Americana Singer Valerie June Coming to SOPAC, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Valerie June brings her bluesy voice from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Valerie's astonishing and singular sound is a blend of rural Roots and Country that bridges Alan Lomax's acoustic field recordings with biting, electric Indie-Blues. The singer-songwriter's voice percolates somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. It is a stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks kind of voice, the kind that grips your imagination and paints her Southern portraits in vivid detail. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Tituss Burgess, Jose Llana and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup for May 11-22. Scroll down or visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Jason Isbell to Play Hershey Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Jason Isbell is coming to Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter to Make Cincinnati Pops Debut Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents a one-night-only performance on Tuesday, May 10 at Cincinnati Music Hall featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter, folk-country-pop artist. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Gets Modern Update at the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 6, 2016

Overall, there's a lot of mass appeal in this production, some fun musical moments, and opportunities for the entire family to visit the familiar and well-loved. Unfortunately, it simply pales in comparison to what we have seen before. (more...)

Trampled Under Foot to Reunite for 2016 BLUES FROM THE TOP Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

This year's 14th Annual Blues From The Top Festival features its finest music lineup yet, with a reunion by renowned Blues-Americana group, Trampled Under Foot! (more...)

Toyota Teams with VH1 Save the Music for 2016 Summer Festival Season
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016


L.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed for their high-energy, acoustic Americana music played with passion, skill, and humor, the Los Angeles-based band The Hollow Trees is set to launch their fourth album of upbeat, top-tapping folk music for families, Hello Friend, on July 1. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Host Interactive Spring Family Day This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

On Saturday, May 21, Carnegie Hall celebrates families with a highly interactive Spring Family Day in the Hall's Resnick Education Wing. (more...)

SOPAC to Welcome Taj Mahal Trio, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

World-Famous Bluesman Taj Mahal brings his trio to SOPAC June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award alongside such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and Flaco Jimenez. (more...)

Orpheum Summer Movie Series to Open with INDIANA JONES, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre's 2016 Summer Movie Series begins with the third installment of one of the world's most notable film franchises, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM.  In celebration of the series kickoff, local band Star & Micey, whose song "Get 'Em Next Time" is featured in the 2016 Summer Movie Series trailer, will be greeting fans in the lobby and will debut their new music video. (more...)

Velocity to Premiere New Season of Hit Series WHEELER DEALERS, 6/29
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo-Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Skinny Molly Joins Star-Studded 'Pepsi Rock the South' Festival Lineup This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Skinny Molly, dubbed "the band from the South to see" across the USA and Europe, has been added to the lineup of the 2016 Pepsi Rock The South Festival June 3rd and 4th in Cullman Alabama (more...)

WHEELER DEALERS Returns to Velocity Next Month
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. Since 2003 Brewer and China have searched internationally for an assortment of used cars with high profit potential. Now, they're setting their sights exclusively on America - the most CAR CRAZY nation in the world - in pursuit of the coolest rides to buy, restore, test drive and sell to up their profit totals. The all new season of WHEELER DEALERS begins Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3. (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR Cast Shines at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - May 23, 2016

The score to Bright Star is a delicious blend of Americana, blue grass and gospel, and it's great. This last Thursday I started my day by whetting my appetite for things to come (I was seeing Bright Star on Broadway that evening before welcoming the cast to Sessions). I spent my morning listening to the cast album. I was immediately taken with it's signature sound and sweeping melodies. Steve and Edie know what they are doing. Bluegrass on Broadway… it works. How? Who cares! It works. (more...)

Country Singer-Songwriter Crystal Yates Releases Third Album 'The Other Side'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Other Side is a compilation of songs that are true stories about overcoming struggles and offer the listener understanding and hope. (more...)

Really Big Coloring Books Releases Donald Trump Coloring Book
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In the continuation of creating products on American true-to-life modern day cultural icons St. Louis based publisher Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. releases factual 'unauthorized biography' on Donald J. Trump. The book, The Real Man Donald J. Trump - 'Making America Great Again', is accompanied with a new CD-song 'Upgrade America' written and performed by The Color Tones. The St. Louis four member band has a combined 50+ years of experience in the creation, design and performance of music. For a full version of the song please contact the coloring book company and an MP3 will be emailed immediately. (more...)

Wynonna & The Big Noise, Ladies of Laughter & More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo-Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8PM; Ladies of Laughter Presents NJ's Funniest Females-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8PM; The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6-Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11AM at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: A WIFE for All Seasons from City Opera at Harlem Stage
by Richard Sasanow - May 2, 2016

An absurdist mash-up of the lives of great Ashcan artist Edward Hopper and the infamous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, HOPPER'S WIFE--by composer Stewart Wallace and librettist Michael Korie--had its belated New York premiere last weekend by New York City Opera, in a clever production by Andreas Mitisek. (more...)

Jane Lynch & Rosanne Cash Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C. in May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is excited to present funny woman Jane Lynch and legendary singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash this May. (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Guest Rose Cousins Coming to bergenPAC, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Rose Cousins-Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Lucinda Williams to Play Benefit Concert for Historic Film Row This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lucinda Williams will play a special performance benefitting Historic Film Row from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at The Paramount Room, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. (more...)

Brady Rymer to Celebrate PRESS PLAY Album at City Winery This June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It Might Make You Feel Good: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will celebrate their album Press Play with an all-ages concert at City Winery on June 12th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre's HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre comes to life in Underscore Theatre Company's world premiere musical HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK, with book and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, music by David Kornfeld, directed by Elizabeth Margolius with music direction by Robert Ollis and Tyler Merle Thompson. Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the deadly bombing and riot at Haymarket Square, this stirring new musical will play now through June 12, 2016 at Chicago new performance venue, The Edge Theater at 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. The press opening is tomorrow, May 17, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke, Ryan Andes & More Set for Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company will present the development workshop of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. Boomerang Theatre Company continues as producer on the project, following up on the 2010 industry reading at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Chris Stapleton Releases Exclusive Video on 'Fire Away', Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

An exclusive video of Chris Stapleton discussing his “Fire Away” music video is premiering today. Watch the full piece HERE. The original music video can be viewedHERE. Released in conjunction with May's Mental Health Awareness Month, the new video offers commentary from Stapleton, the music video's director, Tim Mattia, actors Ben Foster and Margarita Levieva and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder of Give an Hour, the backbone organization behind the Campaign to Change Direction. (more...)

Dead Winter Carpenters and Grant Farm to Play the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Dead Winter Carpenter & Grant Farm will play the Fox Theatre on July 7th, 2016. (more...)

The Jayhawks Set for the Boulder Theater This July
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Jayhawks will perform at Boulder Theater on July 30th, 2016. (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Present BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

MTH (your source for all things Musical Theater in Kansas City) will present 20 performances of BIG RIVER, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, winner of 7 Tony Awards in 1985 including Best Musical and Best Original Score by Roger Miller (King of the Road). This unjustly forgotten masterpiece stands as a dazzling, heartwarming slice of musical Americana and the final crowning achievement in one of country music's most celebrated careers. Miller's music is a perfect fit to Mark Twain's classic American story of Huckleberry Finn, adapted for the musical by William Hauptman. (more...)

Tigger! Joins Cast of Burlesque Play 'NANCY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY' at The Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

'Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque' and porn 'starlet' Chris Harder presents, Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels! a play with burlesque, BOYlesque, and drag performances. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Latitude Festival today announces additional music, dance and theatre names for this year's event which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's BIG RIVER
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 29, 2016

WHAT: Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. (more...)

Siete pronti a farvi travolgere dalla GREASEMANIA?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Oltre 18 anni di successi inarrestabili per lo spettacolo che ha debuttato il 4 marzo 1997 e, da allora, ha dato il via alla musical-mania in Italia. GREASE, il musical dei record prodotto da Compagnia della Rancia con la regia di Saverio Marconi, con piu di 1.600.000 spettatori all'attivo, torna a grande in tour in tutta Italia fino a maggio. (more...)

Newgrass Champions, Coral Creek, Tour Recently Released Self-Titled Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Breaking the bluegrass boilerplate, Colorado-based Americana group, CORAL CREEK, tours the national release of their self-titled album. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere BUDDY'S FAMILY VACATION, 5/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Buddy Valastro trades the bakery for an RV this summer and takes a memorable road trip to experience the sites and flavors of the South with his wife Lisa and their four kids in the eight-episode series BUDDY'S FAMILY VACATION (more...)

BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING, A Hearty And Magical Charmer
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel is full of poignancy and good humor, very suitable for families. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Marlowe Studio's May Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A space-travelling dog, eco-activists and more than 100 schoolchildren will all be appearing at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the shows! (more...)

LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. (more...)

Jessica Rotter's New Album 'Plains' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Jessica Rotter is able to transcend creative boundaries and defy what's expected of a modern female musician. The songstress' voice has been heard across multiple genres, from movies, TV shows and commercials to backing vocals and collaborations with other artists—all in addition to her original songs. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music, slapstick comedy and dazzling story. Lead Actor Justin Brill took a little time to discuss life, theater and channeling this hilarious role during an exclusive Broadway World Q&A. (more...)

NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY to Host 'Industry Night,' 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

'Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque' and porn 'starlet' Chris Harder presents, Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels! a play with burlesque, BOYlesque, and drag performances. (more...)

Misner & Smith to Perform at Capital Stage on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Join Capital Stage for an unforgettable intimate evening  of Americana/Folk music: Misner & Smith perform at CapStage on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

BBQ & Brew = FUN for You
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Snoopy & Woodstock, Families & FUN, BBQ & Brew. The list goes on and on, but you can have it all in one place the next three weekends. Beginning April 22nd, The All American Barbeque & Brew Festival is back for its 2nd year! (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Spencer Theater Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Spencer Theater Summer Season 2016: There's something for everyone in the 17-event line-up, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics! Now mark your calendars: phone sales start April 27. (more...)

Franklin Manor: The New Downtown Social Drinkery Set to Open Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The project is a quintessential entertainment bar & eatery, boasting an indoor space paired with a large outdoor patio area. This $1.3 million lengthy renovation is developed by The Nocturnal Group and designed by Robert Ibarra from Alfonso Architects. (more...)

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