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Celebrate The Music Of The Legendary Cilla Black At St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

???????Cilla And The Shades Of The 60s, the ultimate tribute to the legendary Liverpool redhead and a perfect musical stage show for families and pop music fans of all ages, comes to St Helen's Theatre Royal on Saturday, March 18th.  (more...)

LET IT BE A Celebration Of The Beatles, Offers Up The Beatles Reunion That Was Not To Be
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

As a tribute to the Fab Four--from the legendary Ed Sullivan performance to recordings at Abbey Road-- LET IT BE is at the top of the list. The New York Times "can happily report thatLET IT BE is by far the best of the bunch...the performers are outstanding." This fully-staged recreation of the band not only features highlights of their career, but also imagines the celebration of John Lennon's 40th birthday-the reunion that wasn't to be-performing hits like "Live and Let Die," "My Sweet Lord," "Hey Jude," and other songs never performed live onstage. LET IT BE "stands on its own as a lively, multimedia concert and a rocking good time" (Associated Press). (more...)

South London's Phobophobes Share Sinister New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ahead of their single launch show at MOTH Club on March 13th with Dead Pretties, South London's Phobophobes have shared a mesmerising new video, led by interpretive dance, for their forthcoming 7” 'The Never Never', due for release this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BROADWAY BOYS Perform Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It was quite an evening March 4, 2017 when THE BROADWAY BOYS performed a benefit performance at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts at Baltimore, Maryland's Jewish Community Center. (more...)

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Celebrates 20th Anniversary At SXSW With Third Eye Blind
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will arrive in Austin for SXSW in celebration of its twentieth anniversary, presenting a special showcase at The Belmont featuring Third Eye Blind on March 16th.  SXSW fans will also enjoy performances by Bob Schneider, Muddy Magnolias, Royal Teeth, and Finland's Tuomo & Markus. The showcase is sponsored by Juniper Networks, Other World Computing (OWC) and founding sponsor Yamaha Corporation of America. (more...)

Joanie Leeds' New Album 'Brooklyn Baby!' Out 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Six years ago, award-winning singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds packed her bags and moved from Manhattan's Upper West Side to the vibrant, artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

mau5trap Presents 'we are friends Vol. 6' Compilation, Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

mau5trap releases their biggest annual compilation to date--we are friends Vol. 6 (WAF006)--which offers fans 21 tracks from the label's artists, including three new tracks from the label head himself, deadmau5. (more...)

Portland Blues-rockers BALTO Release Daytrotter Session + Announce US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, Portland blues-psych outfit Balto is releasing their Daytrotter session, recorded late last year during their cross-country tour. The session features tracks from the recently released Strangers, out now via Total Reality Meltdown. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first BEAUTY AND THE BEAST came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among the world's premier contemporary dance companies, along with honorary event chair Aurora Abella Austriaco, of Valentine Austriaco &Bueschel, P.C.; honorary event chair Pamela Cullerton, wife of Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton; event chair and Hubbard Street board member Karen H. Lennon; and a 17-member host committee, welcomed more than 250 guests to the offices of Baker McKenzie, LLP overlooking Chicago's Millennium Park on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for Hubbard Street's 14th annual Bold Moves for Bold Women event. (more...)

West End's Chloe Taylor Adds Touch of Magic to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Epstein Theatre has announced the full casting for its first ever Shakespeare production. (more...)

VIDEO: The Who's Who of the Arts World Records 'With A Little Help From My Friends' for Americans for the Arts
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Executive Producer Jonathan Estabrooks, Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records), two-time Tony-nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr. and producer and Broadway orchestrator Charlie Rosen today announced that this past Tuesday, a Who's Who of Broadway, Hollywood, Theatre, Dance, and Music came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City and Los Angeles to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles' song 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to inspire support for the arts in America. (more...)

Emerging Local Artists Inspired By The Hit Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Four playwrights give their unique responses to Sheffield Theatres' world premiere Everybody's Talking About Jamie in 4x15 on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal well under way. Each week, Maison symphonique will resound to the sound of the Orchestra, with over 100 concerts being presented there. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces This Month's Family Programming and Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lincoln Center has announced it's lineup of programming and family events for the month of April. See the full schedule below! (more...)

The John Pizzarelli Quartet Coming to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????The John Pizzarelli Quartet makes a rare Bickford Theatre appearance for one night only on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 p.m. Joining John will be Konrad Paskudzki on piano, Andy Watson  on drums, and Mike Kam on bass. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Electrifying New Production of FRANKENSTEIN to Soon Come To Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton's Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein, from 7 - 18 March. (more...)

New Play To Premiere At The Epstein Theatre About John Lennon's Missing Banjo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????From the writer of the stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester's 'Twopence to Cross the Mersey' comes a brand-new comedy about the disappearance of Lennon's first musical instrument. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

MONSTER TRUCKS Comes to Blu-ray April 11th & Digital HD 3/28
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get ready for “big, big fun” (Max Evry, Coming Soon) when the “perfect family film” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) MONSTER TRUCKS revs up on Blu-ray Combo Pack April 11, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Get in the driver's seat two weeks early with the Digital HD release on March 28. (more...)

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM Comes to the Fox Theater 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a successful summer tour pairing Primus with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming, full-length release called 'Monolith of Phobos.' (more...)

HOLLYOAKS Star Keith Rice Will Lead New Thriller BLOOD RUNS DEEP at The Gladstone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Following their successful first production The Ruby Slippers, Break A Leg Productions in association with Bill Elms return with a brand new psychological thriller BLOOD RUNS DEEP, written by Emma Culshaw and David Paul. Set in the 1990's, the four-character play will star Hollyoaks villain Keith Rice as Jake. The play will perform its first pilot run on The Wirral this autumn. (more...)

Krystle Warren to Perform at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Krystle Warren, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, now residing between France and New York, is a remarkable, if complicated, lady. Remarkable in that her music defies genre; complicated in that, for that very reason, she's difficult to pin. Her voice instantly recalls jazz, while her melodies evoke Lennon/McCartney. S (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Raises The Roof at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 13, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez "Raised The Roof" and also raised the bar at Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there for her exciting show, (more...)

Factory presents the Triumphant Return of BANANA BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Factory is proud to present the triumphant return of BANANA BOYS, adapted from Terry Woo's game-changing novel by Leon Aureus, and one of the hit shows from Factory's Naked Season. Factory Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino will close the current season with her highly inventive reimagining of BANANA BOYS, which she first directed in 2004 for fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company. (more...)

John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Plays The Red House Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Red House Arts Center continues its 2017 season with Six Degrees of Separation, by award-winning playwright John Guare which runs now through March 18th. Diamonds and denim clash in this fast-paced and wildly clever play inspired by true events. (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

Rachel Bilson & Kaitlin Doubleday Join NASHVILLE + Preview Upcoming Episodes
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

CMT today announced Rachel Bilson (“The OC,” “Hart of Dixie”) and Kaitlin Doubleday (“Empire”) will join the cast of NASHVILLE. (more...)

Tchaikovsky Meets Drake At FUSE@PSO, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

 FUSE@PSO, the genre-defying concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, March 22 with "Tchaikovsky + Drake." (more...)

Waylon Jennings Celebrated In New Star-Studded Live Concert Film & Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Blackbird Presents, CMT, and Sony Legacy are proud to announce the broadcast premiere and audio/video release of Outlaw: Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings. (more...)

Delbert McClinton Comes to Daryl's House 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Multiple Grammy award-winner Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men will be performing at Daryl's House in Pawling, New York on Sunday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. McClinton is touring in support of his recently released album Prick Of The Litter. Press has praised McClinton for his proficiency across genres includingRolling Stone Country, Billboard, Texas Monthly and more. Mother Jones said, 'Prick of the Litter stands with McClinton's best work, mixing rowdy blues, down-home country, and tender ballads with his typical swaggering good humor." The revered artist's vocals shine throughout with the Associated Press saying, 'he gets there with a singing style more sassy than silky and without abandoning the eclectic assortment of influences he's absorbed over the years.' No Depression shared more insight into McClinton's impressive stylings and his love for Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer, HERE. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Don Scardino Brings Musical Chops and Tales from his Illustrious and Hilarious Career to Feinstein's/54 Below in NOTHING TO HIDE
by Casey Mink - Feb 28, 2017

They say, in life, it's all about who you know. Luckily for Don Scardino and his audiences at his two shows at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 18, he has friends in very high places. The show, DON SCARDINO WITH JOHN MILLER: NOTHING TO HIDE, was Scardino's first at the cabaret venue, and the seasoned performer, director, and musician brought a welcomed (though not-so-fresh) air of breezy yesteryear listening--- along with salivating showbiz tales, of course. (more...)

Play 'Hermia' in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Do you love Shakespeare and would relish the opportunity to act alongside West End stars? Then head to The Epstein Theatre on Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th March for your chance to star in The Epstein Theatre's first ever Shakespearian production! (more...)

BWW Review: Extraordinary Tony Award Winning FUN HOME Plays the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 24, 2017

Finally an extraordinary musical that is high on substance and heart as well as entertainment value! 2015's Tony Winning Best Musical Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. The Bechdels are an atypically dysfunctional family living in Pennsylvania. Cartoonist Alison (Kate Shindle) is trying to draw her father Bruce (Robert Petkoff) and to understand why he committed suicide. Currently onstage at the Ahamsnon Theatre through April 1, Fun Home with its emotionally engaging book by Lisa Kron and curiously vibrant music score by Jeanine Tesori, boasts seamless direction from Sam Gold and a wonderfully sensitive cast.  (more...)

YouTube link Steve Hackett Talks about The Night Siren
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), is set to release his latest album 'The Night Siren' on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Fun Home' opened last night, February 22, at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Russell Hartwick Pens NOTES WITHOUT NOTES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Notes Without Notes': a collection of poetry inspired by a music-filled childhood in Flint, Michigan, relationships past and present and life in general. 'Notes Without Notes' is the creation of published author Russell Hartwick, a Motown listener whose wide-ranging musical tastes run from Sinatra to John Lennon and from Led Zeppelin to Country gospel. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" opens February 22 at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. "Fun Home" has one preview performance on February 21. (more...)

@MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK LIVE Returns to SXSW This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

FTW! Comedy Central's Emmy® Award-winning interactive late-night series, “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” has partnered with Austin's yearly SXSW festival for a live show on Friday, March 10 to air exclusively on Facebook Live (more...)

MusicWorks to Present THE FAB FAUX for Beatles Fans at The Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Friday night March 3, MusicWorks is presenting THE FAB FAUX at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale for Beatles fans of all ages and hair lengths. (more...)

Phobophobes Announces New Single and UK Tour with LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Phobophobes rise into 2017 nestled atop a wave of attention focused towards the revitalized South London scene with new single 'The Never Never', due for release March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Previews RAISE THE ROOF at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on March 12 with an unforgettable solo concert. (more...)

12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Final Draft, a unit of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, now in its 26th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the selection of Robert McKee as its Hall of Fame Award honoree for the 12th annual Final Draft Awards. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. (more...)

MY LEONARD COHEN Comes to the Adelaide Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????'My Leonard Cohen' was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold-out shows and rave reviews from critics and fans alike.  The show  is now appearing at the ADELAIDE FRINGLE FESTIVAL from February 28. (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

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