Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016. (more...)

A Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

A fun variety of summer entertainment continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in August! (more...)

CABARET at The Cape Playhouse Aug. 9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

"Leave your troubles outside…" as Cabaret take the stage in its Cape Playhouse premiere, directed by Hunter Foster. With book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, it runs August 9 - 20.  Press night is set for Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Houston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

HOUSTON (July 25, 2016) – September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony's 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season's first month of concerts will span several decades and genres of music. (more...)

Robert Lopez, Christopher Durang, Austin Pendelton & More Starring in BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES on August 22nd, 2016, a stat studded tribute to the silver screen. (more...)

Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening.  (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

Lawrence Schulman to Give Judy Garland Talk at Patten Free Library
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Titan James M. Nederlander Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to the New York Post, Broadway James M. Nederlander passed away last night, July 25. He was 94 years old.  (more...)

BWW Review: Magical THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre By The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jul 26, 2016

It's a bit of a risky proposition to take on a classic story that is a huge part of most people's childhoods. Do you try to change it up? Do you try to keep it true to the movie or book? How do you capture the wonder that a child would feel seeing it for the first time?  I don't know exactly how one does that, but Theatre by the Sea certainly managed it handily with their new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Even a story as well-known as The Wizard of Oz seemed fresh and new but still perfectly timeless.  Fantastic performances, amazing vocal talents and elaborate sets and special effects take this world of imagination and bring it right to life. (more...)

California Teen Wins Top Honor at National Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Brighton Thomas is the 2016 winner of the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador Award. The 17-year-old is from Burbank, CA. During the final concert on July 23, 2016, she sang American standards: "It Had to be You" and "Happy Days Are Here Again.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Tammy Blanchard Takes Dramatic Turn in New Film TALLULAH
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 25, 2016

Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING) takes a dramatic turn in the new Netflix original movie TALLULAH. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

Houston Symphony's September Slate Goes From Classic Rock to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony's 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season's first month of concerts will span several decades and genres of music. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the full program for the Crossing the LineFestival 2016, the tenth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 22 through November 3 in venues and public spaces throughout New York City. Tickets will go on saleAugust 15. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Chris Durang & Dawne to Reunite for One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

For one night only, award winning playwright Christopher Durang will reunite with singing group Dawne at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Over 50 Child Stars Unite Unprecedented Gathering at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Hollywood Museum has teamed up with over 50 former child stars to offer the public, for the first time, two exciting and rare experiences.  The 'Child Stars - Then and Now' exhibit will open to the public on Thurs, August 19th.  Additionally, a two day exclusive child star themed autograph show on Sat, August 20th & Sun, August 21st, that involves what may be the largest collection of child stars ever in one place, for a good cause - A Minor Consideration. (more...)

Allison Guinn, Emma Stratton, Brad Foster Reinking and More Join BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has added Allison Guinn (On The Town), Emma Stratton (Bullets Over Broadway), Jeff Nominee Nathan Gardner (Death for Five Voices), Brad Foster Reinking (Shrek), and Christopher Lee Viljoen (54 Sings Chess) to their cast of BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES on August 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Reelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Come Out in Support of the José Iturbi Foundation at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

The Jose Iturbi Foundation is once again, a proud sponsor of the LA Philharmonic, featuring this year's concert at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with piano soloist Yuja Wang, in what was a "historic performance," as noted in Mark Sved's LA Times review. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Is SUNSET BOULEVARD Broadway-Bound? Glenn Close-Led Production May Play the Palace in 2017
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2016

'BEAUTIFUL' producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner plan to bring the highly-acclaimed British revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Ms. Close, to the Palace Theatre for a limited 20-week run beginning in January. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, new shows and concerts. Scroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

Photo Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  (more...)

Russell Grant Will Host THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Star of stage, television and Strictly Come Dancing, the incomparable Russell Grant, has been announced as host of THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE, a new show comprised of dance, glamour and fabulous music, at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane (13 November, book here) and Wales's Millennium Centre (15 November, book here). (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Curtain's up. Light the lights. Strike up the band. Roll out the red carpet - the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will offer a nonstop series of audience-dazzling performances by show biz legends and super-hot headliners throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season - an exciting and unforgettable array of international artists and stage shows, from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood to Nashville, from your TV screen and iPhone, and from some of the world's hippest nightclubs and most impressive concert halls. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and Lorna Luft to Perform a Salute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special salute to the one-and-only Judy Garland for four performances only - September 28 - October 1, 2016. Celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, will join Feinstein's onstage nightly throughout the engagement. Together, Feinstein and Luft will take audiences on a nostalgic musical journey performing songs from throughout Garland's illustrious career. (more...)

Emma Thompson to Host Angela Lansbury Documentary Airing 8/30 on BBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

In a heartfelt and revealing conversation between two well-known British actresses (and firm friends), Emma Thompson meets one of Hollywood and Broadway's most legendary figures, Dame Angela Lansbury, to discuss her 70-year show business career. (more...)

A STAR IS BORN Remake, with Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Gets the Greenlight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

According to Deadline, the upcoming remake of A Star is Born is officially happening. Lady Gaga will star alongside Bradley Cooper, who will also make his directorial debut with the project. Production is set to begin in early 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lights! Camera! Sing! Broadway's best and brightest stars are coming together to sing the songs from the Silver Screen that made them want to get into show business! From Snow White to Frozen, 007 to 8 Mile, Singin' in the Rain to South Park, sit back and let some of today's greatest talents take you from the sound stage to our stage! (more...)

THE HONKY TONK ANGELS and More to Continue Stages Repertory Theatre's Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Following on the heels of its summer successes Shear Madness and The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, Stages Repertory Theatre continues its 39th Season with a mix of soul-searching drama and lighthearted holiday fare. (more...)

Johanna Allen sings THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Stormy Weather, The Man That Got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for My Baby, Paper Moon and Somewhere Over the Rainbow… enjoy hit after hit by Harold Arlen in Johanna Allen's The Songs That Got Away at Glen Street Theatre. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND to Play Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's "The Property Known as Garland", slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Over 50 Child Stars Featured in New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Hollywood Museum has teamed up with over 50 former child stars to offer the public, for the first time, two exciting and rare experiences. The 'Child Stars - Then and Now' exhibit will open to the public on Thurs, August 19th. (more...)

VIDEO: Makeup Artists Brian Strumwasser, Thelma Pollard Show How They're Changing The Faces of Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

The newest video in the American Theatre Wing's 'Working In Theatre' series offers a fascinating look at the work of two Broadway makeup artists. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Open Birmingham Rep's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

A brand new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest launches Birmingham Repertory Theatre's exciting 2016 Autumn season. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Ryan Molloy, Cassie Compton, Greg Oliver and Jack Donnelly Star in the World Premiere of 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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Broadway In Chicago to Dim Marquee Lights to Honor James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and the Broadway community mourn the loss of Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, theatre owner/operator, producer and presenter James M. Nederlander, who passed away on July 25 at age 94 by honoring the Broadway tradition of dimming the marquee lights. (more...)

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