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    Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
    Feb 17, 2017
    The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement.
    MAMMA MIA!, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM & More Will Play The Hollywood Bowl This Summer
    Feb 14, 2017
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has just announced the 2017 Hollywood Bowl summer season. Highlights include a Kathleen Marshall helmed Mamma Mia! (July 28-30) and Sondheim on Sondheim (July 23). Casts have not yet been announced.
    Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
    Feb 13, 2017
    Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on July 1, 2017 and runs through August 5, 2017.
    Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
    Feb 9, 2017
    Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton.
    Leslie Odom Jr. Concert Postponed at The Kennedy Center
    Jan 13, 2017
    The Kennedy Center today announced the postponement of Leslie Odom Jr.'s concert as part of the Renee Fleming VOICES series, which was to be presented on Friday, March 11, 2017 in the Eisenhower Theater.
    Wayne Brady on His New HAMILTON Role: 'I Auditioned Like Anyone Else'
    Jan 12, 2017
    VIDEO: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady Jokes to Family & Friends: 'I Don't Get No Damn Comps'
    Jan 12, 2017
    Wayne Brady wants to make one thing perfectly clear regarding his upcoming role in Chicago's HAMILTON!
    Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
    Jan 10, 2017
    Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers.
    Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for Christmas
    Dec 22, 2016
    I'm pretty sure there's nothing Leslie Odom, Jr. can't do. This recording of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" perfectly shows off his good taste, style and that exemplary voice. The song is, of course, an American classic, with lyrics by Kim Gannon and a melody by Walter Kent. Gannon wrote it from the point of a World War II soldier stationed overseas, telling his family that he'll be home for the holidays, and to prepare the Christmas fun. Of course, the last lyric is one of the most melancholy ever written - "I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams." When the song was first pitched to folks in the music business, it was roundly refused, since it all seemed incredibly sad. But Bing Crosby smartly threw caution to the wind and recorded the tune, with immense success. Interestingly, after the lyricist's death, he left the royalty rights to the American Heart Association, which has benefitted greatly ever since.
    VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr., Billy Joel & More Pay Tribute to Tony Bennett; Watch NBC Special in Full
    Dec 21, 2016
    Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kevin Spacey, Stevie Wonder and many more paid tribute to legendary singer Tony Bennett last night on NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90
    TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME to Celebrate Legendary Singer This Tuesday
    Dec 19, 2016
    NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come,” on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
    Leslie Odom Jr. Shares His Wish List for Christmas 2016
    Dec 17, 2016
    Even the busiest Broadway stars have holiday wishes, and Leslie Odom Jr. recently made time to give the New York Post  some intel on what he's hoping to find under the tree come Christmas morning. At the top of the list is a record player; according to Odom Jr., 'We're gonna play records - old and new - almost exclusively in our house in 2017.' The Tony and Grammy winner also has simpler desires, however, evidenced by the inclusion of items like socks further down the list.
    Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
    Dec 16, 2016
    Need some last minute gift ideas for the Broadway lover in your life? Fear not! There may be only a few short weeks left before the holidays, but we've got plenty of ideas to add to your shopping list!
    Photo Flash: First Look - Leslie Odom Jr, Lady Gaga & More Perform on NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90
    Dec 16, 2016
    NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
    Broadway's 'GREAT COMET', DEAR EVAN HANSEN Make J.P. Morgan's #NextList2017
    Dec 14, 2016
    What are the places and experiences that will prove most memorable to art patrons worldwide? J.P. Morgan has its top picks in the firm's just-released #NextList2017.
    Leslie Odom Jr & More Set for NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90 Special, 12/20
    Dec 13, 2016
    NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
    Beyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List
    Dec 13, 2016
    The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards were announced today. The awards recognize the year's best in film, TV, music and books.
    BWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
    Dec 10, 2016
    A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH MEGAN HILTY was one of my favorite cabaret/concert experiences this year. It's always a treat to hear her sing. She's in her own class as a vocalist and I look forward to what she does next.
    Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
    Dec 7, 2016
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th.
    BWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good Show
    Dec 5, 2016
    Just a few days ago I reviewed a show that, if you remember, I felt had one major downfall; that the newer songs bringing it from the film version to the stage version had lyrics written by Glenn Slater. Now, just a few blocks from that other production, Showtunes puts up a concert of another film to stage adaptation with all of the lyrics written by Glenn Slater and music from Alan Menken. And while there were certainly some wonderful voices in the concert it just proves one thing that Showtunes needs to pay attention to, not all shows need a revival.

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