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BWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROAR
by Ilana Lifshitz - Mar 31, 2017

ROAR, standing for "Rock On American Resurrection," roared to life Thursday at its opening night at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. In contrast to the intimate, quaint setting of a lobby no larger than my living room and a house whose maximum capacity has to be close to 100, ROAR made me (and probably the rest of the audience) feel like I was at a protest concert during the '60s (Act I) and '80s (Act II). (more...)

Paramount Network Announces Lineup of New and Returning Shows for First Quarter of 2018
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Paramount Network's highly-anticipated launch in 2018 will kick-off with a programming lineup featuring a mix of new, high-quality, premium entertainment scripted series, non-scripted returning pop-culture favorites, and original sports and specials for a broad audience. (more...)

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smeldey Bring MOM'S NIGHT OUT: SUMMER BREAK TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)announced today that comedy duo Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMOMSOHARD will bring their Mom's Night Out: Summer Break Tour to Santa Rosa on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. They've kept you sane. They've brightened your day. They've made you laugh 'til you peed a little. Now Kristin and Jen are bringing their hilarious YouTube series to the stage for one night only. Tickets ($41.75-$54.75) are available beginning tomorrow (Friday, March 31 at noon) online atLutherburbankcenter.org, by phone at 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). *This show is 18 and over (more...)

BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 30, 2017

Imagine an era full of raw energy, vivid passion, and a thirst, drive, and talent that is unparalleled in American musical history. This vibrant scene is revived in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, an embodiment of a people's voice that speaks to the soul of America. It evokes its dreams and its drive, and the audience is not only a witness but a participant in this remembrance of a time when the sounds of pure talent were teeming from every radio. (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Presents VOICE OF AMERICA, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The acclaimed American Modern Ensemble (AME), that spotlights American music via lively thematic programming, presents Voice of America – a program of vocal music written in the past five years. Also featuring works by Robert Maggio and Luna Pearl Woolf, the program is highlighted by two collaborations between composer (and AME founder) Robert Paterson and writer David Cote: the New York premiere of their song cycle about online dating, In Real Life; and a selection of arias from Three Way, a trio of one-act comic operas that will have its New York premiere engagement June 15-18 at BAM. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Lincoln Center for Seven Performances, 6/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18, 2017.  Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, which features the work of seven choreographers and recent premieres on three exciting programs, along with the Company debut of Battle's 2004 work Mass, set to an original score by John Mackey performed with live music. Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance. (more...)

Joan Baez invites Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls to Perform at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez has invited longtime fiends Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls to perform with her at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, April 7. (more...)

Bivins Gallery Hosts Exclusive Exhibition Featuring Early Works by Artist Jack Whitten
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

DALLAS, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Showcased in the main gallery, Jack Whitten: Earlier Works will run from April 1 through May 6, 2017 at Bivins Gallery. Karen and Michael Bivins will host a reception to open the exhibition on Sat., April 1, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the gallery. Complimentary valet parking is provided for the opening as well as for all guests visiting Bivins Gallery anytime during its normal business hours. (more...)

Downtown Art Presents THE LITTLE ROCK PROJECT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

THE LITTLE ROCK PROJECT is the story of the struggle for education by African-Americans, based on oral histories and interviews of those who were there.  (more...)

Black Heritage Auction to Feature Songs, Notes & Jewelry of Tupac Shakur
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On April 7 th rap legend Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. (more...)

Pushcart Players Awarded Grant for 'Readers Theater' Project in Passaic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pushcart Players, the renowned touring theater for young audiences celebrating its 43rd year, has been awarded the contract for Non-Profit Arts Partner of "Readers Theater - AIM to Achieve Project" at Martin Luther King School No. 6 in Passaic New Jersey. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

David Byrne Opens Inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Lineup Features a Wide Range of Celebrated Artists and Artistic Compaanies in Innovative Programs (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupe Bodytraffic Makes Santa Rosa Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)welcomes the critically acclaimed dance company, BODYTRAFFIC, for one night only onTuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Called "one of the most talked-about companies nationwide" by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC takes centerstage in Santa Rosa for the first time for an evening of fierce technique and style that has wowed audiences around the world. Tickets for BODYTRAFFIC including a pre-show discussion at 7 p.m.range in price from $15-$45 and are available now online at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

BWW Review: A New RAISIN IN THE SUN Is Set to Explode
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 23, 2017

Theatre Charlotte's vivid new staging of A RAISIN IN THE SUN reminds us that Lorraine Hansberry's drama was written to show us all the things, good and bad, that can happen to 'a dream deferred.' (more...)

Rev. Sekou and The North Mississippi Allstars to Bring Protest Music to Pawling
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Rev. Sekou is touring in support of North Mississippi Allstars and his debut album 'In Times Like These', which will be released on May 5th. He will play an upcoming show in Pawling on May 13th at Daryl's House Club with the North Mississippi Allstars. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's GUYS AND DOLLS to Bring Gangsters, Gamblers, Dames and More to LBC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

'Guys and Dolls is gangsters, gamblers, dames and more. This acclaimed musical is joy in its purest form,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for LBC's resident theatre company. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL To Conclude Kokandy Productions' Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 28, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier. Tickets will go on sale at a later date. For additional information, visit www.kokandyproductions.com. (more...)

THE RESURRECTION FACT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Honey-baked ham, bunnies, candy, and festive family egg hunts are commonly associated with Easter, but this Christian holiday rests squarely on one thing: the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. If that event didn't happen, then, as St. Paul says, "Christians are of all [people] most to be pitied." That is, if Christianity's claims are false, the Christian faith is futile, and the entire Christian enterprise loses all meaning. St. Paul also said that all that would remain in the face of a cold and unpredictable existence is to, "Eat, drink and be merry." But what if the resurrection actually happened? (more...)

Eleanor DeRycke Releases 'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer': a book of devout questions about our relationship with God. 'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer' is the creation of published author Eleanor DeRycke, a retired Special Education teacher and addiction counselor now living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with Donald, her husband of fifty-five years. (more...)

Biracial Playwright's Work Dropped from MN Venue Due to 'Mulatto' in Title
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

In a case of misguided censorship, Ames Center in Burnsville, Minn., has refused to produce a production of CAUCASIAN-AGRESSIVE PANDAS AND OTHER MULATTO TALES by biracial playwright Derek 'Duck' Washington, which would have been staged by the city-owned Center's resident theatre company, Chameleon Theatre Circle. Their problem is with the world 'mulatto' in the show's title. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical"  to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at J. Kenneth Campbell, Marckenson Charles and More in ALL THE WAY at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Mona Golabek to Bring THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St.), The Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Town Hall Foundation will present a special performance from American concert pianist Mona Golabek who tells the gripping, true story of her mother, Lisa Jura, who held on to her music and her dreams to survive one of the darkest periods in history. (more...)

BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Apr 3, 2017

tells the story of an ordinary family struggling to live an ordinary life during difficult times (more...)

Symphony Space Presents FUSE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Symphony Space's FUSE PROJECT returns this year to conclude the 16/17 season with a blast of creative energy. Launched last year by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne as a weeklong showcase for artistic and intellectual innovation, it has grown to become Symphony Space's most expansive and ambitious Project. (more...)

The Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present the World Premiere of Ashley J. Jacobson's How to Be Safe, directed by Cezar Williams, June 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

Q&A with David Byrne Among Public Programs for Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre is set to celebrate the opening of the most anticipated show of the season this week, Here Lies Love, the work of culture and music icons David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim. (more...)

Fugard Bioscope Announces Line-Up for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and  Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

The Flight Deck's OVERNIGHT Extends Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ragged Wing Ensemble announced today that, due to high volume and demand, Overnight will extend one week. Originally scheduled to close on April 22, the show will now run for an additional four performances through Saturday, April 29. (more...)

Band of Brothers 'American Hop' Honors First Responders With Debut Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Rising country band American Hope have released their first-ever music video for the song “I'll Be There” from their 10-song, self-titled debut album, which premiered back in the fall of 2016. (more...)

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

FOX has picked up SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO as a one-hour weekly series, featuring Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO is a reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

BWW Review: Talented Cast Sails into SOUTH PACIFIC at Jewel Box Theatre
by Robert Barossi - Apr 16, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein shows are known for being of a certain type. They are rarely what might be called small or minimalist and it would be tricky for any theater to do minimalist versions of most of them. These are shows that often have the word “big” attached to them and for a smaller sized theater with somewhat  limited resources to attempt one of these big shows is an ambitious effort. Jewel Box Theatre is currently trying to do just that with a fully staged production of one of these shows, South Pacific, and the attempt ends up with highly mixed results. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions! (more...)

Chess in the Schools to Host 30th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Chess in the Schools, the nonprofit educational organization empowering New York City's inner-city students through chess,will host its 30th Anniversary Benefit Celebration Monday, May 8 at Guastavino's (409 E 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Goes to the Dogs with EMMETT & ELLA'S BIG APPLE ESCAPADE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company is going to the dogs! with the musical adventureEmmett & Ella's Big Apple Escapade. Performances are on Saturdays April 29th and May 6th at 1 & 3pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeffrey Lord Calls Donald Trump 'The Martin Luther King of Healthcare'
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On yesterday's CNN panel featuring Jeffrey Lord and Symone Sanders went a bit off the rails when Lord called  President Trump 'the Martin Luther King of healthcare.' (more...)

Priyanka Chopra, Diane Lane Among 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Jurors; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors for the 16th edition, comprised of a group of critically acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors working across film, television, and stage, accomplished producers, and cultural leaders. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'James Beard: America's First Foodie'
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The James Beard Foundation Award is the most coveted honor in the American food industry. It is often referred to as the 'culinary Oscars.' But what do we really know about the man whose name has become synonymous with culinary excellence?   (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

Broadway's Carmen Cusack Among Lineup for 'POWER OF SONG' Pete Seeger Tribute at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Kennedy Center now announces the addition of new artists in a one-night-only event that will celebrate the artistry and lasting influence of GRAMMY-winning American folk icon Pete Seeger. (more...)

Acclaimed Comedian Jim Jefferies Returns to Santa Rosa This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced that provocative comedian Jim Jefferies will return to Santa RosaSaturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. as part of his recently announced Unusual Punishment Tour. Tickets for Jim Jefferies ($39.50 - $49.50) are available beginningFriday, April 14 at noon at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

Angel City Chorale Celebrates Connectivity with INTERACTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the esteemed Los Angeles choir led by Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present Interactive, an imaginative and multidimensional concert event during the first weekend in June. (more...)

Chashama Presents SUBURBAN FORM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

With their development of urban areas, humans not only overlaid their living patterns onto nature, but saw this phenomenon as an extension of nature. Suburban Form plays with this idea, suggesting a system of suburban constructions that mimic natural systems. Composed with acetate images of suburban construction, the installation is an environment in which the natural and man-made co-exist, creating a physical and emotional experience for the viewer. (more...)

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