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BWW Interview: Jennifer Cody Previews Her Fringe Show
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 8, 2014

Broadway regular Cody heads downtown to costar in 'Vestments of the Gods' and discusses the NY Fringe Festival show with its author and composer. (more...)

Fresh Beat Band Coming to Fox Theatre, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour and perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 9 at 5 p.m. The show will feature Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout performing the band's greatest hits including “Bananas,” “Here We Go” and a remixed version of “Great Day,” plus new songs including the pop classic, “Walk Like An Egyptian.” Tickets range from $30-$40 and are on sale this Friday, August 8 at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, Margaret Randall and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many events like Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, Margaret Randall with About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems, Lois Rudnick with Intimate Memories, and more. There are also events for children, like BOA - Big on Animals!, Carolyn Meyer with Victoria Rebels and more. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band Launches Live Tour This December
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, comes to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:30PM (more...)

L'OREAL USA Professional Products Division is Changing the Face of the Professional Salon Industry
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ L'OREAL USA Professional Products Division prestigious portfolio of brands including: L'Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase, Redken, Matrix, Pureology, Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Mizani and Essie Professional, announced its collaboration with StyleSeat, the web and mobile destination that gives salons and stylists a suite of integrated digital tools to run, manage and grow their business. Understanding that by 2017, the internet will influence 60% of all retail purchases, L'OREAL USA Professional Products Division created this custom program to support their network of salon owners and stylists, through every stage of their careers. (more...)

HELLO KITTY Shows Anything is Possible if One Just Imagines in Original Graphic Novel Release from Perfect Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, invites readers of all ages to tap their creative sides for some whimsical new graphic novel adventures with the release of HELLO KITTY: JUST IMAGINE, available now. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Share Your Greatest Gaming Moments and Win on Pwnit!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Pwnit! (http://www.pwnit.com), the greatest online video sharing platform for gamers, is excited to debut a new video that shows players how to participate and win. Starring industry veteran and popular Nerdist.com host, Jessica Chobot, the video gives gamers a more in-depth look into the new social platform while providing tips. Jessica demonstrates how easy it is for players to submit their favorite video game clips to Pwnit! Ladders (weekly contests), vote on videos from players around the world, and win big prizes. (more...)

Out Now- 'Days With You' by Snakehips, Featuring Sinead Harnett)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Offering up one of the finest collaborations of the year so far, Snakehips demonstrate how they are quickly rising above and beyond the burgeoning realm of electronica, with their latest single 'Days With You'. The track, featuring Rudimental & Disclosure vocalist Sinead Harnett, is out now on emerging independent record label, Hoffman West. (more...)

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer team up to perform a program of largely original music that crosses traditional boundaries (more...)

Augustin Hadelich Returns to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to Kick Off 70th Anniversary Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Season 70, its 70th Anniversary season, with a celebratory performance at 8:00pm on Saturday September 20 at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence. Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF – now in his 19thseason with the Orchestra – welcomes back violinist AUGUSTIN HADELICH for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, in a thrilling and diverse program including R. Strauss's Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony and Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Resident Conductor FRANCISCO NOYA presents an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7:00?7:25 p.m. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. An Open Rehearsal takes place Friday September 19 at 5:30, with seats at $15, facilities fee included (Internet fee may apply). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS' Umbrella Soars at Playhouse
by Joseph Baker - Aug 25, 2014

The lessons of MARY POPPINS are made more palatable by those spoonfuls of sugar. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Bobby McFerrin, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm. Best known for the global number one hit 'Don't Worry Be Happy,' Mr. McFerrin is a percussive, improvisational genius who has stirred audiences through the years with the sounds of the voice box, fusing into his work dozens of different languages and cultures from all over the world. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $36-$60 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Klingande to Play The Crocodile, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Klingande will perform at The Crocodile on October 26, 2014 at 9:00PM. (more...)

Nico & Vinz's First U.S. Album 'Black Star Elephant' Out 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Afro-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz' will release their first U.S. album Black Star Elephant on September 16th on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents 6th Season, Featuring MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, ROSSINI IN PARIS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Selected for inclusion in WQXR's Salute The ARts Initiative, a program that profiles 36 small cultural non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitan area, we are honored to have earned a place on WQXR's roster. It is with joy and exhilaration that we share our upcoming roster and events with you. (more...)

Delta Spirit Comes to the Fox Theatre, 10/18; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

97.3 KBCO, Channel 93.3 and Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Delta Spirit with Sacco at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. (more...)

Songwriting with Kevin Briody Begins 9/18 at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

It's adult ed with a new kind of beat at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Emmy Award-winning songwriter/performer Kevin Briody teaches Songwriting on Thursdays for eight weeks - September 18 to November 6 -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. in The Ridgefield Playhouse Rehearsal Studio. The syllabus includes how to structure ideas, develop Melody, lyrics and instrumentation and record a song! This class is part of the Hamlet Hub A Whole New You Series. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

Pwnit.com Partners with Team NINJA'S "The Road to TFC"
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Pwnit! (http://www.pwnit.com) the new online video sharing platform for gamers, has joined forces with Team NINJA and KOEI TECMO AMERICA to officially sponsor two Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate finalists on their road to the East Coast's premier fighting game tournament, The Fall Classic (TFC). Pwnit!'s support of the tournament creates two official regional qualifiers at the third annual GUTS, taking place September 19-21, and inaugural Cali Crush, taking place September 13, 2014. (more...)

Zongo Junction's Hard-Grooving Afrobeat Trip Heads to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Every journey, they say, begins with a single step. For Zongo Junction, that first footfall came in the Bay Area, when drummer and West African music explorer Charles Ferguson was young. (more...)

Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Singer, actor, author, and playwright Storm Large is a unique talent whose charms and remarkable voice are quickly creating a buzz within the performing arts world. As the singer in the band Pink Martini, a finalist in the reality show Rock Star Supernova, and as a critically acclaimed performer, Storm Large has taken her voice from rock clubs along the west coast to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing with The Detroit Symphony. (more...)

Leju Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leju Holdings Limited ('Leju' or the 'Company') (NYSE: LEJU), a leading online-to-offline ('O2O') real estate services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014. (more...)

Jesse JP Johnson to Celebrate GINGER LOVE Release at The Bitter End, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On September 8th, Jesse JP Johnson will celebrate the release of his new EP, 'Ginger Love' with a concert at The Bitter End. The 9:30pm concert will feature songs from the EP as well as additional original material and covers. Back ups by Ryah Nixon (BEACHES, 9 to 5) and Melody Davi (42nd STREET NAT TOUR, Head Trainer/Instructor- Body Conceptions by Mahri) and special guest performance by Alison Luff (GHOST, WICKED). (more...)

'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)


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Jukebox the Ghost Announces New LP Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Brooklyn based Jukebox the Ghost is thrilled to announce the October 21st release of their self-titled fourth LP via their longtime label Yep Roc Records. (more...)

Johnny Marr Reveals New Single & Music Video For 'Easy Money'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr has released 'Easy Money' - the first single from his upcoming album Playland due out October 7 via Warner Music Group. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/18/2014
by - Aug 18, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/18/2014. (more...)

Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser Blend Latin, Brazilian & Jazz on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Accidents can happen—and sometimes they bring good things. When Brazilian singer Glaucia Nasser appeared at a concert at WDNA's Jazz Gallery in Miami, she had no idea that a chance meeting there would change her life. (more...)

POE, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce the 2014 fall schedule of events at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage and The Unicorn Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase to members and passholders on August 15 and to the general public on August 19. (more...)

National Acrobats of China, Robert Earl Keen, JEKYLL & HYDE and More Set for Spencer Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Spencer Theater Fall-Winter Season 2014-15: There's something for everyone in the 18-show line-up, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, non-profit performance hall located 12 miles north of the mountain resort community of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Evening shows throughout the Fall-Winter-Spring season begin at 7 p.m., with dinner buffets ($20) in the Crystal Lobby starting at 5 p.m. (more...)

Grecco Buratto Releases Debut Album 'Essas Coisas Todas' Inbox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Grecco Buratto is a Brazilian-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, and Latin Grammy® Award-nominated producer. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 66th Season with BAD JEWS, Begin. 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Gallery Players opens its 66th season on Sept. 6 with the Ohio premiere production of Joshua Harmon's play, Bad Jews, in the Roth-Resler Theater at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Columbus. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens Its 2014 - 2015 Season with HEART & BREATH, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's "wildly imaginative" (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

StyleSeat Introduces Redesigned App with New Features as Mobile Bookings Grow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ StyleSeat, the largest and fastest growing online marketplace for beauty and wellness services, today launched a redesigned mobile app that includes a number of exciting new features that make it even easier to find and book beauty professionals, especially for last minute appointments. In just eight months since the company launched its app for clients, mobile bookings have grown to account for more than 60% of all beauty appointments booked on StyleSeat. (more...)

Cinedigm Inks Deal for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Documentary Film Collection
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced today they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the award-winning Moriah Films' documentary film collection (more...)

ABC Family Greenlights Fourth Season of SWITCHED AT BIRTH
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

ABC Family today announced the network has picked up a fourth season of its hit original drama series “Switched at Birth.” (more...)

Rachael Sage to Release New Studio Album 'Blue Roses' 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Rachael Sage announces the release of her new studio album, Blue Roses, out November 4, 2014 on MPress Records. (more...)

Bergen County's 'Bring the Family to the Opera' Program to Begin 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Introducing children and the extended family to live and complete performances of grand opera, as the composer intended, is a priority of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Bring the Family to the Opera program. On September 11, 2014, the program launches its special ticket offers for children, senior citizens, and individuals to see and enjoy the new production La Bohème on Sunday, October 19 and 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

New Zealand's BAD BLOCKS Premiere Debut Single 'Turning,' New EP 'Circulate' Out 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bad Blocks are a young two-piece from New Zealand, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Their music is a subtle and ingenious mix of electronic dream pop, ambient, and EDM — think SBTRKT and The Weeknd combined with William Basinski and Jon Hopkins. (more...)

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

After sold-out shows at Lincoln Center and around the world this past season, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns this fall with an extraordinary new musical experience. The company's Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra will play at Carnegie Hall on October 11, in a performance combining the exquisite beauty of Chinese melodies with the grandeur of a Western symphony orchestra. (more...)

Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band to Play Theater at Madison Square Garden, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, head back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour Nov. 5-Feb. 15. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live presented by Nickelodeon will travel to nearly 40 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and more. Their stop in New York City will include four performances at Madison Square Garden from January 17-18. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This modern romantic drama, the first Spanish-language work WNO has presented in a decade, is inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello revisits her world premiere production with members of her original creative team to present a fresh take on this contemporary classic. Conductor Carolyn Kuan leads the WNO Orchestra in her WNO debut. (more...)

O BABY MINE: SING A SONG OF SHAKESPEARE' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

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Tickets to The Fresh Beat Band at Benedum Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, head back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour November 5, 2014 - February 15, 2015. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live presented by Nickelodeon will travel to nearly 40 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and more. The show will feature Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout performing the band's greatest hits including 'Bananas,' 'Here We Go' and a remixed version of 'Great Day,' plus new songs including the pop classic, 'Walk Like An Egyptian.' (more...)

Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood in "Those Were the Days, A Music Celebration of the '60s on Friday September 26th at 9:30pm. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/11/2014
by - Aug 11, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/11/2014. (more...)

Sales Of New Kris Allen Album, 'Horizons' To Benefit Music Empowers Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ American Idol Winner and singer/songwriter Kris Allen and the Music Empowers Foundation announced today that a portion of the proceeds from each sale of his newest album, 'Horizons' will be given to the Music Empowers Foundation. 'Horizons' is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (more...)

Phil Dirt & The Dozers Set for Benefit Concert for The Hershey Community Chorus, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

The Hershey Community Chorus presents Phil Dirt & The Dozers in concert on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 3:00 pm in the Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 2701 N Third Street, Harrisburg. Admission to this ultimate musical journey back in time to the 50's, 60's and 70's is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. (more...)

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