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Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYCBen Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

The Tenors to Star in Cirque du Soleil's ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP in Las Vegas This SpringThe Tenors to Star in Cirque du Soleil's ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP in Las Vegas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On Friday, March 3, JUNO Award-winning vocal super-group and Canadian heartthrobs The Tenors will partner with One Drop to present the fifth anniversary of One Night for One Drop, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience supporting safe water access programs worldwide. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

An evening of musical performance will explore the history of Jewish Austrian emigres who transplanted the music of Viennese cafes to New York City. Esther Wratschko (Prins Foundation Fellow at the Center for Jewish History) will share her discoveries from the combined partner archives at the Center. (more...)

Houston Early Music Festival Announces 2017 EventsHouston Early Music Festival Announces 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Five Houston music organizations join forces to stage an extravaganza of early music for the fifth anniversary of the Houston Early Music Festival, February 11-19, 2017 at venues across the city. Festival performances include the Houston debut of ensemble Profeti della Quinta, performing works of Salomone Rossi, an Italian Jewish composer who broke barriers of discrimination in the late Renaissance to become a renowned composer of the Mantuan court of the Gonzagas, a multi-media collaboration with Museum of Fine Arts Houston for Rameau's Les Indes galantes, motets from the Bach family as well as J.S. Bach's virtuosic cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen for soprano and trumpet. (more...)

Grammy And Emmy Nominee VANESSA WILLIAMS Brings Broadway And Hollywood To The McCallum In Special One Night Only ConcertGrammy And Emmy Nominee VANESSA WILLIAMS Brings Broadway And Hollywood To The McCallum In Special One Night Only Concert
by David Green - Jan 7, 2017

The McCallum Theatre and Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald present Vanessa Williams, as part of the Fitz's Jazz Cafe series, on Saturday, January 14, at 8:00pm.From Broadway to Hollywood, Vanessa William is an icon. After becoming the first African-American Miss America, she went on to slay the music business, before making us laugh in shows such as "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives." With 11 Grammy nominations and three Emmy nominations, you know you're in the presence of an impressive diva! (more...)

HAMILTON Anchors Hobby Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!HAMILTON Anchors Hobby Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Today, BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its line-up of shows for the new 2017-2018 season.  HAMILTON will play its Houston engagement April 24-May 20, 2018, and anchor the BBVA Compass Broadway Season with five other shows, all of which will be Houston premieres.  (more...)

Disney & ABC to Donate Up to One Million Books Through First Book CampaignDisney & ABC to Donate Up to One Million Books Through First Book Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Today, Disney and ABC announced it will donate up to one million books to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families, during its fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign from now through March 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Punchdrunk's Immersive SLEEP NO MORE Opens in ShanghaiPhoto Flash: Punchdrunk's Immersive SLEEP NO MORE Opens in Shanghai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Punchdrunk just released production images of their award-winning theatrical experience, SLEEP NO MORE, premiering now in Shanghai. Check them out below! (more...)

LA MUSIQUE AUX ENFANTS Becomes A RealityLA MUSIQUE AUX ENFANTS Becomes A Reality
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Conductor Kent Nagano, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal (OSM) and numerous partners officially launched La musique aux enfants (music for kids), a music prekindergarten and kindergarten at Ecole St-Remi Annexe, of the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI) in the borough of Montreal-Nord.  (more...)

BWW Review: Definitely Game On For THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODYBWW Review: Definitely Game On For THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

The Los Angeles premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY receives a full-throttled, laugh-filled mounting from a very talented cast and its off-stage creatives. John Flynn nimbly directs his committed performers at a smooth, swift pace from laugh to laugh to even more laughs. The combined comic geniuses of Grace, Reino, Samuels, Semar & Wessels must be lauded for this clever, witty script; both spoken and sung. (more...)

Holidays at The Woodruff Arts CenterHolidays at The Woodruff Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

 It's the most wonderful time of the year at The Woodruff Arts Center! This holiday season is filled with time-honored traditions such as A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre, a new and exciting Family Holiday Special concert at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art and a special CREATE ATL holiday-themed Free Family Festival. Guests of all ages will delight in memorable holiday traditions and exciting experiences hosted at The Woodruff Arts Center. Visit woodruffcenter.org/holidays or call the Box Office at 404.733.5000 to purchase tickets and learn more.  (more...)

Merger Alert - Obsidian Theater and SRO ProductionsMerger Alert - Obsidian Theater and SRO Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Award-winning Obsidian Theater, known for producing bold, diverse plays, will merge with SRO Productions, an award-winning producer of fearless musicals. (more...)

Premieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 LineupPremieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced 18 months of boundary-pushing world premiere productions, all commissioned and developed by Ars Nova at their West 54th Street home. (more...)

BWW Previews: New York Premiere of Jake Runestad's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN at Carnegie HallBWW Previews: New York Premiere of Jake Runestad's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN at Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish - Nov 16, 2016

Park Ave Chamber Symphony with Pianist Jeffrey Biegel perform massive new work. (more...)

RIVERDANCE 20th Anniversary Tour to Stop at the Orpheum in MarchRIVERDANCE 20th Anniversary Tour to Stop at the Orpheum in March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Moya Doherty has announced that Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, back by popular demand, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Orpheum Theatre from Friday, March 24, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Present CANADA MOSAIC for Country's SesquicentennialToronto Symphony Orchestra to Present CANADA MOSAIC for Country's Sesquicentennial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Innovators. Renegades. Pioneers. Canadian musicians have long punched above their weight both at home and internationally. The history of music in our country is filled with bold and surprising moments. And the future is bursting with promises. (more...)

Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Professional Sports League for OverwatchBlizzard Entertainment Establishes Professional Sports League for Overwatch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Free Family Festival to Take Over Woodruff Arts Center for CREATE ATLFree Family Festival to Take Over Woodruff Arts Center for CREATE ATL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Save the date for The Woodruff Arts Center's seventh Free Family Festival, which will take place on November 27 from 1 - 4 PM as part of the CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative. (more...)

Mozart, Bach, Britten and More Slated for Oratorio Society of New York's 2016-17 SeasonMozart, Bach, Britten and More Slated for Oratorio Society of New York's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will mark its 2016-17 season with performances of symphonic choral masterworks of Handel, Mozart, Bruckner, and Britten, ending with Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor. Leading the OSNY for its 144th season will be Kent Tritle, in his 12th year as Music Director. (more...)

Fun, Festive, and Fresh MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Opening at Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyFun, Festive, and Fresh MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Opening at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their 2016-2017 mainstage season with Shakespeare's beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, playing November 18- December 10, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Artistic Associate Sara Clark and features the entire Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble including Jeremy Dubin, Miranda McGee, Geoffrey Barnes, and Billy Chace. This production is sponsored by Frost Brown Todd and Messer. (more...)

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