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Charlize Theron to Star in Diablo Cody's TULLY; Jason Reitman to Direct for Bron Studios
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

Bron Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance TULLY, the latest from Oscar nominated director Jason Reitman and Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, it was announced today by Aaron L. Gilbert, Bron's managing director. The film, to start production in late summer in Vancouver, will star Oscar winner Charlize Theron. (more...)

Darcys to Perform at Toronto's The Mod Club, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Toronto's beloved alt pop duo Darcys will play their first live date in two years on May 25 at The Mod Club in Toronto for Red Bull Sound Select.  (more...)

Music Legend Celine Dion to Receive BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 'Icon Award'
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that renowned musical performer Celine Dion will be honored with the esteemed ICON Award at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards." (more...)

World Premiere of Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Pushes Back First Performance at The Duke on 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The world premiere limited engagement of A Better Place, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Jericho), is now set to begin performances Thursday, May 5 in advance of a Sunday, May 15 opening night at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Launches 24 for $24 Ticket Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a new affordable ticket initiative, 24 for $24.  For each preview performance, 24 tickets will be available for $24 each. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, with no age restriction. (more...)

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, its music director, Kent Nagano, and France Beaudoin, spokesperson for the OSM's summer programming, invite families and music lovers of all ages to celebrate classical music on the occasion of what has become an unmissable event of the summer season. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, four of Canada's most talented singers will join forces with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Vancouver Opera Chorus for a celebratory concert featuring timeless opera favourites. BraVO!, a rare treat for music lovers, will be conducted by VO Music Director Jonathan Darlington and will recognize the retirement of VO's General Director James W. Wright, after 17 years at the head of the company. (more...)

Legendary Music Icon Celine Dion Adds 2017 Performances To Her Renowned Las Vegas Residency At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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FIRST LISTEN: Celine Dion Covers Queen Classic 'The Show Must Go On'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This Sunday, Dion with perform the Queen classic "The Show Must Go On" with Stirling at the 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. Check out the studio version of the cover below! (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), in partnership with the Polaris Music Prize, is delighted to welcome Canadian icon Buffy Sainte-Marie-winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for her latest album, Power In The Blood-to Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 7:30pm. (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 www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE at The Duke on 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The world premiere limited engagement of A Better Place, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Jericho), is now in previews and will open Sunday, May 15 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Performances began on Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Folk Music Quartet Le Vent du Nord Coming to The Colonial Theatre, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Quebec folk music quartet Le Vent du Nord on Thursday, May 26 at 8pm, as part of the On the Stage Series at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for A BETTER PLACE at The Duke on 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Rehearsals began this week for the world premiere limited engagement of A Better Place, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Jericho), beginning performances Wednesday, May 4 and opening Sunday, May 15 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley to Host Workshop in Denver This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley returns to Denver June 1-5 to teach her fifth annual Song Interpretation & Monologue workshop, a master class for actors and singers of all levels: high school students preparing for college auditions, current college students, professional actors and singers, educators and other professionals aspiring to refine their communication skills in word or song. (more...)

Highly Anticipated LG G5 Now Shipping In United States
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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Scoop: VINYL 4/3 & 4/10 on HBO
by TV Scoop - Mar 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on VINYL 4/3 & 4/10 on HBO (more...)

Porchlight Revisits Staged Concert Series to Close with CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Talaga Talks Pokémon
by Amanda Finn - Mar 29, 2016

Local Madison funny man Alan Talaga and Atlas Improv have teamed up to present something circa 1999 -- Pokemon: The First Movie. But instead of seeing the colorful monsters battling it out on the screen, they've taken to the stage in the format of a staged reading.  (more...)

LG UX 5.0 Coming To LG G5' Smartphone And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

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CSO to Perform Second Half of FESTIVAL: VIENNA 1900 with 'MOZART & SCHUBERT,' 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

In the second half of the CSO's Festival: Vienna 1900, CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct the Mozart & Schubert program featuring guest pianist Stewart Goodyear. In homage to Franz Schubert, the great pianist and composer Franz Liszt took Schubert's piano solo and transcribed it for piano and orchestra. The resulting Wanderer Fantasy is a dynamic and colorful work combining the talents of these two musical giants. Mozart's final and most masterful symphony anchors this absorbing and intriguing program. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play DIVIDING THE ESTATE April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016. (more...)

Midori Joins Pacific Symphony for Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Mesmerizing virtuoso, former child prodigy and so famous she goes by one name—Midori—joins Pacific Symphony to perform Erich Korngold's achingly beautiful Violin Concerto, which the composer reimagined from four of his acclaimed film scores. The exquisite program is led by Grammy and Juno award-winning music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, of whom Musical America has called: “One of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world.” Tovey also leads the orchestra in grand and thrilling music inspired by the galaxy—Gustav Holst's dramatic interpretation of the cosmos, “The Planets,” enhanced by the voices of the women of Pacific Chorale (John Alexander, artistic director); plus, Debussy's luminous piano piece, “Clair de Lune,” orchestrated by the legendary Leopold Stokowski.  (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Present BAD JEWS, 4/30-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th - May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

VIDEO: Carly Rae Jepson Releases Music Video for 'Boy Problems'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Today, Carly Rae Jepsen officially released her music video for the new song 'Boy Problems.' Check it out below! (more...)

Lights' Acoustic 'Midnight Machines' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Electro-pop artist Lights has today released Midnight Machines, an album comprised of six acoustic songs from her third studio album Little Machines (more...)

deadmau5 Gives First Look at New Studio and Production Tutorial Videos for Razer Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Razer, purveyors of the Razer Music Portal and education program, announced that Razer Music endorser deadmau5 will unveil his custom-built studio in-tandem with the release of his first music production tutorial video with Razer Music. (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of April 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS on Monday, April 11, 2016! (more...)

JUNO Award Winners Return with New Recording 'Pardessus de Viole'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Newly-minted 2016 Juno Award winners for their album 'Las ciudades de oro,' Mélisande Corriveau and Eric Miles return with Pardessus de viole, a new recording featuring a 1710 viol belonging to the unique Hart House Collection at the University of Toronto. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Rel McCoy Announces New Album 'Gas Money' & Releases 'Ain't Yours' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

2-time IMA award winning hip-hop artist Rel McCoy (aka RELIC) is gearing up for the release of his new album “Gas Money” on June 10th, 2016 via Gamma Delta Productions featuring tracks with Moka Only, Elaquent, Tone Mason and Juno nominated producer Fresh Kils. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 3 Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 3 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also one of the top five grossing films of 2016 worldwide. (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot Coming to State Theatre; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Internationally acclaimed Gordon Lightfoot heads back to the State Theatre for AN EVENING WITH GORDON LIGHTFOOT at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Considered by many as Canada's greatest songwriter, Lightfoot will be performing from his vast catalog that spans five decades. (more...)

THE (POST) MISTRESS and More Set for Theatre Francais de Toronto's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today, Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to announce the seven productions that will make up its 2016/17 season. This is the final season programmed by Guy Mignault (who will step down in June 2016 after 19 years as Artistic Director) and will be overseen by Joel Beddows, incoming Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Review: OUT OF THIS WORLD, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, April 15 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 16, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a very strange revival of a 1950s Broadway show saved by some fine singing and sensational songs. (more...)

Adam Green's ALADDIN, Starring Macaulay Culkin, in Theaters This May
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Renowned musician and filmmaker Adam Green today released Adam Green's Aladdin, an eccentric and humorously subversive take on the Classic Arabian Nights tale. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  The 2016 - 2017 season subscriptions to Porchlight Revisits includes The Rink (October 4 - 6), Little Me (February 28 - March 2, 2017) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (May 9 - 11, 2017) are also available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

Michael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?In one of D.C.'s social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's immortal Motown hit-maker, the late singer Marvin Gaye, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The evening's program celebrates Gaye's enigmatic and innovative contributions to the Motown sound during the peak of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, and his musical influence that spans generations. Hosted by actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg, the gala performance is headlined by multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Buble, and features a talented, all-star cast including Andra Day, Ledisi, and Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX hit show, Empire. (more...)

Brian Mullin's WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE to Play Theatre503 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brian Mullin's debut drama is a frank and wry portrait of modern feminism, friendship and one extraordinary woman, determined to take on the world. WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE is a funny and touching exploration of religion and capitalism in contemporary America. (more...)

Inon Zur Releases Music Video 'Meneleya' from Forthcoming album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Inon Zur, a three-time BAFTA nominated composer, today announced the release of “Meneleya,” the first music video from his upcoming album Songs from the Tavern. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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