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BWW Album Review: Happiness Is...YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNBWW Album Review: Happiness Is...YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Remy Holzer - Dec 6, 2016

Whether or not you are familiar with Clark Gesner's musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, you are bound to recognize Track 21 of the York Theatre Company 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording. The theme 'Linus and Lucy,' written by Vince Guaraldi, is a familiar tune to all who have seen the well-known animated specials featuring the Peanuts kids. There is something oddly soothing about this gentle, understated theme, with its rolling feeling of continuity paired with plinking notes of whimsy, that has become so closely associated with Charles M. Schulz's legacy of 17,897 comic strips. The YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN band played 'Linus and Lucy' as walking-out music after the show, prompting much of the audience to stay and hear it through to the end. (more...)

COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR Among Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award; Full List!COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR Among Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (more...)

Outside NYC? Attend TRU Panels & Workshops with Pay Per View PodcastsOutside NYC? Attend TRU Panels & Workshops with Pay Per View Podcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces an opportunity for those outside the New York area, or unable to make it to live TRU events, to benefit from the information shared by the theater's leading network for developing theater professionals. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Live Albums from Charles Busch, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Out Next MonthLive Albums from Charles Busch, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Broadway Records today announced three new titles to be added to its 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' series: CHARLES BUSCH - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, CARMEN CUSACK - IF YOU KNEW MY STORY and ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP - ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP. (more...)

'Happiness Is...' York's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Cast Recording'Happiness Is...' York's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Just announced, Broadway Records will release the 2016 Off-Broadway cast recording of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN in stores, digitally and in-theatre on Friday, November 18. (more...)

BWW Audio Exclusive: Preview Track from Joel B. New's CABOT COVE Album, Featuring Lisa Howard!BWW Audio Exclusive: Preview Track from Joel B. New's CABOT COVE Album, Featuring Lisa Howard!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that CABOT COVE will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive First Listen: Aidan Gemme Sings 'Snoopy' on YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Album- Out Today!Exclusive First Listen: Aidan Gemme Sings 'Snoopy' on YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Album- Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Today, November 11, Broadway Records releases the 2016 off-Broadway cast recording of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Come spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends-from bright, uncertain morning to starlit, hopeful evening-and all of the lonely brown-bag lunches, kite-flying failures, book reports, glee club rehearsals, and suppertimes in between. Audiences of all ages will learn that 'Happiness is' the simple joys of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Celebrates Cast Recording with Barnes and Noble EventPhoto Coverage: CAGNEY Celebrates Cast Recording with Barnes and Noble Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 3, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrated the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing Tonight at Barnes & NobleCast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing Tonight at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), tonight, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

SCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitSCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, now being co-hosted by film/TV/theater star Joe Morton, Emmy Award winner for Scandal, fondly remembered for TV's Eureka and the acclaimed off-Broadway's Turn Me Loose. He joins Tony nominated Valisia LeKae (Motown the Musical) and previously announced performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & NobleCast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This MonthTRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the October panel Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret, today, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This MonthTRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the October panel Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & NobleCast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayOff-Broadway's CAGNEY Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The original New York cast recording of Cagney is out digitally, at the theatre, and in stores as of today, October 14th. (more...)

Sierra Boggess and More Featured on THE WILD & WHIMSICAL WORLDS OF DAVID MALLAMUD Album, Out TodaySierra Boggess and More Featured on THE WILD & WHIMSICAL WORLDS OF DAVID MALLAMUD Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Composer David Mallamud's brain is a busy place. With a particular gift for compositions that fuse genres with his own unique perspective, the dynamic young composer's debut CD, 'The Wild & Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud' (today, September 30, is the worldwide release on Broadway Records), brings the listener through a fanciful tour of time and place. (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out TodayCAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, is out today on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

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