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George Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This MayGeorge Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON is set for Boulder Theater on May 9, 2017.  (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK ReadingConstantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

PALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum EngagementPALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum Engagement
by David Green - Jan 9, 2017

Back by popular demand for a third season, the McCallum Theatre presents Palm Springs Legends III and the Legends Orchestra on Sunday, January 15, at 3:00pm. The top tribute artists honor the iconic stars who lived, and spent time, in the Palm Springs area - the legendary stars that made Palm Springs the place to be! (more...)

R. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in MarchR. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00 pm, AEG Live & Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin will present R. Kelly at Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman). (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTONThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrated pianist George Winston brings his unique performance, featuring melodic folk, New Orleans R&B, and stride piano stylings, to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24. (more...)

RnB Music Artist/Producer Binky Womack Releases New Album 'Womack Style'RnB Music Artist/Producer Binky Womack Releases New Album 'Womack Style'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

'Womack Style” is the latest album project from Binky Womack, a member of one of the most iconic music families of all time. Nephew of music legend Bobby Womack, Binky's new album is released through Gonzo Multimedia UK. (more...)

Joseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This WeekendJoseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joseph Arthur and Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers will perform at City Winery, Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, this Thanksgiving Weekend.  (more...)

Lyric Unlimited Presents CHICAGO VOICES VIEW, Featuring Three Chicago MusiciansLyric Unlimited Presents CHICAGO VOICES VIEW, Featuring Three Chicago Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Through the dynamic Chicago Voices initiative, Lyric Unlimited is partnering with graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to present Chicago Voices VIEW, an iconic photographic exhibition that opens December 2in three Chicago neighborhoods across the city.  (more...)

Usher in the New Year in Style at the Lake Worth PlayhouseUsher in the New Year in Style at the Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

What do you get when American Bandstand Meets The Mod Squad? You get a top quality, high energy, multi-decade, crazy hip and very cool show, that's what! (more...)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love when she returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse onSunday, December 18 at 8 p.m.  Love's classics and holiday songs are all delivered with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that theNew York Times has hailed as 'a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll…' and Rolling Stone has called 'a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'  She returns as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series after sold-out performances in 2014 and 2015.  From her first No. 1 recording, "He's A Rebel," through her string of hits with the legendary "Wall of Sound" hit factory ("Da Doo Ron Ron," "He's Sure The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"), to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry!  It's the perfect event for dinner and a show - visit Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu when you present your tickets to this performance - Reservations suggested.  The show is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa with media sponsor is WEBE 108fm. (more...)

The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne Offers Workshops to Celebrate Melbourne Music WeekThe Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne Offers Workshops to Celebrate Melbourne Music Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

To celebrate Melbourne Music Week, The Channel at Arts Centre Melbournewill be presenting a series of creative hands-on workshops, artist-in-conversation events and film screenings from 11-18 November. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2016

'I shook up the world.' So says young gun and new heavyweight champion Cassius Clay (shortly to become Muhammad Ali) in those heady moments after his shock defeat of Sonny Liston in February 1964. But a meeting that same night with three African-American friends of equivalent status - superstar crooner Sam Cooke, NFL hero Jim Brown and controversial preacher Malcolm X - leads to soul-searching about the definition of success, and how best men like Clay can represent their community in a divided nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown. (more...)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar WarehouseONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sope Dirisu will portray iconic boxer Muhammad Ali in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, beginning tonight at the Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Kemp Powers On ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...Guest Blog: Playwright Kemp Powers On ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
by Guest Blog: Kemp Powers - Oct 4, 2016

How does one put words into the mouths of titans? It was something I struggled with mightily as I was writing One Night in Miami… At times, I regretted even taking on the challenge of trying to speak in the voices of Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. But the importance of the special friendship between those men left me with a feeling of obligation to see my attempt through to fruition. (more...)

AMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London ShowsAMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Amadeus and a starry Stoppard revival to exciting new musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Arinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This WinterArinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Delicately observed and fearlessly told, good dog chronicles Britain's multi-cultural communities and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because in the end, everyone who's good gets what they deserve. Don't they? (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the DonmarPhoto Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown.  (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents A Darlene Love ChristmasOrdway Center for the Performing Arts Presents A Darlene Love Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present a special one-night-only performance of A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Ordway Concert Hall. Tickets, which are on sale now, start at $38 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

URINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonURINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2016-17 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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