greg Warner Trio featuring the vocal stylings of Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm. This award-winning group will wow you with their jazz, pop and funk. Don't miss the return of Dennis and some of the best jazz artists in the Valley. Greg Warner will be joined by Mike King on Bass and Dave Baradic on Piano. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

South Florida's acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring four blockbuster musicals that will be presented exclusively at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jonny Fritz Releases Sweet Creep Via ATO Records TodayJonny Fritz Releases Sweet Creep Via ATO Records Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Jonny Fritz released his eagerly awaited new LP Sweet Creep via ATO Records today. The album is currently streaming on Rolling Stone along with an in-depth feature, listen and read here. (more...)

Peach and the Almost Blues Band Releases A NIGHT IN COPENHAGENPeach and the Almost Blues Band Releases A NIGHT IN COPENHAGEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

During February of 2016 American blues singer and guitarist Peach Reasoner returned to Copenhagen to play with her band at her favorite club, the cozy Cafe Bartof. Club owners Joacim "Jokke" Friss Holm and Charlotte Bertelsen had graciously agreed that recording equipment could be brought for a live recording session. (more...)

Jonny Fritz Releases New Video Via Funny Or Die TodayJonny Fritz Releases New Video Via Funny Or Die Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

In anticipation of his fourth studio album, Los Angeles based Jonny Fritz has shared the video for track “I Love Leaving” today via Funny Or Die. Fritz says of the video, “whenever I feel lousy I can always rely on either leaving town or going down a YouTube wormhole of security cam fail videos. (more...)

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