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Mx Justin Vivian Bond, The Sweet Remains, Ryan Raftery and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub, 9/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, September 9-20, 2015. Scroll down, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

MEMPHIS, Nominated for 13 Suzi Bass Awards, Runs Sept. 10-20 at The Rialto Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Theatrical Outfit opens its 39th season with MEMPHIS, a co-production with Aurora Theatre, September 10-20, 2015 at The Rialto Center for the Arts. (more...)

Comedian Brian Regan Announces Spring 2016 Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Comedian Brian Regan announces spring tour dates for his non-stop theater tour, going on sale Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The spring leg of the tour will visit 38 cities throughout North America (more...)

BWW Review: MARIE AND ROSETTA Pays Tribute To A Forgotten Music Pioneer
by Michael Dale - Sep 20, 2016

Long before the British invaded, Elvis swiveled his hips and Bill Haley rocked around the clock, the iconic vision of a rhythm and blues vocalist playing electric guitar was popularized in the 1940s by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer who crossed over into nightclubs with a hard-belting style that fused the secular with the sacred. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

100 Performances Added to PEPPA PIG's First-Ever U.S. Live Theatrical Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

More fun than a muddy puddle! On the heels of strong U.S. ticket sales for its first leg of tour dates, and by popular demand, an additional 65 cities and 100 performances have been announced for Peppa Pig's first-ever U.S. theatrical tour (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

2015 Wilde Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

It was yet another Wilde night at West Bloomfield's Berman Center for the Performing Arts, as Michigan's professional theater community gathered for The 14th Annual Wilde Awards presented by EncoreMichigan.com. Established in 2002, The 2015 Wilde Awards honored the best productions, performances and technical accomplishments of the recently concluded 2014-15 season. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Hilariously Hateful Comic Bianca Del Rio to Stop at Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

She's back! The hilariously hateful comic known as Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) is launching the North American leg of her latest global standup tour. (more...)

Joe Bonamassa's 'Live At The Greek Theatre' Debuts at #1 Again!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

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Vanessa Williams, Rita Moreno, Liz Callaway & More on Tap for Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will continue to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. (more...)

Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers(Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

South African Guitarist Derek Gripper Joins Trio Da Kali at Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

On Saturday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents an exciting two-part program in Zankel Hall, featuring acclaimed South African guitarist Derek Gripper and Trio Da Kali, an outstanding group of musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali. (more...)

ATG Expands North American Operations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new North American leadership team: Stephen Lewin who will be Chief Executive and Kristin Caskey who will be Executive Vice-President, Content and Creative, as they expand their North American operations.   (more...)

ZEBRA Performing Their Debut Album in its Entirety LIVE at Mulcahy's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

This winter, Loaded Concerts and WBAB 102.3 will present legendary rock band ZEBRA (A Hammerheads Reunion) performing their 1983 debut self-titled album (which went GOLD and became the fastest selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records) live at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall on Saturday, January 14th! (more...)

FSLC Announces Imitations of Life: The Films of Douglas Sirk
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Imitations of Life: The Films of Douglas Sirk, December 23 - January 6. (more...)

BWW Review: BALLET MEMPHIS Brings Diversity and a Southern Sensibility to a Run at the Joyce
by Sondra Forsyth - Nov 2, 2015

In the wake of the media frenzy about African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, a recent article in The New York Times by Gia Kourlas applauds the fact that the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet are featuring black, Asian, Latino, and multiracial dancers 'where it matters most: Lincoln Center, home base to both companies'. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/18; SPAMALOT in Raleigh, Darren Criss in Costa Mesa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Raleigh, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an interview with Chita Rivera, SPAMALOT in North Carolina, and Darren Criss in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited Presents CHICAGO VOICES VIEW, Featuring Three Chicago Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Through the dynamic Chicago Voices initiative, Lyric Unlimited is partnering with graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to present Chicago Voices VIEW, an iconic photographic exhibition that opens December 2in three Chicago neighborhoods across the city.  (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Nov 16, 2016

There are fewer well-known tales of murderous ambition outside of William Shakespeare's "MACBETH." The first of Giuseppe Verdi's three Shakespearean operas, "MACBETH" is in many respects an ideal fusion that combines the genius of Shakespeare with the extravagance and artistic might of the opera. (more...)

BWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 14, 2015

How wonderful is it that a song can usher in all sorts of memories - perhaps of your first kiss, driving in a car along a dusty country road, or of people once-loved, still-loved, who are no longer a part of your life - to flood your mind, fill your heart and to transport you, as if by magic, to some earlier time? I love that feeling, which we in the theater are subject to far more often than regular folk, thanks to the music that underscores our dramatic lives and which allows everyone onstage, offstage, backstage - in whatever stage of life - to indulge in the play of 'make believe.' (more...)

Forbes Hails Blues Man as 'One of Music's Savviest Entrepreneurs'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Joe Walsh Announces Solo 'Walsh Tour' Dates in July & August
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Joe Walsh confirmed additional tour dates that will directly follow up his co-headline tour with Bad Company. (more...)

Hilariously Hateful Comic Bianca Del Rio to Stop at Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

She's back! The hilariously hateful comic known as Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) is launching the North American leg of her latest global standup tour. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2016
by - Mar 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Guitar Icon Joe Bonamassa Redefines Blues Rock with New Studio Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his brand-new studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures), out today, March 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ruthie Foster: Playing and Living the Blues
by Tory Gates - Mar 16, 2016

“I'd like to think I'm trying to keep that (blues) tradition going. Everything else came from it, whether that's blues or gospel. I'd like to see that reflecting everything I do and how I live, I think it's important to do that as a musician, and that's become more and more important to me, and more respectful when it comes to music.” (more...)

BWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season, Dawn of a New Decade
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 12, 2016

Looking over The Ensemble Theatre's upcoming 40th anniversary season, entitled Dawn of a New Decade, Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris could only think one thing. 'Wow, this entire season really has the woman's voice at the helm!' (more...)

Joan Belgrave to Bring Soulful Detroit Jazz to The Metropolitan Room on Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Joan Belgrave will bring a soulful Detroit jazz style to the Metropolitan Room on Today, July 23, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

ATG's Panter & Squire Top The Stage 100 for Seventh Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group's Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE have topped the The Stage 100 for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year following a landmark year of international acquisitions and production investment. The announcement makes Panter and Squire the most successful entrants ever on the exclusive list which is compiled annually by the UK industry's leading newspaper, which ranks the powerhouses of British theatre. (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

Guitar Icon Joe Bonamassa Redefines Blues Rock with New Studio Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his brand-new studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures), which will be released March 25, 2016. (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

Oran Etkin to Perform Pair of Family Concerts at Jewish Museum, 12/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The Jewish Museum will present Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo in two special concerts for families on Friday, December 25 at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Etkin will be presenting a new production, 'Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman in the Kingdom of Swing,' incorporating music from Etkin's new CD for adults, What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman, and playing it in a child-friendly way. Together with a full band, Etkin take kids on an adventure through the Kingdom of Swing, meeting King Oliver, Duke Ellington, and a little boy named Benny Goodman who grows up to become the King of Swing. Just as Benny Goodman was welcomed by the regal masters that came before him, children too are encouraged to express themselves and find their own voices in the Kingdom of Swing through this fun and interactive concert experience. (more...)

Oran Etkin to Perform Pair of Family Concerts at Jewish Museum, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2015

The Jewish Museum will present Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo in two special concerts for families today, December 25 at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Etkin will be presenting a new production, 'Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman in the Kingdom of Swing,' incorporating music from Etkin's new CD for adults, What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman, and playing it in a child-friendly way. Together with a full band, Etkin take kids on an adventure through the Kingdom of Swing, meeting King Oliver, Duke Ellington, and a little boy named Benny Goodman who grows up to become the King of Swing. Just as Benny Goodman was welcomed by the regal masters that came before him, children too are encouraged to express themselves and find their own voices in the Kingdom of Swing through this fun and interactive concert experience. (more...)

'British-Style' Broadway Club to Open at Renovated Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, ATG plans to open a 'British-style club above the Hudson Theatre after it relaunches the historic venue for Broadway use.' (more...)

Blues Guitar Phenom Makes It to Carnegie Hall After 34 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

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Breaking News: Ambassador Theater Group Will Renovate the Hudson Theatre for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

According to Variety, Broadway will be getting another theatre in the near future. The UK's Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns the recently renovated Lyric Theatre, will renovate the Hudson Theatre next. The venue, currently a part of the Millennium Hotel, will be turned back into a Broadway house. Currently used for various corporate events, the theatre hasn't been home to a Broadway show since 1968. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian Moayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Arian Moayed, who stars as 'Richard Saad' in THE HUMANS, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director), will open its spring season with their 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser, April 11, 2016. An intimate evening of music featuring the breathtaking vocals of Mykal Kilgore, most recently seen at CTH as Benny Raindrop in The Classical Theatre of Harlem's original musical, The First Noel at The Apollo Theater, and NBC's The Wiz Live. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's 2016 season is rounded out with its yearly free Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth in the summer, a new production of Fit For the Queen by renowned playwright Betty Shamieh, its ongoing monthly Reading Series, and the Apollo Theater mainstage production of The First Noel.  (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ronn Goswick has announced a Broadway Under the Stars special event, a one-night-only concert starring the original Dreamgirls - Independent Spirit Award-winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award-winner Loretta Devine, and Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday in conversation and song. The curtain will rise at 8pm on Sunday, July 10 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Additional performers will be announced soon.  (more...)

Disney Channel's THE OCTONAUTS Dive into First U.S. Theatre Tour
by TV - On the Road - Apr 26, 2016

Explore. Rescue. Protect! 'Octonauts' announced a brand new, action-packed and interactive theatre show for the very first time in the U.S. The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure (www.octonautsliveus.com) features brand new and fan favorite songs (more...)

MetroStage to Present BLACK PEARL SINGS! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production. (more...)

Joan Belgrave to Bring Soulful Detroit Jazz to The Metropolitan Room on 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Joan Belgrave will bring a soulful Detroit jazz style to the Metropolitan Room on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

MetroStage to Present BLACK PEARL SINGS! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production. (more...)

Broadway & TV Star Frenchie Davis Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, the inimitable Frenchie Davis makes her MA4 debut to share her powerful and dynamic vocal stylings. With musical direction by Nick Petrillo, The Frenchie Davis Experience will be an evening of pop and soul cabaret featuring innovative and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade. Tickets are $20-$40 and are available at www.ma4sd.com/shows. (more...)

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