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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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book: Bruce Sussman; lyrics: Bruce Sussman; music: Barry Manilow; dir: Tony Speciale.

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

West Michigan Harmony Hall and Westside Collaborative to Raise Funds for Resident Empowerment Grant with Ornament Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

For the month of December, Harmony Hall will be selling ornaments to raise funds for the WestSide Collaborative's resident empowerment grant program. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the grant program. Harmony Hall will kick off the fundraiser with a celebration on December 8, 2016. (more...)

Irish Chamber Orchestra Presents WAR & PEACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Soloists Fiona Kelly and Emma Roche perform a thrilling double act, each displaying their virtuosity as well as playing together in perfect Harmony, in Telemann's Concerto for 2 Flutes, written in an elegant Italianate style.  (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to today announce that the critically acclaimed musical What Rhymes with Cars and Girls will tour nationally in 2017, opening in Geelong next September before touring to Bendigo, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit (more...)

BWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Nov 30, 2016

Barb Jungr is a maverick. She sings R&B and blues from her gut, can slide into jazz phrasing like muted brass, dismantles what we classify as rock so it's stripped to its meaningful bone, has a fervent moral compass, and is characteristically acerbic. Whether her voice rips or ripples, it's authentic. You can tell I'm a fan. In an effort, one conjectures, to broaden her appeal, she's lately partnered with musician John McDaniel, whose background is theater. While the two are amiable on stage and offer appealing Harmony, arrangements sound the same--- somewhere between Broadway and pop, no matter what the material. Almost all vocals with McDaniel are brighter, louder, and faster than they might be. (more...)

New Number of Shares and Votes in Tobii
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016


Art of Elan Announces 2016-17 Season featuring NOW Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New Amsterdam is excited to partner with Art of Elan, a pioneering chamber music series which seeks to bring unique music events and the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. For their 10th Anniversary season, Art of Elan has named NewAm's own NOW Ensemble as their ensemble-in-residence, which involves performance opportunities, commissioning opportunities, and possible recording support for the ensemble. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces February Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its lineup for February concerts. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Chorus Christmas Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

As a part of the Cultural Center Winter Concert series and Trees of Diversity exhibit, the Beehive Statesmen will present beloved memories of Christmas with barbershop Harmony. The concert will highlight the chorus and quartet renditions of the beautiful music traditional to Christmastime. Tickets are not required as the performance is free and will have open seating for families with children welcome. (more...)

Come Enjoy Some Family Fun at The Lyric Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Lyric Theater has announced it's schedule of family fun programming! See some of the highlights below proudly sponsored by The Bauman Family Foundation. (more...)

Experience the joy of #GivingTuesday at Sing for Hope
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday-a global day of giving and social change-was launched in 2012 as a philanthropic followup to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

'Eternal Harmony, Volume 1' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

While science and religion are often seen as opposing forces, physicist and born again Christian, Dr. Ron Rickards, is working to prove otherwise. He has found unparalleled connections between these fields, exemplifying how they work in unison to glorify God. Rickards educates readers on the relationship between science and religion in 'Eternal Harmony, Volume 1: The Unity of Truth in God.' (more...)

Rosiland Brown, Linedy Genao featured in Bill Nelson's NUTCRACKIN' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Rosiland Brown (One Mo' Time, Footloose) and Linedy Genao (On Your Feet) are set to star in Bill Nelson's Nutcrackin' Christmas, a one-night, all-original, holiday brouhaha on December 5 at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

A Place for Global Theatre Artists and Storytellers to Convene and Develop New Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four stories of family, gender, female empowerment and migration comprise the projects supported by Sundance Institute's Theatre Program at its two-week Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place December 4-18. Dedicated to the creation and development of new musical theatre work, the Lab's projects are cast individually, rehearsed daily and benefit from concentrated, uninterrupted time and resources. (more...)

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER to Delight OCTA Audiences this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the world and Olathe Civic Theatre Association is bringing them straight to the stage! This Christmas, OCTA spices up traditional holiday theatre offerings with a wild take on the Christmas story with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Luke Bateman on MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Guest Blog: Luke Bateman - Nov 24, 2016

I like to write tunes. By tunes I mean real hummable melodies. Some people scoff at this as if 'that's easy' or 'not exactly art', but I thoroughly disagree. Lots of songwriters write both music and lyrics, and I've given lyrics a go, but I like to stick to the music. In my opinion, my job is to serve a lyric. A great melody can carry a poor lyric, but a good lyric sure as hell ain't gonna carry a bad tune. When you combine both a great lyric and a great melody then you've hit the jackpot. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Look Around, Look Around: A Theatre Kid's Thanksgiving
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Nov 23, 2016

This November 24th I celebrate one year since first hearing something from Hamilton. It's not a coincidence that this day also is when 2016's Thanksgiving falls. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Voices in Harmony Choir Presents Sing-Along Messiah
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome the Voices in Harmony choir for a beautiful holiday tradition at 4 p.m. on December 11, 2016. The choir and the community will join their voices together in Harmony for a sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah." (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

It's everybody's worst nightmare. You're standing on the stage. The last note of the overture dies in the air… But you don't know your lines! What's the choreography?! Harmonies? Were you supposed to learn harmonies?! This might terrify you, but it thrills Original Cast and their audiences alike every night as they step out with nothing and create a whole new musical on the spot. (more...)

Second Performance Added: NJSO and NJPAC present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce an additional performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 7 pm at NJPAC in Newark. Limited tickets are still available for the previously announced March 11 matinee at 2 pm. The NJSO will perform, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform Oscar winner John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS at Fourth Street Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Russotto
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 22, 2016


The Jazz Thieves 'Brooklyn Elegy' Strike Again with New Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. (more...)

Dailey & Vincent at Spencer The Rock Stars of Bluegrass this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Hailed as "The Rockstars of Bluegrass," Dailey & Vincent are vocal Harmony sensations with one of the top bluegrass string bands in the country. Having first partnered in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as standouts in American music (bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music), thanks to the fantastically powerful blend of their tenor vocals and their rapid release of sizzling studio albums that have raked in pokes-full of top industry awards: 3 Grammy nominations, 3-time "Vocal Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year," 4 Dove Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards, numerous #1 rankings on Billboard Bluegrass charts, and an Emmy Award nomination for their Public Television Special "Dailey & Vincent - Alive!" They've additionally won worldwide attention for their sonic perfection in concert (120 shows per year) and their top-rated television series "The Dailey & Vincent Show." (more...)

Folk Singer/Songwriter Seth Lakeman Announces Warrington Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman is returning to Parr Hall as part of a new album tour. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber Among Winners of 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At last night's American Music Awards, artists were honored in multiple musical genres. Check out all the winners below! (more...)

DragonWave Wins Fierce Innovation Award in Telecom Edition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016


BWW Review: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE, Sadler's Wells, 16 November 2016
by Vikki Broad - Nov 18, 2016

London has had to bide its time in waiting for the premiere of Akram Khan's Giselle. With it's first warmly received performance back in Manchester in September, fans have had to be patient but this captivating take on the romantic classic is more than worth the wait. (more...)

Funkadesi Celebrates 20 Years on 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Funkadesi, Chicago's 10-time award-winning intercultural band, will perform at Old Town School of Folk Music's Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall (4544 N Lincoln Ave) on Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., highlighting their dynamic blend of Indo-Afro-Caribbean music while celebrating 20 years of music-making. Tickets are $9-$50 and are available at or by calling 773-728-6000. The 5:00 p.m. show will be family-friendly. (more...)

Mark Cuban & More Join Presenters Lineup for 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

dick clark productions and ABC announced today another round of multi-talented presenters for the 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS including Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort, Florida Georgia Line, (more...)

Guy Kabenga Tshibangu Releases THE GUARDIAN OF THE REPUBLIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

'The Guardian of the Republic': an enticing and studied work written with the purpose of ferreting out those who should be concerned with the well-being of the people. 'The Guardian of the Republic' is the creation of published author Guy Kabenga Tshibangu, self-taught Christian and native of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (more...)

Vocalist Vanessa Perea Will Pay Tribute To Sarah Vaughan at December Luna Stage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In 2014, vocalist Vanessa Perea released her first solo album, Soulful Days, on the Zoho Music label. Jazz Times' Christopher Loudon wrote that her interpretation of the Richard Whiting/Johnny Mercer standard, 'Too Marvelous For Words', conveys 'a slithery sexiness worthy of Sarah Vaughan while weaving in some wickedly good scatting.''s Thomas Cunliffe has praised Perea's 'combination of confidence and maturity', predicting that she 'could become one of jazz's top vocalists in the near future.' (more...)

Matt Bomer, Julianne Hough & More Among Presenters for 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

dick clark productions and ABC announced today the first group of star-studded presenters for the 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS', including Matt Bomer, Ciara, Nina Dobrev, Robert Downey Jr., Taraji P. Henson, and Julianne Hough, (more...)

THE DOO WOP PROJECT to Bring Harmony to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Stars of Broadway's Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical are set to take stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse for a night full of songs and stories!  The Doo Wop Project is an homage to classic Doo Wop and the music that was inspired by that sound. (more...)

"The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success," by Lori Tsugawa Whaley is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This new eBook, published on Amazon received International Best Seller Status through a promotional campaign led by the KIDD Marketing group on October 26th, that included reaching number two in Asian History. Other categories in the top 100 included: Politics and Science, Eastern Philosophy, History, Eastern Religions and Sacred Texts, Political Philosophy and more. The book in its print and eBook editions explores her struggle with Traumatic Brain Injury, (TBI), discrimination and life struggles as a Japanese American after World War II. (more...)

DJ Khaled to Perform 'Do You Mind' ft. Nicki Minaj & More on 2016 AMA's
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Music producer, recording artist and social-media superstar DJ Khaled will be joined on stage by Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross to perform their hit new song, "Do You Mind," at the '2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Leslie Birnbaum, Michael Nemeroff, Daphnah Nazarian and Bruce Schulman Elected to The Wallis Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Chairman of the Board of Directors, David C. Bohnett, announced the election of Leslie Birnbaum, Michael Nemeroff, Daphnah Nazarian and Bruce Shulman to the company's Board of Directors. The announcement was made following the Board meeting on November 3. (more...)

Join In A Fun-Filled Day Of Activities at NJPAC's DAY OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Day Of Swing. Come and celebrate the spirit of swing and the roots of Jazz and Laissez les bon temps roulez! The Day of Swing Community Festival will include: (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK With Live Orchestra, 1/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Raiders of the Lost Ark with live orchestral accompaniment, January 6-8 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. The Orchestra performs John Williams' epic score as the film Roger Ebert called "a movie of glorious imagination and breakneck speed" screens above the stage. Steven Spielberg's timeless classic sees Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts. (more...)

Justin Bieber to Perform at the 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that international megastar Justin Bieber will perform during the “2016 American Music Awards” from his Purpose tour in Zurich, Switzerland, delivering his signature style to audiences across the world.  He joins hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting. The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world's biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.   (more...)

WE SING, The Ultimate Singing Game Experience, Now Available on PLAYSTATION 4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This festive season, We Sing Productions is delighted to announce that We Sing, the top-selling, award-winning singing game series for the whole family, is now available for the first time on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system for an MSRP of $49.99. (more...)

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1. (more...)

The Coasters to Play Ridgefield Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

With hits like "Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy," "Searchin" and "Charlie Brown" The Coasters cemented their place in Rock and Roll history, and in 1987 became the first vocal group inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Coasters will take the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, January 14 at 8 pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, with the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own with curiosity and wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

December is Full of Cheer at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

December at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, promises to be one of the most musically-diverse months yet. The club kicks off with two nights of the island's hottest reggae acts with Revive the Live Waikiki Edition, followed by tributes to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, singer-songwriter Imua Garza and a nostalgic run with Henry Kapono as he presents the Songs of C&K. Acoustic rock and reggae artist Trevor Hall, the legendary Willie K and soulful guitarist Tavana take us into the middle of the month, leading up to GRAMMY(R) Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Local favorites Streetlight Cadence and M?noaDNA are up next, with singer-songwriter-surfer Tom Curren making his Blue Note Hawaii debut as well. The month wraps up with jazz superstar Kenny G, playing four nights through New Year's Ev (more...)

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