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BWW Review: Kevin Smith Kirkwood Embodies Whitney Houston In Dazzling CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 8, 2016

Arriving on stage in a tear-away USA tracksuit to wow the crowd with 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' Kevin Smith Kirkwood looked every bit the part of Whitney Houston in the return of CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub on August 31. But as everyone knows, a diva is more than just clothes (although the jumpsuit underneath was admittedly stunning as well). In less adept hands, the show's concept--- that Houston came down on a cloud for a repeat performance--- might have felt awkward or, worse, exploitative. Fortunately, Kirkwood, who is no stranger to glam and larger-than-life performers following his run in KINKY BOOTS, truly embodied the late icon on every level. Opening the show, he addressed the audience with a coy, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, it's so good to be back.' (more...)

Elevate! Benefit Cabaret for Dancing Classrooms To Take Place September 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The exciting world of Dancing Classrooms, that most people know from the award-winning movies that tell its story, such as the Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas Take the Lead, Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as Dancing in Jaffa, comes alive on the evening of September 19, 2016 for the Dancing Classrooms Contemporaries' premiere cabaret benefit event,  ELEVATE during National Ballroom Dance Week, (Sept. 15 - 25 ). (more...)

BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Is 'Golden' in Anniversary Show at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 23, 2016

If this is what the end of the GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND looks like, here's hoping for an extension. Before capping off a yearlong celebration of Bond's 25th anniversary of being a performer with a VIVification benefit, v's---Bond's preferred pronoun---GOLDEN AGE was a fever dream, full of charming anecdotes about shared psychoanalysts, spirit guides and Blythe Danner. On the second evening of the show's four-night run earlier this month, Bond's control over the melodic rasp of v's voice was impeccable. More importantly, v displayed an unmatched talent for controlling the space v's in, owning the entire stage with little more than a gentle sway and the tap of a heel, making Bond's all-out performance look effortless. (more...)

Elevate! Benefit Cabaret for Dancing Classrooms To Take Place September 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The exciting world of Dancing Classrooms, that most people know from the award-winning movies that tell its story, such as the Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas Take the Lead, Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as Dancing in Jaffa, comes alive on the evening of September 19, 2016 for the Dancing Classrooms Contemporaries' premiere cabaret benefit event,  ELEVATE during National Ballroom Dance Week, (Sept. 15 - 25 ). (more...)

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. and Pamplin Historical Park Celebrate the Fall Season With Harvest Tea on the Lawn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Akin Omotoso's VAYA Selected for Toronto International Film Festival - Watch Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Vaya is produced by Robbie Thorpe, Rethabile Mothobi, Harriet Perlman and Ronnie Aptekeer. Executive produced by Matthew Moodley, Cecil Barry and Jan du Plesis. (more...)

Get BeWitched and BeDazzled with Meadow Brook Theatre Guild!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild has announced its newest fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled! The event will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township. This is an unique and delightfully different event that will leave guests BeWitched & BeDazzled! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos from the World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage. With music by Berton Averre, lyrics by Rob Meurer, and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman, these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Hopeful HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA World Premiere at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines...and prepare for a bumpy ride! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, opening tonight, September 12, at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Back for the Holidays by Vociferous Popular Demand is The Bang Group's NUT/CRACKED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

THE WINTER YARD is indeed back for the 2016-2017 season, courtesy of funding from Boston's Barr Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council/Local Cultural Council (MV).  And there's no better way to kick off a season of sugar, spice, and gender-fluid mistletoe, renegade skaters, proto-punk Inuk throat-singers and the island's home-grown dance stars, than with a delirious celebration of holiday spirit and tradition. Ladies and Gentlemen, you asked for it to come back, and now it's here - "NUT/CRACKED", choreographed by The Bang Group's co-director David Parker, in collaboration with the company.  You may likely see a few of your neighbors or offspring up there on stage ... (more...)

Varla Jean Merman Returns to New Orleans on November 3 with A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Clear the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Ladies and Gentlemen, there's a great white chanteuse beaching herself in New Orleans! International superstar Varla Jean Merman is opening her jaws wide to take a big bite out of the American Songbook.  (more...)

Undermain Theatre Presents the Dallas Premiere of 10 OUT OF 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Undermain Theatre presents 10 OUT OF 12, by Anne Washburn to follow up the successful 33rd season debut of so go the ghosts of mexico, part one.  10 OUT OF 12 will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main St.   (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Vagabonds say, "ready, set, subscribe" for an exciting and jam-packed season line-up.  Today, Flat Rock Playhouse announced the highly anticipated 2017 season of twenty-five productions that make up Flat Rock's Mainstage features, Studio 52 & Family programming, and the popular Music on the Rock series. (more...)

BWW Recap: A Change is Gonna Come on GREY'S ANATOMY
by Lauren Gienow - Nov 6, 2016

The 7th episode of season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled “Why Try to Change Me Now” aired Thursday night and it looks like 'change' is indeed coming to Grey Sloan Memorial. With a new consultant at the hospital, the Attendings quickly fall into paranoia and defensiveness…and it may very well be warranted! (more...)

Blackfriars Stages Original New Play by Local Comics
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Blackfriars Theatre rings in the holiday season with The Flight Before Christmas, an original comedic play by three of Rochester's most beloved comics. (more...)

LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y and Mystical Feet Company Present THE MAR VISTA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture and Mystical Feet Company present The Mar Vista, a dance/theater work written and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman in collaboration with the Mystical Feet Company (Ron Kagan, Dwight Kelly, Ryan Pater, Ezra Lowrey, Amanda Schussel and Hyman) at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, from December 1-18, 2016.  Performance schedule: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22.50 at the door. Tickets are available at 646-395-4310 or www.14streety.org.    (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Soul Sensation Remember Jones Announces 10th Anniversary Revival of BACK TO BLACK; Playing 5 Cities with 15-Piece Orchestra
by Kevin Pollack - Nov 15, 2016

National soul sensation Remember Jones fronts a 15-piece orchestra in back to BACK TO BLACK, a revival and re-creation of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning, Amy Winehouse album Back to Black, in celebration of the album's 10th anniversary and commemorating 5 years of Amy Winehouse's tragic passing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phoenix Productions Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

A new musical version of the classic movie comes to the stage for the holiday season. The story  takes place in the 1940s in Indiana and focuses on a child named Ralphie, a daydreamer who spends his days counting down to Christmas. He wants a Red Ryder BB Gun, but as his parents and teachers warn him, "You'll shoot your eye out!"  All of the movie's best-loved moments are here, including the Old Man's leg-shaped lamp, the tongue-on-a-flagpole scene, the bunny suit, the Santa slide and all of Ralphie's extravagant daydreams. It's a big Broadway musical, complete with dazzling dance numbers and gorgeous sets. (more...)

LABA and Mystical Feet Company to Present THE MAR VISTA This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture and Mystical Feet Company present The Mar Vista, a dance/theater work written and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman in collaboration with the Mystical Feet Company (Ron Kagan, Dwight Kelly, Ryan Pater, Ezra Lowrey, Amanda Schussel and Hyman) at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, from December 1-18, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!'
by Kevin Pollack - May 26, 2016

For those of you who don't know Remember Jones, you should now. The brainchild of Remember Jones comes from New Jersey native (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival's THE ORDERING OF MOSES Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Cincinnati May Festival is proud to announce the release of a new recording on Bridge Records. Under the leadership of Music Director James Conlon, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus (Robert Porco, director) recorded R. Nathaniel Dett's oratorio, The Ordering of Moses, live at Carnegie Hall in May 2014 during the beloved invitational Spring for Music Festival. (more...)

TGI Fridays Teams with 20th Century Fox on DEADPOOL Blu-ray Release
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

For a limited time, Fridays also will make it easier and more affordable to take Deadpool home by offering a special $4 discount off the purchase of the movie on Blu-ray at Fridays.com/Deadpool. If that's not massive enough, fans can find out just how well they know Deadpool with a Buzzfeed quiz. (more...)

Actions Semiconductor Announces the Receipt of Preliminary Non-Binding 'Going Private' Proposal
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Collegiate Theatrics: Lipscomb's EMILY MEINERDING
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

Like so many other college students before her, Emily Meinerding is back from an adventuresome spring break, all set to plunge headlong into the rest of her semester at Nashville's David Lipscomb University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Lipscomb sophomore has already made a name of herself onstage with her critically acclaimed role in The Crucible, a joint production of Blackbird Theater Company and LU Department of Theatre, and as Sleeping Beauty in last fall's campus musical, Into the Woods. (more...)

VIDEOS: Dancing Classrooms Helps Children Learn Empathy and Respect Through Ballroom Dance
by Michael Dale - Mar 11, 2016

The New York based non-profit benefits the emotional development of children in disadvantaged areas through dance. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Honors Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival proudly honored two local luminaries -- Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit -- at its SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CELEBRATION on June 4 in a beautiful estate overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present THE ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages!  The Zerbini Family Circus is coming to Ridgefield! The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series bring fun for the whole family with The Zerbini Family Circus on Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield (more...)

Murray, Federer to Headline ESPN's Coverage of Gentlemen's Quarterfinals at Wimbledon
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

ESPN and ESPN2's “Cross Court Coverage” for Wimbledon's Gentlemen's Quarterfinals on Wednesday, July 6, will begin at 8 a.m. ET, headlined by a Centre Court doubleheader on ESPN with future Hall of Famers No. 2 seed Andy Murray and No. 3 Roger Federer (more...)

World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Set for Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines…and prepare for a bumpy ride!  The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, previewing September 8, opening September 12 at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago.  With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners With Vogue And GQ In Media First To Create Immersive Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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WE ARE WOODSTOCK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

This is an interesting book because the concept of this novel is from a spectator's point of view and puts the reader right on the grounds of the biggest Rock & Roll concert of all time. The character in this novel meets Jerry Garcia, John Sebastian, Max Yasgur, whose farm the festival is being held on and Wavy Gravy before he got that name. (more...)

ROUNDELAY to Tackle Sex in Later Life with Aerial Arts at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Visible Theatre's Roundelay is coming to the Southwark Playhouse from 23rd Feb - 18th March. (more...)

BWW Review: David Ives' Verse Comedy, THE LIAR, Offers Alternative Corneille
by Michael Dale - Jan 30, 2017

Press performances for David Ives' sharp and funny verse comedy THE LIAR began just around the time when political headlines were being made about the phrase 'alternative facts.' (more...)

Hilarious Comedy BOEING BOEING to Take Off at The Highwood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Highwood Theatre is taking off with the hilarious comedy BOEING BOEING, continuing its 2016-2017 season: January 27, 28 & February 3, 4 at 8:00 pm; January 29 & February 5 at 2:00 pm at The Highwood Theatre in Downtown Silver Spring. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pianist Lambert Orkis to Tour the U.S., Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Globally-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and her longtime musical partner pianist Lambert Orkis give 11 performances across the United States in Spring 2017. The duo have spent nearly 30 years making music together, resulting in numerous successful Deutsche Grammophon recordings, earning Grammy® Awards, an ECHO Award, as well as a Choc de l'Année Award. The recital program will be played in seven cities including San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and Washington DC's Kennedy Center, with a program including works by Sebastian Currier – who previously wrote a number of other works for Mrs. Mutter such as Aftersong (1994) and Ringtone Variations (2013) - Mozart, Respighi, and Saint-Saëns. Mrs. Mutter concludes the tour with a four-date engagement with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons, where the concert program features selections by Tchaikovsky and Nostalghia by Toru Takemitsu, which Mrs. Mutter played at her 35th Anniversary concert of her Japanese debut. (more...)

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund to Honor HAMILTON Cast for Speech to Vice President Mike Pence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

On February 27, 2017, the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. will hold its annual Awards Night at the French Institute / Alliance Francaise in New York City and among the other honors given that night, an award from the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund will be presented to producer Jeffrey Seller, director Thomas Kail, author Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the cast of Hamilton, for exercising their right to free speech by reading a statement directed at Governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in attendance, at the November 18, 2016 performance. (more...)

BWW Review: STORYVILLE RISING Captivates with Stories but Little Plot
by Jay Irwin - Feb 13, 2017

It's difficult to see where creator, writer and director of "Storyville Rising", currently playing at Seattle Immersive Theatre, David Crellin was trying to go with his show. I mean, it's certainly a fascinating look, supported by some wonderful performances, into the world of the red light district in New Orleans at the turn of the century and all the seedy undertones it had to offer, but it lacks a through line to pull it all together. (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Dec 8, 2016

There's nothing like a rock musical led by a genderqueer German named Hedwig. Absolutely nothing. (more...)

Covata Issues Annual Letter to Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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BWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to Catalina
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2016

On Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10 Chris Isaacson Presents brought us the incomparable R&B recording artist Melba Moore with her CD release party for 'Forever Moore' at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Moore is no stranger to Broadway audiences who remember her Tony-winning portrayal in Purlie and a string of other hits including Hair, Ain't Misbehavin', Les Miserables and Chicago among many others. Once you have attended one of her live concerts, you are electrified and changed for good. Moore sings passionately from the very depths of her soul. She has been known for her p (more...)

Elevate Cabaret Evening to Benefit Dancing Classrooms Comes To Life!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

 The exciting world of Dancing Classrooms, that most people know from the award-winning movies that tell its story, such as the Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas Take the Lead, Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as Dancing in Jaffa, comes alive on the evening of September 19, 2016 for the Dancing Classrooms Contemporaries' premiere cabaret benefit event,  ELEVATE during National Ballroom Dance Week, (Sept. 15 - 25 ). ELEVATE will celebrate community impact and artistic success with its line-up of vanguard and live cabaret performances and awards program, all to benefit Dancing Classroom's innovative approach to social and emotional learning, (SEL) with all the benefits of physical wellness,turning 4th and 5th graders into respectful 'young Ladies and Gentlemen' with self-discipline, self-respect and increased self-esteem.  (more...)

BWW Review: Café Nordo's TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs
by Jay Irwin - Apr 8, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position and hang on as Cafe Nordo presents an evening of fun and food with their 60's spy send up, "To Savor Tomorrow". And as usual with the Cafe Nordo shows, if the laughs weren't enough for you then the delectable food will be. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- #Bearding
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 6, 2016

I've coined this new term. The power of the beard has not only led me to bow before it in awe and reverence, but also offer it the illustrious status of being a verb. To beard is about doing far more than simply growing it. It's about experiencing it and LIVING it. (more...)

Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, Revivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In an annual rite of passage, the talented students of Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division delight audiences with both new works and beloved ballets in four performances May 20-22. The production features five works by three choreographers presented at Gerald W. Lynch Theater: Coppélia Act III, de l'innocence, Sans Nuages, TO BE CONTINUED…, and Gossec's Gavotte. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - Apr 20, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, you can't imagine the rapture in store for you with Denver Center Theatre Company's killer production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Brittain Talks MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO at Udderbelly Festival
by Marianka Swain - Apr 15, 2016

Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford's MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO, which gives the Iron Lady a Soho awakening on the eve of the Section 28 vote, has had a remarkable evolution over the past few years. From 10-minute short at Theatre503 to fully-fledged cabaret-cum-theatre show, it's enjoyed runs at the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival and Leicester Square Theatre, and now has three dates at the Udderbelly Festival on the South Bank as part of a national tour. Jon talks mixing styles, gay rights and the ongoing process of development. (more...)

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