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John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Holiday Concerts and More Set for Houston Symphony, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The Houston Symphony's December calendar features a special one-night-only performance as John Williams Joins Yo-Yo Ma on December 5 at Jones Hall. The Symphony will also celebrate the holidays with concerts for the entire family. On December 13, 14 and 15, the Symphony and Chorus will perform Very Merry Pops, which celebrates the season with holiday hits including a special piece, Glad Tidings, which features spiritual leaders from the Houston community as guest narrators. (more...)

Levi Kreis to Join Seattle Men's Chorus as Guest Artist; Holiday Extravaganza Runs 11/30-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) borrows from the film classic Casablanca for their annual holiday extravaganza at Benaroya Hall. In Play it Again, Santa, Santa (not Sam) is at the piano and the out-of-the-way nightclub is much farther north - like at the North Pole! There will be eight Seattle concerts plus two outreach performances in Tacoma and Everett. For the first two Seattle concerts of their 34th season opener, SMC welcomes to the stage Tony award-winning pianist and vocalist Levi Kreis (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 only) as the guest artist. (more...)

CELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Airs on PBS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

CELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning tonight, November 30, 2013. (more...)

Levi Kreis Joins Seattle Men's Chorus as Guest Artist; Holiday Extravaganza Runs Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) borrows from the film classic Casablanca for their annual holiday extravaganza at Benaroya Hall. In Play it Again, Santa, Santa (not Sam) is at the piano and the out-of-the-way nightclub is much farther north - like at the North Pole! There will be eight Seattle concerts plus two outreach performances in Tacoma and Everett. For the first two Seattle concerts of their 34th season opener, SMC welcomes to the stage Tony award-winning pianist and vocalist Levi Kreis (tonight, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 only) as the guest artist. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Holidays at Highmark Holiday Pops, 12/12-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holiday season at Highmark Holiday Pops with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of guest artists on Dec. 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21. Audiences also can enjoy Heinz Hall decorated beautifully for the holidays, complete with a 25-foot tree in the Grand Lobby! (more...)

Liz Callaway's MERRY & BRIGHT Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 26, 2013

Popular concert performer, recording artist and Broadway star Liz Callaway celebrates the holiday season on a new EP titled MERRY & BRIGHT, now available for purchase and digital download from iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

Bach Festival Society Releases Christmas Album ALL IS BRIGHT: A CHORAL CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to announce the release of a new recording: All Is Bright: A Choral Christmas. The recording features the Bach Festival Choir and full Orchestra performing twenty-one Christmas songs, including many original arrangements. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Cascading notes swirl in a reverberating mural of majestic sounds as the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ fills the concert hall with the nostalgia of holiday classics during Pacific Symphony's annual 'Holiday Organ Spectacular,' part of the Pedals and Pipes series. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present Annual HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Cascading notes swirl in a reverberating mural of majestic sounds as the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ fills the concert hall with the nostalgia of holiday classics during Pacific Symphony's annual "Holiday Organ Spectacular," part of the Pedals and Pipes series. The evening ignites with the talent of virtuoso organist Todd Wilson, Broadway soprano Lisa Vroman and accompanying Symphony principal musicians: Timothy Landauer, cello; Benjamin Smolen, flute; Barry Perkins, trumpet; and Mindy Ball, harp. Visiting the Symphony for the fourth year, Wilson, head of the organ department at The Cleveland Institute of Music and curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall, also performs organ works by Bach, Widor, Carter and Purvis. This concert takes place one night only, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $15-75; for more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society to Present HOLIDAY SING, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

The Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) Chorus and members of the Vocal Apprenticeship Program's (VAP) choruses-the Youth Chorus, Singers, Young Men's Chorus, and Young Women's Chamber Choir-perform a Holiday Sing on Saturday, December 14 at historic Great Hall in Faneuil Hall. This fun and participatory holiday celebration returns to the H&H calendar after a brief hiatus and will include some of the most beloved carols and music of the Yuletide season, sung a cappella and with brass accompaniment. Rich and infectious arrangements of 'Carol of the Bells,' 'Winter Wonderland,' and 'In dulci jubilo' are among the scheduled offerings. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW, 12/7 - 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! On Saturday, December 7 - 8:00pm and Sunday, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Deck the Halls wth New and Returning Thanksgiving and Holiday Favorites on FOX
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

'Tis the season for FOX holiday programming, and this year's new and returning Thanksgiving and holiday favorites are sure to bring a little more Joy to the World. (more...)

THE SNOW MAIDEN, SID THE SCIENCE KID and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2013-14 Theater Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 59th season of diverse, family friendly theater and musical theater performances, including the Off-Broadway holiday hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays, the acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats performing their theatrical spectacle Cirque Ziva, and five theater performances for children as part of Brooklyn Center's Target Storybook Series. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Release MERRY AND BRIGHT Album on 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Broadway veteran Liz Callaway is set to release her first holiday album, titled 'Merry and Bright', on November 26. To purchase, visit: http://www.amazon.com (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Sells Out 12/14 Holiday Concert; Adds Second Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Pasadena's most sought-after holiday concert usually sells out before the turkey hits the table on Thanksgiving. This year, the Pasadena Symphony's treasured Holiday Candlelight Concert will be performed twice to meet community demand on December 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church. Pasadena's equivalent of a classic European cathedral is the home of this highly anticipated concert with conductor Grant Cooper and special guests including soprano Lisa Vroman, a full chorus of the Donald Brinegar Singers, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, and the LA Bronze hand bell choir in this festive concert of traditional and diverse holiday melodies performed by candlelight - an aural respite that is sure to summon the spirit of the season. (more...)

WOMEN Extends at Peoples Improv Theater Through 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward is now extending through May 20th, after selling out its four week run. (more...)

Beth Dies, Inc. Presents WOMEN, 6/7-21
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

BETH DIES, INC presents WOMEN a comedy from the East Coast, written by Chiara Atik. The production will is presented as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Stephanie Ward set to direct at Theatre Asylum. Opening June 7th through June 21st, 2014. Admission is $15.00 (more...)

Three Dog Night to Play Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Grammy-nominated 70's rockers and “Joy to the World” hitmakers, Three Dog Night will perform at The Orleans Showroom on June 28 and 29. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Ends 199th Season with Handel's SAMSON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of outstanding singers and the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus to close the season with George Frideric Handel's dramatic oratorio, Samson. (more...)

HAPPY TOGETHER 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Comes to TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

This summer, classic music fans will rejoice as the renowned Happy Together 30th Anniversary Tour 2014 comes to Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Listeners will hear their favorite songs from The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Branches Out with Concerts Across Northeastern MA, Beg. 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Handel and Haydn Society musicians will present three chamber-sized performances to audiences across Northeastern Massachusetts. H+H's expanded presence stems from strategic initiatives to broaden H+H's audience as it prepares for its upcoming Bicentennial Season. (more...)

Words With Friends creators form new studio, debut virtual reality game at E3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

MCKINNEY, Texas, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Paul Bettner, best known as the co-creator of 'Words With Friends', today announced his new company Playful Corp. will debut their first virtual reality game, 'Lucky's Tale', at the upcoming E3 video game convention in Los Angeles, California. 'Lucky's Tale' is being developed exclusively for the Oculus Rift platform under a newly announced partnership between Playful Corp. and Oculus VR Inc. Playful is one of the first studios to officially partner with Oculus to create content exclusively for the Rift. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE and More Set for Delaware Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company, under the artistic leadership of Bud Martin, announces the five-play lineup for its 36th anniversary season, including the return of Michael Learned, an East Coast premiere of a new work, a hilarious holiday comedy, a chilling retelling of a literary classic, and a heartwarming new musical in pre-Broadway development. (more...)

'Happy Together Tour' with The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night & More Stops at bergenPAC, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents an evening in the '60s with cherished classic rock artists and their many hits Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 7PM. (more...)

The Happy Together Tour to Return to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Happy Together Tour 2014 - this year starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis &The Playboys and Mitch Ryder &The Detroit Wheels - makes its fourth annual Chicago-area stop, one-night-only, Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Announces 2014-15 Season - CARMINA BURANA, Beethoven and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) today announced its programs for the 2014-15 concert season, conductor Jacques Lacombe's fifth year as the Orchestra's Music Director. Fulfilling its mission as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO brings subscription programs to venues in Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Red Bank and Englewood, with 14 weeks of subscription classical programs, four pops programs and three family concerts, as well as several special concerts. (more...)

Chuck Negron to Perform Top 40 Hits at Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 2/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, will perform chart-topping songs at the Suncoast Showroom, February 8 and 9. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Announces Bicentennial 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and Artistic Director Harry Christophers have announced H+H's 2014-2015 Season-its 200th-featuring the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus performing works from the Baroque and Classical eras. Highlights include a collection of some of the greatest oratorios ever written, stellar guest artists, and two brilliant showcases for H+H Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky. The season opens with a concert that commemorates H+H's first public program at Boston's King's Chapel on December 25, 1815. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Lights Up Brunswick Christmas
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 9, 2013

In 1961 at the 41st Street Theatre in New York City, African-American poet-playwright Langston Hughes premiered a work called Black Nativity, a collection of gospel songs punctuated by Hughes's own verse narrating the birth of Jesus. After a very short run, the only souvenir of that historic event was a rare LP recording. More than a half century later, Maine musicologist Aaron Robinson has collaborated with Bowdoin College conductor and choral director Anthony Antolini to mount a revised version of Hughes' original work. Entitled Black Nativity In Concert - A Gospel Celebration, Robinson has utilized Hughes' original texts, adding a few plus some Biblical verse, as well. For the musical settings he relied on transcribing the recording and arranging several songs himself. Performed yesterday by the seventy-five person Bowdoin Chorus, conducted by Antolini, with Roy Partridge as narrator, Jennifer McIvor on piano, and Sean Fleming on the Hammond organ, the concert in Studzkinski Recital Hall drew an overflowing crowd, many of whom were relegated to watching on lobby monitors. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW, 12/7 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! On Saturday, December 7 - 8:00pm and Today, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! Tonight, December 7 - 8:00pm and Sunday, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Liz Callaway Delivers Holiday Joy With Her Voice
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 6, 2013

Who could ever forget Liz Callaway stopping the show cold with a simple plaintive Maltby and Shire song called "The Story Goes On" back in 1983 in the Broadway production of BABY? Or, of course, Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG? Or her Grizabella? Or any of the amazing albums she has made over the years, either solo or with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway? (more...)

John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Holiday Concerts and More Set for Houston Symphony, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

The Houston Symphony's December calendar features a special one-night-only performance as John Williams Joins Yo-Yo Ma tonight, December 5 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Apple's Free 'Holiday Cheer' Playlist Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

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Flora2000 Launches 'Send Joy To The World' - A Virtual Shopping Event To Help Victims In Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Flora2000 is inviting shoppers around the world to participate in its first-ever 'Send Joy to the World with Flora2000' virtual holiday event. From Friday, December 6 through Friday, December 13 th, the company will send 5 percent of all net profits from its designated holiday collection to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Funds will be donated to ShelterBox, which delivers emergency tented shelter and other supplies to those who've been impacted by natural and other disasters. ShelterBox is currently working in the Philippines following what meteorologists are calling the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. (more...)

THE DR. SUSAN BLOCK SHOW to Celebrate Winter Solstice
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

This Saturday, December 21st, The Dr. Susan Block Show, hosted by international sexologist Dr. Susan Block, will celebrate the Winter Solstice with an angel: female-empowerment-oriented pole-dancing instructor J Katface. (more...)

Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular with The Four Tops to Join Chicagoland Choirs, 12/23-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Chicago Choirs get the chance of a lifetime when they perform along-side Original Supreme Mary Wilson during "Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular Featuring Special Guests The Four Tops" December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.). Seven Chicago choirs will perform throughout the limited engagement including Walt Whittman's Soul Children of Chicago, Shelly & Friends (members from Salem Baptist Church and Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park), Calvin Bridges & Friends, Central Missionary Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, Dr. Issac Whittmon & the Greater Metropolitan Church, Dr. Alfred Wheeler & Blessed Music Ministry and Ramon Perry & the Ministry and Praise Chorale. (more...)

bergenPAC to Present Travis Tritt with Lyndsey Highlander, Kansas, and Happy; Tickets on Sale 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces 3 new shows for 2014! Travis Tritt with Lindsey Highlander Sunday, March 9th 2014, Kanas in concert Friday, May 30th 2014 and Happy Together featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Sunday, June 22nd at 7PM. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 19, 2013

Today, we are spotlighting the absolute must-haves for the Broadway baby on Santa's shopping list - all of the very best theatre-related music, movies, events and more - well, at least sixteen or seventeen of them… (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Cascading notes swirl in a reverberating mural of majestic sounds as the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ fills the concert hall with the nostalgia of holiday classics during Pacific Symphony's annual 'Holiday Organ Spectacular,' part of the Pedals and Pipes series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Oklahoma (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE'S CHRISTMAS PROMS 2013 Brings in the Christmas Spirit
by Barry Lenny - Dec 14, 2013

Each year, Santa arrives in Adelaide with the Christmas Pageant but, for many, Christmas really gets under way with the annual Christmas Proms. (more...)

The Yule Log Returns to Time Warner Cable Free Movies On Demand
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The televised Yule Log on Time Warner Cable is back this year in SD, HD and once again in 3D via Video On Demand at no additional cost. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Holidays at Highmark Holiday Pops, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holiday season at Highmark Holiday Pops with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of guest artists tonight, Dec. 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STORY TOUR Delights Crowd at Patriot Center, Offers Something Unique
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 11, 2013

Are you ready for something unique this holiday season? This tour may be something to check out. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill, running September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society to End 199th Season with Handel's SAMSON, 5/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of outstanding singers and the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus to close the season with George Frideric Handel's dramatic oratorio, Samson. (more...)

WOMEN to Play Peoples Improv Theater, 4/15-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

MA College of Art and Design Student Artwork Inspired by Handel's SAMSON on View at Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design are proud to announce the continuation of a unique creative partnership, now in its third year. Under the instruction of MassArt faculty members, junior class students in the Illustration department have created works of visual art inspired by Handel's Samson. Twelve works will be on view at Symphony Hall's Cabot-Cahners Room during the same weekend that H+H performs Handel's dramatic oratorio. (more...)

WOMEN Plays Peoples Improv Theater, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from today, April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

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