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Good Times Productions Remembers Bruce Hampton
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The following is a statement from Good Times Productions regarding the death of musician Bruce Hampton on May 1, 2017. He was 70. (more...)

Full Line-Up Announced for Festival at the Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Six Chair Productions has announced the line-up for the 2017 Festival at the Farm, taking place at Prowse Farm in Canton, Mass. on September 16 and 17, 2017. (more...)

Sarah Dash, Peterson Brothers and More to Bring R&B to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The R&B calendar heats up at Joe's Pub! Highlights include Labelle founding member Sarah Dash on May 12; the soulfully-voiced and hard-rocking singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson on May 31; Australian singer Cloves (Kaity Dunstan) on June 1; the Peterson Brothers, a modern blend of blues rock from 20-year-old Glenn and 17-year-old Alex Peterson, on June 2; a fundraiser for The Restorative Center with Stephanie McKay on June 15; soul powerhouse gina Breedlove on June 20; Alfa Anderson's album release party for her solo debut, From My Heart, on July 7; and, the relentlessly energetic JJ Thames & The Violet ReVOLT on August 8. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN at Mesa Encore Theatre
by Erin Kong - May 31, 2017

Satirical works tend to resurface during trying social and political times, and Mesa Encore Theatre's production of Urinetown timing is impeccable. Urinetown takes place in a dystopian-esque world, where due to a severe drought, private toilets are banned by the government, and citizens can only relieve themselves via costly public toilets. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
by Tory Gates - May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

Bar of the Week: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool Retro Vibe
by Marina Kennedy - May 16, 2017

Are you looking for a different type of spot on the Upper East Side? If so, gather your group. Fun, food and drink and entertainment is happening at Ethyl's Alcohol and Food, the lively, retro-style bar that brings a 1970's scene to life. (more...)

Kris Kristofferson Comes to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Show business wannabes are warned to "keep your day job"… just in case. But in the case of KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, the Rhodes Scholar/Golden Gloves boxer gave up a Captain's rank as a helicopter pilot in the Army's elite Airborne Rangers and a turn-down of an assignment to teach at West Point...all to pursue a music career. (more...)

ban.do Collaborates with Starbucks to Bring Summer Fun to Asia
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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Treat Dad to DINING and the ARTS
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 9, 2017

Make a day of it and plan an outing for Father's Day. Check out our suggestions for museums, shows, events, and attractions that you can pair with a local restaurant. (more...)

Lionel Richie and CHIC Featuring Nile Rodgers Confirmed to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie announced today he will tour Australia in September and October on the ALL THE HITS TOUR.  (more...)

Lionel Richie and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers Confirmed to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award® winner and music icon, Lionel Richie announced today he will tour Australia in September and October on the ALL THE HITS TOUR. Special guests on the tour are CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. (more...)

Hank Williams Jr. Returns to ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature the return of its iconic anthem this fall when legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. kicks off the weekly Monday primetime game by asking NFL fans: “Are You Ready for Some Football?” (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Paradise Theatre announces seven exciting and diverse shows for its 2017-2018 Season to be presented in their CURRENT Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

JoAnna Michelle Releases Epic 'Too Sophisticated' Music Video and Charts #1 Billboard Breakout Spot
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Teen pop star JoAnna Michelle went straight to the #1 spot this week on the Billboard Breakout Club Play chart with 'Too Sophisticated.' This monumental breakout comes on the heels of JoAnna releasing a tour de force music video for the new dance single. (more...)

It's On – Kid Rock's 3rd Annual Fish Fry Announced For October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Kid Rock is once again throwing a huge backyard party in Nashville for friends and neighbors at his Third Annual Fish Fry at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. (more...)

Camo & Krooked Release Fourth Album 'Mosaik' on Ram Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Camo & Krooked takeover continues to permeate every corner of the electronic music landscape as they take their unique sound to uncharted pastures. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

2017 Running of The RollerBulls in New Orleans Turns It Up a Notch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Nola Bulls, LLC announces the full lineup for the 11th edition of the world famous San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO), a.k.a. 'The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans.' Organizers say they are committed to transcending the farthest reaches of joy currently known to mortal men, taking this event it to the ultimate limits Good Times, great food, tasty drinks, and general feelings of 'Por Que No?' or Why Not? (more...)

Foo Fighters Coming to Casper This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Foo Fighters' CONCRETE AND GOLD tour will stop on December 10 at Casper Events Center. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 29th at 10:00 am. (more...)

Foo Fighters' New Album 'Concrete and Gold' Available for Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Foo Fighters' 'Concrete and Gold' is available for pre-order now. “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. (more...)

Larger Than Life: The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show to Play Tin Roof Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

The Larger Than Life band, the Ultimate Boyband Tribute Show bringing you back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, 'N Sync and 98 Degrees! (more...)

THE EVIL IN US Available on DVD Exclusively at Walmart 7/4
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brings you THE EVIL IN US, written and directed by Jason William Lee in his feature film debut. The film stars Ian Collins (CW's “Supernatural”) and Kylee Bush (Nightwing: Prodigal). THE EVIL IN US will be available on DVD on July 4, 2017 for an SRP of $27.97 exclusively at Walmart. (more...)

ABET to Present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ABET to present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, starring ANNE KRAFT by JOAN DIDION, based on her memoir on JULY 8 at 8pm and 9 at 2pm. (more...)

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Bring Their Passionate Rockin' Blues To Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Bring Their Passionate Rockin' Blues To Stage (more...)

Camo & Krooked Release Video for 'Like I Do' ft. James Hersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the release of their most unifying, high profile vocal track 'LIKE I DO' with fellow Vienna artist and runaway songwriter sensation James Hersey, Camo (Reini) & Krooked (Markus) have delivered its stunning visual accompaniment. (more...)

The 14th Annual PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST Opens 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This September, the annual PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST will be celebrating its fourteenth year!  The FEST continues to thrive, bringing the best of the improv comedy world to Lil' Rhody. (more...)

2017 Season at Indian Ranch Kicks Off This Sunday, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Summer starts this Sunday, June 18th in central Massachusetts when Barenaked Ladies kick off the 2017 Yuengling Concert Series at Indian Ranch, marking the start of the 71st season for the Webster, MA venue. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gary Jules will open the show. (more...)

New Jersey Veteran Rocker, Wayne Olivieri, Unveils Video for 'I'm A Music Man', the First Single From Debut Solo Album 'Eclectic Mind'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

By the age of 17, New Jersey veteran rocker, Wayne Olivieri, was already performing fulltime in iconic clubs like CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, The Limelight, The Village Gate and more, with his band Rockids, playing on the same bill as unsigned young bands such as The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie, and a plethora of others. (more...)

Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home LOVE & COMEDY Tour Comes to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour comes to Sioux Falls for a performance at the Washington Pavilion on Friday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Paul Collins' Beat 'Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Paul Collins' (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early '80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the 'king of power pop' himself. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 27, 2017

Getting Kinky In Sarasota (more...)

Veteran New Jersey Rocker, Wayne Olivieri Returns with Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

When asked about New Jersey rock veteran Wayne Olivieri, The Rascals' Eddie Brigati said, 'He's one of the most charismatic singer/frontman I've seen in a LONG time.....when he's on stage he doesn't let you NOT pay attention'. (more...)

Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Receive National Support from Operation Supply Drop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Receive National Support from Operation Supply Drop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Norman Pattiz Announces: Hollywood's Legendary Creator And Producer Norman Lear Hosts New Show 'All Of The Above' On PodcastOne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Hollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on Podast
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Hollywood legend Norman Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with an intimate weekly podcast. (more...)

L'Tric's 'The Way You Are' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

First surfacing as an instrumental titled 'The Beach' at last year's Amsterdam Dance Event, this dancefloor weapon has been steadily gaining momentum ever since, picking up support from the likes of Avicii, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, EDX and Chris Lake amongst many others. (more...)

SF Live Arts' Women in Music Series Continues with Claudia Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A favorite of Garrison Keillor on the Prairie Home Companion show, Claudia Schmidt has been moving and delighting audiences of all sizes and locations (from small venues to festival stages in front of 20,000 people) for over 40 years. (more...)

Legendary Bands Earth, Wind & Fire And CHIC Ft. Nile Rodgers Announce 2054 North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Legendary Bands Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC Ft. Nile Rodgers Announce 2054 North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers announced today 2054 The Tour, which will travel across 20+ North American cities this summer beginning July 12 in Oakland, CA. (more...)

Barenaked Ladies Release New Album/Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Barenaked Ladies have released their very special collaboration with the legendary “Kings of A Cappella” titled, Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Houston (more...)

Norman Lear, ITVS Named Institutional Winners of Peabody Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected Norman Lear to receive an Individual Award and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) an Institutional Award for their contributions to storytelling in television. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

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